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Can The Wii U Compete with the PS4 and Xbox 720?

If there ever was a console which could be considered ubiquitous in the mainstream it would have to be the Nintendo Wii. The runaway success of Nintendo’s Wii cannot be stressed enough — it was a complete monster of the last generation, surpassing everyone else in the industry and even transcending the realm of gaming and making it into the world of technology and pop culture in general. Everyone young and old was interested in the Wii, with it not only appealing to gamers but to to just about anyone with a pulse. The question was if Nintendo could get lightning to strike twice and for the Wii U to be as big of a success.

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iGAM3R-VIII1238d ago (Edited 1238d ago )

Hard to tell at this moment and until E3 comes I think we all would be able to tell. Based on the specs and exclusives and games that are skipping the Wii U tells a lot and Nintendo haven't really started pushing out some exclusives (expect some at E3 2013 (the best E3 ever)). I think at this point the Wii U has a slight chance but if the Xbox rumours about this online and block used game thing is true we could see the Wii U having a bigger chance but I would save this thought until E3.

If the 720 rumours are true then my reaction is simple....
http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/st...

clintos591238d ago (Edited 1238d ago )

I think it will be a battle between sony, nintendo & ouya with 720 in last place lol. U heard it here 1st. Bookmark it for future ownage. =]

Edit I forgot the /s lol, my bad.

iGAM3R-VIII

I know that it was a sarcasm joke, I forgot to put the /s

Hellsvacancy1238d ago (Edited 1238d ago )

ouya? thats not even a next gen console, its cool if you wanna play FF3 or silly mobile/facebook games, but if you wanna play something hardcore like Battlefield 4, The Witcher 3 or Fallout 4 etc, your gonna buy a PS4, 720 or a PC

Ouya shouldnt be compared to current gen consoles, its its own little thing, a mobile phone...... that you cant use to call someone with, just play games you would whilst waiting for a bus, or sitting on the toilet at work

Donnieboi1238d ago (Edited 1238d ago )

Scratch ouya out. It'll be Sony 1st, Steambox At 2nd (if valve commits to It), Wii U at a distant 3rd, Xbox--who the hell knows (the average western bro-dude COD-loving fool might still buy it before they realize their stuck with a DRM console).

It's gonna be a strange battle. But with wii u, steambox, and next xbox, one thing is for certain...none of them are as prepared as Sony. Yeah Wii u came out first, but 3rd party support is dead and the console is far from future-proof. Even Ouya and Steambox have to worry about stores holding hardware due to the likelyhood that steambox wont use discs for games (stores don't like carrying game devices that only support digital distribution). Doesn't mean they don't have a few tricks up their sleaves, but Sony seems like they've been gearing up for ps4 for years.

iGAM3R-VIII1238d ago (Edited 1238d ago )

@clintos59 To the people that think the OUYA and the android consoles are going to put a dent in the console market are people that don't know gaming, it's like saying the muscle car market is going to be damaged by the hybrid market because there are two completely different buyers in two different markets.

It would be between PS4, 720 and Wii U and until we know everything about the 720 and the rumours are true then we can say which will be left in the dust

MikeMyers1238d ago

It can compete but not in a direct comparison. That's why the Wii U will have to be priced accordingly. Where the Wii U will shine is in its ability to differentiate itself from the others. Namely the Gamepad features and exclusives. This is why Nintendo is struggling right now, there simply isn't enough compelling software to motivate gamers and the Gamepad features as of yet aren't convincing gamers to want them more.

It's always hard to get 3rd party publishers to really take advantage of hardware, especially if it offers unique features. Lots of them simply want to just port them.

chaos-lockheart1238d ago

Ouya is not even in the league with the big guys.

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greenpowerz1238d ago (Edited 1238d ago )

Give it a rest. Nice edit to your comment toning down the fanboyism.

I was just wondering why do you care so much about Xbox and Nintendo? Enjoy Sony products and move on man WOW!!!.

You wait 24/7 on N4G ready to comment first in every 720 article. Do you sleep, eat ,work, shower, go to school? You're in every article commenting for months, now trolling for articles to post all day every day LOL.

You use your strongman and Kratos kills accounts(and god only knows what other ones) to bubble up your iGAMER-VIII account fast.

It is too early to say anything for sure about this console generation. Your trolling causes the media to ignore Wii U and PS4 hype actually hurting them not MSFT.

Let all the consoles get announced, then wait for them to announce final specs, and after that wait for each one to launch LMAO.

EDIT

Yep no matter how secluded an article is when I reply to you I get 4 to 6 instant disagrees followed with a reply from your *BlueTemplar* account.

You are scared trolling like your life depends on this. I could be right too, your greatest goal in life could very well be seeing Sony being king again. Pretty sad.

Now use your BlueTemplar account to make some stupid smart a$$ remark with rubbish logic.

EDIT

If you say *NASIM*

Finnaly the BlueTemplar temper I remember

iGAM3R-VIII1238d ago (Edited 1238d ago )

Everytime some fool with 1 bubble replies to me I rarely find their point and of course you come, I wasn't trolling infact, I do have a 360 and PS3, I did not say that the Wii U and 720 already lost I am stating that give the Wii U time (exclusives at E3) and the 720 with the rumours are hard to forget

"You use your strongman and Kratos kills accounts(and god only knows what other ones) to bubble up your iGAMER-VIII account fast"

I have 1 account you fool and if you look at the comments I made that got buubled up none of them are about favouring consoles, they are either funny or well said (not well said as in fanboyism)

"You're in every article commenting for months, now trolling for articles to post all day every day LOL."

You fool, I am not really, I haven't been in a 720 related article since today so chill and who really cares

"Do you sleep, eat ,work, shower, go to school?"

School is during the weekday and I obviously sleep shower and eat you fool

"You wait 24/7 on N4G ready to comment first in every 720 article"

Check my history because you are wrong

EDIT:
"I was just wondering why do you care so much about Xbox and Nintendo?"

because I have a 360 and own some legendary Nintendo products, I do like them all including the PS3 a lot

"Yep no matter how secluded an article is when I reply to you I get 4 to 6 instant disagrees followed with a reply from your *BlueTemplar* account."

I HAVE 1 DAMN ACCOUNT YOU FOOL GO AND ASK AN ADMIN HOW MANY ACCOUNTS ARE SET UP ON MY IP ADDRESS AND YOU WILL SEE

I don't even know why you are even repling to me you are just going to be put to shame like NeverEnding1989

"Nice edit to your comment toning down thefanboyism."

*sigh* When I edited it, the only part I added was that gif picture of that facial expression fool

chrisarsenalsavart1238d ago

greenpoweeeeeeeeers ladies and gentleman.

BlueTemplar1238d ago

"Now use your BlueTemplar account to make some stupid smart a$$ remark with rubbish logic."

Errrr... wrong I'm afraid - I think you need to accept that the reason you get so many disagrees is because pretty much everything you post is retarded fanboy rubbish.

BlueTemplar1238d ago (Edited 1238d ago )

"Finnaly the BlueTemplar temper I remember"

And the village idiot greenpowerz that I remember.

EDIT
I love the fact that you probably genuinely believe that all the disagrees you get are due to alt accounts. What a lovely fiction you've concocted for yourself to avoid the truth that you are without a doubt the single most deluded, idiotic fanboy on this entire site.

Whatever helps you sleep at night I guess.

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nthstew1238d ago

once the new Xbox & ps4 are released the whole picture will change .people like me have started saving money for next gen games, right now buying a wii u is a bad idea or wrong investment .may be later when wii has some interesting exclusive other than multiplatform games

gamefiles1238d ago

lol. the author of this article must be 16, because nintendo does not compete, they teach. And the n64 has yet to be beaten, so the ps4 720 will do what to nintendos franchises with wiiU power? lol

miyamoto1237d ago

Wii U is now competing with PS3 & 360.

The thing is Nintendo at this point is still trying to get all the 3rd party help to get their 1st and 2nd party exclusive games just to work on a surprisingly new standard for Nintendo- High Definition.

When Shigeru-san said give Wii U more time he really meant "More Time." The PS3 and 360 has already achieved mastery of HD game development much more PS4.

But how long? Wii U can not survive on ports and remasters for long.

jmc88881235d ago

EVERY console has issues with games the first year.

My 360 and PS3 sure and the hell did. The PS4 and 720 sure and the hell will. I'm sure it'll be better because THEN ALL of the consoles will have new systems, and thus the justifiability to start making versions other than the 360/PS3 will be there, but that's business, not Wii U bad...sony and MS good thinking.

Also people forget that in REALITY, the PS4 and 720 and wii u will be competing against the PS3 and 360, and even wii.

Just you watch, the 360 and PS3 will be outselling the PS4 and 720 probably for a year, maybe more. This is called NORMAL. Because you have people that want to pay 100-200 for a console and then others that don't mind paying 400-600 for a better one.

Wii U is fully capable of almost all 'next gen' titles and will be able to for the next five years.

Wii U is significantly stronger than a 360 or PS3...see NFS:MW as an example of things to come on the Wii U, and then realize the 360 and PS3 CURRENTLY are playing 'next gen' games.

Because that's what games like Crysis 2 and 3, and Battlefield 3, and Far Cry 3 ARE.

They just can lower some of the add-ons and resolution and get it running on those old machines.

They'll be able to do the same thing with the Wii U and not nearly as severe of cutting things off to make it work either.

People need to remember that EVERY console launch you still see devs making MORE games on the old console then they do the NEW console. That's why you'll see quite a few games that don't have a PS4 or 720 version, but will have a 360 and PS3 version.

So many of the 'problems' you see are not Wii U related, they are 'new console' related. They will happen to the 720 and PS4, though since we'll be further into 'next gen' AS those new consoles are launching, they won't fare as badly in many of these senses, but still in some, just as badly.

See people who don't know specs, are assuming that the PS4 and 720 are powerful machines that way outpower the Wii U.

But when you mention a 2013 Uber PC is 3x a midrange PC and a midrange 2013 PC is 3x a PS4......then somehow they ignore that....

Then say PS4 being 3x a Wii U and a 720 being 2x a Wii U...somehow can't compete and is way outpowered.

So what is a PS4 being 1/8th to 1/9th an uber PC called? Not being underpowered?

All consoles are underpowered, but still have the power to put out great games and far better looking games the 360 and PS3 had.

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fermcr1238d ago (Edited 1238d ago )

For now I'm not interested in the WiiU... but if the PS4 and next Xbox come with no used games crap or the always online crap (or something similar), then the WiiU is probably going to be my next gen console... along with my PC.

jmc88881235d ago

Well PS4 isn't, but it's looking like the 720 will.

So looks like your choices are PC, Wii U, and PS4.

thezeldadoth1238d ago

already love the Wii U and the set up. I'm fully aware that its not going to have the graphical capability as the ps4 and next xbox. When i want great graphics, i play my pc. Gonna wait to see what happens with ps4 and xbox at e3 to make a decision if i want one of those. WiiU just has my favorite exclusives like smash bros, zelda, metroid, and mario, great graphics or not, i love those series and the tablet controller is great.

jcnba281238d ago (Edited 1238d ago )

Nintendo will win next gen again, their first party titles are always stellar.

The DS, 3DS and Wii were all "DOOOOMED" and look at them now. I look forward to seeing history repeat itself.

PirateThom1238d ago

Their first party titles were stellar on the N64 and Game Cube as well and it didn't matter.

I think the lack of third party support, again, is going to be the downfall of the consoles.

When you've been playing Nintendo for as long as I have, it's hard to get excited about Mario and Zelda.

Root1238d ago (Edited 1238d ago )

"When you've been playing Nintendo for as long as I have, it's hard to get excited about Mario and Zelda."

So true

Especialy when the last Zelda game was a step back for the franchise. I don't even know how Skyward Sword got perfect scores, if it was called anything else other then Zelda it would of gotten average scores.

Theres just a lot of stuff they could do with the franchises but don't. Like a massive open world Mario game like GTA style for example

Theyellowflash301238d ago

@PirateThom

They have more than Mario and Zelda.

Shin Megami X Fire Emblem, Bayonetta 2, Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101, Kirby, Smash Bros, Metroid, Star Fox , F-Zero, Donkey Kong Country

thezeldadoth1238d ago

i love how people lump together "wii only has mario and zelda" thats like me saying ps3 only has uncharted and littlebigplanet. Theres plenty of other exclusives and multiplats. Already a lot of superior multiplatform games are on the system only a few months in.

PirateThom1238d ago (Edited 1238d ago )

@Theyellowflash30

You're kind of missing the point.

Only one of those is a new IP and many have been around for a long time and have either been forgotten or they're changed for the worse.

I am not saying they're not good games, but Nintendo show absolutely no interest in innovating or making new IPs. I know that's hard for some people to take, but I have seen it all before.

@thezeldadoth

Superior multiplats of games that I played like a year ago? Anyway, the improvements are not worth buying a new console for.

Theyellowflash301238d ago

@PirateTom

"You're kind of missing the point.

Only one of those is a new IP and many have been around for a long time and have either been forgotten or they're changed for the worse.

I am not saying they're not good games, but Nintendo show absolutely no interest in innovating or making new IPs. I know that's hard for some people to take, but I have seen it all before."

- How am I missing the point, when you're the one selling Nintendo short. I could have named Nintendo's smaller new IPs like: Xenoblade, The Last Story, Pandora's Tower, Dillions Rolling Western and Harmo Knight, yet I didn't even include them.

New IP doesn't equal innovation. For example, Uncharted, that was a new IP in 2007, yet it doesn't innovate in anyway. Nintendo's IP's often introduce new gameplay mechanics not done in other games, like Luigi's Mansion.

And exactly which games as changed for the worst I mentioned? The games Sony and MS make, in terms of gameplay have been around for a long time. Halo, just a shooter, been doing that since Doom on my PC, Uncharted, 3rd person shooter, been doing that for a long time, Forza.... racing game, been doing that for a long time, Resistance, Killzone, MAG.... a bunch of shooters.

I think new gameplay ideas are more important that new IPs. Sony and MS make new IPs with the same gameplay we've seen before. Nintendo takes old franchise like Fire Emblem and creates new gameplay ideas around them to feel fresh.

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AZWification21238d ago

The PS4 will sell around 2 or 3 times more units in 2013/2014 than Wii U in 2012 and 2013 IF we get infamous and Killzone during that period of time. About the next Xbox? Well, I don't think that we are getting a big Halo game this year, so maybe a new Forza game.

jmc88881235d ago

Well I'm not sure about that. It all depends on what they price it at, has the depression gone full retard by then again, how many games are out, and how many units they can produce.

Remember, for a couple months the Wii U was selling out. It just tanked after xmas.

Donnieboi1237d ago

Such strong delusion...

dafegamer1238d ago

i think we should include the upcoming steambox as well

thezeldadoth1238d ago

i build PC's and primarily game on PC and now WiiU, so i'm not sure yet whether or not steambox will be appealing. But if its awesome and worth the price, i'll look into it. i'm just glad to see someone else like valve enter into the market.

dafegamer1238d ago

they have a great fanbase, and i can see some people jumping ship

BattleTorn1238d ago (Edited 1238d ago )

This is very true.

All my friends are completely undecided about which console to make primary for next-gen.

We're all xbox this gen (tho many of us had ps3/pc)
but atm we're having serious doubts about MS direction with the 720. And beginning to think Sony, in the midst of their finacial troubles, might actually be more invested in this gen than MS, despite their money.

We'll have to see, but as an xbox fan (and PC) I'm seriously having to consider Steambox, and PS4.

Btw, a few of us bought the Wii U. It barely compares to the PC/360/PS3, IMO. And doesn't have many (3rd party) games..

dafegamer1238d ago (Edited 1238d ago )

I may try out the steambox as well :). Its nice try out something different next gen.What about WiiU+ps4+steambox? Sounds really interesting to me