WiiU Master Race - Cancelled.

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WiiU Master Race - Cancelled. by Foxi4 at 2:42 PM (8,048 Views / 5 Likes) 144 replies

  1. Foxi4
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    Naturally this means that we can officially make fun of the WiiU in public, point at it and laugh. After all, PSVita's sales are abysmal and anything that sells less than Sony's new handheld already has one foot in the grave.

    Not to mention that those are Media Create statistics - our favourite! They're from Japan - an area which greatly concerns us, mostly western gamers.

    Sales charts have always been our favourite pass time here on GBATemp, hence in an effort to reach to a broader audience, I'm posting this thread in the EoF not to cause a flamewar or anything. :creep:

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    EDIT: Thread originally from the EoF, phrasing is meant to be humorous and will remain unchanged because I can't be arsed to write a paragraph about "Sales". :P
     
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    The best thing about having a Wii U is being able to sell it for a console with gaems. Cuz the Wii U has no gaems.
     
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    Wii U - Lacking Vita-lity.

    Edit - I posted the above throwaway remark prior to this topic moving to USN. Personally i feel the Japanese market doesn't reflect the Western one and is an entity unto itself. However, it's a tad worrying that the Big N is in this position on home ground.
     
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    I'm sorry Foxi, but this is far too delicious not to have in USN.

    I need tears to feed! :gun:
     
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    If you say so, p1ngy, but I want to make one thing clear:

    "I am not to be held accountable for any resulting flamewars, ballblasting, butthurt and tear fountains as I don't think topics concerning sales are worthy of the USN status."

    Continue. :creep:
     
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    PSVita doesn't have any games that is worth buying anyway. LOL
     
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    Sure thing, bro - every man to his taste. Except what does that say about the WiiU then? ;)
     
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    We have to wait till E3 and see, same thing with Vita.
     
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    And with the big N being sued. You might say Nintendo are doomed.

    Cos they are.
     
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    The Japanese market favours the handheld gaming experience, a market that Nintendo obviously dominates. It's obviously doing fine (in Japan) with the 3DS, but the preference for portability and the lack of Wii U "shock and awe" factors that the Wii's gimmick had, plus the lack of decent games, is really hurting. With that portable favour in mind, the Vita's upcoming price cut is surely something that will be interesting to observe.
     
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    I think that may be one of the reasons why Nintendo opted for the "tablet" format of their controller - clearly they realize that their audience likes to take gaming along with them, even if it is just within the confines of their house. Not only that, the success of the "Dual Screen" format represented by the DS was clearly an inspiration between dividing portions of games between the TV and the Game Pad.

    As for the price cut, yes, it's going to be fun to observe the reactions of the Japanese public, especially considering that the PSVita is getting a slew of "typically Japanese" games soon, such as Gundam Breaker, One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2, Trails in the Flash, Phantasy Star Online 2, Super Robot Taisen Z and more.
     
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    And therein lies the concern - do people just want a scaled up version of the DS with their Wii U's? Also, haven't there been concerns over the wireless range of the tablet component?
     
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    Yeah, because Valwin just posts it straight to USN to show off his superior trollmanship.
     
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    The main concern is whether it's possible to go play the WiiU in the toilet. Going by those standards, the WiiU needs a bit more development. I can't take a dump and play at the same time when I tried it at a friends house :sad:
     
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    Finally! A chance to justify buying a vita! It's not the worst selling console anymore!
     
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    /sets up a vat to collect Wiiu and Vita fanboy tears

    What, it fuels Guild's rage. I mix it in with his morning coffee when he isn't looking.
     
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    Reminds when Valwin used to post this junk...
     
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    Wii U is doomed.
    Nintendo will discontinue it ASAP.

    Abandon ship
     
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    It's low and expected with no games just like the vita, handhelds have been more favorable in Japan for a long time, PSP is around 20 Million, while Wii just on 12 Million.

    Technically the price-cut has been effect in most stores in Japan before the given date, before that PSV was doing 8K weekly. So not much of a punch. Vita dead as ever.

    PS Vita against its true competitor

    3DS 10.686.856
    PSV 1.231.864

    Ouch....
     
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