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Editorial | Is the Wii U Heading to the Same Fate as the Sega Dreamcast?

GAMINGtruth's Greg Bargas takes a look at the past in this Sega Dreamcast and Nintendo Wii U comparison.

"When it comes to the Sega Dreamcast and Nintendo Wii U, there are similarities that can be drawn from the two. Both featured dual-screen technology and released into an industry filled with change turmoil. The two companies were once entangled in console wars, Nintendo indirectly crowned triumphant as SEGA backed out of the development to only focus on software.

In the current age of gaming, will the same now happen to Nintendo? Rough numbers and lack of third-party support might pressure Super Mario to find a new home. Are future consoles in the company's near future? Or, has it too succumbed to same turnover as seemingly untouchable companies like THQ and ATARI?

We could very well see an officially licensed Super Mario PC title. It may seem odd, but it might be the only hope Nintendo has at surviving."

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SOD_Delta1207d ago

No, because the Dreamcast actually had enjoyable games.

classic2001207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

I don't see a dreamcast but more of a N64 or gamecube sales.

LaWiiG1207d ago

Which is funny as I still own and play all three. I chose the PlayStation over the Nintendo 64. I didn't like the whole "blurry" output it had.

SirNintend01207d ago

No it isn't. System hasn't been out long enough.to say something like this

millzy1021207d ago

Nintendo is a long way from 3rd party publisher people seem to forget that have a very successful console the 3ds, even if the Wii u fails they will at the very least stay in the portable market as they've proven with the gameboy vs game gear and neo geo pockets, ds vs PSP and 3ds vs vita that no one can touch them in the dedicated game handheld market and they would probably still end up releasing a new home console at some time.

Hitman07691207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

I don't think so, given Nintendo's way more popular franchises than Sega ever had. I love Dreamcast though and I'm excited to check out the Wii.

BitbyDeath1207d ago

Too early, E3 should be a good sign of things to come.

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