Try our new beta!Click here
Submitted by AbsoluteZelda 1108d ago | opinion piece

Five Reasons the Wii U will Win This Console Generation

The Wii U has been out just a bit over two months now in North America and its seen a lot of negativity thrown its way. Many claim Nintendo still doesn’t have a clue with the online aspect of gaming. To be fair, there are obviously correct sentiments and concerns to be had on that front. Many worry about the rapidly declining sales, the high cost of the GamePad, the hardware specs, the lack of content, the lack of 3rd party support this quarter, and any copious amount reasons you really want to come up with. If you look at anything close enough, you can always find reasons to expect failure. After all, success is far from guaranteed in this industry. Just ask Atari and THQ. (Nintendo, Wii U)

nzk0  +   1108d ago
A positive Wii U post!?? this is totally unacceptable *sarcasm*
Divine  +   1108d ago
one reason it will not, wii u is garbage.

nintendo fanboys are ridiculous and dont even know they are the reason the wii u will fail and is walking the gamecube line.

the wii u lacks any proper games at the moment and its looking bleak for wii u at the moment because there arent much to look forward to soon. the starving fanboys saw a nintendo direct meant to hush them up about asking for games and the ploy worked. im hearing wii u fanboys declaring best graphics game of the year and all form of silliness because of a dog and pony show nintendo put on in the direct to veil the nintendo fanboys eyes .

the xenoblade 2 game or whatever its called is an average looking game by this gens standards and its being hailed game of the year by developers of the year because of wii u fanboys. people are even saying the devs are way better than square enix and a lot of garbage because they are diluted fanboys.

when are the release dates for these games by nintendo? why would anyone except a wii u fanboy buy any of these games nintendo spoke about.wii u fanboys will be waiting a long time for a lot of games so i dont understand getting excited about games you knew were coming with 2 thrown in with literally a lot without release dates.

everyone knew about the usual milking of mario, mario kart , zelda and others. nintendo is finished. next gen consoles are literally around the corner with better specs and a lot of games.
#1.1 (Edited 1108d ago ) | Agree(19) | Disagree(34) | Report | Reply
thezeldadoth  +   1108d ago
ya know, people might love to play mario over and over, but its no different than what you do. You might not play the same franchise over and over, but you are certainly playing the same game over and over. shooter after shooter with different skins, western rpg's the same with different skins. it doesn't matter. some people just love zelda, mario, pokemon, etc... get over it and stop crying.
RTheRebel  +   1108d ago
akuma you made a new account awesome
gamingzen  +   1108d ago
Your smokin crack boy wot loads of games have been announced for next xbox and ps4 you think they are gonna be released with as many wii u games sit down also i suggest you go and play a wii u as if you think its crap you are also saying current consoles are shit too i own all four consoles xbox being my favourite but the wii u is pretty awesome and lately ive found myself playing it a hell of alot more than my other machines
khowat  +   1108d ago
People complain that the wii u (a console that has been out for 3 months) doesn't have enough games. Nintendo apologizes for it and announces 5 new games and gives us updates on 3, and people complain that it was just a ploy to get us to stop complaining about the lack of wii u games *Facepalm*
Seriously though people will complain about the wii u not having games or not having the games they want until the wii u has a library as large as the ps2

The wii u might not win this gen but it's not garbage, I mean it's been 3 months can we wait a bit
gpturbo81  +   1108d ago
u mad bro?
xursz  +   1108d ago
Too early to say if the Wii U will win anything. I know some fanboys don't like hearing it but right now it struggles to compete with x360 and ps3. It doesn't have much going for it in the games department plus Nintendo is selling it at a ridiculous price for what is a slightly better 360 with a pad controller.

In a few years it might be a different story but Nintendo better pick up the slack on some new games (pretty telling when all anyone really cares about on the horizon is a hd zelda remake, which doesn't even look great imho) and get on with that price cut which is probably around the corner now, so that's good.
Divine  +   1108d ago
btw this is Akuma's nephew but he wrote this article because we pretty much have the same views on such things
Jadedz  +   1108d ago
It's a little too early for that
Though I do enjoy my Wii U.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1108d ago
Nah this is definitely a dream- 2 positive Nintendo articles in a row...?

But I'm Cool with it!

Now where is the Army of Kiera Knightley. :(
#3 (Edited 1108d ago ) | Agree(6) | Disagree(7) | Report | Reply
Kingofwiiu  +   1108d ago
Kiera knigtley ? dude ...... that would be like doing an ironing board.......

But seriously , in terms of Consoles sold , Highest selling game/s , And best exclusives , sure it's in with a shout.

As for gaining Proper third party multiplat support ? That's microsoft's for the taking followed closesly by Sony.

I think the wiiu has a great chance of hitting 70,000,000+ in 6 years. You never know what will happen , Ps4 could blow away both , Microsoft could blow away both and Nintendo could blow away both.

The home console market is not as predictable as the Handheld one.
#3.1 (Edited 1108d ago ) | Agree(5) | Disagree(7) | Report | Reply
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1108d ago
Ironing boards are sexy? ooooOK

-But who am I to judge I think...
The WiiUgame Pad is Too Sexy.

@ Kingof' & r21 "Funny"
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1107d ago
From the article: "What will begin to slowly surprise people is when the third parties and indie developers begin a slow but steady migration to the Wii U console itself. Outside of being cheaper to develop for than (the) competition..."

Everything else in the article seems at least possible but I don't know about this reasoning. I say that because we've heard this before at the beginning of the last generation. What ended up happening is developers wanted their investments to reach the largest possible video game buying audience which meant they went multiplatform. The Wii just couldn't handle the games that the PS3 and 360 could so it didn't get third party support. The Wii U looks to be on a similar path. That plus third party games don't sell on Nintendo systems. Right? It's been that way since the N64. I don't know why but it just seems to happen.
#3.1.2 (Edited 1107d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(0) | Report
r21  +   1108d ago
What? Kiera Knightley army? Seriously, what? Is this a new ad i've never seen.
killerorca258  +   1108d ago
Although I'm a bit of a Sony fan now, I must admit this article is hitting the bullseye in terms of Orbis and Durango. I sold my ps3 to get a Wii u and can not imagine not having it, it's true. if you don't believe me, buy one for yourself.
Root  +   1108d ago
You sold your PS3 when The Last of Us, God of War Ascension, Sly 4, Beyond, Ni No Kuni are coming out

Wouldn't it of just been better to save up for a Wii U and sell something else so you can play on both games the consoles have to offer.
stuna1  +   1108d ago

That is the logical question! But who uses that nowadays!

OT: Sure people are entitled to their subjective opinions, that is where it ends.

To make it easier for those who might get hurt if it doesn't pan out that way! Yes it will win its generation! It is in its own after all.
PopRocks359  +   1108d ago
It's far too early to say that the Wii U will be victorious. We've seen nothing of the upcoming PS4 and Nextbox and until then there is not much anyone can definitively use to back up the claim that any one console will win this generation.
CatXFlash  +   1108d ago
Wait you have not seen the PS4 or 720 wtf?
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   1108d ago
I Wouldn't be surprise to see Nintendo win the console war again since the next Xbox & PS4 will be so pricey.
stonecold3  +   1108d ago
I wont included the wii u as part of generation 8 the real next gen is coming ps4 and xbox 720 and steam box ?
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1107d ago
What's your point? Even if it sells more it doesn't win?

I don't buy into consoles winning and losing anyway. The Wii sold the most but did it get the most good games? It certainly didn't get the multiplats. Having good games seems a better gauge of winning, and I would have to give that one to the PS3 (same with PS2 and PS1 winning their respective gens). Still, English uses words and those words have meanings. The Wii U is next gen because it just is; so don't be childish. The English language does not bend to the whims of fanboys.
mochachino  +   1108d ago
Wii U is selling less than PS3/360 per week - it's off to a very slow start.
TENTONGUN  +   1108d ago
i havent owned a nintendo since snes, yeah im old. the wii flew off shelves for a good while after its launch didnt it? im getting my son a wiiu this year so i hope it holds its own. i want him to enjoy the nintendo games. that way he'll leave my 720 and ps4 alone:) good times
chrissx  +   1108d ago
How can nintendo win the 'next gen' battle when their console is competing with the current gen consoles?
TheSaint  +   1108d ago
This is the thing I never understand, they are constantly comparing it to current gen when it's labelled as next gen.

It'll be a joke of a console when the other two release.
twilight_link  +   1108d ago
in term of graphics power the 3ds is comparable to original PSP, Vita is true graphical beast, but in truth no one care about Vita HW and those who care i.e. Sony early adopters are bunch of clowns 2nd best selling game on this platform is actually CoD with average score 3/10. Well true hardcore gamers 18-35 year old demographics.
metroid32  +   1107d ago
3ds is comparable to vita in graphics look at the 3 Monster hunter games EX troopers,Cave story,Resident evil,Mariokart7,ect ect look comparable to vita's best if not better,also if vita is graphically so good why is it 3ds games get ps3 versions and wiiu version ect ?? Vita has 300mhz gpu the 3ds has a 400mhz gpu enough said.

vita might have a cpu that's alot more powerful but todays gpu's take care of most things so with 3ds having a powerful gpu it sort of renders the cpu useless in my eyes basically the vita has cpu power that will never get used,and with 3ds selling better than anything else it ensures a next gen handheld in 5 years then Vita will be in big trouble by that time,vita is playing catch up and Nintendo are just doing there own thing and making sure they balance power with price to ensure good enough sales to see another handheld where as sony are just trying to hard to be the most powerful instead of a well balanced platform with a stronger line up of games you know what we buy these things for in the 1st place ????

#11 (Edited 1107d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(3) | Report | Reply
MNGamer-N  +   1107d ago
If Sony shoots themselves in the foot with backwards compatibility and used games, then I can see a Nintendo Vs. Microsoft battle shaping up for gen winner.
ninjahunter  +   1107d ago
People are still into this console wars stuff? I thought people got burnt out on this already. Silly me. I guess we better go back to arguing over 2% differences and screaming bloody murder over nothing.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

One Upon Light Launching on Steam February 23rd

11m ago - Rising Star Games, a video game publisher renowned for bringing unique and diverse games to playe... | PC

Klaus PS4 Review - Morbid Play

11m ago - Whistler writes, "Even to this day there are still games coming out and turning genre’s on their... | PS4

Be the first to know the Release Date for PlayStation VR

Now - All N4G members who track PlayStation VR through will get 10% off on all PSVR launch titles! | Promoted post

Pax South 2016's Top 10 Indie Games That Almost Took My Money

20m ago - Erik from The Gamer's Lounge was lucky enough to attend PAX South 2016. Here are some of the top... | Culture

Firewatch review - Sparks and recreation | Eurogamer

21m ago - Gorgeous and clever, Campo Santo's debut is a triumph of craft - but it may keep you at arm's len... | PC

Firewatch Review (Spoiler-Free) - Integrity Gamer

22m ago - "Let me begin by stating that Firewatch is unlike any game that I’ve ever played" - STYNCLSY From... | PS4