Neoseeker : News : Wii U sales only hit 2.41M units across nine months, dampening profit
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canderson Jan 29, 14
That's pretty damn disastrous. The product is simply unappealing. I do have to agree with Iwata mentioning that further price cuts won't be effective.

He's right. Dropping this console below $200 will probably boost sales by just a minor amount for a month or two, but that won't do shit in the long term. It's foolish to cut the price even further.
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Auron32 Jan 29, 14
i want but a few games on this system, about 4-5 to be exact, but im not shelling out my hard earned money for a system that is NOT next gen (dont defend it), has a mere fraction of the games that other systems of similar specs have.

more importantly, the consoles that are actually next gen are out and cost a bit more but have far more games/will have games that i want.
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Gotenks Jan 29, 14
Can't say that I am that surprised that it has sold so little. To be fair, I expected the numbers to be lower than 2.41M units.
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THM Jan 29, 14
So, when is the next gen Wii U coming out?
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ims2golfer Jan 29, 14
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So, when is the next gen Wii U coming out?
7 years
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ZombiiTech Jan 29, 14
After the big price drops in Wii U, I found myself getting one; and in all honesty, I really like the console, but there are at least three big glaring issues that Nintendo needs to address that I believe would make it a phenomenal seller.

1. Obviously, more third-party support. Speculating the big issue is that Nintendo probably wants devs to make each game "unique" to utilize all the little functions and gadgets of the Wii U (which honestly would be cool, granted)... but problem is, game development in this day and age is pretty much like a production/assembly line... they code it for one system and then just port it... a lot of devs probably wouldn't be too keen on having to go back and rewrite specific just for the Wii U -- especially when they already make a killing on sales between Playstation, PC, and Xbox.

2. Accessory support. Nintendo could easily allow people to use the Wii U game-pad to actually control the backward-compatible Wii games (can view them, but not actually control them), as well as make the older Wii accessories (Wii Motes and Wii Nunchuks) compatible with controlling newer Wii U titles... but they don't. So in order to actually take advantage of the "backward compatibility" and to be ready in case you actually have four local players, after purchasing the Wii U, one would then have to purchase seperately 4 Wii Motes, 4 Nunchuks, 4 Wii gamepad controllers (if they wanted to use them), and then to support other players for Wii U specific titles, one would also have to purchase 3 extra Wii Pro-Controllers (or whatever it is the Wii U gamepads without a screen are called). Do the math, it's almost the price of a whole other system/console.

3. Some sort of reward system similar to the PS3 Trophies and the XBL Achievements. Yeah, there's the Wiiverse and being able to post "Hey, cool, I did this" as a note... but to go along with that, maybe a "medal" system, or "badge" system... something to let a person feel rewarded. Typically a Wii U game has to be pretty epic for me to not feel kind of jipped to never get any trophies or achievements while I play... like when I play Epic Mickey 2 or Lego City: Undercover... can get so into the game I don't really think too much about it... but some of the not-so-deep or not-so-intense games, really leave me wishing there was an award system!

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Auron32 Jan 30, 14
i agree with all 3 points you made, there really arent enough games to warrant me buying this system, granted i dont have the other two new systems for similar reasons, but they've only been out for months, not years...

the acceossory issue, your kidding me right? the old Wii ones dont work on the new system, thats not backwards compatible really.

and the trophies/acheivements systems, love and hate relationship. if done right theyre nice to have, like ones for maxing your characters level or equipment for example.
ones that require luck? no those are bad and who ever made them should be punched in the middle in the face... hard.
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