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TheLyonKing  +   591d ago
I am waiting to get my wii U here in the UK but I feel that the wii U will be left aside again just like the wii was with the ps3/360.

However I may be wrong but I just feel that maaaaybe at the start the wii U will be in the same league as ps4/720 but in the long term it will be forgotten in the console war
Jinkies  +   591d ago
"but I feel that the wii U will be left aside again just like the wii was with the ps3/360."

I don't think it will be as bad but it still won't be enough for developers with big blockbuster third party games to go

"Oh yes, we can finally develop (for example) Crysis 4/ Elder Scrolls 6/ GTA6 on all consoles without dumbing the game too much"
eferreira  +   591d ago
right now its good for developers but when Sony and MS launch their new consoles they will have to sacrifice some stuff.
Army_of_Darkness  +   591d ago
It's blu-ray, so I'm sure the wiiU will be just fine..
If anything, the worst that can happen is lower res graphics compared to the ps4/x720. Besides, Nintendo owners won't really care to much about that anyways... as long as it's fun right;-)
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darthv72  +   591d ago
why is it
An automatic assumption that the ps4/720 will be radically different than the modest improvements made to the wii-u?

The next iterations will follow the evolutionary path all other consoles have. They will have some improvements but they will be at the level of cost effectiveness.

I mean seriously, both 360 and ps3 could benefit with more internal memory and the 360 could really benefit from higher capacity media. To think we will get the PC style of improvements is a bit of a stretch.

The units will get a bump, no argument there but the ultimate goal from Ms and Sony looks to be about convenience and adding features or improving features to make a well rounded platform. Even more so than now.

Nintendo raised their bar just as Ms and Sony will raise theirs but there is a cost concern and return on investment all companies strive to achieve. You won't be disappointed by their next systems if you are interested in what they have to offer. If you are only a bleeding edge tech nerd...there may be som disappoint.
mcstorm  +   591d ago
@darthv72 well said. I really don't get why people on here keep talking about power. Sony fan boys keep telling us how much more powerful the PS3 is than the 360 and Wii and that sony is all about power. They seem to forget that the PSX and PS2 were the lest powerful of there gens.

Its all about how games play not how they look. Yes having good looking games is good but not what makes a game. Look at COD. Not the best looking game out there but a lot of people love the game. Even Mario games don't look amazing but they are fun to play and sell millions.

I cant wait to get my WiiU tomorrow and have abit of HD Mario and ZombieU.
dantesparda  +   590d ago
People are delusional if they think that that wiiu is the best a system can get for the price today. And a year is a long time in the computer world, prices can come down alot in a year and presumably Sony and MS wont have to spend money on a screened controller, so "yes" the ps4/720 can be a lot more powerful. Not to mention, they won have a gimped (Read: over a decade old PowerPC750 derivative) CPU or bad/ridiculously low bandwidth buses

The wiiu is a badly designed system, that cuts corners where ever possible. Why do you think nintendo wanted it to dissapate such low heat/wattages? Its so they can put a cheaper cooling system in it. The whole system is designed to make it as cheap as possible for nintendo. The only reason they couldnt get a cheaper GPU in it is because nobody produces a weaker one for less than what its got.
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hennessey86  +   591d ago
What
There has been a console war, someone could have told me I've been busy playing on my ps3 and 360 to notice.
deafdani  +   591d ago
Really? Seeing the comments section of pretty much any console article posted on N4G, I'd say console wars never went away. And they never will, unless game consoles cease to exist altogether.
rainslacker  +   591d ago
Naa, if they went away the war would exist still. They'd just talk about who was the best in their time.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   591d ago
N4G itself was designed to fan the fires of the console wars. The profitability of this site depends on fanboy bickering to drive hits and page views.

I have also recently learned that the owners of this site also own some of the more dubious and outrageous fanboy sites you see linked to this site.
EVILDEAD360  +   591d ago
That is interesting..do tell..
MikeMyers  +   591d ago
That's likely true. Ever notice how the most popular topics either share a negative tone (Vita is doomed or the Wii U and its problems type of stuff) or are ones that highlight the console wars?

It's pretty sad people get so wrapped up over such petty things.
miyamoto  +   591d ago
@ mcg

interesting, that's how their business runs

OT

there is no console wars only fanboy or fanatics' word war.

some people make sensible arguments but many are purely sentimental, emotional, delusional and not factual & make no sense at all
Eyeco  +   590d ago
Lol arguing over pieces of plastic and corporate billionaire companies that want nothing more than your money , is kinda silly when you think of it
rpd123  +   590d ago
Or if Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo made a mega console.
Elwenil  +   591d ago
Return? Did they ever stop?
Droid Control  +   591d ago
War never ends.

The tools we use just get more sophisticated.
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tiffac008  +   591d ago
The battles between fans have died down? Since when?!
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MegaLagann  +   591d ago
Console wars are for children. Owning and playing every system/handheld makes you a better gamer.
Hassassin  +   591d ago
It also make you a poorer gamer XD
MegaLagann  +   591d ago
Tell me about it. Next year is going to be brutal on my wallet. Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, Rayman Legends, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Eterian Odyssey IV, Luigi's Mansion 2, Animal Crossing New Leaf, Fire Emblem Awakening, Soul Sacrifice, Sly 4, Last of Us, God of War Ascension, Ni No Kuni, BioShock Infinite, Metal Gear Rising, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma. And that's in the first few months!
MegaLagann  +   590d ago
Apparently people don't like the fact that i'm looking forward to games.
Embeepee  +   591d ago
VGChartz is the place to go for real console wars (I.e. using actual sales figures)

Now go, my pretties, and invade vgchartz!! Bahahaha!
Kos-Mos  +   591d ago
Oooh. I'm honestly happy I didn't give this hits since there were so much bulldog squeezed in the headline. Hate the term, love the war kiddo.
Game4life  +   591d ago
the front lines, The frontlines of the console war. "cocks gun" explosion behind me. - reference to Up at noon
MNGamer-N  +   591d ago
It is my goal in life to own every single console and every single game ever made. Is that too much to ask?
Phil32  +   591d ago
I'm simply staying away from sites like NeoGAF, certain boards on GameFAQs, and certain comment sections that I know will be full of incendiary and immature remarks because quite frankly, I'm totally sick and tired of the console war nonsense.

I don't plan on getting the next Xbox since I don't really care for Microsoft's business practices or exclusives, but I don't go around taking potshots at the 360 on message boards. What is the point? Does that make some people feel like they're sticking it to the man or something when they do? It's silly behavior that I can't deal with anymore. If we want the industry to grow up, we gamers need to grow up first-- out of this fanboy-for-this, fanboy-for-that mindset.
AO1JMM  +   591d ago
Return? It never left.....
Shnazzyone  +   591d ago
It's still here from the last gen. Aren't you noticing people saying they wont buy wii u because it wont be as powerful as an unreleased mystery console?
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Max-Zorin  +   591d ago
Wait what?

The ''war'' never ended and it never will. People will forever continue to fight over which piece of metal and plastic is better. I wouldn't be surprised if they started fighting at the VGA's and E3.
1upgamer99  +   591d ago
lets face it the PS3 just now came down to the $200 range. I have seen some really good $149 (I think that is right) 360 deals. Everyone is on the band wagon "Wii U's graphics are just slightly better" Yeah on the ports I guess. What people are failing to talk about is the Quote IGN "The Wii U difference" The gamepad if you have not played Assassins Creed 3, BOPS2, Madden13, makes the game, just that much better. Not the Graphics of a damn PORT. Now does the gamepad justify buying the Wii U version of a game if you already have it on another system? No, BUT for me I have BOPS2 for PS3, and bought Wii U. Just to see how it was I rented BOPS2. Now I wish I had waited one week and picked it up on Wii U. Its better, The gamepad does what No 360 or PS3 does. There is no argument. It is a fact. I know that Wii U games are going to look AMAZING, better than these ports. As with ANY new console the first batch of games are not going to be nearly as good looking, or playing than mid console cycle. That is a given on any system. So, with that said. What do we really want from next gen consoles? Just better Graphics and better AI? We all know that PS3 and 360 are going to be more powerful, but at what cost and what are they going to do differently than Nintendo at this point and time, that if I were to Buy BOPS3 on Wii U a month before PS4 came out ,and I picked up a PS4 and rented BOPS3 for it that would make me say Wow I wish I would have waited and picked this up on PS4 ? I can tell you it would not be graphics.
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Pillsbury1  +   591d ago
So to summarize all that you think wii u is awesome?
1upgamer99  +   591d ago
I think for certain games it is awesome. Not for all games. Like I said BOPS2, Creed 3, Madden 13. It really makes the games stand out. For these being ports of first bout of Wii U games, I am looking forward to see what happens a year from now. It also makes me very curious as to what Microsoft and Sony are going to do. I think Wii U is a welcome addition to the console world.
kesvalk  +   591d ago
i just hope the 3 devs keep civil on the next generation, this one was full of PR flinging shit on each other, just to go back on their word and do exactly what they dissed the other ones for doing...

danboys you can easily ignore, but PR just leaves that vibe you can't easily brush aside.

like MS saying they were not interested in the casual market, and then going full on casual with all that kinect shit.

or sony saying that motion controls were stupid, and then releasing the move...

not to mention how the two of them kept dissing one-another at every oportunity

it was ugly.
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megamanX2  +   591d ago
Brace yourself for the war of the losers where people argue about pointless things like this, and change nothing in the process.
THC CELL  +   591d ago
Hands down if the vita is counted as a controller they win. Also my eyes will be on ps4 controllers.
ZeekQuattro  +   591d ago
War never changes.
Bolts  +   591d ago
You call this war? More like Cold War. With lines and territory already established the shooting won't start until the nextgen. This Wii U isn't competing with anyone until it can do PC quality BF 3 and CoD.
DeadPixel  +   591d ago
Just received my Wii u today, and its awesome the update took 45 mins to download and about 10 mins to install, the time it takes to switch between apps or menus could be a bit faster but you get used to it, my advice is not to listen to all the haters and make up your own mind that's what I did and I love it!
jjank11  +   591d ago
Console war rhetoric is hilarious. PC gaming is really where its at if you want the best. I have all the consoles and enjoy each for what they are, no need to go around spamming for any one of them, just ridiculous stupidity for folks that have nothing better to do.......oh wait...what am i doing here??
KwietStorm  +   590d ago
"Console war rhetoric is hilarious. PC gaming is really where its at if you want the best."

Yea, you know what you're doing here.
-Gespenst-  +   591d ago
God I'm out if this sh!t starts again. Though I suppose it never really ended.
knocknock  +   590d ago
Brace your self???? Really from where I'm standing we are already knee deep in shit...
I never see the point in needless fanboyisum and bashing.
Console wars are worse than star wars prequels.
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KwietStorm  +   590d ago
The return? Did the war end in my sleep? Who won?
crazysammy  +   590d ago
The guy who wrote this article never visited N4G if he thinks the war has died down lol.
coolman229  +   590d ago
Return? Did it ever leave?

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