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Nintendo Wii U’s Biggest Challenge: Keeping Us Interested

Don Reisinger:

When the Wii U launches later this year, I’ll be one of many people getting into line to get my hands on the latest console. Although I’m not so sure I’ll enjoy it over a long period and I still believe that the Wii U is coming out too soon and with lesser components than it should, I’m a gaming fanatic. And as a gaming fanatic, I can’t help but get my hands on the latest console.

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Jadedz1845d ago (Edited 1845d ago )

Though 2008 was the worst year for the Wii - in terms of software (Super Smash Bros. Brawl was the only title I might of played that year).

It basically boils down to the Wii U's online service, and how well third parties will support the console.

WeskerChildReborned1845d ago

Hopefully Nintendo can get the online right cause everything else, i'm pretty excited for.

Hisiru1845d ago (Edited 1845d ago )

The only thing I am a little skeptical is online, but Miiverse looks promissing. I hope they will talk about all the online features next month (just like they did in the Wii's fall conference when it was about to be launched). They also announced new IPs for the Wii in the fall conference, maybe they will do the same this year for the WiiU? I hope so.

I am actually excited for the system (just like I am excited for the other next gen consoles). It's always exciting to have new hardware.

I am still playing the Wii (thanks to games like Xenoblade, Last Story and Zelda Skyward Sword). I think people will have more interest in WiiU games than they originally had in Wii games because Wii isn't an HD system and it's probably a problem for some people (who only has an HD TV).

You know what is funny? I always said "man, I won't buy ME3, no way I am buying it again!" And then I saw the TV OFF feature, it works pretty well and it's fast, really cool. Now I can't wait to play Mass Effect 3 on the toilet hahaha

Also... I am diying for a new F-Zero or Star Fox... Please Nintendo, give me an F-Zero on the WiiU and I will be the first person on earth to buy the console!

MEsoJD1845d ago (Edited 1845d ago )

I haven't seen any incentive to make the jump yet. The controller seems more of a distraction(I don't look away from the screen while I'm playing), they have a sub par online service/support, lack of third party support, few exclusives(also none that seems interesting yet imo). At this point I'll wait for the price to come down and for the next smash bros to buy... That was basically the main purpose of my last few nintendo consoles...

Shok1845d ago

All a console needs is games. The Wii was crap feature-wise, but I'm still playing it due to the good games that are still coming out (Xenoblade and The Last Story)

ChunkyLover531845d ago

New hardware always keeps people interested, at least at first anyway. It looks like Nintendo is getting third party support from the start. So it will definitely be interesting.

WeskerChildReborned1845d ago

Yea so far EA and Ubisoft are supporting it so hopefully some other publishers start to as well.

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WeskerChildReborned1845d ago

I'm interested in the Wii U.
The concept itself is pretty interesting being able to connect with gaming better using touch screen.

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