Archive for the ‘Nintendo Wii U’ Category

Could the Wii U beat the PS4 and Xbox One this Christmas?

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

It’s likely to make any hardcore gamer bust a gut laughing but the question of whether or not the Wii U could be more popular than the PS4 and Xbox One this Christmas seems to be a serious one for one UK retailer. Based on recent sales figures and a survey of what people are saying in the twittersphere owner Rakuten claims that the Wii U and the Apple iPad are “the most talked about presents for children this Christmas.” (more…)

Nintendo delivers major Wii U update

Monday, April 29th, 2013

There hasn’t been a whole lot of good news coming from the Wii U camp since the console’s launch last year. Sales figures have fallen far below Nintendo’s intended target, currently it’s only sold 60% of the consoles that it wanted to, and there just don’t seem to be that many truly compelling reasons to be interested in it. However an update arrived for the console on Friday which should make it a bit more appealing to prospective buyers, delivering improved performance and the foundations for the Wii U Virtual Console service. (more…)

Wii U sales slump, too early to call it a flop?

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

The initial burst of enthusiasm surrounding the Wii U when it was released may have been a misleading sign as recent sales estimates suggest that Nintendo’s newest console is not just entering flop country but booking a hotel room there as well. Various sources have come up with various figures for US Wii U sales in January but they all centre around the 57,000 unit mark. This is not a good figure as in the same month Microsoft shifted 281,000 consoles. (more…)

Wii U sells out in US, enrages some early adopters

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Nintendo’s Wii U went on sale in the US on Sunday and while it has already managed to sell out there are reports of angry fist shaking amid a few crinkles which have yet to be ironed out. As with any new technology there’s expected to a be a few bugs when it reaches expectant gadget lovers after first going on sale, but there’s a lot riding on the console’s continued success if Nintendo doesn’t sort them out quickly. (more…)

The Wii U Marketing Blitz Begins in the UK

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Any Nintendo fans watching Homeland on Channel 4 over the weekend may have noticed the first Wii U ad to air in the UK was shown during the programme (presumably going after the parents who are going to have to fork out for it rather than their children) signalling that the pre-Christmas marketing blitz for the console has begun. (more…)

Activision snubs Nintendo tablet, rightly so?

Friday, July 20th, 2012

The Wii U is set to hit shelves in time for Christmas but there’s already some growing doubt about the tablet controller and whether it’s all it’s cracked up to be. This has not been helped by reports this week that Nintendo was forced to come up with the “pro controller” by Activision which insisted that for its big games like the Call of Duty franchise it would need something that wasn’t a tablet with extra buttons, but was very similar to a traditional gamepad. (more…)