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Alpha Phoenix
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reply to hitachi369

Re: Wii U

said by hitachi369:

All I can say is I was at more than one store prior to Christmas and they had units on the shelf. For debut years for either the ps3 or 360 I cant say the same.

Which ones? The Basic (White),or the Deluxe (Black)?
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hitachi369
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reply to danawhitaker

All I can say is I was at more than one store prior to Christmas and they had units on the shelf. For debut years for either the ps3 or 360 I cant say the same.



danawhitaker
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reply to silbaco

Out of curiosity, is the whole 360 and PS3 outselling the Wii U thing still being based off of Black Friday sales? If so, that's really not a fair comparison. Many retailers had discounted bundles for those consoles, whereas the Wii U had no deals at all except for simply existing (as should be expected, since it's a brand new console). I saw ridiculously cheap bundles on Amazon for the PS3, almost tempting enough to make me buy one. Several of my friends with Xbox 360s that were on the way out the door due to age/problems also used it as an opportunity to replace their existing consoles. The other flaw I saw with some of the sales comparisons was that in some cases they were comparing the full month of November for Xbox and PS3 to half a month for the Wii U (since it didn't launch until the 18th).

"In a span of four weeks of being on the market, Nintendo has sold over 1.8 million Wii U consoles. In that same amount of time, Microsoft sold 940,000 Xbox 360 consoles, and Sony shipped 540,000 PlayStation 3 consoles." (that's referring to launch, not a holiday sales comparison)

»gengame.net/2012/12/wii-u-off-to···-launch/

I haven't seen any full sales data for the holiday season past the Black Friday stuff, and I'll be interested to. But the Wii U isn't performing nearly as dismally as some people here would like to make it out to be. I for one was glad that I was able to readily attain one online without it being in some stupid overpriced bundle like the 360 launch and PS3 launch were notorious for. Some people think that not being able to find a console on store shelves is some kind of badge of honor for the company selling it. I think it indicates that the company prepared poorly for the launch in the first place. Nintendo has been guilty of this in the past too. I think the Wii U had just the right amount of difficulty. It wasn't a guaranteed deal in stores, but it wasn't outright impossible to the point people be beating each other senseless to get one either.
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MuDvAyNe
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reply to Alpha Phoenix

I will pick up a Wii U once it has a bigger harddrive and a price drop... or if Super Mario Galaxy 3 is released
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silbaco
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reply to captokita

said by captokita:

said by 88615298:

So far since the WiiU debuted the XBOX 360 and PS3 are still outselling it. What's going to happen to WiiU sales next year at this time when the "PS4" and "XBOX 720" come out?

Established bases at reduced prices ALWAYS outsell the new stuff. Guess what, when PS4 & 720 come out, 360 & PS3 will outsell them too, so what will you say then? Nintendo's sales will also see a spike at that time over the newcomers as well, as they will likely hold the cheapest pricepoint.

Oh wait, you're just hating on Nintendo like usual. Carry on......

Established systems outsell versus a new console's very first holiday season? No, they typically don't. The Wii U was supposed to be a hot holiday item and it simply wasn't. It did not live up to the sales expectations.


danawhitaker
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reply to captokita

I'd be curious what percentage of those Xbox and PS3 sales are people replacing 1st and 2nd gen consoles too, rather than brand new purchasers.
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captokita
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reply to 88615298

said by 88615298:

So far since the WiiU debuted the XBOX 360 and PS3 are still outselling it. What's going to happen to WiiU sales next year at this time when the "PS4" and "XBOX 720" come out?

Established bases at reduced prices ALWAYS outsell the new stuff. Guess what, when PS4 & 720 come out, 360 & PS3 will outsell them too, so what will you say then? Nintendo's sales will also see a spike at that time over the newcomers as well, as they will likely hold the cheapest pricepoint.

Oh wait, you're just hating on Nintendo like usual. Carry on......


Alpha Phoenix
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reply to 88615298

The Wii U currently doesn't have a great selection of games. But then again what consoles really have great launch titles? As developers push the premier titles out, that's when you're really going to see what the real demand for the Wii U will be, but as it is, it's only been out about a month now.
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danawhitaker
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reply to 88615298

That'll be dependent on the pricepoint of those consoles, and the selection of games they'll have at launch vs. what the Wii U will have. Personally, my daughter and I are really enjoying hers.
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88615298
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reply to Alpha Phoenix

So far since the WiiU debuted the XBOX 360 and PS3 are still outselling it. What's going to happen to WiiU sales next year at this time when the "PS4" and "XBOX 720" come out?



Alpha Phoenix
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reply to ebgbjo

said by ebgbjo:

I tried it. Not doing much yet on my end. Every show I try gets the "this show doesn't use tvii tag" message. I can use my remote for tv to search for shows on my tv or DVR and without subscription service to streaming like Amazon, Hulu or Netflix, so far Tvii is useless

Looks like the functionality just needs to be brought up to where they are shooting for. As of now it seems they haven't gotten fully up and running fluidly yet. But the sports feature from the video seems pretty cool if you're into that kind of thing.

But I'm with you so far.
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ebgbjo
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reply to Alpha Phoenix

I tried it. Not doing much yet on my end. Every show I try gets the "this show doesn't use tvii tag" message. I can use my remote for tv to search for shows on my tv or DVR and without subscription service to streaming like Amazon, Hulu or Netflix, so far Tvii is useless



Alpha Phoenix
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reply to ebgbjo

No it's not just for that. The video shows the features, and it clearly shows how it does waaaay more than what you just stated.
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ebgbjo
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reply to Alpha Phoenix

said by Alpha Phoenix:

Nintendo TVii went live today! Woo-hoo!!!!!!! »www.ign.com/articles/2012/12/21/···hands-on

Still trying to figure out how to actually watch live TV on my Gamepad though.......

So basically it is just a quide for me to see what is available on a streaming service? It will be an app that is useless to me then since I am not going to pay money for Netflix or Hulu


Alpha Phoenix
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reply to sleuth

said by sleuth:

Does Nintedo TV only stream Amazon and huluplus? Or do I just need to download other apps?

Also, has the riddle for switching to streaming content been solved yet for sports fans? Not sure if a subscription based site offering live sports streams even exists.

Netflix, Amazon Plus, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Live TV, Movies, and plenty of other options, etc...

Here, check out this video demoing that feature:

»youtu.be/RnY-wpMbIv0


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88615298
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reply to Alpha Phoenix

Sorry but unless you are huge fan of Mario, Zelda etc it's waste of money. XBOX 360 and PS3 are cheaper and have more.



sleuth
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reply to Alpha Phoenix

Does Nintedo TV only stream Amazon and huluplus? Or do I just need to download other apps?

Also, has the riddle for switching to streaming content been solved yet for sports fans? Not sure if a subscription based site offering live sports streams even exists.



Alpha Phoenix
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Nintendo TVii went live today! Woo-hoo!!!!!!! »www.ign.com/articles/2012/12/21/···hands-on

Still trying to figure out how to actually watch live TV on my Gamepad though.......
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me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to Alpha Phoenix

Got mine, cant use it for a while Christmas present and all. Don't really care how much more powerful than a ps3/360 it is. if I want good graphics I play on the pc(as should any sane person) if I want nintendo games I play nintendo products. Still I have a feeling that this is going to be a lot closer to the 720/ps4 than they are going to be to a high end pc, in terms of power. Especially if the 6670 and sony using an apu rumors are correct.



ebgbjo
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reply to Alpha Phoenix

I got the Wii U on the 21t and am loving it so far. Only have Mario U, but looking into getting the Scribblernauts game this coming weekend.



Kulldar
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reply to Alpha Phoenix

I got mine on Monday. It's very cool! My kids (6 and 3) love playing Super Mario U, and Nintendo Land.

Super Mario U is pretty much what you expect of a Mario game, it reminds me of a cross between Super Mario World - SNES, and Super Mario - Wii.

Nintendo Land is a very fun, family friendly game. There are approximately 10 mini games within the game. We've only played three of them so far but each is a lot of fun. So far our favorite is Mario Chase. The first player uses the large controller, and up to 4 others can play using a wii remote. It's simple, player run has to run away and hide from the other players while they chase him/her. It's good fun and provides some really good laughs.

I also picked up ZombieU for myself. I played about three hours so far and I really like this game. It reminds me of the feeling I had when I first played Resident Evil on Playstation. I like the added features with the controller, it contains your backpack, your map, a radar to detect undead, and some other game functions. My only complaint so far is how dark the game is, but I imagine that leads to part of the genres environment.



sleuth
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reply to Alpha Phoenix

Nintendo should have applied the 3DS tech onto the Gamepad screen. This could have been cool, or very irritating

The little time I've spent playing this, doesn't really scream next gen gaming to me. Nintendo is usually great at breaking the mold and creating innovation. Just looks like they mashed the handheld DS and Wii into one system. Not complaining, but just hoping the next Nintendo in 5 years or so really stretches the imagination.



Alpha Phoenix
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reply to Alpha Phoenix

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu1kGo5j7NU


Alpha Phoenix
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reply to sleuth

said by sleuth:

Thanks for the info. I haven't kept up with the Wii U release or info. I honestly didn't know the Wii U came out today until I strolled into Target.

My wife has since taken over the TV and been playing games most of the evening...

LOL!!!
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sleuth
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reply to Alpha Phoenix

Thanks for the info. I haven't kept up with the Wii U release or info. I honestly didn't know the Wii U came out today until I strolled into Target.

My wife has since taken over the TV and been playing games most of the evening...



Alpha Phoenix
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reply to Metatron2008

said by Metatron2008:

That might be because Wii u 'tvii' app (The main controlling piece for the wii u's harmony features) won't be out until december.

Yep. Exactly right!
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Metatron2008
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reply to sleuth

That might be because Wii u 'tvii' app (The main controlling piece for the wii u's harmony features) won't be out until december.



sleuth
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reply to Alpha Phoenix

said by Alpha Phoenix:

The Wii U GamePad can also be used as a universal television remote with a built in guide, even when the Wii U is off. This will allow users to use the Wii U GamePad as a means to switch television inputs, browse through channels, look through channel programming guides, and turn the Wii U console on.

Boy I was really looking forward to this feature but it's pretty much useless and not something I would leverage. It's totally basic and pretty much only changes the channel and volume. Perhaps I was expecting too much.


sleuth
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reply to Alpha Phoenix

said by Alpha Phoenix:

I GOT MINE!!!!!!

32GB Deluxe Version!!!

Loving how sleek and sexy it looks. The controllers seems a lot more responsive, and have a nicer look/feel to them. Went through the initial setup and am currently doing the massive system update.

Ha me too. There were actually plenty in stock out here. I didn't have to wait in line, and went to a local Best Buy and purchased the deluxe around 1pm with 3 or 4 still in stock behind the counter.

I've played 1 game so far and it was pretty neat. The system is updating once again...


MuDvAyNe
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reply to Alpha Phoenix

You must be to busy playing to report back. I want a review from you!!
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