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The Boy Genius Report: The Wii U is Nintendo’s last console

I remember it still — people flipped out about the Nintendo (NTDOY) Wii. Yes, its name was mocked for a while, but there was genuine excitement around what Nintendo was doing with motion and the entire gameplay experience. While the original Nintendo Wii was almost an Apple (AAPL)-like product — Nintendo focused on the gameplay and not on specs; the company didn’t even have HD graphics when every other console did — the Nintendo Wii U clearly demonstrates how far Nintendo has fallen and how out of touch the company is.

I bought a Nintendo Wii U for one reason and one reason only, and that’s to play and beat “Super Mario Bros. U.” I’ll probably end up returning the console after I’m done, because that’s how horrible the Wii U actually is.

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1upgamer991302d ago (Edited 1302d ago )

Well, gee I am so sorry this guys does not like his Wii U. I On the other hand totally disagree. I really like the gamepad. Most of those who have one do. If you don't like the gamepad use a Pro-controller. Mario looks great in HD, though I wonder why Nintendo did not choose to make a 3d Mario game instead of 2D. The Updates will be already be installed on consoles released in a few months, so that issue will go away. The Wii u does more than my PS3, so whatever. Nintendo is also going to have a smart phone app to interact with the Wii U as well. So yeah I don't think Nintendo is going to be making a deal with Apple any time soon. The major problem I still have with Wii u is the app function the OS takes too long...That is supposed to be fixed soon. HURRY UP NINTENDO! :)

xursz1301d ago (Edited 1301d ago )

I'll make this quick but is anyone even impressed by the WiiU aside from Nintendo fanboys (i don't mean this in a rude way). The only thing i see talked about is mario and zelda.

Right now the WiiU is losing badly to xbox360 and ps3, which pretty much everyone who wants one already has one. And nobody is jumping ship to next gen until the new xbox and/or ps4.

I see a sudden price cut happening.

GadgetGooch1301d ago (Edited 1301d ago )

Yes I am impressed, Very impressed. This is my first Nintendo console since the N64, I also have a 360 and PS3 and have never been a fan boy to anything and i will always give an impartial view and I believe the Wii U will easily be able to coexist with whatever Microsoft and Sony do next as again Nintendo have gone for innovation and if Microsoft and Sony don't do something similar with there next pad then I feel even though the graphics will be above and beyond what the Wii U is ever going to be capable of it will still be losing out on one of the best console innovations I have seen EVER, I never thought a second screen on the pad used for playing full on console games in bed at night or whilst taking a shit would be as ground breaking or inviting as it has been but I have been truly been blown away. Apart from the Gamepad Nintendo then have there first party games which are still some of the best in the industry and bring people over to their console solely on that basis. I for one will be getting the next Xbox for sure on day one and keep my Wii U sitting nicely at the side of it for hopefully a few years to come. The graphics are not all that bad and this is only the start of their Next Generation so let's see what Nintendo them self's bring to game in the first party games before we start to bully them again just because they don't like to follow suit.

And I'd just like to add that the Nintendo Wii U is the most sociable console I have ever played, Your completely connected to everyone else who owns a Wii U regardless of the games you own. The fact that is has its own social networking platform (MiiVerse) is a statement of the effort that Nintendo are putting into the social side of gaming. Give it a rest.

xursz1301d ago

Thing is, I clearly remember all the comments on message boards about how the WiiU is going to "dominate" this holiday. I think we know how that turned out. It's struggling to keep up let alone dominate. In Europe it's outsold about 5-1 by the ps3. And it's not that people don't like Nintendo (3DS sells fine, i bought one this holiday).

Basically i think the Wii U is overpriced and being that it's not impressive compared to the xbox360 nobody really needs one.

EddieNX 1301d ago

The wiiu is amazing. I love it and so will those who have had the balls and dough to go and buy one on launch day.

I can't stop playing mine , and the console has ridiculous amounts of potential.

Don't be suprised people when the wiiu takes off and starts to fly off the shelves...

PopRocks3591302d ago

A system that has sold more quickly than the 360 and PS3 is the last platform by Nintendo?

How about no. This system would have had to be a huge flop for that to happen. If it was ever to happen to begin with. Nintendo didn't exactly drop out of portable gaming after the Virtual Boy.

EddieNX 1301d ago

Exactly. People write shit about Nintendo all the time. It means nothing... The articles were worse back in the GC and wii days.

Just wait until Rayman Legends and pikmin 3 and Monster Hunter Ultimate and Wii fit U come out.

It will take off.

This is far from Nintendo's last console lol....
This guy will look very very very stupid when the wiiu sells at least 50M+ in 6 years....

solid_warlord1301d ago

I tried the Wii u out at HMV for like 45min and i played the 3 games and checked the interface. I have to say that this console sucks. They could have atleast made the screen bigger. The thump stick should be clickable just as traditional controller. Im left thinking this is the worst console in modern times. I have owned every console this gen. I brought the original Wii cause of the hype and cool new way of playing, it didnt last long until i got bored but atleast it felt fresh and unique at the time...it cant be said about Wii U. It felt like ipad that isnt really portable, the battery wont last long and u cant go too far away from the Wii U to play on the wii u tablet controller. Im one of those people who always have to own the latest gadget but this one i will gladly stay away.

stragomccloud1301d ago

Did you really try it? Because the analog sticks are clickable.

n4f1301d ago

its sad,
3 people agree'd with him

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GadgetGooch1301d ago

The analogue sticks are clickable you moron, I've played at least 20 feet away from the console with ease and whilst in another room, The battery last around 2-3 hours but has a power pack with a long enough lead that it does not cause a problem. Please research before you make stupid comments.

1upgamer991301d ago

45 min is not enough time to even get used to the controller. Also you don't have to use the Gamepad as your controller. You can use the Wii Remotes or Pro controller. You have to chillax in your own home, Online with the entire system set up to even skim the top of what the Wii U can do. I would say with a couple of games. Black Ops2, and Madden13. Those games will give you a good idea of what this console can do. If you are just at a demo station it just is not the same. If you have a friend that has one ask if you can borrow it when they are working or something and sit down with the system. You will more than likely rethink what you thought after just 45 min. :)

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millzy1021301d ago

my guess is no because the gameoad doesn't even feel like an iPad (which I would never own but my bro does and have used it) and the demo kiosk for it are shit, you have to use it someone's house, everybody who has spent and hour plus on mine loves it as I show them everything it can do from multi tasking whilst games run in background to multiplayer zombi u and Mario and 2 player online cod with one person signed into gameoad and one person signed into tv, the screen is big enough for its job and I havnt played ps3 in over a month although that will change tomorrow when I get far cry 3, hasn't it been Nintendo's last console since the n64 but look there still here, when one game on the wii sells 35m units (mario kart) I don't think they will give up. look at the GameCube, it only sold 21m units and there still here, it will take a lot for minty to be out of the game.

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