The Wii U: 10 Ways It Will Silence The Haters

In a rarely optimistic streak, [gamingbolt] looks into ten ways Nintendo will silence the criticism surrounding the Wii U.

Nintendo are one of the best loved companies in the games industry, a conglomerate boasting some of the most famous franchises ever played on a home games console. That said, with every new piece of hardware championed by Nintendo in recent years, there has been a whole heap of criticism leveled at the big N. Sometimes this criticism is well founded (Virtual Boy!!!!), but it has been laughable in recent years.

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jcnba282037d ago

Nintendo will never be able to silence the haters but they will continue making stellar games and that's all that matters.

lilbroRx2037d ago

Indeed. Haters will hate regardless. You prove them wrong on one front and they will either ignore and keep hating as if you haven't proven them wrong or find something else close by to hate.

PopRocks3592037d ago

I'm a fan of Nintendo and I still like the Wii U despite its current issues. But I think this list was grasping with some of its reasons. For example, I'm not sure how a second gamepad is supposed to "silence the haters."

Also, they lost me at "More Third Party Exclusives." As fans we need to draw a line somewhere. Aspects of this list are unfortunately delusions of grandeur.

BullyMangler2037d ago

well . .a second gamepad, or splitscreen? which do you prefer ? and ps4 with split screen still? hoh man no mammen.

PopRocks3592037d ago

Don't get me wrong, a second screen (or even a third with another gamepad) is a great idea! I love the concept of it, but the thing is Nintendo has to use that in a way that would appeal to other people, not just the fans.

Nintendo needs to convince people that using the gamepad is a great exclusive mechanic for one of their big core games like Metroid or Star Fox. Only then can you list the gamepad itself (or support for two of them) as a reason for owning the Wii U.

Tito082037d ago (Edited 2037d ago )

For each of those things I look at it this way.
Great Exclusives- They do have great exclusives, but my issue with Nintendo is their constant reliance with the same old Marios, Zeldas, Pokemons. & I understand they make money with those & bring some other games, but I think they should changed their ways a little & make some other new IPs.

Unique Experiences- Yeah, I guess, but that 2nd screen thing isn't something to brag about, but I give Nintendo props for adding that.

The Second Gamepad- Maybe.

Easier development- Dumb reason since PS4 & latest Xbox will be easier to develop for as well, just like 360 over the Wii, PS3 was harder, but still had strong 3rd party support, plus Wii U won't run newer engines, maybe some but not most.

Earlier Price Cuts- Can't really say much about that, it remains to be seen, time will tell, it takes more than just a price cut to be successful in this business.

More Mature Games- I agree, but it'll be hard for adult games to sell when Nintendo has that "Childish" image attached to them.

More Third Party Exclusives- I also agree, but that will be harder because most 3rd party games do not sell on Nintendo devices with the exception of a key few, I still think they'll get the least support of the 3 once again, can't really label Monster Hunter & Lego City as examples.

Indie Development Talent- Well, in that regard, it is where Sony & possibly Microsoft will shine with indy devs, so Nintendo better give them a reason for them to turn around.

Nintendo Always Turn the Tables Around- That's more in the handheld space, but console wise, not always. & author failed by using N64 & Gamecube as examples, & Virtual Boy didn't change a thing.

It’s Not As Underpowered As They Say- Well to me, the Wii U, compared to PS360, is like what the original Xbox used to be against PS2/GC. But to PS4/X.I. it is underpowered, & maybe only 1rst party Nintendo devs can only make more use of the hardware, doubt most 3rd parties will make a lot of use of it, so I think as long as PS360 is around, Wii U will be getting old/new ports or same multiplats as PS360, as in the case of Rayman, that I know Wii U is the leading console, but the PS360 together is a little more around the PS2 instal base, so those 2 won't get ignored anytime soon.

Mapleine2037d ago

You know when your Wii U list involves third party exclusives and easier development (Wii U is exotic, PS4/XBox 3 are x86) you're trying too hard.

Like everyone else on the planet, I bought my Wii U for a handful of Nintendo games. If you're buying this machine as a sole experience and trying to go directly to war with "haters", you're doing it wrong.

lilbroRx2037d ago

You are not like everyone on the planet if that's all you bought your Wii U for(assuming you actually have one). You are minority.

Me and most people I know bought ours for games like the Xenoblade sequel and Bayonetta 2.

ThePsychoGamer2037d ago (Edited 2037d ago )

Really hypocritical of you to get annoyed by someone else for claiming to talk to a large group of people, when you do that all the time.

Also, Xenoblade is a first party Nintendo title, so that really doesn't help your argument.

LOL_WUT2037d ago

The list was laughable at best. More mature games? Really?? LOL ;)

zippycup2037d ago

11. hit person over the head whit wii u

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