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Is The Wii U Just A Stop-Gap?

Kris Lipscombe: ''It’s been a mixed few weeks for the Wii U really. First there was the news that Rayman Legends had not only been delayed but had also lost its platform exclusivity, a move that left many Wii U owners noticeably angry. On the other hand, yesterday saw EA stating that the Wii U version of Need for Speed: Most Wanted would be visually superior to what’s already out on the PS3 and Xbox 360.

In some respects, this second piece of news is encouraging for the Wii U. The fact that third parties are actually putting some effort into software on the platform is certainly a good thing. Of course, there is also the fact that when the game actually arrives on the Wii U it will be four months old and likely to flop badly among those with multiple consoles, but the general idea is vaguely hopeful.''

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Dylila1227d ago TrollingShowReplies(5)
Jackhass1227d ago

The system's been out for 3 months. Let's save the doom and gloom until we have some actual data to work with.

PopRocks3591227d ago

Because it's impossible for sales to pick up later. /s I cite the PS3's early years, the 3DS' early years and currently the Vita as examples.

Seriously, a single month doesn't justify labeling it a failure.

khowat1227d ago

Lol wii u you so funny with your faliure

Don't worry though price drop and some mario and a little zelda and some E-shop magic and a reboot that does super well and everything will be right as rain ( I love that expression because how the hell is rain right, that doesn't even make sense)

PopRocks3591227d ago

It's not outside the realm of possibility. As long as we at least acknowledge it's stronger than the previous generation of consoles, then in that regard I'm content, especially since I totally concede that its upcoming competition will be more powerful. The Wii U is a pretty powerful machine. Its true potential has simply not been shown yet.

EbeneezerGoode1227d ago (Edited 1227d ago )

Wii-u was the wrong guy, in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

And like the once great John McClane, that guy's latest offering is taking a battering.

Wii-U now has a very negative perception. The hardcore don't like it and the casuals don't care. Exactly WHERE is it's audience now?

This is what happens when you abandon the players that made you great and chase the new money. There's no loyalty in casual. None. So Wii-U wiil diie sooner than later.

Releasing a console that under powered this close to next gen was signing it's own death warrant. Bad call.

Next Box may go the same root if they over-casualise and forget what makes gaming great.

As a PS3 owner this gen, I have no fear in admitting I'm extremely excited to get PS4 knowing they care about gamers, care about good tech (not just gimmicks) and mostly, have amazing games that can be brought about by that hardware power.

I had a 360 (that died) first then bought PS3, everything was cool after that. Never had PS2 (had a gamecube which had some great games actually) but did have a PS1.

Next gen I can't see anything stopping Sony from returning to the throne they once sat in so masterfully. And as a gamer (not a fanboy) THAT will be a deserved victory for them.

kirbyu1227d ago

That thing said at the end is that sarcasm or a joke? I can't tell.

StraightedgeSES1227d ago (Edited 1227d ago )

Well it depends, if it 's like the virtual boy then yes

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