Originally Posted by darklordjames
Voodoo - That poster is obviously meant for sales people, and to be placed in an employee visible location. It isn't meant for customers. It's a pretty common piece that you see in retail from any of the console manufactures. In short, that article is a hack job and you should feel shame for sharing it.
I.... I'm...deeply offended, sir!
And yeah, the article isn't great journalism by any means, it's the fact that the flyer says what it does that's the issue for me... I understand the U's advantages because I'm (somewhat
) plugged in to gaming and a huge Nintendo fan, but if you're having to explain the differences in this fashion to anyone, be it sales associates or directly to consumers, that signals some embarrassing, beginner level confusion. The whole sheet seems... I don't know, overly simplified? The way it reads basically admits there wasn't enough differentiation of the unique selling points for the Wii U, it looked and sounded like a peripheral to the masses.
On the flip side, I think 3DS showcase's Nintendo's true strengths, it's hitting all the notes the Wii U isn't. Heck, the current 3DS XL for $160 and buy one-download-one-free promo are amazing, and upcoming games like Fire Emblem, Animal Crossing, Luigi's Mansion, etc. pretty much ensures good sales through the rest of 2013... which, when I look over at the all the unsold Wii U's at almost every retailer, it makes me think that maybe Ninty's best long-term bet is to simply compete full out against Apple and Android in the handheld space, and just silently agree to let MS & Sony battle it out for console king, taking the respectable sales they'll get from first-party games. Wii U will do fine on Zelda and Mario, but even getting close to Wii-level success again ain't likely. Maybe Wii 3 will have thought-based controls or VR.