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Ports: A Dangerous Concept For Wii U

Hardcore Gamer - Having AAA titles re-released for Wii U isn't necessarily a bad thing. The fear is that if this idea produces big numbers, it will give developers and publishers less motivation to create new titles.

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PopRocks3591842d ago

For at least the next year or so the Wii U will be competing with only the 360 and PS3. In which case ports are really not such a bad thing so long as they are able to supply some good exclusives in the meantime.

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HalfNerdHalfAmazing1842d ago

I don't really have a problem with the wii u getting games that already came out since the Wii miss out on so many great games but at the same time I do feel Nintendo deserve better games from 3rd party developers

dark-hollow1842d ago

I don't really get it.
When those games don't show up on wii then Nintendo have bad third party support, but when the wiiU shows promising signes of supporting third party then its "meh it just ports"

PopRocks3591842d ago

Damned if they do, damned if they don't. Trolls love bottom feeding.

Remember how everyone was insisting that the Wii U would not support Unreal Engine 4? Lo and behold it does, and now everyone's excuse is "Oh even iPads can run it."

They just want to complain about stuff. Nintendo just happens to be the flavor in their tea.

IRetrouk1842d ago

It happens to all 3 on this site, all u see is bashing this or that, I can't wait for the wii u, ok so it's not the biggest ever leap in tech from console to console, but it looks like it's got some firepower and u know Nintendo is gonna make some cool games.

SilentNegotiator1842d ago (Edited 1842d ago )

There's a massive difference between RELYING on multiplats and COMPLETELY LACKING them.

But both are issues.

dark-hollow1842d ago (Edited 1842d ago )

no i dont understand the difference.
do you imply that nintendo will "rely" on multiplats by reducing the amount of their first party exclusive a la xbox 360?

do you really have the evidence that nintendo will do such thing in the upcoming years? sure you can argue that the wii u launch title are dominated by current gen games, but isnt that the case for most consoles in their launch as well?

can i call ms and sony "relying" on third party since the majority of their successful games are third party?

DivineAssault 1842d ago

Until the wii u gets a decent install base, devs arent going to risk putting out AAA exclusive core titles on it & then they dont sell.. Its costs 50-100 million to make a killer new IP these days & they know on wii u its a risk in the beginning.. Theyre playing it safe with ports of successful core titles to see how it fairs on it.. If they sell well, more will come... If history repeats itself where only 1st party games sell, they will cease to exist.. again

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