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Initial post: Feb 11, 2013 12:56:56 PM PST
got mayo?™ says:
DoooM-sha-ka-la-ka

http://www.nowgamer.com/news/1804780/nextgen_consoles_will_fail_wii_u_in_serious_trouble_dev.html

Next-gen consoles will fail and studios discussed scrapped Wii U projects at DICE 2013, according to remarks alleged to have come from a developer.

Published on Feb 11, 2013

Next-gen consoles like PS4, Xbox 720 and Wii U will 'fail' thanks to crumbling retail infrastructure and high content control, according to one developer.

Sidhe Studios dev Mario Wynands allegedly posted on NeoGaf that the 'infrastructure for retail sales' is crumbling and console manufacturers 'control content and prices too much'.

He said: "My general opinion is this next console generation is going to fail.

"The infrastructure for retail sales is crumbling, console platform manufactuers are still wanting to control content and prices too much, and the shift to other platforms (of consumers and dev support) in the meantime has been significant (my reasoning is more nuanced, but those are the big ticket items)."

The dev also talked about Wii U, stating that the platform is 'in serious trouble' after studios talked more about 'cancelled' titles than new projects at DICE 2013.

Nintendo's Gamepad-toting controller has sold just over 3 million between launch and the end of 2012 and recently Ubisoft delayed previously-exclusive title Rayman Legends to port it to Xbox 360 and PS3 just weeks before its release.

Wynands said: "At DICE, nobody has been talking about the new Wii U projects they have started, only the Wii U projects that have just been cancelled. Platform is in serious trouble."

He also added that a `high-budget Wii U game' with excellent reviews and sales expectations in the millions had only sold in the `tens of thousands'.

NowGamer has contacted Sidhe Studios to ask for a comment and to confirm the source of the quotes.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 1:01:44 PM PST
GarionOrb says:
The Wii U is going through growing pains. Same type of crap happened to the PS3, and devs were saying the exact same things. Give it time.

As for the entire next-gen failing, I highly doubt it. People will still want to play video games just as much as they do now, and they'll eventually have no choice but to upgrade to the new consoles. However, I do believe that manufacturers wanting more and more control could have some detriment to sales.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 1:01:49 PM PST
saskamazon says:
I imagine the game they're referring to is Skylanders for the U ... but as many folks would have had the original on a different system, they likely bought Giants for that as well .... the U launched Nov. 18 ... so to the end of 2012, was just 6 weeks later - 3 million in that time frame sounds reasonable.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 1:03:30 PM PST
GarionOrb says:
Skylanders is the epitome of a family-oriented title...and if Activision seriously expected that demographic to drop everything to buy a Wii U...then they're dumber than I thought.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 1:03:46 PM PST
Gameresq says:
Nintendo has enough 1st party IP to make the Wii U a success, even if there were no 3rd party software. The death of console gaming is not nigh

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 1:04:15 PM PST
Yeah, I'm gonna listen to a guy who works for a budget software company.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 1:05:29 PM PST
DVvM says:
Video game industry doomed? Confirmed!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 1:07:12 PM PST
Soulshine says:
Surely the developer of Barbie Beach Vacation and Jackass: The Game has their finger on the pulse of the video game industry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidhe_(game_developer)#Games_Developed_by_Sidhe

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 1:07:36 PM PST
Currently: nothing is day 1 for me. I have Skyrim + DLC, FF13 and Dark souls, coupled with copious amounts of old school RPGs until the next gen consoles go down in price.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 1:08:08 PM PST
MrFoxhound says:
Nostradamus sees all!

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 1:09:35 PM PST
I dont know, I've had my doubts about the Wii U. After having a TON of family who bought the Wii and NEVER bought any other game after that. I had a feeling Nintendo was going to get a big head and botch the launch of the U. They struck gold with the Wii originally, and I have a feeling it will be the loyal fanboys who keep the Wii U from destroying Nintendo altogether.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 1:10:33 PM PST
I'm willing to bet money this was a publicity stunt for the studio. I hadn't heard of them until I just looked them up because of the statements.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 1:14:00 PM PST
Soulshine says:
The title should have been, "Next-Gen Consoles Better Fail, Because Our Games Would Look Silly On Them".

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 1:14:54 PM PST
Yung says:
Very misleading title...shame on you.

" He said: "My general opinion is this next console generation is going to fail. "

Lol @ turning opinions into facts

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 1:16:43 PM PST
Soulshine says:
In fairness, shame on nowgamer.com.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 1:16:56 PM PST
got mayo?™ says:
Perhaps you and NowGamer should take this outside. Mano a mano.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 1:18:11 PM PST
From the developer of Activision's budget game Blood Drive.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 1:19:04 PM PST
Yung says:
Kill the messenger!

Why copy & paste?

Inform the masses instead of just copying & pasting from sites that are just trying to get hits on their website by spreading blasphemy

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 1:19:47 PM PST
Yung says:
Take responsibilty...you copied & paste that nonsense title

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 1:20:31 PM PST
Wow, that's a weird thing to get upset over.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 1:21:23 PM PST
He just called video game news that puts down the Wii U "blasphemy". I'm pretty sure that right there tells you he's insane.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 1:24:41 PM PST
Ice King says:
I think if the no used game rumors turn out to be true there are going to be a lot less people sitting this next generation out.
I know it will keep me from getting them on day one so I can see if they lower prices or keep them high since they know we'll have no choice.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 1:38:53 PM PST
got mayo?™ says:
I post the full article so no one here has to play the site-hit game...for the working folk among us that just want to discuss industry rumblings.

This isn't serious bidness. Yap it up if you want to discuss it, or keep it moving. Simple.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 1:48:23 PM PST
I think if the no used game rumors turn out to be true there are going to be a lot more people sitting this next generation out.

Pretty sure this is what you meant.

Posted on Feb 11, 2013 1:59:33 PM PST
I.Flores says:
Doomed? No.
The WiiU is the epitome of "Shut up and take my money"!
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