FadedAreWii wrote: Faver wrote:
bfx9 wrote:dude. the wii U won't have a high install base compared to the next gen systems (the term next gen is determined by the industry people, not geeks trolling the web) the system is too
pricey when it's all said and done for its power output.
You have to be kidding me, no one can be this stupid right? Because the industry right now is calling the next Xbox and the PS4 the 'next gen' and as it stands they both have an absolute zero install base. So, the Wii U already has a larger instal base than the 'next gen' even if only one was ever sold.
So, unless you have some crystal ball that tells you something about the market in five years that no one else knows, your statement is either a failure grammatically, or an exercise in stupidity and conjecture.
And the other thing of it is that the other systems have a good chance of coming out and bombing as well, nothing is guaranteed. By the time the other systems even release, Pikmin 3, Mario Kart, Mario 3DU, Smash Bros., Xenoblade 2, Wind Waker HD remake, Wii Fit U, Bayonetta 2, Yarn Yoshi, Dragon Quest X, Wonderful 101, Lego City, and Fire Emblem will be out, and, no matter what anyone says, these are Nintendo's next-gen games and you are just a troll if you really think these aren't going to move systems to all varieties of gamers, no matter how many disqualifiers you want to give for why you hate each one of those games, or no matter how hardcore your super awesome sauce rig is compared to Wii U.
A library like that with games like Monster Hunter Ultimate, Game and Wario, Wii Party U, Injustice Gods Among Us, Aliens, a highly likely Zombi U sequel, and whatever the hell else we don't even know about yet (Retro?), Wii U will have a decent install base before the other systems are even released, and it's already 3mil strong. Plus, games like New Super Mario U, Zombi U, and other launch titles that are selling decently will continue to be picked up by new Wii U buyers. Also, Wii U has a small install base right now, but I don't see how that is an excuse when Zombi U, a third-party game, is selling well, a game that Ubisoft clearly cared more about than EA did for Mass Effect on Wii U. Probably no connection there, though. :-/ It's also funny that you say Wii U is too pricey, but if the other systems are going to be so far beyond Wii U in power, they are going to be much more expensive.
There are lots of holes in your arguments, but, in the end, no one can say as matter-of-factly as you are trying to. The systems could sell truckloads, they could bomb, or maybe one will, maybe Wii U's library by then kicked sales into high gear, you have no clue. The only real clue we have is that Nintendo releases systems and succeeds even if they don't have a 60 million install base because their games and the few third-parties that try here and there sell enough. Nintendo doesn't have to change anything, they know what they are doing and won't be going anywhere anytime soon.
The other systems, however, if they bomb and go the power route again, you likely won't see systems from the others after this and the market could crash, leaving Nintendo to save it again. I mean, we can guess at what will happen all day.