Wii U Will Be The Most Used Console This Gen, and Next

GamerFitNation's BlackBible gives his opinion on why he believe's the Wii U will be the most used console in this generation and possible the next.

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Nintendo TVii was one of the smartest moves Nintendo could make. It makes the usage of the system very high. Let me know if you agree or not I'd like to hear your opinions on this subject.

TripC502133d ago

Heck ya it was a good move. It makes the WiiU gamepad the go to controller whenever the tv is in use, be it watching TV,Netflix,or playing a game. With TVii added on it makes the WiiU the ultimate home entertainment system.. It's a shame they didn't add the ability to play DVD movies on the Wii U as well. But I guess that would have made the price too high.

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Instigator2133d ago

I think the Wii U has potential to be the most used console, not only because of the games, but also the features. It depends on what MS and Sony is cooking for their next gen systems, though.

We don't know anything about them, but if they aim to be the center of your living room the same way as the Wii U with an equally streamlined interface then it could go either way. If they just add more power on top of what they did this generation then you may have a point.

"Also does anyone agree with my end statement about the gamepad not being sole as a single at launch."

I think Nintendo confirmed that it won't be sold seperately in the beginning. The fact that there's no support for two Gamepads at launch is probably one reason, I believe it may be because of some of the confusion still surrounding it.

There will be people walking into a store thinking they can use the Gamepad on the Wii, and proceed to buy it along with a few games and take it home. By only selling it with the console at launch will send a message to these people that they will need the system to use it, and avoid the backlash accompanied by any hypothetical scenario you can imagine.

BenRage32133d ago

I get what you're trying to say and I think you make a pretty good argument. But maybe you can help clarify something for me. I get what you mean about Wii U being the most used system of next gen, but I don't understand how it could possibly be used the most this gen. This gen has one maybe two years left in it. The 360/ps3 consoles are in 70 million homes apiece, probably more in the next few years. So how could Wii U possibly match those numbers in that limited time frame? In other words, there simply won't be enough Wii U's in living rooms to be the most used in this current gen.

WeAreLegion2133d ago

It doesn't work for Comcast users. That's like 90% of AMERICA!!!

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-Mika-2133d ago (Edited 2133d ago )

Lol, you're seriously doubting Sony and Microsoft. Mark my words, once sony and ms reveal their new console. People are going to forget about the WiiU until a new zelda game comes out.

@ Bible

I don't think it smart because im pretty sure sony and MS are working on a similar idea to put into their consoles. Like i said don't underestimate sony and definitely not MS. They did alot for the gaming industry this gen alone.

BLACKBIBLE2133d ago (Edited 2133d ago )

I do not doubt them at all. Still its funny Nintendo is starting to look like the trendsetter. Mark my words soon you'll see a Playstation and Xbox tablet. Heck sony is already there with Wikipad and PSvita.

Once again I do not doubt Sony or MS. But if you look at what the Wii has done, it seems Nintendo has found a formula for keeping themselves in 1st place.

Lets be honest a lot of you didn't believe Nintendo would make anything for the Next Gen that would matter and to our surprise they did.

Nintendo has create a console that is a "Monster of Convenience." That's the key, people want what's Convenience, above anything else these days.

Also does anyone agree with my end statement about the gamepad not being sole as a single at launch. Right now there is no need to buy a second game Pad. Due to the fact that it's not necessary.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2133d ago (Edited 2133d ago )

Nintendo always make innovative hardware. Games? not so much. Mark my words 99 mario games before next gen is finished.

GuyManDude2133d ago

"Mark my words soon you'll see a Playstation and Xbox tablet. Heck sony is already there with Wikipad and PSvita."

The PSV isn't a tablet. It's the logical next step from the PSP. Bigger screen, a second analogue stick, touch screen, and track pad. With the exception of the track pad, it's what everyone assumed they would do, not a response to what Nintendo has done.

"Also does anyone agree with my end statement about the gamepad not being sole as a single at launch."

It would be nice if they would let us know how much a replacement will cost down the road. If a year from now someone's child breaks the controller and a new one ends up costing $150 (just a hypothetical) I'd be pretty upset.

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LOGICWINS2133d ago (Edited 2133d ago )

Mika, he's not underestimating Sony/MS. He's simply using the common sense that there are a CRAPLOAD of casual gamers that scoop up anything the mainstream media throws at them. I've seen more Wii U commercials in the past two weeks than I have PS3 commercials in the whole year.

We live in a heavily marketing driven society where consumers don't buy the best products, they buy what they PERCEIVE are the best products.

Nintendo is brilliant in making people perceive that their products are the pinnacle of modern gaming.

iamnsuperman2133d ago (Edited 2133d ago )

It strange because here in the UK its the other way round. I have seen an unusal amount of PS3/PS3 sponsored adverts and hardly any Wii U advert (bad advert. More informative than the USA one but the commentator is annoying on the UK one)

LOGICWINS2133d ago (Edited 2133d ago )

I always hear the U.K. is EXTREMELY Sony oriented. PS3 exclusives tend to sell better in Europe, thus why they almost always get the better special/collector's editions.

iamnsuperman2133d ago (Edited 2133d ago )

The UK is actually very 360 orientated (similar to the USA). Sony have been gaining more but it isn't like the rest of Europe which is very Sony orientated. Of course the Wii (not Nintendo as a whole) is in the background but they tended to advertise well for it

As far as I have seen for Wii U adverts one aired after Homeland and apart from that and one other time that is it really

LOGICWINS2133d ago

Wii U adverts after Homeland? WOW, things really are different across the pond lol. In the U.S, Homeland runs on Showtime and the only adverts on Showtime are promotions for Showtime shows.

iamnsuperman2133d ago

Ha really. Its Channel 4 here though so its adverts galore. Seriously their on demand service (4od) requires 6 adverts to start the damn show with at least a break in the middle with another 3-6 adverts (which you can't skip because the player stops working on certain ad blockers). We have the BBC who do that but we have to pay for (can't watch TV legally without it) that so there shouldn't be adverts on that channel

Jobesy2133d ago

I'm not sure how "mainstream" the Wiiu will be. Here's 2 examples: First, I saw on the news this morning they had an analyst showing the must-have video game related products. He showed Book of Spells, Halo 4, the Vita bundles and BO2. No mention of the Wiiu whatsoever. Example 2, I went to Walmart yesterday afternoon and went to the game section to check the Wiiu out. To my surprise, not a single person was at the Wiiu kiosk, while all other kiosks were being used.

Casuals are finicky as hell, hate to break it to people but they jumped off the console gaming bandwagon with the Guitar Hero/Rockband and Wii. They're not gaming anymore on consoles, now its tablets and smartphones for them.

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tehpees32133d ago (Edited 2133d ago )

You mean like when PSP came out and everybody forgot about DS? Oh wait. Oh but PS3 will be sure to destroy 360 and the gimmick that was the Wii. Ok that didn't happen but Vita is sure to make 3DS completely irrelevant. Sure Monster Hunter is on 3DS but it isn't that big of a deal.

People say this all the time. The exact opposite has happened every time.

Rumor2133d ago

Sadly I cannot disagree with this

PopRocks3592133d ago

I think it's perfectly fine that there are people out there who like Sony and Microsoft a lot more than they like Nintendo.

But when Mika gets this many agrees I feel like throwing up.

twilight_link2133d ago (Edited 2133d ago )

@Mika "I don't think it smart because im pretty sure sony and MS are working on a similar idea to put into their consoles."

this is funny sentence, you're truly gifted person, hands down, certainly you grow up with Playstation, true hardcore gamer.

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LOGICWINS2133d ago (Edited 2133d ago )

"They actually forced MS and Sony to create there own gimmicks to compete."

Actually, Sony didn't release the Move to keep up with the Wii's market. The blueprints for Move were created YEARS before the Wii released. With or without the existence of the Wii, Sony would have given us the Move regardless. To your credit, the Wii MIGHT have made Sony speed up their plans with Move....but the idea of Move was uniquely Sony's.


OmniSlashPT2133d ago

The PS3 and X360 are now at 70 million and the Wii is close to 100 million. Is not that much of a difference if you think about it. And was it Move/Kinect that sold all those PS3s/X360s or were its games? Because the Wii has been lacking good titles and multiplats from like ever. And the Wii U doesnt seem to go the right way (will it be able to handle BF4 for next gen? probably not).

Deku-Johnny2133d ago

Before Kinect and Move the PS3 and 360 had almost half the sales they have now. They tried to follow Nintendo's footprints in appealing to the casual audience and they made a lot more money. The top selling game on 360 is Kinect Adventures. They owe a lot of success this gen to Nintendo taking the risk they did with the Wii.

RFornillos42133d ago

you make it sound like "YEARS" is more than the actual 2 years as mentioned in your link. Wii was released 2006, and your link points to 2004. At E3 2004, Reggie Fils-amie debuts as NOA President, Iwata then introduced the Revolution which eventually lead to the Wii.

however, if you go back to another article, as early as 1999-2001, a certain Tom Quinn pitched his idea of motion controls to Microsoft and Sony but was snubbed. Nintendo liked his pitch, bought shares from Tom Quinn's company and started planning the use of motion controls in gaming. With Microsoft even saying they can do a better job at it, and Sony asking if it can be made for 99 cents.

now, i for one don't think Sony copied motion controls from Nintendo since they are using the Eye Toy for managing it, but you have to admit, if Nintendo's Wii didn't sell because of "motion controls", do you really think Sony will also come out with it. Probably not, because Sony didn't think "motion control" would sell. They had the "Eye Toy" for years, but did they maximize the use of the device before doing Move?

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OmniSlashPT2133d ago

I give it until E3, then everyone's Wii U will be gathering dust just like their Wiis.

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Deku-Johnny2133d ago

My Wii isn't gathering dust.

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