Is Anyone Checking For Wii U

Monizzle14Monizzle14 Posts: 10,581 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited October 2012 in The Arcade
I dunno if its just me but this Wii U bullshit seems like one big ass gimmick. I think initially it will have allot of hype and stores will sell out quick. But i think after 6 to 8 months aint nobody really gunna be checking for it. The Wii went ham last gen and had a demand for around 2 years where stores were sold out or had a low count.

But i think as the video game market has seemed to die down slightly the past for years (as people get more hype over smart phones and tablets) The Wii U just wont be anything special.
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  • Monizzle14Monizzle14 Posts: 10,581 ✭✭✭✭✭
    moedays wrote: »
    I got 3 kids, so yeah I'm prolly getting 1.

    @moedays is this system poppin with the kids as much as the 3DS was cause hella kids around my church were copping that

  • s_a_m_r_i_os_a_m_r_i_o Posts: 2,067 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • SionSion Moderator, AHH Content Producer, AHH Editor Posts: 19,740 Regulator
    Monizzle14 wrote: »
    I dunno if its just me but this Wii U bullshit seems like one big ass gimmick. I think initially it will have allot of hype and stores will sell out quick. But i think after 6 to 8 months aint nobody really gunna be checking for it. The Wii went ham last gen and had a demand for around 2 years where stores were sold out or had a low count.

    But i think as the video game market has seemed to die down slightly the past for years (as people get more hype over smart phones and tablets) The Wii U just wont be anything special.

    The bolded is why I don't think it'll sell as well. Iuno tech companies all over are feeling the pinch not just video games - Dell's numbers dropped, RIM, HP for the very first time took a huge loss, Sony is taking a beating just recently we saw Google see a big drop in earnings too (I think Apple is next :( to feel it). I think w/ Europe (as well as Japan) being in the shitter it's one of Nintendo's biggest markets and it's gonna affect their sales. I could be wrong but I think the Wii U may not sell as good this time around. I think it'll be a hit but I don't see it outselling the original Wii.

    But shit who knows.... if only I had a crystal ball LOL
  • Monizzle14Monizzle14 Posts: 10,581 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sion. wrote: »
    Monizzle14 wrote: »
    I dunno if its just me but this Wii U bullshit seems like one big ass gimmick. I think initially it will have allot of hype and stores will sell out quick. But i think after 6 to 8 months aint nobody really gunna be checking for it. The Wii went ham last gen and had a demand for around 2 years where stores were sold out or had a low count.

    But i think as the video game market has seemed to die down slightly the past for years (as people get more hype over smart phones and tablets) The Wii U just wont be anything special.

    The bolded is why I don't think it'll sell as well. Iuno tech companies all over are feeling the pinch not just video games - Dell's numbers dropped, RIM, HP for the very first time took a huge loss, Sony is taking a beating just recently we saw Google see a big drop in earnings too (I think Apple is next :( to feel it). I think w/ Europe (as well as Japan) being in the shitter it's one of Nintendo's biggest markets and it's gonna affect their sales. I could be wrong but I think the Wii U may not sell as good this time around. I think it'll be a hit but I don't see it outselling the original Wii.

    But shit who knows.... if only I had a crystal ball LOL

    its cray how Sony's fate depends on the playstation brand after apple eithered the discman, LG and Samsung bodied sony's control of the TV market post HD era, and the music industry is sinking lower. Same shit with dell falling off with the customer service/people shifting toward tablets, and now the video game indutry really being reduced to a yearly map update of call of duty a few decent advernture games and the majority of older gamers just playing 2K or the ea sports games.

  • VulcanRavenVulcanRaven Quote the... MarylandPosts: 13,208 ✭✭✭✭✭
    When they release Zelda, Donkey Kong, Metroid and Star Fox I will cop.I agree about the gimmick aspect though.
    genocidecutter
  • VulcanRavenVulcanRaven Quote the... MarylandPosts: 13,208 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Monizzle14 wrote: »
    Sion. wrote: »
    Monizzle14 wrote: »
    I dunno if its just me but this Wii U bullshit seems like one big ass gimmick. I think initially it will have allot of hype and stores will sell out quick. But i think after 6 to 8 months aint nobody really gunna be checking for it. The Wii went ham last gen and had a demand for around 2 years where stores were sold out or had a low count.

    But i think as the video game market has seemed to die down slightly the past for years (as people get more hype over smart phones and tablets) The Wii U just wont be anything special.

    The bolded is why I don't think it'll sell as well. Iuno tech companies all over are feeling the pinch not just video games - Dell's numbers dropped, RIM, HP for the very first time took a huge loss, Sony is taking a beating just recently we saw Google see a big drop in earnings too (I think Apple is next :( to feel it). I think w/ Europe (as well as Japan) being in the shitter it's one of Nintendo's biggest markets and it's gonna affect their sales. I could be wrong but I think the Wii U may not sell as good this time around. I think it'll be a hit but I don't see it outselling the original Wii.

    But shit who knows.... if only I had a crystal ball LOL

    its cray how Sony's fate depends on the playstation brand after apple eithered the discman, LG and Samsung bodied sony's control of the TV market post HD era, and the music industry is sinking lower. Same shit with dell falling off with the customer service/people shifting toward tablets, and now the video game indutry really being reduced to a yearly map update of call of duty a few decent advernture games and the majority of older gamers just playing 2K or the ea sports games.
    I think it depends more on movies. Columbia be bringing in the dough.
  • vagrant-718vagrant-718 Posts: 1,993 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think it will be fine for the first year since it will have the same games as ps3/360. then when ps4/720 comes out it'll be irrelevant as far as 3rd party goes
  • Monizzle14Monizzle14 Posts: 10,581 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think it will be fine for the first year since it will have the same games as ps3/360. then when ps4/720 comes out it'll be irrelevant as far as 3rd party goes

    but the first year of any console is the worse game wise. i mean the fifa game is coming with less things than 360 and ps3. Also allot of the newer games have glitches or lack of depth because it takes time for developers to get used to making games for an new system.

  • joshuaboyjoshuaboy Posts: 10,805 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It's dropping on my birthday so someone might buy it for me. Always wanted a Wii in HD
  • blackkevblaziniblackkevblazini Posts: 1,235 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Monizzle14 wrote: »
    I dunno if its just me but this Wii U bullshit seems like one big ass gimmick. I think initially it will have allot of hype and stores will sell out quick. But i think after 6 to 8 months aint nobody really gunna be checking for it. The Wii went ham last gen and had a demand for around 2 years where stores were sold out or had a low count.

    But i think as the video game market has seemed to die down slightly the past for years (as people get more hype over smart phones and tablets) The Wii U just wont be anything special.

    WACK.

    Niggas said the same shit about the Wii, and Sony or M$ still ain't nowhere near scratching the number of them shits sold.

    And I admit the Wii had it's wack tendencies, but it's a lot of gold on that system if you willing to look for it.

    focus
  • Monizzle14Monizzle14 Posts: 10,581 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Monizzle14 wrote: »
    I dunno if its just me but this Wii U bullshit seems like one big ass gimmick. I think initially it will have allot of hype and stores will sell out quick. But i think after 6 to 8 months aint nobody really gunna be checking for it. The Wii went ham last gen and had a demand for around 2 years where stores were sold out or had a low count.

    But i think as the video game market has seemed to die down slightly the past for years (as people get more hype over smart phones and tablets) The Wii U just wont be anything special.

    WACK.

    Niggas said the same shit about the Wii, and Sony or M$ still ain't nowhere near scratching the number of them shits sold.

    And I admit the Wii had it's wack tendencies, but it's a lot of gold on that system if you willing to look for it.

    the first wii changed the game this wii u aint changing shit. Just like sony struggled to get a considerable fanbase to hop on the ps3 fanbase cause they loved ps2 so much the wii u wont be able to capture allot of the og wii fanbase. Remember the first wii chipped into markets like senior homes and casual gamers because of its simple and fresh control. This fucking tablet ass bullshit will have hardcore gamers and opinion leaders copping this. However it will not be able to fully capture the large casual gamer's to cop another console.

    side note: i hate beating the dead drum but allot of the market for what was the trendy wii back a half decade ago is now shifted over to smartphones tablets and other shit. For casual gamers those i pad and smartphone games are a better alternative than a hand held or home video game console.

    VulcanRaven
  • DNB1DNB1 <<wont fuck around wit the fuck arounds Posts: 11,846 ✭✭✭✭✭
    moedays wrote: »
    moedays wrote: »
    I got 3 kids, so yeah I'm prolly getting 1.

    Christmas is coming so...*shrugs....however i got the first WII on release date and as t/s stated after 6 - 8 months it stopped getting used...I seen it advertised and looks ok...I like how you can just switch to the handheld midway through a game....but them controllers gonna be expensive as fuck....can imagin spending over £100 just for enough controllers for the fam...

    still thinking on it...
  • moedaysmoedays Posts: 1,503
    Monizzle14 wrote: »
    moedays wrote: »
    I got 3 kids, so yeah I'm prolly getting 1.

    @moedays is this system poppin with the kids as much as the 3DS was cause hella kids around my church were copping that



    Doesn't seem like it has the buzz the Wii had, my kids won't leave me the hell alone about it.
  • moedaysmoedays Posts: 1,503
    The Wii's problem was no quality 3rd party games or to few quality 3rd party games.
  • CeLLaR-DooRCeLLaR-DooR Posts: 10,460 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Will get it for Mario Kart...Zelda...Metroid...SSB...Super Mario etc
  • SionSion Moderator, AHH Content Producer, AHH Editor Posts: 19,740 Regulator
    edited October 2012
    Sion. wrote: »
    Monizzle14 wrote: »
    I dunno if its just me but this Wii U bullshit seems like one big ass gimmick. I think initially it will have allot of hype and stores will sell out quick. But i think after 6 to 8 months aint nobody really gunna be checking for it. The Wii went ham last gen and had a demand for around 2 years where stores were sold out or had a low count.

    But i think as the video game market has seemed to die down slightly the past for years (as people get more hype over smart phones and tablets) The Wii U just wont be anything special.

    The bolded is why I don't think it'll sell as well. Iuno tech companies all over are feeling the pinch not just video games - Dell's numbers dropped, RIM, HP for the very first time took a huge loss, Sony is taking a beating just recently we saw Google see a big drop in earnings too (I think Apple is next :( to feel it). I think w/ Europe (as well as Japan) being in the shitter it's one of Nintendo's biggest markets and it's gonna affect their sales. I could be wrong but I think the Wii U may not sell as good this time around. I think it'll be a hit but I don't see it outselling the original Wii.

    But shit who knows.... if only I had a crystal ball LOL

    Called it.... and btw I've been saying this since August.....

    http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-24/nintendo-shares-fall-after-cutting-profit-forecast-osaka-mover

    Nintendo Co., the world’s largest maker of video-game machines, fell to the lowest level in a month in Osaka trading after cutting its profit forecast because of lower demand for its handheld players and a strong yen.

    Demand for 3DS handheld players slumped and a stronger yen eroded earnings from overseas sales of titles such as “New Super Mario Bros. 2.” Nintendo, Sony Corp. (6758) and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), the world’s three biggest video-game console makers, face increasing competition from devices including Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s iPhone and iPad, which are capable of downloading and playing games, some for free.

    “The revision deters investors in the short term, as the 3DS is not attracting buyers,” said Makoto Sengoku, a Tokyo- based market analyst at Tokai Tokyo Securities Co. “Games for smartphones and tablet devices are becoming better and better.”

    Annual sales of Nintendo’s flagship 3DS, introduced last year, will be 17.5 million units, 5.4 percent lower than previously estimated, the company said in a statement yesterday. Nintendo also lowered its forecast for 3DS software sales by 4.1 percent and said it will sell its new Wii U home gaming machine at a loss.


  • SionSion Moderator, AHH Content Producer, AHH Editor Posts: 19,740 Regulator
    Something to note.... technology companies all over the world are feeling the pinch. Europe and Japan are still very weak right now. And for a lot of these companies, a good chunk of their businesses are over there. It aint just Nintendo - Dell, Google, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Sony, RIM, Nokia, Motorola, Facebook, etc. All these companies are feelin it (HP felt it the most they lost something like $5 billion dollars LOL). Apple is next.
  • Monizzle14Monizzle14 Posts: 10,581 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Sion good shit with the info and damn shit getting tough out here. Its crazy though because im a 90's baby born in 1990 and my whole life my age group waiting in line for consoles. Things were up and the console and tech markets were reaching peaks. Regardless of what class you were in people had nintendo, sega, sony and microsoft consoles within the first few months. But things are changing both for consumers and the economics in the regions making the consoles.
  • CeLLaR-DooRCeLLaR-DooR Posts: 10,460 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Monizzle14 wrote: »
    @Sion good shit with the info and damn shit getting tough out here. Its crazy though because im a 90's baby born in 1990 and my whole life my age group waiting in line for consoles. Things were up and the console and tech markets were reaching peaks. Regardless of what class you were in people had nintendo, sega, sony and microsoft consoles within the first few months. But things are changing both for consumers and the economics in the regions making the consoles.

    yeah CS don't matter how broke niggas were, we all had a console within a year of its release...
  • SionSion Moderator, AHH Content Producer, AHH Editor Posts: 19,740 Regulator
    Monizzle14 wrote: »
    @Sion good shit with the info and damn shit getting tough out here. Its crazy though because im a 90's baby born in 1990 and my whole life my age group waiting in line for consoles. Things were up and the console and tech markets were reaching peaks. Regardless of what class you were in people had nintendo, sega, sony and microsoft consoles within the first few months. But things are changing both for consumers and the economics in the regions making the consoles.

    It's crazy how the world changes, hopefully in Nintendo's case people still line up outside to cop LOLOL. Man those are some good memories I remember when I first got the playstation, niggas in my neighborhood didn't know what it was LOL, I had the SNES, NES, Genesis, Gameboy, Playstation back in 96 and it was a magnificent time for gaming. I will gladly buy all 3 this gen too.
  • Monizzle14Monizzle14 Posts: 10,581 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I peeped the Wii U at gamestop today and the tablet control actually fit my hand better than i thought. At the same time there was no demos so i didnt get to try a game. At the time it don't seem like anything worth copping tho. The HD looks crisp but to me not worth $300 to basically get an HD wii. Another thing imo is i would rather use a fucking real xbox or ps3 controller instead of a tablet or the planned "gaming controller" that looks like an xbox controller knockoff.
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