Submitted by LaWiiG 746d ago | opinion piece

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." (Industry, Nintendo, Wii U)

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SOD_Delta  +   746d ago
No, because the Dreamcast actually had enjoyable games.
classic200  +   746d ago
I don't see a dreamcast but more of a N64 or gamecube sales.
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LaWiiG  +   746d 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.
khowat  +   745d ago
ouch! that's mean
SirNintend0  +   746d ago
No it isn't. System hasn't been out long enough.to say something like this
millzy102  +   746d 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.
Hitman0769  +   746d 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.
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BitbyDeath  +   746d ago
Too early, E3 should be a good sign of things to come.
kamikazepikmin  +   746d ago
Insert arbitors drone-like wii u is doomed comment
Amigaengine  +   745d ago
Yet another WiiU doom story ? Has got to be serious money in these stories.
LaWiiG  +   745d ago
We are a volunteer site :)
Theyellowflash30  +   745d ago
Oh my gosh, not one of these articles slash videos again. Whoever is the author of this needs to read ----- THIS

CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   745d ago
Microsoft Company started in 1975

Sony had it's beginnings in 1945 and official name in 1950

Nintendo had it's beginnings in 1889 and took the official name in 1933

-Just some perspective about survival.
BladerunnerZX  +   745d ago
I think the Wii U will be Nintendos last home game console.

With the current sales numbers and lack of interest from both gamers and casual consumers I just dont see how the Wii U can survive after the PS4 and the XboxNext launches.
deafdani  +   745d ago
Your comment only shows that you really don't know anything about the game industry's history, nor Nintendo's financial state.
BladerunnerZX  +   745d ago
I have been a gamer for over 30 years kid.
Theyellowflash30  +   745d ago
Then you should know games sell consoles. Nintendo does not have Mario Kart, Zelda, Smash Bros, or 3D Mario out on the system. Do you really think the sales will continue this way? You obviously haven't spent your 30 looking at the relationship between console and Killer IP sales.

Not to mention, Nintendo has more money in the bank than Sony and MS. This will not be Nintendo's last console. Lets wait till this fall and see how the Wii U sales are.

Remember the 3DS? That seemed to have a current lack of sales numbers and interest from both gamers and casuals consumers as well.... and how's that system doing?
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deafdani  +   744d ago
Watch out, guys, we've got a badass over here.

Seriously now, do you really think that your 30+ years in gaming somehow validate your point? No. Not at all. Again: you haven't shown the smallest trace of knowledge about the game industry's history, nor Nintendo's current financial state, which aren't related AT ALL to how many years you (or I, for that matter) have been playing videogames.
Thepcz  +   745d ago
depends what you mean

dreamcast was a revolutionary machine. it had a great library of games

but it didnt perform well at retail

wiiu will do well in both aspects, so i dont see how it will 'fail' like dreamcast

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