Will the Wii U make a come back?

#1 Posted by acer51 (34 posts) -

I want to know if anyone on this fourm holds the opinion that the Wii U still has a chance.

#2 Edited by bigjeffrey (4170 posts) -

Wii and See

Also No

#3 Posted by Aegon (5123 posts) -

It has a chance of me wanting it, but sales-wise, I can't tell you man.

#4 Edited by Pr1mus (3523 posts) -

no

#5 Posted by Viking_Funeral (1573 posts) -

It could do a slow, Gamecube like climb with a small, dedicated fanbase.

But I wouldn't bet money on it.

#6 Edited by MocBucket62 (1043 posts) -

I'd like to see it make a comeback. And it can if Nintendo puts out games like Mario Kart 8 and The new Smash soon enough. But I'm not too confident that it can compete with Sony or even Microsoft in the long term.

#7 Posted by Darji (5295 posts) -

No Chance no matter what will happen. It is a dead system

#8 Edited by Video_Game_King (34642 posts) -

It'd take quite a bit, and Bayonetta 2's the closest I'm seeing right now.

#9 Posted by TheHumanDove (2397 posts) -

No

#10 Posted by YukoAsho (1948 posts) -

Depends on your definition of "coming back."

The only hope Nintendo had of being relevant in the broader console market and making any dent in the current order of things was if Sony went along with Microsoft's pre-E3 insanity. With Sony offering an attractive console and MS aggressively brushing aside their DRM and Kinect initiatives, Nintendo is right back to where they've been since Sony put out the PlayStation: completely irrelevant to anyone outside of their fanboys, and so far behind the other two that they're not worth talking about when it comes to "console war" debate.

Hell, the only reason Nintendo still dominates handhelds is because Sony doesn't understand that gamers don't want home games on the go, but rather games that can be engaging and quickly picked up and put down in an outside environment.

That being said, the Wii U will be a money-maker by the time it's over and done. Software production is finally getting where it needs to be, and we'll no doubt be back to the tent-pole titles every four or five months that move Nintendo consoles. Remember, this is the company that made money off the GameCube, which sold barely anything compared to the PS2, because they were sold most of the software purchased for it, and they sold it well. Nintendo doesn't need to "come back" in order to make shit-tons of money, they just need to get the software their primary audience wants, and they'll be AOK.

#11 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6067 posts) -

hell naw

#12 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4866 posts) -

Comeback implies it had a moment.

#13 Posted by Hunter5024 (5177 posts) -

What do you mean by comeback? Do I think that sales will ever pick up from where they are? Absolutely. Do I think that they will match the other consoles? No. I highly doubt it will end up being some Dreamcast level catastrophe, it will probably end up selling around as well as the Gamecube, which is fine, no one expected Wii sales numbers out of this thing. People can talk about how sick they are of the same old franchises as much as they want, but everyone has a Nintendo franchise or two that means something to them, and if they don't, then they probably wouldn't have bought a Wii U no matter what games they came out with. Also people need to stop using comparisons to measure success.

#14 Edited by mindgarden418 (49 posts) -

Depends on your definition of comeback.

As it is and taking into account Nintendo's big hitters aren't on the platform yet I think it will do something between GCN and 64 numbers when all is said and done. If that is a comeback or not is debatable. On the other hand Nintendo could pull something big that catches the mass market like we have seen with many of their new IPs in the last 10 years, nobody expected them to catch on either. Or they could badly fuck up and release shit games.

I think Mario Kart getting pushed to next year and missing the holidays is a very bad thing.

#15 Edited by falserelic (4954 posts) -

It can't comeback when it doesn't have nothing to comeback too.

#16 Edited by Turtlebird95 (2151 posts) -

I think the sales will pick up, but compared to the PS4 and Xbox One it's going to be a laughing stock.

Get it? Because it sells bad, it's a laughing stock, as in the stock market, and...

I'll just be leaving this thread now...

#17 Posted by Vuud (1448 posts) -

Peaked on launch day.

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