According to a new survey from Intergi Entertainment — one of the largest advertising agencies for the games industry — the Wii U isn’t on many gamer’s Holiday wish lists. They did a recent survey where just one percent of gamers said they wanted a Wii U. 58 percent said they wanted a PlayStation 4, and 39 percent said they wanted an Xbox One. According to Integri, over 5,000 gamers were surveyed, and they claim a margin of error of 1.4%. The Wii U didn’t fare any better when gamers were asked about the games lineups. When asked “Which console has the most impressive game line-up?“, just 2% picked the Wii U. When asked “Which console design is most appealing to you?“, again, just 1% picked the Wii U. At least when it came to the controller, The Wii U got 14% approval rating for the GamePad, while the PS4’s touchpad got 51%, and Xbox One’s “rumble triggers” got 35%. Nintendo hasn’t been advertising the Wii U much over the past few months leading up to the holiday shopping season, and this is the result. We’re sure that many of those who were surveyed didn’t know much about the Wii U, despite the console being a year on the market. But of course, a survey is just a survey. Just because people say something doesn’t mean they’ll actually do it. Or that they know what they’re talking about… local_offer business Nintendo wii u stars Further Reading Nintendo loses patent appeal, ordered to pay Nintendo was brainstorming about Switch when Juilen Cardenas WOW thats a lie. Edward Stupid survey. BGhp this is a sign that Nintendo need to do better this is not a stupid survey don’t brush it off. WolfgangAmadeusMozart The results of the survey are the following: Which console do you plan on buying? PS4 58% XBO 39% Wii U 1% Which console design is most appealing to you? PS4 62% XBO 36% Wii U 1% Which unique controller function is the most innovative? PS4 Touchpad 51% XBO Rumble Triggers 35% Wii U Gamepad Screen 14% Which console has the most impressive game line-up? PS4 50% XBO 48% Wii U 2% Damian Waga Without a doubt biased in the last section. What games does the PS4 and X1 have coming out other than Infamous and Halo? The X1’s rumble triggers more unique than the Wii U’s touch screen? Really? Otherwise, I suppose it makes sense. Entropyguy To be fair the PS4 and X1 games are quite visually impressive in person. Shota who said they weren’t? -_- Joey PS4 controller is not the most innovative the Wii U is what a lie, i really hate this survey. WolfgangAmadeusMozart NO WAY THE XB0X 0NE HAVE DA MOST INOVATIVE CONTORLLER EVAR LOOK EVEN THE TRIGGERS HAVE RUMMBLE !!!!!1 Just kidding, you can tell the fanboys blindly voted for their favourite console no matter what. Jacob D. Taylor Oh yeah. Wii U’s game lineup at this point is incredible. And the touch pad on the ps4? Why is a one directional touch pad more innovative than a whole touch screen controller? Guest This comment has been deleted C4 It accompanies a “normal” controller, that’s probably why. Wii U GamePad looks a bit alien to many people who haven’t used it yet as far as I can tell. Jacob D. Taylor Yeah, defnitely an enigma, to be sure Funkee Dynamite fanboy survey nuff said Edward Bet they won’t be saying that when Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros come out next year. Shagrath1983 My Wii U runs non stop playing games,hulu, mii verse and web browsing, and to this day it has always been as cold as the day i got it out of the box. Unlike the PS4 my Wii u only emits a red light when its off not, when its shutting itself down tee hee RyuNoHadouken my PS4 has never emitted a red light…its either white or orange(standby mode) Daniel Gonzalez He was either joking or being fanboyish. 😛 Justagamer Ive had no problems with mine Daniel Gonzalez I think it’s a small minority that are having hardware issues. Some are just making a big deal out of it. 😛 Justagamer Well im enjoying mine but starting this friday it will be a few weeks before i play anymore PS4 due to the new mario and zelda..But id get a PS4 man..It’s cool BGhp And even though the PS4 has all though the demand is wayy higher than the Wii U. When you get result like this you can’t tell Nintendo good job you got to tell them to try harder. You have to tell them that is not ok. I can’t blame people coming from PS3 and Xbox not wanting to get a Wii U. Suraj Alexander I expected as much, from a casual player’s standpoint the PS4 and x1 seem to offer more in comparison to wii u due to the amazing and professional adverts put out by sony and microsoft. Its soo sad. Nintendo, you guys need to 1UP ur game. Suraj Alexander Wow what all the downvotes about? It true. Nintendo seriously need to make better advertising. That is one of the main thing dragging wii u sales. Just look at the wii u ads and compare them with the x1 and ps4 ads. You guys know i am telling the truth. there soo many games i want to get on my wii u but can’t get due to my important year of my education. people just don’t know about these games. Funkee Dynamite your comment sucked thats what C4 Yes, that most people don’t really know about Wii U, its games and features is the first and foremost problem currently. Likely also what is reflected in the survey. Those people haven’t seen or played the Wii U lineup (assuming the survey is credible) derty I’m still telling people to get a WiiU! I don’t care what surveys tell me 🙂 CMB how is the dualshock 4 more innovative than the gamepad? TULFich cuz ignorance….people are still market sheeps, that´s why RyuNoHadouken no…i own all systems(PC, Wii U, PS4 and have my XBOne already paid for), but the Wii U just doesnt have any stellar titles out now or coming in the near future…Nintendo should have released all their heavy hitters within the first year of release….they failed big time with this console so far….they can still gain more ground and increase their install base, but they have to drop Zelda, Metroid, SSB, Mario Kart, and Donkey Kong like, right now! and also some new, first party titles… Sqarticus But they are…have you even been paying attention these past 5 months? SSB donkey kong, and mario kart are all releasing end of 2013 or early 2014. Kriskura In 2014, they never said in ealy 2014 for SSB and Mario Kart. I really doubt these two will come before late 2014. Sqarticus Point is, those games are coming. Also the PS4 has an alarmingly mediocre launch lineup, as it only has 2 exclusives period. Xbox One fares a little better, as I think they have 5 or so exclusives, but the point still stands that there are far more worthwhile titles on or coming to the Wii U than on PS4 or Xbox One. RyuNoHadouken PS4’s 2014 line-up is crazy!! you better look again Sqarticus I looked. 10 AAA exclusives. Not that impressive. Kristian Kouvo Yeah, most of them are mindless shooters. I’ll stick to Wii U and PS3 until PS4 can offer something bit more intriguing. Guest . Kriskura They are coming yeah, but the problem is that there is too much time since the Wii U came out and those games. If there’s really too much time without games, sadly, there’s persons which can feel less and less interested. WE are interested and will take the feature because WE know and/or are fans of Nintendo’s series which will come sooner or later. But sadly, it’s not forcefully the case of everyone. I think that yes, we, Nintendo fans are surely going to keep Nintendo alive, but that’s not forcefully the case of everyone, mostly casual gamers which took the wii because of it’s moving feature which was totally new, innovative and accessible, but not only in a gaming perspective. Moving behind your tv, see that what you do with a remote was reproduced on your tv to play was something which felt impressive even for the persons which aren’t in video-games at all and felt really amusing. Majority of these persons weren’t interested in the kind of game that we, Nintendo fans, like. Now that it become banalized, people are less interested in that, since it doesn’t feel impressive at all anymore. So now, it’s more up to gamers to make a difference. It depends in which kind of games, series of games people which play video games are focused, really interested in and fans of, or the idea they have about this or this company or about what make a “good hardware” for them. The others company will also have their exclusive, and they also will come in time, don’t forget that. Don’t forget that there is different types of “gamers”, there’s not only persons which are interested in everything or Nintendo games like most of us, and sadly, we are not forcefully the majority. JuleyJules Mario Kart has been announced for spring 2014, hopefully SSB isn’t long after to keep up momentum. Kriskura There is more chance for MK to come before yeah, but for SSB, I don’t think so. There is a few month, surely arround september or a little before, Sakurai said they were in a phase were they began to really make and add character in the game, after they finished to choose which one would be added. So there’s probably still a lot of things to do, so personally, I don’t expect this one before late 2014 (and I don’t think it would be bad, I don’t really want it to be rushed and SSB games always take a lot of time to develop). But I guess we only have to wait and see for now! blindtiger Q1 DKC Q2 MK8 Q3 SSB Q4 ZEL… DA Justagamer That will never happen DragonSilths Pikmin 3, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Zelda Windwaker HD are all “Stellar” titles. Jason Do you really consider three games in a year (…one being a REMAKE) a good line up? I love Nintendo, and I own a Wii U, and I’m picking up the Zelda Edition 3DSXL instead of the Xbox One at launch, but I don’t think anyone can honestly say that Nintendo had their shit together with this console in general. I can’t wait for SSB4 and MK8, but I think they waited a little too long for this from a marketing standpoint (however, I don’t want them to rush games). DragonSilths Rushed games? Games are being DELAYED a lot by Nintendo. Yes its true the past 1 year was lack luster for games. HOWEVER if we have the mindset that the Wii U launches RIGHT NOW along with PS4 and Xbox One then it has a better line up from now till launch window ends in March. Guest I feel like you didn’t understand what I was talking about… I said that they waited too long from a marketing standpoint, but IN MY OPINION I am fine with whatever they do as long as they DON’T rush game development. In no way did I say they rushed anything lol, it’s a year after launch and they still only have three titles. DragonSilths Whoops I see. Jason I didn’t say they rushed games, I said I don’t want them to. Kriskura These 3 games are excellent, yeah, but let’s be honnest: Pikmin 3 is an excellent game, but strategy game aren’t the kind of game which interest everyone and not forcefully the most best known Nintendo game. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, as excellent it can be, is a reissue of Monster Hunter 3 on wii, and not most of poeple (or at least persons which aren’t informed about this game, persons which are not gamers or fan of this game) will see “Monster Hunter 3”, and will not want to buy the “same” game again. The same thing apply more or less for Wind Waker, since it’s a remake, people which already played to it will not forcefully be interested. So currently, yeah, if you’re a real fan of these 3 series and games, or if you never played to TWW (and don’t know that it cost less to take a GC with the game if you really want to only play this game), then it can be interesting, but sadly, not really for the majority and non-informed people. RyuNoHadouken those games suck…you only got em cause theres no other options… DragonSilths Uh no. I loved Windwaker back in the GC days. I still have a working Gamecube and my original copy of Windwaker. Pikmin 3 was my 1st Pikmin game so I tried it and liked it. Mario Like Super Mario 3d world? Simon Stevens They messed up with the consistency in delays for sure, would seem to me like they are doing what they did with 3ds, build a half decent library over 2 years then BAM bombs dropping left right and center, of course the Wii U is no 3ds but the market changes all the time. Justagamer Hey i got my PS4 and it’s cool Simon Stevens That’s good man, right now I’m pretty happy with my imported Vita tv and catching up on games I hadn’t bothered with initially, I had a go on a pre display ps4 model today, how COMFY is the new dualshock4?, plus the graphics looked great 🙂 I’m just waiting for the heavy hitters to come out now, I still believe the Wii U can turn it around, I remember being happy with my vastly superior Vita n didn’t have any interest in a 3ds, a whole bunch of quality titles come out and I’m off out to buy one, I imagine a similar scenario for Wii U 🙂 Knowing there will be another uncharted has me really excited for ps4 ^.^ Dez Why the hell would you pay for an X-bone? $500 just thrown away, this is why I don’t like the industry anymore, it got too big for its own good and now we are getting watered down trash forced our way. Also, releasing all their big hits in the first year would not be conducive for Nintendo in the long term, besides do you even consider how long development can take for some of those games? Gregg I’d get a PS4 & XBOX1, if I had the budget. Plenty of room next to my WiiU. Angelo G It is $500 for xbox if you want it as an ornament. You will have to purchase maybe 2 games possible 1 more controller, so about $700. RyuNoHadouken they can make those games in one year…they should have developed them, or at least started to, one year before the console launched….no excuses TULFich you can only make games per year when you copy-paste things coff coff* CoD coff Coff* Gregg WiiU has a great lineup, especially now, and upcoming…. BGhp Thank you for being real! Mercurio2054 mediocre launch lineup for ps4 and xbox…. yes, wii u have few games, but have much more games right now. TULFich Is like I would only get a PS4 for Killzone Shadow Fall, Like when I picked my Wii for Twilight Princess Leo Word of reason. Daniel Gonzalez It’s called a survey. They aren’t always accurate. No use reading too much into it. BGhp Even if the survey is not accurate it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that the the demand for Wii U is extremely low and its not to far from 1%. Ducked It’s a survey of 5,000 people. There are over 7 billion people in this world… BGhp And there is many more who hate the Wii U then people who like the Wii U. The what Wii U was going to get a high personage on the survey is if the surrey was held in a pro Nintendo site. Look man I could care less about the survey because I already know this stuff. What we from the Wii U is results, the Wii U has so much un tap potential and right now it is going to wast. If we want to see a better Wii U then we need to start complaining to Nintendo and stop defending them over petty surveys. Because I know Nintendo can do better than this!!!!!!!!!! I know people make up lots of BS about Nintendo but defending Nintendo makes them weaker its not helping them, Nintendo needs to fight there own battles. The only way we can help Nintendo is to complain. Ducked I’m sorry, did you miss the part where I said there are over 7 billion people? What has Nintendo done more wrong than PS4 and Xbone? I blame Nintendo for not advertising the system, and not showing it’s a new console. I blame Nintendo for not releasing any 1st party games from January all the way to August when Pikmin 3 finally released. But because Nintendo doesn’t make people pay to play online, doesn’t have the best graphics, or whatever you think their doing wrong? People hate on Nintendo because they make games that are family friendly, and don’t go all out with graphics. Your casual family wanting a Nintendo system wouldn’t spend their time online all the time taking surveys on Wii U. BGhp And if the percentage was high you wouldn’t be saying that. Not a good excuse. OK say if the Wii U is going the same as now and for some reason the only games we get form Nintendo next year is Dk tropical freeze and Beonetta 2. Not not mention the weak third party do you think people would hype for the Wii U? Jacob D. Taylor Actually no, he has a VERY good point. Nintendo’s market has never been the internet dwelling crowd on whom this survey was more than likely forged. It’s the only setting in which it could occur to any reasonable degree as to achieve 5,000 votes. That being said Nintendo’s core audience is now isolated as is not being represented in the poll. We here on Wii U Daily are obviously following Nintendo pretty firmly but even you can’t deny that the rest of the world who bought a Wii is not, they aren’t aware of it, so if they aren’t even aware of a new system existing how do you reckon they were present to take this poll? I’m now arguing either side, but I would like you to recognize and realize that this poll is NOT reflective of anything. It is a terribly skewed sample and we don’t know the percentage of people who want a Wii U. Not that my personal experience means anything because it’s such a small demographic but of those I know it’s about 45-45-10 for Wii U PS4 and Xbox One respectively. I don’t feel in my estimation the demand for Wii U is 1% or less. Just saying BGhp I understand but even if we could combine all the video game related sites together with the Nintendo, PS and XBOX it would still be low. It might not be 1% but I could tell then things are unpopular. Jacob D. Taylor That is true… but we still have the divide between ‘people’ and ‘people who actively use gaming websites’. It would be interested to go to times square and ask EVERYBODY which system they will be buying. Of course the winner of that one would be ‘Nobody’. darkcreap Agreed completely. The sample has to be skewed. 1% only? The results are so extreme it has to be that. No other plausible explanation. If Nintendo were so unpopular, they would have disappeared long ago. Nevertheless, what is true is that Nintendo is still struggling for popularity. They’d better not screw it this Christmas. I have invested too much money in my WiiU and expect to see more games. Dee Doubs All you need to do to understand why this survey is skewed is to take a quick look at who conducted the survey, what their business is, and who their principal clients are. All of this information is available on their website. Ducked No, it’s 5,000 people. If more people had voted, then this would be a different story. And I’m sorry, the only games we’re getting is “Dk tropical freeze and Beonetta 2”? First of all, it’s Bayonetta 2. Secondly, are you forgetting about Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros Wii U? Also not counting games to be revealed at E3, and Yarn Yoshi. Really, you lost me. BGhp If you know Nintendo as well as I do you should all ready know that they delay $hit especially good games. Lets be real sec how many heavy games did we get this year? Rob This is exactly the reason people hate on Nintendo. It’s the FPS fanboys that dislike Nintendo. They want guts and gore, lack of real challenge or substance, in their games. Nintendo has much more class than these other companies. BGhp Buts Its not only the people that like FPS though. And you just brush this problem of by saying Nintendo has banking with class. Nintendo is the one needs to show that there games are cool and they can do it all through advertisement. And it don’t help the Wii U if Nintendo keeps putting up corny ads for their games and system. Sony had an awesome ad for the PS4, I wish Nintendo could do put cool ads like that or better. darkcreap The problem, actually, is not the size of the sample, which could be OK. If the sample reaches a certain size, it is representative of the whole population, even if it is much smaller than the actual population. The problem with this survey is more likely the methodology. Even if 5000 are representative, if you don’t pick the people randomly, the study can be skewed. It is like making a political survey at the headquarters of the Republican/Democratic party. Guess what everyone will say about their vote intentions? 1% is simply not believable. If that were Nintendo’s popularity, they would have been gone long ago. No, clearly they did not select properly their sample. The numbers are so unbelievable that it has to be that. Jacob D. Taylor Thank you. Thats exactly what Im trying to say. Its the population they chose to use. Nintendos audience is simply unrepresented by the sample and as such we see tremendously skewed results. gtosheex I agree with you – but it also doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that people always want something new. Wii U isn’t new anymore. Thus the low demand compared to other systems. To me it’s silly to compare demand right now. BGhp Good point Mercurio2054 AND, one thing is that SOME ONE WANT a ps4, and that can pay for that…. i WANT a new Lenovo, but i cant pay for it right now. i WANT some games for wii u right, but i can’t pay for them… rp17 Did the survey take into account if someone wants more than one console? For example many people would identify as a PS fanboy before a Nintendo one, even if they like both. RyuNoHadouken DS4 is the best controller ive ever held in my hand…im loving my PS4, but cant wait for the next true Zelda title!!!! Justagamer You fail at trolling..Goodbye! Andre R the gamepad is klunky. and ps4 controller has a dual touchscreen, and you can click like a mouse on it. the rumble is terrible on the gamepad. its really ugly screen on tha gamepad. so i going to use remote play with the vita.. that is a screen i call beautiful Justagamer Troll! Justagamer I have the PS4 and it’s cool and all but i still like the Wii U better Gregg Me too RyuNoHadouken liar Justagamer What’s wrong …you mad bro? DragonSilths My Anti-Troll Virus software is running perfectly. Caught you before you could do any damage. Dave May enjoy playing knack on your copied gimped ps4 and that is going to run you 400 for the console, 250 for the vita and 60 for the game after taxes comes to approx. 800.00 or u could drop 300 and that comes with a game that destroys anything on ps4 ( windwaker) Daniel Gonzalez Fanboyism at it’s finest. Justagamer Agreed! Niknique Come on dude I have a Wii U and I love it, but that doesn’t mean I won’t get a PS4. I do plan to get one soon but my wallet’s tight right and I’ll have to save up. Other than that both the PS4 and Wii U are amazing systems that gamers should have in their room/living room. Daniel Gonzalez Don’t be a fanboy dude. 🙂 Dave May oh and dont forget you need a subscription now as well so add on another 60 annualy so thats 870.00, at that price you might as well get a gaming pc that will destroy the ps4 Simon Stevens The Vita’s oled is cheap, even the samsung galaxy s3 is taking a dump on it, that’s coming from a Vita owner who owns both, kaplop! Gregg The WiiU gamepad is not even remotely Klunky. It feels great and works well. PS4 has the same basic controller as the PS1, and if the TOUCHTHING was on WiiU, you’d be like “GIMICKY!” Magnus Eriksson Have fun with your PS4 🙂 Iuri Borges Fanboy alert!!! Andre R hmhm .. i have the wii u =) but yes. i am a fanboy, but a nintendo and sony fanboy. never liked xbox. or, yeah, i was a xbox 360 fanboy when i first got that, but then nothing good came to xbox so i abandoned the xbox 360 and bought the wii u, and now it dissapoints me, but still there is great games on wii u. so i have not just yet lost hope. when i think back, i loved n64 the most, but its because of mario 64. so the games are more important than one thinks. and sega is best to. to bad that its no more sega consoles…… Iuri Borges Just wait for 2014. It will be awesome with Smash Bros., Mario Kart, Bayonetta 2, X, etc.. 😉 Btw, are you portuguese? Andre R what ? no, iam from sweden=) BGhp People are not going to the PS4 for innovation, there are going to the PS4 because of today’s culture, its what people are talking about, its popular. Mercurio2054 it’s like using INSTAGRAM, everyone use it, but the app is a shit. i’m not saying that ps4 or xone is shit, but is more like: hey everyone have a ps4, let me buy this thing, “i like it” sterlingfoxhill Have you seen the votes on amazon for the PS4? They are terrible and a lot worse than the wii u. Mercurio2054 no, i will look around Daniel Gonzalez Amazon doesn’t require people to own a product to review them. So you have to take into account on how many of those reviews are actual customers. Don’t believe everything you read. Amazon is a horrible source for statistics. 🙂 sterlingfoxhill Ok! I will keep that in mind. Jonathan George Anaya People are going to the PS4 because they want a $400 Brick haha BGhp They are getting because its new, its highly popular and they wouldn’t have to be in a struggle worry about the statues of there favorite gaming company. JuleyJules Exactly! Makes no sense to me. Who did this ridiculous survey, who was asked and how many people did it? Anyone who doesn’t think Nintendo has good games coming hasn’t been paying attention or doesn’t think Nintendo is capable of that. There are lots of great games coming in 2014. Now that all three systems are out by next week these are now current gen with Wii U, Xbone and PS4. Furthermore Wii U will sell this Christmas because whether people want to accept it or not parents buy Nintendo games and systems! Families with young kids will buy Nintendo which is why current marketing is to families. 2014 will be to older Nintendo fans with DKC:TF, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Brothers 4, X, Bayonetta 2, Zelda U etc! Deezy Your right, the DS4 might not be as innovative as the Wii U gamepad, but you got to look at it from another view. We all know what the DS would look like, we could care less about the triggers, but the touchpad was something that was least expected and that amplified the PS4 hype. Kristian Kouvo Just like DS & 3DS won gamers hearts with doublescreens & the clever control system, quality games on quality devices (Nintendo’s last forever/usability’s very high), Wii U will eventually follow the same path. Ganjabriel Del Campo WII U IS AMAZING LOVE IT !!!!! I don’t care if they keep erasing my comments !! Wii U IS AMAZING !!!!! Wii U IS AMAZING !!!!!Wii U IS AMAZING !!!!!Wii U IS AMAZING !!!!!Wii U IS AMAZING !!!!!Wii U IS AMAZING !!!!!Wii U IS AMAZING !!!!!Wii U IS AMAZING !!!!!Wii U IS AMAZING !!!!!Wii U IS AMAZING !!!!!Wii U IS AMAZING !!!!!Wii U IS AMAZING !!!!!Wii U IS AMAZING !!!!!Wii U IS AMAZING !!!!! Link Slayer It dosnt have to be inovative to have fun with games. Plus it has a touch pad. Its an improvment from the duelshock 3. I’m not saying I dont love the Wii U. But i’m more excited about the ps4 than I have ever been about a console William Cole Finally, somebody gets it! CEObrainz People need to realize that 5000 isn’t a big enough sample size to get an accurate understand of what gamers do/don’t want. Then again, I’m not sure it’s realistically possible with the diverse taste and personal positions of people around the world. And if anyone is to blame it would be Nintendo for not putting that extra bit of effort into marketing. Whilst they are starting to pick up, it’s not enough to get people talking about them in a positive light. YayGs That’s not true, the sample size isn’t the problem here, it’s how they obtained the sample. If a sample isn’t truly random then the results will be skewed. For example, if they only surveyed people who visit their site that’s a convenience bias and their survey could simply reflect what type of gamers use their website. Also it being an optional survey also skews the results. Truth is there is no way to get a truly random sample for this data that represents the gamer population as a whole. CEObrainz Which is what I said afterwards that there is no realistic way to possible get a fair reading of what gamers want. Mercurio2054 and wiiudaily make echo of this….. Magnus Eriksson Tell them to buy it while they can. Im pretty sure it will be discontinued soon. Daniel Gonzalez Always such a tease. 🙂 Justagamer Hey did you get the PS4? I did and it’s cool but just waiting now for some good games Daniel Gonzalez Not yet. Planning on it this holiday, though. Least I hope so. Lol. Did you get any games for it? Justagamer Yep COD and AC4 Justagamer I don’t see that happening but each to their own..I now have Wii U/PS4/3DS that is all i need Archiq09 a playstation fanboy has said me: your WiiU is more fun to my ps4 cause ps4 look like a ps3. xD BGhp Unfortunately not every body are hardcore Nintendo fans so this survey will effect people’s discussion on getting a Wii U. BGhp We are Nintendo fans these surveys are not meant to discourage us because they can’t. Its for the outer people. Luciano WiiU Daily must remove the word “GAMERS” from this topic. Wii U is f*cking as awesome! I don’t care what surveys tell me² 🙂 barwiifan Pretty much, 99% of gamers will miss out on a great console. Jackson Cota ME 2! Also the other day i asked 10 of my friends 1 said they wanted a ps4 the rest wiiu! Also these people like sony over nintendo. The irony. It’s too much Ganjabriel Del Campo WII U IS AMAZING !!! Deadpool U This is exactly why I don’t like to read John written articles they usually piss me off for the rest of the day. wiiudaily Okay. Next time I’ll forge the numbers and put a fanboy spin on it. “100% WANT WII U!” Will that be better? Squid Ah don’t be like that, Jacob D. Taylor Yeah that was a childish reply. Hes expressing his grief of the tendency that this individuals articles tend t o be negative. Your credibity is shattered Daniel Gonzalez So it’s a bad thing that his articles are negative? This is considered a blog site too if I’m not mistaken or it’s been mentioned. Which would mean he does have a right to what he chooses to write about. It’s not all about news. I don’t see his credibility shattered, as even the best make their share of mistakes from time to time. Don’t be unreasonable. Jacob D. Taylor I didn’t say it’s bad to be negative. I find that perfectly acceptable! It gives us more perspective on what’s happening in the Nintendo world. I only mentioned that his articles ARE negative. The gentleman before him was complaining that was the case and an admin of the site replies like a 5 year old. That’s the repute I was speaking of loosing. Do you see what I’m saying? Magnus Eriksson You never learn! We want to live in a bubble of lies. We dont need truth, we need to hear what we want to hear! Daniel Gonzalez Yeah, who wants a different opinion. We just want opinions that favor Nintendo and hate on the other two consoles. Sounds productive. 😛 Magnus Eriksson People here are so angry. No one takes a joke. No one understand well based criticism. No one can talk reasonable with each others. And most of them should be grown ups. Why are so many so serious about something that should be pure fun? Well, glad you are not that way Daniel. Derk Do not take a critics words to heart!! You are doing a great job reporting the news! The critics need to grow up and accept that there is going to be good news, bad news, and everything in between regarding WiiU. I appreciate this article and the perspective it brings to the table. Daniel Gonzalez Exactly. Ashley and John are two different people. They aren’t going to have the same opinion of Nintendo. People might as well get used to that. Sorry, but you can’t shut out an opinion that is different from your own. Deadpool U You don’t have to be condescending about it. What I’m saying is it ruins my day when I find out people somehow find ‘rumble triggers’ more innovative than the gamepad. Daniel Gonzalez Dude, you are the one who is being condescending. You hate on a guy who just puts out an article based on a survey. Ever thought that maybe he has a different point of view than you do? He’s right, you act like a fanboy. At the end of the day, it’s just a survey. No use getting butthurt about it. Deadpool U So I’m butthurt because I express that this article doesn’t exactly brighten my day? Daniel Gonzalez “This is exactly why I don’t like to read John written articles they usually piss me off for the rest of the day.” The way you say it, obviously shows you can’t stand the guy. Lol. If news pisses you off and doesn’t brighten your day, then you must not have a lot of better things to do. It’s a survey, which is just based on opinions, which are never accurate in the first place. This is a place of good and bad news. John just happens to deal with the bad, and that doesn’t mean that is his actual opinion of Nintendo. Even Ashley has posted her fair share of bad news on this site. It’s hypocritical. You are too quick to judge just like every other fan I’ve responded to. It’s no wonder trolls like truthteller and springer85 pick on your type. You make it too easy. In all seriousness dude, lighten up a little. No offense. 🙂 Deadpool U Its not that I can’t stand him its the fact his articles tend to be on the doom and gloom side even when they have nothing to do with that, he once wrote an article about the Pikmin 3 first week sales and despite the sales being good the article was mostly why the sales were disappointing because they didn’t live up to it’s predecessors. ItzameyaToad Wow what a childish remark! Haha talk about taking criticism to heart and forgetting your a journalist first and represent the site. Simply saying “sorry you feel that way but this site covers all news both good and bad” would have been the mature way to handle it. But who am I kidding judging by your response you probably don’t care how people see this site or you. Daniel Gonzalez I certainly don’t. It was a childish remark, but then again, so are a lot of responses I’ve seen on this article already. All just for one little bit of news. Oh man. ItzameyaToad So what if there are childish remarks to an article he wrote?!That’s no excuse for him to act like a child to a comment that really wasn’t that bad. If he wants to make childish remarks after someone complains about an article he writes then he doesn’t need to be a Moderator/journalist for a site and he can just be a reader. His remark is not something people look at and expect a Moderator to say sorry but he was in the wrong. Daniel Gonzalez So are a lot of commentators. I’m not defending the guy, but I won’t defend fans for their child behavior either. Plus, the guy is a human being, he’s entitled to screw up once in a while. No ones perfect. 🙂 ItzameyaToad Sure he can screw up but there are ways of fixing your mistakes on the internet “Edit” comes to mind or “delete”. I don’t harbor any ill feelings towards him im just saying when your a moderator/journalist you should hold yourself to a higher standard than stooping to others levels. Just my two cents though 🙂 Daniel Gonzalez I can agree with that. No doubt. What he said did make sense, though. I felt he got his point across. As childish as it may have been. Not that it matters. Tomorrow, we’ll all move on to the next bit of news. 😛 Clel Or maybe you shouldn’t take flawed ‘statistics’ and put it into a news article. Daniel Gonzalez Flawed or not, it counts as news. People happen to take it far too serious as if they’re going to implode. 00EpicGamer00 Just a question, how does a survey count as news? I’m not mad over this like other people are, I honestly don’t care, cause like you said it’s just a survey, and most of the time, surveys can be innacurate. But, the thing that’s kind of bugging me is how a completely opinionated survey, counts as news. Usually news sites that are suppose to be professional post things that inform the reader on important events, basically things they should know about. Not post articles about things that are completely subjective/opinionated. If this site is trying to strive for professionalism, posting articles like this isn’t going to get them there, anytime soon. Justagamer I say who really cares..I say get the console you want and be happy but in this world that will never happen..Can’t hurt to dream though.What i don’t understand is when something like this comes out some people go all batshit. Just my two cents Magnus Eriksson This statistics sounds dubious, agree on that one. Justagamer Good job and forget the hate man SamusPrime Wonderfully adult response. Rinslowe Why bother forging, forged no’s? Lol TheKingJoseph butt-hurt fanboy, typical wiik ninty fan ItzameyaToad Funny how morons like you come on here and trash talk people and a console haha shows who has a life. Quit being an asshole you look like a moron who has nothing better to do but bad mouth a piece of plastic. Ricardo Sampaio I dint participate in the survey, but i would give point to a Xbox One probably, simply because i already have a WiiU Mario Mamma mia…. Niknique I know right Mario? Mario Yeah. Sylux Haha thumbs up for the Mamma mia comment, brought me back to the days of Super Mario 64 xD. Justagamer I hope they do HD that game Ive never played it only god can judge me The wii u in my humble opinion is the most creative console this generation and the most convenient for gamers if only they had hands on experience such as free online gaming,a great tablet controller with off tv features and the tablet is great for apps such as netflix where u can just navigate through the gamepad menu I love my wii u and after seeing the ps4 and xbox one in person there is nothing that makes them stand out more or shall I say that much greater than the wii u to justify a 400 and 500 purchase.Too me their is nothing but hype in which the media glorifies the ps4 and xbox one when in reality it does not really offer any thing compelling other than the logo to justify a day one purchase Nintendo has the right concept with the wii u just needs to release the smash hitters 2014 will be a better year for the wii u.Also not to mention the wii u with it gamepad and all the features that revolve around it will blow the xbox one and ps4 controller out of the water. jdiaz1994 Exactly! The creativity of the Wii U is pretty good. I loved the gamepad for The Wonderful 101 and I am waiting to see what else they do with it. The Wii U has a long way to go now that the other two are in competing with it but hopefully people will keep an open mind to it. Mario Wait a sec!? Only 5000!? Joey PS4 not good at the moment right now still has problems, just like any consoles when they first comes out lack of games etc… Wii U to me is number 1 the most fun console i ever had. Squid That’s bull, Wii U is the most underrated damn console from Nintendo, It’s hard to believe how blind people are. Chronic Gang They need to advertise or they will be doomed hopefully they reach my goal of 5 mil units by end of year WolfgangAmadeusMozart They already surpassed 4 million since early october. And this survey is blatantly biased and should be taken with a grain of salt. Chronic Gang But still they need to advertise the wii u WolfgangAmadeusMozart agreed ItzameyaToad They do on kids channels Like Disney Channel, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network alot. What they need to do though is spread where they advertise to more than just Kid centered channels. They are advertising just not in every spot they should. Chronic Gang I have never seen a wii u commercial on tv hopefully they turn that around ItzameyaToad Ive seen several, more so on kids focused channels. I agree though they need to step up on adds and make them more of a common thing. Perhaps putting adds on places like Hulu would help too as alot of people have been dropping cable Tv in favor of services like Hulu and Netflix. ItzameyaToad “Nintendo hasn’t been advertising the Wii U much over the past few months leading up to the holiday shopping season, and this is the result.” They have in fact been advertising alot on channels like Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and Cartoon Network so the notion that they haven’t been advertising the Wii U that much is false especially if you look at when Wind Waker launched and almost every video on youtube had a WW advertisement(at least when I watched video they where there alot). Saying they haven’t been advertising well isn’t the correct statement, saying they need to expand there advertising efforts to something besides just kid focused channels would be correct. More advertising is needed but on more than just kids channels. Suraj Alexander exactly what i say. when consumers compare the x1 and ps4 ads with wii u, they don’t think much of the wii u. sony and microsoft went all out with their ads ItzameyaToad Exactly. I mean you are only going to get so far advertising on Kids channels.While it is great that Nintendo has stepped up advertising they still have room to improve. I mean they need to advertise on channels like OWN where they can get Moms attention or on ESPN during big games like OU vs Texas or OU vs OSU (yeah im an Okie haha Boomer Sooner/Go Pokes!!!!!) where alot of people will be watching. Nintendo needs to just spread there adds out to more adult/teen centered channels. victor Watching Nintendo commercials never feels like ” oh yeah that is me “. I feel left out, I already have a wii u so no problem for them but other like me maybe feel the same way. If you make commercials for kids and old people then your customers are going to be kids and old people. And for console gaming now I dont know if that is the best customers. We have to w8 and see I guess Steve I don’t trust surveys. I think they are inaccurate. The participants could have just BSed all over it. Jan I will be interesting to highlight the actual target of this “5000 gamers sampling”. 15y-old-kids (with all respect 🙂 ) may aim to a different experience if compared to more mature gamers. In my case, for example, ‘how the game looks’ has become way less important than gameplay as time went by. Funkee Dynamite who gives a shit. if i called 5000 fanboys im sure id get the same results. im sick of this doom and gloom reporting. anyone who wants nintendo first party software will buy a wii u regardless of this crappy survey. its already been established that there is a campaign against nintendo by their competition, money talks, but nintendo continues to walk. they made so much moolah on the wii, failed system or not nintendo isnt going anywhere Mario You betcha! TwinTails Only a total of 50 gamers from the few websites where this survey is hosted want a Wii U this holiday? On no! But seriously, how many of those websites are inhabited by Nintendo’s target demographic? Not many if I can tell. Jacob D. Taylor I really dont get it… TwinTails Of course you don’t, they surveyed the wrong audience. Jacob D. Taylor Sutveys REALLY need to be taken with a grain of salt. Remember that “gamers” didnt buy the wii either but id say it didnt do to bad TheKingJoseph lmao b-b-but I thought the shit-u was going to destroy the ps4 and x1? Nobody wants those systems right? they want to keep playing rehash games like mario, zelda lmao RIP wii u Krzysztof On the upside, Wii U is the best selling home console in Japan, two weeks in a row. Mario Really!? Daniel Gonzalez Which is not saying much. Krzysztof I know, but nevertheless it’s some good news. Stay positive and enjoy your games people. Rinslowe Hmmm…. Positive news is positives news, surely. Ganjabriel Del Campo Pa4 and Xbox 1 sucks !! Wii U AMAZING!!!! Daniel Gonzalez Fanboy alert. Magnus Eriksson R.I.P TwinTails Wrong demographic. AAAkabob Yet Wii U has better lineup than any of the other two. TwinTails I think we should wait until next year when all 3 consoles have their respective system sellers to fight each other with before we start saying that. William Cole People didn’t give Wii U that kind of mercy so why should we give that mercy to PS4 or Xbone? TwinTails Hatred begets hatred, we’ll all be trapped in a never ending loop of ignorance. Daniel Gonzalez It’s called being mature about it. 😛 AAAkabob The point is this holiday season Wii U is the better console if you want to play games Funkee Dynamite im going to accept cash from someone then post about my own survey and tell everyone how shitty the wii u is because thats what the person who gave me the cash told me to do C4 “gamers” Red I have played the ps4 and the “touchpad” is actually just a big button and the controllers buttons fell cheap. William Cole lol Daniel Gonzalez It’s amazing how many crazy fanboys get upset over a survey. The way I see it, who cares what is said in the article. Buy what you prefer. All three consoles have a lot to offer. It’s rather silly that everyone is at war on which console is better. They are unique in their own way. We’re all gamers here, play the games that make you happy and let those who enjoy non-Nintendo games have the same. Hating on each other is silly. Let go of the hate and play your games. 🙂 The Clockwork Being Hmm! Daniel you are showing to much logic for the video game industry seal of approval, we will have you banned for this. LOGIC is NOT permitted in the video game industry!! Rinslowe Lol, agree. Far to much spot on logic by Daniel today…. Where are the trolls? where and the ragers? 😛 Um, ok no more coffee… Daniel Gonzalez Damn it. Back to illogical posts again. 🙁 Guest Hey Daniel did you get a PS4 yet? Mike A That my friend what you just wrote is what I call the Gaming Gospel. The truth shall set you free. Brought Wii U last year ( should’ve waited for price cut and free game) and love it. Going buy PS4 in year or two whenever Uncharted comes out. That series is reason I have PS3 and also for Bluray player lol. MichelChartrand I think one reason some people get upset over surveys like this is that if the sample is skewed the numbers show very unfavorably for Wii U, and then these numbers get repeated by news outlets looking for a story, and then we see article after article about how nobody wants a Wii U and people should not buy them, just like CNET, and this spreads to consumers and influences their decisions, especially parents and non-gaming types who don’t look at everything when shopping around, they just say “Well I heard this was a bad system with no games, I think I should go with Xbox One.” Though that’s taking it a bit to the extreme, and I’m not overly upset about it, I do find these ‘surveys’ end up influencing and creating bad buzz where none is needed. Jack5221 Im kind of curious. When was this survey taken, and specifically, how many people took it? WolfgangAmadeusMozart 5000 according to the article. Mickey Mouse I get the feeling that a lot of people are just planning on getting one system (for now), unlike myself who has a Wii U and is planning on getting a PS4 too. Kind of worrying as someone who wants the Wii U to at least do as well as the other systems. WolfgangAmadeusMozart Or maybe they only could choose one console per question in the survey. Mickey Mouse Ahh, that didn’t occur to me! Selina Kyle I am seriously doubting the accuracy of this survey. Edit: Notice how the descriptions of the PS4 and Xbone are very positive while the description of the Wii U is only dealing in facts. This makes it appear that there is large bias in those who conducted the survey. Ony Worldwide coalition, my friends. It is real. Joins me for the freedom of truth, that the Wii U is, unlike the foes are claiming, a realy good console! TULFich Amm, actually the Wii U was the first to get the instant TV-videogame one button switch. Zach Cruz Mmm… it makes sense though Nintendo has done very little advertising… Xbox in my opinion has been doing a great job try to sway people on their side and PS4 they also are doing great with their launch commercials… Going back to the Wii U launch I don’t remember Nintendo giving their system the same treatment. C4 Yep, Sony seems to get a great momentum in the US and europe from launch (or will get) Nintendo marketing were not aggressive IMHO. Nintendo Land and NSMBU are great games, even in 3 – 4 player “party” which I never seen advertized properly (NSMBU of course is also great in SP 🙂 ) . If you don’t have that many games at launch (no consoles has) then at least advertize them properly. I also know people who didn’t know it plays Wii games so they could just ‘replace’ their Wii. Not sure how to advertize that but for people who only want 1 or 2 consoles in their living room it can be a plus. Daniel Carvalho Alright, as the text said, it’s just a survey. You have to take into consideration that they took only 5,000 gamers. Do those gamers know about all of the three consoles equally? Do they know what games are coming for all the three platforms? Did they interview only CoD gamers? What was the age of all those they interviewed? You have to take in consideration all that when you think of making a survey, and much more. If you ask 10 gamers which game they’re getting and 7 answer CoD, you’ll get an approbation rate of 70% for that franchise. But what if you ask 100 gamers, and only those 7 gamers answer CoD? You’ll get a 7% approbation rate. So, no panic guys. Just keep enjoying your Wii U and showing it to your friends. We know Nintendo hasn’t advertised it right or a long time, but recently things have been changing, and Super Mario 3D World is coming. You all know what it means! DeMar DeRozan PlayStation 4 is the first Sony console in history to support full hd graphics. Jake Xbox 1 and Ps4 have better games. Yeah cause Knack and recycled Forza and Killzone are worth $400-$500. I am sure gamers will love a console not working. Knack got awful scores Killzone has mediocre. What will they get the same multi plats. We are already hearing great things for Mario which will get the best score. But don’t be alarmed. Nintendo is targeting family play like Wii Party U/Wii Sports. There are more casuals then gamers. However next year is smash bros, X, Bayonetta, and DK. And soon Zelda sand Fire Emblem. 2014 is the time for gamers to get Wii U 00EpicGamer00 Umm, why not post an INTERESTING article? I like seeing stats, and whatnot (and whatever you’d categorize this as) as much as the next person, but why don’t you post something that everyone here would be excited about? In fact, having an article about some random “survey” isn’t really news, now is it? Ganjabriel Del Campo I know a lot of people who will get the wiiU for this season. This survey must be wrong!! Daniel Gonzalez When are surveys right? Would you agree with it if it was the opposite? Lol. Guest I’m sure the response would be something like the following: “Nintendo FTW!!! All those haters can suck it!”… Maybe not Ganjabriel particularly, but just in general. [URL=http://s86.photobucket.com/user/JQuest81/media/ronpaulitshappening.gif.html][IMG]http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k83/JQuest81/ronpaulitshappening.gif[/IMG][/URL] [URL=http://s86.photobucket.com/user/JQuest81/media/wii_u_prints_money____by_olio96-d5h6e73.gif.html][IMG]http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k83/JQuest81/wii_u_prints_money____by_olio96-d5h6e73.gif[/IMG][/URL] JB This. Not Ganjabriel, particularly, just in general JB BTW.. I may or may not have messed up on the first post, deleted it then reposted. 🙂 Daniel Gonzalez If it suppose to print money. I think a lot of people want their money back. Such flawed hardware.(sarcasm) 😛 NYGFAN7 I think the best question here is how is the x box controller better than the gamepad? 35% vs. 14 % for those scoring at home. Lord Tywin It’s not surprising considering two huge game consoles are releasing this holiday. It would be better to see what people think a year from now after the initial rush. Mj78 a year from now, no one will remember what the wii u was. William Cole It’s a market saturated with “Hard Core Gamers” what did you expect? I don’t just jump on bandwagons. Nintendo has some great content coming out this holiday season and anyone who can’t see that is just ignorant. Super Mario 3D World is shaping up to be one of the best games of the year. I guess since Nintendo is all about family, and we are losing our yearning for family, then they are paying the price. Just a thought. Guest Did the survey take into account if someone wants more than one? For example many people would identify as a PS fanboy before a Nintendo one, even if they like both. Petri Troll bait article, time to move on. 1. Survey for fanboys. 2. As credible as political surveys. 3. Every gamer who wanted Wii U already has one. jjbredesen Ok i will create a survey of my own, everyone that would buy a Wii U or thinks its the best console of this gen upvote this post, everyone else that like PS4 or Xbox one downvote. Gregg I choose ALL THREE. More is More. But, Nintendos console, will always be my system of choice. jjbredesen I agree, but i dont have the money to buy them all… I already own a PC that is powerful enough to take on the multiplats that are coming out, so i dont need a PS4 or Xbox, i would like to have them for 1. party, but when i look at the big picture i will get the most value from Wii U since it has the best 1. party, and then my PC can take everything that does not come to Wii U. Gregg I’d choose WiiU over PSBOX anyday -G jjbredesen Agreed InterTreble 50% of people said PS4 has the best line up. Uh? Knack and Killzone? Only two games, among tons of delayed ones, and even recognized as ugly by the reviews? Congratulation boy who voted, you are really expert and well informed about what you answered about. Unfortunately this will translate also in money given to a console with no games (PS4) which will sell tons of consoles, only thanks to ads. The world of videogames is at an hystorical minimum… Mj78 yet again, the fact that nintendo cannot be arsed to advertise, is the real reason that no one cares or even knows what the wii u is. stop blaming trolls, the facts are very easy to see. If you have a wii u,you will see the potentiall, but nintendo have ballsed up so much that no one else cares, or ever will about wii u.The games line up is just boring. ezquimacore lies Mj78 facts. nintendo fans, and i am one can delude themselves as much as they want, but it is a disaster ezquimacore lies. Daniel Gonzalez Not nice to talk to the cake like that. ezquimacore you are awesome Nintenjoe82 What a joke, the PS4 touchpad getting a decent approval rating. I want a PS4 but the touchpad is the new sixaxis Rinslowe I’m on the fence about that. But I have a suspicion you may be right. And like anything, if not supported then it’ll never be truly tested either… Zorpix Was this before or after the PS4s started overheating? Guest Wait what? Where did you read that? TwinTails You didn’t hear? It’s all over the web. Tons of YouTube videos of it, too. Check out this link. http://www.ps3news.com/playstation-4-ps4-news/playstation-4-red-line-of-death-ps4-rlod-overheating-sony-responds/ Zorpix everywhere XD Here’s a link: http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/11/15/what-does-ps4s-blinking-red-power-light-mean Daniel Gonzalez From what’s been said, it’s less than 1% of PS4’s. So I don’t think that’s a huge deal. People I know that have one haven’t experienced any issues with theirs. I would say it’s very few. In any case, all hardware has it’s flaws so things like this are inevitable. QuizmasterBos This survey is bad and it’s not because of the text of the Wii U being much less appealing than the PS4 or Xbox One flavor texts. No, it’s because we aren’t comparing the systems on an equal level here. The Wii U has been out for a year whilst the PS4 and Xbox One are just being released. Then OF COURSE you’re going to see a lower percentage for Wii U, millions of people already own one! Plus, we know more about the Wii U games than the PS4/Xbox One games, so people are generally more hopeful, which may not be very well grounded. If this survey was conducted if the Wii U hadn’t yet been released, the outcome would be very different, I bet. Conclusion: We can’t reach a verdict until both systems have been going on for a few years. Madmagican Well it seems I’m in the 1% now XD Michael Rowlands wii u is doomed end of…..I give it 2yrs before Nintendo drop the console…. Gabe Hoffman This survey is garbage. To me it sounds more like people voted based on which system they were getting. 5000 is a drop in the bucket compared to say 4 million And Nintendo has been advertising more recently Megami Sama Well, I’m assuming they surveyed people in the US… and seeing as the US has well over 300 million people… it is ridiculous to assume that 5k people accurately represent the views/opinions/wishlist of 300 million. 5k is not even 1% of the entire US population… I call fail on this survey lol. Logic Your analysis is fundamentally flawed. If we were to factor in population as a variable, there would have to be an assumption of how many people actually play video games in the U.S. Furthermore, we would have to factor in age, social class and so forth. To say that 5000 people doesn’t represent the US is a no brainer. However (and I have idea why your assuming this), to even make an assumption that 5000 people represent the views of 300 million (when clearly that number itself is flawed) is a fail. This survey is not meant to accurately determine anything, it’s just to compare a rough percentage. Megami Sama Well no shit, of course not all 300mil+ people are gamers, and my point was clear. 5k people are not enough people to accurately portray the views and wants of, I don’t know, maybe 100 million people. You agree with my one and only point, so I don’t know what your comment is meant to counter. If the survey is just a rough estimate, then the survey need not have been made. They could have just said, well hey, based on sales, it is clear more people want a PS4 or XBone than a WiiU. We get the same bullshit answer anyways. Logic It’s meant to counter your point of “ridiculous to assume that 5k people accurately represent the views/opinions/wishlist of 300 million.” There’s no fundamental base for that comment as you just made your own assumption of what the survey was trying to prove. Now that you’ve made yourself more clear, I can throw that point out the window. Now your saying how “if the survey is a rough estimate, then the survey not need to have been made.” That’s contradicting the entire point of a survey. Those people can’t just come out with a statement saying how more people want a PS4 or XBone without factual evidence. In this case, their evidence was through a rough estimate in the form of a minor survey. Megami Sama Which, to me, is the same thing. Bullshit estimate from a bullshit survey… which would have been the same bullshit if they had done the whole “based in sales, it is clear… etc etc” that I gave as an example. Kenshin0011 Stop blaming the survey and start demanding for Nintendo to support their console with adequate marketing!!! Daniel Gonzalez Wise words. Logic I understand that this is a Wii U-centric website, but some people here really need to stop trying to change or manipulate the fact. The survey (despite of its variables) showed a reality behind the current situation. The Wii U right now isn’t doing too well and that is the fact. If this survey were to be held in 2 years from now, the situation may turn around. However the fact remains as of now; we have to stop using fan boy mentality when commenting. Megami Sama I’m not sure what is considered “fanboy mentality” nowadays. Seems like we can’t root for our favorite console because then we get called fanboys/girls. Anyway, it also seems like people WANT Nintendo to fail, and everybody seems to be jumping on the “let’s bash Nintendo” wagon… from ps4 and XBOne fanboys to “professional journalists”. It gets tiring. Yes, we know the WiiU is falling behind hard, there’s no need to rub it in their face or pester us that do like the console about how it’s not as good as the other two. It’s annoying and tiresome, like the new “‘murica” fad, where everyone hates the US and calls us fat and stupid. Things like these get old real quick. Daniel Gonzalez I see what you’re saying, and yeah it is quite old. I consider a fanboy/girl someone who goes beyond being a fan. Like defending their console to the end and even ignoring facts that their console of choice has some flaws. Or just being disrespectful to others just because they hate their opinion. I’m usually harsh on Nintendo, but that’s because I’m a long time fan and want them to succeed. To me, they don’t do enough and I can’t understand why they always seem to do the opposite of what a lot of other fans want. Fanboys don’t care what direction NIntendo goes, because they’ll support them to no end. Fans like myself, know they’re capable of much more. Rinslowe I agree with everything you said. The really perplexing thing about Nintendo and their close partners like Monolith Soft (Xenoblade Chronicles was a masterpiece of Japanese origin) and Retro Studios is that when they release a game, it’s most often and in many ways phenomenal. That’s what makes every other moment seem like mystery in the way Nintendo thinks… At least to me, anyway. Take the gamepad for example. Personally I love the thing. Latency is not an issue – arguably the most important factor and it’s not that much of a learning curve to get use to it. It really does provide another way to interact with the console and it’s features. BUT. I defo wouldn’t have complained if the build quality was just a tad bit more refined, if the sticks provided a little more resistance and accuracy, if the screen was slightly bigger with the gamepad form factor a little tighter, or the resolution @ 1080p or even 720p… (not that it’s not impressive, it is… And still…). Plus capacitive instead of resistive with support for mutli touch input… Then there’s the console, OK honestly, I’m not upset about the specs at all. From what I’ve seen and including how the gamepad works with games (when it’s properly included), I’m quietly happy about the results Nintendo are getting from it – Like Kart (720p 60fps and gorgeous), Smash (1080p 60fps), Bayo 2 (720p 60fps, again great looking game lots of effects happening, clean textures) and X (720p 30fps most likely. Again compare it to console versions of Skyrim and it shows better texture quality, better overall geometry and draw distance, effects etc…). BUT. Whats with not releasing any specs for Wii U? to me that just played into the hands of naysayers and gave rise to an entire movement of people taking advantage of the fact, no-one really knew what made the machine tick… I believe that decision hurt Nintendo more this time around than it did with Wii. Because of the way they marketed their vision in the early reveal as a HD console, attractive and easy to third parties etc… If only they had just put everything down on the table and said, ok this is what it is, this is our vision… Now let the games speak for themselves, lol… Oh and sorry about the rant… 🙂 Adam Porter we don’t WANT nintendo to fail, but the fact is that they ARE failing, and we need to let nintendo know we aren’t happy with it, because if they don’t change they will keep failing and eventually we won’t have nintendo anymore and we don’t want that. Logic We most certainly can root for our favorite console. It’s no different from rooting for our country or favorite sports team. However, when you start denying facts that shed negative light on your favorite [insert], you begin attacking that fact and denoting its image. And, that’s what some people are doing on this post. Other Nintendo-haters are just trolls, forget about them. As for the “murica” fad, that is a stereotype. Just like how everyone classifies people with glasses/are good math as “nerds.” Justagamer Who really cares..I say buy what you want ..not what other people are buying Andre R its not enough to play on with just the wii u. if you own a wii u you need a ps4 or a xbox one. but if you own a ps4 or a xbox one, you dont need anything else. the wii u only have first party titles, that is not enough. what have we had this year?New Super Mario Bros.U/Pikmin 3/ZombiU/LEGO City Undercover/the wonderful 101/Sonic Lost World/Super Mario 3D World/zelda wind waker hd. and only 4 games of them is really good. MARIO or ZELDA games. and pikmin. just old ideas. nothing new. what about next year? mario again?and zelda? Justagamer Than don’t buy a wii u ..It’s not for you Kenshin0011 I disagree about Nintendo games being stale, their AAA 1st party games almost always bring something new to the table and are very fun! Though I do agree that those with a Wii U will tend to also want to get a PS4/Xbone and those with a PS4/Xbone will most likely not care about having a Wii U. Justagamer Myself the more marios and zeldas the better Megami Sama I’m sorry, but not enough for who? Because owning a console that has games you enjoy is enough for a lot of us. I own an XBox 360 and a PS3 but I’d be ok with just my Wii/WiiU. Different people have different gaming needs. Just because the Wii/WiiU is not enough for you, doesn’t mean it’s not enough for everyone else. Don’t generalize. Andre R i fear that they are making all good games now, and have nothing later. like what they did for wii. i had that to. and there was nothing at all on wii to play. TwinTails Just because you think something is stale, doesn’t mean we agree with you. And if you reply, you’re just adding to my amusement until I get bored with you and move on. MetroidZero I got a Wii U. I don’t NEED a PS4 or XBOX 1. I also got a low-end gaming PC . PC + Wii U works for me, and plus, I am on a low budget. College student here. EDIT: Oh I must add: Be cool to have a PS4 and XBOX 1, but I cannot afford it. Dave May those games u listed destroy anything the competition has to offer on ps4 u get shooters, sports and racing thats it. ive been gaming since before atari and ive never commited to one specific console, i was one of those weird sega kids in the 80s then i got the turbo grafx 16 then i switched to nin. for super nintendo. then i got caught in the cd craze and got the 3do, after a year i got off that sinking ship and jumped to playstation, from there it was the dreamcast to x box, then i got into pc gaming then made the jump to 360after 2 red rings i thought i would give the wii a try. the 360 was taking forever to get repaired and ps3 had more less the same games so i thought i would try the wii and my mind was blown. the games were so fresh and fun there was no turning back. i know what you mean by not quite having enough games have you considered a wiiu/3ds combo. with that you get 4 systems wii/wiiu and u also get a ds and a 3dsthe best part is you get a lot of variety. the one analog stick on the 3ds is in my opinion the best feature because that means no watered down ports of home console games. the games have to be rethought to work with the different controls which means unique experience gamesplayswill … I hate the internet… *walks outside but turns to dust because he is a nerd* mojack411 At the same time I have to wonder how these data were collected. It could have been conducted perfectly fine but from what this article alone is telling me my stat senses are tingling. Especially with a sample size of 5000. DragonSilths Heres how it works for all 3 consoles. Wii U: Play it – You want one. PS4: Play it – 40% chance it breaks and only game it has so far that people want is Killzone Shadow Fall. Xbox One: Play it – Realize there is nothing different about it except its a huge box and has an “improved” Kinect that nobody wants… Andre R it is 0.4 procent that a ps4 will break. or are a defect machine. so there are a wery small chance.. and why not play need for speed rival. or knack. or call of duty ghosts. or battlefield 4 or assassins creed 4 or downloadable games on it? i dont think people buy the system just for the launch exlusive games? DragonSilths No its far higher then 0.4% Just Amazon alone its 33% of all sold PS4’s broke. Check youtube videos, IGN, Gamespot. ALOT of people have broken PS4’s. Daniel Gonzalez I think Sony has a better grasp than IGN, Amazon or even Gamespot about their failure rates. Plus, a lot of sites like this don’t have accurate statistics. I doubt it’s 33%. Lol. Plus, Amazon customers are known to review products they don’t even own to begin with. How many of those reviews from customers are actually true? Or even actual customers? In other words, there is no real number. 33% just sounds better when writing about it and fans tend to eat it up and spread the craziness like you’re doing right now. 😛 The biggest problem that I’ve seen..is that IGN got a faulty unit, that they then managed to fix rather easily. And a lot of the problems seem to involve the HDMI cable..which is easily fixed by using another HDMI cable. Daniel Gonzalez I don’t think a 0.4% chance it will break is justified. A lot of people want a PS4 and even an Xbox One. I’m not saying that the Wii U won’t be sought after this holiday, but I wouldn’t call it the system of choice either. People aren’t only looking at Killzone Shadow Fall. You’re only speaking for yourself, you don’t speak for the rest of us. 😛 DragonSilths Im not even going to get into a pointless argument with you. You certainly don’t buy a PS4 for COD Ghosts, AC4, or anything of the such. Daniel Gonzalez Anyone who is buying COD Ghosts or AC4 will certainly be buying those two for the PS4 as well. I don’t know how you think you speak for all gamers. Get over it. You’re not a mind reader. I suppose you know what I want. People buy multiplatform games often at launch. Wise decision not getting into an argument that you know nothing about. 😛 DragonSilths You have your times where I can agree with you. But we all know you have a tendency to make up BS and hate on Nintendo, even being a troll most of the time. And while I cant speak for EVERYONE I can speak for my friends, cousins, and my team at my studio. None of us would buy a new console for a multiplat. We could just get it on our PC’s. Andre R i have a wii u, and have NOTHING to play on it.. so meaningless. ok i will have mario 3d world to play on till mario kart 8 comes out next year something Adam Porter has nintendo done any surveys themselves? seems like if they were getting these results from their own surveys then they’d be shiteing themselves. jeffp3456 Maybe all those naysayers enjoy online multi-player? I would love to share NSMBU with friends but mostly they live in other cities or states… hello Nintendo this is the 21st century! Adam Porter exactly, how nintendo missed on that i’ll never know. i haven’t had anyone to play multiplayer with at all on wiiU Andre R i hope mario 3d world is going to be the next mario 64/super mario 3. but will multiplayer Dave May i call foul, out of the 5000 ppl. none of them game on pc, none of them are sticking to current gen this is more wii hate propaganda sent from wiiu gamepad Daniel Gonzalez Surveys are never really accurate, don’t take it so personal. Sent from Bowser’s Castle. Jelle Knibbe Yeah, remember that it’s just 5000 ppl. There’s around 2 million total gamers out there. Sent from the center of the universe. X3Charlie It also depends on what a “gamer” is. Sent from myself. The last Chozo I hate to be negative but even though this survey isn’t entirely accurate you can’t deny the fact that the Wii U isn’t the choice of most gamers. Sure you can say that the people in this survey are frat boys that only want thier CoD but still. I think the Wii U is a great system and that is deserves to be more popular than it currently is but, the fact is many gamers don’t care about it. And you can’t keep making excuses for that. It’s the unfortunate truth. SamusPrime I’ve now seen this “poll” on numerous websites, still no mention of how Microsoft messed up Rare on sites other than this one. Anybody who says there isn’t a bias against Nintendo in the gaming media is kidding themselves. My question is what is going to happen if Nintendo does get out of the console business, who will the media target then? Sylux The Media won’t target anyone anymore then, they only target Nintendo because Nintendo has the guts to atleast try to innovate, sometimes succesfull, sometimes not so succesfull. Atleast Nintendo tries something new, where the others stick to the same old same old recipe. And fot that alone Nintendo always get’s biased, atleast for the last 3 gens. Nonetheless Nintendo has been to stubborn as well in my opinion, that is not a good thing either. But in worst case scenario, they probably start on Sony, as they need to bias someone. won’t be microsoft, as they throw to much money to the media to promote their consoles. Thomas Vienna I don’t buy it, this survey is all bull. Look at the Wii U’s description! Apparently, it’s most outstanding feature is that it came first, which honestly just makes it sound older. It’s competition, on the other, have some very inspirational writing. The surveyers clearly had a bad impression of the Wii U console and didn’t put any effort into giving it fair numbers. Honestly, rumble triggers are more innovative than a controller you can play entire games on without your TV? with a touch screen, camera, microphone, and sensor bar? Not to mention the accelerometer, gyroscope, and TV remote. It’s even worse if those summaries are what the participants had to read before choosing. That alone would leave the Wii U in the dust in the survey. Rocky Oh great just more bad news from Nintendo, like I said people lost respect for Nintendo. So step it up Big N. Einar The only reason only 1 percent want to get a WiiU is because the other 99 already have it.. Rinslowe I wouldn’t place to much stock in that survey. Let the the actual sales no’s speak for themselves. And if they reflect the same then, fair enough…. But not to entertain conspiracy theories, lol. However the timing of these survey’s and the recent CNET fiasco is dubious… Justagamer Here is a Question? Who is getting SM3DW on Friday? Decker Shado ….MUST BUY. I may make less than $30 a month, but… Super Mario 3D World! Alexander Kleinwechter People please. This is a news article from john not ashley, and if it actually is true, wich is possible its not, its probably from not a wide variety of gamers, and probably only hard core sony fans.. People, dont believe anything you see, even if it looks convincing, and im n0t saying this just because to defend the Wii U! Rinslowe I have to agree, really. Unless I can see all the details, I’m a bit skeptical on how and who they surveyed here… And then while not having any of those details, taking this on face value seems a little reckless. Daniel Gonzalez Pretty sure Microsoft fans were a part of this too. 😛 MewThree28 I really don’t like how the Wii U isn’t as appealing to people as the Wii was. As much as I disagree with these results, I can see this happening over and over again until the Wii U pushes it’s sales farther and releases more awesome first party games AND third party exclusives. I’m a hardcore Nintendo fan but that doesn’t mean we all shouldn’t be realistic, right? VoltSonic hmmm…. Nintengoth Meh, Ive Made 3 people buy a Wii U and made another like 9 or so defo getting one for xmas and a cuple more think about it so yay! 🙂 Logan Waltz Those people are either stupid or have shitty PCs. I laugh heartily at them Adam Howell I don’t know if we should read anything into the fact this survey comes from an advertising agency which has Sony as a business partner. Far more than 1% of core gamers have been die hard Nintendo fans since the 80’s and 90’s. So I don’t find these results remotely plausible. Cubester_64 Probably not all those that were surveyed were “hardcore”. There probably were some “casual” gamers, too. Jayce Depressing… a console is only as good as it’s install base these days, unfortunately. Low install base means less third party support. We all need the Wii U to be more popular if we care about third party support. I’m also sick and tired of people saying “Oh you dont buy a Wii U for Call of Duty/NBA 2k14/GTA. Yes, I did. I didn’t have a PS3 or 360, only a Wii. I had to sit there and enjoy crappy ports. I got my first taste of HD with the Wii U. I didn’t buy it for just Mario, Zelda and Smash Bros. I want the 3rd party high-quality titles I was constantly missing as a Nintendo-only owner. If this keeps up I might have to sell my Wii U, because just like I couldn’t have afforded the PS3 or 360, I cant afford a PS4. I don’t want to do that because I still love Nintendo’s work 🙁 Rinslowe I hear ya. But don’t always believe the media. If you went out today and picked up every game below, I guarantee you wouldn’t be disappointed. – COD BLOPS2: They said it had performance issues. Rubbish. The only time the game slowed down to a noticeable level was in the jungle escape scene. And after playing through the campaign twice… I haven’t encountered that problem any where else in the game. Multiplayer is sparse at times, but on par in performance. – AC3: On par with every other console version. – ME3: On par with every other console version. Some nifty gamepad additions. – Arkham City: On par with every other console version. Framerate does stutter at times. But so do the other versions. – Splinter Cell Blacklist: On par with every other console version. Higher resolution. Same framerate dips in places. Missing texture pack. – Rayman: definitive version. – Need for Speed Most Wanted: definitive version. – Deus Ex HR Directors Cut: definitive version. – AC4: Better looking than current gen. Same game, same gameplay and performance with all other console versions. – Arkham Origins: On par with console versions. lacking online multiplayer (but online in this game sucks!! It really does). – COD Ghosts: Closest of PS3/360 to reach a 720p native looking version (Eurogamer DF), same framerate issues in places (dev’s have confirmed, major patch coming to achieve a solid 55-60fps target). Same everything else. – Watchdogs: confirmed to be coming to Wii U along with other versions. Dev’s state visuals and performance are between current gen and next. Sounds promising. – Project Cars: Coming to Wii U and next gen. Dev’s state that they dropped current gen due to lack of power compromising their artistic vision. Telling isn’t it… These are just the AAA multiplats that perform well, but may not have sold too well… Not sure how the future is looking but based on that list, I could fully agree if nothing there was interesting to anyone. Truth is. Who has the time to play all those titles? Especially those who haven’t played them anywhere else but Wii U? Then there’s the exclusives that have released and have been confirmed for release in 2014… Jayce Thanks for the reply. The list looks kind of long when you write it all out. I really am an NBA fan though so the shoddy port of 2k13 really was a disappointment. 2k straight up told all Wii U owners “we’re focused on making a game for a real next-gen console”, so I’m not sure it’ll ever find it’s way to Wii U again. Also wondering about Kingdom Hearts and future Grand Theft Autos. Never had a GTA game before. Jon so…..a pool of 5000 people is supposed to show what people want? Even more so when it is right as one system is released and the other is released next week…. Let me guess, if they do the same survey next week it’ll be the Xbox one because that is what just came out and is the next cool thing to come. Personally, I don’t think the survey matters as 5000 is not really a large enough base to really get an idea. Come back with a million responses, then I may take it more into consideration. kaygivs “we interviewed 5000 people who started associating themselves as gamers within the last six years to see what console they wanted” Gregg Who cares about some survey. 5,000 people is a tiny little blip. WiiU popularity is on the rise, and for good reason. Clown GKotu! SamusPrime To further illustrate my bias in the gaming media, I’m curious to see if there are stories on the bad PS4 reviews on Amazaon. There is I high % of people stating there’s didn’t work. It’s about as scientifically reliable as this poll. nexxus6 I sometimes believe that posting a negative Sony article has a detrimental impact on the pocketbooks of several gaming websites. Robert When asked about the game lineup people thought Wii U was the lease impressive? To me this proves people don’t know what they are talking about, because I just bought PS4 and it’s boring because like the Wii U was/kinda still is lacking games. But Wii U now has more games starting the come out. Ps4 has like 2 games (killzone and knack) and the rest come out next year. All the other games are on PS3, Xbox 360, etc.. so why would I buy a PS4 to get those games? Not saving the survey is a lie, just that consumers don’t know what they are talking about, even if they are the ones spending money. oontz So you didn’t buy a ps4? Robert I did, because I know eventually it will have more games I want to play – same reason I bought the Wii U at launch last year, even though most of the good games have just started to come out now. I don’t blame people for buying PS4 or any other system, but the reason of “Ps4 has better games” in the survey just isn’t true. Right now PS4 is in the same situation Wii U was in 1 year ago. Really only a handful of games that are exclusives and none of them really “amazing” or anything like that. Daniel Gonzalez It just launched. Lol. There’s only a few decent games at most launches of a new console. Chill out. Robert No!! I need more games!!! MORE!!!!! Daniel Gonzalez You’ll get them. Patience, grasshopper. ZeldaFanzzzz Next year, 100%!!! Niknique Yup when SSB and MK8 come out Wii U is gonna fly off the shelves like crazy! BGhp That is the truth and it will continue to be 1% if the Wii U is doing what its doing now which is not good. Justagamer Who cares..I have Wii U and love it and that is all that matters to me and i also have a PS4 BGhp You might not care that the Wii U is failing but I do. Also do you what happens if this continues? Justagamer I care i just don’t care what haters think and im enjoying my Wii U..Now if some don’t..That is not my problem..So what if they are having a few problems what company does’t..PS4 and Xbox one will face the same problems and that is fact but if you care as much as you claim then start showing it more and it’s nothing personal i just don’t give a fuck what people think..Im here to talk Wii U and that’s it..Now to be fair i know nintendo made some poor choices but so has sony and microsoft and nintendo will keep rolling long after this nexxus6 Did those conducting the survey screen out people who may already have purchased a WiiU, thus leaving the only choice be either PS4 or Xbone? If they are surveying “gamers”, then there is a chance that they already own a WiiU. Antar Rodríguez a survey over 5,000 gamers? really? where did this guys got their degrees(if they actually have one)? oontz “where did this guys got their degrees” *HEAD EXPLODES* HotInEER It’s funny, the Wii U was killed for some of the launch day issues and now the PS4 is getting a pass. Wait till people buy the PS4 and then have no games to play. Wii U has finally got some great games to play, and more will be out in several months. JuleyJules No doubt it’ll be fine if PS4 and Xbone have issues at launch – which they will, updates, problems, lack of games etc – as gamers will say ‘oh well they are next-gen systems. Isn’t that the most overused phrase? Wii U, PS4 and Xbone are lowly old current gen now. Wii, PS3 and 360 are now last-gen whether people like to admit it or not. Oh well while games are delayed and issues corrected we’ll be playing fantastic games with Mario 3D World next week and others in 2014!! nexxus6 Its against gaming law to criticize the PS4, didn’t you get the memo? DrNope Lets be frank, we should all expect a survey like this to show a higher demand for the PS4 and XBOX One right now. They’re new and they’re popular and we all know that. But 1%? That sounds very skewed. I don’t really think that’s accurate. nexxus6 Why is there no mention of the methodology of the survery? I would love to see where those surveyed lived, how old were they, what other consoles have they owned in the past, etc. All this information is important because we can see who was being surveyed. Any survey can be manipulated to give any result that the surveyor is trying to achieve. Also, did they ask those being surveyed if they already owned a WiiU? I ask this because they supposedly asked “gamers” and that the system has already been out for a year. In addition, how did they know the people they asked were “gamers”? Was there a questionnaire, and if so what information did it collect? I am just saying that none of this information is provided, so the results have no statistically significant meaning. CaesarGood That looks kind of ugly, but I like Nintendo for those classic hits that they make of Mario, Donkey Kong, and Zelda. They are long lasting and you can’t play them anywhere else. SleepySkullhead What if they were like me and already own a Wii U? Mercurio2054 good point 😛 Louiejub To be honest, the people who wanted a Wii U probably already got one by now. It’s been out for pretty much a year; the PS4 just came out and is in high demand because it’s new, and the Xbox One is coming out soon, so it’ll be in the same boat as the PS4 is now. However, I predict both consoles will have the same launch fate as the Wii U and PS3. The hype is over a few months after the system comes out, and there will be a drought of games. By this time, more Wii U games will be out. Perhaps the Wii U will appear to be the ideal console choice then; especially because the majority of games on the new consoles are also available on the PS3 and Xbox 360, which doesn’t particularly give a good reason to upgrade. After the hype ends, I don’t think we’ll be seeing a fate too different from the Wii U’s at launch; at least not until Sony and Micosoft drop their heavy-hitters, which Nintendo will most likely already have put out at that time. Granted, Nintendo also needs to step their game up a tad. I know they’re a family-based company, but they NEED to embrace the online community. NSMBU, Nintendo Land, etc. could’ve benefitted from online play; I don’t know if such a feature could be given through DLC (I really hope so), but if not, Nintendo needs to take into account that many gamers have friends that they can’t simply sit down and play games in the living room with. Their marketing also still needs work. As much as I love Nintendo (favorite gaming company), it saddens me to see that people STILL don’t know the difference between the Wii and Wii U. They ARE stepping it up, but Nintendo needs to show more gameplay of Wii U games (NOT kids talking about how fun it is) as well as make it clear that it’s a new console. The games coming up are solid, and the Wii U is a solid console. Free online, the gamepad (which is amazing, by the way), and their exclusives make a great system; Nintendo just needs to advertise to make people see all these things. Rinslowe ” The hype is over a few months after the system comes out, and there will be a drought of games. By this time, more Wii U games will be out. Perhaps the Wii U will appear to be the ideal console choice then; especially because the majority of games on the new consoles are also available on the PS3 and Xbox 360, which doesn’t particularly give a good reason to upgrade.” I pretty much agree with what you’re saying here, but Sony and MS are both likely to do a better job at keeping the interest going. By seemingly pointless advertising and interviews with certain predictable gaming media circles… Nintendo really have been far too spartan and low key with their advertising and Wii U exposure. The other two play that game a lot more proactively, IMO. Take X for eg; I’m sure the dev’s want to feed us more information, knowing what sort of potential cult following this game generated after reveal months ago. But since E3 till now not a shred of new info is available. Bayo 2 is pretty much the same thing. People want these games bad. But it’s easy to forget when there’s a lot of noise going on everywhere else and no new info is made available to the fans… Nintendo are keeping Smash fresh by releasing a new screen shot every day or every week, but one title… IS it enough? I want to be dragged along and picked up in the hype machine that could be – The new Xenoblade/ Xenogears and in a very interesting system exclusive – Bayo 2 that is the successor to a underrated current gen cult classic. But instead I’m left, playing re-runs of vids I’ve had on hand for months… And that’s just sad, in a way… Yen Nintendo isn’t posting Smash screen shots. That is completely done by Sakurai, the director of the series. It really depends on the people. I’m sure there are others that are excited for those games and are waiting for more information. No company ever has to continue updating the fans on a product before it launches. If they choose to it’s great but they never HAVE to. Rinslowe “Nintendo isn’t posting Smash screen shots. That is completely done by Sakurai, the director of the series” Who happens to work for Nintendo. Within their guidelines!!! Not sure what you’re getting at there. “No company ever has to continue updating the fans on a product before it launches” Also, I clearly never said they had to. Only that IMO, it would be “great” (as you put it) if they did. For obvious reasons. Yen Sakurai doesn’t work FOR Nintendo. Sakurai and Iwata founded Project Sora, which primarily develop for Nintendo. They’re affiliated. Sakurai posted the info on his own, maybe with Nintendo permission, but it was his work. Fair point on your second statement. You’re right. Rinslowe Yes you are correct he does have his own company. And I should have been more specific in how he works for/ under contract with Nintendo. As the point I was making with smash is exactly that. He obviously has their approval to do so… As this is the way Nintendo are working, not being possible without it (especially being their own franchise). And my point again being that more games and studios under Nintendo’s umbrella should be doing the same thing/ or a similar thing. As Wii U most certainly needs all attention it can get. Just as much as those games need all the attention they can get by being exclusive to that platform. Yen I guess what I was trying to get across was this: Smash is heavily Nintendo related, but the developers of X and Bayo 2 aren’t. So it’s not really up to Nintendo whether they reveal information or not. I also don’t really think lack of information goes against building interest. Rinslowe Actually I can’t agree here. Smash is a franchise owned by Nintendo. Absolutely that is up to them on what gets shown to the public and when. Monolith soft is Nintendo owned and a first party company for that reason. They too would need to at least make a discussion with Nintendo before making any moves in regards to what material and how much information is shared about any title they develop. No maybe’s, if’s or buts on that one. It’s pretty clear cut how they would operate. But ultimately that isn’t the point I was making. Which was these companies all should be sharing more tidbits about their projects so that Nintendo fans, like myself, can maintain a healthy interest in it. At the end of the day like we both agree, it’s not a set requirement. But it certainly wouldn’t hurt…. oontz “I also don’t really think lack of information goes against building interest.” How can someone maintain interest in something without having little to no information about it? Yen It depends on the person, but for me personally, I think a lot about games that have very little information revealed. Speculating and thinking about what the game might have and what potential it brings renews my interest. On the other hand, for games like Smash Bros. and 3D World, they’re revealing so much of the game that I know exactly what I’m going to have when it launches, so I don’t feel the need to think about the game until they launch. But that’s just me. TehPostman Lets survey 5000 CoD “hard core players” and see what they want. oontz Lets make assumptions and look like a tool. Enigma You guys are all in complete denial. The Wii U is a failure. Nolan ArchLord Oh well. I’m enjoying my Wii U and will continue to do so whether it starts gaining popularity or ends up flopping completely. David Hasselpuff Funny that in the newest South Park episode the kids are trying to get next gen consoles on Black Friday, they only mention PS4 and Xbox One. No one has heard about Wii U. David Hasselpuff I was expecting some jokes about Nintendo’s console but no, nothing. DarkYoshi Remember that the Wii U was released last year, of course the hype is higher for the two new consoles. WarioForever Wii U has the worst gamepad compared to PS4 and Xbox 1? ARE THEY BLIND OR STUPID OR WHAT?! This survey really pissed me off! Shigeru Miyamoto I love the fact that the wiiu actually has games on the way. The other two don’t have much besides fps. Also how people said the wiiu would fail. LOL! oontz Ummmm… 180 PS4 games currently in development. Just sayin 🙂 http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/08/23/gamescom-ps4-gets-33-games-in-2013-180-in-development Levi Johansen People don’t know what they’re talking about. My brother also thinks the PS4 has the best game line-up, but he could not mention more than 2 games. He also had no idea what games were comming for the Wii U. When the advertising begins, more people will learn. Petri Lost me at the point where XBOne triggers are more innovative than Wii U Gamepad. DingoWalley Well it’s a good thing most people and children are not “Gamers”! 😀 I really, really, really hope Nintendo does well this Christmas… Kathy I had a Wii U and its a great system but lack of games. I have a PS4 now and it is Next gen and they have more games coming for it and more hardcore games. Nintendo needs to wake up and stop riding that Mario gravy train and make GAMES for next gen gamers. nexxus6 What defines a “next-gen gamer”? Please don’t mis-use the term “next-gen”. Elem187 Sorry Kathy, nobody believes you had a Wii U and then traded it up for a PS4 because a lack of games….. I mean seriously are we to believe you traded up a system with interesting games Pikmin 3, Wind Waker, Wonderful 101, with 3D Mario moving out in less than 5 days, for a console quite considerably more expensive, with ZERO interesting/Unique games. Suuuuuuuuuuure….. Sorry there is nothing on the ps4. It’s a Nextgen paper weight at the moment. And lol at your mario comments. You think Nintendo should give up their most famous IP? And replace it with what? Boring shooters? No thanks we already have Xbox and playstation that is loaded to the brim with boring shooters…… I have a better question, why in the world would you want three systems with identical games? That’s the stupidest idea I ever heard. Only a moron would suggest such nonsense. Go enjoy your reso.. Lol. I can’t say it with a straight face.. Enjoy your reso gun. Daniel Gonzalez Grrrrr……angry fan! Sony puts out more than just shooters my misguided friend. The more you know. It’s also amazing how fans like yourself get so uppity what someone has to say and defend your favorite console and disrespect the other two. Have some maturity my friend. To me, you sound very sheltered with Nintendo games. By what you just said, shows you don’t play many Sony 1st parties. Branch out a little.:P Rinslowe I agree, not the best way to make a point… Having said that though, essentially the guy has a valid POV. If Mario is a gravy train as mentioned, why would someone buy a Wii U? Also why buy a Wii U, only to give it away a week before SM3DW is being released? I know there’s literally no way for any of us to prove it. But that whole post smacks of blsht… Daniel Gonzalez Perhaps. However, how do we know if he is actually lying? For all we know, he might be telling the truth. I wasn’t responding to what he said because that didn’t interest me. I was interested in Elem’s bad response which disrespects other gamers out there. To me, it sounds like he’s never had a PS3. Lol. I have a PS3, and I can say there are nowhere as many shooters vs the 360 in comparison. I should know, I have both consoles. Stereotyping is rather silly and people should really to their homework before saying such baseless things. We should all learn to mature up and quit the crazy fanboy nonsense. 😛 Rinslowe Yeah like I said, no way to prove it either way… Still it’s not so much about being more mature in this sense because we all have our ways with interpreting information. Having said that the other guy definitely needs to be more mature, lol. Just because someone doesn’t like something doesn’t give the fanboys a reason to flame them, or iterate why they think their POV is more important, because it of course isn’t. We all have our own opinions. Personally I’d rather have a debate and test my understanding against another’s and if it doesn’t stack up better to admit it…. So we agree totally on that one… oontz “a console quite considerably more expensive, with ZERO interesting/Unique games. Suuuuuuuuuuure….. Sorry there is nothing on the ps4.” Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuure…. there’s only… – Angry Birds Star Wars – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Battlefield 4 – Blacklight: Retribution – Call of Duty: Ghosts – Contrast – DC Universe Online – DiveKick – FIFA 14 – Flower – Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition – Just Dance 2014 – Killzone Shadow Fall – Knack – LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Madden NFL 25 – NBA 2K14 – NBA Live 14 – Need for Speed: Rivals – PlayRoom – Skylanders Swap Force – Sound Shapes – Super Motherload – Trine 2: The Complete Story – Warframe Yep, nothing to see here but a “Next-Gen paperweight” Maybe drop the fanboy act and just enjoy playing games. Matthew Sizemore The media controls everything. Those who don’t purchase a Wii U I truly pity because it’s an awesome machine with so many great titles. I’m sitting here with my PS4 and resogun is all I want to play on it but my Wii U will be getting lots of playtime with the upcoming mario 3d world, mario kart 8, smash bros, pikmin 3, windwaker hd, wonderful 101, etc……. Elem187 That’s what I don’t understand. The hype is at high levels for the ps4 but there really isn’t much to play on the system. A video game system is only as good as its games…. And right now he launch lineup for both system conjures up nothing but a Luke warm “meh”. I guess that would accurately describe those who bough the Wii U early on as well. (I jumped on board in Dec, and was bored to tears until Monster Hunetr 3 came out) Lucas Wells I have no idea about the PS4 and XboxOne.. but the Wii U has been my favorite system by far that I have ever owned for my personal prefences and needs. I have a 2 year old that love the gamepad and never wants to get off it by watching Netflix and what not.. and I can still watch my Sunday football! I work at 4 in the morning, and it helps to be able to bring my gamepad into my bedroom and get some fun quick gameplay in before bed instead of having to be in the living room and then go in. I do not have time to play the huge games that ps4 and xboxONE produce.. that take 20-30 hours and not to mention some of the games that take 50+ hours.. which I do not see where anyone has time to play those types of games really. Only, and ONLY thing I wish the gamepad had was just basic apps.. Facebook, twitter, etc.. I would be set. I will get a Ps4 or XboxOne when the price drops to 299.99 just like I have with the ps3 and the wii u. Lucas Wells and I honestly think people.. Kids and Teens in general are embarassed to tell their friends they have a Wii U.. I think its the cool thing to have a playstation or an xbox. It is pretty sad really. Dáibhí wotshissurname sorry, but this is really funny. Also, seriously?! Something as innvative as the gamepad los to FUCKING RUMBLE TRIGGERS?! Rinslowe 1 million PS4’s sold in first 24 hours… Pretty impressive for North America only. In comparison, Wii U sold 3.06 million units by Dec end 2012 globally (first six weeks). But then as we all know, only went on to sell another million more since Jan till now. Some trivia: First weeks sales; Wii U: 400,000+ units PS3: 197,000 Xbox 360: 320,000+ (first 2 weeks) PS4: 1,000,000 + (first 24 hours) Xbox 1: nil. I think PS4 will be quite consistent for the first three or four months as the launch is staggered across regions during that time. And while people are busy playing the games available… http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/11/17/playstation-4-sales-pass-1-million-in-north-america Daniel Gonzalez That is certainly a huge number for just one day of sales. Elem187 That’s pent up demand. If Sony can sustain it after the launch window I’ll be impressed… But $400 is too expensive for an impulse buy, so I don’t see it holding up too good after the holidays. Personally I’m trying to figure out what people like about the ps4, none of launch exclusives for either console look even remotely interesting. In fact it’s a really large and expensive paper weight….. I think all the troll comments directed at the Wii U for the last 12 months apply to the ps4/ xBone…. So I’ll give it a good shot, here it goes: “A PS4? Why would you want that? Itz gots no gamez” I thought Nintendoland was a very mediocre game, but it’s miles better than the PS4’s launch games. It’s almost like karma with how badly the Sony fanboys trolled the Wii U endlessly….. It may very well be a better system, next year when it’s library gets fleshed out a bit. But I’m going with Steam. The Oculus Rift is going to be the true next gen, to live inside your video games instead of only being a bystander pressing buttons Daniel Gonzalez $400 is nothing compared to $500. Lol. People will continue to buy them even after the launch period. It may slow down due to less triple A titles, but will pick up fast. Or, it may continue to sell beyond that. You have an interesting opinion, but it’s all subjective. NintendoLand better than PS4 launch titles? Hmmm….again, that’s subjective. Nothing more. I see a lot of launch titles that are much better than that game to me. Hell, I’d rather play CoD Ghosts than Nintendoland, considering I hate CoD. Nintendoland isn’t my cup of tea and doesn’t appeal to me. We all have different preferences. As for the troll comment, I would say save that one until March when the fiscal year ends. Doesn’t make much sense using it now when it just launched. 😛 Why people love the PS4? Well, they know the games will come with time, and Sony rarely has ever had game droughts. As for the fans, well…..the same question can be asked why you love the Wii U. We just do. We don’t see a reason to like/love a product. It’s silly to even think too deeply about it. Fanboys of Nintendo aren’t much better than Sony fanboys. Both are ignorant and need to grow up. That’s my two cents on it. 🙂 I like the Oculus Rift, but just like the Virtual Boy, it may just be a complete failure, so I’m not going to say anything more until I actually see it for myself. oontz Thanks for taking the time to share your opinions. If there isn’t anything you like on ps4 then obliviously you won’t spend your money. Clearly though you don’t speak for the rest of the gaming public as the 1,000,000 + North American gamers that bought a ps4 show. Speaking from my own personal opinion. Nintendo land sucks hard. It should’ve been an online multiplayer game but it wasn’t… leaving over half of the mini games unplayable for me. I can count 5 games from the ps4 launch that I’d rather play then Nintendo land. Honestly Nintendo land has only been booted up by my wiiu once in its entire life span. Nintendo dropped the ball with Nintendo land. oontz Couldn’t agree more. Well said. Justagamer Nintendo Is the fun console and the other two are for the hardcore fan base but nintendo has it share of hardcore but just a different type of hardcore.So what is the problem oontz So when I have “fun” playing my ps3 and ps4 am I doing something wrong? You might want to step out side of your bubble, there are a lot of fun gaming experiences to be had on systems that aren’t made by Nintendo. Justagamer Dude i own a PS4 and three but the value of the games on Nintendo consoles are higher as for step out of a bubble ive been gaming since the first gaming console so i know which games are fun and those that are not.. (also returned the thumbs down..Have a nice day) oontz LOL, First… fun is a subjective opinion, what you find fun and what others find fun could be completely different. So it’s simply not fair for you to call Nintendo “The Fun” console. Look from my point of view… I’ve had a lot more fun this past year gaming on my ps3 than I have on my wiiu. Second… the value of games on Nintendo consoles are higher? Really? Again this is your opinion which you’re welcome to voice, but not fact. Third… “ive been gaming since the first gaming console so i know which games are fun and those that are not” So you’ve been gaming since The Magnavox Odyssey, the first video game console, released in 1972? So you’re around 45 to 50 years old? Cool. Last… I never down voted you. Justagamer Yeah im old what can i say and do i really care Nope The others consoles are just not that fun and that is fact so yes Fact is fact sorry! If you like PS3 That’s great and all but I still think Wii U is the better console but what you are claiming is not fact but with all this being said buy what you like as i am with mine and my kids love it oontz “The others consoles are just not that fun and that is fact so yes Fact is fact sorry!” It’s not a fact because fun is subjective… maybe for YOU the other consoles are not that much fun. But that’s an opinion (your opinion) not fact. Sorry. Justagamer Yes it is but im moving on..I love having a opinion..Then who is really right..We will never know..Sorry but best of luck to what ever you do..To be fair id like to know where the games are for the PS4 Ive owned it for a few days and the console has some real lacklusters and most i can get on my wii u..Just hope it does not end up like it’s failed Vita oontz “To be fair id like to know where the games are for the PS4” Ummmm… – Angry Birds Star Wars – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Battlefield 4 – Blacklight: Retribution – Call of Duty: Ghosts – Contrast – DC Universe Online – DiveKick – FIFA 14 – Flower – Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition – Just Dance 2014 – Killzone Shadow Fall – Knack – LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – Madden NFL 25 – NBA 2K14 – NBA Live 14 – Need for Speed: Rivals – PlayRoom – Skylanders Swap Force – Sound Shapes – Super Motherload – Trine 2: The Complete Story – Warframe Are you sure you OWN a PS4. If you do, why would you buy a ps4 when you have no interest in the launch games? Sounds strange. I would assume someone who’s been gaming since 1972 would have a bit more wisdom in their old age 😉 Justagamer Oh trust me little man i have wisdom i have 2 kids and wife and that’s a lot of work and as for games 6 are on Wii U and some are EA games that i will never own nor care to own and most are just as good on my PS3 now again where are the real new games for this new next gen console hummmm wisdom tells me that it may be awhile now what is even stranger is the attempts to troll me on the Wii U are Now yes i do own the PS4 and for the record i always get new consoles at launch except for Xbox one that is one im passing on Nuff said..By the way The only new games they have for the console is some EA games a kill zone game and knack which i heard was crap so and some are just re releases so im sorry that proves nothing oontz Well then I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree. I also am married with children, it IS a lot of work… no arguing with that. There are many next gen games however in the PS4 launch library that are worthy of any gamers time. But to each their own… **Places monocle in eye and twists mustache** Good day sir. Justagamer maybe in time but right it’s a dud but in time maybe but i want it to be awesome but the Vita has failed and not sure how this will work out but best of luck and one thing we can agree is we are gamers D-Man As much as I love the Wii U, I must admit, Nintendo has done a really bad job marketing it. It should have stated why you should get a Wii U over PS3/4 and Xbox 360/One. Also clearly state the difference between Wii and Wii U, and flood the TV with game commercials! This is why sales are so low. Adam Fox I think the Wii U is a “secondary console”…..which is a GOOD thing actually…..there is ALOT of cross-platform games on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4….but there are a good bit of Wii U exclusives….not just first party ones, but even third party Wii U games….Zombie U, Rayman, Sonic Lost Worlds, those are all Nintendo exclusives made by 3rd party…..I think once people get a PS4 or Xbox One, they’ll end up getting a Wii U as a second system….. BGhp The Wii U should should be primary system, secondary is not good. oontz Nintendo is obviously more than happy with secondary when it comes to their home console. They designed it, they promote it, they sell it. Since the SNES, nintendo consoles have been secondary in my house. Still love’em though TrueWiiMaster I wonder how many of these people were “gamers” and how many were gamers. If this survey group went out specifically looking for the stereotypical “gamer”, as they most likely did, these results shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. nexxus6 I want to know how they screened for “gamers”. Maybe they only considered those that play a Sony or Microsoft system as gamers. Adam Porter so ps4 has sold nearly a quarter of the wiiU’s total sales in 24hours in only 2 countries, fucking ridiculous. this is the end of 3rd party multiplats coming to wiiU now for sure. nexxus6 We all knew that it would sell well at launch. I am more interested to see how sales sustain after the holiday season. oontz Quite well probably seeing as it doesn’t even get released in Japan until February 22nd, 2014. By staggering the regions in their launch they’ll be able to maintain solid numbers till at least march. Which is their goal for 5 million worldwide by March 2014. AlThor The last sentence sets the stage, WiiU hasn’t been advertising much in the last months. Let’s face it, Playstation 4 and Xbox One are launching new consoles right now and they are spending $$ advertising to promote them. Why woulldn’t most “gamers” have them picking the two as purchases. That said,, if you are a gamer and interested in this hobby, you already have purchased a WiiU haven’t you? This is a survey of gamers, not the common man or parent thinking of a Xmas present. WiiU represents a great console in terms of price and steller games coming and available this holiday. Relax, the WiiU will continue to sell consoles and their future is just fine. Elem187 But most of the sales this holiday are not going to come from gamers. Parents with money will be buying the vast majority of consoles this holiday. For most part gamers are a pretty broke lot…. I lost count how many times I read of a gamer still paying off his preorder. I’m all like”pay off? You mean you didn’t buy the console outright when you preordered? Why in the world would you want to make payments on a realitively inexpensive box”…..”oh, you work at mcdonalds… Well maybe you wouldn’t have that problem if you spent a little less time playing games and a bit more time studying while in school” Joel Ouch. Burn. JakeySpades Yeah, even though this hurts to say, I truly believe Nintendo is done. I’m still going to buy games for my Wii U no matter what, however. That is, if they’ll continue to do so… Elem187 Done? Nonsense. A system doesn’t have to sell gangbusters in its first year to be successful. Besides with over 12 billion in the bank, Nintendo isn’t going anywhere, no where close to being done. Elem187 “The Wii U didn’t fare any better when gamers were asked about the games lineups.” Comedy gold. The PS4 launch titles look even worse than the PS3’s crappy launch titles…….. Sounds like gamers are more enamored with getting a new machine and looking at the launch games through rose colored glasses to justify that $400 price tag. Honestly, not a single launch Nextgen game even comes close to the new Mario….. Steambox(or PC)/Wii U will have the most rounded and diverse gaming experience, and you won’t be stuck in the 30fps ghetto of the xBone/ps4 oontz Lol, you obviously have no clue about what you’re talking about. Daniel Gonzalez I second that. Fanboyism sure didn’t pass this dude by. Daniel Gonzalez Yep, what you said was comedy gold alright. Of course, I wouldn’t expect too much from a silly fanboy who is afraid of a console that threatens the Wii U. Give up the blind fanboy act dude, it’s just embarrassing. 😛 jrb363 Well screw this survey! Just to spite them I bought a Wii U Mario bundle, Monster Hunter 3 AND Nintendo Land! F*** you Patcher!!! Adrian Byrne sadly i think its time to face facts the wiiu has failed, lack of decent games and terrible terrible promotion from Nintendo are the main factors. Decker Shado Terrible promotion – yes, the system needs some serious advertising. At this point, I’m willing to say Nintendo is doing a pretty damn bad job in that area. Lack of decent games – wholefully disagree. Ignoring the launch lineup of games that everyone who wanted those games already bought 8 months ago, Wii U still has plenty of very good games, and more than the PS3 had in the same point in it’s lifespan. Wii U has failed – Again, this is burying it before it’s dead. We won’t be able to know if the Wii U has failed or not for another 2 years at least, unless Nintendo comes out tomorrow and says “yeah, sorry about that Wii U. We’re discontinuing it now.” THEN and only then can one say that any system has “failed” this early in it’s lifespan. Adrian Byrne don’t get me wrong i love nintendo and went thru the same thing with the gamecube when on one wanted to touch that, my point is ninty are selling the shit out of the 3ds which really doesn’t need it but sitting on its hands with wiiu, as for games in my opinion there are 3 up coming games to look forward to all mario ones. what happens after that? devmiles obvious.. have you read how many ps4’s were sold in the US on day one..my god and this wasn’t even a worldwide release …nintendo, you could have done so much throughout year one but you failed and sucked so hard!!! and you surely will for another more year..in a year almost nothing happened, nothing…a handful of games, most of them mediocre and suck balls and even more shitty VC shit. my wii-u is collecting dust till we have a decent mario (in 2 weeks) and a decent zelda, metroid, starfox etc… you know what to do nintendo but you won’t be on the top of the foodchain no more, these times are long gone… bye bye! Nicolas Dorion Don’t interpret this survey the wrong way. This is not saying that 99% of people are repulsed by Wii Us, it means that 80% of people who did the survey were probably just like «what the fuck is a wiiu» Wayne Beck If your going to post such a blatantly skewed survey, you should post your source. ETeach The one silver lining here is, this was a survey of “gamers”, not familys or random people. And let’s face it, while Ninty’s been trying to win back the “gamer” crowd, they’ve had more success with the casual crowd lately. Simon Stevens I was hoping the Xbox 1 would have got the 1%, it would have made for a good pun Hossenfeffer Jones If I were asked which console I wanted for the Holidays, I’d be assuming other ponies’s bits would be paying for it. Therefor, I would say XBO, as it’s the most expensive. Also, as I already own a Wii U, I wouldn’t ask for a second. Elmir This is FAKE!!! These are just retarded stupid people that don’t like Nintendo, PS4 SUX XBOX ONE SUCKS WII U AND NINTENDO IS AWESOME IT IS THE BEST!!!!!! THESE IDIOTS ARE JUST LYING, MORE THAN %1 ARE BUYING A WII U THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WTF WII U IS THE BEST!!!! oontz Wow…. just… wow. johngmc281 The whole next gen war is the same as the last gen war everybody loves Microsoft and Sony and nintendos the underdog I know the wii sold way more but that really doesn’t mean anything everybody and their grandmother has one and half of theirs are covered in dust nintendo will always have their following or fanboys or whatever the insult is I love my wii u because I actually own one and not hating on something because everyone else in the comments is I’ll be honost though the ps4 looks awesome and my wii u would be a great side kick it doesn’t matter though none of it does we’ll just keep worry about dumb shit putting our asses in our mouth go outside and get some fresh air you’ve been in front of your tv and computer screen too long especially if you’re reading my fucked comment if you’ve made it this far………..,kill yourself edwincarp Hmmm. I haven’t done any research on the surveyor, but they are an advertising agency. They could have absolutely any agenda, and 5000 people seems like a localized source, and more to the point, if the survey was carried out in Europe, there will be less interest. Or, really, any zone which doesn’t have localized interest in the system. New systems that are out (one still to come out) are, in a way, reflecting our lifestyles, just by looking at the kinds of advancements within the systems. Integrated TV functionality, advanced internet, etc. Advertising agencies are able to provide solutions to specific problems, I believe. Perhaps their goal is to find the lower areas of interest. I’m not qualified to judge though, but that’s just my rough opinion. Ganjabriel Del Campo WII U IS AMAZING !!!! StefanosGR 3rd party lazy developers are destroying Nintendo all time since N64. During the wii successful period they should stop allowing, especially EA to make garbage in order to earn some respect. Brian Lockett I’m sorry, but until Nintendo gets their own act together with the rate of their first-party and second-party games, stop doing stupid things like producing Wii Mini, and amp up their promotional efforts, I frankly just can’t blame a third-party developer for wanting to save time and money not producing content for Wii U. Besides, companies like Electronic Arts and Ubisoft have every right to ignore the Wii U. EA did put one of their biggest franchises, Mass Effect, as well as their sports titles on the Wii U (love them or hate them, they’re EA’s biggest bread-and-butter), but saw weak sales overall. Ubisoft, while they do remain positive about the Wii U in lip service, still gave up Rayman Legends as being a Wii U-exclusive for good reason. Frankly, again, I don’t blame there. It’s been a whole year and Nintendo still hasn’t exactly played their cards right with their handling of the Wii U. The Wii U needs all the holiday sales they can muster, and Nintendo go and do something as stupid as produce the Wii Mini. Nintendo needs to stop resting on their laurels with the Wii brand, and give both consumers and developers better confidence in them as a company. No, if anyone’s destroying Nintendo right now, it’s Nintendo. Plain and simple. Dylan Clark PS4 already sold 1/3rd of all Wii U’s sold in one night (1 million units) im sorry guys but please PLEASE dont try to throw more bs excuses to me im just saying PS4 isint having the same problem as Wii U FACTS STATED AlienFanatic And that one million was in the U.S. which isn’t even Sony’s biggest market. I have no doubt that the PS4 will sell the five million by March that they have predicted, which means that in five months they will have almost doubled what it took the Wii-U to sell in a year. Those are pretty stark numbers. Dylan Clark yeahh lol when i bought my PS4 i thought i was the only one in my neighborhood with one littile did i know… but nobody seems to have a U haha im just “that only guy who bought the wii u” Jp Everyone who answered this survey must of been english or american. If they asked a person from south east asia, it would have been 64% for the wii u. Brian Lockett Pretty sure that Integri is a North American company, so yeah, they deal primarily with Western gamers. Though, I doubt you’d see as much as 64% for the Wii U in Southeast Asia. PlayStation brand has always seen a greater popularity in India, at least. PC gaming is also pretty big there. darkcreap There are either two possibilities: 1) Nintendo is really screwing it (only 1%?). I highly doubt this is the case. 2) The methodology to take the sample in this survey is rubbish. My guess is that 2 is the most likely. Despite their difficulties, I see it really hard that Nintendo would be so unpopular that they only manage to attract 1% of the market. Clearly, the sampling of the population has not been random enough as to be representative of the gaming community. Anyone who has taken Statistics 101 knows this. Brian Lockett Clearly, the sampling of the population has not been random enough as to be representative of the gaming community? And you know this merely because of what the data shows? So, you’re saying that just because only 1% of those sampled 5000 gamers wanted a Wii U, that must be wrong? Don’t kid yourself, man. You’ve presented absolutely no refutation at all of the data above beyond your own sentiment. It is not only possible that this sampling is fairly reliable, but it’s probably most likely that this demographic is true. 50 people out of every 5000 gamers wanting a Wii U this holidays actually sounds about right. Consumers in general are definitely going with PS4 and Xbox One this holidays. Those products have gotten plenty of air-time at E3, which means plenty of air-time on news sources like Good Morning, America and USA Today as well as every gaming news source on the planet, which in turn translates to more non-gamers and gamers alike seeing these products. Which means far more popularity lies with PS4 and Xbox One–even enough to minimize the Wii U’s market to 1%. Nintendo has done little promotional effort with the Wii U, generally nobody follows Nintendo Direct but existing Nintendo fans, and frankly, there aren’t any heavy-hit titles for Wii U this holidays much beyond Super Mario 3D World. How could this data possibly be correct? PS4 and Xbox One both have far greater promotional efforts than what Nintendo’s giving the Wii U. They’re launching with a bigger launch window and announcing more upcoming games than what Nintendo’s been announcing for the Wii U. Most gamers still view Wii U as “last-gen.” And, at least with PS4, it’s at a price that’s hard to beat. To the general gamer, most are going to use the holidays as a chance to get a PS4 or an Xbox One. Have you even seen any PS4 sales figures yet? I won’t be surprise if gamers will beat an old lady with a stick for one. There is no urgency at all with buying a Wii U this holidays. Heck, if gamers are even much aware of Wii U’s holiday offerings at all, since it feels like Nintendo plays like one TV commercial a week! Most people who wanted a Wii U already have long-bought a Wii U. Those ~4 million Wii U owners are a small percentage among the hundreds of million people worldwide classified as “gamers.” Most people either someone still waiting for better reasons to buy a Wii U (notably Super Smash Bros. next year), or just aren’t interested in Wii U at all. Never underestimate the power of promotion. It really can render you down to a mere 1% in public interest. Between Sony and Microsoft’s highly-emphasized promotional efforts and Nintendo’s very underwhelming promotional efforts, is there really any surprise? Grendelmon “50 people out of every 5000 gamers wanting a Wii U this holidays actually sounds about right.” You claim darkcreap’s argument is based on sentiment, yet you make another that is just as ridiculous. Phil Defer Survey says : One more for the good guys 🙂 Brian Lockett Yeah, but just all the more reason why developers are going to avoid the Wii U like the plague. Besides, ask just about any store–there’s long been one too many Wii U’s unmoved on the shelves. It’s a shame that Nintendo doesn’t seem to care, given how they’re releasing the Wii Mini, not announcing many new upcoming games, and still aren’t doing much for Wii U in terms of increasing its promotional efforts. Guest One day, I’m going to come to the comment section on gaming news sites and people by the hundreds will actually leave comments of reason and careful consideration. And then I’ll wake up and realize it was all just a dream. Leo I don’t expect any different. This is the result of a year long of media brainwashing people against Nintendo and Nintendo not doing anything to stop the gangrene. People are like cattle and most of them can’t decide for themselves based on a stand alone product, they need someone else to tell what to buy and what not to buy. Sadly since day one the media has been trashing the WiiU, calling the Gamepad a tablet gimmick and an underpowered console with few games. I may agree that the WiiU didn’t have many games through all this year, but i can’t agree when those people say the Gamepad is a gimmick without a purpose, the majority of them never tested the product to have an opinion. Nate If this survey was taken last fall the WiiU would’ve been the most popular because it was still new and fresh, like the PS4 and Xbox One are this year. The article doesn’t say when the survey was taken, but if it was taken in the last week when the PS4 was launched (and one week before Xbox One) obviously people will be more positive about those. Akai Some decent games for the wii u you got now – The legend of zelda wind waker hd (yea yea remake gorgeous game nonetheless) – pikmin 3 – the wonderful 101 – Rayman Legends – Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (stolen 150+ hours of my life) – New super Mario Bros U – Zombi u – Sonic Lost World (its not a bad game quite decent) hell i love Mass Effect 3 and Darksiders 2 on it (doesnt really count though does it ?) as for future releases lets take a looksie – Super Mario 3D World (looks far more impressive in trailers now other than e3) – Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze – Mario Kart 8 – Bayonetta 2 – Monolith soft’s X – Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem – Super Smash Bros – Third Unannounced Sonic Title – Yarn Yoshi – Remothered (my personal anticipated game THAT BETTER HURRY UP) – The Legend of Zelda U (if nintendo play their cards right i believe it could be one of the most hyped games, you see fans on miiverse demanding both news on this and a majoras mask remake)] those are the ones im interested in anyway, i really want another fatal frame oh and a final fantasy would be nice and more horror titles shame shadow of the eternals got canned. discuss 1% seems hard to believe. I wonder if something is wrong with their survey instead. The Devourer of Dimensions Or people genuinely aren’t interested in a Wii U. Grulnork This isn’t that weird considering XB1 and PS4 are new. But that it is this extreme does say something. I can’t care less how many Wii U units are sold compared to other system, as long as it is profitable enough for nintendo to stay alive and make good games. themizarkshow It’s been out a year with no “next-gen” competition. I bet everyone already got it for the holidays last year! Who wants a second? Potemkin To be honest, this shouldn’t surprise anyone. Graeme Lynch For me the problem is simply that WiiU doesn’t appeal to the average teenager or early 20 year old. It has yet to offer anything in the way of ‘popular’ gamin genre and Nintendo has released very few games in the past year. Even this Christmas there is too few games that make such groups jump out of their seats to buy the console. Just my opinion but maybe once Nintendo start releasing half of the virtual console games the Wii had and once titles such as Metroid/star fox release the console will pick up. Sadly it just seems a bit limp. I still stand by the fact that Nintendo seem more focused on the 3DS because it is selling well than the WiiU. Andre R can´t sega come back with a console! that would be awsome. Justagamer Nope Agent721 You cant know you want something if the product in question is poorly advertised. The Wii U will also look better now that the others are out and their reality quickly displaces their myth. Thus far, game and console reviews of the PS4 & Xbone are pretty mediocre, which should boost the Wii Us standing. I played FIFA 14 on a PS4 this weekend, and that basically told me their in trouble beyond the hard core. I was with two non hard core gamers and both were under unimpressed, given its price. The PS4 graphics were simply not a huge leap forward…more like PS3 v1.5. Out the gate, the PS4 simply does not blow you out the gate. I Justagamer It’s ok but looks don’t always matter anymore ID_1324576890 That’s BS. The survey was probably done on Americans only Ganjabriel Del Campo Jhon kinsleyy please take your stupid surveys to yourself PLEASE!!!! Jon Klosterman thats a lie they just want people to believe that so the people survaying it wont buy a wii u Sultan 7 I have been playing games a long time. STILL have ALL of my original nintendo home consoles from NES to WII U and still play them all. I have owned a vertex, tandy 64, coleco vision, atari 2600, sega master system w/ 3d glasses, dreamcast, xbox/360, PS1,2. chose 360 over ps3 cuz of online and halo. All I’m saying is that I choose wii u because it is the only home console IMO that changes game play mechanics. Box1 and the 4 is just a graphical update again IMO. the medium (25GB) has not changed only processors. Wii U will be able to do anything that the others can do. differences will be determined by the coders. Nintendo proved that the wii could produce beautiful games. Nintendo is not worried about the others. if you are a true nintendo fan you will see that the wii u is just the next step in Nintendo’s home console evolution. they have always push the boundaries in gaming with $200 to $300 home consoles. this gaming war is smoke… with nintendo you have to put in some work with your code to maximize the platform. hell nintendo themselves had issues learning their own architecture! it took time, american AAA developers are on profit schedules and have a marketing machine on tv and the web. i love gaming competition is good as it keeps all parties on their toes. I want to have to have all systems but as for now i am going Wii u ps3/360… same games cheaper price. thanks for listening… first time poster long time reader. love the community and the site… trolls too. they bring out the best in some of you out there Nathan Verbois Hold on, this is an advertising agency making and releasing this survey. Generally speaking, advertising agencies do not create accurate surveys. Case in point, notice how nowhere in these survey results is there any information about the actual people being surveyed, making their responses mostly irrelevant. It doesn’t matter if you vouch that your sample of 5,000 independent responses allows for only 1.4% inaccurate data, when we nothing about those surveyed. They mention this came from over 1,500 gaming sites. Well, that doesn’t tell me much, except to make me value these results even less. Which gaming sites were they? Were they Xbox and Playstation gaming sites only (as these responses would lead me to believe)? What were the age brackets that most of these people fell into and what income level were they? Do they buy their own game systems or do they get someone else to? Of the systems they are interested in buying, are they planning on buying them this holiday season or at least within the next six months? Why is there no listing of the iPad, Samsung Galaxy, 3DS, PS Vita, or a gaming PC added into these results? See? That’s just me thinking about this for only a couple of minutes. To get any type of accurate picture of the Joe Blow public, you need to be able to parse down the information to that which is most valid and least valid, so you incorporate real representational results. Maybe this survey is indeed a very accurate representation of the gaming public in general, and they had those questions in their survey but decided only to publish data which they thought was relevant. Generally advertisers work with independent survey companies to plug in their surveys to their sites, but by law they generally have to acknowledge these other companies. This survey doesn’t and I’ve never heard of Intergi before this, and I’ve taken A LOT of online surveys. My personal opinion is that this is just an advertising ploy, because that makes much more sense for this company. FallenBeard Gamers don’t want the Wii U this holiday season because they already have it. Gamers tend to get every system, and since the Wii U has been out for a year already, they should already have it. wober2 With the wii party u, wii fit and wii sports still seem like a major focus for nintendo with the wiiu. Mario 3d World also seems more party oriented. I really love all these games but if nintendo wants some of the audience that want ps4 and xbone they should offer something in that direction as well. I know nintendo does not want to compete, and wants to play on its own terms. I just really want them to see games as an art form and push the envelope of experience and story telling like they once have. I am sure we are getting this with “X”, but I do not get the notion that nintendo is interested in storytelling from hearing the corporates talk… Grendelmon Personally, I call this survey BS. Probably paid for by “someone.” There is no way that only 50 out of 5,000 people have the Wii U on their wish list.