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Submitted by GreenRanger 733d ago | opinion piece

Will The Wii U Crack The Hardcore Market?

gameplanet.co.nz: Purely from a sales perspective, Nintendo won the seventh console generation. Bolstered by a huge casual audience, the Wii sold gangbusters but – broadly speaking – didn’t appeal to the hardcore market. (Nintendo, Wii U)

TheLyonKing  +   734d ago
witht he rght games and developers behind it I should think so, back in the day nintendo hard was a serious challenge now if nintendo hard was used it would be seen as an easy task.

Sony is now seen has hardcore and nintendo overly family friendly but perceptions can change with the right tools.
StraightedgeSES  +   733d ago
The only thing I agree with is that Nintendo needs more third party exclusives to lure gamers away from Sony and Microsoft .
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ElectricKaibutsu  +   733d ago
It looks to me like this will be another generation where, if you want the multiplats, you won't be able to get away with only a Nintendo system.

In the article the writer said "...although $90 for a Wiimote is baffling." What is that referring to? Wii remote pluses are like $40 and I've seen them used for less than $30.
jmc8888  +   733d ago
Well the same thing can be said for any console. If you plan on having one console, ANY CONSOLE, you will be missing games. Doesn't matter if it's Sony, MS, or Nintendo. Hell not even PC.

If you want to opportunity to buy every game and genre you need to have a Sony, MS, Nintendo console AND a PC.

It's quite clear the Wii U can do what Sony and MS have been doing with RPG's, FPS's, TPS's, etc.

Many of the biggest multiplatform franchises or developers either have one out on the Wii U or plan to. It's clear you can play CoD like the 360/PS3 or use Frostbite or CryEngine 3 on the Wii U to play games like the 360/720 and PS3/PS4 do/will do.

So how people can't connect the dots that say....all you need to run 'next gen engines' is 'this gen tech', and the Wii U is far superior than current gen tech when you consider everything it has beyond that of raw clockspeed or other variable metrics that don't mean much.

I agree with the $90 for a wiimote comment is weird. I got an off brand Wiimote and nunchuk for about $22 by APETEK or something like that, and another $12 gave me a two dock charger AND two wiimote rechargable batteries. So $34 for Wiimote, nunchuk, charger, two rechargable batteries.

I guess the only thing that makes sense with that figure is if he was figuring buying TWO wiimotes and nunchuks then adding tax for a rough figure. But really that's not needed really, because if a Wii U game uses a wiimote, you only need one since the other player will be using the gamepad.

On top of that there is also some games that use pro controllers so really you don't need two wiimotes, and even then there are times where you might want to use two wiimotes, but won't need TWO nunchuks. So overall if you plan to game mostly using the gamepad or pro controller, I'd suggest getting one wiimote and one nunchuk and waiting until you actually need another one, if ever.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   733d ago
You're right, of course. I've always had 2+ consoles and a gaming PC. I just meant I'm still not confident the Wii U will be getting the multiplatform games just like the last generation. I hope I'm wrong but we won't know until the next PlayStation and Xbox come out.
wiiulee  +   732d ago
the wiiu is a fantastic system and all third parties seem to be on board or plan on jumping on board which speakes volume....and the system caters to everyone especially so call hardcore gamers.....the problem is the haters are not even gamers, let alone hardcore gamers...just haters and its hard to change that type

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