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Muffins1223  +   618d ago
Not getting a wiiu but that's very cool.
SpiralTear  +   617d ago
That's not 100% backwards at all. At least you can play your Wii games on the Wii U. Yes, upscaling would be cool, but I would hardly call that a real dealbreaker.
cleft5  +   617d ago
So true and considering the upscaling thing was one of the bigger problems for the ps3 and 360 it isn't surprising they left it out. It would have been nice, but like you said at least you can play your Wii games.
bubblebeam  +   617d ago
Hmmm. I'm still debating whether I'll get one right away.
I'm so excited by the Wii U, but at the same time there are no real 'deal breaker' games at launch that I don't have on 360 and PS3.

I got to play NSMBU, and it was much funner than I had anticipated. I'm eager to find out what ZombiU will turn out like as well.

I'll probably just succumb to my own excitement and get one a few days after it launches (Provided it doesn't sell out). I'm sure many others are super excited to see what Metroid, Zelda and many of the JRPG's will be like on the Wii U. It has the potential to be better than both the Xbox 360 and the PS3.
cleft5  +   617d ago
Honestly, if you don't see anything you want right away then just wait a month or two. Make sure you purchase the WiiU because there are several quality titles or features that you want. Don't let your purchase of the WiiU turn into a situation where you play with the machine once and then never play it again. That happened to a lot of people with the Wii. So make sure you will actually be using the WiiU a lot before you buy it. I am going to get a WiiU a few months down the line, but right now there are enough quality titles to satisfy me.
bubblebeam  +   617d ago
Oh god no. I don't plan on letting it collect dust. I'll probably be buying most multi-plats on the Wii U PLUS exclusives.

My PS3 and 360 will be solely for exclusives, provided there are enough online players on the Wii U.
scottd  +   617d ago
I don't like how Nintendo does backwards comp, but its the same as it was on Wii for playing game cube games. You had to boot into game cube mode to play GC games and all Wii functionality was turned off because you were basically playing a game cube.
FlairSomewhere  +   617d ago
Well "boot into gamecube mode" to me just meant, put gamecube disc in disc slot, play game.
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PopRocks359  +   616d ago
Like anyone else's BC model is any better. Most PS3s don't play PS2 games and the 360's backwards compatibility is a joke. Many 360 slims can't even play original Xbox discs, only downloaded games.
sandman224  +   617d ago
I'm not buying a wii u for backward compatibility. I'm buying to for forward/New gaming experiance. I'm sick of people wanting backward compatibility consoles. Why so you can play your old games on new hardware? Here's a thought for you cry babies, don't sell your old console and use it for your old games.
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christheredhead  +   617d ago
You're sick of people wanting BC? You should probably lighten up a bit, its not that big of a deal. Honestly, it should be offered as an option if anything. I'm sure people wouldn't mind paying a little more for an SKU that offers it.

There are gamers who want it because they've amassed a nice collection over the years. I keep my consoles hooked up at all times though. My living room tv has snes, 64, dreamcast, ps2, xbox, wii, ps3 and 360.

Its not about playing old games on new hardware. It would be nice to condense some of them down and play my titles through 1 console is all. People, like myself, have hundreds of games on their shelf that essentially become obsolete unless you keep the old hardware. Some convenience would be nice is all. Its not necessarily a make or break situation, just ease of use to further support your product as a whole would be cool.
sandman224  +   617d ago
Chris the red head, I understand why you would want the option of backward comp., you are a true gamer to own all those consoles, but in the business world the manufacters want to make money and not lose money also I'd rather have Microsoft/Sony focus there engineering on moving forward and not sacrificing ram/internal components then to please the very few who own all the consoles. If anything they can put your classic games on live marketplace or psn/soe. And you can repurchase the games on there. That would be even more conveinant. Because you'll never have to put a disc in the tray and wait for it to load.
FlairSomewhere  +   617d ago
"Repurchase"

you just lost everyone.
ninjabake  +   617d ago
This backwards compatibility isn't ideal, far from it but at least its there.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   616d ago
I Agree.
Nevers0ft  +   616d ago
This is potentially a good thing... If it's running the Wii System Menu it's probably exploitable, just like it is on the Wii. It won't break Wii U mode but it could mean all those delicious emulators I have on my Wii could be moved to my Wii U :)
AWBrawler  +   616d ago
its official. Gamers are cry babies. Why is this an issue? Thats how Wii worked

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