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Submitted by bequietdrive 868d ago | opinion piece

Why The Wii U Isn't Doomed

As a writer and a gamer, I often find myself browsing through many gaming sites and blogs, trying to devour as much gaming related info as I can, but what I find always stands out in the crowded gaming media are the well written opinion pieces. Whether it’s the controversial piece that stirs the fanboys into a frenzy or an intelligent look at the state of the industry, there will always be a wide array of contrasting opinions in the gaming media. These differences in opinion are what invoke such passionate replies from readers and are a huge part of what makes the gaming industry so much fun, but regardless of the major site’s differing views on many topics , the opinions on one particular subject seem to be jarringly consistent - the overall negativity toward Nintendo and more specifically, their new Wii U console... (Nintendo, Wii U)

MNGamer-N  +   868d ago
Good, well written article. Doom articles are so silly and meant for website hits from crazy fanboy types. I try to ignore them because I'm pretty sure no one is truly able to tell the future. Unless you are Marty McFly and can travel back to the future.
bequietdrive  +   868d ago
Thank you. Haha, exactly, as I said in the article the same thing happened with the 3DS and now look at it.Sadly I'm not blessed with the prophetic powers of the all knowing Mr Patcher..
Moncole  +   868d ago
You can tell the future if you go with the doctor.
NastyLeftHook0  +   868d ago
i see wii u bouncing back big time.
socks  +   868d ago
Sadly, I see the WiiU performing on the level of the Gamecube. That is not "doom," just a significant let down. It had all the AAA Nintendo franchises but never put up the numbers that the massively 3rd-party supported PS2 had.

I just dont see the casuals jumping on this console like they did with the Wii.
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bequietdrive  +   868d ago
I agree to an extent - I highly doubt this will have anywhere near the success of the Wii. I do think though if Nintendo step up the marketing, release the big core titles I.E Zelda, Metroid and then release well advertised Wii Sports U etc they could get a decent sized audience for the console. The Wii U has so much promise, I just really hope Nintendo can get the most of the system.
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socks  +   868d ago
They should have been able to deliver something on par with what MS and Sony are going to offer. Splitting the market in three mostly even chunks would been awesome for the consumers. Instead, the average gamer has to make a choice between Nintendo games and everything else. Just like the Cube.

Such a BS choice. I'll be picking up a WiiU whenever they release the next Monolith Soft game and a Playstation at some point but most people choose just one system.
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bequietdrive  +   868d ago
I think Nintendo actually have to differentiate themselves from the competition, otherwise they would get even less sales. If Nintendo just offered more of the same they would be seen as irrelevant. I'm hoping more features will come with updates and the Wii U will become a truly great machine, because honestly I've had an amazing time with it already and I hope they just learn from their mistakes and keep adding more online and social features. I do understand what you are saying though, not everyone can afford multiple consoles - hopefully Wii U will start to gain more western third party support and it will have the library to be a stand alone console for the average westerner.
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deafdani  +   868d ago
"Instead, the average gamer has to make a choice between Nintendo games and everything else. Just like the Cube."

The Cube was technologically superior to the PS2, so I don't see your point here. It was capable of running the same games as PS2 and Xbox 360.
mshope10  +   868d ago
good read.it was a positive wii u article so bring out the crybabies!
josephayal  +   868d ago
The Wii U still needs a lot of work
The problem isn't just the games. Everyone sees the Wii U just isn't a next generation console
abzdine  +   868d ago
i dont think Wii U is doomed, but i dont see it perform as good as Wii either.
The problem is that it offers nothing compared to the well in place PS3 or 360.
When Wii released there were SO MANY exclusives especially made for Wii. With Wii U it's mainly ports waaay too late with a little + which is Gamepad use.

Right now i see nothing worth the price, especially with the next gen right around the corner.
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AKR  +   868d ago
An article with sense? Oh my goodness! These are starting to pop up more often . . . What? That's impossible! This is N4G! It's suicide to post an article with logic! You fool, you will be killed!

- - - Joke Aside - - -

The article was a great read. Really underlines some very nice points, as to why it's simply to early (and foolish) to judge the system yet. It's nearly half-a-year old. It's voice hasn't been found yet, and that usually takes at least a year for a new system. The Wii U has it especially bad because the PS360 are still going super-strong. That may even do some counter-damage to the launch of the PS4 and 720, because they're both going to be expensive upgrades to current-gen, but still very attractive, systems with a solid line-up.

All-in-all ~ E3 will be Round 1 for Nintendo, with the Fall-and-Winter seasons being Rounds 2 and 3 (respectively). Ninty has a lot of ground to cover with the Wii U, but if they could do a complete 180-turn with the 3DS, the reality of doing the same with Wii U isn't very far-fetched.
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kirbyu  +   867d ago
Oooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh....... ...I can't wait for Pikmin 3.
Iltapalanyymi  +   867d ago
r-re-really guys wii u i-isnt dead!
j-just look at all t-these games!!
they a-are not rehashes r-right?

list goes on

disgusting

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