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Submitted by TFXR 1007d ago | opinion piece

PlayStation 4 And Next-Gen Xbox Games Won’t Appear On Wii U Because Duh

FleshEatingZipper writes: I don't know if you guys have noticed, but media outlets are, again and again, reporting how various studios will be unable to bring their next-generation efforts to the Wii U. Somehow, people have some kind of expectation that graphics engines that are being optimized for hardware ten times as powerful (I'm just spitballing, but considerably faster) as the Wii U will fit on the Nintendo console. This isn't news, but the fact that it's being reported (and re-reported) is blistering my mind. (PS4, Wii U, Xbox One)

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Neonridr  +   1007d ago | Well said
Wow, what a ridiculous article. Nobody ever said that they expect PS4 type visuals on the Wii U. But a game that releases on PS4 could also be released on the Wii U if the game engine that it is being developed for is scalable. In which case all the next gen engines are as they plan on releasing for as many consoles as possible and even mobile platforms.

Sure the Wii U version will look weaker in comparison, but naturally the hardware pushing the PS4/Nextbox is considerably more powerful than what is in the Wii U.

But that doesn't mean that games won't exist on all three platforms. What a dumb thing to suggest.
PopRocks359  +   1007d ago
The Wii U came out a year prior with tech focusing on its controller and streaming content to it. Of course the graphics won't be on par with the PS4/Nextbox. For starters those platforms have four times the RAM.

But to say the Wii U can't have some nice looking games is pretty underhanded and naive. Not fantastic or on par with the PS4, but if Need for Speed proved anything it's that it can have some games that at least look better than what we have now.
Skarlett   1007d ago | Spam
gamer42  +   1007d ago
@Skarlett I would have taken you more seriously if you didn't say the wiiu was weaker than the Xbox 360
chadboban  +   1007d ago | Well said
I would've taken it seriously if they

1) Didn't use the word "extremist" in every sentence.
2) Didn't act so damn paranoid all the time ("Mind games" seriously?).
3) Didn't troll so freaking often.
4) Didn't have to create a new account all the time under a different name because they are constantly spouting the same crap all the time and eventually always get bought down to one bubble anyway.
Muffins1223  +   1007d ago
Yes a next gen system plays a last gen game better than last heard it here first folks!
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kayoss  +   1007d ago
You read the article? It's not talking about nice looking games, it's talking about ports. Ps4/720 games porting to wii u. The article is not saying the wii u won't have nice games, it's is saying that thesenice games won't be ports from ps4 or 720. Yes comparing need for speed that came out for the ps3 and 360 a few years back make everything logical. It's like comparing god war hd released for the ps3 to the original god of war that was released on the ps2. If you're going to port a game to a stronger console, it better look a lot better when compared to the older console. Most of wii u "nice" games will be from first party and exclusives.
I'm not sure if developers can't scale down to port for wii u, I think they don't want to spend the time or money to do so.
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Ju  +   1006d ago
I don't know where the problem is. Maybe just the headline. Because we can easily extend this and say "Playstation 4 and NextBox games won't run on WiiU, PS3 and 360" which will still be true. To some extend I guess it's easier to make those games run on the PS360 because the engines are already there, but even this will not last forever. Some game will just be exclusive to next gen consoles. And WiiU isn't one of those.
Campy da Camper  +   1006d ago
I'm a ps3 guy and will be getting g ps4 day 1. That said, I love Nintendo 1st party. I will be getting a Wii u at the next price drop. Ps4 for my 55 inch led TV in my living room with 6.1 surround sound for the infamouses and unchartedes that will be coming out and the Wii u for my 43 inch plasma in my bedroom for the Mario and Zelda's that will be coming out. Hardcore marathon gaming in living room, casual gaming while laying in bed.

God I love being a bachelor.
_-EDMIX-_  +   1006d ago
something like scalability is just one factor, did you take into consideration that next generation games what take full advantage of the extra RAM that are on the system's? so if one of the keys designs in the game that I'm making is having 8 gig of ram how on earth can I port such a thing to the Wii U? another thing to note is why would any company waste of time trying to make their engines scaleable for a single system that isn't even profiting for them? for example you could make an engine that could be "scalable" on the Wii like the unreal engine or something but... why would you?

I noticed that you didn't see Bioshock or Mass Effect on the Wii, well technically the unreal engine is scalable even on iPhones.. but you don't see Bioshock or Mass Effect on the damn iPhone. it's not just about the scalability of the engines. the Wii U will get left behind just like the we did even 100 million units going to get games like Bioshock Mass Effect Assassin's Creed what have you on the Wii I'm not sure what's going to get anything on the Wii U it's going to be essentially the exact same situation like last gen.

get ready to get left behind. nobody is going to be bending over backwards pulling teeth and walking through glass to get a game to work on dated Hardware in that situation hell they might as well keep making ps3 and xbox 360 games. to say but "what if the engines are scalable?" is like sitting there with a Playstation 3 and 360 begging the question of why those games aren't being released on your system and just disregarding the difference of power. to ask for Wii U to be supported is like trying to ask for PlayStation and 360 to continue to be supported.

all while completely disregarding the CPU power all while completely disregarding the RAM and GPU powers. the next generation of gaming is about advancement not making engines to be scaled back for a single system that can't get it together. it's almost like trying to ask why the Ouya is it getting battlefield 4 as if we should be jumping through hoops to get it to work on a system that didn't meet the industry's standards for next generation material. its pretty much like me making a Sega Genesis releasing it this generation and asking " um why is a battlefield 4 on my system you guys could make it scaleable?"
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   1006d ago
The problem has little to do with power and a lot to do with architecture.

This gen we had seen devs trying their best to make engines that could work on such diverse architectures but still the results weren't always the best and the development costs were raised considerably.

Next gen the two major contenders are going with a very PC like architecture so it's possible to assume (repeating, this IS an assumption) that many devs won't care to make their engines available on WiiU if it don't get more sales... They could save a lot of money making engines that are only scalable within more similar hardware (PC, PS4 and next Xbox).
jmc8888  +   1006d ago
People forget that more ram doesn't mean better graphics. 8 GB's is also overkill for the lack of power the PS4 will have, including the other thing people forget, some will be walled off for the OS.

So in reality the PS4 will have probably 6 GB's available for gaming, of which it can only really use 2-3 GB's properly. Oh there will be uses for the other, just don't expect it to make the 'graphics better'. It's also only going to be outputting 1080p at most for gaming.

Also when it comes to game engines the problem is people don't understand that the game engines these games will run on are already here. They made these engines with the 360 and PS3 in mind, so how they are 'being held back because of a single console that can't get with it' is a really stupid comment. Crysis 2/3 and Battlefield 3 were on 'next gen engines'....that were putting out games for the 360 and PS3.

So yes these engines have a wide range. That's why you'll have some of these engines able to still put out games for 360/PS3, a better version for Wii U, a better than that for the 720, a better than that for the PS4, and then a couple notches better than that for PC.

What these people don't understand is ALL consoles are getting lower grade graphics compared to a PC, so it's always funny to hear on one hand Sony fanboys (that's separate from Sony customers because I am one of them) who use the 'elitest' comments to PC gamers and start using the graphics isn't everything label when they compare their PS4 to PC or that the PS3 still hasn't been tapped out....but on the other hand will bash the Wii U.

The Wii U isn't powerful, because even the PS4 isn't really powerful. But both have the power to play some really nice looking and fun games.

Some CEO's of moronic wall street corporations make idiotic moves, here's a hint, almost all their moves are idiotic...learn that now and you'll be ahead.

I have to laugh at the 'ram powers'. There is now power associated with ram. Yes the 360 and PS3 will be supported for years. In FACT there will be some great games that will ONLY come out for the 360 and PS3 when the 720 and PS4 are out, just like some games only came out on PS2 when the PS3 and 360 were out.

They already MADE the engines scalable. Then you look at the whole situation like a little kid....comparing Battlefield 4 on a Ouya or Genesis.

Guess what the MORE platforms you can put your game on......the more you sell.

Are companies in the business of selling their product? Or are they in the business of acting like a little kid?

So these companies made a business decision (actually one of the few that makes sense) to have engines that are capable of going from 360 to PC and everywhere in between, as well as being open ended at the top.

That's why you'll have Unreal 4 engine games on the PS4 utilizing some but not the full Unreal 4 (because PS4 is not powerful enough...even at just 1080p max).

I just feel it's really funny watching people make so many errors. Ram is not power. All consoles in hold back PC graphics, especially in generations that are starting off a couple years behind what their last version started off at. (i.e. brand new tech in 360/PS3 versus a couple years old off the shelf lowish to medium end parts for 720 and PS4). That gaming companies make their engines only to specific power requirements and that it should be to a console and not PC if they are looking for powerful graphics? I mean c'mon people. So many easy errors.
DragonKnight  +   1006d ago
I really hope that devs don't go for parity this gen. Because if they do, we're all going to suffer because of the Wii U.
Shnazzyone  +   1006d ago
Lol @ the phrase, "Wii U extremists" . That Skarlett, The word "special" comes to mind.
Gaming101  +   1006d ago
It depends on who the game is being marketed to. Believe it or not, Nintendo isn't marketing to an identical audience of Sony or Microsoft, they have their own audience, filled with a loyal fanbase, and a ton of casual gamers.

If I'm making a game that doesn't fit into those categories, then I'm not going to waste dev time and money making a game that isn't marketed to Nintendo's core market. It just doesn't make sense. Activision tried it with Call of Duty on the Wii and look what happened, it was garbage, and you'll be seeing a lot more garbage on the Wii U, particularly when you compare it to PS4/Nextbox.
Nitrowolf2  +   1007d ago
I get what you're saying and agree, however I see the Wii U becoming the Wii like this generation.

It seems that when the Wii U was announced, third-parties had it's back but nowadays we keep hearing them saying things against it, even saying they won't support it or at least can't. Like DICE saying frost isn't supported on it, no Unreal Engine 4, Just Cause Wii U kit collecting dust, ect ect.

I'm not saying that they can't dumb down the games, I'm just saying that it looks like support is dropping and fast.

It's like developers are developing for the PS3/Xbox 360 again with the Wii U only a bit more power. Why bother when they have something more powerful coming in the next few months.
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kayoss  +   1007d ago
Actually scaling Down is possible. Not sure if this is a good example though. Ps3 games porting to ps vita.
Irishguy95  +   1007d ago
Scaling down is only possible to an extent. The WiiU will be the same as the Wii/ Gradually Ps4 and 720 will become 'minimum' in terms of scaling down and PC will leave them behind again. Either you have developers limiting themselves to the Wii's hardware or limiting themselves to the Ps4/720's hardware. That is the way it will be.
rick1woller  +   1007d ago
yes allright we heard you
TFXR  +   1007d ago
It's not that ridiculous. It's easy to scale up, it's incredibly difficult to scale down. Games that are being written to take advantage of the PS4 or Xbox 360 - and look/act the part - will be impossible on the Wii U, even if you scale down.
Neonridr  +   1007d ago
Check out Infinity Blade on Apple devices. It's Unreal Engine 3, they were able to scale it down to mobile. Unreal Engine 4 is scalable, Epic has stated that many times, because they plan on using these engines across as many platforms as possible.

So you are saying that Frostbite 3 is scalable enough to work on the 360, but for a system that is more powerful in the Wii U, it's not scalable? That statement in itself is ridiculous.
TFXR  +   1007d ago
I'm not DICE, they said they couldn't even get FB2 working on the Wii U, which is perhaps an architectural issue as much as it is a horsepower one.
PopRocks359  +   1007d ago
Give me a break. You can't seriously be naive enough to believe that. If the 360 can run it, so can the Wii U, end of story. This has to do with poor relations between EA (which owns DICE) and Nintendo, or perhaps even a lack of effort on DICE's part.

Their interest is in the dedicated hardcore crowd which is mostly fixated on the 360 and PS3, so of course they're not going to make a game with as slow a start as the Wii U. Don't make this a power issue when it isn't.
showtimefolks  +   1007d ago
Say whatever you want about EA they are one of the biggest publishers in gaming and have huge number of excellent IP's and when wiiu was announced their CEO was in the stage but where is the support. EA and Nintendo have a bad relationship Nintendo needs to do whatever it takes to fix that

I think it's just down to which publishers we are talking about and most of the times it will be ports done

UBI is really good when it comes to Nintendo
Capcom will provide some support
Activision will
SE with some games will

EA won't
Take Two wont
valvle won't
Crysis team that also owns home front won't they love high tech
Cd project won't
Just Cause developer won't

These are some of the publishers developers I remember from top of my head and all those are my guesses.

It's not as much about the install base as people make it out to be, if that was he case wii would have gotten all games in lower resolution. It's more about the long history of Nintendo home consoles not being able to sell 3rd party games. Nintendo exclusives sell just fine but many if not all Nintendo ans don't buy other games. People buy Nintendo consoles to play Nintendo 1-2nd party exclusives

Wiiu should have been called WII2 or WIIHD and should have come out in 2010 like Patcher predicted now its stuck in middle again. The messag Einstein clear to consumers and my that I mean those people what don't visiti gaming sites and aren't as avid gamers as we are

Wii pretty much sold itself and I think Nintendo was banking on gamepad selling wiiu like iPad sells so well but it kid of back fired. Now you have a system that isn't truly next gen it's just above current systems

Also don't think of wiiu just for 2013 or 2014, my question is when ps4 and next Xbox are fully utilized 2-3 years down the road wiiu will look even more obsolete

I hope ext time no gimmicks and Nintendo just goes for as truly next gen tech system
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RAFFwaff  +   1006d ago
why should nintendo bow down to ea? its obvious that they gave nintendo an ultimatum: use origin, or else.... They are trying to put the squeeze on one of the longest serving and innovative games companys on the planet, and i think even non-nintendo fans need to back nintendo on this if they care anything for gaming and see ea as the corrupt company it clearly is. Cant we gamers unite and value integrity more than corporate greed and a publisher trying to control the entire industry?
showtimefolks  +   1006d ago

I didn't know if EA was trying to force N into using origins. But if that was the case I don't think it's a bad a idea. Think about it, Origins is a established service that offer a lot of games so wiiu from day one could have had that advantage of getting all those games

But I also understand Nintendo's side that they would like to establish their own service and rightfully so but that also means starting from ground zero when they could have learned from PSN and xblive and given us a system where things that work on both PSN and xblive are freed from day one

Also wiiu was rumored to be coming in 2010 so if Nintendo knew about all that why didn't the development start on a lot of games? Look at sonys ps4 showing and just look at 2-3 big games just from Sony itself which are expected to come around launch

I will tell you one thing, we the core gamers know what is what, but wha a casual gamer or soccer mom walks not a bestbuy or GameStop which systems do you think the workers will suggest? Something that just came out in ps4 and Xbox720 or a 2 year old wiiu. When most of their kids friends would also be playing either on xblive or PSN

And one last thing you said Nintendo innovates and that's way overaredt but you nintndo core fans. Nintendo uses a lot of gimmicks to sell their systems, now to you those things might be innovation but to me and many items its gimmicks
THEMIGHTYDOOVDE  +   1006d ago
Take Two have a good relationship with Nintendo.
Navick  +   1006d ago
@ Nintendo loyalist

Just open your eyes. It's a real problem...
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1006d ago
yeah when a game uses 6gb+ ram on ps4 they will scale it down for wiiU? lol who want to buy that port?
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3-4-5  +   1006d ago
Wii U can compete for a few years because of the 1.5 GB of ram they can use compared to the .5 now.

Games will look upgraded from what we have but eventually far behind what PS4 / nextbox will be.
jairusmonillas  +   1006d ago
Wii U can only use 1GB Ram for Games. PS4 can use 7GB Ram for Games.

Wii U only has 3 cores, PS4 is going to have 8 cores.
BosSSyndrome  +   1006d ago
Uh-huh. And Ps4 is gonna have to spread its 4 megs of cache over 8 cores while Wii U will give 3 megs to 3 cores.
That's a plus for Wii U JSYK.
CEOSteveBallmer  +   1006d ago
Yes It depends on the engine involved if it "is" scalable to low textures, polygons, effects etc. Here is what I think. I'll take the Wii as an example. There have been games on the PS3 and 360 that is also on Wii but with dumbed down graphics and there are very few of them. So I think you do know that porting a dumbed down version of a game takes Time, Money and resources. Look at almost multiplat games. RE5 was not released on wii. Assassins creed was not released on Wii, Deadspace,Mass effect,Battlefield, and so on. Why?? Because It will be a pain in the neck for developers and publishers to "Recode" and dumb down all aspects of the game. Imagine Far cary 3 on Wii, How much polygons will they take out so that it will run on Wii. and Wii is just slightly more powerful than the PS2 and gamecube. So I think it will be the same scenario again when PS4/720 games comes out.
Knight_Crawler  +   1006d ago
@Neon - So in other words...developers will need to severly gimp a game in order to cater for the Wii U fanbase -_-

How about no.
Blackdeath_663  +   1006d ago
ea just said they've struggled to achive promising result with frostbite 2 and that as a result frostbite3 will not be supported on the wiiu, that means no battlefield4 no masseffect4 no new star wars game on the wiiu and pretty much no future EA games. ubisoft have also have expressed disappointment in the wiiu despite being its biggest supporter. now if frostbite 2 is not capable of achieving the required results i doubt any of the other modern engines will run on the wiiu either most notably unreal4.
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Neonridr  +   1006d ago
The Crytek 3 engine was up and running on the Wii U, as Crytek had Crysis 3 running. So no excuse for Frostbite 2 not to work firstly, and if the 360 or PS3 can run Frostbite 3, then I don't see why the Wii U can't. Remember this is what EA says, we don't have to automatically take it as 100% truth - it could just be their excuse.
Blackdeath_663  +   1006d ago
well saying that does not benefit anyone. doesn't do nintendo any favours nor does it help EA in anyway to just say bold and clear that FB3 won't be supported on the wiiU. i certainly didn't expect it from EA you would assume they would try and release on as many platforms as possible to make the most money. there is evidently a problem whether its a shortcoming from Ea in that they do not want to support the wiiu or a shortcoming on the hardware side of things.

we have seen this multiple times from different devs and i am curious as to why people have a problem with the wiiU. i think that if it can run on the ps3 and 360 then it should be able to run on the wiiu is a fair argument yet games are being developed for the 360 and ps3 but not the wiiU. why was bungie hesitant to announce clearly that destiny will be on the wiiu the same way it said that destiny will be on ps3,360 and next gen consoles. is it down to the release date or sales of the wiiu or is it related to the hardware? i just don't see where the problem is
insertnamehurr  +   1006d ago
The problem is that EA doesnt want frostbite to look sh*t on their new games when ported to wiiU, what theyre trying to say is that they want to move on to the next level and wiiU doesnt have that, and, the games we see on ps360 that use frostbite are old games. Once both sony and MS launch their new consoles EA wants nothing to do with the current gen (which wiiU is in) except for sport games.
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JsonHenry  +   1006d ago
I understand that Nintendo wasn't going for high end visuals hoping they would succeed in the same areas that the Wii did. Anyone expecting most of the visual heavy hitters to every appear on the WiiU doesn't have two brain cells to rub together.

I personally have zero interest in the WiiU because of the hardware under the hood is so outdated and little to no interest in their first party games. But I still think there is a market for the WiiU and even if it finishes last this generation it will still be profitable.
saywat247  +   1006d ago
well he is telling the truth. nintendo has always been a step behind and was inferior to competing consoles in terms of hardware, performance, graphics, games, etc...
1) Nindendo DS < PSP
2) Nintendo 3DS < PS Vita
3) Wii < Xbox 360
4) Wii < Playstation 3
5) Wii U < Next Xbox
6) Wii U Playstation 4

That's all facts and anyone who thinks otherwise, are not serious gamers. We've got new consoles of the eighth generation of console gaming which include the Next Xbox, Playstation 4, and Wii U. While completely new titles/games are coming out for the PS4 AND NEXT XBOX. Games from the Xbox 360 and PS3 are coming out for the Wii U. They aren't getting triple A titles such as Grand Theft Auto V and Battlefield 4! Like i said, they are always a step behind. 'nuff said !!!!!
saywat247  +   1006d ago
wooooow you are a very smart person!!! everyone should think like you!!!
BosSSyndrome  +   1006d ago
Good lord, did you start gaming in 05 or something?
Why don't you give me a power comparison between the Gamecube and ps2 or the N64 and ps1? How bout a sales comparison between Wii and ps3 or 3ds and Vita or DS and psp.
How bout a look at the most critically acclaimed games of all time?
Hueynewton2012  +   1006d ago
Neon its as simple as this...... The Wii U is a current gen system and the PS4 and next Xbox are not. Gamers tend to over think this industry when its pretty simple. Its comparable to phone freaks who buy the newest Iphone or android then sell their old ones on eBay or craigslist lol.

Why would game companies move backwards and spend money developing on a system that was already outdated on its release? lol they MUST move forward to GROW the industry and there really isn't any other option.

I'm sorry but Nintendo is on their own. I hope Mario and Donkey Kong come through for them.
DivineAssault  +   1007d ago
Well to be honest, neither do current gen games.. Why would nx gen games pop up on it all of a sudden? Even if theres a sales spike, by the time they get things moving, the games will be too graphically advanced
chadboban  +   1007d ago
My solution:

Get a Wii U.
Get a PS4.
Get a Vita.
Add them to my 3DS and PC.
Throw petty fanboyism and brand loyalty out the freaking window.
Play and enjoy the games that I want.
gamer42  +   1007d ago
nintendo/sony/PC combo has always been the best combo, because if you can't get it for one you can get it for the other.
chadboban  +   1007d ago
I don't even really miss out on Xbox stuff either. My friend normally gets Microsoft consoles so I'll always have access to Halo and Gears and any other exclusives Microsoft puts out. So I'm all set. Oh and happy gaming bro!
Myst  +   1007d ago
Yep I'm almost half way done. Just need the PS4 to come out and I will be complete for this gen ( err Next-gen? ). Kind of waiting on the next Xbox before making my move on that one.


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stragomccloud  +   1007d ago
Agreed. Through down the fanboyism and play some games!
crazysammy  +   1006d ago
OMG stop making so much sense!

All joking aside a real gamer is a fan of GOOD GAMES NOT JUST A LOGO ON THE BOX!
LoveOfTheGame  +   1006d ago
You gotta admit that little colored P on the ps1 and ps2 was pretty sweet looking. As well as the three dimensional N for only on Nintendo back on the N64. Those two along with the sound of the SEGA games and PS1 games are the best.
mrbojingles  +   1007d ago
Did the writer even hear that Activision and Starbreeze aren't showing off the Wii U versions of COD Ghosts and Wolfenstein because "we're not talking about the next-gen version, stay tuned" at all? While the Wii U won't be as powerful, it isn't as big a gap as Wii and it has a lot more functions and abilities than Wii did, with abilities developers need.

Not to mention Ubisoft saying they're focusing on the "Next gen" versions of Watch Dogs (PS4/Wii U) before 360/PS3
WeAreLegion  +   1007d ago
Meanwhile at Nintendo...
M-M  +   1007d ago
Was that supposed to be funny?
WeAreLegion  +   1006d ago
Yes. It's an Arrested Development reference. Not a fan?

Even if you are and just didn't enjoy the joke, you don't have to be a complete dick about it.

Nintendo HAD to expect that 3rd parties would jump ship. That's the joke. It's funny.
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FrigidDARKNESS  +   1007d ago
WIIi-U hardware is good enough to drive next gen games if developers tke time to learn the system.
Myst  +   1007d ago
Agreed I've been pleasantly surprised by ZombiU so far and while it may not be the best it is a damn fine game. Would have been nicer if a few other things were added/changed but for what it's worth it's a really nice game. Hoping to see other games of similar nature or perhaps quality arrive at some point.
diepdiep  +   1007d ago
Nintendo "haters" (and haters in general) seriously need to grow up and keep their stupid rants to themselves.
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ohbaby  +   1007d ago
I own a Wii U and the only fun I get out of it is CoD on the gamepad, Rayman Legends Challenges App, and being able to stick it in my book bag and take it to school with me, needs mo gaemz asap. Nintendo did screw up though releasing such a weak ass system in the mist of silverback gorillas.
Theyellowflash30  +   1007d ago
It's not a weak ass system. Your letting the media get in your ear about it. X looks good, and Retro's new project will be stunning.
ohbaby  +   1007d ago
Compared to the Silverback Gorillas its a weak ass system. Im not letting anything get into my ear, I have the Wii U the OS is egregious. How can it compete come this fall? Mario cant save them lol. I enjoy the system I do but feel burned because they are not showing me anything but plans to release more mario. Nintendo went the cheap route releasing a weak ass system compared to whats coming. In terms of current gen, then it is not weak but come on I refuse to defend anyone who shits out such a shitty product and charge me 350 US bucks for it. Also X is only slated to release in Japan and the Wii U is region locked I hear. The only games I am looking forward to are W101 and B2.
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Theyellowflash30  +   1007d ago
You don't have a Wii U. And you're just a troll.

- X is not just slated for Japan. It was at a North American Nintendo Direct, Nintendo has already confirmed it for NA.
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HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   1007d ago
Every 3rd party developer got a excuse why they not making games for the Wii U some say it because is not powerful enough some say it has to do with the install base, the truth is 3rd party developers don't wanna make games for the Wii U simply because they know most core gamers will either buy the PS4 or the next Xbox.
supremacy  +   1007d ago
Yeah i always found the whole install base excuse weak, i am willing to bet that games that arent coming to the wiiu for this sole reason will appear on the other two platforms even if they happened to have the same install base of 3.5 million as the wiiu.

We seen it with the vita and the 3ds early on, both had a real small install base but still the big 3rd parties had big name ips in the works for 3ds whereas they had no plans on making vita versions.

The issue here could be a number of things from media to sales and even what the new standard might be is it power pc or x86, or it could simply be the wiiu is not an attractive product, who knows really.
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maniac76  +   1007d ago
Its all still buy a u for mario the backwrd compT with wii games
DivineAssault  +   1007d ago
The wii u doesnt have enough support to get nx gen games regardless if theyre scaleable or not.. If it had the support, i would think it will be ok cuz the games on wii u wont look ugly (current gen games dont) but the network & features will be ancient by comparison to PS4/720.. hell, it doesnt have cross game chat or accomplishments so its already missing some current gen features.. I think wii u will get indie games but few 3rd party AAA titles..

Who cares though right? I mean, nobody buys nintendo for 3rd party anyway, theyre just a plus.. Owning a nintendo & Sony console has always been my method of gaming.. I get great 1st party games from both systems & get all the 3rd party games i need from PS...
Nodoze  +   1007d ago
While I do not think it will be as successful as the Wii, I am hopeful the install base will increase with strong first party titles.

I then look forward to miraculous programming efforts that will then allow for EA game engines to magically run on the WiiU.

Money is driving this, nothing more. Install base will change minds and programming efforts.
mamotte  +   1007d ago
Oh, oh, I get the idea.

PC games will never appear on consoles because of duh.

Oh, wait.
bobacdigital  +   1006d ago
99% of all gamers I know buy 2 or all 3 systems... People are going to buy a Wii U for the indie games and first party games and then you will go out and get a ps4 or 720 to play the exclusives (may be in any order)... Nintendo doesnt need to be first.. they need to be the cheapest which will drive first party game sales.. People keep acting like this hasnt been the case for a while... Nintendo is driven by cheap hardware and fantastic software.. If they get third party games it will be a bonus..
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josephayal  +   1006d ago
I'm def not going to buy the wii u
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Monkeysmarts  +   1006d ago
Relying on a Nintendo console for multiplatform games is not a good idea. I'll eventually own a Wii U, but I will own one only for Nintendo's exclusive games... especially from Monolith. Everything else is getting played on a PS4... unless the Xbox Whatever looks like a can't miss, then everything else will get played on PS4 and Xbox.

I know some folks can't afford more than one system... and that's fine, but if that's you and you choose a Wii U then you should understand you will always get the inferior versions of any next gen multiplatform games brought to Wii U. It's a waste of time to pretend otherwise.
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landog  +   1006d ago
its all about user base and has nothing to do with power at all, quit fooling yourselves

they brought the witcher 2 to xbox360, granted, it looked bloody awful, and not even like the pc version on the lowest possible settings, it ran terrible and was missing 60% of the textures and foliage, but they still did it

the brought bf3 to ps3/360 even though only 12 people could be on the same team, the maps were shrunk down, they had to drop the res to 704p and it was literally on the LOWEST possible settings and still only runs at 25 frames per second

the point, you could port uncharted 3 to ps2, sure it would have even more jaggies, and be even more low res

if the wii u gets a 30 million install base, it'll start getting every multiplat

and if either ps4 or nextbox don't sell well, they won't be getting many multiplats

its simple and has NOTHING to do with power, only money
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Jamaicangmr  +   1006d ago
I'm really sorry for the current state of Nintendo's Next gen console but i hope they learn from this.

Stop designing their consoles in a bubble.
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Yodagamer  +   1006d ago
It's common sense with an engine like unreal 4, but if the engine can run on the 360/ps3 then there is something wrong with the dev's optimization or they are lying.
malokevi  +   1006d ago
This just in: the sky is blue.
7uff1  +   1006d ago
This article gave me cancer
CEOSteveBallmer  +   1006d ago
To All Nintendo Fanboys and Loyalist: We do not hate Nintendo or the Wii-U. There is nothing wrong with telling the truth. Accept it and just play whatever games coming out for it. The Situation is just simple. Next gen games can be ported or made on Wii-U but it depends on the publishers and developers because they need to "Dumb" it down on Wii-U as far as multiplat games are concerned. Dumb down in the sense of taking away Polygons, textures and effects to make it work on Wii-U. Yes Wii-U is slightly better than PS3/360 but it is still one gen behind PS4 and 720 in terms of hardware power and this is a fact!!. Common Sense tells you this.
sync90  +   1006d ago
To suggest the wii u isn't capable of good gfx is ridiculous. having said that, Nintendo need to start releasing more games and kissing some dev's asses.
arbitor365  +   1006d ago
i called this from the very begining. from the second I laid eyes on the wii u, I knew exactly how this would all go down.
sync90  +   1006d ago
Any tips on next weeks lottery numbers?
Relientk77  +   1006d ago
The title made me laugh lol
Ck1x  +   1006d ago
Shadow of the Eternals is probably the best looking WiiU game that we've seen so far and if you compare screen-caps of that game to any of the confirmed games on PS4. There isn't some drastic graphical leap that many would expect... People need to stop saying well when games come out that use 6gb of Ram, you will see a major difference. VRam is used as a frame buffer and this amount is more feasible if the console could reach high end PC resolutions. But the fact that PS4 is targeting 1080p 30fps just shows that the only thing that will primarily be taking that Ram space is bloated texture file sizes or uncompressed data. Which doesn't make since to do if you don't have to! There are great compression tools out there that many wouldn't even be able to tell the difference of a compressed texture versus an uncompressed one. But the first thing that comes to mind on this topic is when the Rayman developer stated at times they forgot to incorporate compression while working on the game for WiiU and even though its running very high resolution movie quality textures, the system still managed to handle everything. So its not always about how much Ram, but that there's just enough and the system design is efficient. I just wish people would wait until e3 before they make crazy claims like this! The show is just around the corner and I have no doubts that we will see some amazing software on all fronts. But I believe that after the show is over people will change how they view the WiiU currently against the other Next-gen systems.
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sync90  +   1006d ago
Then fast forward a year when we start to see more advanced ps4/720 games. The wii u is gunna look really last gen, nintendo fucked up and sadly i believe the wii u is heading the way of the dreamcast.
Ck1x  +   1006d ago
"Way of the dreamcast" is the dumbest statement any fanboy could ever make! If you had one then you know that the system was an amazing system. The parent company was a hot mess, but the system was great and had a great promising line-up. Sega announcing that they were going bankrupt might have had a little to do with the systems demise, maybe just a tad bit... Nintendo has so much riding on the WiiU being a success and profitable that it will do what it needs too, to make that happen. People should just come to grips that this will be the system Nintendo will support for the next 4-5yrs and just deal with it! I'm more than sure that we will see some amazing games along the way, since that's what they are reknowned for in this industry.
ArtificiallyYours  +   1006d ago
Maybe all this poor humor is infectious after all?
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