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Submitted by ICC_06 1178d ago | opinion piece

Leave Wii U alone, it's a great console launch

Stephen Heller: I challenge you to find a better launch line-up than what Nintendo has conjured for their first foray into the HD world. (Wii U)

dedicatedtogamers  +   1178d ago
If it's such a great launch, then why are people so iffy on it? Why are people feeling leery about the just-now-revealed limitations on the hardware? Why are people feeling baited-and-switched on a lot of the WiiU's promised features that won't be available until a later time? Why are people downloading a 5 gig patch already? Why are people having to cope with ridiculously long load times in the WiiU's software? Why are people have wi-fi connection issues? Why are "definitive" versions of multiplats like Mass Effect 3 not going to include certain DLCs on WiiU that will be available on other platforms?

I remember the Wii's launch. Everyone was excited. EVERYone. Even the so-called "hardcore" gamers were excited, if only to see what the heck Nintendo was attempting to do. With the WiiU, there's no excitement. There's no passion.
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Zynga  +   1178d ago
Blah blah blah blah. All I understood from you was mommy and daddy didn't get me a wii u. So now im gonna troll on every related article.
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Y_5150  +   1178d ago
You are so misinformed...
PirateThom  +   1178d ago
I'm not excited or interested in the Wii U because I bought a Wii at launch.

When you look at the sheer difference in knowledge that Sony and Microsoft vs Nintendo gained last gen, it's night and day.

Nintendo are playing catch up with their network and hardware and, outside of bugs which are fixable, the whole system seems like a half assed excuse to lure back a demographic they abandoned in favour of people who just as quickly went to get a Kinect with the mentality of "DS WAS POPULAR, LET'S MAKE OUR HOME CONSOLE A DS!" and "LET'S GET PORTS OF YEAR OLD GAMES, BECAUSE SURELY CORE GAMERS WANT THAT!" It all feels so... false, like the console has no identity and, as such, it's back to square 1... Nintendo franchises stagnanting, third parties getting nowhere.
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neogeo  +   1178d ago
can't afford one huh:(
PirateThom  +   1178d ago
Yes, because it's all abour cash.... :-/
rainslacker  +   1178d ago
I've been enjoying my purchase so far, but I will concede that this is a terrible launch of a system. I was, and am, excited by the system and it's possibilities, I do wish more of those possibilities showed their presence in the launch though. I don't really care about the power of the system, which seems to be the biggest complaint, but I want to know that by buying my first Nintendo system since the N64, that they will at least try to be relevant and get their act together.
stragomccloud  +   1178d ago
Because "gamers" today are horribly jaded and deeply cynical. That's why.
wiiulee  +   1178d ago
its just a bunch of haters trying to be negative so the wiiu dont win the next generation...but it will happen...a firmware is not a ring of death and that system still came in second place last generation , so the wiiu will still win next generation and the games on the system are a plus titles and will keep coming
Pudge88  +   1178d ago
Not hating on the Wii U, I would get 1 myself a year from now but to say that that the Wii U will win the Next-Gen Console war is just plain Dumb and ignorant. The next Playstation or Xbox will blow through the Wii U with the outdated Specs.
darthv72  +   1178d ago
and is that what matters most?
Maybe to some its only the specs. To me its the games. No doubt each platform will deliver what is most important.
Trunkz Jr  +   1178d ago
Just like how the Vita blew the 3DS out of the water with specs right? Oh wait whats that the 3DS is destroying the Vita with it's outdated specs? That cant be?! It's outdated specs!

Grow up people, it's about the games. The PC blows away any console out right now, yet Black Ops II isn't that much different from the console verison, so even if PS4/720 blows the Wii U away in specs, it's up to developers to deliver the games, only standalones will shine and everything else will be ported for all 3 systems.
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n4f  +   1178d ago
well saying next playstation or xbox will blow it out of water is not smarter
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stragomccloud  +   1178d ago
I don't think you can make that argument because...
-The Wii and the DS blew the competition away with outdated specs.
-The 3DS is blowing the Vita away with outdated specs.
-The PS2 blew away the Gamecube/Xbox with outdated specs.
-The PS1 blew the N64 away with outdated specs.

That said... I guess you are one of the folks who is actually expecting a generational leap in tech a la PS2 to PS3. That jump will not exist for some time.
shackdaddy  +   1178d ago
Internet for some reason went to flame mode and blew small things out of proportion. Especially here on N4G. Lot of random hate blowing about.

Probably because everyone who's enjoying their new console is playing it right now...
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Wolfbiker  +   1178d ago
I own a Wii U and love it, and thats all that matters.
The_Infected  +   1178d ago
Same here! I love it. Also with the Wiiverse community which exist for every game on Wii U. I want be reading game reviews anymore because now you can see how good the games are from the actual gamers themselves right within the community. Like ZombieU most Wii U owners really like it so yea I trust them over review sites.

The gamepad works very good. It's amazingly fun and Nintendo eShop is great. The developers set the game prices, control their game sells, and most important they never pay to patch their games. I'm very happy with the Wii U.
darthv72  +   1178d ago
#both of you
You aren't allowed to like something that goes against the majority on this site.

If you prepared for the disagree squad to make their rounds.
n4f  +   1178d ago
i wish i had a wiiu.
it seems the internet is going world war console 2
KwietStorm  +   1178d ago
I don't think most of the complaints have anything to do with the game lineup
HebrewHammer  +   1178d ago
Most of those launch titles are already in my PS3 library. Not a single game so far justifies buying a WiiU.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1178d ago
this did it for me..

can't wait for june 2013!

so knowing a rumor is debunked makes me stupid?


Wow your standards for intelligence is low.
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The_Infected  +   1178d ago
That was wrong. That has been debunked but most are to stupid to know that.
TruthbeTold  +   1178d ago
Do you even know what the 'slower RAM' even means when taking the Wii U architecture into account? I'm going to have to doubt that seriously, and peg you as someone who enjoys hating on the Wii U and/or Nintendo.
MrAnderson  +   1178d ago
ALLWRONG  +   1178d ago
:D +1
animegamingnerd  +   1178d ago
telling a microsoft/sony/nintendo fanboy that their consoles aren't the only good one is like trying to have sex with a rock
The_Infected  +   1178d ago
Especially Microsoft. Even Sony themselves wished Nintendo the best. Microsoft just trash talks everyone like Sony all the time. You don't hear them wishing anyone success. After I got the Wii U that done it for me ill never go back to greedy Microsoft they can shove their Xbox live fee also. I will only have a Wii U and a PS4 next Gen.
animegamingnerd  +   1178d ago
i just talking about their fans but yeah microsoft while i like the xbox they worse out all of 3 of them and the biggest money whore out of all i am actually expecting to abandon hardcore gamers this gen cause of the success of the kinect last gen just like what nintendo did
ylwzx3  +   1178d ago
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animegamingnerd  +   1178d ago
i knew i was going to get a response like that cause of that comparison
Baka-akaB  +   1178d ago
" I challenge you to find a better launch line-up than what Nintendo has conjured"

Uh easy , the dreamcast ? The wii U might rock in the end , but the launch multiplatforms runs below par if not badly except for tekken . So you are out of luck if not interested by nintendoland or Zombie U .

It can only get better from that .
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HebrewHammer  +   1178d ago
In all fairness, New Super Mario Bros. U looks fun, but not $350-fun, y'know?
darthv72  +   1178d ago
we could say the same
About ps3. Motorstorm looked fun but it wasn't $600 fun. I got mine for $300 and then got motorstorm for it.

Those who got one now are enjoying the games while others wait or take disrespectful shots at those who did.

What the hell has gaming turned into?
HebrewHammer  +   1178d ago
What the hell happened to OPINION?

And when did I ever justify the PS3 launch? That was an absolute mess - but here's the thing. That was 6 years ago! Nintendo is only now jumping into the HD market. And with what? Ports we've already played on PS3 and 360? ZombiU which clearly isn't what it was hyped up to be? A lackluster Scribblenauts? First party Mario title (shocker there)?
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ronin4life  +   1178d ago
Like the ps3 Wasn't full of 360 ports at launch?
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beerkeg  +   1177d ago
There are more games being launched with the Wii U that I am interested in than anything that has been released on ps3 this year.

And with the exception of The Last of Us and Beyond, there are more games I'm interested in getting on the Wii U than the ps3 next year.

So it's not just about the games at launch, those games are just the start.

That's my OPINION Hebrew.
Baka-akaB  +   1178d ago
i'm obviously not into that . The problem still remain , other consoles , except stuff like the dreamcast , usually had few exclusives available , and probably even fewer worth playing at launch , but at least you can usually count on solid multiplatform gaming .

So far it's shaky at best with many game not even patched day one and suffering from various issues . So far all points to AC3 and Tekken running the best . Not even blaming it on the console but devs being their usually lazy self for the sake of releasing at xmas

i'll still get a wii U at least for stuff like Bayonetta 2 and future monolith titles , but right now it's quite mediocre , if you are not into pure nintendo titles . A pity
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rainslacker  +   1178d ago
patching became a running joke last night when I had some friends over to play. about 90 minutes for the system, finally get excited to play a game and then wait for a patch for the game. So after that excited to go in and play some games in Nintendoland just to have to sit through that stupid monitor's explanation about what a video game was. Another couple of games, and a couple more patches and we'd just laugh when the patch screen popped up. At the end we were surprised when Epic Mickey didn't have a patch...and oddly enough it's the only game that crashed the whole system lol.
Grimhammer00  +   1178d ago
The fact is WiiU has 1gb of usable memory for gaming....and it's slow old ram.

Do you think that 720/ps4 is going to have 1gb of usable ram?

Conversely, how are devs going to make games equal on all consoles if the leak about MS 8gb ram $299 720 is true?

Or say its not....surely the PS4 will have significantly more ram than 1gb. They won't be making that mistake again.
Gamer-Z  +   1178d ago
All this hate towards the Wii U is really undeserved and i honestly don't get it.
ALLWRONG  +   1178d ago
The hate only comes from fanboys of other consoles. There are more pre orders for the Wii U than there were for the 350 and PS3 combined.
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listenkids  +   1178d ago
Sales aren't the point of this, you absolute mong.
Baka-akaB  +   1178d ago
A lot of die hard Nintendo fans needs to grow a thicker skin, or better yet realize that criticism you don't necessarily feel the same about still has merit.

It's really getting a bit ridiculous. The logic I'm seeing is just... pitiful

FYI, many of the people criticizing the Wii U grew up with Nintendo. If you are over the age of 20 and play on consoles, chances are you grew up with the NES and/or SNES. Classifying people who feel that Nintendo has made a lot of oversights with a 2012 console as "nothing but haters" is really immature.
Garuda  +   1178d ago
Leave the wii u alone!
wastedcells  +   1178d ago
Why didn't they launch with a 3D Mario or Zelda. Could have made this launch so much more interesting. ZombiU and a 2D Mario later and people are hating. I don't blame them and I have a WiiU...... all I have to say is thank god for persona 4 on vita tomorrow. And maybe hitman on ps3.
boybato  +   1178d ago
honestly this is getting depressing..
Indo  +   1178d ago
It makes me wonder how the PS4 and 720 will par with the Wii U, spec wise. Cause I was expecting more from Nintendo after the Wii was being compared to a PS2 ,graphic wise. Because this is now the Eighth-Gen and the gap ain't no leap just sorta like a step forward for Nintendo. Its 2012 now not 2006.

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