Why the Wii U is not doomed

The Wii U is not doomed, and GameDwellers explores the reasons as to why the console will do fine.

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zerocrossing1976d ago

"Why the Wii U is not doomed"

Because Nintendo still have a rather large consumer base and even though many of them have yet to of purchased a Wii U (myself included) they will no doubt eventually, especially when more big 1st party Nintendo titles come out and 3rd party titles such as Monolith soft's X and Platinum games Bayonetta 2.

TruthbeTold1976d ago (Edited 1976d ago )

^ lol, What do those disagrees even mean?

'Shut up! It's gonna be teh failz! My favez company will win! All yer customerz r belong 2 us!'

People need to stop acting like middle school kids on this site.

It's one thing to disagree, but the hit and run, anonymous disagree that pretty much everyone knows are based in ugly fanboyism is just pathetic. If there is truly a compelling anti-Wii U argument that is fact based, but doesn't encompass the same struggles that both MS and Sony will face with their new consoles, I'd love to hear it.

You can pretty much title an article 'Revealed: Wii U CPU silicon refined from dog crap' and it will get more attention and people to take it seriously than a positive Wii U article. Bleh.

zebramocha1976d ago (Edited 1976d ago )

Some times you get disagrees because they don't like you or comments

TruthbeTold1976d ago

Hence why I said:

"It's one thing to disagree, but the hit and run, anonymous disagree that pretty much everyone knows are based in ugly fanboyism is just pathetic."

live2play1976d ago

"People need to stop acting like middle school kids on this site"
haha what? uhh how old do you think all these ps360 trolls are?
they are acting like middle school children...BECAUSE THEY ARE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL

deafdani1976d ago

One observation: Nintendo owns Monolith Soft now, so their game is first party. ;)

Deku-Johnny1975d ago

Monolith Soft are 2nd party. Only in house IPs are 1st party such as Mario, Zelda etc. Games made by Nintendo's subsidiaries are 2nd such as Kirby, Xenoblade etc.

deafdani1975d ago

Nope, they're actually first party.

"In the video game industry, a first-party developer is part of a company which manufactures a video game console and develops exclusively for it. First-party developers may use the name of the company itself (such as Nintendo), have a specific division name (such as Sony's Polyphony Digital) or have been an independent studio before being acquired by the console manufacturer (such as Rare or Naughty Dog)."

Monolith Soft is now 100% owned by Nintendo, making them now a first party studio:

"As of May 6, 2007, Nintendo owned controlling interest in the company after Namco Bandai sold 80% of its 96% stake in Monolith Soft to Nintendo. This went into effect May 1, 2007.[3] Later Namco sold the remaining 16%, making Monolith Soft a first-party developer for Nintendo."

In the context of video game development, a second-party studio is one that's not completely owned by the hardware manufacturer (Nintendo in this case), but makes games exclusively for them most of the time, or all of the time. Sometimes said studios aren't owned by the hardware manufacturer at all.

Pokémon is a Nintendo second party franchise, believe it or not. :P

Whymii1976d ago (Edited 1976d ago )

First up, I must state that I own a wii u and see it having a future, however I don't think it's going to be a rosy as I would like it to be.

For a variety of reasons Nintendo have been losing third party support for generations. You can argue back and forth why and if it really matters, but it can't be denied that some major multi-platform games have either skipped Nintendo consoles or been poorly implemented on them.

Yes, I know that there is going to be fantastic first party games coming, that's why I bought the wii u and the reason it has future. Nintendo make great games. The problem is that they needed to make a great console and they haven't. Yes, the gamepad and miiverse are brilliant, but what else is there to entice the publishers and developers to support it? From their point of view tech specs do matter, particularly when making multi-platform.

A year or two from now that message will be driven home when the next Xbox and ps4 will be getting the latest Rockstar or Bungie game and the wii u won't. You may not want to play these games, but you should have the choice. I pray that I am wrong, but I saw it happen with the N64, the GameCube and then the wii...

Jadedz1976d ago (Edited 1976d ago )

It's unfortunate how many people disregard the Wii U as a bad console.

BC with original Wii software and accessories
Tablet-like controller, with off-tv play feature
Premium owners get 10% cash back on all digital purchases (credit goes towards eshop points, and it's only for a limited amount of time)

I'll be honest - I favor Nintendo over the other companies, though I'll never belittle the competition, ''just cause.'' If there's a valid reason why certain gaming company's don't float boats (metaphorically writing), then negative criticism can be totally valid of that said company(s). What urks me are comments like, ''this system is garbage, and you all know it!'' running rampant in the N4G, getting up votes and people getting rewarded for it.

There should be a standard; juvenile, ''haha, the system sux! xD'' comments demean this community and gamers as a whole. I've seen (read, actually) way too many influential Debbie Downers for my liking - let's reformat N4G into a place that isn't tagged with drive-by trolling, but with people who enjoy games and understand the concept of the word ''debate'' without resorting to immature behavior.

PopRocks3591976d ago (Edited 1976d ago )

Ten bucks says this article gets nowhere near half the buzz all of this week's negative articles have gotten.

"I'll be honest - I favor Nintendo over the other companies, though I'll never belittle the competition, 'just cause.'"

^This. I've never believed in the concept of hating on something I don't necessarily have as much interest in. I've criticized products from my favorites as well as other publishers/manufacturers and have praised them as well. I love Nintendo games, but I like other ones too. I wouldn't be a proud PS3 owner if I felt otherwise. I wouldn't want to get a Vita at some point in the future either.

What I DON'T like is when people not only incessantly hate on things they don't enjoy as much as others but even become toward insulting toward the people who support them.

And I'm not talking about people who come up with valid criticisms and choose not to buy a certain product (such as lacking in software interest for, say, the Wii U or even the Vita). That's completely reasonable. But there are plenty of times where it really gets out of control, especially in N4G's community.

1nsaint1976d ago

I dont get the hating as well, people bash on each other like they are the complete opposite of who they are, just because they play on a different platform.

Funny thing is that they arent so different, most do enjoy the same multiplatform games, you'll see two fanboys hating on each other while they both for example might love bioshock.

So yeah dont get the hating, but i do get why some people get pissed when they see some fanboy bashing on their favorite console/platform, which is most of the time comming from some ignorant and hypocritical fool that doesnt know what he's talking about.

Personally i like all the major platforms and their games, i have a 360, a pc, a 3DS and an xperia play(psp phone kinda)

But i dont see me buying a wii U though.. I've disliked the whole tablet controller idea ever since it was an announced on the E3.

But that might change if their are some good games out for it like super smash bros.

BlackWolf1976d ago

Can't agree more with you. That kind of immature comments are made by little kids,or people that think as if they were. Hating a company or their consoles just because of yes is a childish act. Why can't people simply enjoy the games they like, and respect others when their tastes don't match yours? Maybe I'm asking too much, but a man can dream... :)

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Sgt_Slaughter1976d ago

Just waiting on that certain Sony fangirl to show up any second now...

NeoTribe1976d ago

Here i am! I see you managed to find an article sadly attempting to raise the morale of the few suckers that ran out and bought this failed attempt of a console. Just trollin, just trollin.

kreate1976d ago

Why do u care so much?

sherimae24131976d ago

im a sony fangirl... is that me oni-chan? ^_^

DeadSpaced1976d ago

I suppose I could be called a Sony fanboy, but I want the WiiU to succeed. Competition is always healthy and good for the consumer.

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