With core gamers focusing on Sony’s PlayStation 4 and the expected announced of a new Xbox from Microsoft, Nintendo Wii U hasn’t been receiving a lot of press. The console had a strong launch with sales paced ahead of the original Nintendo Wii, but while that console struck a chord with a mainstream audience, Wii U doesn’t seem to be following that same trajectory.
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With the PlayStation 4 gaining momentum since its reveal a few weeks ago, and the imminent announcement of the Xbox 720, people have been worrying about the Wii U and Nintendo.According to a report from GameRevolution on Tuesday, ...
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Nintendo will shut the door on many of the Wii's online services on June 28, the company announced today.A group of online features, including the message boards, will be shut down, while the main Nintendo channel, News, Forecast and Everybody Votes channels will also be saying goodbye. The Wii Shop will remain open for the time being."We at Nintendo sincerely thank you for...
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While Nintendo attempts to push forward with the Wii U, the company has said it will not hold its traditional press conference at E3 2013.The announcement was made in the recent Nintendo investor briefing by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. It's a surprising move for the Japanese company, especially as Nintendo's sales figures for its Wii U, announced this week, were so...
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Nintendo is off to a rough start with its new Wii U video game console and Activision CEO Bobby Kotick thinks Microsoft’s “Xbox Infinity” and Sony’s PlayStation 4 could see similar tepid debuts when they launch ahead of the holidays this year. “We continue to face the uncertainties of the console transition” Kotick said during Activision’s earnings call this week. The...
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If you follow the gaming industry at all, you know that Nintendo has been struggling significantly over the last year or so. While the company rode high on the incredible popularity of the original Nintendo Wii years ago, it has been unable to replicate that success with its latest generation console. The Nintendo Wii U ...
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Nintendo, not a big one for embracing the wider world of social networking and web, is unleashing its Miiverse as a smartphone and web-based app, after an announcement at this year's GDC.The app itself, which will be available to download in May, will let users interact with other Miis in their community while on the go – posting comments, drawing pictures and what not. But...
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Far be it from me to take Michael Patcher's word as gospel, but if his recent estimates are right, it's going to be a rather terrible March for Nintendo. The Wedbush analyst believes that Nintendo sold about 85,000 Wiis in March, and only 55,000 Wii Us. That would make the Wii sales down 51% from last year, and the Wii U drop 17% from last month. For comparison, he estimates...
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Perhaps poor marketing is holding back Wii U sales for Nintendo. AsSpike TV's GTTV host Geoff Keighley noted on Twitter, a new campaign from Nintendo is using flyers to show just how awesome the Wii U is. Except, instead of going after console rivals Nintendo decided to aim its attack at its own, older-generation console the Wii. To be fair, the Wii is probably the strongest...
(2 months ago)
The Xbox 720 and PS4 are two consoles that are highly demanded among consumers, and apparently they are twice as demanded among publishers as opposed to the Nintendo Wii U. According to a report from VG24/7 on Thursday...
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