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And due to a lack of software and increasingly outdated tech, Wii sales have positively floundered. Analysts have noted that, compared to last June, Wii software sales dipped a stunning 75%, and monthly sales of the system itself are routinely eclipsed by Microsoft's Xbox 360. Based on the rest of 2011's Wii lineup -- highlighted by The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, a new Kirby game and very little else - sales are likely going to keep dropping until the company releases their next hopeful hit, the Wii U.

In other words, 2011 isn't going to be easy.

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I hope Wii U breathes some life back into the company. For what its worth, my son hasn't mentioned a Wii game in forever, and he originally wanted a 3DS but decided against it and just took the new pokemon White version instead.

EDIT: First news article, let me know if anything needs correcting!
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post #2 of 71
The Wii U doesn't look that great honestly. Nintendo never really had a serious scene on mainstream "mature" gaming, or so they call it.
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I think that not only is Nintendo long past its glory days of the N64 (and arguably the GBC and GBA as well), but it's pretty lost on what to do now.

IMO, in terms of console gaming, Microsoft is leading the pack, with Sony chasing after it, and Nintendo is sitting off to the sideline playing along with itself in its own merry world. A world that is slowly losing its color and charm.
    
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post #4 of 71
They made plenty of money this gen , im sure next gen will be great but not as good as the wii was. I still cant wait for super mario galaxy 3 wink.gif
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Would be nice if they made a console for a change and not a weight loss system :/
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I think what's happened is that the Wii is at the point where the hardware performance is a little unacceptable. The games don't look as good as the 360 and PS3 (which don't really have good graphics by today's standards anyways), and so it's probably harder for a buyer to shell out the cash for a not-so pretty game. It's either that or the wii's gameplay mechanism has lost its novelty to the point where it might as well just have a gamepad because people aren't going to care either way.

Nintendo does have a reputation for making really good single player games, though. If they can make that the focus of the Wii U - really solid single player and local multiplayer (split screen, etc), a vast increase in more mature games and hardcore games, as well as not let a bunch of shovelware onto their console, then I think people will show more interest in nintendo's products.

Nintendo should take their eyes off features for a moment and concentrate on having a good library.
Edited by PsikyoJebus - 7/21/11 at 1:47am
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Well yeah, the market for the wii is pretty much saturated at this point. Most people who want and can afford one, have one already.
    
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Wii U will fail also, for the sole reason that the wii u does not have a online infrastructure like xbox live or PSN, instead they are going to try and make the developers do it.
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part of me has said we've all outgrown nintendo (i'm only 16 and i'm kinda out of love with it) but i can go back and play some NES, SNES, N64 and even as recent as gamecube games and they're still great. Sure, the wii has it's few hits (mario, zelda, metroid, smash bros, same old same old) but other than that the games are mostly junk, the wii remote is super low tech and you can pull off better visuals on a PHONE game these days,which is what the kids are into.

i see less and less little kids play DS games and more and more borrowing their mom's iphone or their grandpa's ipad to play angry birds and such. kids would rather play doofy little $.99 phone games than play doofy 50 dollar wii games. it makes me sad that the kids of this generation dont get to really experience great games that are good for kids and adults alike. it seems like most games today can only target a specific audience and not gamers as a whole. nintendo has said that their goal was to appeal to both hardcore and casual, but right now they're not really appealing to anyone.
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Like... Just imagine a gory samurai game on the new Wii U. Or a revised Hellgate London. Mehehehe, now that would be AWESOME.
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