Does it make you happy when certain consoles sell poorly?

#1EndOfDiscOnePosted 2/18/2014 9:38:24 AM
Yes or no - Results (323 votes)
Yes
39.32% (127 votes)
127
No
60.68% (196 votes)
196
This poll is now closed.
If so, why? What do you get out of it?
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#2Oni_TaedoPosted 2/18/2014 9:39:36 AM
Anyone who says yes, is either incredibly petty, or stupid.

Most likely the latter.
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#3Jaime_BennPosted 2/18/2014 9:39:53 AM
I think the industry needs all 3 to be successful...
#4robomagonPosted 2/18/2014 9:41:26 AM
Yes. Because M$ tried treating it's loyal customers like garbage and I think they deserve to fail for it.
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#5TerotrousPosted 2/18/2014 9:42:10 AM
I do kind of enjoy it when bad things happen to Sony, even though I own a lot of their products. Their public persona is extremely arrogant and self-assured, and so is a major part of their fanbase. It's simply impossible not to enjoy watching people like that fall on their face.
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#6Schwepps01Posted 2/18/2014 9:45:05 AM
I am genuinely satisfied that the Wii U is in its current state. Nintendo refused to work with other developers when developing its consoles, and refused improve a lot of things like online that needed to be done day 1. The people have spoken and they don't want anymore overpriced gimmicks. 3rd parties have all but deserted the console. Only by failing does Nintendo see that they need to change their routine next time.

Think about it. The Wii was a sloppy piece of material, but took off for whatever reason. This told Nintendo that they could release Gamecube hardware in 2006 as long as it had a barely-functioning gimmick. What incentive does Nintendo have to get better? Now that sales are tanking, they're rushing their dev studios to get out the AAA games.
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#7Cha0sFinalePosted 2/18/2014 9:54:09 AM
Jaime_Benn posted...
I think the industry needs all 3 to be successful...


^^^^ This.

Or at the very least, Nintendo and either MS or Sony.

But it'd be better if all 3 were successful.
#8TerotrousPosted 2/18/2014 9:59:40 AM(edited)
Schwepps01 posted...
I am genuinely satisfied that the Wii U is in its current state. Nintendo refused to work with other developers when developing its consoles, and refused improve a lot of things like online that needed to be done day 1. The people have spoken and they don't want anymore overpriced gimmicks. 3rd parties have all but deserted the console. Only by failing does Nintendo see that they need to change their routine next time.

Yes, we never want anyone to try anything new, we just want companies to take two year-old PC components and slap them into a box that's obsolete from day 1. That stuff sells like hotcakes.


Nintendo definitely does have issues with their online infrastructure, but wanting someone to fail simply because they take risks is extremely counterproductive.
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#9NovaLevossidaPosted 2/18/2014 10:02:40 AM
In a guilty sort of way, yes. I don't care if a system sells well or not if I'm not invested in it. Thus, the X1's sales don't affect me much. Now, as far as the Wii U and PS4 goes, I'm happy that the PS4 is selling well as it has my interests aligned with it and Sony is making the right moves.

As for the Wii U, I would want it to succeed as well since I own one, but when Iwata and Nintendo are as reluctant to change as they are and keep on making all the wrong moves without a good plan going forward to turn things around, it's at that point where I give up hope and just have to watch a train wreck with a halfhearted smile.
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#10TerotrousPosted 2/18/2014 10:07:53 AM
NovaLevossida posted...
As for the Wii U, I would want it to succeed as well since I own one, but when Iwata and Nintendo are as reluctant to change as they are and keep on making all the wrong moves without a good plan going forward to turn things around, it's at that point where I give up hope and just have to watch a train wreck with a halfhearted smile.

I feel this way about this entire generation, it has trainwreck written all over it. On the handheld front, Vita is also a disaster, and even 3DS really isn't looking too good thanks to region locking / nonexistent localization efforts. The sooner the whole market crashes and burns and they realize that they need variety in games again, the better.

On the plus side, if the total number of games I buy is down like 50% from last gen, that'll help me catch up on my backlog, which grew to unmanageable levels last gen.
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