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Why Wii U Must Succeed

IGN - To remain at the center of gaming's future. Nintendo needs its new machine to be a big hit.

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-Mika-1390d ago

"Sony and Microsoft do innovate, they contribute new ideas. But they do so at a slower pace and without the sharp daring of Nintendo. They are the trundling tank corps in gaming’s victories over other forms of entertainment, but Nintendo is the screaming dive-bomber."

I stopped reading the article right there. It just shows you how big of a nintendo fanboy the author is.

Pushagree1390d ago (Edited 1390d ago )

Personally, i'm done with Nintendo's brand of innovation. All it has done is caused thier competition to water down their games to fit the more casual (ie inexperienced newbs) audience and adopt unnecessary gimmicks (Move, Kinect) that did nothing for the advancement of gaming. It is time for gaming to go back to the core and appease the people who have been with gaming for years if not decades. Don't sacrifice hardware strength to get sales and don't change anything that is not broken.

False-Patriot1390d ago (Edited 1390d ago )

Absolutely agree.

darthv721390d ago

we cant go back. Gaming has moved beyond the darkend corners of the entertainment world. while yes it was the 'core' that helped gaming along over the years. it is the casual that built it into the empire it is today.

You may not care for the style of things but that doesnt mean the changes that have taken place over the last 30 years would have taken place in a natural progression without the acceptance of more types of gamers.

I enjoy all types of games. there is a place for both casual and core to coexist and keep moving this industry forward.

innovation doesnt always mean the obvious as in hardware and software. It can mean ideas as well.

ChickeyCantor1390d ago (Edited 1390d ago )

" All it has done is caused thier competition to water down their games to fit the more casual (ie inexperienced newbs)"

What a load of BS.
Gamdevelopers are trying to "water down" games for years before Nintendo came up with their "innovations".
Designs like hinting, auto aim, health regen. You name it.

Blaming Nintendo because other people want their games to be mainstream hits got nothing to do with Nintendo. It's a business affair. Developers are trying to make games accessible for years. So that everyone can play them.

More people = more money.

pixelsword1390d ago

This writer and a lot of people obviously do no comprehend that most of the fans of the Wii loved the Wii because of the simplistic controls that are not on the Wii U; therefore, the Wii U may not have the same fan-base as the Wii, but time will tell.

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zerocrossing1390d ago (Edited 1390d ago )

The author does make a good point though.

A question that needs to be addressed more is, would Sony have even developed the Move controller or would Microsoft have even developed the Kinect, had it not been for the global success of Nintendos Wii? in my opinion, most likely not.

When broken down, the move controller is pretty much a blatant rip off of Nintendo's Wii-mote and the Kinect a better and more multi purpose EyeToy, But they are still just that, they would not exist now if not for Nintendo proving there's a huge market for motion gaming. Even at the very beginning both Sony and MS where poking fun at the big N, only to be eating their own words and playing catch up.

Im not sure where a lot of the Nintendo hate is coming from, is it people just hating the more kid friendly and casual approach they've been labelled with, that seems to make gamers appear less "Hard core" than the Xbox and Playstation crowd? or is it gamers who still feel burned, and angry at Nintendo for abandoning them in favour of the more easily impressed and therefore more financial lucrative casual crowd? Probably a bit of both.

I love all the consoles and believe me I know they ALL have faults, being a fan is liking a console and admitting it has shortcomings, being a fanboy is liking a console and being blind to all of its faults or just plain not admitting they are there. Like the the little Imp-monkey sitting on my shoulder screaming in my ear...

jk, about the Imp-monkey, I'll never admit to it.

ConstipatedGorilla1390d ago

I need to stop reading your comments.

live2play1390d ago

"I stopped reading the article right there. It just shows you how big of a nintendo fanboy the author is"

funny how you would have continued to read if he was a fanboy of your console

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KonaBro1390d ago

Gotta love the Nintendo brown nosing article. Wii U has to succeed because if it doesn't, Nintendo loses money and mindshare. End of story without the fanboy slant.

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caseh1390d ago

"It is time for gaming to go back to the core and appease the people who have been with gaming for years if not decades"

Gaming already caters to the core gamer, i've been playing games since Bubble Bobble had queues forming in the arcades and i'm more than happy with what is available to me as someone who doesn't play gimmicky games like rockband, just dance etc.

Gaming just has a far wider audience to cater to these days. You shouldn't hate on the casual market as the rest of us 'core' gamers have more than enough to keep us occupied. I've got like 80-90 PS3 games, there are simply not enough minutes/hours/days/weeks/month s in a year to get through em all. :)

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