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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?

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PopRocks3591299d 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.

masterabbott1299d 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_Mega1299d 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.

TiberusX871299d ago (Edited 1299d 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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