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Submitted by militissanctus 714d ago | opinion piece

Testing History: Wii Versus Wii U

How does one author's family react to the Wii U compared to how they reacted to the Wii? (Next-Gen, Wii, Wii U)

discordman  +   714d ago
Interesting read.
futurefrog  +   714d ago
i think that wii u wins
PopRocks359  +   714d ago
Shouldn't the Wii U win by virtue of having a Wii inside of it? I know it seems like an odd reason, but think about it.

The Wii is just a Wii that plays Wii games (or GCN ones depending on which model) whereas a Wii U is a new console that has a Wii in it (and downloadable GCN games in the future).

And it's an HD console with (so far and slightly) better third party support. But that's just me.
masterabbott  +   714d ago
gotta agree here, the wii u has to win as it has the wii emulation software/hardware inside that allow u to play all the wii games, in the end the wii u is a more powerful version of wii with a lot more extra features thrown in. so in my opinion wii u all the way.
Neko_Mega  +   714d ago
Going by sells the Wii wins, but going by hardware the Wii U wins. The battle never ends, I went with buying the Wii U to play Wii U games and Wii games.

Was going to buy a Wii again but didn't see the point if Wii U can play them, so far I been pretty happy with it.
TiberusX87  +   714d ago
Intriguing article, thanks for the read.

What do I think?

I agree that the Wii-U is not connecting with the casual audience, and I don't know if it was ever going too. The casual boom is long over and I think the majority of the casual market moved to smart phones and tablets a long time ago. I think Nintendo were aware of this and that's why they shifted focus with the Wii-U and chose a tablet inspired controller.

With the casuals gone, this left Nintendo in a crummy position as they had shifted focus away from the core gamer with the Wii. I think the controller choice was a way to capitalise on those gamers who are the "In-Between" and perhaps those players looking to move to bigger and better things than a tablet game. (& reconnect with the core)

I believe that it will find it's market. Once the new generation is in full effect and the multi-platform support from third parties wares a bit thin, I think the Wii-U will take it's place as the competent and cheaper platform to develop for and will see it's fare share of unique content.
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admiralvic  +   714d ago
I don't see whats to be surprised about... in fact I would have guessed this would be the reaction.

When the Wii first came out it was unheard of and offered one of the most universally enjoyed games (Wii Sports) for free with every system. The opposite is true for the Nintendo Wii U, thanks to the popularity of the iPad, Tablet computers and DS / 3DS offering a similar experience already. Sure the Wii U brings some interesting things to the table, but no where near as unique or interesting as the original.
DivineAssault  +   714d ago
nintendo got lucky with the wii.. thats all there is to it.. Casuals went insane & parents around the world had to buy one for their kids as well.. I dont think that will happen again..
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wiiulee  +   714d ago
wiiu is a better overall system then the wiiu and against more haters, bad advertisement, bad economy, sony and microsoft dropping their systems to 150 dollars...still selling well...overall wiiu is a fantastic system and once the big games are out, its smooth selling

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