So now Nintendo has spilled the beans on its Wii U console, gamers can weigh up the possibilities of cost versus need more readily.
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.
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.
spokesman for the masses i see
@MostJadedGamer 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.
My wii is connect to my TV with Monster Hunter Tri inside as of right now. stop pretending we don't play our console
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.
@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.
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
I'm getting one ;D
If Wii U gets exclusive Metal Gear or Resident Evil games like Nintendo has done before then I'm sold.
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.
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. Research.
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.
@mamotte actually metal gear first started on the msx2 system, then ported to nes.
MGS and Resident Evil were whored out to every console over a decade ago. They arent going back to exclusive status.
The original Metal Gear games were on MSX2 computers. The NES version was a sub-par PORT.
Not this 'core' gamer.....
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.
Yep already reserved mine
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.
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.
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.
Hold on.... Only 32gb? wtf?
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.
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.
Yeah maybe it wi- *Sees several stories about wiiu selling out despite almost no mass media coverage for non "core gamers" ...huh. 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?
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.
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.
Imagine if the Wii had failed like so many had predicted...gaming is a much better place with Nintendo around.
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.
if a hard core gamer ignores the wiiU there not gamers
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.