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Nintendo slashes 2014 sales forecast for Wii U from 9 million to 2.8 million
engadget.com ^

Posted on 01/17/2014 2:09:29 PM PST by Red in Blue PA

It's not even financials season yet, but Nintendo is trying to lower expectations in advance. In a statement today, it's announced that it's reassessed unit sales for its flagship Wii U console, shaving hacking it down from 9 million for April 2013 - March 2014 to just 2.8 million -- less than a third of the original estimate. It's also less than the number of Wii Us that Nintendo sold in its launch year. That was 3.45 million, if you're counting.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: economy; obama; recession
That is quite a difference for an economy which is supposedly booming.
1 posted on 01/17/2014 2:09:29 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA
In a statement today, it's announced that it's reassessed unit sales for its flagship Wii U console, shaving hacking it down from 9 million for April 2013 - March 2014 to just 2.8 million -- less than a third of the original estimate.

Meanwhile, PS4 sales are exceeding expectations.

2 posted on 01/17/2014 2:12:28 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Alex Murphy

How is the NSA Microsoft One Box doing?


3 posted on 01/17/2014 2:14:07 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Memories of the good old days of home video games. A time when you didn't need to take a course to understand how to play the damn thing.


4 posted on 01/17/2014 2:19:58 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Red in Blue PA

That’s a major slash...


5 posted on 01/17/2014 2:20:40 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Nintendo slashes 2014 sales forecast for Wii U from 9 million to 2.8 million

Slashes? More like they nuked it..............


6 posted on 01/17/2014 2:20:50 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: ETL

The Wii U isn’t a bad console. The Wii U is also not revolutionary. Maybe they should have called it something that didn’t make it sound like their old machine with add-ons.


7 posted on 01/17/2014 2:21:31 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: ETL
Memories of the good old days of home video games. A time when you didn't need to take a course to understand how to play the damn thing.

You must have not seen my parents try to play an Atari 2600 to think there was any such time.

8 posted on 01/17/2014 2:23:13 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

9 posted on 01/17/2014 2:23:31 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

bring back the DreamCast!


10 posted on 01/17/2014 2:25:37 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL
bring back the DreamCast!

Damned straight!
Why the Sega Dreamcast won the last console war

11 posted on 01/17/2014 2:29:00 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Alex Murphy

It was ahead of its time.


12 posted on 01/17/2014 2:32:32 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

I think they should have pushed the horsepower envelope a good bit farther. More importantly, they should get more damn games out the door. Make it the first priority to get 3rd party developers excited/involved. I think they depend too much on Mario and other tired tent pole titles.

Overall, they come off very much like BlackBerry in the final years. Malaise oozing from every pore.


13 posted on 01/17/2014 2:33:46 PM PST by catbertz
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To: ETL

Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, select, start.


14 posted on 01/17/2014 2:38:53 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Red in Blue PA

I didn’t understand the concept anyway


15 posted on 01/17/2014 2:39:37 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Alex Murphy

We bought our son a PS3 for Christmas. They are cheap now.
The PS4’s are about a year from having games that can take advantage of the power of that unit. IIRC the PS3 was the same way.


16 posted on 01/17/2014 2:40:32 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: catbertz

bump


17 posted on 01/17/2014 2:41:01 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: EEGator

Yes, they were very simple back then. But fun and easy to play. Today’s games are almost as realistic as the real deal, only you have to devote half your life trying to figure out how to play the darn thing.


18 posted on 01/17/2014 2:50:47 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: GeronL

Bring back PacMan and the game with the Battleships.


19 posted on 01/17/2014 3:10:46 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

lol

You can play pac-man online these days and battleship clones are everywhere...


20 posted on 01/17/2014 3:12:09 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

You can play pac-man online these days...”

I know but that doesn’t even come close to the fun I had with my son when he was a teenager and we sat cross legged on the floor for many an hour playing together. Of course that was some 35 years ago.

Now I play racing games on the XBox with the twelve-year-old son which he thinks is a pretty cool thing for a granny to do. Every now and then we crank up the old ones and play a game or two with Mario.


21 posted on 01/17/2014 3:16:43 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Nobody plays Wii anymore. It was a flash in the pan. Right now, you can go to your local pawn shop and buy the latest version of Wii for 15 bucks.


22 posted on 01/17/2014 3:50:37 PM PST by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The economy is all Wii Wiid up.


23 posted on 01/17/2014 3:52:34 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: ETL


24 posted on 01/17/2014 4:02:16 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: GeronL; Alex Murphy

The first console that had an MMO I believe. I stood in line on 9-9-99 to pick mine up.

If it wasn’t for the Dreamcast, EA sports would have never got a kick in the rear by 2k sports. EA wouldn’t make sports games for them so they had to make their own.

I still have a Dreamcast on hand so I can play Soul Calibur.


25 posted on 01/17/2014 5:07:52 PM PST by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: Grams A

I’m assuming you’re talking about the old Atari 2600 version of pac man.

But you can get the arcade version on your TV with one of these little gadget. You used to be able to find these in the toy aisle. I found mine at Goodwill. :-)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Namco-Plug-it-in-Play-TV-Game-Pac-Man-Galaxian-Dig-Dug-Bosconian-/151210966954?pt=Video_Games_Games&hash=item2334e03faa


26 posted on 01/17/2014 5:10:23 PM PST by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: jespasinthru

I think a lot of people who normally wouldn’t touch a video game console bought a Wii. I saw it in my own family. And those kind of people are not keen on buying the next big console. The Wii was the perfect storm and now it’s over.


27 posted on 01/17/2014 5:13:09 PM PST by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Meh. My plans are, eventually, to get an N64, PS2, and an xBox. Maybe a 360 as well. But for now, I’m pretty content with Steam.


28 posted on 01/17/2014 5:13:31 PM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: CommieCutter
I remember one strange game... "Slave Zero"


29 posted on 01/17/2014 5:23:22 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: CommieCutter

Intellivision, Colecovision and a bunch of other systems competed with Atari didn’t they?


30 posted on 01/17/2014 5:24:53 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL
Now that's a name I'd forgotten:


31 posted on 01/17/2014 5:27:34 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: GeronL

I had the Coleco when I was a kid. I was checking out the items in my parents attic and found my old Coleco with a bunch of games for it. I brought it home and checked out what people were selling them for and then threw it up in my attic when I found it wasn’t worth anything.


32 posted on 01/17/2014 7:18:22 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: GeronL
Intellivision, Colecovision and a bunch of other systems competed with Atari didn’t they?

Those were the days. The best job I ever had was being a video game reviewer and writer for the old mags (Video Games, Videogaming Illustrated) until the great crash of 1983-84.

Other systems available: Atari 5200, Bally Astrocade, Magnavox Odyssey 2, Emerson Arcadia, GCE Vectrex, numerous 8 bit computers.
33 posted on 01/17/2014 7:21:52 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (“The only thing that can save us is if Kerry wins the Nobel prize and leaves us alone.”-Moshe Yaal)
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To: CommieCutter

I’m assuming you’re talking about the old Atari 2600 version of pac man.”

That would be the one. Wish I’d kept the original one we had. But you can’t keep everything. I do still have a lot of the 78’s I bought in the late 1950’s and early 60’s - my mom called them my “devil’s music”. My son laughs about that, particularly when compared to today’s music.


34 posted on 01/17/2014 8:54:06 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: ETL

BASES LOADED..I still have that game, still have my Nintendo in the garbage, one day its gonna be worth something. I have the Wii U and I’m happy with it..this year there will be some good launches such as Mario Kart 8 and Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze so the Wii U isn’t dead yet


35 posted on 01/17/2014 8:58:15 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: nascarnation

reminds me of a website all about old computers, all the pre-Windows stuff. There were a ton of them I had never heard of before.

Mattel (owned Intellivision) even tried to launch a home PC.... pulled it after 4 months.


36 posted on 01/17/2014 9:01:57 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Did you mean garage? Lol.

I wish I had held onto mine. I think my mother decades ago threw it away, as she did earlier with my huge Hot Wheels and Matchbox car and truck collection. Also my plastic dinosaurs. These things meant a lot to me as a kid and I would have loved to have them and other things from the time around today for the memories.


37 posted on 01/17/2014 11:33:02 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Yes lol stupid iPad doing the spell check screwed up lol..but yeah I have the Super Nintendo, saga genesis, and the Nintendo NES..i still have the duck hunt gun..how ironic..if that game came out now the leftist would demand the gun be banned..I’d like to sell the PS2 but you know how gamestop is, they give nothing for it so I just put everything in the garage because who knows one day it might be worth something..
The wii u gets a bum wrap but it’s a good system and I’m enjoying it a lot..it’s backwards compatible with wii games so eventually they will make more games for it..meanwhile I haven’t gotten the xbox one yet, too many bugs, too many issues to even bother getting one now


38 posted on 01/17/2014 11:39:48 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: GeronL
I remember always seeing that Slave Zero game but never played it.

Intellivision, Colecovision and a bunch of other systems competed with Atari didn’t they?

Yes. I believe you were able to play 2600 carts on the Colecovision. Not sure how they got away with that. Then you had a lot of non-licensed developers making games for the 2600.

I actually started out with the Vectrex as a kid. It was a D.O.A. system as it came out during the infamous 1983 video game crash. It was very Dreamcast like as it was ahead of it's time as well.


39 posted on 01/18/2014 10:29:25 AM PST by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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