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Submitted by Danlord 738d ago | article

Is the Nintendo Wii U what the Wii should have been from the start?

With the launch of the Wii U, Nintendo finally ventured into HD gaming. This is something the PS 3 and Xbox 360 have been doing for a very long time now. The Nintendo Wii was not capable of full HD gaming when it came out so it was left behind as the other consoles gained more ground in the console HD gaming race. But, now that the Wii U has launched with the ability to do this right out of the box is it too late to the party? I hope not. (Assassin's Creed, Dev, GameCube, Industry, Mario Wii U, Next-Gen, Nintendo, Rabbids Wii U, Tech, Wii, Wii U, Wii U Karaoke, Zelda Wii U)

Thepcz  +   738d ago
back in 2007 wiiu would have cost a fortune. probably £800 and more.

great idea.
Pushagree  +   738d ago
Yes it is.
bigfish  +   738d ago
The PS3 is what the Wii Should have been.
Danlord  +   738d ago
Thepcz- thanks for the compliment. Just thought i should drop an article on that. To all those who will comment on this. Pls let's keep it modest. No name calling and insults plzzzzzz! We are all friends here ;-)
Skynetone  +   738d ago
being a cat hater, this guy fails in life, and not just a console launch
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Deku-Johnny  +   738d ago
No it's not, the Wii was a fantastic console. Yeah the graphics may not have been as pretty as the other consoles that generation but it had some really great games and some developers when they really put in the effort made games with great graphics such as Metroid Prime. Yes the best games were 1st party that was because most developers are too lazy to make a great game for a console that they'd have to put some effort into. The Wii was what the Wii should have been and the Wii U is what the Wii U should be.
Thepcz  +   738d ago
the nintendo time machine
the wiiu simply wouldn't have nor could have existed in 2006/7.

in 2007, tablet pcs looked like this- http://cache.gizmodo.com/as...

and apple didnt release the first i pad until 2010.

the wiiu incorporates elements of the tablets success, so unless nintendo had a time machine, they wouldn't have ever made a wiiu in 2006/7.

ie, the wiiu is a modern gaming machine influenced by the modern day. the world was different in 2006/7, tablet devices weren't as popular, and the 'ipad' template of what a tablet looks like today, simply wasn't around.

so wiiu in 2007 is simply a fantasy. hollywood stuff.

plus, there has been an evolution in gaming- nintendo ushered in the new era of gaming with the wiis motion control. ps3/360 fans quickly rubbished it but what happened? move and kinekt.

with ps4 and 720, these methods of control will be standard. so the wii was ahead of the game.

so although it may seem as if the wii was not pushing any boundaries, it in fact was, but it takes one step at a time. same with wiiu.

tablet like controllers WILL be the new standard in gaming. you cant have motion control, tablet controllers with cameras, high end graphics, and cutting edge specs all at once, it would cost a fortune.

thats why nintendo offers these innovations 'modestly,' when the price of tech comes down, then you will get the high end graphics to match the high end control method.

as i said in my previous reply, wiiu in 2007 would have cost the earth, and frankly, it would have been from the future
ChickeyCantor  +   738d ago
" the wiiu incorporates elements of the tablets success, so unless nintendo had a time machine, they wouldn't have ever made a wiiu in 2006/7. "

You're forgetting the NDS.... which is from 2004
donman1  +   738d ago
@Thepcz
Well said and I fully agree with you. Too many gamers think illogically when it comes to their favorite console and their hate for another. Logically the Wii U could not have been realized in 2006-07.
jmc8888  +   738d ago
Totally agree, it only fits the 'what wii should have been' if you consider the HD nature of the Wii U.

All the other stuff is clearly far ahead of what last generation was.
wiiulee  +   738d ago
no the wiiu is what the wiiu should be......had the wii been the wiiu it wouldnt have been as successful at that time....each console had its own time thats why this is the next generation....graphics are better then ps3 and xbox360 but nintendo continue the process that graphics doesnt mean much its the interaction so wiiu is more immerse then the wii , more unique too actually...nintendo just need to bring out all the gaming goodness....wiiu i say again is great system
wiiulee  +   738d ago
then again haters dont understand nintendo cause all they care about is shinier pictures.....but in the end this is a silly question...is the ps3 what the ps2 should have been in the first place...i cant say the vita is what the psp should have been in the first place since that system is close to death
Y_5150  +   738d ago
I think that a Wii HD should have came out during the time of 2008-2009. But the Wii U is appropriate timing to me. I just wanted Nintendo to step into HD sooner but I like the Wii and probably will like the Wii U in time.
DivineAssault  +   738d ago
I think so.. But the tech in the gamepad wouldve costed too much i think.. maybe if it just had the pro control as well as the wii motes & 720p back then, it wouldve worked out just fine...

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