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Submitted by iGAM3R-VIII 460d ago | opinion piece

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. (PS4, Wii U, Xbox One)

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iGAM3R-VIII  +   460d 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....
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clintos59  +   460d 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
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Hellsvacancy  +   460d 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
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Donnieboi  +   460d 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.
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iGAM3R-VIII  +   460d 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
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Ritsujun  +   460d ago
Wii duUum.
MikeMyers  +   459d 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-lockheart  +   459d ago
Ouya is not even in the league with the big guys.
greenpowerz  +   460d 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
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iGAM3R-VIII  +   460d 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
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chrisarsenalsavart  +   459d ago
greenpoweeeeeeeeers ladies and gentleman.
BlueTemplar  +   459d 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.
BlueTemplar  +   459d 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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nthstew  +   460d 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
gamefiles  +   459d 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
miyamoto  +   459d 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.
jmc8888  +   457d 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.
fermcr  +   460d 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.
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jmc8888  +   457d ago
Well PS4 isn't, but it's looking like the 720 will.

So looks like your choices are PC, Wii U, and PS4.
thezeldadoth  +   460d 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.
jcnba28  +   460d 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.
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PirateThom  +   460d 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.
Root  +   460d 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
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Theyellowflash30  +   459d 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
thezeldadoth  +   459d 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.
PirateThom  +   459d 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.
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Theyellowflash30  +   459d 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.
AZWification2  +   459d 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.
jmc8888  +   457d 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.
Donnieboi  +   459d ago
Such strong delusion...
dafegamer  +   460d ago
i think we should include the upcoming steambox as well
thezeldadoth  +   459d 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.
dafegamer  +   459d ago
they have a great fanbase, and i can see some people jumping ship
BattleTorn  +   459d 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..
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dafegamer  +   459d 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
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Gamer-40  +   460d ago
I think, Ps4 win next-gen, most powerful hardware, no always online, no blocked used games, strong and many exklusive games.

WiiU second, no always online, no blocked used games, many unique and quality exklusive games.

New Xbox third, always online, block used games, weaker than Ps4, 90% multiplatform games, strong focus for Kinect.
fermcr  +   460d ago
Do you realize that most companies are likely going to use the block used games feature in the PS4, specially companies like EA and Activision ?
Theyellowflash30  +   460d ago
Since when has the most powerful hardware won a console race? Using that as a reason is flawed, and has never provided a winner in the past.

I agree Sony has some good first party exclusives, so that's more of a reason they might win, than power.

However, Sony does have technology in the PS4 that can block used games that is up to the publisher to decide if they want to use it.

Not to mention, we don't know the price of the PS4 and Xbox 720, we don't know if Sony is charging for online, there is still so many factors. It's far too early to be picking winners.
thezeldadoth  +   459d ago
Wii had lowest graphical capabilities this gen, "won" the generation, technically. Other than beating the other consoles on sales though, there was really no clear winner last time around, and that will be the case this time around.
BattleTorn  +   459d ago
lmao. well don't you just know everything
KShinigami  +   460d ago
I don't think PS4 and XB720 will sell too much after the launch period too. The next gen just doesn't provide anything great compared to this one.
D_RoyJenkins  +   460d ago
I don't think so. Poor 3rd party support will hold it back
josephayal  +   460d ago
No, never
lilbroRx  +   460d ago
It will.

There is no question of whether or not it can.
LOL_WUT  +   459d ago
With a price cut it would most definitely move ahead the competition. I just don't see it being like the Wii. ;)
Theyellowflash30  +   460d ago
Can the DS compete with PSP? Can the 3DS compete with the Vita?

People buy Nintendo consoles for Nintendo games.... so yes Nintendo can and will compete.
Trago1337  +   460d ago
Let the games do the talking.

Nintendo have more Exclusives announced now than Sony, Not to mention we don't have release dates for ANY of the games that they announced.

It's too early to make these statements.

Look at how stupid everyone looked when the 3DS had a slow start.
D_RoyJenkins  +   459d ago
First party exclusives aren't as relevant as they used to be. It's all about 3rd party support and the Wii U isn't getting it
Ck1x  +   459d ago
Just wow! I have never seen such a weak argument before in my life... So you claim that 1st party exclusives aren't as relevant as they use to be, but isn't that the first thing that Sony fans like to throw arround is the exclusives and new IP's they create? If its all about 3rd party support and games, then why buy a PS4 when I can get a much better experience on a gaming PC with those 3rd party games...
D_RoyJenkins  +   459d ago
Because gaming PCs aren't as accessible as consoles
Belking  +   460d ago
yes it can and it will.
ThePsychoGamer  +   460d ago
Maybe, If nintedo looses their arrogant attitude and starts actually hearing what gamers and developers want instead of marching to their own drum, they may be able to make the WiiU appealing.
Jadedz  +   459d ago
With Steam picking up... Steam ;P
I'm beginning to become more PC gaming orientated. The games are cheaper, mods galore, and there's a plethora of other benefits along with it.

Consoles are there for exclusive software tied to specific gaming platforms (which is great), but generally speaking (technically writing) - consumers prefer third party offerings over the former (which would be 1st/2nd party exclusives).

I surmise that Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony won't be bothered by ''who comes first,'' as long as their business endeavor produces results.

Having a large consumers base is always a good thing. Though it doesn't always paint a clear picture when discussing ROI (Return On Investment).
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firelogic  +   459d ago
It can't even compete with the PS3/360.
Summons75  +   459d ago
Nintendo is it's own little world. They appeal to everyone and has things typically everyone enjoys. MS and Sony go after the appeal of major publishers and thrive off the fanboy wars. The fact is like the past 2 generations, Sony and MS will do everything and anything for attention while Nintendo just concentrates on the gamers and put out excellent first party exclusives. Sony will also put out first party exclusives but I think next gen we will see less of what gamers want and more of what the industry wants us to think we want, though still be held in high quality. At this point I can't even guess what MS will do, I can only assume they've held a lot back for next gen over the past couple years and we will see new ips at the start of next gen. Sony and MS seem to think that gamers WANT to be connected and care about non-essential things like facebook and twitter which is disappointing because for what I've see most people were upset with the social media focus on the PS4 and the needless Share button. They are putting the needs of a minority of casuals over the fans and gamers who helped build them in the gaming industry to what they are today.

WiiU is doing perfectly fine now and with the few games we KNOW are coming it will be perfectly fine. PS4 will be fine after the fad of the share buttons dies out after a couple months and their dry period launch systems have....MS i dunno because they are keeping quiet for now.
chrisarsenalsavart  +   459d ago
if you mean creating new experiences, not like ninty rehashing the same old 4 or 5 five franchises on and on and on, then yes sony s doing a great job at getting my attention. me the consumer.
Summons75  +   459d ago
it maybe "rehashing" but each game is a new experience that adds new things onto the old and giving new experience. Sony does the same too....how many God of War games are there?

your a pretty poor customer if you choose one experience over all of them. I have a WiiU and am getting the ps4 and possibly the next MS system if it can appeal to me.
AZWification2  +   459d ago
Uncharted 3 is a watered down version of UC2. Killzone 3 is a watered down version of Killzone 2. God of War Ascension is a slightly watered version of GoW3.
Studio-YaMi  +   459d ago
It sure will,the Wii U might not have the "power" but it sure does pack lots of games that people like to play,just not now,maybe after E3 !

*Playing MH3 : Ultimate @ the moment* :D
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Kingthrash360  +   459d ago
If ps4/720 have similar prices no. If wiiu drops price then yes. Games dont matter much... wii had few games compared to ps3/360 and still sold more systems thanks to the casual crowd who mostly bought for bowling or for thier kids. This time around tho Nintendo tried to go hardcore and lost a lot of casual attention. They have yet to actually put out a hardcore gamer game that isnt already on the ps3/360 (waiting on you beyonetta). But the killer is the price... that controller costs a great amount and while its a good idea it may be thier downfall because it will prevent them from dropping the price as fast as they did the 3ds. Casual gamers aren't into big spending like the hardcore gamer is....and the hardcore gamer wants power.... so again my answer is no....but yes with a price drop....but no they are in a pickle.
typeN8  +   459d ago
Nope not this time
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   459d ago
Looks like this next gen will only be about 720 and PS4. WiiU isnt using its year head start to the fullest. Then if rumors on next xbox are true it might be Sonys victory this time around.
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NYC_Gamer  +   459d ago
Wii-U won't be able to compete software/support wise
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level 360  +   459d ago
Absolutely Not.

Definitely No.

Nintendo is going to be on a much lower plain for sure once both PS4 and next-gen XBox comes out.
headblackman  +   459d ago
the Wii u will be fine. all it need is games. we will see this games at the e3. it will do even better after the price drop surfing next holiday season 2014. the system is gonna be a pretty good contender because it will be cheaper than every console on the market,it will have the muscle to compete (for about 3 years before its technically eadged out by the more technically advanced consoles),and it will always have its first and 3rd party exclusives. there will be games that can only be done with the wii u and this is what will keep it a float.
Ck1x  +   459d ago
People should get all of their cheap shots in now, because they won't be claiming all of this after e3 is over with... Lets not count Microsoft out just yet, they have to much money for you guys to be writing them off like a bad check. If Microsoft wanted to buy the same 3rd party games you all seem to be raving over, they could! If they wanted to have BF4 and the next CoD game as a timed exclusive, they could do that as well! Money talks in the end and that's what these companies are all here for, to make a profit. I know most of you feel that Sony is making the PS4 because they love you and all. But that's expectations you people should have gotten from your parents and not some publicly traded electronics corporation...
MultiConsoleGamer  +   459d ago
It doesn't have to. Nintendo has always been in their own market, even last gen.
illustratedDEO  +   459d ago
lmao lol why bother blindly defending yet another paperweight console from Nintendo to lead up til N/G, is it because the money you WiiU owner's had to fork over for every sold separately gimmicky attachment must of meant something worthwhile..lmao keep dreaming.STAY SALTY Nintendo CONSUMER,get at me when you pick up on some Fresh face original IP's,Price cut's won't always save Nintendo in the long run that's why we have Steam.
dungeonboss  +   459d ago
Oh, I'm sure they'll have fun playing Bayonetta 2 for you.
illustratedDEO  +   458d ago
Bayonetta wasn't a system seller,by the time the sequel come's out it will be on multi-platform next gen console's.Face the facts dude 3DS is Nintendo's best bet to stay relevant in the gaming market.
dungeonboss  +   459d ago
To be honest, I'm more worried about PS4 and 720...

PS3 and 360 fanboys come here and brag about how great those consoles are doing, which is fantastic for now, but it's been stated that 40% of all current gen 360 and PS3 sales have occurred since the most recent price drop. So yeah, those systems have a ton of games and are getting amazing sales.

The problem is that the PS4 and 720 aren't going to be $200 and have a 6 years worth of games come this holiday, and that 40% of all current gen owners that just bought a new console AREN'T going to be early adopters for the next gen.

It's a definite that the Wii U can't compete technologically, but the Wii U will have a year's worth of games and more to look forward to this holiday, and will arguably be at a lower price (unless Sony or Microsoft launch at less than $299 - the price of a Wii U - which I don't see happening)

Not only that, but Nintendo will always have Nintendo exclusives. They aren't here today, sure, but by this holiday we'll see them start to pile up, starting with the ever-profitable Mario Kart series, Smash Bros., 3D Mario, Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2, whatever Retro is working on, Xenoblade 2, and more.

It isn't going to be about power this gen, it is going to be 100% about exclusives, and until Sony and Microsoft show their cards, and until Nintendo unveils their next set of Wii U titles, it's pretty tough to predict anything right now.
yugovega  +   459d ago
compete? wiiu will own these generation. slowly gaming is going back to what it use to be and that's gameplay. ps4 already showed new games and they are all the same that was released on ps3. ps3 and a 1/2 is more like it. shine up a turd and its still a turd. gameplay ftw
illustratedDEO  +   458d ago
how so PLEASE wipe you windshields.... Ignorance I tell ya...lmao
puamdefokejpn  +   459d ago
Yes,.. it will do at least 40 m ,..

One who really should be scared is MS,.. with this always online bs,.. They already lost Japanese market,.. maybe they can sell 10.000 machines there (entire gen),.. Europeans,.. really don't like this crap,.. Neither do South and North America,..

It is not that infrastructure is kinda not getting there slowly,.. it is the fact that if I go on a weekend ,.. they expect me to pay to another isp provider to play my games? Or my isp is having issues,.. Or people who have caps on their monthly transfers ,.. Or people who simply don't give a rat's ass about online gaming,.. All in all the whole Idea is insane,..and probably illegal,.. They expect me to pay some third party monthly rent, so I can even use my property,..so it functions

If anyone ,.. it is xbox720, that is in deep shit.
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