Article - 4 hours old "What Games Are: Where Did The Wii-U Go Wrong

#11rudgerlightPosted 3/18/2013 2:05:27 AM
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
spacejamjordanz posted...
They can start with advertising. You would be surprised how many people actually don't know Nintendo has a new console out. Some even think that the U is just an add-on for the Wii.

Think about it. When Microsoft has a new product out, they really know how to shove it down your throat.


Yes, their Microsoft Surface commercials are quite nice


Two things:

1) supposedly Nintendo has actually been advertising more heavily lately, but I've only heard that from a friend who sees constant ads on Nickelodeon (I don't watch Nickelodeon anymore so I can't confirm).

2) even if they were advertising, using the Surface example is....not the best. Microsoft Surface sales were not particularly great despite the huge ad blitz. In fact, they sold less than Nintendo sold Wii Us:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/mar/15/microsoft-surface-sales-slower-tablets

Surface is DOOOOOMED!!!! ....I still think they look cool. The point is, huge advertising budget doesn't necessarily mean you'll get better sales.
#12Pete41608Posted 3/18/2013 11:17:37 AM
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/17/what-games-are-where-did-wii-u-go-wrong/

"But it seems the fans have already decided that for themselves, and Nintendoís attempt to reignite the old flame is falling on deaf ears. Not only are sales of the platform very weak, it just has no buzz. Aside from the usual anticipation of a new Zelda, all the column inches about Wii U these days are about how poorly itís selling, how shoddy some of the technology in it is"

So my question in regards to the article and what I posted, what does Nintendo need to do in order to savage the Wii U? I personally say they need to step up the game release and provide more information along with in game footage, maybe some release dates.


I'm not sure how Nintendo 'Stepping up' would 'savage' it, I would think Nintendo 'Stepping up' would actually 'Salvage' it.

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#13Natureboy99Posted 3/18/2013 12:01:29 PM
Big price cut and 2 big games. Just like 3DS.
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#14wskingwsPosted 3/18/2013 12:03:28 PM
I read this yesterday. It's definitely not 4 hours old
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#15Gamer0561Posted 3/18/2013 12:05:42 PM
wskingws posted...
I read this yesterday. It's definitely not 4 hours old


Check the original time posted
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#16The_BoredomsPosted 3/18/2013 12:11:49 PM
When Nintendo releases Pikmin 3 I'm gonna savage the Wii U with my junk.
#17the_cajun88Posted 3/18/2013 12:13:31 PM
Games.
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#18spacejamjordanzPosted 3/18/2013 12:29:24 PM(edited)
rudgerlight posted...
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
spacejamjordanz posted...
They can start with advertising. You would be surprised how many people actually don't know Nintendo has a new console out. Some even think that the U is just an add-on for the Wii.

Think about it. When Microsoft has a new product out, they really know how to shove it down your throat.


Yes, their Microsoft Surface commercials are quite nice


Two things:

1) supposedly Nintendo has actually been advertising more heavily lately, but I've only heard that from a friend who sees constant ads on Nickelodeon (I don't watch Nickelodeon anymore so I can't confirm).

2) even if they were advertising, using the Surface example is....not the best. Microsoft Surface sales were not particularly great despite the huge ad blitz. In fact, they sold less than Nintendo sold Wii Us:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/mar/15/microsoft-surface-sales-slower-tablets

Surface is DOOOOOMED!!!! ....I still think they look cool. The point is, huge advertising budget doesn't necessarily mean you'll get better sales.


No it doesn't necessarily mean better sales, but my theory is that they can at least help. How else do you expect consumers to know that your product actually exists? It's never a good thing if consumers are unaware or misinformed about your product.
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