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Submitted by legendoflex 794d ago | opinion piece

Top 5 Things Wii U Needs But Doesn’t Have

Nintendo's upcoming Wii U is sure to shave a few features here and there to reduce its price for consumers, but that doesn't mean that those features wouldn't have been awesome additions to the console's capabilities. Check out GenGAME's list of the top five things Wii U is missing. (Metroid, Monolith Soft, Nintendo, Retro Studios, Super Mario, Super Smash Bros., Wii U, Zelda Wii U)

CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   794d ago
"Bonus: Bundle with Included Hard Drive"

If you want a "slightly pricier bundle" buy a cheap External Flash Drive.

It does not have to be in the same box for it to be more expensive. Just buy it seperately- why should Nintendo waste money shipping 2 different models? When people know what SD, Pen Drives and USB Hard Drives are?

Better! THEY ALREADY OWN THEM.
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mike1up  +   794d ago
Agreed, I prefer an external hard drive for the very same reason. I already own one.

I actually wouldn't mind if I was forced to buy a Nintendo brand hard drive. I won't need a large one. I just want to get a few of the old Gamecube classics. I like having all my Nintendo games on one machine.
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darthv72  +   794d ago
I'd like to know....
more about those 25gb proprietary optical discs the wii-u will be using. From what i have read, many are saying they arent bluray and others are saying they could be resurected hddvd or possible super high density red laser dvd.

while it may seem cost effective to use bluray as that is an optical standard. nintendo could change things up a bit and use something non-standard aka proprietary. Like they did with the gamecube.

Granted the cube were mini dvd's it makes sense for nintendo to use something that would not be readily available to the pirate/recording market. HDDVD was so close in spec to bluray that they could use the format for their own benefit.

I mean, you dont see hddvd burners on the market like you do bluray. If they went with hvd instead, it too would be some time before we see hvd burners/media on the market. I think it would be more costly to use hvd so the idea of hddvd is more practical.

To be fair, blu and hddvd both used high density discs and blue lasers at slightly different wavelengths to achieve the reading/writing of data. HVD I believe still uses red laser tech but obviously more advanced than traditional dvd9.

Whatever they use, it will be interesting to see how well they put that extra capacity to use. Hopefully we will see the results of that space instead of dvd size games on the bigger discs.
mike1up  +   794d ago
I don't think that the Wii U necessarily needs any of those things. Yea... they'd be nice, especially "the game that blows everything else out of the water" (every console needs that), but nothing on this list is imperative for success.

The Wii U NEEDS the following:

- a reasonable price
- a strong online network
- 3rd party support
- strong first party software
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BEESDENIAL   788d ago | Spam
bahabeast  +   794d ago
agree with everyone the article is poor because those things dnt guarantee success.

GOOD PRICE
GOOD ONLINE
GOOD GAMES 1ST-3RD PARTY
ATLEAST 2 NEW IP AAA EXCLUSIVE
FANS

this is all the wii needs
omarzy  +   794d ago
well for the "games that blow everything else away" part. I would not expect a 3D mario for a while. mario galaxy 2 is less than 2 years old, and no new Zelda for a while seeing as how Skyward Sword just released in November. I hope Retro is making a Metroid or Star Fox, but not expecting 3D mario or a Zelda game for a while.
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maniacmayhem  +   792d ago
All those reasons the WiiU doesn't necessary need but it would be nice to have. And about the:

Wii Games Downloadable from the eShop

I'm sure this will probably come down the pipe later in the WiiU's future just like how some PS2 games are now available on the PS3.

The Killer Game?

Well that's just a given. Every console has that killer game that no other console has. WiiU with all of its personal IP's will be that way also. They can't expect the WiiU to give up all of its secret so early in the game can they?

I must admit though WiiU not shipping with an internal HDD did throw me off. But if they want to keep cost down I guess this is a way to do it, even though hard drives are really cheap.
BEESDENIAL   788d ago | Spam

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