Will Wii U sales go up as soon as homebrew is possible?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by riahc3, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. riahc3
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    I wanted to hear opinions on this. Who thinks that Wii U sales will go up as soon as homebrew is possible?
     


  2. reprep

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    I can guarantee a +1 sale as i am going to buy one.
     
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    not in the slightest. Even if a full blown hack apperaed with games booting off standard dvd-r, I wouldnt imagine a big change in the long run. I'm a die hard Nintendo fan and I am really struggling to put a Wii-U into my finances, hacked or not.
     
  4. Arras

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    Maybe by like 1%.
     
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    People who buy consoles simply because they are hacked to run homebrew are a negligible market. If it were hacked to run "backups", then they aren't going to be spending money on games anyways.
     
  6. mikeyt1998

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    I think that the consoles sales will boost when people realise that they can 'get free games'. The problem most people have with buying a console I think is the cost of games and how many there are, if you want 5 games that's like £200, quite a lot to spend in one go. People will be turning a profit illegally by softmodding consoles for people that don't want to risk damaging it themselves too and IMO it'll end the life of the WiiU wayyyy to prematurely...
     
  7. Duo8

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    No it doesn't work that way.
     
  8. naxil

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    People.. games games games!!!! GAMES sell console!!!! if u pirate it or u buy it doesn't matter..
     
  9. WiiCube_2013

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    It wouldn't.

    I'm thinking about buying an additional Wii U in the future for the sole purpose of Nintendont but that'll be around 2019-20 or later.

    [​IMG]

    Basic Wii U (8GB) + 5 games + 1 Wiimote for £230

    It's a really good deal for someone who's getting into Wii U now, but for those that want Wii U + Smash there's this:

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    For £180.

    http://www.zavvi.com/wii-u-hardware...super-smash-bros.-nintendo-land/11031073.html

    Wii U uses a proprietary of Blu-ray (hence being 25 GBs) not DVDs.
     
  10. dauphin327

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    The WiiU is a brick even for hackers now, the sales will never go UP..
     
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    Right now it's my Mario Kart Machine. When I'm done with that DLC, it's on eBay.
     
  12. Foxi4

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    The modding community is only a couple of percent as is, and the homebrew community is a fraction of that. Expect a 1-3% sales increase at most.
     
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    Super Smash and Zelda is what's going to drive the sales of the Wii U. Virtual Console titles as well. When Nintendo realizes they can sell GameCube and Nintendo 64 games to us all over again...

    Maybe a console refresh with the name Wii 2?
     
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  14. Foxi4

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    But... the N64 and the Gamecube both flopped.
     
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    Compared to the PS1 and PS2, I can see that. Hell, those are the systems I grew up with.
     
  16. Foxi4

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    The N64 survived solely thanks to North America - it bombed big time everywhere else. The same can be said for the Gamecube. Don't get me wrong, they're not "all bad", they just had certain issues and entered the market at the wrong time.
     
  17. Reecey

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    God damn, if i could play back ups on my wiiu now via homebrew method I would buy another one just because of it!!! :lol:
     
  18. Huntereb

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    None of the White Knights here are gonna support that. Might as well stick with the 3DS scene, which is, like, amazing now.
     
  19. Foxi4

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    You seem to be mistaking homebrew with piracy.
     
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  20. Reecey

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    At Home :)
    Sorry, yeah I saw that and now corrected :)