The Wii U may not just be for casual gamers. Prima Games looks at evidence indicating that Nintendo could be going hardcore again.
Looks at evidence? They make it sound like they just unearthed some major secret-Nintendo has only been saying(and showing)this fact since the system was announced, glad you guys could keep up:)
would be: Wii-u is to SNES as Wii is to NES. Despite their "kid friendly" approach to gaming. they have always been about creating platforms of entertainment. that should be no different here. Sony, MS and even Sega have all done the same thing and have basically done them after Nintendo so that should mean something.
Nintendo is seeking out anyone to buy their console but they won't have the support like Sony does for the core gamers. @ mika It's quite sad that your opinion which is based off of logic is voted down with mass disagrees but it goes to show that the people voting you down don't care about logic based off of facts. Core gamers make up majority of the gaming industry revenue stream and they should be catered to the most. Sony is number 1 in doing so then Microsoft with Nintendo in last. All one would have to do is look at the genre of titles and the quantities of titles released for the systems. Nintendo Wii u won't cater to the core like Sony PlayStation or Microsoft because they haven't been doing so for years. Nintendo fanatics are fine with the usual 5 Nintendo franchises, Mario, Zelda, metroid, pokemon, starfox. PlayStation has too many to list . To think Nintendo will cater to the core because they'll have a bunch of ported games from the ps3 and xbox is silly. The Wii u will have core games but not in abundance like Sony. Not even close I know a lot of people buying the Wii u are interested in zombie u but if that game was released for the xbox and ps3 in its current state would fail due to its generic gameplay and dated tech. look at the last of us which seems like a generation above the tech of zombie u. Nintendo fanatics are settling like always and apologizing for Nintendos silly decisions and games. All games on the Wii u should be above ps3 and xbox standard games and shoyldnt look worst. Nintendo fans love to spin and make excuses. They don't demand quality. Remember the revolutionary wiimote, why isn't it the default controller on the Wii u? Wii u is a gimmick. Play batman, zombie u, rayman and a few other games and you'll quickly realize what a true gimmick the Wii u pad is with the constant looking at the screen and then the teli
Exactly ha ha
Ya obviously but the hardcore lost all faith in nintendo with the wii,GC and n64. Sony and MS on the other hand have the complete trust of core gamers. If you buy any sony or ms console, you know you're getting a traditional and core experience that constantly improving. Nintendo on the other hand is just too kid friendly. They add too many restriction to their products and that makes it a huge turn-off to the core.
i couldnt help but chuckle at a few times. Im also glad you dont represent the majority of hardcore gamers. Hardcore gamers enjoy gaming, no matter the platform. Its why we got into this business/hobby/lifestyle in the first place. There is entertainment value in every game. You just have to know how to see it.
Of course they want them to get a Wii U, but we won't. If I get a Wii U it would be for the next-gen Smash Bros or Zelda, not for Call of Duty or Assassin's Creed. I have a PS3 for that.
What's up with all the disagrees? This is The truth! People who lost interest in the wii will not buy the wii u for call of duty or multiplats that are commonly associated with the other systems. It will be the new IPs and Zelda's, ssmb, metroids etc that will sell the system to disillusioned ex Nintendo supporters. Stop fanboyism and get real.
What's funny to me is the segregated minds of these people that call themselves "The hardcore gamer". It reminds me of a Skype call that a member of this site, "Shok" had with someone he was debating... Shok goes on to ask this person in question, define what makes a game hardcore? I kid you not when the guy goes on to say that to be classified as hardcore, it has to have 3 requirements. 1) Be realistic 2) Have guns 3) Blood and death in the game So every article that pops up with you fanatics screaming it has to be hardcore, hardcore! This is the kind of simplistic thinking that comes to mind from this group...
when did all this hardcore gamer shit start. I remember when you where ether a gamer or not. one mate had a Sega one mate had a Nintendo and another mate had a ps and no one would argue which ones where best apart from the old sonic vs Mario conversations. now if you don't play fps your not hardcore. I play and own all the consoles (including handhelds because phone gaming is rubbish) because they all offer something different. Nintendo didn't forget the hardcore, the hardcore forgot Nintendo.
I dont see many multiplats making it on wii u.. If they sell well, that will encourage more to be made but the other consoles are going to launch before they can be released.. Plus it will take at least a full generation of full 3rd party support for xbox/ps fans to consider jumping ship.. Not just a few ports from EA & Ubisoft when theyre dropping way more on the others.. Nintendo publishing NG3 & Bayonetta 2 only shows me that the original publishers are too scared to risk it failing on nintendo do to their reputation.. Nintendo is trying so ill give em that but without a couple EA & Ubisoft games, they have little to nothing 3rd party wise
I disagree. The PS4/720 will come someday, that's a given, but when the wii u comes, most multiplats will be made for the three systems. You know why? Because the wii u is another market. Fanaticism aside, developers are companies. So, if a good opportunity to sell more products appears, any company will make what a company would do: use that new "sales channel" for their own benefit. So it's most likely that 3rd party developers will use what nintendo offers as a third sales channel along the PS3 and Xbox 360. So what if some are ports? For now, people can assume the ports are "test" for the sales of upcoming titles. And I don't know how much, but trust me, they will be sell, and that's all that matters to the companies. They wouldn't do it if it won't work. EA and Ubisoft...... That's what you're saying is decent 3rd party support? Come on! Really? That just shows how much square is your mind and tastes for games. Don't misunderstand, they make good games, but that's not all in the world.
I hope I can finally play a GTA game on WiiU
Nintendo publish a lot of third party games like metal gear solid twin snakes, that's why its not on hd collection, resident evil 4 (nintendo Europe) obviously the ones mentioned, they published all rareware games before Microsoft brought them so I don't think it the risks probably the money they said they want maximum profitability on software so getting license money and publisher fee is a big chunk of the money made.
Nintendo has always had hardcore games ever since the original NES. They have catered to the hardcore for many years but after the dissappointment of sales of the N64 & Gamecube they had to change direction. The PSone & PS2 gave Nintendo a wake up call to an extent & they realized that the other companies have rounded up the hardcore. Nintendo saw an entirely different market in casuals to make up the lost of the hardcore. The decision with the Wii although quite profitable alienated the hardcore market as well as 3rd party developers. Now with the Wii U, Nintendo is trying to make amends by at least giving hardcore & 3rd parties another option on the market. Although some of the decisions so far have been controversial (exclusivity on Bayonetta etc.), Nintendo had to take that chance to hope 3rd parties & hardcore return to their console. Nintendo had to do what they have to....they do not really have much of a choice i believe.
With the whole Bayonetta 2 aspect. I believe Nintendo made a damn smart choice. Think about it, Nintendo went out of there way to get this game finished and released. Sure its on there console but who cares, It's a nice move by Nintendo cause it just goes to show that Nintendo does care about the core gamers out there who have been doubting Nintendo and have for the last 3 generations. Nintendo will take that extra mile just to make sure fans are happy. Bayonetta 2 is only the start of this. SURE it did cause a crap load of hate towards them but where was Microsoft and Sony doing there part to get this game on there Console. Why didn't they jump on that game before Nintendo did? it doesn't make any sense however, it does make sense for the fact that Nintendo will go out of there way to Prove to core gamers out there that they do finally care about core gamers. This is just the first sign of many aspects that Nintendo will plan on doing over the next 2 years. Mark my words on this, Nintendo will surprise a butt load of people with there first party games and also getting the 3rd party devs on board with Exclusive's. NO i can't see into the feature so I'm just speculating but i will say this. If they can manage to resurrect a game that was suppose to be Canned. It just goes to show that Nintendo will do anything to get 3rd party devs on board. So expect to see some great announcements in the feature you guys won't see coming. I can feel it.
Shit I messed up on my previous comment but too many people don't know anything and instead of waiting to see what is going to come to tge wii u they judge now even though the wii u has everything everyone was bitching that the wii didn't have and a lot more and so all of ya haters just wait and the last of us is not next gen lol it will be sub hd or upscaled or native 720p and I'm not going to get into all of the rest of what these idiots are saying just do your research on the wii u since that's the only thing you can do until it comes out and wait for more games and there are more 3rd party games to be announced but idiots keep crying your tears ade delicious
Dumb question. I think as a business its always wise to have the largest consumer base possible, what logical reason does Nintendo have to not at least try to go after that audience of gamers (assuming "hardcore" means guns, gore, swearing and 'mature' content)
The thing people forget is that the Wii U is capable of running the types of games the hardcore wants, and doing it better than the 360/720. Game devs want as many people as possible to buy their game, so if a system is capable of handling it, they'll put it out for that system unless it's an 'exclusive'. With what's incorrectly being termed 'next gen', we already know what game engines will be the driving force. Frostbite 2, Unreal 4 and Luminosity, and Cry Engine. A huge portion of the game over the next 5-10 years will be on these engines. Well guess what, the 360 and 720 can already run games on the Frostbite 2 and Cry Engine. So we're at a point where the Wii U will be able to get most likely any game a dev puts out in the next 5-10 years. So the point goes to, well will devs put out games for the Wii U if it is capable of it? Yes. Again they know Nintendo Wii U will sell alot of units. They know that of 'this gen' games sold, the top 7-10 games sold were on the Nintendo Wii. With the top one or two doubling the best selling game on the 360 or PS3. Devs know this. So what do we see from the Wii U on this front? Well we already have support of CoD with BLOPS2. Meaning that series will continue to be on the Wii U. So Activision is on board. We know Mass Effect 3 is being brought to the Wii U, which means the NEXT trilogy (we'll call them for now Mass Effect 4, 5, and 6) will be on the Wii U. So you know Bioware is on board. We see the sports titles like NBA 2K13 and Madden '13, thus YOU KNOW those come out every year. So you know 2kgames and EA are on board. It also seems that Battlefield 4 is going to be on Wii U. You see Batman Arkham Asylum, so yeah, the next Batman game will be on it. You see Assassin Creed 3, so you know that series will be on it. So you know Ubi is going to be on the Wii U. For all these games and more (I could have gone through the list of launch window titles and probably found more devs, but I just went with the ones off the top of my head) it also means these devs won't just put out that specific game, but the whole range of games they put out on consoles. So like for instance, since Ubi is on board with AC3, you'll probably eventually find a Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six, and Ghost Recon game on the Wii U. For EA, that probably means a Dead Space 4. Activision is going heavy in with quite a few launch titles for the Wii U, so they already are heavy in. You see Nintendo's eshop is going to have a significant indie flavor, thus those games will be on it. Plus you have what the author of the article brought up. Plus you know there will be more, not everything is out in the open yet. To be honest, the writing is on the wall, and it's quite idiotic and moronic to think with all this being put out in front of people, they still think Nintendo won't have games for the hardcore is pretty silly. Putting a game on the Wii U isn't the same as making it from scratch, so there is little risk for adding another venue for their games to be sold on.
One thing you failed to realize is just because the wii u is receiving these ports (or multiplats) doesn't mean its going to see its sequels. It all depends on how well the game does and/or the overall support from the publishers that will make sure the wii u gets those sequels to those multiplats. EA has said they are using a "wait and see approach"
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