• Nintendo not planning Wii U price cut
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[url]http://www.shacknews.com/article/77639/nintendo-not-planning-wii-u-price-cut[/url]
and we continue playing the waiting game.
The only reason I want one is for Monster Hunter.
[QUOTE=usaokay;39428313]and we continue playing the waiting game.[/QUOTE] $350 isn't a bad price. Microsoft and Sony next gen consoles will cost a lot more
[QUOTE=Trogdon;39430854]$350 isn't a bad price. Microsoft and Sony next gen consoles will cost a lot more[/QUOTE] Correct. With the bundle, you're getting your money's worth, and then some. The system (with increased memory) and its accessories, the game pad, Nintendoland, and a Wii Plus remote. Also when the Virtual Console rolls around, that's just another reason to nab one. The problem is that it just doesn't have enough appealing games as of now. It's why I haven't bought one myself yet.
It hasn't even been out for three months yet
The price isn't that bad. Plus weren't a shitton of consoles sold(i.e. out of stock everywhere)? That wouldn't motivate me to lower the prices. Not to mention that they make like almost a negative profit by selling the U, it's amazing people still expect a drop in prices.
The reason Nintendo hasn't had as much luck as they could have with their consoles recently is probably that they haven't really had too many amazing launch titles. How many "big name" games have the WiiU and 3DS had even this far into their releases? I can only think of maybe two or three real contenders. The Wii had Twilight Princess and some other cool titles, the WiiU hasn't had anything which has interested me as a consumer yet. When they get some new Zelda games out and some new quality games I'll give it more of a look. [editline]31st January 2013[/editline] Corporate Nintendo is making a lot of poor choices it seems. When you release a console without well known, popular titles you'll never get the share of the market you might otherwise. Release hype is such an important thing with getting a console out there, they don't seem to realize this. If only a few people have the console from the get-go, everyone else will either have limited real-life exposure to the product (friend's houses, etc) or none at all. Those who are exposed to the console early on, especially before games are released, develop a bias toward the product. For a few years most of us heard "The PS3 has no games" on a regular basis.
costco is selling wii u's for $50 off. get them there. [url]http://www.costco.com/Nintendo-Wii-U-32-GB-Deluxe-Set.product.100021626.html[/url]
The Wii U still seems really meh to me, though. The hardware isn't exactly, stellar (just above xbox/ps3) which sucks. For 350 bucks I kinda expect more than 1gb of ram. It also only goes to DX10. [url]http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-08-30-how-powerful-is-the-wii-u-really[/url]
[QUOTE=Biotoxsin;39433230]The reason Nintendo hasn't had as much luck as they could have with their consoles recently is probably that they haven't really had too many amazing launch titles. How many "big name" games have the WiiU and 3DS had even this far into their releases? I can only think of maybe two or three real contenders. The Wii had Twilight Princess and some other cool titles, the WiiU hasn't had anything which has interested me as a consumer yet. When they get some new Zelda games out and some new quality games I'll give it more of a look. [editline]31st January 2013[/editline] Corporate Nintendo is making a lot of poor choices it seems. When you release a console without well known, popular titles you'll never get the share of the market you might otherwise. Release hype is such an important thing with getting a console out there, they don't seem to realize this. If only a few people have the console from the get-go, everyone else will either have limited real-life exposure to the product (friend's houses, etc) or none at all. Those who are exposed to the console early on, especially before games are released, develop a bias toward the product. For a few years most of us heard "The PS3 has no games" on a regular basis.[/QUOTE] On the other hand, they might be holding back their heavy-hitters for when the next competing consoles come out
[QUOTE=DarkMonkey;39433316]On the other hand, they might be holding back their heavy-hitters for when the next competing consoles come out[/QUOTE] That's a really great point, actually!
I will wait untill all 3 next gen console's are out before I make a buy
[QUOTE=Biotoxsin;39433230]The reason Nintendo hasn't had as much luck as they could have with their consoles recently is probably that they haven't really had too many amazing launch titles. How many "big name" games have the WiiU and 3DS had even this far into their releases? I can only think of maybe two or three real contenders. The Wii had Twilight Princess and some other cool titles, the WiiU hasn't had anything which has interested me as a consumer yet. When they get some new Zelda games out and some new quality games I'll give it more of a look. [editline]31st January 2013[/editline] Corporate Nintendo is making a lot of poor choices it seems. When you release a console without well known, popular titles you'll never get the share of the market you might otherwise. Release hype is such an important thing with getting a console out there, they don't seem to realize this. If only a few people have the console from the get-go, everyone else will either have limited real-life exposure to the product (friend's houses, etc) or none at all. Those who are exposed to the console early on, especially before games are released, develop a bias toward the product. For a few years most of us heard "The PS3 has no games" on a regular basis.[/QUOTE] Well actually the 3DS has a pretty good flow of really good 3DS games. I agree that Nintendo is still just stuck in the 80s/90s when everybody played games together in the same room. I dont have brothers or sisters to play games with me and my friends dont live close so what the hell am i going to do with all these single player games that Nintendo keeps releasing? I wish SOMEBODY told Nintendo to wake up and see whats happening to the game industry.
I would buy their games if they published to PC. (I know it probably wont ever happen though) I'm holding out for a Wii U version of dolphin :P
This one's going to be a matter of time until they release their big stuff. Let's face it, everybody who wants to get one eventually is just waiting for a game of their choice to be released. Unfortunately, Iwata is resigning if they don't make a big enough product. It's a good gesture as a CEO, but I really don't hope he goes because they didn't get their games out fast enough.
[QUOTE=Reds;39434776]This one's going to be a matter of time until they release their big stuff. Let's face it, everybody who wants to get one eventually is just waiting for a game of their choice to be released. Unfortunately, Iwata is resigning if they don't make a big enough product. It's a good gesture as a CEO, but I really don't hope he goes because they didn't get their games out fast enough.[/QUOTE] You know honestly Iwata is one of the best CEOs out there and a good person but he doesnt want to believe that people are changing into something different that Nintendo isnt doing. People dont play games together locally anymore like they use to and its unfortunate because local is always a lot of fun. So maybe him stepping down is the best thing. Plus he'll still be around, just not as the boss.
Why do news sites keep using that old as shit version of the gamepad the final design looks very different
[QUOTE=Flyingman356;39434933]Why do news sites keep using that old as shit version of the gamepad the final design looks very different[/QUOTE] Same reason L4D beta screenshots are used, and Shacknews always used that one Cleaver picture for Diablo articles. They're lazy, and it makes grabbing a quick image from their stock photo folder faster.
[QUOTE=ash47;39434697]I would buy their games if they published to PC. (I know it probably wont ever happen though) I'm holding out for a Wii U version of dolphin :P[/QUOTE] Oh man imagine ps3,xbox 360 and wii u emulated. It won't happen though not with current pc hardware, even the fastest gpu and cpu on the market will only probably do 10-20 fps at most on something like uncharted 3 or halo 4.
[QUOTE=GhostlyGob;39433313]The Wii U still seems really meh to me, though. The hardware isn't exactly, stellar (just above xbox/ps3) which sucks. For 350 bucks I kinda expect more than 1gb of ram. It also only goes to DX10. [url]http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-08-30-how-powerful-is-the-wii-u-really[/url][/QUOTE] You don't buy a console specifically for the hardware though...
I still think the possibility of a price cut on this year's christmas or when the home console competition is about to come is very likely; but yeah, I don't think we'll have one sooner than that.
[QUOTE=darkzero226;39436531]You don't buy a console specifically for the hardware though...[/QUOTE] Well, you do and you don't. You don't buy a console for its wow!! amazing!! specs/graphics/whatever, you buy a console because of the exclusive games. Which obviously Nintendo dominates in and is why I am a frequent customer. Better hardware is just a bonus.
[QUOTE=darkzero226;39436531]You don't buy a console specifically for the hardware though...[/QUOTE] Problem is if the hardware is too behind, it will become absent of third party software like the Wii was when the next gen Microsoft and Sony consoles come out. Nintendo systems get good exclusives but I only buy one console so if it can't do the third party games, then I have no interest. And their main, first party franchises have been declining anyways for the most part.
they're already sold at a loss. Of course there won't be a price cut you cheap cunts.
[QUOTE=A_Pigeon;39441693]they're already sold at a loss. Of course there won't be a price cut you cheap cunts.[/QUOTE] Well a lot of people are just holding off until they see better games or it drops under the launch price
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