Originally Posted by Aostia
I agree that PS3 debut was not good, but Wii U one is way better. I'm just talking about the debut, and I'm sure it will have big troubles in the next couple of months, remind.
It's simply that it debuted well: better than a lot of other previous systems, slighlty under the GREAT debut (at least for a home console) of the Wii (that was a great success in its first three years on the market in Japan), but people are already calling for the desperate mode and for the price cut.
While a lot of people still claims that Vita is doing bad but there's no need to panic because it will be ok simply with price cut and multiplatform PS3 ports.
Of course, and please note this, it's not that all Gaf is claiming both statements.
Sure, i just ment that saying that the WiiU is doing better than the PS3 launch doesnt necessarily mean too much in the long run. The WiiU launch itself was pretty good indeed, but much of the discussions have been more about the near future sales. I think is what people are referring to when they say "pricedrop!" etc.
I agree about Vita, but it was claimed earlier that the only discussions were about that the WiiU is doing bad and the it is too early to say the outcome for the Vita. Maybe there have been a few of those discussions lately, but there have been many discussion the other way around as well, that the WiiU would dominate in Japan and that there is no hope for the Vita. I just wanted to point that out in my reply earlier.
Originally Posted by Fredrik
They could just show some logos and people would feel much better. Showing nothing at all and no talk either is a bad move right now, they need to build some hype, show some teaser ads, anything, and before E3 and the next gen hype will silence just about everything they do. They need to get people to know the future as a WiiU owner is going to be just as good, if not better, as if you own any of the other consoles. They can't expect to sell this thing on word of mouth and launch software alone.
Originally Posted by hatchx
Well they have to make an announcement soonish to let us know when the Q1 releases are even coming out. Monster Hunter 3, Lego City Stories, Game and Wario, Wii Fit U, and Rayman Legends is a pretty strong Q1 for NA if they all end up making it.
I think maybe the problem is that it is too early to show even a logo of something, especially if there is something new. For example, Nintendo did actually show off a small part of NintendoLand already in 2011 (that Mario Chase game), but it was shown as a tech demo at the time, so it was no problem showing it early then. Will people be excited if they only show a logo of for example WiiU Party? But i agree that they should announce some upcoming games soon.