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    News - Wii U sold fewer than 60,000 units in the US last month

    During the same period Microsoft sold 281,000 Xbox 360 consoles .
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    Re: News - Wii U sold fewer than 60,000 units in the US last month

    What's all this Gen4 nonsense?
    This is Nintendo's 6th gen by my count.

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    Re: News - Wii U sold fewer than 60,000 units in the US last month

    I'm not surprised really, everything about it seems mediocre. Especially the games line up but importantly, so are the system specs. It's comparable to current gen systems and it will be left behind by the Xbox and Playstation when they come out.

    Developers of "Core" (euuuuugh) games, will leave this thing behind. Especially now considering hardly anyone has one.

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    Re: News - Wii U sold fewer than 60,000 units in the US last month

    wow, those are pretty scary numbers. Trouble is I don't expect the upcoming next Gen consoles to be that far ahead to warrant must buy status for many.

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    Re: News - Wii U sold fewer than 60,000 units in the US last month

    difficult times ahead, for most people current gen are good enough. If there are no killer games then they will flop. Look at PS Vita, no real killer games and no-one talks about it. Too many systems, choices and with less money about people are sticking to one format, which to my mind appears to be there smartphone increasingly...
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    Re: News - Wii U sold fewer than 60,000 units in the US last month

    No gamez.

    Vita price-cut inbound in the 28th for both models. The U also sold less games than the Vita last month in the UK and US.
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    Re: News - Wii U sold fewer than 60,000 units in the US last month

    I'm sorry but why has the biggest issue not even been raised in the article?....


    What-the-hell is up with that guy's hat in the first image?...

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    Re: News - Wii U sold fewer than 60,000 units in the US last month

    DOOMED

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    Re: News - Wii U sold fewer than 60,000 units in the US last month

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    I'm sorry but why has the biggest issue not even been raised in the article?....


    What-the-hell is up with that guy's hat in the first image?...
    Lol, I was looking at the picture wondering that myself when I first read the article.
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    Re: News - Wii U sold fewer than 60,000 units in the US last month

    Does anyone else think the first image with the Wii U and Power Glove is a bit ironic?

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    Re: News - Wii U sold fewer than 60,000 units in the US last month

    Can't say I'm surprised at all. Its just not got the WOW factor it needs to make an impact. I can see them retreating to making games or concentrating on the hand held market. Problem is the hand held market is being squeezed by mobiles phones so they are in for a very bumpy ride IMHO.

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    Re: News - Wii U sold fewer than 60,000 units in the US last month

    I don't like mario games all that much, and that's all the Wii franchise seems good for. All other [worthwhile] games are multi platform so would play better on an Xbox or PS3.

    After the novelty period wore off I was shocked at how lacking the console really is. Simply, its a Wii with a 5 year old GPU / CPU combo and a gameboy as a controller.

    I am sure Xbox will allow windows phones / tablets to interact with them next gen, same with the vita and ps3.

    Sorry Nintendo, the technology is just not good enough for that price.

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    Only games i'd want on the Wii U are lego city (love the lego games...) and the new zelda. £300 (who wants a base model) is a silly amount of cash to play two games. Drop it to £200 and maybe I might risk it.
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    Re: News - Wii U sold fewer than 60,000 units in the US last month

    Quote Originally Posted by Animus404 View Post
    What's all this Gen4 nonsense?
    This is Nintendo's 6th gen by my count.
    This "Gen-4" nonsense is doing my head in too, it's only Sony on Generation 4 this round.

    Microsoft is on Gen 3 (Xbox, 360, ???),
    Sony is on Gen 4 (PS, PS2, PS3, PS4)*,
    Nintendo is on Gen 6 (NES, SNES, N64, GC, Wii, Wii-U)*
    Sega should be on Gen 5 (MS, MD (inc 32x and Mega-CD), Saturn, DC)**

    *Not including Portable systems
    ** Included 'cos I didn't like to leave Sega out...
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    Gen 4 : 4th gen of 3D.
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    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: News - Wii U sold fewer than 60,000 units in the US last month

    Yeah the whole gen thing is pretty misleading, as is comparing machines based on how powerful their CPU is.

    A good product at the right price will sell, if Wii U hardware is cheaper and it has enjoyable games/apps ship at the right price then it won't matter to the average consumer that the graphics are more basic. Wii hasn't really been aimed at hardcore gamers and neither is the U, Nintendo would like it to be a family friendly entertainment hub.

    Problem Nintendo have is that their core markets (handheld and casual) are being taken over by smartphones and tablets (it's much the same problem with the Vita as well). If you're into things other than "games" like Wii-Fit you've probably already got one and a new U isn't going to benefit you, likewise if you just want a party laugh with friends then an old Wii doesn't need upgrading...

    There are no killer apps, nothing that says "my life needs a Wii-U or Vita" and I doubt they are going to find one that will really shift that many consoles. Smartphones and tablets are killing them, as the capabilities increase Nintendo and Sony are going find the going even tougher.

    Xbox and Playstation appeal to a more focussed gamer crowd who will care more about graphics, the controller ergonomics, the online play etc but I can see their market also being eroded as tablets/smartphones become more capable (for example wireless display and controllers with some sort of dock would make them effective consoles), they've probably got another strong generation in them though purely based on CPU/GPU power for the more complex games.

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