I have noticed a trend on numerous websites stating that the Wii U is in need of saving and that Nintendo needs to act fast. Over and over again, I have read countless articles stating that Nintendo is pretty much dead in the water and that they need to react soon. Well my friends, I am here to say; stop The “Doom and Gloom” Wii U articles and watch 2013 unfold before we all jump to conclusions.
3 million consoles of the Nintendo Wii U have been sold from mid November to the end of December. To make things perfectly clear, the original Wii sold 3.5 million in that time frame, the PS3 sold 900,000
and the Xbox 360 sold 425,000. 3 million for a month and a half all of a sudden does’t sound all that bad after all now doesn’t it. Sure Nintendo lowered their sales projections for March but will everyone stop the”Doom and Gloom” Wii U articles and give the big N some time?!
I love my Wii U. In its short time in my home, I have found the system to be pretty fantastic. To say that I am mezmorized by the Mushroom Kingdom in full HD would be an understatement and with all the newly announced titles, the future is looking brighter and brighter for Nintendo’s latest home console.
Cutting projected forecasts means a company simply over estimated a tad. The original Wii smashed all kinds of sales records and made Nintendo last generations clear cut winner in terms of retail sales. To date, the company has sold more than 98 million consoles for the original Wii, so Nintendo had to base some expectations off the success of the Wii U’s predecessor.
With all of that said, I think it will be an uphill battle for Nintendo to replicate the success of the original Wii. It was essentially sold out for year’s and introduced a whole new concept in gaming. What the big N needs to do is get the Wii U in front of as many people as possible and let them test out games like the excellent NintendoLand and New Super Mario Bros. U. Let the public see that Call of Duty Black Ops 2 controls like a dream with the new Gamepad and hammer home the off screen TV play. That alone is an AMAZING feature and one Nintendo should exploit for their new console.
When my wife wants to watch her TV shows, I have no qualms about it and just fire up my Wii U. It doesn’t force me to monopolize the TV and allows us to still be in the same room while we both of us do our thing. It’s revolutionary and something that Nintendo needs to really focus on while marketing the system.
Later this month, the beautiful Rayman Legends is on its way and March looks to be another great month with the addition of a number of quality titles for Wii U. The system is going to enjoy a very nice year and with Nintendo’s latest Nintendo Direct satisfying a lot of consumers, the Wii U will be just fine.
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