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Wii U Launch Compared To The PS Vita, Xbox 360, PS3

Just like we did with the Wii and GameCube, we’ll be comparing the Wii U to the PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. For the Vita, it will show you which console has the better line up of launch titles this year and for the Xbox 360 and PS3, it will show you how the Wii U compares to these current generation consoles. (Assassin's Creed III, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, New Super Mario Bros. U, PS Vita, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360, ZombiU)

LX-General-Kaos  +   1063d ago
Out of all compared platforms, I believe that the Nintendo Wii U entertainment system offers the best launch game experiences by far. Covering just about all genres with everything from multiplats, 3rd party exclusives, down to Nintendo 1st party offerings. This is the 1st time in history that I have seen a launch lineup of this magnitude.

Nintendo looks to have done their homework on how to launch a console properly. Platforms in recent memory have had this idea to launch with a mild selection of titles, with an exclusive shooter thrown into the mix to attract what they believe is the hardcore crowd. Nintendo has gone above and beyond that, offering an experience for just about Everyone who decides to pick up a Nintendo Wii U entertainment system at launch, or within the launch window.

Rated E For Everyone
BringingTheThunder  +   1062d ago
have you ever done a comment that was rated e10+ or T?
jeseth  +   1062d ago
Wow Kaos. You must have a lot of multiple accounts to bubble yourself up that much! Hahaha.

You also forgot to mention that nobody even cares or has noticed the Wii U is coming out.
Main_Street_Saint  +   1062d ago
@jeseth, I noticed and so have some of my friends. Been talking the positives and the negatives of the console; so its not entirely true what you just said there.
fermcr  +   1062d ago
The best WiiU launch titles are multiplatform games and most of them have been out for quite some time on other platforms. As for the exclusives at launch i can honestly say that not one of them really interests me (curious about one or two exclusives but not really hyped about them).

For now, no WiiU for me. Maybe later one, depending on the games.
sdozzo  +   1062d ago
By far? Cmon now, really.
MysticStrummer  +   1062d ago
Well, if a hardcore Nintendo critic like yourself thinks the WiiU launch lineup is good, it must be true.
SilentNegotiator  +   1062d ago

Compares the launch to the same systems and more.
Chuk5  +   1063d ago
The problem with the WiiU launch is, so much of it is well-worn ground. AC3? Already out. ME3? I finished the trilogy 8 months ago. Arkham City? Come on Now. All the intresting WiiU titles like Rayman Legends, wonderful 101, and pikimin 3 are all "launch window" ( which is a bs term anyway nowadays). Looking at a wiiu sizzle reel, just gives me this feeling of staleness.
TrendyGamers  +   1062d ago
It would have been awesome if Rayman Legends was never delayed and was coming out launch day.
PopRocks359  +   1062d ago
Great job listing all of the older ports (save for AC3 which isn't even a month old yet).

How about Darksiders II or Ninja Gaiden III: Razor's Edge or Call of Duty Black Ops 2? None of these games are particularly old (or will be in Blops 2's case).

You're looking at this a lot more cynically than necessary, I think.
stragomccloud  +   1062d ago
I actually waited for most of the multiplats just to play them on Wii U instead of my PS3 or 360. Save for ME3. I know I'm not alone on those who waited. For us, the games are actually new. And there are still gamers who have yet to play the older games the first time around. That said... ME3 on Wii U is so stupid. Especially with EA releasing the trilogy for the same price.
live2play  +   1062d ago
its not about if the wiiu's launch is good

its about how it compares to the OTHER CONSOLES LAUNCHES
RFornillos4  +   1062d ago
i've always said this about ports: the only reason we have more ports on Wii U now is because the console is new, and that it's the first time Nintendo's going HD on a console. thus, you have developers opting to port games to it, to test it out.

anyway, not all of the games are really that old apart from Arkham City and ME3. the others are only a few months, weeks or days ahead.

by next year, we'll be seeing more multiplat games that include Wii U. and @stragomccloud is correct that some gamers have waited for the Wii U to play the games. and i'm pretty some others are willing to play the game again, if it meant getting a better version of a game (i.e. ME3 and Arkham City). I myself am willing to shell out another 60 to play Arkham City again, but hey that's me.
Wolfbiker  +   1062d ago
So would u rather the Wii U NOT have those ports?

If you whine that they are there I couldn't imagine what you would do if they weren't.

Double standard if you ask me.
Relientk77  +   1062d ago
I'm interested in seeing how well the Wii U launch titles do and then also the non-exclusives in comparsion to the other consoles
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shodan74  +   1062d ago
Another interesting comparison here. Will be fascinating to see how it does.
chukamachine  +   1062d ago
Max 40million sales.

Rated K for kids.
AWBrawler  +   1062d ago
let me get this straight. 3DS launched with a 1 year lead over Vita and is already knocking at 25 million, and the Wii U will be launching will potentially 2 years on its competition, and you think it won't pass 40 million?

Heck if they give it 2 years with no competition, it'll pass 40 million within those 2 possibly.

also it's launching with a 2D mario (sells more than 3D mario), a Wii Fit, a dance/sing game, and (though I hate them) a COD game soon after. Even a blind man can see that's going to push system sellls
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jeseth  +   1062d ago
I don't know a single person interested in buying a Wii U.

They all learned their lesson with the Wii.
AWBrawler  +   1062d ago

you are but one person. all those preorders let me know that there are people interested in a Wii U. If I used your logic, nobody would own an android phone, but obviously those are still selling whether i know people who like them or not.
omarzy  +   1062d ago
@jeseth. I don't know any rapist either.
jeseth  +   1062d ago
Guys, obviously I'm exagerating a bit to counter how much people are jerking off a system that is just at or just above par with hardware that came out 6/7 years ago and in many respects is still inferior (HDD size, Format, etc.).

Truth is, the Wii U doesn not remotely have the buzz of the PS3, 360, or even the original Wii. I'm actually surprised how little anyone is talking about it amongst people I work with, know, etc. When I saw the ZombieU trailer at e3 I was interested. But once again the Wii U looks like another gimmick like the Wii.

Nintendo just cannot match Microsoft or Sony in the games dept. anymore.

It is interesting to see new hardware, but after seeing what the Wii U is ... I'm fully prepared to wait for PS4/720 because the Wii U isn't bringing anything those others haven't brought months and months ago.
BootHammer  +   1062d ago
ZombiU and New Super Mario Bros U day one =) Although some launch titles are already out there is still a great selection for all gamers.
TronEOL  +   1062d ago
I won't be buying the Wii-U anytime soon (probably not until after I buy a PS4, or if a Zelda game comes out) but I'm very interested in what Nintendo is going to do with it.

It's launch isn't exactly impressive, but none of the others were either. So it's just a normal console launch. The exciting part of the Wii-U comes from the hardware. The whole tablet controller thing is pretty epic.
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Perjoss  +   1062d ago
Its sad that you will be missing out on a part of gaming history. WiiU looks like a really fun piece of kit, I cant wait too see what ideas devs have for the controller.
Hicken  +   1062d ago
How is he missing out because he won't be picking the system up at launch? It's not like he said he wasn't ever going to get one.
jay2  +   1062d ago
Don't need to read this.

'95% of launch titles are ports of current gen titles, some of which have been on the market for years, the only decent game coming out is Zombie U, the new Super Mario game might as well have been on the other consoles, it being a 2D platformer.'
BringingTheThunder  +   1062d ago
i think your math is off with the 95%
stragomccloud  +   1062d ago
All console launches are puffed up with ports. It's what happens during the shift to next gen.
live2play  +   1062d ago
its not about how good the wiiu's launch is!

this is comparing it to the other consoles launches and how it stacks up

yea it has ports, yea it has 2 or 3 good launch titles not alot

yes yes it is

the other consoles launched with ports of past generations games
so is the wiiu

but the ones wiiu is getting, like assassins creed surpass the other consoles ports from the ps2 and xbox
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Main_Street_Saint  +   1062d ago
Actually about 75% from my estimates.
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kube00  +   1062d ago
Interesting article
omarzy  +   1062d ago
Why doesn't anybody mention that almost the entire ps3 and 360 launch line up also launched on xbox and ps2 as well? Did people forget or do they just not want to remember so they can bash the Wii U? This is an honest question.
Wolfbiker  +   1062d ago
A lot of these people probably didn't really care about gaming back then.

A lot them are short sighted and arrogant idiots too.
sincitysir1  +   1062d ago
I was actually interested in the wii u because I thought the whole game pad thing was cool but there just isn't anything too new. Some older games have new features but not worth buying the game all over. And I'm tired of Mario. Maybe when the system gets a price cut or maybe in 4 yrs when the games are cheaper! I like to enter the consoles late into their cycle.
KongRudi  +   1062d ago
There were 25 day one launch titles for Vita, I think..
Think they forgot some games like Hustle Kings, and Reality Fighters, ontop of my head.. :-/

And I also think some of the launch-titles mentione for WiiU, are launch-window titles coming a week or two later, I've only seen dates on the store I prefer to use tough, so that might be only in Europe, or that store. :-/
TrendyGamers  +   1062d ago
Since Nintendo hasn't confirmed dates of any of their digital titles, other digital titles from other systems (like Hustle Kings) weren't counted.

And Reality Fighters was released a few weeks after the Vita.
ufo8mycat  +   1062d ago
That lineup is pretty poor

Consists of games that are already out, or they are casual games.

So where are the core games Nintendo promised? The ones listed can be ALREADY played on PS3/360.

Guess I'll be waiting.
Wolfbiker  +   1062d ago
If you don't like this launch line up you will never be happy with a launch line up.
MasterCornholio  +   1062d ago
I guess its time for Nintendo fans to catch up on all the great multiplats that they have been missing due to the Wiis underpowered hardware.

I really don't see this as a bad thing because I'm betting that many Wii only owners are dying to play games like Batman Arkham City on a Nintendo console.

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Neonridr  +   1062d ago
People here clearly need to go back to school to learn how to read. The topic isn't whether you think the launch lineup is good, it's saying how good it is in comparison to other launches. The Xbox 360 and the PS3 had very poor launch libraries and consisted mainly of ports that existed for the previous systems. I love how suddenly of the 31 titles that will be available on launch day (including eShop games) are now ports and aren't worth playing. I never played Batman Arkham City, so should I not be able to enjoy it on my Wii U if I choose? It's still a new experience to me. AC3 came out on October 31st, so for anyone to sit here and say that it's an old port is ridiculous. I guess because Black Ops 2 comes out 5 days later it's an old port too right?

EVERY game that was released on previous systems has many features that make it worthwhile playing on a Wii U if you haven't played it before. ME3 has all the DLC along with the proper ending included from day one, why would I play it on the 360 when I can get everything I need on the Wii U version plus the ability to play on the gamepad in case my wife wants to watch TV? Sure we don't have the trilogy yet, but nobody's perfect. Ninja Gaiden 3 promises to give a new experience and closer to what the developers originally promised. That remains to be seen until post-launch, but why not get the definitive version if you haven't played it yet?

Along with many strong AAA games, there are several eShop games that I am looking forward to. Namely Little Inferno and Trine 2. Yes Trine 2 was released on Live and PSN originally, but this version contains all the DLC, which you cannot find on the PS360 versions, only the PC.

Nobody said you had to go out and buy a Wii U if you don't want to. I own a 360 and a Wii along with a decent gaming PC, and I will be getting a Wii U. 1-2 years down the road I will consider the 720 or PS4, depending on which interests me more.

Why people want to limit their gaming experiences is beyond me. I want to enjoy all the world has to offer. And you aren't going to be getting an HD Zelda, Mario or Metroid anywhere else than on the Wii U.
vallencer  +   1061d ago
It's funny because it wasn't the first console to include a hdmi cable. The elite version of the xbox did they just took it out later on down the road.

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