Why is Everyone Quick to Pronounce the Wii U has ‘Failed’?

Gamers; you can't have it both ways

Yesterday Aussie-Gamer ran an opinion piece on why one member of the editorial team believes the Nintendo Wii U may have already won the next generation console war.

The overwhelming consensus from a majority of gamers who commented was that the Wii U has, for all intents and purposes, already failed.

Um, what?

This isn’t exclusive to the hordes of comments I’ve read over the past 24 hours, but more a contagious school of thought that’s becoming more and more prominent in the video game industry.

Analysts (who’s job is to remain unbiased), journalists, gamers and all of their dogs are willingly jumping onto the Wii U “hate” bandwagon pronouncing the console is already dead in the water, despite only having been on the market for six months.

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In the same breath those on the aforementioned bandwagon will go to great pains to argue that anyone who believes the Wii U is in a strong market position, or will be, and therefore has a chance of future success is an idiot, all the while telling you how the console is doomed and Nintendo are failing as a company.

It’s essentially a case of being a big fat hypocrite, where you’re ready to dismiss someone else’s opinion yet push your own – perhaps bias – agenda onto them.

The fact of the matter is the Wii U has only been on the market for six months; this is not enough time to have made a lasting impression on the market. If you’ve been following video games for more than one generation then you’ll be wise to the idea that new consoles generally take twelve or so more months to hit their stride, something we’re already starting to see on the horizon with some huge titles on the Wii U’s release schedule.

Furthermore, I want to briefly touch on the financial side of the argument for a moment. While I don’t assume to understand big company economics I do know that developing, marketing and selling a new console at a small loss in order to offer consumers a low price entry (and yes, it’s considerably low in comparison to past generations) will inevitably see you burn through cash. So if Nintendo does post a loss in their next earnings call, try to keep this in mind and put it into perspective.

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By no means am I wanting to discount the opinions of my fellow Aussie-Gamer‘s, and in the case of yesterday’s article some very valid points were made, but before you run around the internet making a fool of yourself and claiming the Wii U is dead just take a moment to consider what you’re actually saying.

Nintendo has proven itself as a hardware company time and time again. They moved past the low-selling days of the Nintendo 64 and GameCube to offer up the Wii – arguably the fastest selling console in history. Following a slow start they’ve managed to see the 3DS rise like the phoenix and go on to sell millions of units worldwide.

Is the Wii U dead? Not just yet.

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  • Jez

    Yeah its not dead, but it hasn’t
    “Already Won the Next Generation Console War”

    I was surprised to see an article making such a bold statement and guessed either there was some impressive news/leak or you guys were just fishing for pageviews. No one has “won the next console war”, 2 of the 3 competitors aren’t even in the market?!

    Comments are opinion pieces too and defending the ridiculous article is no better than saying “the Wii U is dead!”

    • Jayden Williams

      So you’re implying the above defends yesterdays article?

      That is indeed a bold statement of your own.

      • Jez

        Fair enough, upon reading again you haven’t outright supported the original article.

        To me your statement of bewilderment: “Um, what?”
        applies to both camps!

        And perhaps if you wanted to be impartial I would have said
        “but before you run around the internet making a fool of yourself and claiming the Wii U is dead, ->or the victor <- just take a moment to consider what you’re actually saying."

        Who knows if we'll see another red ring incident for any of the manufacturers. What if sony keeps losing money outside of the entertainment division? Plus we know nothing solid about microsoft's plans.

        • Sam

          Considering all the negativity surrounding the Wii U in media and hardcore gaming circles I think a bold article stating the Wii U has already won is an ideal counterpoint. Yes it’s by no means true but if you read the article carefully the author is merely stating his case as you would in a debate (another forum where bold statements are encouraged).

          Approaching the issue pragmatically you would say the Wii U is in a fairly normal position based on past console launches and has a reasonable chance of success, but that doesn’t make for very interesting or thought provoking reading now does it. People are more excited to think of these products in terms of outright winners and losers, the author simple presents a good argument as to how the Wii U could be the outright winner.

          • Jez

            hahaha yeah you’re spot on about being an ideal counterpoint. There are two sides to every coin and it’s only fitting that the opposite of all the crazy “Wii is dead” articles comes the crazy “Wii has won” articles.

            The article did raise some interesting points about the Nintendo’s improving business practice, so kudos to Tynan on the analysis. However I still have issue with extrapolating that over the future of a generation.

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      But how is pointing out how one person is an idiot because of their opinion any better than the person writing the opinion in the first place?

      It’s the old “my opinion is better than yours because I don’t agree with you” debate.

      • Jez

        You’re right, and isn’t that what the article was doing too?

        • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

          I think the difference is that the article was its own opinion, standing on its own legs, while the comments were slamming the article because it didn’t line up with their opinions.

          That’s not to say that debate isn’t a good thing. It is. It’s just that running around saying the author is “delusional” (among other far worse statements) because they wrote something completely out of thin air and it didn’t happen to agree with whatever your thoughts are is pretty ridiculous.

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            It IS pretty delusional to say that something has “WON” when the competition isn’t even out. Delusional. Period. Not to mention the hell that Nintendo is gonna get when the competition actually comes out….. the other consoles actually have 3rd party support…… Nintendo’s gimmicky controller isn’t gonna work on the casuals to sell 100 million again. Without 3rd party support and the casual market… they’re in BIG trouble. THAT’s an opinion, and not a delusional one that claims “THE PS4 HAS ALREADY WON!” either. Just an EDUCATED opinion based on FACTS. Maybe the writers on this website could learn a thing or two from me. Learn quick before ppl stop coming here altogether ;)

          • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

            You’re implying that there’s actually such a thing as a “war of the consoles”.

            That is pretty delusional in of itself.

          • Jez

            That’s a good point. When you say Nintendo has won the war how do you perceive it? 1: Most sales, 2: most profit or 3: most improved marketshare?

            The current generation:
            By the first definition nintendo is in the lead for now however Sony may end up selling more consoles in the next couple of years if only marginally.

            By the second definition nintendo easily won with profit margins on the wii being great from the consoles launch.

            By the third definition, well I haven’t done the math though I expect nintendo won again with microsoft coming second.

            Perhaps the “war” in some weird emotive term for a combination of the three but that makes it impossible to argue with stats and figures without some definitive formula

          • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

            In my mind, the “War” is about offering a great product. Who was the best product?

            I also believe there’s room at the top for multiple consoles, since we will NEVER have just one game console as standard.

            See, the whole concept of a “console war” is piggybacking off the old “VHS vs Beta” debate. Back then, they KNEW only one format would work, because printing on those tapes was REALLY expensive.

            So early on in gaming history, people thought that the world could only survive with one console, and we would see all these companies attempt to be that standard format until one eventually is the “clear winner”.

            But I think the terms of the console war has evolved over the last 30 years. There’s now no point in assuming one console will rule them all. So they’re no longer fighting to be the industry standard console. Now, they’re fighting to offer innovative features that people will like.

            This is why I feel both Wii U and PlayStation 4, at this point, can “win” the war, because they’re both fantastic products (or in PS4’s case, it’s looking to be a fantastic product).

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            Looks like you’re TRYING to change the subject. It’s not working. And there is a “war” but OBVIOUSLY it’s not a real war. It’s called COMPETITION. Which goes back to the real subject we’re talking about… which is the only DELUSIONAL person is the one who thinks one can “win” when the competition isn’t even out yet. Stupidity at its finest.

          • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

            You don’t understand. The idea is that there will never be just one console, so why pit them against each other? They can all be “number one”.

            Wii U is a winning console.

            PlayStation 4 is a winning console.

            That’s all I was trying to point out. And no, I don’t think that’s “delusional”.

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            Your comment speaks for itself. “Everybody is a winner!” lol…. then why write articles at all, since we all know everyone is a winner already……….. hmmmmmmmmmmmm…. ;) Step up your writing / logic / critical analysis skills, and remember: nobody can win when the competition isn’t even out yet. Don’t BS me or anyone else, we all know what “winning” means, and if the original article meant to say “all consoles are winners” lol..then it would have. And good luck having the Wii U “win” at anything when most 3rd party devs are NOT supporting it, even now when the PS4 / next xbox aren’t even out yet………….. doesn’t look good for the “Wiinning Wii” :P You say it’s only been out for 6 months so give it a break…. I say it’s only been out for 6 months AND 3rd party developers are ALREADY giving UP on it… that’s a terrible sign and it won’t get better in the next 6 months if it’s already starting out with 3rd party devs not supporting it……. yes Nintendo’s games are great… but that’s not enough for it to “win” this time, because this time Nintendo will be going at it without it’s motion control gimmick and the “casual” fanbase that bought the original Wii. They’res no reason for casuals to upgrade to Wii U. The system is looking really bad…. and the end of the year is only gonna get worse when the competition actually ARRIVES…

          • A true gamer

            You are a weak minded fool and not a real gamer and you prove that ever time you comment and we laugh as you do it that is why this website rocks..Now go find a different website like ps4daily im sure there are alot of sony drones there that like bullsh_t.that comes out of your nasty mouth

          • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

            First of all, there has never been a prize for a console that has won anything. The definition of “winning” in this context means “Wii U and PlayStation 4 are great consoles”.

            Secondly… what third party has abandoned Wii U? EA is bringing out games. Activision is bringing out games. Ubisoft is bringing out games. And just about every other publisher under those major three are also bringing out games for Wii U.

            Anyway, we should discuss how wrong you are about everything this time next year.

          • A true gamer

            If you hate wii u so much why comment here or is it that you really love wii u and to afraid that the sony boys will think your weak..Think about it and Please for the love of of nintendo fans every where give your lame comments a rest…Just saying

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            ? I can’t speak my opinion? I think the article is trash, I could care less about if someone thinks Wii U or PS4 is better as LONG AS THEIR ARGUMENTS ARE VALID… the article in question makes no sense, calling one system a “winner” when the other systems arent even out yet. I’m using logic… I’m sorry it went over your head and you want to cry and call me a “SONY” fanboy just because I speak some truth… don’t get all butthurt because it seems like I am attacking your precious “Wii U” TOY…………….

          • A true gamer

            No crying here i just hate sony. It’s nothing than a fisher price toy to me

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            nobody cares what you hate… your opinion is obviously one sided little fanboy hate / trash with no unbiased thought put into it… and that’s all anyone needs to know. I’ve been saying it from the start and you just said it yourself. Pretty pathetic that the 2 writers on these articles agree with you.. shows their IQ level as well.

          • A true gamer

            Don’t hate man they have a really awesome job and you work where..Bk or on welfare ..You have already failed and so get over it little boy

      • oo7PorscheMGS

        It’s simple really: Don’t write stupid articles (like the one saying a system has “won” the battle when the competition is even OUT yet………..) and you might just get some more respectable comments ;) To have the nerve to ask for better comments when your article is $HIT is pathetic at best. Write better articles.

        • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

          My articles are fine.

          Write better comments :p

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            Your articles are fine… sure.. that’s why you’ve got people attacking the article in question…… too bad you’re too blind to see the obvious. Probably why your site sucks, lack of common sense with the writers. I won’t be back, keep making dumb comments / articles all you want ;) And keep losing page views.

          • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

            People “attack” articles because they happen to be expressing different views from what they feel is the “right way to think”. I’m sorry I didn’t have the time nor want to ask everyone on the planet if it was okay to write my opinion.

          • Jayden Williams

            loooooooooool

            How have you NOT hurt yourself by being so awfully stupid.

            Grow up. See that your balls drop. Actually do something with your life, and then come back.

          • A true gamer

            Hey Jayden you have my respect and I hope for more awesome stories like this and Thanks for standing up for the nintendo fans. Your channel is a very cool place and when im not at my office im at home playing awesome games and just being gamer and not have console wars and You man are a true gamer in my book and Tynan is awesome too and i say more power to you guys and let the haters eat statics or go find a ps4 site to troll..These trolls are like a bad fart that lingers but they will fade in time

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            looks like someone is up someone’s a$$…………….

          • A true gamer

            Dude you are a like a bad fat that lingers Grow up punk and really guy your the last person to say anything

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            wow, what a good argument… shows your maturity and intelligence……………………………………… ;)

          • A true gamer

            bla bla bla

          • Jayden Williams

            lol.

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            lol your glasses, douche.

          • Jayden Williams

            That’s the only thing you can come up with? Really? Haha!

            Perhaps before pointing figures at everyone else, you should take a step back and look at your awfully lame moniker.

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            looooooooooooooooooooooooooool, your maturity shows through your comments, your website is REALLY respectable!!! ;) Dumbass…

          • Jayden Williams

            You had to comment twice on the same post.

            Well done! Truly, it’s such an honor to be in the presence of a true visionary in this age of confusion, and most importantly, anonymity.

            Haha!

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            You had to be another loser with a website on the internet.

            Well done! Truly, you are a waste of time and I won’t be back ;) Enjoyed making a fool out of you though, and I’m sure you get TONS of viewers on this website seeing how “A true gamer” is your main audience and your fellow writer is just as clueless as you are ;) Still find it laughable that you two dumba$$es think “winning” is possible when the competition isn’t even out yet. And don’t try to twist it to say that you thought / meant otherwise. You’re just dumba$$es looking for hits / attention / SOMETHING to write about because you have no better ideas, plain and simple. Find a real job, this one won’t last long if you keep writing as you do, it’s a joke of a life really. Get real.

          • Jayden Williams

            “and I won’t be back” – if only. Haha!

            Stop being so butthurt, strip away the lame moniker, i.e the name other than your actual name, and try doing something with your life rather than waste it by commenting on an article, that really, is not even a memory anymore for anyone.

            But clearly, it is for you, and I actually feel sorry for you.

            Hopefully my words sink in and before springing forth to spit more venom from your fingertips, you take a moment to consider how pathetic your little tantrums on this site have been.

            Not to mention all the other comments we can see you’ve left on other websites.

            So in closing, I turn it back on you and say you’re the one with a joke of a life, “get real”

          • A true gamer

            Thanks man and just keep doing what you do..These types have no life but i do enjoy how your able to deal so well with these posers

          • A true gamer

            Please get some help man and soon and guy in closing get a life and like i said before your a bad fart that lingers and all we need to do is spray some common sense and you will go away
            and as for jayden he is someone who knows what he is talking about and so what if i have respect for these awesome writers Don’t get your tits tide up we all know the truth..You come here to hate on people because your a little guy with no life and if you did have a life than why are you trolling or did your parents not give you enough attention as a child Now i say this that you have already been defeated and im done debating with a guy who acts like a child..Grow Up and get a life or Don’t grow up and end up a deadbeat. Thanks no name for we know the truth

          • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

            You’re right.

            We should shut down the website and go kill ourselves because you disagree that Wii U and PlayStation 4 are great consoles.

            Makes sense to me…

          • A true gamer

            Good comment

      • A true gamer

        Keep Up the awesome work man and let haters hate..Me im enjoying some Lego city under cover with my 2 sons and they love it

        • oo7PorscheMGS

          nobody cares what you’re playing with your sons… you’re probably raising them to be as dumb and one sided as your small mind is….

          • A true gamer

            Guy i suggest you never have children ..welfare would not be enough..BUt heck you can always eat them as you do your old man…Guy never start a war you can’t win because i can do this all day long and i never give in but if you want a war little man lets do it..Your suffering shall be legendary..Even in hell

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            nobody cares what you’re playing with your sons… you’re probably raising them to be as dumb and one sided as your small mind is….

          • A true gamer

            No they just know that losers like yourself will always cry when they don’t get there way and my sons iq alone tops anything your can throw now keep going little man i don’t back down. Let the games begin..Oh i forgot your on welfare so you won’t be able to make it ..my bad

          • A true gamer

            You need to get some help and soon

          • A true gamer

            Guy you really want to get me don’t you..If only you knew who i really was or who i am but that im afraid you will never know so i could really care less of what you think..You a weak little boy crying about wii u …..Grow up and stop being a sissy boy Hell your parents must have been some sorry parents to raise such a loser and it’s a shame that there are losers in this world like you but i will tell you this i never give up and so if you think you can call me sons names and threaten my children ..trust me i can find you and trust me you won’t like what i do but hate to be you dude

  • Aiddon

    and people ignore how we’ve apparently written off Nintendo in the past…only to have to eat our words in the biggest way possible. People bashed the DS and now its the highest-selling system of all time. They wrote off the Wii and it ended up CURBSTOMPING the 360 and PS3. And then came the 3DS which in less than a year cemented itself as the latest hit for Nintendo. I’m just gonna wait for the fall when people will probably have to eat their words once again.

    • http://twitter.com/GerbilCake GerbilCake

      The thing about gamers is they’re entitled, bitter, special snowflakes. And generally speaking, unless it has the words ‘shooter’, ‘COD’ or some next gen graphics fancy ass specs, it’s automatically ‘gay’ and a ‘failure’. And then, when said failure becomes a bestseller, half of said gamers usually jump said failure’s bandwagon and praise it for how amazing it is. The rest still live in denial. It’s a depressing thing really.

      • oo7PorscheMGS

        The thing is that not all gamers are entitled, some are actually educated and can see trends as they begin to happen. EA just announced they wont be putting Frostbite 3 on Wii U, that means no Battlefield, no Mass Effect, no Need for Speed, etc………. many other 3rd party developers are saying “no thanks” to the Wii U. So basically, the ones in denial are the ones who still think the wii u is NOT in BIG trouble.

    • oo7PorscheMGS

      blah blah blah, read and weep… EA will NOT be supporting WII U. No BF4, no next mass effect, no need for speed……….. developers of “just cause” have said the same thing. Many developers are leaving the Wii U and the PS3 is OUTSELLING the WII U in Japan………. STILL think the “wii u” is not “failed”? You’ll be forced to come out from under your rocks sooner or later, blind boys ;)

      • Aiddon

        ya mean two companies who might as well have a giant sign on their faces saying “we’re so lazy and spoiled we expect Nintendo to wipe our ass for us?”

  • Holyfire

    It’s not that most these ppl think that WiiU will fail. It’s that they just want it to. Because Nintnedo isn’t doing things in the fashion many consumers following this industry see fit. When they hear of a new console, they expect state-of-the-art top end video cards and a server grade Intel CPU. Cause that’s what makes games cool

    If the consumer hyperthetically designed many games they wouldn’t have an ounce of challenge, that they’d never be faced with a difficulty that can upset them. They’d play all their games as an unstoppable monster that reaps fury on all of its pety game AI foes etc…

    They’d inplement endless amounts of explosive weapons and racers with just pure hypercars that are indestructible, never crash, fail etc…Consumers making games their way would be boring.

    Often consumers don’t know what they want. Its the job of a designer to define the game/sport/system for the consumer and teach the consumer its value.

    Nintendo is just producing a new field of gaming no one else is willing to. Just takes time for consumers to get used to something different. WiiU will be fine,

    And Nintendo understand financial prudence. Unlike Sony and M’soft who hurl all their resources at something, requiring it to succeed. This is how Nintendo has survived every single era of gaming since the dawn of electronics and even prior

    • Aiddon

      if anything it’d be the exact opposite. The kind of people whining at Nintendo are the kind who hate games being more accessible and accepted, instead only wanting the most unintuitively complex titles around just so those filthy newcomers can’t get into their beloved special club. It’s rather insecure

      • A true gamer

        Agreed and most are living at home Trying to be gamers but the true gamers are ones who don’t care about console wars but just being a gamer..Most are wantabee gamers or there are those that think if i only play angry birds or if i only play COD im a gamer Well Hate tell these folks but that does not make you a gamer

        • Aiddon

          gamer just means you play games, regardless of what they are, even if you play only Angry Birds. It’s only when people try to classify or make requirements around what a gamer should be (which is freaking stupid) that their insecurity is exposed.

          • A true gamer

            Mo not really a true gamer is someone who will buy and play a game no one else will play or own games like from japan that don’t have a release here and also a gamer is someone who will not be cause consoles wars..That is what is foolish and im sorry but playing angry birds does not make you a true gamer and people can debate me all day..Guy ive been gaming much longer than most on this site and so nothing i see written on this site is a shock and as for insecurity None here man i have a wife and two awesome sons and own my own company so the only insecurity is see is a few sony fanboys who are in denial

          • Aiddon

            That is nothing more than snobbish. That’s like saying you’re not a true moviegoer because you haven’t watched Citizen Kane or Metropolis. That’s an elitist attitude that needs to die

          • A true gamer

            Well not today. and man just go game and stop this console war BS…It’s really shameful

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            LOL “a true gamer” is telling people to “stop” the console war when HE is the one that is on every article crying about SONY and how the “PS4 sucks” and the PS4 isn’t even out yet (I think he is scared of when it does come out and leaves his little wii wii in the dust LOL….) this guy must have multiple personalities…. here’s a tip dumb$hit, stop the “war” inside your head and things will be better for you ;) Truly one dumb fuck.

          • A true gamer

            Please stop with crying..It’s a waste of good suffering

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            please stfu, you got owned.

          • A true gamer

            Me.Owned…No thanks but keep dreaming And let the suffering continue The only one that got owned is the cry baby that continues to live on welfare..That would be you sweetheart and trust me you are up way past your bed time

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            the only one crying is you crying about SONY waa waa waaa i hate sony waaa waa waaaa, get balls bit$h, if you have SONS you sure don’t ACT like a grown man.. I feel SORRY for your kids.. and if you even HAVE a wife… she must be despressed.

          • A true gamer

            Nope and we both live in a 500,000 dollar home and both have awesome jobs and than there’s you but keep those bk checks coming in and maybe in 30 years you might be able to move out of your dead beat parents home Till than try to stay calm or if i were you i would not quit your day job but find a corner and use it and as for sony keep it there a dying company and when all this console war mess is over nintendo will still be standing and they have since the 1800’s ..Now please don’t weep.and i quessing you got picked on as a child and you ate paste as a child..Im thinking but please get some help and fast or maybe someone need to inform the F.B.I for you might be a danger to yourself or others

    • oo7PorscheMGS

      I like the Wii U’s gamepad………. I don’t like that no 3rd party developers really care for it enough to make amazing games on it ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/russjcollins Russ Collins

    its shit. no matter what nintendo or publishers pay you to write – its shit. its not even as powerful as a PS3, theres hardly any games out for it. it sucks, and everyone knows it.

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      It would be awesome if publishers paid us to write stuff.

      That would mean there’d be a financial incentive to constantly be insulted by random internet people.

    • Jayden Williams

      Pay me to write? Even if that were true – even if I do find the very accusation highly contemptuous – I’d still be happy in the knowledge my words are read by half a million people a month.

      And what did you achieve today?

      • oo7PorscheMGS

        wow this guy uses big words… too bad his articles are still trash with no valid / coherent points.

    • A true gamer

      Well who writes these stories..People who care about gaming and not some cry baby because they don’t get there way..Now lets look at it this way..They writers on a awesome Website and you well not so much and so what you think is pointless..They can write what they want and it means something and you don’t agree is fine but to start trolling them because you think sony is the only way is the dumbest way to think and jayden and Tynan care about gaming in general and not some cry baby kid who sits on his computer acting like he’s a gamer and you sir are not it..Now go back to bed little one it’s past your bedtime

    • A true gamer

      Well It’s Tynan Who owns this awesome website and not some fake gamer trying to be one..You don’t like what they write go somewhere else and please make it fast your a nasty fart that continues to linger

      • oo7PorscheMGS

        keep licking his a$$…see where that gets you in life… you’re pathetic lol, done wasting my time making a fool out of you, you do it well on your own. bye bitch, was fun slapping you around.

        • Jayden Williams

          Yes. Because “slapping” someone around anonymously on the internet makes you awesome.

          Good work! Haha!

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            Oh look, it’s the dumbass that wrote this dumbass article to begin with…. the “good work” goes out to you, dumbass…

          • A true gamer

            Ha give it up and stop the crying boy..Don’t get mad that have have a awesome job and your on a welfare check

          • Jayden Williams

            Yet another astute comment. My hat goes off to you my friend.

            Always a pleasure, truly. Hahaha!

          • A true gamer

            Good one but most trolls like this are types that live at home with there parents and still on welfare..But much respect man keep doing a awesome job and when haters like this come out of the wood work it just proved that they can’t stand the truth

        • A true gamer

          Goodbye! And good luck with that slapping

  • hahahahaha

    The WiiU is dead and you are the big fat fanboy.
    Everybody plus their mother knows this period.

    I’m not fanboy because I openly accept failure of a product of a specific company.
    You don’t because you’re a fanboy of that company.

    • Jayden Williams

      Wow. So much lulz in so one, misguided comment. Great rebuttle!

      I’d say thanks for reading, but it’s clear you didn’t.

      • http://twitter.com/GerbilCake GerbilCake

        Hey, reading the title still counts as reading.

        Also, my mother doesn’t know it’s failing. My mother doesn’t even know what a wiiu is. So there goes that well-informed statistic.

        • Jayden Williams

          On that same note, my Mother is dead. So she doesn’t know about the Wii U.

          :)

        • A true gamer

          That’s funny since your mom was at my house last night playing Wii U…How funny is that?

  • Vince Harris

    People saying that a console has ‘failed’ because it’s selling slowly in the first six months clearly never saw what it was like when the PS3 came out originally…

    • oo7PorscheMGS

      ps3 had 3rd party support………. nintendo is DYING for 3rd party support and doesn’t look like it’ll be getting the big games the other systems are getting…GTA 5 anyone? MGS5? Tomb Raider? Bioshock Infinite?…………………….. exactly.

      • A true gamer

        Hahaha keep living in your small little world of sony because there days are number and if sony is so mighty why can’t it ever out sell the 3ds or wii even the wii is now at 1 million units and sony not so much and as for the vita and yes it is dying or mostly dead can’t even defeat the 3ds..Tell me why little man..Because you casn’t and heck look at the nut sack of a move it has failed big time but like sony..Your days are numbered and sony will end like the once mighty sega

  • oo7PorscheMGS

    Sorry, had to come back and update the Wii U defenders lol… EA just announced they will not be putting Frostbite 3 on Wii U, which means they will not be making Battlefield 4 for it, no mass effect, no Need For Speed, etc……. the “Just Cause 2″ developer and many other 3rd party devs have said similar things, and if this isn’t a warning sign for Wii U, I don’t know what is………. Oh, here’s one more……. the PS3 outsold the Wii U by around DOUBLE, both this week and last week. I’m not a fanboy when I say the Wii U is dying. The only fanboy here is “a true gamer” and the misinformed are the two boys who wrote the 2 articles in question here. Do some research and educate yourself before you make stupid articles.