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The future doesn't look much better for the Wii U. The next gens are right around the corner.

The Wii's gimmick, motion control, was a hit and what drove sales. The Wii Us gimmick, tablet controller, is flopping.

I think the people saying Wii U sales are going to be driven by exclusive titles are right. However, that means it won't sell as well as the Wii did. The Gamecube is a better comparison.
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The party games that Nintendo made that I think comes with the Wii U are really fun! The tablet works well with those games.
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The controller is lame and awkward to hold...I don't think little kids want to use mom and dad's tablet as a controller.
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Originally Posted by Aaron_Henderson View Post

The controller is lame and awkward to hold...I don't think little kids want to use mom and dad's tablet as a controller.

I've held and used the controller... I found it extremely comfortable. How is it awkward?
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post #15 of 71
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Originally Posted by erunion View Post

The future doesn't look much better for the Wii U. The next gens are right around the corner.

The Wii's gimmick, motion control, was a hit and what drove sales. The Wii Us gimmick, tablet controller, is flopping.

I think the people saying Wii U sales are going to be driven by exclusive titles are right. However, that means it won't sell as well as the Wii did. The Gamecube is a better comparison.

There we go with 'gimmicks' again.

Watch your words, that you have no interest on it doesn't mean that other people don't either.

I'm personally purchasing one, but not right now. I want Zelda to come out.
   
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post #16 of 71
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I've held and used the controller... I found it extremely comfortable. How is it awkward?

For one it's huge, and good for you, I've held and used one to. I'll put it this way - my girlfriend's son is obsessed with his Wii, and after trying out the Wii-U, he couldn't have cared less about it.
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For one it's huge, and good for you, I've held and used one to. I'll put it this way - my girlfriend's son is obsessed with his Wii, and after trying out the Wii-U, he couldn't have cared less about it.

Great sales forecasting there... "One child's opinion = most children's opinion"

To counter that, I bought my niece and nephew one for christmas, and they love it.

The problem as has been said is the lack of a strong initial lineup. But that's fine for now, there is no competition in the 'new' segment. Wait till E3 comes, Nintendo isn't going to let Sony and MS have all the thunder, they will simply drop the megaton of games on an already established console that they will (more than likely) drop the price on to really hurt sony and MS. thumb.gif
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I guess the lesson here is that the controller is not actually "lame and uncomfortable to hold", its just that you personally find it large and that one of your family members likes the wii better.
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post #19 of 71
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Originally Posted by GrizzleBoy View Post

I guess the lesson here is that the controller is not actually "lame and uncomfortable to hold", its just that you personally find it large and that one of your family members likes the wii better.

I guess the lesson here is to add "IMO" to every post, since people can't figure that out on their own.
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Originally Posted by SoloCamo View Post

Great sales forecasting there... "One child's opinion = most children's opinion"

To counter that, I bought my niece and nephew one for christmas, and they love it.

The problem as has been said is the lack of a strong initial lineup. But that's fine for now, there is no competition in the 'new' segment. Wait till E3 comes, Nintendo isn't going to let Sony and MS have all the thunder, they will simply drop the megaton of games on an already established console that they will (more than likely) drop the price on to really hurt sony and MS. thumb.gif

All I was doing is sharing why my household does not have a Wii-U. I'm sure lots of people who have considered buying one, but haven't, have their own reasons, which we'll never know because people don't want to hear them. Apparently. I didn't claim to be a market analyst, in case you didn't notice that. But you guys already have this one figured out...
Edited by Aaron_Henderson - 1/30/13 at 3:05pm
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I'm still buying one. As a PC gamer, I really have no interest in Xbox or Playstation. Nintendo is the only company offering something that can't already be done better on a PC.

Like the Dolphin Emulator?
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