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What Sony and Microsoft Can Learn from the Wii U Launch

What can rival console makers learn from the launch of Nintendo's Wii U? Quite a bit, actually.

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Hatsune-Miku1326d ago

They can learn not to release a weak console.

akaakaaka1325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

Why is he a troll?
He as I and most gamers are mad that one of the big games corp. Do not use high end tech for their console anymore. And do not please the hardcore or third party gamed anymore..
Ninty have become chrip old tech tech milkers and not innovative anymore tech wise.

Yes their touch screen is old for games and console side screen has be done with the psp before, cool that ninty took it to a new level but old.

Edith..
Tell that to the ps3, it did have high end tech when it launch, not in every part or components was high end but it was up there, and don't play the smart guy you know what I meant when I say that you ninty fanboy last time I check I grow up with nintendo and I have the right to ask for more and better technology from nintendo, they sold well and this is what they made old.

Just like cod games they sale a lot but they only milk it and not use new technology, it's a shame to support them whoever does.

Ducky1325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

Consoles don't usually have high end tech.
They did popularize motion gaming last-gen, so the innovation is there.

It's also been quite a while since Nintendo had the most advanced hardware.

ElectricKaibutsu1325d ago

Why would that make you mad? You have two other console makers who will make the exact system you want, with tons of power and plenty of ram. If you only plan on buying one next gen system and don't care about Nintendo games, the Wii U is just one less console you need to consider.

akaakaaka1325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

Obviously I say I growth up playing nintendo games I like zelda, metroid, mario kart but using old tech when they have the money and time to developed a AAA games that is relative to new technology so I can care again about them, I will love to play a new zelda that is relative to current gen (if I want to play old tech I will go back and play okarina of time's)
Let indie devs to use old technology, multimillion corp. Like nintendo should focus on new technology.

N4g_null1324d ago

The gpgpu and wireless displays with gyros are new technology ??? Even the blu ray is faster. No one is even using it correctly yet and it can already do last gen ports.

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SilentNegotiator1325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

Bu bu but I know better than professional game developers! I googled "GPGPU"!!
They just don't even know how to use it yet! Even Nintendo is baffled by it, creating 720p games with just post-AA, and slow menus!
The idea of a GPGPU is ONLY 30 years old! No one GETS it yet!
Nvidia has ONLY been working with modern ones since the turn of the century!
COME ON, GUIS!

Aaaaaaanyway, it's not like they're likely to make hardware changes now, if the very solid rumors of 2013 releases are true.

gpturbo811325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

you need to get out in the world a bit. get laid, smoke a bowl, enjoy life. you are waaay too into it. their just video games. maybe take a shit, your probably just constipated

SilentNegotiator1325d ago

I didn't know enjoying parody was such a shallow pursuit. Thank you for showing me, TEH ERRORS OF MAH WAIS

chukamachine1325d ago

Yep gpturbo81.

I took a shit, it's awesome dude.

Feel like a new man.

I was even told last night by a 360 player, that Microsoft are more a games company then SONY.

I told him to take a shit, smack his head. Take the green stuff off his eyes.

As for Nintendo, they think because they Won big with the WII, they will win with the WII-U. It's underpowered, nobody cares about a screen controller, and most people only buy Nintendo for Nintendo games. Wii was a fluke because soccer mums and gran parents bought them for children to get involved in easy games.

Won't happen again.

When Nintendo loses against PS4, will People that realize that winning one gen, does not mean winning the next.

Just like android shits all over apple.

GribbleGrunger1325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

It's a sad state of affairs when someone simply states, in a succinct way, the answer to a question. It might be a bitter pill but he's right. I sold my Wiiu the day after I got it... and that's not like me.

I found it awkward and unappealing. I'm the most disappointed person here because. I was completely convinced that Nintendo had put the casuals to bed and entered next gen... Boy was I wrong.

If you enjoy the Wiiu then that's sweet. This is down to personal preference and not an attack on anyone's 'values'. I cringed when Sony said that next gen started when they said it does and I'm now cringing because Nintendo just don't understand what next gen means

ElectricKaibutsu1325d ago

I guess trolling is in the eye of the beholder.

GribbleGrunger1325d ago

Well, he might be trolling and he might not. Perhaps, just like me, he's really disappointed.

Ben_Grimm1324d ago

The console JUST released how can you be disappointed so fast? It hasn't even had a chance to gain legs and run the distance.

I find it funny that a lot of people here tell folks to give Vita a year and to wait patiently for more games to be released. But when it comes to the WiiU people are selling them back after a couple weeks (or so they say) or very disappointed by the lack of games and ports.

When the 360/PS3 launched it too had its share of ports only and games that looked no where near as good as they do now.

Why the quick dismissal of a new system all of a sudden?

thaimasker1325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

Yes because then mabye they wouldn't have been so far the wii in sales.....

avengers19781324d ago

Probably that proper marketing is a valuable asset.

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ElectricKaibutsu1325d ago

This article is pretty spot on. I don't know about not releasing games already released on other systems though. Yeah, they don't sell great, but it sure is cheaper porting a game than making a new one. Some gamers have a backlog of games they're wading through and didn't get to all of this year's big releases. Being able to play one of those games on their new systems lets them: A, actually get use out of their new system through the inevitable launch drought and B, gives them a reason to experience those games even after all the hype is gone.

Good article imho.

Rageanitus1325d ago

honestly... sony and ms better watch what steambox has to offer

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1325d ago (Edited 1325d ago )

Less kid games.

Low Price.

Standard Hdd.

wiiVerse like networking.

BootHammer1325d ago

Great article. I agree the next Xbox and PlayStation need to be exhaustively tested and ready to play come launch day (no excessive patching).

They both must have exclusive titles will be KEY and of course the hardware itself will need a robust CPU and GPU (or GPGPU) paired with adequate Ram to future proof the machines. This will give the devs more tools and options at their disposal to be truly creative without limitations, which will give gamers the best games yet =)

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