• GamesRadarCollanderCooper - April 24, 2013 4:15 p.m.

    Hopeful, but completely divorced from reality. This audience of dilettantes(soccer moms, grandmothers, preteen girls, people who don't give a fuck about real games, et al.) that Nintendo has cultivated over the past 6 years will not buy the Wii U. They couldn't handle a PS3 or 360 controller in their hands to play a game. They needed someone to make a controller that you could swing like a tennis racket in order for them to be able to play a tennis game. So if they couldn't use a traditional controller, what makes you think that they'll be able to use the Wii U gamepad which is both a traditional controller AND a tablet, so now they have to play games with a regular controller and look at two screens at once. These peoples' brains will explode.
  • ncurry2 - April 24, 2013 6:52 p.m.

    Just because a lot of the audience that you mentioned bought the Wii doesn't mean that they are the only people that bought it. How many grandmothers and soccer moms bought themselves Super Smash Brothers Brawl, a game that requires a more traditional approach to controlling characters? Because it sold over 11.5 million copies. To put that in perspective, barring the CoD games and Kinect Adventures, that's more than any other game for the current gen sold for a single console. You're argument is flawed. You didn't use any facts and you assumed that since a portion of the consumers could be labeled casual, all consumers were casual. That's like saying the majority of people are idiots. The majority of people also have smart phones. Therefore, if you have a smart phone, you must be a dumbass.
  • GamesRadarCollanderCooper - April 24, 2013 7:07 p.m.

    Whatever. Talk to me in a year. History will prove me right.
  • clownferret - April 25, 2013 5:24 a.m.

    history has already proved you wrong, you seem to think that wii u won't sell because people can't use the wiimote...NEWSFLASH Wii U is compatible with wiimotes, I play Black Ops II with wiimote on Wii U.
  • PatHan-bHai - April 25, 2013 3:20 p.m.

    A Fanboy! Welcome! Argue much? ^_^
  • JarkayColt - April 24, 2013 3:51 p.m.

    Hooray, proper analysis of facts and figures! It really is stupid to dismiss the WiiU at this point. Some gamers seem to be preemptively defending their future PS4/NextBox purchase by talking down the WiiU...why can't we just give everything a fair shot. People are going to enjoy the WiiU and its games even if it doesn't meet the lofty expectations set by the Wii, and besides, Nintendo have money to burn anyway, so it's not like they don't have the means to recover from potential missteps. I don't own a WiiU myself yet, but that's mostly because I'm just satisfied with the 3DS right now, haha.
  • ObliqueZombie - April 24, 2013 3:49 p.m.

    Perceptive article, Mr. Gilbert. I always take companies' statements with a grain of salt when they report such "losses." It may not be record-breaking sales, a la Wii and Call of Duty, but such titles and systems sell incredibly well in hindsight. Hell, with the Wii U being backwards compatible with Wii discs, it already had a strooong leap ahead of 'Soft and Sony. I know I'll be getting one if only to play some of the gems I missed. Plus, like you said, the ball hasn't even begun to roll yet. I wonder if we'll ever have a stellar launch lineup.

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