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Submitted by bunt-custardly 1245d ago | opinion piece

Many core gamers will ignore the Wii U

So now Nintendo has spilled the beans on its Wii U console, gamers can weigh up the possibilities of cost versus need more readily. (Microsoft, Next-Gen, Nintendo, PS3, Sony, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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MDC31   1245d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(7)
Moonman  +   1245d ago
And many won't. Buy what you want, no need to act like Nintendo won't move units based only off the idea of a "core" gamer. Many gamers (regardless of title) won't ignore WiiU.
MostJadedGamer  +   1245d ago
Actually many will because there Wii's have been in there closets for years collecting dust. The Wii U is going to be a very tough sell for the majority of Wii owners.
Dee_91  +   1245d ago
spokesman for the masses i see
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PopRocks359  +   1245d ago

Wii had hardware droughts. Plenty of them. If the content on Wii U is more steady, then it probably won't be abandoned as easily.

That and I think an F-Zero and a Star Fox game would probably entice people.
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AWBrawler  +   1245d ago
My wii is connect to my TV with Monster Hunter Tri inside as of right now. stop pretending we don't play our console
pixelsword  +   1245d ago
hard to say: I don't think some of those will respect the Wii U until the games come out, so overall the Wii may have a rough start but it will probably do well.
gaffyh  +   1245d ago
@PopRocks - Wii's extended hardware droughts were because of Nintendo's incompetence. I mean months into the launch, people still couldn't get Wii's because they weren't manufacturing enough. It wasn't really because of it having great games, it was because it had Wii Sports, and that's it.
sonic989  +   1244d ago
the wii had the woow factor with its controller because it was unique thats why it sold well among non gamers its not due to mario and stuff because the game cube didnt do well the 64 too but as i said the woow factor
and i think microsoft and sony wont let the same woow factor beat them plus the price needs to be well studied by MS and Sony
t0mmyb0y  +   1244d ago
I'm getting one ;D
RaidensRising  +   1245d ago
If Wii U gets exclusive Metal Gear or Resident Evil games like Nintendo has done before then I'm sold.
HammadTheBeast  +   1245d ago
When has Nintendo has exclusive MGS games? Or even Resident Evil for that matter, other than the 3DS one, which was meant to come on PSP as well, but cancelled due to piracy.
mamotte  +   1245d ago
Or you can count Resident evil zero, or RE1: Remake (awesome game, btw), RE4 was a limited time exlusive, same as Umbrella Chronicles and Darkside Chronicles, hell, they even had a unique RE game for the Game Boy Color. Add metal gear solid twin snakes, and, just in case you cant remember since you're too young, or so it seems, the Metal Gear saga started in the NES.

ronin4life  +   1245d ago
Resident evil 4, until capcom back tracked on itself and made it Multi platform. And the original metal gear games on nes and the GC remake of that one ps2 metal gear were at their time exclusives.
Oh_Yeah  +   1245d ago

actually metal gear first started on the msx2 system, then ported to nes.
hellvaguy  +   1244d ago
MGS and Resident Evil were whored out to every console over a decade ago. They arent going back to exclusive status.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1244d ago
The original Metal Gear games were on MSX2 computers.
The NES version was a sub-par PORT.
GuruStarr78  +   1245d ago
Not this 'core' gamer.....
shackdaddy  +   1245d ago
meganick  +   1245d ago
Me neither. Wii U looks set to offer a good mix of core and casual games, and I enjoy both, so I'm getting one.
dubal-e  +   1245d ago
Yep already reserved mine
SwiftArsonist  +   1245d ago
I really dont know if i should get this. First party Nintendo games are always fun but I feel this system will suffer the same fate as the Wii when the new consoles come out next year.
amaguli  +   1245d ago
If so many core gamers will ignore the Wii U, then how come it is already selling out? Gamestop just ran out of the 32G model.

I say we wait and see, but I'm optimistic that the Wii U will be a "core" system.
hellvaguy  +   1244d ago
How much is "selling out"? 2,000 units?

I mean it will definitely sell alot out at first, but nintendo does have a bad history of giving the u.s. small stock at release.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1244d ago
Hold on.... Only 32gb? wtf?
amaguli  +   1244d ago
Yeah, 32G for the Deluxe and only 8G for the Basic. Pretty disappointing with how small the memory is, but Nintendo said you could plug in any USB drive to expand the memory.
mamotte  +   1245d ago
I think some people will buy the WiiU and some people wont. Now, about the definition of what a "core" gamer is, I dont know if the "core" will ignore the wiiU.
ronin4life  +   1245d ago
Yeah maybe it wi-
*Sees several stories about wiiu selling out despite almost no mass media coverage for non "core gamers"

Sure "many" gamers won't buy wiiu. "Many" smartphone buyers won't be getting an iPhone 5. "Many" gamers didn't buy a PS3 or 360. Isn't it like this with anything?
Pillsbury1  +   1245d ago
I believe "core" gamers are the ones expecting the true "next-gen" ps4/Xbox infinity. Wii u will still sell well because it is unique, I will purchase one because I haven't been this excited for a Nintendo system and it's possibilities since n64.
MrDead  +   1245d ago
from what I've seen I'm not that interested, but the system isn’t out yet so I may change my mind when I see what it can really do.
CommonSenseGamer  +   1245d ago
Imagine if the Wii had failed like so many had predicted...gaming is a much better place with Nintendo around.
LX-General-Kaos  +   1245d ago
Well said
mshope10  +   1245d ago
yeah Gamestop and bestbuy ran out of preorders yesterday it must all those.casual gamer who haven't even heard of wii u yet right?!

I swear people are crybaby haters so much they will say stuff with out research first.and make crazy points that only a small number of people agree with,but make it see everyone feels that way.
vork77  +   1245d ago
if a hard core gamer ignores the wiiU there not gamers
TheGamingArt  +   1245d ago
From my game collection, trophy/achievement collection, the games I currently am making, and how much time I spending reading up on video games I think I'd qualify as a hard core gamer. I'm ignoring the Wii U... plain and simple. I was more excited for the N gage than this.
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rytlok  +   1245d ago
A true gamer owns all the systems and doesnt miss out on anything!!!
ALLWRONG  +   1245d ago
So... gamers who have preferences or may not be able afford everything aren't true gamers?

Do I need to love every NFL team, city, and fan to be a true football fan?

Why do I only have to care about your choices before I can be a true gamer?

"a gamer is someone who plays games"
rytlok  +   1245d ago
stop trying to justify your stupidity!!!
madjedi  +   1245d ago
"stop trying to justify your stupidity!!!"

How about you stop trying to shove your elitist "true gamer" bullshit on other people. If they don't like a certain console or it's lineup so be it.

I own all 3 consoles, but i don't arrogantly tell people you suck your not a true gamer, because you aren't a multi console owner like i am.

An asshole with all 3 consoles is still an asshole regardless. If your trying to get a discussion of gaming going, your picking the stupidest way imaginable to do it.

Can we get a special symbol for the overly proud multiplatform gamers.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1245d ago
That is the dumbest thing I've heard in my entire life.
Gamers have their own standards and preferences and don't have to meet your criteria or whatever you believe defines what a "true" gamer is.
At most you're describing is a collector. And even that is pushing it.

For the first time, I agree with 'ALLWRONG'. That was actually smart response.
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ALLWRONG  +   1245d ago
No they wont, because for a while the Wii U will be the place to be for the core.

Unless MS or Sony installed magic chips in the 360 and PS3 to make them magically more advanced than the Wii U.

If I'm a core gamer with $350 to spend and this is my choice> 360/PS3/Wii U


The PS3 and 360 combined couldn't make a game run or look as good as Wii U.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1244d ago
Here's my core gamer strategy.
When they show more core games that are not multiplatform or old and are worth $350 of my core gamer money, then maybe I'll buy one. But for now I'm not. At least not at launch.

As a core gamer, I also try to be smart about how I spend money. I realize that the next Xbox and PS systems will be right around the corner which will give me more bang for my buck.
And when they do get announced, Nintendo will drop the price of the Wii U just like what happened with the 3DS and the Wii U should have a stronger catalogue by then.
That's when I'll buy one.
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TheGamingArt  +   1245d ago
I'm ignoring it. So I'm in the group they're referencing.
GrahamGolden  +   1245d ago
with games that ps3/xbox already have the wii u launch is poor

gazillions of marios and rainbows games wont do this time.
nintendo console are for kids

and also ppl think bayonetta 2 is a huge deal...hahaha the first one sold only 1 mil on both console combine lol do u really think this one will do any different lol.

i wait for my ps4 cause i know sony makes games for the hardcore audience either u like it or not thats a simple fact,haters gonna hate.
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yabhero  +   1245d ago
That's some high class fanboyism you go going there...
AWBrawler  +   1245d ago
LOL okay cos Sony never made casual games before ever huh?
No they never made game called Ape Escape. That game is more casual and kiddy than anything Nintendo could ever make.

And Bayonetta is getting free press from the dumb asses who are bitching about it, so yes i expect people to buy it just to see what the fuss is about as well as some buying it just to spite the fans who were giving death threats, and there will be a lot f fans of part 1 buy it too according to all the tweets and FB comments I saw.
Jadedz  +   1245d ago
I'm core, and I pre-ordered the Wii U premium bundle
For me - the Wii U is a great investment. I can play my original Wii software titles, I can use my Wii accessories on the Wii U, and there's a transfer feature to upload existing Wiiware/Virtual console games onto the Wii U.

Being a Wii owner, it makes perfect sense to upgrade to the Wii U. If marketed well - a lot of the original Wii owners will gladly purchase the Wii U, knowing that they'll receive all the perks (read above) that come along with the console.
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ALLWRONG  +   1245d ago
Can't get Wii U premium bundle :(

I still got mine though :)
3-4-5  +   1245d ago
"core" gamers are all gamers.
DivineAssault  +   1245d ago
No such thing as core.. Nintendo fans think mario party is core & xbox fans think only shooters are core.. I think multigenre players are core & u prolly think something else is core.. The headline should read "PS3/360 gamers wont jump ship for wii u" that way no one is offended by what they believe core is.. Being that i have all 3 consoles & dont play my wii or 360, i will sell em both for a wii u if i see some games i want for it.. Well, nvm.. Ill keep my wii for my gamecube games.. 360 can go tho.. I can get everything released on it for pc or ps3 so its useless..

There really isnt any reason someone would give up their console of choice at the moment..Zombie U & the promise of Bayonetta 2 (somewhere in launch window) isnt good enough to miss out on RE6, Borderlands 2, Tomb Raider, DOA5, etc.. Its cozy to know that those games are guaranteed to be available instead of taking a chance that it wont by gtn a wii u instead.. PS3 has alot of great incoming exclusives that are too sweet to miss out on for mario & whatever else is coming this yr.. Also PS4 will be shown soon & that info is needed before making any decisions... Unless of course u have limitless funds..
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Siren30  +   1245d ago
"xbox fans think only shooters are core" I guess thats why 4 out of the top 10 highest selling games on the ps3 is call of duty. Ps3 fanboys only think ps3 exclusives are core
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rainslacker  +   1245d ago
"The headline should read "PS3/360 gamers wont jump ship for wii u""

You'll likely see that headline here in the next couple days. It's an asinine thought though because there's really no reason to jump ship. Having both, or all, is perfectly acceptable.

I've been on the fence about the Wii U since it's announcement, but today I took the plunge and got my pre-order. It pretty much came down to the fact that this is the first time since the N64 that I've really been interested in a Nintendo console. They have a impressive launch line-up of games, and the tablet controller has promise for the way I play games...something the Wii motion controls didn't do for me. I'll still have my PS3 and Vita though, and quite honestly the next few months is going to be tight to get all the things I want.
stragomccloud  +   1245d ago
Yes PS3/xbox 360 will be getting a lot of games that the Wii U won't, but that doesn't mean the Wii U isn't worth it. I think too often people think that they won't get a Wii U because it doesn't have all of the games that are coming out now, yet they also complain about all of the ports. I think people are looking at it in a way that is much too black and white. I have a PS3 and an Xbox 360, and I've pre ordered the Wii U. But what does this mean for me? It means that I'll be able to play the best versions of many multiplatform games using the Wii U's gamepad, but I still have my other systems for playing all of the other games coming out. One can be reasonably certain though that Wii U will be getting a lot more of the upcoming unannounced multiplatform games.

So I ask, why does everyone assume that gamers don't already have an Xbox 360 or a PS3? Getting the Wii U at least ensures getting the best version of the games that do come out.

And really game consoles are all worth the investment. Heck I built my last PC for about $1200, which will probably cost more than more than two of the next gen consoles combined. If people want to enjoy the best experiences, they can put a little bit of money a little bit at a time, and while people will call me out and say that is asking too much, it really isn't.

I think fanboyism arises from when gamers only select one platform instead of exploring all sides of the gfaming landscape. By the way, I'm not calling you a fanboy. I'm just thinking out loud here.
Styxoric  +   1245d ago
I consider myself to be a "core" gamer. I'm getting a Wii-U on release date.

Then again, i can only speak for myself. So i don't know.
yabhero  +   1245d ago
"Many fanboys will ignore the Wii U"
meganick  +   1245d ago
"Many fanboys/trolls will say they'll ignore the Wii U and then eventually get one."

Double Fixed
PersonaCat  +   1245d ago
While I wont be getting a Wii-U as I've never been a fan of nintendo's games beside Mario kart and Smash Bros, I really hope This console sells like hot cakes. Nintendo is trying to bring back the core crowd and all I see are people bitching about how its not powerful enough, how they are only made for casuals. If you truly wanted power you'd be with a pc. Whether you want to believe it or not, next gen starts with Nintendo.
MasterCornholio  +   1245d ago
Hmm i wont be getting one at launch because after the rapid price cut with the 3DS i am willing to wait at least a year before getting the Wii U. But then again i have no idea on what the library will be within a year and Microsoft and Sony are going to release their next gen systems soon so i believe that the wait will be worth it.
dorron  +   1245d ago
For me, games are what make me buy a console, not the system per se. That said, I'm into Metal Gear, God Of War, Uncharted, Gran Turismo, Ratchet & Clank, etc. So I guess as long as those belong in a Playstation console, I'll be a Playstation gamer...

Of course, this is the same for Nintendo gamers who are into Mario or Zelda. And Microsoft gamers who are into Halo or Gears.
Iceman X  +   1245d ago
What people fail to realize is that time and time again MANY devs have stated, that Wii U is NOT Next gen it's Nintendo's entry into current gen. They will get a bunch of kiddie games like they ALWAYS get, they will also get a bunch of ports 6 months to a year later. Batman, Mass Effect 3, Ninja Giaden 3 and many more all 1 yr old games. Then Bioshock Infinite and many more will not even be in development until after PS3/360 version are done, same for many other games too.Devs have stated this many times before. Most people don't even know what games Wii U is getting, but these crazy ass Wii U fans stating every game coming out Wii U is getting. We ALL know that's not true. Go to look at this list. I bet 50% of multiplats on this list is not coming to Wii U and the few that are coming will come 6 months to 1 yr later after PS3/360 gets them. Like the Devs have stated many many times before.
AWBrawler  +   1245d ago
so. your point is???? Wii U not getting a bunch of multiplats from the current gen proves that it is in the Next gen, does it not? Ps3/360 isn't getting ZombiU, Bayonetta 2, wonderful 101, or Scribbleauts.
I'm sure there will be games on Wii U that the current gen just can't run, but i doubt theres current gen games Wii U can't run..... unless its a kinect game, but really who cares about those on this site?
ThePsychoGamer  +   1245d ago
No I won't ignore the Wii U, but I won't buy one in the near future, instead I shall fight a noble fight for all Nintendo fans. I will be exposing the flaws of Nintendo's next console, fighting until Nintendo releases there their misguided path. When I'm done Nintendo will go Region free, No longer will they dictate what games us the gamers can and can't play. We the gamers will make our voice heard, and for it Nintendo will reach heights previously impossible for them, with a system that truly has the potential to put a smile on people's faces.

Break the locks.
mochachino  +   1245d ago
I will for now maybe when it's $200.
Drainage  +   1245d ago
anyone who ignores the Wii U is not a TRUE GAMER. Even if they dont buy it, they are not ignoring it. They are seeing the games, specs, info to see if its a worthy purchase.
ChunkyLover53  +   1245d ago
Not sure why core gamer's would ignore it, guess a lot of people will be eating crow and humble pie when the Wii U is doing well.

Nintendo has a very hardcore fan base, techies and core gamer's are hungry for new hardware. The Wii U is in a solid position to kick off the next generation a full year before anyone else.

I always say, gamer's game, it doesn't matter on what. I always buy every console available so that I don't miss out on any games.
rainslacker  +   1245d ago
"core" gamers...whatever that is, will not ignore it.

I really want to say "Fanboys will ignore it", but sadly we know that's not true. They'll make it their mission to make as many disparaging remarks about it as possible, but it won't be ignored by any group. Let's face it, Wii U is the new kid on the block and it'll become the next big thing to hate for the hit-seeking media and the trolling morons.
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