Neoseeker : News : Nintendo sees red again as Wii U sales hit 2.72M over 12 months
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tekmosis May 7, 14
Didn't Iwata promise to bring sales back up? When is Nintendo's board of directors going to shape up and hand him his pink slip? We're just gonna hear "Please understand" from him again as usual.
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Xperious May 7, 14
Kinda getting hard for me to defend you Nintendo...
Release some games already!
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bbb7002004 May 7, 14
Apparently they spent 100 million of that on some mysterious tech acquisition.

Plus, now we know why they announced Pokemon today!
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Huntereb May 7, 14
Stop making your shit attractive only to kiddies. For some reason Nintendo can't get this through their *bleep*ing heads.
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DedValve May 7, 14
quote Huntereb
Stop making your shit attractive only to kiddies. For some reason Nintendo can't get this through their *bleep*ing heads.

It's not that it's releasing an underpowered console long after they abandoned the wii and then their release cycle not being backed by third parties means in terms of meaningful games

Mario 3dworld > months of nothing > dkc> months of no release > mk8> months of no release > fall lineup

It's absurd. Makes me semi regret buying a wiiu at $200 but I knew full well what I was getting into. A handful of wiiu exclusives and some wii games that I missed (mainly metroid prime trilogy and smg2)
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Huntereb May 7, 14
quote DedValve
It's not that it's releasing an underpowered console long after they abandoned the wii and then their release cycle not being backed by third parties means in terms of meaningful games
Right, the under-powered system issue is a huge let down for people.

Still sticking with my idea, though. I don't know a single person at my school with a Wii U, and when I ask why, they say it's because "It's a kids console", or "It has bad graphics".
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canderson May 7, 14
quote tekmosis
Didn't Iwata promise to bring sales back up? When is Nintendo's board of directors going to shape up and hand him his pink slip? We're just gonna hear "Please understand" from him again as usual.
This June is when the election takes place. There's a chance he'll be out by that time, if the majority decides not to re-elect him.

Also seeing that they expect ONLY 3 million for the entire fiscal year(now til March 2015) shows that they don't have much planned for the console.

Edir: It's crazy to see 3DS declining as well.
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tekmosis May 7, 14
Where can I vote?
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canderson May 7, 14
quote tekmosis
Where can I vote?
You're not one of the company's investors, I'm afraid.

Unfortunately, I expect him to remain in his position for another year. -_-
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Slash May 7, 14
It's fine. Nintendo has an unlimited supply of money.


quote canderson
Edir: It's crazy to see 3DS declining as well.
Why spend $100-$200 on a handheld when you can play games on your phone! The games are also cheaper! =o
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canderson May 7, 14
Slash, yeah I know. I just didn't realize that handhelds in general were declining ridiculously quick, mainly due to mobile.
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Zombie_Barioth May 7, 14
quote Huntereb
quote DedValve
It's not that it's releasing an underpowered console long after they abandoned the wii and then their release cycle not being backed by third parties means in terms of meaningful games
Right, the under-powered system issue is a huge let down for people.

Still sticking with my idea, though. I don't know a single person at my school with a Wii U, and when I ask why, they say it's because "It's a kids console", or "It has bad graphics".
I wouldn't base things entirely on what you hear in high school, you'll get the same sort of responses for anything thats popular at the moment. People just go by what they hear, especially what their friends say and do, a lot of the time they parrot what they think they're supposed to say not what they actually think.

The average gamer being in their 30's kinda kills it, not to mention the majority of Pokemon's sales are from college-age people, so there goes the kiddie image right there. I'd say that image is the least of their problems.
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Huntereb May 7, 14
quote Zombie_Barioth
I wouldn't base things entirely on what you hear in high school, you'll get the same sort of responses for anything thats popular at the moment. People just go by what they hear, especially what their friends say and do, a lot of the time they parrot what they think they're supposed to say not what they actually think.
Exactly my point. Nintendo isn't doing enough to make their consoles not look like children's toys, so everyone thinks it's out of their age group and won't be planning on buying.

quote Zombie_Barioth
The average gamer being in their 30's kinda kills it, not to mention the majority of Pokemon's sales are from college-age people, so there goes the kiddie image right there. I'd say that image is the least of their problems.[/color]
That's the 3DS's case, which is almost completely irrelevant to the Wii U.
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Unknown Warrior May 7, 14
They seem to be banking a lot on the success of Mario Kart and Smash Bros. Not totally unfounded, I guess, they are two of their best-selling franchises. But then again, so are Mario 3D platformers and SM3DW failed to pick up steam as well.
Best of luck, Nintendo.
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