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Submitted by kewlrats 507d ago | opinion piece

Game Good: The Wii U is the perfect console, for me

Dali Dimovski of SideQuesting.com writes:

"Nintendo's latest console may not be for everyone, but for a niche consumer -- myself -- it nails the gaming experience. Off-tv play, accessibility, and being kid-friendly are making the console a go-to choice for my gaming needs." (Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Nintendo, Wii, Wii U)

lilbroRx  +   507d ago
I wouldn't quite call it the perfect system for me. The offerings of the rest are shallow in comparison.

Nintendo is doing a great job.
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Merrill  +   507d ago
How is it perfect? It hardly offers any games at this point in its life cycle and the trend will most likely continue as it will have sparse 3rd party support.

Seems more like someone trying to justify their purchase.

Nintendo has amazing 1st party games, but at this point they're still in development.

The Wii U had/has it's window of opportunity and will lose it in about 6-7 months when actual next gen systems are released. It's a shame they didn't capitalize on this time more with loads of great content.
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stragomccloud  +   507d ago
You mean, "other" next gen systems. The difference between the Wii U and PS4 architecture is seriously only a years worth of tech apart. Though the architecture of the Wii U's CPU is techinically better than the PS4s, the PS4 has more cores so should be able to handle things more efficiently overall. The only real advantage the PS4 has is in the RAM department.
Merrill  +   507d ago
The only real advantage is the RAM?? WOW. I understand loving a console you spent money on, but this is just delusional.

I want what you're smoking.
PopRocks359  +   507d ago
The Wii U is good in some respects and has lacked in others. Up until recently the OS was a little slow and the system unfortunately still does not have any killer app "must-have" games.

I'm optimistic though. There's a slew of games coming within the upcoming fiscal year (Mario Kart U, Zelda Wind Waker, Pikmin, Wonderful 101, etc.) so I think things can only get better from where they are now.
PigPen  +   506d ago
It is a perfect system. That's faith that Nintendo will iron out the little kinks. Maybe that is not fitting now and I'm jumping the gun, but I am happy.
sway_z  +   507d ago
Look, in spite of it all, nobody wants Nintendo to fail...but you have to admit the management team for Wii U seem to have their collective heads stuck up their jacksies.

@murkster_dubez

> You're in denial Sunshine, there's an app for that :/
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stragomccloud  +   507d ago
You're joking right? Everyone wants Nintendo to fail these days. Industry, and "gamers" alike.
sway_z  +   507d ago
I think the industry is more puzzled with some of the decisions Nintendo have made with Wii U.

As for 'gamers', I have no complaints about the system itself since I have not purchased a Nintendo system since Gamecube.

Can't speak for the rest of our community, but I would put my neck out and say a lot of gamers are becoming frustrated with Nintendo.

Nintendo themselves have recently commented on their own fkups, and if they're not careful they may end up as an 'also ran'.

I honestly believe a Games Industry without a Nintendo console would be a crime against gaming itself, but the management team are seriously slacking.

I predict Wii U will sell approx 30-40 million units over its lifetime. Not bad, but nowhere near what is achievable.
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Hicken  +   506d ago
Nobody wants Nintendo to fail.

They want the gimmicks to stop. They want some more core IPs. They want the hardware to get with the times.

But people don't want them to fail.

People want Sony to fail, and Microsoft. But not Nintendo.
stragomccloud  +   506d ago
Nintendo has always done gimmicks though.
The D-pad was a gimmick and was hated by a lot of gamers who were used to a joystick. The analog stick and rumble packs were the n64s gimmick. The gamecube's gimmick was the analog triggers, as was the GBA connectivity. Wii was motion. Wii U was a touch screen. That said the touch screen in the middle really does add a lot, and I don't know why people are calling it gimmicky. It's one of those things where if you spend enough time with it, and then you go back to a traditional controller you find yourself thinking about how much easier certain things would be if you could just use a touch screen for certain things, or how annoyed you get switching to map screens.

People just don't like change and growth even though that is exactly what the industry needs to keep from stagnation.
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murkster-dubez  +   507d ago
You clearly don't like playing games then.
MasterCornholio  +   507d ago
Nintendo consoles for Nintendo games and the PS4 and 720 for everything else.
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musashiden  +   507d ago
Perfect for you? then you play it... i´ve better consoles to play with
mcstorm  +   507d ago
The Wiiu is a great console but it is just lacking the exclusive games and big named ones it need for propel to buy it.

For my Wiiu I have mariou, zombieu, Lego city, cod bo2, Tekken tag 2, Nintendo land and sonic all star racers 2. Now all of theses games are fun games to play depending on the mood im in but the 3rd party games I have are not games that would make gamers go out and buy a Wiiu because they can get it on a console they own so why would anyone go out and spend £300 to play the same game on there current console.

Once e3 is over and we see what Nintendo have to offer we will see what shape they are going into the latter half of the year in. If the announce Mario kart, super smash bros, fzero, Zelda or Metroid these type of games will start to move more consoles.

The ps4 and next Xbox will be in the same boat as the Wiiu when they come out if they only have 3 exclusives and then loads of games that are on there current consoles as well.
Myst  +   507d ago
I better see an F-Zero! I was hoping the Wii would have one or the 3DS; I was actually quite surprised neither one had it so my fingers crossed on this one.
mcstorm  +   507d ago
I agree ide love to see fzero on the 3ds and Wii. Loved the cube version and ide love to see a hd fzero.

@hakestrman I take it you are about 10 and the ps3 was your 1st console as you should know from sonys console history its not about how powerful they are its about the games. Psx has less power than the n64 and the ps2 had less power than the Xbox and game cube it was only the ps3 that's been more powerful than the other consoles. Also if the ps4 has poor games then it will not sell well. If you think kill zone is a system seller then you really have no clue about gaming.

The ps4 looks an impressive peace of kit but we still don't know some of the most important things about the console like price, if you have to have ps+ to access some of the online content. What games will be out for it on day one and how much these games will be.

Rather than start being a fan boy and ranting on comments try using your brain before saying something like this and also become a gamer and enjoy all the consoles we are given us as then you will see what gaming is about and then give your views on which is the better console for you.
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Jek_Porkins  +   507d ago
If you like it, you like it. I've never let anyone dictate how I feel about a console or game. I love the Wii U, I think it needs some games and Nintendo probably wasn't fully prepared for its launch, but it has a ton of potential and the games it does have are a lot of fun.
thebudgetgamer  +   507d ago
Hey, that's great for you.
josephayal  +   507d ago
I love Nintendo so much, My Wii U purchase was what I expected, the WiiU will be better then ps4/Xbox 720 that's my opinion
crazysammy  +   507d ago
I actually appreciate how the author says "he" likes it. So many articles are "THIS IS THE TRUTH BECAUSE I FEEL THIS WAY" He was very open about it being an opinion and its refreshing. I do not agree, but I respect that he loves the system and is enjoying it.
strickers  +   507d ago
I think the Wii U is poor design . So many mistakes and lacks appeal to all but Nintendo fans .
Core gamers? Nope. Not enough games
Tech heads? Nope. Out dated tech ( not just power)
Multi player? Nope. No real online games to attract online gamers.
Casuals ? Nope. To play what? And how?
bigbearsack  +   507d ago
I'm looking forward to seeing what these indie developers come up with using the second screen. If Nintendo was smart, they can release an DS emulator using the second screen. But, while I wait towards the end of the year for the major releases, I hope Nintendo surprises me with something big for next year. My personal opinion, I think Nintendo screwed them selves making games like New Super Mario U. Basically, when you look at the game from afar.. it does not look that next gen. They should of went 3d with major upgrades in graphics. Plus, these ports really screwed them as well. How many times can you ask someone to buy ASC3, MASS EFFECT3, Batman. These games sell for pennies on the other platforms. It's asking to much from a consumer to buy a game again for little or no upgrade in graphics and game play. I usually don't post, but I really like the wiiu, and see its potential.
Triggytrolls  +   506d ago
I own a Wii U and like the console but I would be pretty disappointed if it was the only console I owned. Then again, the last game I bought on 360 was.. FIFA 13 back in September. I still intend on buying Bioshock and TR, but I'll probably get them on PC.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   506d ago
Its perfect for you if you dont care about 3rd party games and upcoming next gen graphics 3rd party game from ubisoft, EA, activision, square enix, konami, capcom and more.
GriffinCorp  +   506d ago
I like the story. It reminds me about my childhood with Nintendo. Right now I would love to buy the system. I think the price is 50 to high and it has no games to play and not to many more coming out this year. I hope E3 will change that. Nintendo Wii U is having growing pains, it will get better with time.

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