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GameStop CEO: “The Wii U is a Real Console”

GameStop CEO J. Paul Raines is excited about next-gen, including Nintendo's Wii U console. In an interview with GamesIndustry International following last week's earning's call, the CEO spoke up regarding Nintendo's glossy new home console. (GameStop, Wii U)

zeal0us  +   968d ago
Well if the Wii U was a fake console it probably would not have hit the US/EU/Japan shores and would been made by some Chinese company.

Well its only a matter of time oh w8 nvm its already here. I forgot JinXing already made a Kirf model already.

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GrizzliS1987  +   967d ago
you know the company is in trouble when a gamestop CEO has to announce and confirm that the wii U is indeed a console LOL

to be fair, i will buy the wii U when smash bros comes out, thats for sure
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PS3Freak  +   967d ago
That fact that someone has to come out and tell us that the Wii U is a real console; means it isn't a real console.
Orionsangel  +   967d ago
The Wii U is a Vii U. Haha!

History shows Consoles that had a rough start don't do as well in the long run. They usually end up in third place when their Gen is over.
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dedicatedtogamers  +   968d ago
Remember when Microsoft kept saying over and over again "Kinect is for hardcore gamers. It will have hardcore games"? And then it turned out to be false?

I get a similar feeling with all this WiiU news. Why do we have to keep being told that WiiU is a "real console"? Why do we keep having to be told that the system will get a lot of games? If it is true, then the system would speak for itself and no one would HAVE to come to its defense.
PopRocks359  +   968d ago
Isn't that a little cynical given how history turned out for several major platforms this and last generation? The Wii U is not the only console in recent times to have a rough start.
Seraphim  +   968d ago
no but it is the most irrelevant.
SilentNegotiator  +   968d ago
Except Ps3 has never had a month as bad as Wii U in Jan/Feb, or anything near it. Neither has 3DS.

Stop playing that card; it has no weight. Wii U is nothing like those systems.

Ps3 had a "slow" start because it was expensive as gold. 3DS had a "slow" start because it had a price that compared poorly to an upcoming competing system (until the major price drop, that is).

Wii U is having a REAL slow start because it doesn't pander well to either end of the spectrum and doesn't even have its Nintendo defining exclusives yet....but remember, Gamecube had those exclusives too, and it sold less than 22 million in an entire 5 years.
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Brucis  +   968d ago

The PS3 was the cheapest Blu-Ray player when it came out, even when games were slow coming out people bought it and non-gamers were likely for that reason. The WiiU is nothing like those systems because most systems are different and face different problems. The PS3 and 3DS didn't have a "slow" start, they had a slow start. Just because they are now successful doesn't change that the launches were bad (like basically every launch in the history of ever). If the WiiU takes off will you say it had a "slow" start? As for pandering to both sides, how is Monster Hunter, Lego City and New Super Mario Bros covering the spectrum of gamers? As for the Gamecube, yeah that really sucked. I loved my Gamecube, one of my favorite systems right up there with my PS2. If you're using Gamecube sales to imply they'll be in trouble they have enough bank to last through 2 complete console failures. I'd rather that not happen, but they can do it.
Jadedz  +   968d ago
You honestly don't believe in the Wii U (or Nintendo for that matter)?

Be skeptical about the 3rd party support (which is fair at this point in time), but the 1/2nd party stuff is the reason why consumers buy Nintendo platforms.
Jobesy  +   968d ago
Problem is, Nintendo is so slow to make games that if there is no proper 2nd/3rd party support than there's really not much to play. This isn't only with the Wiiu, we saw this the last couple years of the Wiis life cycle. Nintendo is too slow to produce games and 90% of the time the games they do produce are remakes, rarely new ips. Remakes are fine, but come on make something fresh too.
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nypifisel  +   967d ago
Nintendo shouldn't have launched the Wii U without any of their AAA exclusives, that was their first mistake, no actually, calling it Wii U was their first mistake (Never liked the Wii name to begin with but it would've made more sense to uneducated consumers if they would've called the next one Wii 2 instead)

Had the Wii U launched with a must have Nintendo game like an amazing Zelda, or 3D Mario etc, the Wii U would've sold, tons. Iwata is running Nintendo into the ground I'm afraid, I'm a PC gamer but I don't want that. I grew up with NES, SNES N64, they made some of the greatest games on earth so It's such a shame they're about to screw it all up!
dedicatedtogamers  +   968d ago
I'm skeptical about the WiiU because since it was first announded, it has been a very deceptive console. Nintendo paraded dozens of eager devs around on stage to talk about how EVERYone was going to support the WiiU. And now, no one supports the WiiU. Nintendo talked about how they were taking an honest look at their online system. The online for the WiiU - especially the account system - is still a joke. Nintendo talked about how the control scheme would revolutionize gaming. It hasn't. Wii Sports revolutionized gaming the first day it came out. Nintendo Land hasn't managed to do anything. And don't act like Nintendo has been up front with their own games. They've been awfully silent about supporting their console, which has been out for several months now. And don't say "Wait for E3". Nintendo needs to support its systems NOW. At last E3, we saw Zelda and Pikmin for the WiiU and they still haven't showed up, so "wait for E3" isn't a valid choice.

If Nintendo started being honest and began making aggressive actions for getting more dev support, driving console sales, and improving their online, I would be a bit softer on the WiiU. But it's not just the WiiU's shortfalls that annoy me: it's the fact that Nintendo (and the blind fanbase) wants us to believe that the shortfalls don't exist at all.
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Ck1x  +   968d ago
Here's where your argument fails! Whether they half assed Ports or not, the WiiU did have a decent number of games at launch. Now those games didn't sell to well and is the primary reason why most are taking a step back right now. Once again this is Nintendo's first HD system and I believe they were caught off guard by the extra development time and manpower needed to make HD games. Hence why a partnership was announced with Namco//Bandai to do the next Smash Bros and the Altus/Intelligent Systems for the WiiU Fire Emblem game coming. Not to mention that they have more partnering on other games that they have yet to even announce still. They published the fixing of Ninja Gaiden RE and are publishing Lego City, Wonderful 101 & for Bayonetta 2 to be made... So where is it that you don't see them stepping out to take risk here and being honest? Would you rather see them rush games just so the system has something to play? I mean yes there is a drought of games on the WiiU and yes that is Nintendo's fault for not preparing themselves better for this transition. They promised the WiiU wouldn't suffer the same fate as the 3ds, but in the end its turning out to be just like it. But once software started coming for the 3ds it hasn't stopped yet! It has been hit after hit from Nintendo in that regard, so yes I think I can wait until E3 to see what they have been so quiet about. The Japanese are generally very humble, so when they are quiet about something it means they don't want to brag, but when they are apologetic(as they were in the January Nintendo Direct about the software drought and the initial 3ds launch) they come out and admit to their shortcomings... Many Nintendo games and reveals were delayed after the final Devkits were released right before last years E3. Retro pulled their game at the last minute, look at how different Wonderful 101 looks compared to when it was first shown. Pikmin looks much better now and not like a ported Wii game and Xenoblade 2 looks better in its early stages than anything currently on the WiiU.
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jcnba28  +   968d ago
"And now, no one supports the WiiU."

Plenty of devs are supporting the Wii U especially indie devs. The reason EA is not supporting Wii U anymore is because EA and Nintendo had a falling out over the origin network.

"The online for the WiiU - especially the account system - is still a joke. "

Nintendo is constantly updating their OS give them a break. They created Miiverse which is a lot like Twitter and has been very successful so far.

"Nintendo talked about how the control scheme would revolutionize gaming."

Wii Sports was easy to sell because IT'S SPORTS. Everyone can relate to it and it's easy to play. I'm sure there's a Wii U Sports coming.

Nintendo have come out and apologized yes apologized to its fans in a Nintendo Direct saying "sorry for the delay of games but the switch from SD to HD is taking longer than we expected."

Be patient, the PS3/360 had no big games for a full year after they were released.
Yodagamer  +   968d ago
Well to be fair the wii u's launch had more hardcore games then the kinect has had in it's life time :P.
Donnieboi  +   968d ago
That's not really saying much--I mean, we're comparing a dedicated console to a barely responsive body motion device that doesn't use a controller. But still, I agree the Wii U's games are more hardcore than the Wii's launch games, but ports and a lack of frequently released games needs to be remedied quick by Nintendo.
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rainslacker  +   968d ago
I think the lack of games is a very valid complaint at this point. 4 months after launch to get 2 new games(MH3U and Lego City) released is unacceptable in my opinion. I pre-ordered when Rayman Legends was a launch title. Some of the other launch titles were also appealing, but Nintendo announced the Wii U 1-1/2 years before it's release. It got two E3's worth of announcements, and it has barely delivered anything in terms of games.

I like the system itself. It had it's launch issues with the OS, but overall the games I have played have been fun. There just aren't enough of them to make it a viable contender. Now with 2 more next gen consoles looming, both of which are better spec wise, it's obvious that Nintendo has completely wasted it's one year head start on the next gen. This was the time for them to really get a solid footing and make an install base big enough to make it harder for Sony and MS, and it was imperative that they do so.

I'm willing to wait for E3 before I completely dismiss them, but at the same time it would be nice to know now if they intend to actually try and make this console relevant. I don't want to sit through another 6 months wondering and waiting on them to get off their asses.
maniacmayhem  +   968d ago

I don't remember MS saying that Kinect would be for the hardcore gamer. I do remember them saying there would be some games for their hardcore audience which were provided. Whether you think their good or not is subjective.

I guess the reason why people need to be told is because people like you have short memory and attention spans. They seem to forget the same thing happened with the today's current consoles. Not many games were released at first launch and not many were different from their ports. In fact a lot were ports coming from PS2/Xbox.

We see it with the upcoming Xbox. MS is silent and gamers are going nuts spinning tales and declaring the PS4 is already the winner because they have not been told anything about the new Xbox. Some are even saying the new Xbox isn't even coming out because MS hasn't said a word.

So yes I guess these people really do need to remind the public of the obvious.

Game development takes time. You just can't go into a lab mix some potions together and out pops brand new games, enough to fill an whole entire store's shelf.
rainslacker  +   968d ago
"Game development takes time. You just can't go into a lab mix some potions together and out pops brand new games, enough to fill an whole entire store's shelf."

Indeed it does. A AAA game takes about 2 years to make. Wii U was announced almost 2 years ago...so where are the AAA games? Already with the PS4 we have quite a few AAA games announced within the launch window, and likely more to come at E3. More coming for it than the Wii U has had since it's launch. Some of those are coming out for the Wii U, and while that's good, I'll still be buying them for the PS4.

As a Wii U owner, I'm getting tired of this "Just wait and see". Nintendo has had ample time to get 3rd party devs on board, as well as produce several 1st party titles to make the Wii U more attractive, both before launch and after. Currently I don't even know what or when the next game I want to get for it is coming out. Never, in my entire life had I had that in a new console within the first year.
MaxXAttaxX  +   967d ago
They could have definitely had more games at launch, especially first party games.

The thing is, they rushed the Wii U out to beat the competition(PS4/720) and be able to sell it for $350.
Donnieboi  +   968d ago
@dedicated: "Well Said" bubble for you. I felt the same way. I'm fiending for that Monster Hunter, but don't want a wii u. Maybe capcom will make MH4 multiplatform. Besides the MH that just came out on Wii U is only a remake.
PopRocks359  +   967d ago
It's an HD remake of a particularly good game which nearly doubles the overall content. You make that seem like it's a bad thing.
MaxXAttaxX  +   967d ago
I'd wait for a MH4. Already played the Wii version. Too soon for an HD remake for me.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   968d ago
If what you're saying is true, then people need to shut up about the Ps3 already, and they need to shut up about the Ps4 now.
DragonKnight  +   968d ago
I think it's funny how often we hear "the Wii U is a real console" or some variant of that phrase and yet everyone who says it and is in a position to actually showcase that statement does absolutely nothing to prove their point. If the Wii U is a real console with real strengths, prove it. Stop trying to sell it to gamers who won't believe it without actual games.
PopRocks359  +   968d ago
Now on this I can agree wholeheartedly. That said I think games will come. We have six first party titles on the way (well, technically one of them is a crossover with a Nintendo franchise made by Atlus).

Even the Gamecube and the Wii had some third party gems here and there. I doubt the Wii U won't at the very least have that.
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maniacmayhem  +   968d ago
Games are still in development, E3 is a few months away. You just can't expect games to just *poof* appear out of no where and amaze the masses.

People (gamers) seem to forget when the 360 and PS3 first launched and each had very little games or games that showed off its technical power.
Donnieboi  +   968d ago
The games should have already been deeper into the dev cycle, with more 3rd party games before even releasing it. We can't guaruntee that Nintendo is really going to have playable versions of new games by E3. And even if they did, how long is it until WE can buy them? Seriously, WHY are there so few games? U say to wait, but why is this even happening in the first place? Sony isn't having any problems whipping up new games and getting 3rd party love, and the hardware is comparable to Wii U's.

The smarter gamer asks WHY. Not just accepts it when told to wait. If that's the case, while I'm waiting for Wii U to get it's thing together, I could already be saving up for the PS4, which has already impressed me as a gamer as a viable reason to move into the next generation.

Right now, the only Nintendo division doing things right is the ds/3ds division, which has been running things more independently from Iwata. I want a 3ds because THAT has a truckload of games, 3rd party support, and the new Shin Megami Tensei 4 game has been announced to come out in America this summer! So I gotta have that!
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maniacmayhem  +   967d ago

This is easy for you to say and think when you have 0 experience in game production and how it works. Most devs don't get a dev kit until half a year before it is even finalized. All devs can do is go on bare specs from the company that could also change at any moment. This is why most games do not take full advantage of that systems hardware at launch.

Another issue is most 3rd parties (especially) nowadays want to wait to see the user install base and popularity of the new system. They don't want to dump millions into a game for a system that isn't popular. An example would be the PS3, the 3DS and even the PS3 had some of these issues.

The smarter gamer knows WHY and doesn't back seat drive and thinks that games just pop out of no where just because a system is released. Game development is a 2 to 3 year process.

You say Sony isn't having any problems whipping up games but they showed just as little as WiiU. And it appears WiiU has more games than what the PS4 showed.

Nintendo has already said that there would be a good number of new games announced and playable at E3. But it's easier (i guess) to focus on the negatives rather than the positives.
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rainslacker  +   968d ago

I really like my Wii U. I think it's a nice console. But of those 6 first party titles, how many are releasing this year? 2 I think. What has Nintendo been doing these past 2 years to get games available on the system? I know the games are coming, but most of those 6 don't even have release dates for this year(although they could be confirmed later). It's like they released the system, then said to themselves..."OK, time to make some games for it".

And then there is an apparent lack of support from 3rd party devs. I'm all for just playing 1st party games on the system...but for the system to remain viable it must have good 3rd party support. The number of upcoming games on GameStop is paltry, and most don't even have release dates this year...and about 1/4 of them are just re-releases of older games.

No matter how good a system is, it can not survive without games. I believe the early adopters have been patient enough, and it's time for Nintendo to deliver, or at least give us more than, "the games are coming".

To put things in perspective. For how many people said that the Vita had no games, I brought twice as many(plus 3 more) for it than I have for the Wii U in the same time frame, and I'm very much prefer home console to mobile any day.


The Wii U has it's strengths. The Gamepad does offer some interesting possibilities in terms of game play, and hopefully that will be better implemented by developers.

MiiVerse is pretty cool, but could be overshadowed by Sony's efforts.

The graphics will probably hold their own against next gen, but will likely look dated a 3-4 years into the other consoles lifespan, but arguably the difference won't be as drastic as say PS2 to PS3 days.

Some of the games that have been released are quite good. I'm really enjoying Lego City right now myself.

I'm sure there are more, but it's late and I should be asleep.
yewles1  +   968d ago
...you sure they weren't talking about the Wii Mini instead?

LOL_WUT  +   967d ago
Good point ;) +1

When you have the CEO of GameStop come out and make statements like these, you really have to question Nintendo and their business tactics. As this is something Nintendo themselves should be addressing to consumers. ;)
dungeonboss  +   968d ago
Well, let's see...
For sure this year, we have:
Wonderful 101
Pikmin 3
Game & Wario
Mario Kart U
Yarn Yoshi
Wind Waker HD
Fire Emblem X SMT

Announced for the future:
Monolith Soft's "X"
Bayonetta 2
Zelda: Wii U
3D Mario
Super Smash Bros. 4

That's what we know as of January. And then they clarified that there is more on the way THIS year and in the future that will be announced at E3.

What's been announced for PS4? Killzone, Infamous. Meh.
Xbox 720? Microsoft hasn't even bothered to get people hyped yet.

EDIT: And whatever Retro is working on.... :F
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BitbyDeath  +   968d ago
"What's been announced for PS4?"

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Battlefield 4
Blacklight: Retribution
Carmageddon: Reincarnation
Cyberpunk 2077
Deep Down
Diablo III
Infamous: Second Son
Killzone: Shadow Fall
Primal Carnage: Genesis
Rocketbirds 2: Evolution
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witness
Watch Dogs
dungeonboss  +   968d ago
Oh, sorry, I was only talking about first-party games. Let's see, which of those are also on Wii U?

Watch Dogs
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
and although it hasn't been officially confirmed, Destiny is has been rumored to be coming to Wii U as well.

Not to mention that the Wii U already has Monster Hunter Tri Ultimate, Lego City Undercover, and several high profile enhanced ports such as Need for Speed Most Wanted U and Deus Ex HR. (which fans that own the game on 360 and PS3 seem have been complaining about "missing features").

Which of those PS4 exclusives is actually appealing to me as a consumer? Maybe Driveclub. That's about it.
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WeAreLegion  +   968d ago
As a consumer, I'm not sure which ones would be appealing to you.

As a gamer, most of them should be pretty appealing...
LOGICWINS  +   968d ago
Damn, and we aren't even at E3 yet. You can add GTAV to that list as well.
_QQ_  +   968d ago
Don't mention third parties, a console is only as good as its exclusives.
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Yodagamer  +   968d ago
All i know is that nintendo and sony have gotten me hyped for both platforms, even if nintendo in a bit of the normal software drought associated with most launches
_-EDMIX-_  +   968d ago
@dungeonboss- I'm sorry but to compare Watch Dogs, Destiny etc to the PS4 versions is a bit of a joke.

um....there also on PS3. You know why Deep Down, Witcher 3 etc are not on Wii U.....cause those are all next gen games with no PS3 or 360 versions.

Everything on the Wii U that is 3rd party is not making ANYONE want a Wii U....its actually saying JUST KEEP YOUR PS3 and 360...you know cause theres about 160 million of em out there and all...

I'm getting about half of BitByDeath's little list there.

On Wii U, I'm getting X and Pikmin 3.....thats it. The rest are bore fest. To say "Oh OH WIND WAKER HD, is like saying...stand back guys GTAIV is being ported to PS4 OMG DAY 1" So.....a game that got released YEARS ago is getting ported and this is a big deal? No wonder Wii U sales are so damn low, people like you seem to think that this is some sort of good thing.

Welcome back to the Gamecube cold ages. LOL!

All jokes aside. Nintendo's system is looking bad. Like I don't see me owning it in like 2 years bad. I'll get it with X is out, but I'm getting it used. Nintendo won't see a dime from me, why get a new for just 3 damn games? For gods sake I've got more PS4 games ON PRE ORDER then I plan to get for the Wii U period!

PS4 is a EASY day 1, I will play exclusives, third parties etc on it. Wii U? Just want 3 games...quite sad I know.
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TheDivine  +   968d ago
So ps4 ports excite people? Diablo 3 on ps4 is like someone getting excited for a GTA4 port on ps4. Isn't that right EDMIX? Not to mention multiplats shouldn't be a reason to buy a console. I won't spend 4-500 dollars for rocket birds 2 and some tech demos like deep down which isn't even a game yet. Maybe I should go out and preorder unreal engine 4 and agnis philosophy because both games look righteous right? Wrong. Ps4 will be dope but nobodies excited for another KZ, at least i hope not. What other exclusives are there so far? Another infamous? Same shit different day. At least Nintendo innovated, brought new ideas, and crazy unexpected games like SMT x Fire Emblem. Sure they regurgitated another Mario but it at least is the best one since SM World.

And yes, GameCube rocked bitches! It's legendary period as is Wind Waker. Funny to see Sony guys who beg for HD remasters get but hurt over Nintendo remaking one of the best games ever made. At least they remake instead of port with a higher res ala Sony.

And il happily take Xenoblade 2 over EVERY ps4 game announced. Il take SMTxFE and Metroid over another KZ, GT, Ratchet, and LBP. It's like the ds/psp and 3ds/vita situation. Sony guys hyped cause it has teh grafix while Nintendo guys are excited for quality games. You guys prob think the vita has a good library lol. Honestly very few Sony games actually excite me. The last one was prob Demons Souls and the next is Beyond 2 Souls. Great hardware vs great software, il take software every single time. Still have fun your multiplats, fps, tps, and fps, tps, and fps, and fps, and fps, and fps exc.
Realplaya  +   968d ago
Question is how many of these games will release on day 1?
ylwzx3  +   967d ago
Diablo 3. lulz..
Neko_Mega  +   968d ago
An yet, PS4 is listed as a console that alot of people are wanting. It out rank Nintendo products and Apple's, I think now matter what to come.

The Wii U is in trouble, until then. Wii U gets leftovers from PS3/360/PC.


An maybe even DayZ.
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jcnba28  +   968d ago
So you're another fanboy that believe's Gamestop when they said that there has been "Strong Purchase Intent for PS4"? LOL

Gamestop are only saying that to get people hyped for the system so they will buy it in their stores. I went into gamestop the other day to pick up a game and at the counter they said would you like to put your name down for the ps4 and I said no thanks but they wouldn't shut the fuck up. They kept on trying to convince me that I should register my name for it so I said fine. Am I going to buy a ps4? Nope, not for at least 2 years after launch and a price drop.
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delboy  +   968d ago
If 3rd party support means more FPS, then WiiU doesn't need 3rd party support.
WiiU and PC is the perfect combination, a innovative console with probably 20+ AAA exclusive games and a pc for multiplat.
_QQ_  +   968d ago
with SC2 and DOTA 2.
stragomccloud  +   968d ago
Agreed. For me it's pc and Wii U all the way. Though, I'm sure I'll get the other consoles when they have built up a big enough library of exclusives.

Wii U truly offers an experience I can't get on any console, if it's not for Wii U, then it'll probably come to pc, and at least then I can play it at a level consoles could only dream of achieving. Since ps4 and probably also the next xbox won't really be doing anything too different with the controller, and since I have a wireless xbox 360 controller fire my pc, I have absolutely no reason to buy non Wii U multiplats for anything except pc.
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iNFAMOUZ1  +   968d ago
i agree mostly with you on the ps4 stuff and wii u stuff
Hicken  +   968d ago
So... you'd compare a full year of games for the Wii U with the list of known launch window titles for the PS4, which will be out in around October or so?

Sounds legit.

Oh yeah: exclusives definitely matter, but only when the consoles being discussed get the same multiplats; the Wii U won't be getting quite a few of the games that are coming to either the 7th OR 8th gen consoles. That means that, unlike the 360/720 or PS3/PS4, the Wii U NEEDS more exclusives to survive.

Not that they don't matter at all, but their importance is a little different for Nintendo.
rainslacker  +   968d ago
Have all those games you mentioned actually been confirmed for release this year? I looked them all up and none of them had dates listed for this year. I know if there is no confirmed date retailers put it well into the future, but seems like all of them have an unknown release date.

Not trying to argue, and I am looking forward to some of them, but the rest of this year has looked pretty dry to me.
Zer0bros  +   968d ago
Well, let's see..

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Battlefield 4
Blacklight: Retribution
Carmageddon: Reincarnation
Cyberpunk 2077
Deep Down
Diablo III
Infamous: Second Son
Killzone: Shadow Fall
Primal Carnage: Genesis
Rocketbirds 2: Evolution
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witness
Watch Dogs

This was just the PS4 R-E-V-E-A-L, not the actual conference like in E3. How long has Nintendo had? 2 years, 2 E3s, multiple "Nintendo Directs" and for what? Boring looking kiddy games like Yoshi Yarn?

The beauty of 3rd party games are that they keep gamers busy until the big exclusive releases and judging by Sony's record, they are doing a FAR better job than Nintendo

What's been announced for Wii U? SMT X FE, meh. Those aren't system sellers. I can act like a drone as well!
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DarkHeroZX  +   967d ago

Not every game on your list is coming out this year.
Parapraxis  +   967d ago
Out of the games coming this year I'll be getting:
Mario Kart U, Wind Waker HD and possibly Yarn Yoshi.
Looking at only 3 games for 2013 4 months in...that is not a good thing.
GotHDGame  +   967d ago
Don't forget Eternal Darkness IP was renewed by Nintendo...
GdaTyler  +   967d ago
Your fanboy side is shining.
kirbyu  +   968d ago
What would be considered a fake console?
gamer42  +   968d ago
anything like the Chintendo Vii or polystation
Summons75  +   967d ago
Ouya, obviously!
strigoi814  +   968d ago
oh i thought it was a chinese rip off wii look a like console.../sarcasm
KnightRobby  +   968d ago
*Says Nintendo while handing a wad of cash to GameStop's CEO. :)
KnightRobby  +   968d ago
PS: I have never had to hear Microsoft or Sony defend if their consoles are really "real consoles"...
stragomccloud  +   968d ago
That's because "gamers" and publishers alike love to bash Nintendo.
Deku-Johnny  +   967d ago
This is GameStop defending the console not Nintendo.
KillrateOmega  +   968d ago
“The Wii U is a Real Console”
Oh really? And here I was under the impression that it was just a myth like the Lochness Monster, Big Foot, and jackalopes.

My whole perception of reality has been shattered...
jack who  +   968d ago
i tho April fools was over?
imsocool1234  +   968d ago
Guys and girls: We just experienced on behalf of Gamestop, a no shit Sherlock moment lol.

P.S. This just in! We need oxygen to breath!
Geovanny  +   968d ago
He just randomly said this or was it brought up?
KwietStorm  +   968d ago
hard joe  +   968d ago
not real next gen though
SonyPS4  +   967d ago
It's real next gen though.
ChickeyCantor  +   968d ago
Are people really blaming him for such bad use of words? "Gamers" keep throwing the word "Real" around like they are trying to make a political statement.
"Real gamers"
"Real games"
"Real consoles"

If anything the person is simply trying to communicate with the so called hardcore gamers.
Deku-Johnny  +   967d ago
There is nothing worse than people who use the term 'real gamer', all gamers are 'real' gamers. You have to be really insecure to have to try convince people you're a 'real' gamer rather than some sort of fake gamer.
ChickeyCantor  +   967d ago
I'm fading...
I'm not real...

chukamachine  +   968d ago
I'm not a puppet, I'm a real boyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

Nobody cares.

New consoles are coming.
Ck1x  +   968d ago
I can't help but think how much the gaming community reminds me of high school really! Microsoft would be the rich preppy guy, while Sony is the resident high school Jock and Nintendo is the nerdy awkward kid. Even though both the Jock and prep don't like each other, they really don't like the nerdy kid though and that's the one thing they seem to agree on... I say this because just look at the comment sections of just about "Every major Nintendo related post" and it is riddled with people that swear they will never give a dime of their money to Nintendo, but yet spend so much time in their day bashing and trashing the company! If you don't like them why do people care what they are or aren't doing then, it shouldn't effect you at all. Some of the terms Nintendo fans get called are really ridiculous and small minded, like Nintenfags for instance. I just don't know why people feel so threatened by Nintendo if they are rubbish and childish and create bad hardware... Not to mention the fact that majority of the people that hate Nintendo or down talks them come willingly to the Nintendo related articles themselves. That's like someone walking into your house and then berating you for buying a Honda because they like Chevy or Ford. Who cares what you like, as long as you like it then nothing else should matter. People shouldn't have to get abused because they like Nintendo games, I mean how childish is that. In all honesty I know many people feel that the PS3 had its share of negative news and it did. But no console in recent history has been trashed the way the WiiU has and I don't care what any fanboys try to refute for that. Eveyday even when there are good things to report on the WiiU, every other article is doom, gloom, doom, or its dead in the water. Even after the January Nintendo Direct there were people reaching for new ways to spin how it was bad. I mean like one poster said above that he was excited by everything that Sony announced for PS4, but all of the games in the January ND but one were boring to him... I saw the same PS4 presentation, probably 5 times now and it was a lot of tech demos shown in my opinion and Infamous SS was what piqued my interest the most. Why because Sucker Punch has a great track record so far of making great games. Killzone, while it will look good will get swallowed up by the CoD's and Battle Field 4 that's coming to the system as well. So maybe the WiiU needs more than 4months to find its legs, the PS3 had more time then that and the 360 definitely didn't come out the gate strong. So why all of a sudden does the WiiU get held to different standards? Im sure the PS4 will have hiccups at launch as well, that's what happens with new hardware when its released.
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Realplaya  +   968d ago
Nintendo needs to pull a Nike/Woods cause I love there slogan.

“Winning takes care of everything.”

“Games take care of everything.”
KontryBoy706  +   967d ago
lol you know what does anyone remember Sony, Microsoft, any major gaming site or retailer having to defend and damage control the PS3 and 360 after they released? No, because it was clear they were undoubtably more powerful than the pervious gen. From the LAUNCH titles. There was no need for comparison videos to prove anything. If anything, there were videos done to "show off" their power not convince everyone they were next gen consoles and more powerful than the previous gen. Wii U is having a hard time outpacing the PS3 and 360. It shouldn't even be a contest.
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1upgamer99  +   967d ago
Yeah and PS2 had almost HALF the power of Gamecube, your point is?
1upgamer99  +   967d ago
Yes, it is a real console, and it does things my PS3 can't, but my PS4 will. I think its a great console, and if you don't want one don't buy one plain and simple.
sarshelyam  +   967d ago
I once used my WiiU Tablet to turn on my TV, which automatically turned on my PS3. TRUTH!

That said, I can't play LEGO City Undercover on anything else and it is, hands down, the best the Wii U has. SO GOOD!
_-EDMIX-_  +   967d ago
......and you wonder why this system is selling so damn poorly. LOL!
sarshelyam  +   967d ago
@_-EDMIX-_ I'd agree with your cynicism if LEGO City Undercover weren't better than many "AAA" releases. It's an incredibly polished game, very much a LEGO realized Grand Theft Auto, but fun, humorous.
sarshelyam  +   967d ago
Sounds like a parent of three, two of which are biological, the other by marriage...with the marital child given nuggets of proactive wisdom just to keep them from feeling like a complete reject.
Cuders  +   967d ago
its not that the Wii-u is a bad console its the fact that they are 7years too late. and we are already in the next gen era. wii-u has some good exclusives i give them credit for that.

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