Activision Is 'Somewhat Disappointed' With The Launch Of The Wii U

It seems that Activision, the biggest video game publisher in the world, wasn't exactly thrilled with the Wii U's launch. Why? Forget Call of Duty's performance, it's the console's potential for Skylanders that has Bobby Kotick worried.

During the company's latest earnings call, Kotick was asked about the future of the money-printing Skylanders franchise, specifically about the breakdown of install bases between the existing consoles. He replied "we were somewhat disappointed with the launch of the Wii U. We're concerned about the install base for 6-11-year-olds."

Considering publishers are usually coy when making public statements about platform holders, that's a surprisingly blunt assessment of the console, albeit one that must be supported by numbers or... he wouldn't have said it.

What a strange world we live in, where a major publisher is worried that a Nintendo console isn't selling with kids.


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    We can all say "Oh Acitivision this and that" about them wanting money, but, they are a business, with a product in demand. I'm not the biggest fan of Activision and EA, but I own several of their games, and they have a right to be worried, the Wii U is a major disappointment. The Wii U's marketing is terrible, half of the customers in retail don't even know its a new console.

      Activision will always be the lesser of two evils.

        When the two evils are comparitive to the digital versions of Satan and Hitler that's not saying much... (No that doesn't invoke Godwins law :P )

      Nintendo really shot themselves in the foot calling it the Wii U. Considering every other peripheral is a Wii something there's nothing to say it isn't just a fancy controller if you aren't keeping abreast of the latest gaming news. But then that isn't the only odd decision Nintendo have made of late.

      Not to say the Wii U is or will be a failure, just seems like its not really living up to what it could be just yet.

        Definitely agree here. I bought one myself and whenever I tell someone that fact the first thing they do is ask "so what is it exactly?". It's like the "new iPhone". When people prioritize trendiness over logic they inevitably lose the message.

        Since the Wii U launched (a few months ago now?) I'm fairly sure I've seen 1 ad on TV...and even after seeing that same ad, the rest of my family had no idea what Wii U was. Great job there Nintendo.

        Not to mention the consumer base that the Wii dominated even more so then other demographics do not follow the latest gaming news (Mums, grandparents, children). The Wii U concerns me because the last thing I want is less competition for the next generation consoles. Half the reason I've been negative towards the Wii U, is that if it doesn't keep up with Sony and Microsofts consoles it will weaken the gaming market as a whole. Nintendo continue to provide strong first party software and personally I'm looking forward to HD Zelda. Time will tell if the Wii U can hold onto third party developers and avoid what happened to its predecessor.

        Absolutely agree. Another thing I found silly, was the use of the old Wiimotes on it. I understand why they did it, they're an ok controller, but having both the Wii-motes and the new touchpad on the ads as controllers, does nothing to alleviate the non-gamers confusion? I've literally heard people say instore that they thought it was just simply a new controller you could use with the Wii.

    What does activision have, except for call of duty and sky landers, two franchises I am not interested in

    Wait didnt they release skylanders on both Wii,ps3 and 360 and Wii U? Well did they really change much of the game for all versions? If nothing was changed except improved graphics (and no real use of the gamepad) why would people buy a Wii U to buy the exact same game as the Wii and the ps3 and 360?

    What do they expect for ports and ports that show nothing of what a new console can do?

      I think his disappointment is less about sales of the Wii U version and more about how the console itself is selling with the target demographic - if there's not enough kids buying the console, then there might be no point in releasing the next Skylanders on the console because the target demographic isn't there.

        Why are we focused on kind anyway. The average gamer is 25-31 yo. And Kids of 11-15 have little to no money

          Kids play games too, there are games for a variety of demographics, though you don't have to be in that demographic to play them.
          Young kids don't have money, but their parents do. You market the product so the child wants it and the parents think it's good for them to buy. Parents generally spend a lot on children.

    I'm somewhat disappointed with Activision. So what?

    Hear we go. The Nintendo-Launch-meme. Nintendo has been in business since 1896. How long has Activision been in business? WiiU will be a success as soon as the Nintendo games of awesomeness are released. As will be seen at E3 2013. Will be funny if WiiU outsells Xbox & PlayStation again.

      I like the unbiasness of your comment, however there are certain things I feel the need to point out. While Nintendo has existed since 1889, they only really got into the video game industry a paltry 2 years prior to the founding of Activision, with the launch of the Color TV Game. Even then it was not until 1980 with the launch of the Game & Watch that Nintendo became known globally, and they only became a major player in the video game industry 3 years later with the launch of the Famicon, and 2 years after that on a global scale with the western launch of the NES. By that time Activision had proven itself as a top tier 3rd party publisher and developer in it's own right, developing a handful of titles for the Atari 2600 amongst others.

      As for whether the Wii U will outsell the next gen Xbox and PS, it's looking more and more unlikely, Nintendo has failed to garner the attention of the greater public with the Wii U like it did with the original Wii, and if current rumours are to be believed the Orbis and Durango are going to leave the Wii U in the dust, which isn't going to be good if the Wii U is going to be fighting for the same market. . .

        Hahaha your dreaming. Another person living in LA LA land. Wii U unlikely to out sell the next xbox or playstation? Based on what? Nothing. As far as we know the only thing the next consoles will provide is better graphics unless there is some official information regarding some new gaming thing either microsoft or sony has come up with that will get them Wii like attention (since there has been no hype train i guess there wont be any). So we are left with better graphics.

        History lesson. When in the last few decades has the most powerful console sold more then its competitors? Answer ZERO.

        ps1 (weaker) outsold n64 (Stronger)
        ps2 (weaker) outsold xbox and GC (stronger)
        Wii (weaker) outsold ps3 and 360 (stronger)
        DS (weaker) outsold psp (stronger)
        3DS (weaker) outsold vita (stronger)

        So if history tells us that the most powerful console in a generation never outsells its competitors why will it change now? Because you said so? Laughable logic. Wait the ps3 and 360 had massively better graphics then the Wii too, guess how that turned out. Wii hitting close to 100million WW sales compared to close to 80 million for both 360 and ps3.

        Oh you want to talk numbers? Ok During the last 2-3 months the Wii U has sold around 3 million units. Thats 2-3 MONTHS. The ps3 and 360 took one YEAR to sell close to 6 million consoles. So if selling 3 million units in 2-3 months is failing to garner public attention what would you call the ps3 and 360s launches? Complete failure? What makes you think this time round with the next playstation and xbox will be any different. The ps3 had Bluray as an extra incentive, but what will the next playstation have? Move and kinect are here already so adding them to the next gen consoles wont be as much a big a deal even if they are vast improvements over the original. So what will be the big selling point of the next consoles? What will propel sales to Wii like proportions (how the Wii over took the 360s year head start in under a year). This is a serious question. How will they do it? By the time the next consoles come out it will already be 1 year into the Wii Us lifecycle and by that time we will be hitting well over 10 million consoles sold. Thats a large user base compared to the small launch userbase of the ps4 and 720. A very enticing proposition for third party developers. Sure that doesnt guarantee full support but its still a userbase that cant be completely ignored. So i ask again how will the next consoles out sell the Wii U? If they cant outsell the Wii U then what is the point? Wii U will always have a larger userbase and it should get stronger thirdparty support.

        Please enough of these illogical ps4 and 720 will out sell the Wii U nonsense without any evidence. Its getting old. If you can factually show me how then by all means. But what you have presented so far is rubbish.

          The weaker console wins the console war?

          Generation 5 - Forgetting Sega are we? I guess that makes sense since Sega put a huge wrench in your stronger console argument, just look at the two prior generations before this.

          Generation 6 - Oh I see you forgot Sega again. The Xbox which was significantly more powerful than the Gamecube, PS2 and Dreamcast came in second, you would think the console that is head and shoulders stronger would be dead last no? Funny enough, you could literally combine the Dreamcast with either the PS2 or Gamecube and the Xbox would still be stronger on paper.

          Generation 7 - The Wii didn't even directly compete with either PS3 or 360 so your argument is pointless.

          As for next gen, they all lose, to smart phones, at the very least handhelds will need to be dropped.

          My point with my second paragraph is based around the complete and utter decimation of the Casual gaming market (the same market that propelled the Wii to the meteoric success it had) by Apple and Google. Nintendo no longer have that market to rely upon, since they would more than likely take one look at the Wii U (if they even realise it’s a new console, not just an add on for the Wii) see what it offers, see the price it is as well as the price of the games and then totally disregard it as they go back to playing their free copy of Temple Run 2 on their iPad 4, these people mostly entered the console market post Wii launch and believe it or not, they have no brand loyalty, and if they do it is more likely than not to be to Apple.

          So what does that leave, well primarily the same ‘core’ market that Microsoft and Sony catered for in the last gen, you can say that the Wii sold more units and the like but one telling sign of where the core market put their money is with the sales charts of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The 360 and PS3 versions sold 14.81 and 12.58 million units WW respectively, the Wii version: less than 600 thousand units WW. That is a big gap for a AAA blockbuster title. If it is true that the Orbis and Durango are stronger consoles to the Wii U, I would not be surprised to see this trend continuing, and it is in that regard that I believe that the Orbis and Durango are going to be stronger consoles.

          I like your history lesson, primarily how you decide to stop it right before the Snes/Genesis era. Most likely because you know if you included that generation your entire argument would have been invalidated by the very company you are trying to defend. As for the how the Wii sold more units than the PS3 and 360 combined. Once again, the monetization of the wider casual market, and once again I reiterate it is highly unlikely that lightning will strike twice in this regard, Apple and Google have practically made sure of it.

          As for how the Wii U sold more units than both the PS3 and 360 did in their launch year, well the Wii U console costs $350AUS at launch for an 8gb console, when the 360 and PS3 launched their cheapest console variants were $499AUS and $699AUS respectively. Sony and Microsoft both priced their consoles out of the range for most people at the time and they paid for it, and from the sounds of it based on rumours regarding the Feb 20th announcement, at the very least Sony is looking to not make the same mistake twice.

          I highly doubt that any console by Nintendo or otherwise will reach the heights that the Wii did, the market is no longer what it once was. As for your proclamation that the Wii U will hit 10 million units by the time the Orbis and Durango get released. . . With a release line up that looks like a barren wasteland, further damaged by Ubisoft’s decision to push back the release of Rayman Legends. . . I highly doubt it. More than anything else games sell consoles, it’s what the PS3 lacked at launch and for all intents and purposes it looks as though it is going to be the thing the Wii U lack as well.

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            My point with my second paragraph is based around the complete and utter decimation of the Casual gaming market (the same market that propelled the Wii to the meteoric success it had) by Apple and Google. Nintendo no longer have that market to rely upon, since they would more than likely take one look at the Wii U (if they even realise it’s a new console, not just an add on for the Wii) see what it offers, see the price it is as well as the price of the games and then totally disregard it as they go back to playing their free copy of Temple Run 2 on their iPad 4, these people mostly entered the console market post Wii launch and believe it or not, they have no brand loyalty, and if they do it is more likely than not to be to Apple.

            Yes and sony and microsoft wont be able to rely on the casual market either. Doesnt mean its going to disappear though. Secondly the Wii U is a more core centric console compared to the Wii. So unlike the Wii it will try to draw more core games to the library. Its been struggling of late but when more software hit the console in the next few months and a slow slog to the 10 million sold mark the Wii U will be a lot more enticing as a console to develop for. Thats the theory though. Also Nintendo need to work harder to draw those developers that dont make games for its home console. That we have to see. But saying its impossible only 3 months out from launch is ridiculous.

            So what does that leave, well primarily the same ‘core’ market that Microsoft and Sony catered for in the last gen, you can say that the Wii sold more units and the like but one telling sign of where the core market put their money is with the sales charts of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The 360 and PS3 versions sold 14.81 and 12.58 million units WW respectively, the Wii version: less than 600 thousand units WW. That is a big gap for a AAA blockbuster title. If it is true that the Orbis and Durango are stronger consoles to the Wii U, I would not be surprised to see this trend continuing, and it is in that regard that I believe that the Orbis and Durango are going to be stronger consoles.

            the Wii version is not the same as the ps3/360 game. Its a dumbed down port with lower graphics. Yes the next xbox and playstation will be more powerful, but how much? You seem to think its going to be like the ps3 and 360 was to the Wii, i have read different rumours (only 20% more powerful) regardless the main thing is that the Wii U gets the same games and or gets the game with gamepad functionality that is done well. Only then can we truly see the sales potential for the Wii U.

            I like your history lesson, primarily how you decide to stop it right before the Snes/Genesis era. Most likely because you know if you included that generation your entire argument would have been invalidated by the very company you are trying to defend. As for the how the Wii sold more units than the PS3 and 360 combined. Once again, the monetization of the wider casual market, and once again I reiterate it is highly unlikely that lightning will strike twice in this regard, Apple and Google have practically made sure of it.

            Why should i go further in history? Trends change. The trend i am referring to is the CURRENT TREND. The current trend is the weaker console is the one that sells the most. so im still right. My argument is still completely valid. I never said the Wii outsold the ps3 and 360 combined so i dont know where you got that from. Never said that it is guaranteed to happen again, i said that looking at past trends (Which have been the same for the last 3 generations for home consoles and 3 generations of handhelds) i am right to come to that conclusion. Yes it can change but only if something is brought to the table from microsoft and sony (like motion control for Wii) and as far as we know nothing will be. So nothing will change. Wii U also has a massive headstart so that too helps Nintendo (larger install base by launch of next xbox and playstation). Another thing wrong is that you believe that the ps3 and 360 are all hardcore gamers? This is rubbish. A large portion of all consoles markets are casual gamers. Why do you think move and kinect have helped propel sales of both consoles past 7 years? If the casuals desert Nintendo then they will desert sony and microsofts consoles too. Problem is Nintendo can survive with only 25 million consoles sold (they did with GC) and no thirdparty support. Sony and microsofts consoles probably could not (xbox cost microsoft billions and didnt make a cent of profit). You do realise that none of sonys consoles (ps1, ps2, ps3) have made a profit (thanks to ps3 wiping away all the profits of the previous consoles) and the xbox consoles (xbox1 and 360) have not profited either. If they lost the casuals then they would probably go out of business. So even if the casuals leave the console market all together Nintendo will still survive on its fans. Sony and Microsoft most likely will not (although microsoft is more likely to survive then sonys playstation IMO).

            As for how the Wii U sold more units than both the PS3 and 360 did in their launch year, well the Wii U console costs $350AUS at launch for an 8gb console, when the 360 and PS3 launched their cheapest console variants were $499AUS and $699AUS respectively. Sony and Microsoft both priced their consoles out of the range for most people at the time and they paid for it, and from the sounds of it based on rumours regarding the Feb 20th announcement, at the very least Sony is looking to not make the same mistake twice.

            LAME excuse. So Nintendo could have made a $700 console as well. But guess what the market dont want something that costs that much. Why should they release a console that most consumers arent willing to buy? Sony thought it could sell a powerhouse US$700 console and was wrong. Nintendo thought it could sell a weaker US$250 console and was right. Stop making excuses. Well they better have got the message or the ps4 will suffer a much worse fate then the ps3

            I highly doubt that any console by Nintendo or otherwise will reach the heights that the Wii did, the market is no longer what it once was. As for your proclamation that the Wii U will hit 10 million units by the time the Orbis and Durango get released. . . With a release line up that looks like a barren wasteland, further damaged by Ubisoft’s decision to push back the release of Rayman Legends. . . I highly doubt it. More than anything else games sell consoles, it’s what the PS3 lacked at launch and for all intents and purposes it looks as though it is going to be the thing the Wii U lack as well.

            Never said it would outsell the Wii. Wont reach 10 million by years end? LOL there is no games for the Wii U for a Month and it sold very well so far 3 million infact (close to that). There are games that will hit the console in the next couple of months that will start to get things rolling again and if it can maintain a steady pace it wont be difficult to hit 10 million. Rayman legends will hurt but its not the end of the world as some are making it out to be, there are some decent exclusives coming out for Wii U, and once the big Nintendos make an appearance there will be more hype for the machine.

            Dont forget it took a whole year to sell 5.7million ps3s and 360s so if the Wii U does better then that that will be a good showing considering those consoles had strong third party support something the Wii U is still to get. The Wii U Is already at close to 3 million (despite the slowdown in sales)

            Also your dreaming if you think the ps4 or 720 are going to be selling gangbusters from launch. I dont see it from what we know (which is nothing) and if its just graphics dont expect the current trends to change.

              Its actually over 3 million, has been for a month now. Also with China lifting the ban on consoles it will skyrocket.

              Okay, first off Yes, Microsoft and Sony will not be able to rely on the casual market much like Nintendo, despite the fact that the market will still exist in some form. As for the belief that Nintendo will be the more enticing console to work for I don’t know, you claim the 3 million units sold is impressive, maybe so, but it’s also 30% less than the prediction Nintendo themselves made on Wii U sales by this point. EA themselves don’t seem too impressed with the console, even going so far as saying the next gen of consoles “has yet to come”, that’s not a good sign from one of the big two publishers, especially as you say, Nintendo need to work harder to draw those developers.

              I agree with saying the Wii version is technically inferior to the PS3/360 versions. The reason I bring it up is by look at rumoured specs of the Orbis and Durango, even though the graphical gap might not be as extensive as the Wii to 360/PS3, there will most likely still be a gap that will need to be bridged by dumbing down the game for the Wii U release, add to that the necessity to incorporate the touchpad into gameplay, and more likely than not you’ll find yourself with a bunch of AAA titles where the Wii U version will be worst out of the group, it might not be as apparent as this current gen, but it’ll still be there. This of course is still all speculation, a lot will most likely be revealed come February 20th.

              Okay, well removing the Snes/Genesis era from your history lesson you’re still technically kinda wrong. The PS1 was not the weakest console out of its generation, the Sega Saturn was. Same with the PS2, the Dreamcast was the weakest in that generation. This also brings up a point regarding you saying the Wii U’s huge head start will be a benefit to it, well if history is to be believed that will not be the case. The console that has been released first in the past three generations have all come last by the end of it. The Sega Saturn was the first console released in the fourth generation, it came last. The Sega Dreamcast was released over a year before the PS2 came out to compete with it, and it flunked so badly that Sega pulled out of the console race all together. Finally we have the 360, while it hasn’t fared anywhere near as badly as the Saturn and Dreamcast; the PS3 recently surpassed it in WW sales, putting it in last place for this closing generation.

              As for Kinect and Move. . . well Kinect is a more useful hooked up to a PC than it is to the 360, as a game peripheral the device is subpar at best, and the Move was D.o.A. While an argument could be made for Kinect assisting in the longevity of the 360, any similar argument regarding the Move is bloody laughable.

              I don’t get your point with the price argument . . . you call it a lame excuse then you basically agree with it. . .

              As for your final argument, I strongly recommend having a look at the list of upcoming games for the Wii U. According to the ever reliable Wikipedia, there are a grand total of 9 Wii U titles that have relatively confirmed released dates slated in 2013. While it is certain that others will be released as well, the fact that a three month old console only has 9 definitive titles on the horizon to for fans to look forward to, isn’t exactly a good sign. While I don’t expect the PS4 or 720 to completely dominate in sales, I strongly believe they will do just as well, if not better than the Wii U’s launch, that’s my opinion.

                Okay, first off Yes, Microsoft and Sony will not be able to rely on the casual market much like Nintendo, despite the fact that the market will still exist in some form. As for the belief that Nintendo will be the more enticing console to work for I don’t know, you claim the 3 million units sold is impressive, maybe so, but it’s also 30% less than the prediction Nintendo themselves made on Wii U sales by this point. EA themselves don’t seem too impressed with the console, even going so far as saying the next gen of consoles “has yet to come”, that’s not a good sign from one of the big two publishers, especially as you say, Nintendo need to work harder to draw those developers.

                3 million in 3 months not impressive? So what is 5.7 million in ONE YEAR (ps3 and 360s first year) more impressive? Yeah i thought so. So it was less then Nintendo predicted. Apple was 5 million less iphone 5s then was expected are you saying they are doomed because they didnt reach expectations? Concerning that they didnt make expected sales figures? Yes? Doom NO.

                I agree with saying the Wii version is technically inferior to the PS3/360 versions. The reason I bring it up is by look at rumoured specs of the Orbis and Durango, even though the graphical gap might not be as extensive as the Wii to 360/PS3, there will most likely still be a gap that will need to be bridged by dumbing down the game for the Wii U release, add to that the necessity to incorporate the touchpad into gameplay, and more likely than not you’ll find yourself with a bunch of AAA titles where the Wii U version will be worst out of the group, it might not be as apparent as this current gen, but it’ll still be there. This of course is still all speculation, a lot will most likely be revealed come February 20th.

                We are still talking rumours so dont get too excited if the ps4 and 720 are only 20% more powerful then the Wii U. Thats not that much more. Your assuming Wii to ps3/360 gap. I dont believe it will be so. Why? Because both ps3 and 360 hemorrhaged money for most of the consoles lifecycle and hasnt made a cent for each company (that means investment has paid off). Why would they do the same thing again? Sony is struggling as we all know and microsoft doesnt have the the power it once did a decade ago (they are desperate to get into the tablet market which is slowly eating away at PC/.laptop sales). Neither company can afford to throw money around like they used too. And after watching the Wii be a run away success and profit through the roof and out sell both consoles both have to realize making an uber console no longer seems like a viable option. I believe they will go for powerful but not crazy powerful like we saw with ps3 and 360.

                Okay, well removing the Snes/Genesis era from your history lesson you’re still technically kinda wrong. The PS1 was not the weakest console out of its generation, the Sega Saturn was. Same with the PS2, the Dreamcast was the weakest in that generation. This also brings up a point regarding you saying the Wii U’s huge head start will be a benefit to it, well if history is to be believed that will not be the case. The console that has been released first in the past three generations have all come last by the end of it. The Sega Saturn was the first console released in the fourth generation, it came last. The Sega Dreamcast was released over a year before the PS2 came out to compete with it, and it flunked so badly that Sega pulled out of the console race all together. Finally we have the 360, while it hasn’t fared anywhere near as badly as the Saturn and Dreamcast; the PS3 recently surpassed it in WW sales, putting it in last place for this closing generation.

                Apologies i completely forgot Segas consoles (Whoops) still regardless of that ps1 and ps2 werent the most powerful consoles in their respective generations, and Neither was the Wii. All sold more consoles then the competition. So its safe to say you dont need to have the most powerful console to sell the most. Hand helds also add to my conclusion. You can believe other wise but you have nothing to support your conclusion. Trends support my conclusion.

                I don’t get your point with the price argument . . . you call it a lame excuse then you basically agree with it. . .

                You do realize that at certain stages of last gen the 360 was actually cheaper then the Wii? Wii didnt receive a price drop till maybe 4 years in. Secondly, you say the ps3 and 360 couldnt sell well because of price, well its there own damn fault. They should have made the console closer in power to the Wii. More powerful but not so much as to make it way to expensive for the market to afford. The Wii sold well because they got the price right and made the compromises (less power). I know what your trying to do (which is make an excuse), but the point im making is that if you wanted the ps3 and 360 to sell like the Wii they would have had to compromises which meant the console would not be the same as the console you are playing today. So if sony and microsoft want to get similar sales to Nintendos home consoles they have to make compromises, If they arent gonna make those compromises and thus increase price to unacceptable levels, too bad for them.

                As for your final argument, I strongly recommend having a look at the list of upcoming games for the Wii U. According to the ever reliable Wikipedia, there are a grand total of 9 Wii U titles that have relatively confirmed released dates slated in 2013. While it is certain that others will be released as well, the fact that a three month old console only has 9 definitive titles on the horizon to for fans to look forward to, isn’t exactly a good sign. While I don’t expect the PS4 or 720 to completely dominate in sales, I strongly believe they will do just as well, if not better than the Wii U’s launch, that’s my opinion.

                That doesnt mean that will be the only games coming to the console this year. But i have admitted the games front isnt spectacular for the Wii U as of late but there is still time for things to change. This problem will exist for the next xbox and playstation too when they launch. If your expecting a packed first year with exclusives and AAA titles you too will be disappointed. All launches are like that. Slow and steady and after the first year things take off. Thing is the Wii U has a head start and so far nothing i have heard or you have said has lead me to believe that ps4 or 720 could outsell the Wii U. If that is the case the Wii U will always maintain its lead. Finally there is no official information guaranteed either company launches this year.

        Nah. I'm a Videogamer. I will have a WiiU, PS4, Xbox720 and a GTX690. No bias at all. Bullshit stands in the face of common sense, though, doesn't it mate?!
        Complete nonsense. You are one of those Anti-Game-Gamers. Chipping away at the variety of choice, in order to protect your own purchasing bias.

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          Your accusation of me trying to chip away at the variety of choice would hold some weight had I not purchased a Wii U at launch. I have nothing personal against any of the big three companies, I just don't delude myself into thinking that one company should be impervious to criticism, whether or not such criticism is deserved or otherwise. . .

            So many people spend their time talking about how not to do something or how something will not work. Instead of talking about what could happen and what can work. All I see is Windows 8 bashing has moved onto Nintendo bashing, right on schedule. And that is nothing personal either.

              Anyway, ABANDON THREAD! http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/370/928/a3d.gif

    Oh no! he won't be able to afford his 18th ferrari. fucking money whore, you are why i SWORE i would NEVER PURCHASE another Activision game, not while you're the morally bankrupt crap factory you are. You have no respect for your fans and less for your workers.

      Would you like some McNamara pie :P

    I'm a big N fan from way back, but I've been saying since it was announced that the Wii U will be Nintendo's last home console.

      Doubt it mate. The Wii U will be a massive success, with over 3 million sold it has out classed both Xbox and PS3 during their launches. As soon as some big titles like Smash bros, Zelda, and Mario come there will not be a single one on the shelves. To again sound like a broken record there is way to much negativity towards Nintendo. They have had more successes then Sony. While no expert, these comments on how the new Xbox is going to be 8 times faster I don't see how. Not in a console case anyway unless its as big as a gaming PC.

      Nothing in retail is selling well atm with every company seeing massive drops in sales. So for Nintendo to sell 3 million is a fantastic feat in this climate. Nintendo is here to stay.

      Just my 2c

        Yeah, and a lot of people don't realise that these negative-PR waves that do the rounds on the internet, are orchestrated to manipulate stock price. I'll stop there though as it starts to get into conspiracy territory... though all it really is Corporate shenanigans.

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    NINTENDO DOMINATION IS AT HAND!!!!

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