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Wii U will “cater to core gamers first”, says Nintendo

The upcoming Nintendo Wii U will cater to core gamers first, and mass market second. That’s according to Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata. It’s no denying that the Wii U is targeting a much more mainstream audience than the Wii — the Wii U packs HD graphics and powerful hardware, making it ideal system for core …

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Nintendo expects Wii U sales to hit 5 million by March 2013

Nintendo expects Wii U sales to reach 5 million by March 2013, Wii U Daily can confirm. Nintendo released a financial report today which includes forecasts on future home console sales. However, the sales forecast also includes the new Wii U console. The company predicts that in the upcoming fiscal year, which runs from April …

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Most analysts are optimistic about the Nintendo Wii U

Despite what some are saying, the general consensus among analysts is that the Nintendo Wii U will do just fine. Last week analysts from Macquarie Capital Securities told investors to avoid Nintendo stock due to the uncertainty around the upcoming Wii U console. With that statement in hand, GamesIndustry went and got the opinion on …

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Analysts are worried about the Wii U

According to analysts from Japanese Macquarie Capital Securities, investors should avoid buying into into Nintendo stock until after E3 2012. According to the Macquarie, the uncertainty around the Wii U and Nintendo as a company contribute to a unfavorable investment option. The analysts appear to be worried that the Wii U might not be a …

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Analyst: Wii U could be the next Dreamcast

Not everyone is excited about Nintendo’s new Wii U console. Noted game analyst Michael Pachter said, during his latest Pach Attack show, that Nintendo is late to the scene with the new console, as the Wii U is only marginally more powerful than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Pachter said: “I think that if …

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Wii U to be priced at $299?

Nintendo will price the Wii U aggressively at $299 when it launches later this year, according to a report WiiUDaily has received (from the same source that brought us the Wii U system specs rumor). Nintendo will price the Wii U at $299 in the US, 299 Euro in Europe, and at 20,000 Yen in …

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Activision: we’re enthusiastic over the Wii U

Activision CEO, and a polarizing figure in the game industry, Bobby Kotick, recently said in an interview that Activision — the biggest publisher in the world — are excited and enthusiastic over the Wii U. Speaking to UK newspaper The Guardian, Kotick said: “It’s now more possible to do deep rich multiplayer games – we …