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Submitted by Jackhass 1040d ago | opinion piece

6 Reasons The Wii U Could Win The Upcoming Console Race

Could the Wii U actually beat the PS4 and Xbox 720? We here at GammaSquad think it could... (Industry, Nintendo, Wii U)

josephayal  +   1040d ago
this is sad for Nintendo
Knight_Crawler  +   1040d ago
Your comment is sad and you should feel sad.
Warchief30   1040d ago | Spam
sikbeta  +   1040d ago
@josephayal

Because Nintendo wrote this article, right? :/

O-T

Price and new controller, same as the wii.
cee773  +   1040d ago
you all need to realize next gen will be an uphill battle for all consoles the wii u isnt in competition with just consoles they will be in comp with tablets as well next gen arm chips will rival ps3 and 360's gpus at first quarter 2012 so id recon it should rival wii u's the same time next gen consoles are released
knowyourstuff  +   1040d ago
Nintendo isn't going to win or lose, they aren't competing for the same audience as Msoft and Sony, they're fighting for the casual market, while Msoft and Sony are fighting for the hardcore audience with a sub-par effort to attract casuals. Know your stuff fools.
SPAM-FRITTER-123  +   1039d ago
LOL.
N6  +   1040d ago
I mean, its in your name, JoseFAIL
Kingnichendrix  +   1040d ago
I as a gamer am very excited for the innovation wiiu will make with zelda, mario and the metroid series I for one certainly love their rehashes.
GhostHero333  +   1040d ago
The only reason might be because it is the first next gen out the gate. Xbox was out first and it is the said to be the console to have of this current generation. I know I'm going to get some troll accusations on that statement, because this is mainly a PlayStation site most of the time. Sup haters.
majiebeast  +   1040d ago
SOMEONE DOESNT AGREE WITH ME OMG MUST BE A SONY SITE! Thats what you sound like.
NegativeCreep427  +   1040d ago
I think he sounds more like:
Let me just have some fun and drag this Wii-U topic over to the Xbox. Playstation trolls don't like opinion being stated as matter-of-fact, so they'll jump all over me and I'll act like I hate it and like I thrive off of it at the same time. Doors wide open, come on in haters! Don't let the door hit your a$$ on the way IN.
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GhostHero333  +   1040d ago
You sound like the troll accusers I mentioned above. Hahahahaha.
ItsTrue  +   1040d ago
Sup.
HammadTheBeast  +   1040d ago
I bet you weren't here when Sony trolling was rampant, and Nintendo/Xbox trolls roamed the dark articles of gloom and doom. Things have settled a bit. Just wait until Xbox or Sony announce a console. Then, you can have my permission to die.
DigitalAnalog  +   1040d ago
@GhostHero333
You're just transparent and have been called out. No need for damage control.
Drainage  +   1040d ago
well the Wii won last generation so i imagine they will win again now that they are releasing 1 year ahead of the comp
Hatsune-Miku  +   1040d ago
Lol. Only a NES fanatic would say Wii won last gen when the PS2 kicked its ass and is still selling.

The ps3 will still be selling through 2015 so this gen isnt over until the last guy is done. It's not a sprint but a marathon. Do people think a generation is over when the first system drops out because xbox would have been declared the winner when Microsoft stopped support after 3 years.

Ps3 will outsell the Wii in a few years and is a way better system. Nintendo Wii is only a win to Nintendo because its a rubbish console to gamers
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ExCest  +   1040d ago
You're really angry at Nintendo. Why?
Starbucks_Fan  +   1040d ago
Somebody's on their period...
StraightedgeSES  +   1040d ago
Did Nintendo rape your family or something
ninjabake  +   1040d ago
Nintendo means a lot to you, that much is apparent.
Knight_Crawler  +   1040d ago
@ hATSUN - Y U MAD?
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Moonman  +   1040d ago
Who says Nintendo will stop producing the original Wii for another couple years? Nobody is catching Wii once PS4 and 720 are announced.
Anon1974  +   1040d ago
Is this generation over already? I think this still may be premature. Nintendo could pull the Wii off the market quickly after the launch of the Wii U, and even if they don't sales have taken a dramatic downturn. Even if the 360 and PS3 keep selling relatively close to what they are now, they've still got possibly 3-5 years left in them.

When the PS2's price was cut to $149, the 70 million they hit 4 years in proved to not even be the halfway point for total sales. Neither Sony nor Microsoft have officially dropped the price of their consoles below $199 yet. They may not even be at the halfway point of their total sales yet in their lifecycle.

I'm not saying they're going to catch the Wii anytime soon, but I wouldn't say the Wii won this round quite yet. That'll hinge on if Nintendo continues to support the console, and what happens when the 360 and PS3 finally drop below $199 everywhere.
ninjabake  +   1040d ago
Well its a totally different situation here. The PS2 was immensely popular for a multitude of reasons and it was also helped by the fact the economy was a little better in its prime than the PS3/360.

The PS2 featured a DVD playback drive which was in itself a reason to buy it, a lot of consumers picked it up for that very reason. Another reason it sold so well was because of the strength of the PlayStation brand at the time, everyone and their mom had a PS1 and continuing on with the next iteration was more ideal than jumping to a newcomer: Microsoft's xbox or the Gamecube which didn't have as many multimedia features.

Also if you look at where the PS2 was in 2007 compared to where the PS3/360 are now the sales aren't at all close.
PS2- approximately 110 mill
PS3/360 combined- approximately 134 mill (65-67 mill a piece)

The PS2 was a special case and I don't think we'll see another game system sell like that again. And looking at the declining console sales across the board I think its safe to say both the PS3 and 360 have reached their peak, as has the Wii so they most likely wont be catching the Wii. They may get to 80mill but that may even be a stretch considering they're averaging about 11 mill a year and there's no telling if they're gonna fully support these systems next gen.
Nutsack  +   1040d ago
If winning is selling the most consoles but yet get the biggest pile of shovelware again like the Wii got, then maybe WiiUpgrade will.

I don't play console sales though, but good games. And those are on the PS3 and 360. Outside the known stuff like Mario and Zelda etc ofcourse.

Oh and WiiUpgrade is just upgrading to current gen, its not next gen. Next gen starts in 2013/2014 with Xbox 8 and PSOrbis

EDIT

@ Pills below

Thats what I said, Mario, Zelda are great and all but thats about it. And, its decades old titles, not much new refreshing IP's. It becomes a bit boring....
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Pillsbury1  +   1040d ago
@nutsUx I see what you did with calling the wii u a wii upgrade :D

The wii may have been plagued with shovel ware but they obviously capitalized on it with its sales. Nintendo has been pumping out quality 1st party since the 90's bruh.
AWBrawler  +   1040d ago
I want to see the first wii U game that uses up the full capacity of the disc, or close to it, like 24 gig. Then we'll see how much different Wii U games are from this gen.

I said it once and I'll say it again. Wii U got fanboys shaking in their boots, but if they weren't so biased and enjoyed every console for what it was, they'd have nothing to fear.
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dark-hollow  +   1040d ago
"Oh and WiiUpgrade is just upgrading to current gen, its not next gen."

i love how the term "next gen" has been raped all the way to oblivion.

brb gonna play on my pc with next, next, next, next Real True™ generation games.
stragomccloud  +   1040d ago
Yes. And the PS2 was plagued with shovelware as well. The only difference is, that on the PS2, gamers didn't ignore the amazing titles they had to offer. On the Wii, a lot of "gamers" ignored some of the best games of this generation.
Pillsbury1  +   1040d ago
Here we go again, history repeating itself. Nintendo comes out with something genuine and innovative and everybody dismisses it and claims its nintendos death. See a pattern here? Nintendo does its own thing, dare I say it it may even be in its own league. Kids and families will always flock to Nintendo and so will those that grew up with them and know the high quality of game they bring. People talk about how everyone holds onto nintendos past and this is a new market, Nintendo rrealizes that. It will always keep pumping out quality 1st party games that you cannot get anywhere else. Long live play.
KonaBro  +   1040d ago
LOL
Thank God Nintendo is once again showing off a tablet being used as a controller for those of us who has never seen one! Nintendo is so innovative! /s

It's pretty idiotic to say the Wii U is going to win anything and we haven't even heard anything from MS and Sony. Anyone saying otherwise is a Nintendo fanboy hands down.
Knight_Crawler  +   1040d ago
The funny thing about this is that MS and Sony will try to copy the Wii U tablet when they see the Wii U printing money.

But the Wiimote is just a fad and wont take off - Kinect and move SMH.
N6  +   1040d ago
The tablet LIKE features are meant to appeal for the mainstream "Wii fit" adult crowd. But the BEAUTY of this thing, is it has an alter ego, designed for the ULTIMATE "HARDCORE" GAMER. It is designed around the idea of a consolized DS or a broken apart "FREE" DS. That second screen touch goodness is perfectly shown in ZombiU, cleaning up HUD, easily accessible weapons w/o pausing etc. They went from a SIMPLE WII, to A COMPLEX AS YOU CAN GET YOU HARDCORE HOMOS CANT COMPLAIN NO MORE type of gamepad with Wii U.
linkratos  +   1040d ago
The even more idiotic thing would be to imply that Sony or Microsoft will win anything when we have seen nothing about the successors to their fighting-for-last-place consoles (in both hardware and software).
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TotalHitman  +   1040d ago
"Long live play."

Why did you use a PlayStation slogan in a Nintendo comment?
Pillsbury1  +   1040d ago
Check out my avatar I support both nintendo and Sony. That slogan can apply to any game system regardless of fanboyism.
jghvhv  +   1040d ago
I'm gonna get all next gen consoles,cause thats just how Rattata and I roll.
Sgt_Slaughter  +   1040d ago
LOL best comment of the thread!
Salamander  +   1040d ago
Why you always waiting outside of pallet town for me, why dont you just give me your $116 so i dont have to send your lv2 rattata back to the pokemon centre.. cant even afford a pokeball with your crummy poochange. Man you gonna have some serious issues when you get up too Brock.
StrawHatPatriot  +   1040d ago
"The Xbox 720 and PS4 Aren’t Going To Be Cheap When They Arrive"

Sony has barely said sh*t about the PS4, and the PS3 was the only expensive one of the bunch.
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ninjabake  +   1040d ago
If they plan on blowing the Wii U away graphically, it wont be cheap.
StrawHatPatriot  +   1040d ago
Yeah, but the point I was trying ot make was that we don't know anything about the PS4 features, so it's kind of dumb (IMO, not in a mean way) to think the PS4 and 720 will not be cheap when they arrive when Microsoft or Sony has not announced any features, or even the name of their next consoles.
YoungPlex  +   1040d ago
This should be titled, "Six Reasons Why Nintendo is still in the Game and Making Money"!

I completely agree that Nintendo is not Sega; whereas Sega
Dreamcast was a final, desperate Hail Mary from a cash-strapped company coming off a major flop (the disastrous Sega Saturn). Sega bet on Dreamcast in pulling them out of a financial bind and bombed!

By comparison the Wii U is in fact, the follow up to one of the most successful consoles of all time, from a company with over 10-billion in cold hard cash in the bank. Nintendo is not going to cut-and-run halfway through the Wii U’s lifespan.

Haters wish that Nintendo will abandon the Wii U and that it stops getting third-party support. Well this isn't the case and Nintendo is doing this in a very interesting way. By publishing and co-developing certain titles with third-party developers, and offering mad incentives, Nintendo has truly opened the gate for endless possibilities in partnerships. If a developer want's to put out a game on Wii U but cant afford it, Nintendo will do what they do best, help develop and offset some of the cost, by partnering up and gaining exclusive rights to that particular title or franchise. Smart indeed....

Nintendo focuses on games not media, but the fact that they added options and a decent amount of RAM for the OS, shows that they mean business. Another thing is cost; PS4/720 won't be cheap and not everyone is as fortunate as myself to get all consoles. I will wait out both PS4 and 720 till I see which is the better value of the two, which I'm sure most people will too. By that time the Wii U will be significantly reduced, and will continue to fly off shelves and get support.

It's like this, people ask me things like, "Why has Nintendo not put out a Zelda, SSB, or Metroid game, on the 3DS and why are they not launching with the Wii U?" I wish people would understand that, those are Nintendo's heavy hitting titles and don't need to come out just yet! The 3DS has sold over 20+million units and the Wii U has already sold out of pre-orders. Why would they have to put those titles out now? Why lay down your hand when you could take the pot without showing your cards? The 3DS will launch these games respectively when the Vita drops in price sometime next year, and the Wii U will drop those games when next-gen consoles are close to launch.

This is a business and honestly Nintendo knows the lingo, those that state otherwise are honestly fooling themselves, and are clearly upset. To them I say grow up and get over it! It's not like you pledged some type of sworn allegiance to these companies... They're out to make money the same way Nintendo is and could give a crap about you or me! Pick and chose a console for what benefits you most, and stop trying to convince people to adopt your beliefs.
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DivineAssault  +   1040d ago
Hey pal, idk if u meant me but i didnt change any accounts.. My avatar maybe but i dont need to go thru any hoops like u by switching accounts.. I remember malypso who got penalized so he changed to young plex.. I remain the same as when i started.. I have no other accounts & dont want one.. I will agree with your sales perspective on nintendo, so thats fine.. I have wii, i have 3ds, i had ds, but wheres the games? they sell soooooo much but everyones library is filled with 1st party above 3rd... Just like if wii u sales go through the roof.. It doesnt change the fact that people only buy it for 1st party.. Thats fine n dandy with me too.. Thats what i expect & thats what will happen again.. It can do alot but 3rd party wont risk putting new IPs that are mature on it cuz it wont sell.. Ports mostly handled by different devs im sure will happen.. & there will be those great games that go unnoticed cuz PS3/360 owners will disregard it if its on nintendo.. I know its capable & good things will come but its not going to be from anyone except nintendo..
YoungPlex  +   1040d ago
What the hell are you talking about? Oh I know, guilty conscience lmao! See how easy it is to spot a troll...?

Any-who, keep on preaching! you might even get a person or two to agree with you. ;) It's funny how you keep trying to convince people that the Wii U isn't worth it. You truly think that your opinion will make a difference and help the company you support? This is exactly what I mean! People like you are whats destroying this community and need to stop acting like you have pledged this allegiance with a certain company!

Oh no.... Nintendo is doomed because you say so... Nothing sells on Nintendo console, nobody will buy Nintendo products or software and if they do they suck... Third-party doesn't sell on there they don't have crap! LMAO PLEASE MAN!!! Whatever helps you cope at night and live to propagate another day.

Keep trolling, I see your down to two bubbles... Keep acting like you know people on N4G cause I have no idea what your talking about. Your words paint another picture and pretty soon people will put two and two together,,,
spike  +   1040d ago
Young Plex I agree with you 100 percent. I dont know why are people on this site is always whining.
Gamer-Z  +   1040d ago
I think Nintendo will do just fine
Moonman  +   1039d ago
You would be correct!
SolidDuck  +   1040d ago
I think the wiiu looks pretty interesting and fun. Fanboys are in full force I see. I can't imagine what its going to be like when ps4 and nextbox get announced, fanboys are going to start ripping there close off and running around the street.
DivineAssault  +   1040d ago
I really hope it does win the race.. I hope the sales surge beyond anyones expectations so that i can see devs get on board & do things with it.. Wii sold like crazy too but nothing really happened.. My all time favorite wii game launched with the console & was actually designed to be a gamecube game (twilight).. DS sold like crazy & had 3 games (castlvanias).. 3DS is selling like crazy & i have one game i really like & its revelations.. 1st party will no doubt be awesome but i want to see more 3rd party devs make some moves.. Despite its sales, that rarely happens & ive been waiting a very long time to see it change.. Zelda, Metroid, Star Fox, dont even have successors on 3DS yet.. Wii U might be a long wait
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   1040d ago
I think it's a no brainer that they are banking on the Wii effect!
Vickistheman  +   1040d ago
Well technically the Wii U is just joining the current gen so it's behind about 60 million units.. heeheehee. I kid.

People need to relax, anything can happen. Can the Wii U win against PS4 OR XBOX 8? Yes it's possible. Launching first has huge advantages, and with all the money they made from the Wii I expect nothing less from Nintendo than to try and steal as much market share as possible before PS4 and XBOX 8 come out. They're in a pretty good position so I wouldn't count them out.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1040d ago
The Wii did NOT deserve those sales...and I doubt the Wii U will deserve the sales it gets.

I like Nintendo, but they barely even tried last generation.
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   1040d ago
Very well put dude, that's as honest as it gets!
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1040d ago
Thank you. I'd absolutely LOVE to see Nintendo put to together as many excellent first party studios and games as Sony, but that could take many many years. Nintendo knows how to make a great game, but I'd rather see them developing than making systems.
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   1040d ago
I feel this gen they floundered on the Wii and it was only floating on its niche concept...

It appears they are GAME focused this time, but looks can be decieving. I can see the Wii U actually starting out how the Wii is just now finishing... and if they games DON'T actually show up, it'll remain that way or worse till the end!

my opinion only though!
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Gr81  +   1039d ago
The funniest
Thing about all the comments is how much of a bizarro world n4g is.

Wii was a revolutionary console with software sales that put the competition to shame. Caused 'copy cat' peripherals, and allowed Nintendo to reclaim their dominance. Name me a first party game from Sony or M$ that can equal the sales of NSMBWii or Mario Kart? Can't do it can you?

All this hate and fanboyism is silly. All for a company name on a piece of f*in plastic? Get a life.

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