Why did Nintendo kill the Wii U?
Its selling better than ever. Its making them profit.
Why piss off 11 million people by killing a console two years early?
The only game thats a big deal for 2016 is zelda u and it will probably end up on the nx.
Twilight Princess and star fox are ok, but really, theres only one game to get excited about all of 2016 for.
Let's put it into perspective
It took the Wii U 3 years to sell as many consoles as the Dreamcast did
The Dreamcast, which didn't even last a whole console generation and whose managing company was tearing itself apart
The Wii U is never going to sell well
Unlike Sega, however, Nintendo has loads of cash reserves, and is more than willing to ride out the generation just long enough to not piss off fans too much (whereas Sega was reeling from the failure of the Saturn outside Japan)
>10 million sold isn't a good figure.
It's over 12 million now.
>GC sold 20 million and Iwata said they shouldn't keep making consoles if they keep selling GC numbers.
Fuck Iwata. It's because of him that 3DS won't ever reach GBA/PSP sales, and Wii U will be lucky to break 15 million.
Because the Wii U was built on terrible choices
>not following the industry and adopting an x86 architecture, effectively killing third party support
>forcing an oversized controller with poor battery life and a dumb gimmick that nobody wanted
>underpowered hardware just a bit better than consoles released in the previous generation
>awful marketing, the Wii brand was dead since 2011 as casuals just moved on to smartphones and are never coming back
>launch titles were either ports of games everybody already played or shovelware
>still no account system
>very few games on the virtual console
>Wii mode is shit and can't do what Dolphin has been doing for years
>no GameCube backwards compatibility
And do you want to know what the funniest thing is? Nintendo probably won't fix half of these issues with the NX.
That game came didn't come out in 2016. And federation force isnt a wii u game.
Im talking about games for the wii u in 2016, which there are none except for zelda u.
Yeah, ill buy twilight princess and star fox, but its nothing to be excited about.
>The best sellers are mostly multiplatform games.
So no reason to own a ps4 when the games it has can be played on xbox or pc
Wii u has games that can only be played on wii u
>in before emualtion or baby games
Insert Never ever and mature gamer cliche here
It has more games than the Wiiu, this is fact. But if course fags like you claim multiplats don't count. Even though the top 20 is full of multiplats in terms of sales. People buy consoles now because of multiplats, not exclusives. This is why Nintendo has been dead last 2 of the last 3 gens.
>A new metroid
You already got that. You people are just never happy with what you get.
Depends on the game mode you're playing, anything that covers a lot of territory fast is good on Turf War, so shit like the Aerospray RG is pretty common. On any of the ranked modes, Jet and Dual Squelcher are great for defending important areas.
>Two year early
The last generation was 3 years late.
Console generations are 4-5 years each, not 7-8.
Goddamn you faggots are dense.
Yeah, ill buy those games, but as far as games im really looking forward to, only zelda is worth mentioning.
I already played twilight princess on two other consoles and star fox 64 ia basically thw same as the new one
>Its selling better than ever. Its making them profit.
Despite being out for 3 years only having 10.7x million consoles sold is by no strech "selling better".
It is a fucking catastrophy. In comparison Dreamcast sold 10.6 million in the same time frame and and Saturn sold almost as much before both were killed off.
You must be one reality bending, rabid Nintendrone who will defend this aborted piece of shit to the death because of brainwashed and conditionend MUH NINTENDO and since you have nothing else going on for you in your life so you desperately cling to Nintendo as the last positive thing in your life left.
Wake up, faggot and smell the ashes.
>sales don't matter
Are you literally retarded? Sales = more games. Thus = longer console gen. The NX will come out and now take on the PS4 which will be hitting it's peak. Why? Because the Wiiu didn't sell.
Just because you don't think they're worth mentioning doesn't mean that most other people feel the same way
You being not excited does not equate to console being dead due to lack of support from Nintendo
It's highly unlikely we're getting the NX before 2016 is over. Winder 2016 at best. That puts it in, only just it's true, the usual range of 4-5 years for a generation that the last one fucked up.
I wonder how long Microsoft and Sony want to keep their consoles around for? Both feel like they've still barely gotten anything I care to play, despite sales numbers.
You can tell this to those unconditional Nintendo Defense Force lackeys all day every day, they will just ignore everything you said and never aknowledge it. Because in their corrupted brains NINTENDO CAN NOT DO WRONG NINTENDO IS LOVE NINTENDO IS LIFE
I'm sick and TIRED of trolls shitting on the ONLY company that cares about us, GAMERS.
Why do mods are taking so long to delete this anti-Nintendo thread?
It's just not frikkin fair.
>it's doing great in Japan
>okay it's still getting blown out everywhere else
Why does Japan matter? We're in a globalized market.
>the ONLY company that cares about us, GAMERS.
Wrong. They never cared about "US GAMERS HUH?!"
They always had scummy business practices and when they were king of the hill they treated everyone and everything including their suppliers, third party and customers like shit and ruled with an iron kike fist. They burned so many bridges during that time that ever since no one wants to do business with them anymore. Many people, including myself who were there with them since the NES days disappointingly turned their heads away during the Wii era because many of us realised what Nintendo has become. The only ones who still stick with Nintendo are either the ones who grew up with the Wii and just don't know any better or the poor souls whose lives didn't work out as they grew older, so they chose escapism in form of Nintendo.
I'm a Nintendo 'fanboy' and I agree with all of those things. Apart from the gamepad criticism, anyway. I didn't think I'd like it, but off-screen play is great and so is two-screen multiplayer. I'd really miss it if it were taken away, now. They made some pretty bad decisions with the Wii U apart from that, though. I'd have liked it to have had a better name, for one thing. Even Wii 2 would have made more sense, and been more obvious to the casual consumer. There are a few positives, though: the pro controller is excellent, and practically every game supports its use; that alone is a huge step up from the Wii's controller abomination. Still, can't defend the other shitty decisions they made for no reason. They probably could have gotten away with it too if they just smashed out new first-party titles that weren't spin-offs, but they decided not to do that either. If we had a bigger 3D Mario, a new Zelda already, an actual Animal Crossing, a Metroid, then the console would have been much more appreciated despite its many faults.
Because they think fanboys will just accept it.
Hell, just look at the retards hyping up the NX(which, in my opinion, can only sell even at best only marginally better than the wii u) even after the blunder that was the wii u and the lack of dedication from nintendo torwards that platform.
Seriously they are so full of themselves and are deaf to anyone but the hardest of the hardcore fanboys that i expect them to drop the NX early too, immediatelly when they realize thks gen is already won and they have the worst position for the next gen.
>Announce mobile deal.
>Predict that retards will say this means they're going mobile only.
>Counter this by giving literally nothing but a codename for future hardware.
>Wii U considered dead instantly despite getting releases all last year and this year.
At this point they probably should have just stayed mute on the subject and endured the ten months of retards claiming they'll move entirely into mobile games.
Because they're badly boned atm
>mobile games won't positively affect their bottom line until 2018
>cut their operating profit estimate by more than half foe eofy