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Can Nintendo Compete with the Next Gen, Or Have They Released the Wii U too early

With the PS3 and 360 in its final years, have Nintendo prepared for battle?

Sure, the Wii U may have its differences to the current generations, but is it enough for it to be able to compete with the mighty PS3 and Xbox 360? Nintendo may of made a grave mistake releasing the Wii U before the new PlayStation or Xbox has been released, and here is why.

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decrypt1263d ago

Naa not too early, they just didnt know what they were targeting.

They could have easily designed a much more powerful machine, sure it might not have been as powerful the next PS or Xbox, however it could have been enough to run the same games as the next PS or Xbox albeit with a lower settings (maybe run games in 720p vs 1080p on the other consoles).

Problem is Nintendo had no clue what they were going for. They literally banked the console on a tablet controller gimmick.

The tablet costs so much and isnt really what the core gamers want anyways. If the casuals wants to play on a tablet they might as well pick up a Android or Apple product.

I think it was a bad decision on Nintendo's part.

The next consoles are coming equipped with something around the power level of a HD 7870 (which is strictly mid range by todays standard).

No reason why Nintendo couldnt have kept up with those specs(as in get very close to that performance).

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1263d ago (Edited 1263d ago )

"Problem is Nintendo had no clue what they were going for. They literally banked the console on a tablet controller gimmick. "

I think I know who they were going for. They use the wii name for a reason.

The name wiiU is awful. Should of just called it mega awsome system of at least wii2.

@Jadedz
"Next-gen might not be backward compatible with the system's original software and accessories (Wii U is, though). "

How will this appeal to people who want to play ps3 games next gen?

darthv721262d ago (Edited 1262d ago )

knew what they were doing when they designed the system. There had been reports of how the cpu is weaker than the gpu. If memory serves...wasnt the SNES criticized for having a weak cpu as compared to the genesis? And yet the snes was able to compensate with the mode 7 and enhanced visuals from the rest of the system. So in effect, the wii-u is like the snes.

We only react to what we think its capable of but over time there are things it can probably do that will elevate it to the level of next gen as compared to the offerings by sony and ms.

kneon1263d ago

No, they released too late. Had they released a year earlier then they would be better off. It would have been separated enough from the other consoles that it would really be in it's own generation.

solidt121263d ago

It wasnt too early. They just should of put a better Cpu and Gpu in there hardware. I love the tablet controller though.

user39158001263d ago

No, they released the console too late, the wii-u competed with ps3 and 360, not the next gen. Wiiu its stock in the past, Too late, too little.

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Jadedz1263d ago

After reading the Gamasutra article:
http://www.gamasutra.com/vi...

Next-gen might not be backward compatible with the system's original software and accessories (Wii U is, though).

Jakens1263d ago

I would hope Nintendo Annouces some $600 system at E3, however unlikely.

Skate-AK1263d ago (Edited 1263d ago )

Not unlikely. Impossible.

Jakens1263d ago

Nintendo makes me kinda bitter because of that simple fact. (see above)

stragomccloud1263d ago

Time will tell.
I don't think they did. The 3DS on the other hand.... yeah... too early for sure.

wiium641263d ago

no with nintendo releasing mario 3d, 2 zelda games, mario kart, smash bros. and more, they will compete.

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