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Submitted by MattS 512d ago | opinion piece

Why a PS3 game reminded me the Wii U may just be a mega-success

Digitally Downloaded writes: "It’s easy to get caught up in that negativity. Indeed, there seems to be a portion of the gaming community that are taking a perverse joy in the console’s failures. And, yes, there are legitimate criticisms of the console that need to be resolved before it has a hope of replicating the success of the original Wii.

There is a message that seems to be lost amongst all this criticism though, and it’s one that I feel is important to point out because it means that ultimately the Wii U has more than a fighting chance in the market" (Nintendo, Wii U)

wiiulee  +   512d ago
lol...nintendo reminds me that the wiiu is going to be a huge success and win next generation...haters will hate of course and will hold on to the negatives...so what a firmware update and features not on till december...by january all will be forgotten and the system will be the shinning star it deserves to be heading into next generation..
porkChop  +   512d ago
*looks at username* yeah... don't expect many people to take you seriously when you blindly praise the system.
Norrison  +   512d ago
Then I'm not going to take seriously people who blindly bash the system.
metroid32  +   512d ago
If he likes the console so be it whats wrong with u man i bet u love the playstation so what the wiiu is the most powerful console by a mile and we know the 720 rumoured specs make it less powerful than wiiu get a life only the ps4 will be more powerfull but not by so much that you will get some kind of special graphics ? Graphics will all be the same next gen when wiiu is using Retro/Nintys new game engines ect ps4 will stand no chance unless they are prepared.
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porkChop  +   511d ago
@metroid32

First of all, if he likes the console that's fine with me. I have no problem with that. But when he has "wiiu" in his name, he can't expect people to take him seriously when he says shit like "the shining star it deserves to be".

Secondly, you don't know wtf you're talking about. The Wii U is all-around less powerful than PS3/360. It has more RAM, but the RAM is crippled by its slow speeds. The only thing it has that's genuinely better is its GPU, although it's still only slightly more powerful than current consoles.

Also, the rumored specs for the 720 are not worse than the Wii U. In fact it's much more powerful. The rumored specs for 720 and the PS4 are almost identical, except the PS4 is capable of asynchronous crossfire (GPU+APU), while the 720 is not.

Lastly, graphics will not be the same next gen. Many Wii U developers have already said the Wii U is great because of the capabilities of its controller, but they say next gen it will have a hard time keeping up with graphics, scale, physics, shaders, etc, especially with certain genres like shooters. Add in the fact that 720 and PS4 are supposed to have between 4GB-8GB of very fast RAM, and it's clear the Wii U will be left behind with multiplats just like the Wii was.
GraveLord  +   511d ago
Do you also run that other WiiU account?
Weird....
hellvaguy  +   512d ago
WiiU a fun experience and nothing is absolutely perfect at launch. Anyone whos ever owned a console already knows this.

Dang now I feel old. : (
Phil32  +   512d ago
I survived the Red Ring of Death launch, and if I had a Wii U, I'd survive that too. hehe

Nice piece, Matt. You are the hero that the gaming industry needs, but not the one that we deserve. Or whatever that Batman quote was. Eh, you can't blame me for trying.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   512d ago
Me and my wife also love local co-op. It's the main reason I'm getting a Wii U.
TheLyonKing  +   512d ago
Only time will tell if Nintendo brings the exclusives then I personally will deem the console a success I don't care about how much sold all I want is my classic Nintendo guys and hopefully for Nintendo to invest in new ips.

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