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    2013 tech flops: Biggest busts so far (Wii-U on this List)

    Among other tech disasters listed thus far for 2013, this troubling excerpt:

    Nintendo Wii U

    Similar to the Surface RT, the Nintendo Wii U has also struggled to sell. Though it is the successor to the ultra-popular Wii game system, the Wii U has sold so poorly that in July Nintendo reported a $50-million loss in net sales.
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    That is some loss so early on

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    What must Nintendo do to recover from such a loss, is this the end of the Nintendo console, will it sell out like Sega?

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    Nintendo has enough cash on hand that they can have 2 or 3 more flops and still have money. They're not hurting overall. They are just upsetting their investors (and the gamers) at the moment.

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    That staggering sum relating to this corporation is like you or I losing $10 on the street out of our pocket (to give context).

    While it's not a good sign, they're not going anywhere (so relax, lol). Perhaps another reason for the $50 price drop on our front pages news section. They're working on turning the market around and do have the time and the cash reserves to do so...

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    They also want to get a jump on the XBO and PS4 launches by cutting the price a month before they launch, they are hoping if people buy a Wii U in Sept, they won't be able to buy a console in Nov.

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