Why are the wii u sales so low in the US?

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User Info: DDP886

DDP886
4 years ago#1
Yea? Why is there no hype for this console unlike the over whelming demand for the original wii?
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User Info: Helmsly2008

Helmsly2008
4 years ago#2
I think its lack of games and advertising.

I think there is also some brand confusion going on too.

User Info: Linetrix

Linetrix
4 years ago#3
Because Nintendo wrongly thought they could aim for the hardcore gamers again. It seems they completely forgot the Wii sold a lot thanks to casuals. Hardcore gamers abandoned Nintendo during the SNES era.
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User Info: DanteSInferno84

DanteSInferno84
4 years ago#4
For the most part, all you have to do is go to a store and look at the available Wii U titles. Not a whole lot of appealing stuff yet.

I own one, and I like it. Looking forward to more too.

User Info: devastatorX2

devastatorX2
4 years ago#5
Tablet controller is no good.


Wii-U is only about as powerful as a PS3 or 360.
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User Info: DDP886

DDP886
4 years ago#6
Helmsly2008 posted...
I think its lack of games and advertising.

I think there is also some brand confusion going on too.


I agree with the advertising as well. It's like they are not even pushing sales for the wii u. Or at least trying too push it
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User Info: DanteSInferno84

DanteSInferno84
4 years ago#7
devastatorX2 posted...
Tablet controller is no good.


Wii-U is only about as powerful as a PS3 or 360.


I love the tablet controller really.

User Info: MR_Smarty_Pants

MR_Smarty_Pants
4 years ago#8
DDP886 posted...
Yea? Why is there no hype for this console unlike the over whelming demand for the original wii?


Because:
It has very few games currently and very few even announced.
It has no must have games.
It has the worst 3rd party support of any current day console.
It has a very poor online service.
It has a clunky bulky controller that has to be charged every 4 or so hours.
Games that are multiplatform run worse on it than the other consoles out.
Games are announced then cancelled or delayed regularly.
The list goes on...
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User Info: StickMen1090

StickMen1090
4 years ago#9
Linetrix posted...
Because Nintendo wrongly thought they could aim for the hardcore gamers again. It seems they completely forgot the Wii sold a lot thanks to casuals. Hardcore gamers abandoned Nintendo during the SNES era.


its just the games haven't been released yet

User Info: rudgerlight

rudgerlight
4 years ago#10
DDP886 posted...
Helmsly2008 posted...
I think its lack of games and advertising.

I think there is also some brand confusion going on too.


I agree with the advertising as well. It's like they are not even pushing sales for the wii u. Or at least trying too push it


They admitted to having difficulty getting their games out on time. I think once that happened, they severely cut back on ads. No point in selling a lot of systems at a loss if you don't have your software ready to recoup the difference. Expect an ad blitz once they are ready to release their games.
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