CNBC.com: ''GameStop is taking more market share and should benefit from the emerging game console cycle as the launch of the Nintendo Wii U leads to another wave of innovation, CEO Paul Raines told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Tuesday.''
i agree. hd graphics, a free robust online facebook-like network, new controller, strong 3rd party support right at launch, future blockbuster games, both 1st and 3rd party, cheaper dev costs since it will be outdated compared to ps4 and 720. That will, combined with a strong install base, theoryetically give nintendo a huge advantage over sony and microsoft. and by this time next year when ps4 and 720 do launch, nintendo can easily drop the price by $50 and secure their lead.
Unfortunately developing for the ps3 and 360 will be just as cheap if not cheaper, with a install base many times greater than the wii u. And they already offer many of the same features you boast about that wii u, will have. And $50 won't mean a damn thing to a ps3 or 360 primary gamer, especially with the hardware divide between the 2. The ps4 and 720 are very like to have similar numbers, by this late in their lifecycle the wii u, won't get anywhere near the wii's numbers this time. The 360 had a 8-10 million lead on the ps3, didn't do it much good. Why do nintendo fans think either casuals or ps3/360 guys are going to flock to the wiiu in droves?
I'm a former devout ps3 user who made the switch to wiiU. As well I'm also starting to see while not a lot, but still a rather increasing number of ppl on miiverse who are saying how they've played cod for years on ps3 and or 360 and have now switched to the wiiU gamepad for their cod fix. So while its not very big at the moment, I suspect as time goes on, miiverse will be a very good way of users word of mouth getting more and more ppl on it. I still love my ps3, but I'm finding less and less to be excited about it since it is after all a modem age dinosaur. WiiU feels fresh and new for the time being. Lets see what Nintendo can do with a year head start. We already know the indie devs are loving it.
Use to own a 360 until it broke(twice) use my ps3 mostly playing movies. 2 things above I never have to worry with Wii u. Plus I get sick of all hate goes on Xbox life.
You better believe the Wii U is a game changer. Smartest thing this man has ever said in his life.
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