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Sony buys factory that makes Wii U chips

Wii U chipLate last year, there were some rumors that Sony might buy the factory that manufactures some of the DRAM (memory) chips for the Wii U. Now it’s official: Sony has shed out $75 million to purchase the Renesas Electronics semiconductor manufacturing plant in Tsuruoka, Japan.

Before Nintendo fans start worrying, note that the plant was in financial trouble and was in danger of closing — which wouldn’t have been good for Nintendo and the Wii U in the short run. Sony stepped in with some cash, and now they own a factory that makes chips for Nintendo.

According to reports, Nintendo has been looking for a new partner to make its Wii U DRAM component ever since the current factory got into financial trouble. But for now, they’re stuck with Renesas Electronics, even if it’s owned by Sony.

This shouldn’t have any effect on Wii U production or pricing — the component price was set a long time ago, and Sony is likely contractually obligated to carry out any orders placed before they assumed control of the factory. A statement from Sony indicates that once Nintendo’s (and other companies’) contract runs out, they will have to look for production elsewhere.

This isn’t unheard of in technology business. For example, while Apple and Samsung are spending millions fighting each other in court, Samsung makes a lot of the components that go into iPhones, iPads, etc.

The Wii U has now been in steady production for 18 months (starting in August 2012), without any major hiccups or hardware issues.

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  • Dj

    Oh well, everything’ll pick up soon and Ninty will have no trouble finding a new factory.

    • Guest

      There are two directions to find a new factory. I hope Nintendo chooses the right one.

      • Shy Guy

        Do we hit up vote for doom and down vote for gloom?

        • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

          doom and gloom wiil be a new game

          • Shy Guy

            I vote Doom, that was a pretty fun game back in the day.

      • Dj

        Trolls these days…

        • Guest

          I know right? Damn them all.

  • Ocio Aguilera

    if you can`t create, you have to buy

    • LightupmyLife

      Sounds like Nintendo’s plan.

  • Guest

    Wouldn’t it be funny if Sony used those chips for future PS consoles? 😛

  • Magnus Eriksson

    Who cares if Sony picks up the part of this dying Fitness console? Nintendo deserves to fail, as sooner the better.

    • HydePark1980

      Wow, I mean wow – This guy really doesn’t like Nintendo.

      • Super Buu

        Dude, he is trolling.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Not exactly.

          • Justin Gray

            Concern troll.

          • LightupmyLife

            You sound concerned with a comment. Concern troll too I take it?

      • Magnus Eriksson

        I love Nintendo. But I hate what they have become. And I hate the direction theyre going even mor just because of greed, arrogance and ignorance.

        • Guest

          Man you sound EA Flip Flop back in forth

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          I see where you’re coming from, but I disagree on the greed part. A greedy company doesnt have their CEOs taking pay cuts.

          • WiiUPS4

            Very true but there will always be haters and fanboys no matter what we say or do

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            Nah, Magnus is a chill guy :)

          • WiiUPS4

            cool

          • NkoSekirei

            EA takes the greedy award not nintendo

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            Oh yeah

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Paycuts is nothing compared to what they try to do. Iwata should goI tell you. Fitness-Nintendo? Why cant he just be satisfied at being president of a game and console company and evolve within those frames?

          • LightupmyLife

            Good point. If I wanted fitness, I’d go to my local gym or take a long walk around town.

          • WiiUPS4

            I can agree there i don’t care about fitness i want games..Nintendo where are they? I will admit im lossing faith in nintendo

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            because they realize that they need to do something else to keep up. At least that’s my take on it

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Shouldnt they realize the game problem instead? Its time to take the hint soon.

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            Yeah, They do really need to throw us some release dates or SOMETHING. There’s been a lot of “We’ll fix it. We’ll fix it.” From them, but we have yet to see their plan.

          • LightupmyLife

            If you can believe that story. I’d like to see proof of a pay cut rather than hear about it.

        • HydePark1980

          They haven’t become anything, they’re just staying true to who they are. Gamers today are the ones who have changed views on what gaming really is, gamers expect them to westernize themselves like everyone else to appease this new generation. Now there’s no denying that companies like Sony and MS can sell systems but at the core what they do to accomplish this is a slap in the face of everything this industry was built on. “Let’s just do what gamers tell us to do, never mind taking risks and trying to bring this industry to the next level. Basic formula – Powerful system, basic controller, rinse and repeat.

          • LightupmyLife

            It’s not about risks for Sony or Microsoft. I think Microsoft took a big risk with the Kinect being a focal point for the Xbox One, so I feel what you said is a bit flawed. Sony takes them as well. You always see new IP being created by them. So I don’t see how they are slapping the industry in the face. I think too many people are afraid of change, but that’s just me. Nintendo isn’t any different when you put it that way. Mario every year just like CoD, that goes for Pokemon as well, yet no one complains about that. There’s nothing wrong with listening to your fans, that’s how you keep strong ties. Nintendo doesn’t do enough of that which is a shame.

            My point here is, I feel that’s being hypocritical when Nintendo has been doing this for years. Basic formulas. Subjective topics, yes, but there is truth to be found in it.

            http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2014/01/31/opinion-lack-of-innovation-isn-39-t-a-problem.aspx

            This article makes perfect sense to me. What is said in it is the truth about the industry and even it’s fans. It’s worth the read.

          • HydePark1980

            Let’s start off by being clear about one thing when it comes to Mario adventure games they’re never released on an annual basis like FPS. I also stand by what I wrote earlier in stating that MS and Sony don’t take risks. MS basically looks at the competition and follows the formula of “anything you can do I can do better”. Sony hasn’t been a risk taker since the PS2, year after year the have allowed themselves to be westernized like so many other Japanese publishers.

            Additionally creating new IP’s left and right isn’t how you take risks, it’s how you become another statistic in the game industry. For example Sega has created more franchises than most publishers, and for the exception of Sonic most if not all others have faded into obscurity.

            Now while listening to gamers is all fine and good, but there’s that and then there’s letting the inmates run the joint which is exactly what Sony and MS do. This is why they’ll never expand beyond making one console powerful than the last with a simple controller. With that kind of mentality from both gamers and developers how is the industry every expect to grow?

        • Simon Stevens

          Your a cool dude Magnus, take no notice, some people can’t separate having impartial views and plain hating, I know what you meant, Nintendo really fucked it up with the Wii U, great games sure, useless hardware?, definitely, value for money with years upon years without decent third party and nothing to play?, absolutely not, you’d think making the same mistakes would bring about new directions by now, no corner turned unfortunately, alas, Wii U will remain my only console though, just for the kind of games I like, can definitely understand the point of view of others though.

      • Shy Guy

        See Magnus Eriksson post, hit the down vote button, you may find the daily familiarity of this ritual calming.

        • Guest

          Agreed the guy is a loser

          • Shy Guy

            I wouldn’t go that far, he is like the drunk coal miner who is always talking smack but within that smack are shreds of wisdom that can be insightful. The kinda poster you love to hate but by looking closer at why one hates, one might gain new insights not only into themselves and how they think but perhaps even the universe itself….

            I still down vote him out of habit though. 😛

    • LightupmyLife

      Don’t you mean sink?

    • WiiUPS4

      Meh!

      • NkoSekirei

        hes being sarcastic

        • LightupmyLife

          Exactly. Things we do or say shouldn’t be taken seriously. Should just go along with the gag. :)

        • WiiUPS4

          Oh

    • Jelle Knibbe

      wow, this place is full of them…

  • darkcreap

    Um, I thought they already had an alternative. Too bad…

  • The Clockwork Being

    Knowing Sony they will just let that company do their thing and just profit from it.

    • LightupmyLife

      I don’t see what’s wrong with that.

      • The Clockwork Being

        Yeah I know but the downvotes are there. Guess people think my comment was negative for some reason :/

  • Deadpool U

    Well looks like John has made a new account

  • Superstick98

    Mmm… Wii U chips. Sounds delicious. XD

    • LightupmyLife

      Like cardboard.

    • Christopher Acuna

      Spicy Nacho please, or Cool Ranch whatevs, as long as there is dippin sauce and/or sour cream I am not picky with my chips :)

  • Jon

    last time I checked, this factory was shutting down and Nintendo moved to a new factory….

    • LightupmyLife

      May wanna check again.

      • Jon

        yeah maybe. I just remember a while back the factory that produced the Dram was going under and that Nintendo moved to a new manufacture but maybe they didn’t in the end…

    • majora :D

      Do you have any proof? A link or something?

      • LightupmyLife

        They only closed down their subsidiary, RenesasMobile.

  • Kyle Berger

    The trolls are strong with this article

    • WiiUPS4

      Yep and we need some bug spray

    • Shy Guy

      Yes here at Wii U Daily we seem to have various trollfests regularly, some of my favorites include #wiiuisforkiddies #wiiuisdying #lowwiiusalescomparedtosonymicrosoftdoomandgloom #wiiugamepadsuckslulz #wiiuneedsmorehardcorethirdpartygamesexceptninjagaidenbecausethatstoohard and my personal favorite #wiiuisforoldpeoplewhydontnintendostillmakegameslikeinthe90s

      At first you may wonder why the same people would hang around a gaming site for a console they don’t like, making the same negative comments day after day, I’ve asked myself this same question and come to the conclusion that their is a secret group of Sony and Microsoft fanatics somewhere who are offering free PSN and Xbox Live premium accounts to individuals who frequent Nintendo related sites and meet a daily quota of negative comments.

      But have no fear and always remember, it’s ok to be a casual, and it’s ok to be a fanboy, but never is it ok to be a casual Nintendo fanboy. We must remain vigilant and defend that which deserves defending against those who attack it for no other reason than to watch it burn. Video gaming is not about fiscal reports and sales figures, it’s about enjoying video games. o7

      • NkoSekirei

        ign has the worst troll gathering ever

        • Shy Guy

          I avoided magazine and gaming sites for the longest until I started following some classic gaming sites (free plug for classicgameroom.com) then I bought a Wii U which got me looking for info on that so here I am.

  • Rafael Bernal Cantaluppi

    nintendo can’t catch a break

  • Lusunup

    Wasn’t this established sometime ago?

  • Sonic 2099 The Hedgehog

    eeehhh will this help nintendo?

  • Shankovich

    I guess Sony tastes worse considering they’re bordering bankruptcy despite the great PS4 sales.

    • LightupmyLife

      Not bad for a so called bankrupted company if they are generating profits. Sounds like anger to me.

      • WiiUPS4

        I own PS4 but where are the games?

        • Brandon

          Same for the wii u at least the games are coming for ps4.

          • LightupmyLife

            Exactly. People love to hate. 😉

          • WiiUPS4

            I don’t hate i just up for a company that was around long before the others but do you know when elder scrolls comes out ive not found a date?

          • WiiUPS4

            Not many

          • Brandon

            WHAT!!! Not many someone needs to go look again cause there is like 4x more then the wii u.

          • WiiUPS4

            Meh!

        • LightupmyLife

          Where were the games for the Wii U a year ago? Let’s not be a hypocrite. Unlike the Wii U, its actually selling despite a weaker lineup. Can’t deny that.

          • WiiUPS4

            Where are all the games for PS4?

          • LightupmyLife

            Where are the strong Wii U sales? Correction, consistent.

          • WiiUPS4

            Where are the strong sales for PS4 besides Console sales?
            Super mario 3D world 10/10 on most sites but all the next gen never got that score. Next!

          • LightupmyLife

            Ratings mean nothing over sales. Opinions fall on deaf ears over profits. How many Nintendo games went over a million copies? It’s been over a year and very few have. That’s sad. PS4 I bet will do better. As for ratings, they’ll increase in time. Don’t be upset. 😉

          • WiiUPS4

            Im not upset guy i own all three consoles Now i can see you are a sony fanboy..That is what’s sad….:)

          • LightupmyLife

            It’s sad when you assume the worst. I also own a Wii U. I just don’t see it as the best of the bunch. Do you wanna continue to talk about sad? Or do you wanna keep up to fanboy comments? 😉

          • WiiUPS4

            Im not a fanboy guy..Like i said i own all the consoles and just don’t give a fuck…so meh!

          • LightupmyLife

            Neither am I. Assumptions get you nowhere. I just don’t worship Nintendo. I see Sony as the better console right now. Review ratings mean nothing to anyone but the silly fans who care so deeply about them. Lol. You know games will be coming to the console. Though I have to ask this, if you think there are no games for the PS4, then why buy it? Being an early adopter, you had to have known there wouldn’t be many big games yet. 😉

          • WiiUPS4

            Just like you and me did for the Wii U

          • LightupmyLife

            You didn’t answer my question. Lol.

          • WiiUPS4

            I already did..Why do you still have a Wii U if you hate it so much..LOL

          • LightupmyLife

            I don’t see where it says I hate it. In the simplest answer, no, I don’t. You can wish that I do, however. So again, why did you buy a PS4 if it doesn’t have games? That was the question, so I don’t know what hate has to do with it. 😉

          • WiiUPS4

            Because i can and the reason i bought a PS4 is because i have money and i got it for two games only and they are coming soon Now why did you get a Wii U when you knew that something like this could happen?

          • LightupmyLife

            I never bought mine at launch. Only a few months ago. Just like you, I have money to do so. However, I also had faith that Nintendo would fix the hotwater they created for over a year. Yet, we’re still in a drought. So really the difference is between the PS4 and Wii U is that the PS4 is new and has more upside at this point. Wii U’s isn’t looking so great, but I do hold out some hope that Nintendo can turn some things around. Time isn’t on their side at this point.

          • WiiUPS4

            They said the same about the 3DS..Now I have no problem admitting the Wii U has had it’s problems but you have some that say because of one flop that Nintendo is doomed is crap..Now i have faith in Nintendo and like i said before im no fanboy for i love all consoles and gaming regardless of what some may say

          • LightupmyLife

            Same as well. I love all forms of gaming. I just can’t stand fanboys. Nintendo is not doomed, no. Wii U could flop and anything is possible. History doesn’t really say much to be honest. I think they screwed up then I will say so. One thing that I feel Sony screwed up with PS4, is the huge installs for game downloads. I don’t think 500gb of space is enough this generation.

          • WiiUPS4

            That is very true 500 gb is not enough…That is why i won’t be downloading any games on the console except for indie games but the GB taken is way to much

          • Brandon

            Well it did take a year after the wii u’s release for this game to come out and judging by the great games coming out by sony there will be a 10/10 game this year.

          • WiiUPS4

            Maybe but than im not a fanboy and not stuck to one console

          • Brandon

            Im not either im just saying. The wii u is just not that good of a console, but i have a wii u, ps4, and xbox 360 just saying.

          • Simon Stevens

            Agreed, it deserves it’s low sales numbers, the overpriced gimmick failed, bubble burst, they’ve been shown up, best hope now is dropping the gamepad and dropping the price, it shouldn’t have beeen forced on people to start with, great games, silly hardware decisions.

          • WiiUPS4

            And i own all the Consoles Wii U Xbox One Ps4 Xbox 360, Wii,PS3 3ds ..Just saying

          • Simon Stevens

            You don’t have to be a fanboy to only have one console, the Wii U is my only system, I love the games, my son loves the games, suits me, but I’m in no way or form going to stand by and defend it, could have and should have been better, Nintendo let there fans go a long time without games after making a big investment in it, that was shameful

          • WiiUPS4

            At this point i could care less im just going keep what i got and keep gaming..Lifes to short to bicker of what console is better

          • Simon Stevens

            Very well said

          • matthew garcia

            Wii u has been out over a year longer ps4 just came out in november. Ps4 has more of an excuse. There already about to pass wii u lifetime sales

          • WiiUPS4

            No excuse..and heck i own the PS4 heck i own all of them so no that is not an excuse sorry

      • Shankovich

        They’re getting revenue, we’ll see about profits. I don’t want them to lose money, they’re a great company, but they’re really not doing well in areas outside of play station.

        • LightupmyLife

          Every company has their dark times. This is one of them. Even Nintendo faced bankruptcy back in the early 80’s. Lol. I have faith that they will rise back up with time. I just find it funny that people wish the worst in situations.

    • WiiUPS4

      Hahahaha Priceless

    • matthew garcia

      There about to pass wii u total sales and wii u has been out over a year longer

      • WiiUPS4

        Who cares…Console wars are for kids..

  • Troll Police

    Oh shit the most wanted troll of all! send in the SWAT team!! Abondon comment section!

    http://mygaming.co.za/news/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/SWAT-Sedgeway.jpg

  • WiiUPS4

    Nah that’s you

  • Shota

    why are you back

  • Felix

    So…. now sony make Wii u components….. Uhm. Maybe now nintendo has a chance! Powered by Sony!

  • companyoflosers

    wat is sony doing buying anything?! they are in pretty big financial trouble atm. even though wii u isnt selling well nintendo is still better off than sony due to its large savings they had tucked away. sony on the other hand cant afford to slip up and have been cutting expenses left and right. youd think buying a factory that makes a type of ram they dont even use shouldnt be on their agenda right now.

  • bizzy gie

    This means that Sony will never let Nintendo put a chip more powerful than theirs in any of their consoles or if they do, Sony will match it or outdo it.

    • NkoSekirei

      did u read the article it says nintendo is looking for another partner to make more dram components for the wii u so they ll be fine and the plant was in financial trouble so no big deal and i hardly doubt sony would do that to nintendo anyways

  • D Moness

    http://wiiudaily.com/2013/08/factory-wii-u-troubles/

    Nintendo already had another factory taking over in august 2013

    • LightupmyLife

      The Wonka Factory?

      • Rinslowe

        Ohhh Chocolate…..

        • LightupmyLife

          Ninty Chocolate Bars. Taste the power….

          • Rinslowe

            No, that’s just a snickers coach.

          • Mario

            Doh!

  • Sdudyoy

    It’s not like we have a shortage of Wii U’s at the moment, the extra Wii U’s should suffice until Nintendo can find a new partner.

  • Mo Mo

    I think possibly it’s time fore Nintendo and Sony to join forces for their next console. Could you imagine the possibilities!

    • WiiUPS4

      Nah not going to happen

      • Mo Mo

        I wouldn’t doubt the idea of Nintendo merging with someone eventually. Nintendo makes epic games, especially for the family demographic. Sony has great 3rd party relationships and good hardcore gamer titles. I believe they’ve partnered before in the preplaystation era. If Sega and Nintendo can be “friends”, anythings possible.

  • Guest

  • NkoSekirei

    just flag this douche and move on

  • Deadpool U

    Seriously? Now you just making yourself look stupid.

  • lonewolf

    Probably nintendo should have bought it but there are other companies that can make their edram chips. probably the contract is signed foor few years so no use of buying that company.

  • Skelterz

    Truthteller = someone that exhibits nonsense and tells the opposite of his name.

  • Ryan House

    Wow Sony is Actually going to Force companies to go elsewhere. I guess the Company will supply DRAM for PS4

    I hope Nintendo has No problem finding someone else to supply the Chips

    • Shy Guy

      Or just be shut down and sold off for parts when their existing contracts expire.

  • Skelterz

    I wrote a poem for sony.
    Sony sony show me your games.
    sony sony they look the same .
    sony sony you gave us drive club for free.
    sony sony its in 720p….
    sony sony you don’t have a clue
    sony sony i’m playing Wii U.

  • Christopher Acuna

    k.

    • LightupmyLife

      Special K.

      • Christopher Acuna

        With Strawberries.

  • http://nintendopapercraftvideos.wordpress.com/ Sam

    This must mean that Sony is jealous of Nintendo…

    • Brandon

      Not even

  • Squid

    Go buy the company that gives Sony their plastic for their controllers.

  • Squid

    Oh yeah, off topic, but what is this health thing Nintendo talked about? Is it anything to be worried about?

  • Squid

    My avatar… I’ll have to find another.

  • Hiintor Flaas

    Before I got laid off at Renesas there were talks about Nintendo buying the company but they backed out before significant negotiations took place. Our management unfortunately banked on higher sales of the MCM and didn’t control costs properly.

  • Yousif Alromaithi

    what kind of stupid guy John Kinsley is. He says Sony buys factory that makes Wii U chips. Then in the beginning of the article he says “Late last year, there were some rumors that Sony might buy the factory that manufactures some of the DRAM (memory) chips for the Wii U.” He says might and the title says buys. Sheesh.

    • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008SRISGU#reader_B008SRISGU Adam Howell

      The rumours that they might were from last year and now they have.

      • Yousif Alromaithi

        Hmm I just found out about that but his writing is hard to understand.

  • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008SRISGU#reader_B008SRISGU Adam Howell

    This isn’t a big issue for Nintendo. It bothers Nintendo less than $75 mill. Something they’re currently in a far better position to spend than Sony.

  • Prizm

    Unless it’s a Playstation, who buys anything made by Sony anymore? And why are they buying a chip company? I have this image in my head of Sony and Nintendo both floundering in the water trying to figure out what the hell to do to save themselves. I really hope Nintendo makes some wise decisions for the future.

    • Rinslowe

      I recently bought one of their 4K televisions on a steal. So that’s at least one confirmed supporter. The tech and performance is usually very high quality. Only the price hasn’t been matching competitors where I am. Until I stumbled across a local mall recently and couldn’t resist. Price and performance dictates my loyalty in consumer electronics. Brand loyalty is for fanboys.

    • Quicksilver88

      Sony may want to use this factory for some future chip tech they need so not odd they would buy it. I agree though in that I think the console concept may be in trouble and Sony and Nintendo are trying to gauge the viability this generation. M$ execs have indicated they may want out of gaming and Sony has put all their chips in it. Nintendo has always been all gaming but does largely cater to a younger demographic. The question is can the userbases be big enough to support the development of pricey AAA titles or will we all just be playing cut the rope type crap in the future?

  • Rinslowe

    Nintendo were looking for options about a year ago when this news was first announced. What was reported on recently is just the completion of Sony’s acquisition. It’s been a done deal for ages.
    Neither Sony nor Nintendo will be too in a rush to change contract. If anything it’s good news for Ninty. Renesas were in a spot of trouble. Pricing was likely quite competitive and now the factory is owned by a company that can sustain it’s operations…

  • Dark-Link73

    Unless this is a second plant making Wii U chips, this is old news. Sony started the process of buying this plant like four/five months ago. I guess it’s official now?

  • Tom Greene

    Clay Fighter Wii U!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tom Greene

    Nintendo’s answer to Killer Instinct on Xbox One. .. Clay Fighter for the Wii U

    • Shy Guy

      I’d buy a new Clay Fighter in a second, thing is Nintendo didn’t make them, a company called Interplay did, and like many a game developer they’re not doing very well… here’s the info if you’re interested.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interplay_Entertainment

      If someone could manage it though I’d love to see a new Clay Fighter game.

  • DELFIN

    Nooooooooooooo!!!

  • Donaald

    I hope they find another partner that produces the same DRAM but cheaper.

  • Donaald

    To all the sony fanboys who come here to do their pathetic console wars gag:

    • Donaald

      Seven downvotes? Sony fags are pathetic

      • NkoSekirei

        we got trolls downvoting people with no reason at all

  • Guest

    OK!!!! I’ve just burst my bubble SO I AM GOING TO WRITE IN CAPS.

    F**K ALL PEOPLE WHO HATE WII U AND NINTENDO. ANYONE WHO HATES A CONSOLE ISN’T A TRUE GAMER AT ALL. A TRUE GAMER LOVES ALL CONSOLES! JUST BECAUSE F**KING PS4 AND XBOX ONE ARE MORE POWERFUL DOESN’T MEAN THEY ARE F**KING ANY BETTER.

    I HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF ALL THIS ANTI-NINTENDO SHIT.
    I’M STAYING LOYAL TO NINTENDO BECAUSE THEY’VE PLAYED A MAJOR PART IN MY GAMING LIFE.

    As I have supported Sony since PS1, IT’S NOW HARD TO STAY LOYAL WITH THESE BLOODY F**KING FANBOYS AND THEY’RE BECOMING WORST THAN MICROSOFT FANBOYS.

    • SuperSonicBrawler
      • Josie the Sketcher

        LOL yeah! All these negativity about the Wii U has really got on my nerves. I had to let it out.

        • Quicksilver88

          I agree the negativity is over the top on WiiU while Vita and now even XB1 get a pass. Supposedly WiiU outsold XB1 in December but I only saw that reporter by one source. Supposedly XB1 did like 850K i December and WiiU 1+mil. Yet we don’t hear WiiU had its best month since its laujch month, we hear doom over downward revised estimates, that we all knew about anyways. Thier stock dipsma few days and then rebounds but all we hear is it fell sharply. WiiU is likely going to do 25-35mil in 5 years…..I say so what as long as the attatch rate is high like GC then it will get lots of good content in its life.

    • Mario

      Wow! I wish some of those words had come out of my mouth.

    • Marcus Larsson

      People dont hate the console, but they are angry they dont get the games they want.
      We all want the console to thrive, but we want games, and a LOT of them, more than we have time or money to buy.

      And we didnt get that so what does your anger go?
      Against Nintendo and its console of course.

      We just want games!

  • Skelterz

    Xbox one what have you done
    we all know halo is too far gone.
    xbox one your frames are lagging
    we all know pachter and gates are shagging
    xbox one times are a changing
    this is the age of dual screen gaming.

    your support will bring more poems.

  • Josie the Sketcher

    I love Nintendo and I am a fan but not a blind one.
    In fact I own more Sony consoles than Nintendo ones.
    No console is better than the other.
    I treat my consoles as having different types of fun.

    Nintendo delivers mainly fun and joyful gameplay, where as Sony and Microsoft have blood and gore with realism.

    However I am getting sick of all this FPS, blood and gore games now which are the majority of PS4 and Xbox One games. There are a few exceptions though.

    Has anyone here ever played Wonderful 101? One of the most intense games I’ve ever played. Don’t let the graphics fool you.

  • Bravyoura

    I owned a Wii U from from launch and finally gave up on it a couple of weeks ago and traded it for a real console (PS4). For anyone who only owned a U last year 2013 will go down as the worst year of gaming in a decade and has left me with no faith in Nintendo what so ever. This generation once again Sony and Microsoft will be stuffing themselves with quality titles while Nintendo are left groveling beging for scraps and being grateful for what they can get:[

    • Skelterz

      games you will miss mario kart 8 super smash bros bayonetta 2 donkey country topical freeze monolith softs X hyrule warriors zelda u eventually monster hunter 4 watchdogs if thats not enough for you to not sell a wii u then your crazy son.

      • Simon Stevens

        and let us not for forget shin mega tensei x fire emblem and of course, dragon quest 10 which will inevitably be localized, wii u’s great, you gotta understand his frustrations though, some gamers have different tastes and different gaming demands, our console will be a cult class act though, just like the gamecube was, and that’s fine by me.

        • Marcus Larsson

          Just wish that this “gamecube” would have its “resident evil”-series and furbished “metal gear”

          • Simon Stevens

            That was my favourite part of the gamecubes life cycle, I never thought it possible but they really did look superior on the gamecube and the fond memories when Resisent evil 4 made it’s debut, personally, I’m waiting for my Spyro games >.<

          • Rinslowe

            Yeah, Resident Evil 4 was a pretty good effort back in the day. I remember that was around the time I started taking PC gaming seriously with Doom…
            Still Resident Evil proved gamecube could hold it’s own in a way. Even though dooms lighting was pretty phenomenal back then.

          • Simon Stevens

            Oh god, don’t get me started on pc gaming lol even now, I still play rollercoaster tycoon 3, keep praying for a 4th, pc is the best, it’s just backwards compatible all day long, work around for everything, but when I wasn’t playing locomotion or monkey island, you know I was on my gamecube, it was an amazing combo

      • Bravyoura

        I’m not a kart or smash fan as both titles have a arcade feel (lack depth), Bayonetta looks far to similar to the 5 year old original, hyrule warriors is simply a re skinned Dynasty warriors (average hack and slasher), Donkey Kongs been poor since Nintendo lost Rare, X has no confirmed western release date, I’m not a monster hunter fan the series hasn’t changed since the PS2 original and despite the gamepad functionality the PS4 version of Watchdogs will still be the version to own. theirs nothing I’ll miss about the U.

        • Skelterz

          And your virginity is intact i take it yes.

          • Bravyoura

            No, but thats good, really good I’m going to try that on a random comment. It’s the kind of comment that no one can see coming.

          • Skelterz

            so your cherry remains? or ..

      • Brandon

        I have to agree with him on the fact the wii u just doesnt agree with everyone. Its games are fun though its better to have console with more variety and better 3rd party support.

        • Skelterz

          Wii u lacks variety…ok lets do this.

          Survival horror, Zombi U, resi evil
          Racing, sonic racing ,mk8*, need for speed,
          FPS, call of duty ghosts, blops2
          RTS, Pikmin 3 W101,
          Sidescrollers, mario bros u/luigi u , rayman legends DKTP*
          platformer, SM3DW,
          Open world, Wind waker HD, Lego city,assasins creed 4
          Hack and Slash/RPG, Monster hunter, darksiders 2
          Sports games, wii sports, fifa 13
          retro downloadable, link to the past, earthbound, ducktales.

          i could go on ive missed some mate but thats enough variety for anyone unless you need to let your dude bro in which case get an xbox braaa.

          • Brandon

            Im saying it has a good amount, but its not enough for some people. Plus the amount of games in certain that certain genre is to small for most people including me and the 3rd party support for most of those suck.

    • Simon Stevens

      Wait a second, do you mean to tell me that my Wii U isn’t real? 😮

      • Bravyoura

        I wish:]

        • Simon Stevens

          lol well played, hope you enjoy your ps4 matey :)

    • NkoSekirei

      really dude ps4 and xbox one didnt have a good launch either and most of those games were shooters and by the way ur gonna miss out on some good game coming for the wii u this year mario kart 8,bayonetta 2,super smash bros,X, and many more to come and yea nintendo did make mistakes doesnt mean their out completely.

      • Marcus Larsson

        The ps4 is outsold and is about to start selling in japan, and it is 900k from the year Old wii u.
        Only reason im holding on to My wii u is mk8 and zelda…

    • Christopher Acuna

      Take notes people…this is comedy gold right here.

  • Josie the Sketcher

    Nintendo’s major mistake with the Wii U is that it’s not promoted properly and they take so long to release games. I have patience but many people don’t. Also, what they need to do is to come up with unique and completely new IPs that would wow people.

  • Best

    It was either that or the production was going to stop.

  • https://soundcloud.com/rauschenmaschine Kristian Kouvo

    MEH.

  • Kirbyomega

    Think there’ll be a wii u super bowl commercial?

  • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

    No wonder my WiiU couldn’t connect to internet, Sony bought the factory that makes our chips…

    (yes, got a Wii U the other day at last. Made up my mind and purchased one, got pro conroller, 32GB version with ZombiU, MH3U and ME3 I won ME3 a short time ago. Typed this message via gamepad, still a little awkward for me with barely a day WiiU gamepad experience, I’ll get used to it soon I think).

  • Rinslowe

    Whoever the “Rinslowe” downvote trolls are. If it makes you feel any better about yourselves – then downvote to your hearts content. But surely there’s better things to do in the day, right?

    • LightupmyLife

      I wouldn’t take them personally. At the end of the day, they are irrelevant numbers that don’t have any effect on your life. I do agree with the last sentence. There are a lot of things to do. Naturally, there are plenty that have hours of time to spare. I take pride in mine and I’m fine with that. I tend to rub people the wrong way and probably won’t change. For the record, no I don’t downvote you. Not as far as I can remember anyways. :)

      • Rinslowe

        Well ok thanks for that. I wasn’t assuming you were one of the trolls. There has been a few regulars. And trolls are rarely coherent in their communicating…

  • Mario

    Guys, this is completetly off-topic. But… I FINALLY GOT POKEMON Y!!!

    • Christopher Acuna

      Enjoy!

      • Mario

        I will! :)

  • devmiles

    in 10 years nintendo is making mobile games, games for sony and microsoft and their past consoles will be legendary in terms of how we speak of the e.g megadrive today 😉

  • Nintendo Dragon

    This is something I’ve noticed coming from Sony later. They monopolized Blu-ray knowing it was going to become big on the market. Now Microsoft has to pay them for every console they make with a disk drive. That’s why they are coming out with a disk less console soon.