Has the Nintendo’s Wii U become Sega’s Dreamcast?

So, EA have confirmed that they currently have no titles in development for Wii U. Sound familiar? It will to those who went out and purchased a Sega Dreamcast back at the turn of the century. After the poor sales of the Sega Saturn and an exclusivity deal that Sega weren’t keen on, EA decided on a wait and see approach to the Dreamcast – obviously, they waited and didn’t see much.

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Bumpmapping1857d ago (Edited 1857d ago )

@Skarlett I agree. @SOD_Delta that would be def be a better comparison.

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SOD_Delta1857d ago

This headline dishonors Dreamcast. Should be more like "Has the Wii-U become the new Virtual Boy?" Then the answer would be yes.

ChickeyCantor1857d ago (Edited 1857d ago )

Virtual boy didn't even come near a million units sold.

It's more comparable to the Dreamcast because it got trumped by the PS2 ( eventhough we don't know how this will end for Nintendo ). In that regard the Ps4/720 might trump the WiiU. [MIGHT]

Dreamcast still got support after many years. Of course it got some great games. It just wasn't a financial success that was all.

BosSSyndrome1857d ago

The Virtual Boy was discontinued at this point...

rick1woller1857d ago

geesh some of you people know hardly anything about nintendo and wii u.

Ashunderfire861857d ago

Yup Plus Dreamcast had way too much ports from the others systems like PS1 and N64. The ports on Dreamcast were nothing new just hi-res that it lol!!!! Plus the Wii U looking to be the same thing too. The Wii U show of came out 2006, then release next gen Nintendo 2012. It would of been called Nintendo Revolution(One can only dream), the game system as the greatest comeback since the Super NES. Nintendo would still control the market even if the system was just $300 - $350 compare to the other game systems.

BeZdaBest1857d ago (Edited 1857d ago )

no for the simple fact that the last 3 system(3ds..wii..ds) leading up to the wiiu were all suscesses in one way or another.sega on the other hand yeaaa...

come people we know this stop trolling

Ol_G1857d ago

people know it but they like to bash Nintendo any chance they get kinda sad really

dedicatedtogamers1857d ago

Let me point something out that most idiots (even so-called gaming journalists) don't acknowledge.

The Dreamcast sold 10 million in the less-than-two years it was on the market. After that, it was quite literally scrubbed from store shelves in favor of the PS2, Gamecube, and Xbox.

In 6 years time, the Gamecube sold 22 million. In 5 years time, the Xbox sold 24 million.

If the Dreamcast had been on the market for longer, it may have very well matched or surpassed its competitors, but of course we'll never know.

I realize that "this gen's Dreamcast" is a meme for "this gen's horribly selling but beloved console", but that's a bad comparison. Learn your gaming history, kids.

BeZdaBest1857d ago (Edited 1857d ago )

as in the real world history goes to the victor..and sony has brainwashed there fans into forgetting its own history.. like the simple fact that NINTENDO was one of the main creators of the PLAYSTATION BRAND..because sony as a company didnt want to get involved in gaming back then

but its okay i know whats really going on..

grailly1857d ago

Sony didn't brainwash anybody, lol. gaming companies never talk about their history unless it's to talk about their legacy. there is no brainwashing here, just being a normal company.

and nintendo didn't create playstation at all, they screwed over sony which then decided to get money back on their investment.

Blaze9291857d ago

dont disrespect the Dreamcast like that. Comparing it to Wii U, i cant even!

OmegaSlayer1857d ago

The Dreamcast was amazing. Period.
WiiU is crap.

PigPen1857d ago

You saying that is suppose to make hate Nintendo.

rick1woller1857d ago

crap!, its better than you though

supermonkey0071857d ago

You can't say its crap if you don't own one. The Wii U is actually a good console, needs more support though..

OmegaSlayer1857d ago

I don't own a dog but still I recognize the animal when I see it.

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Shnazzyone1857d ago (Edited 1857d ago )

Nope, because the precursor to making an dreamcast is to make a system with an minimum of 3 expensive, failed, hardware add ons confusing your game market, an sega saturn, then an dreamcast may be made. If you want to count motion plus, The wii wheel, and wii fit (though those were successful and except for wii fit, cheap), then the most possibility is, wii U is a sega saturn. Though clearly 3ds will never be the sega Game gear, which is also needed for an dreamcast to be made.

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Qrphe1857d ago

If anything, IF ANYTHING, it'd be more like a Sega Saturn but definitely not a Dreamcast.

PigPen1857d ago

They way the most of you all talk about the Dreamcast, it should of been successful.

hakesterman1857d ago

It would of been, but technology was changing so fast back then that systems were comming and going like yesterdays news. Sony stold the show by stealing all the Developers, it was kind of sad because the dreamcast was actually better than the Ps1.

just-joe1857d ago

Chances are half the people saying it, didn't get the system until it was too late.

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Neonridr1857d ago

In a years time we will all be laughing at the authors of these articles. Just like all the doom and gloom articles saying how the Wii would never be able to compete vs the PS3/360..

BeZdaBest1857d ago (Edited 1857d ago )

i personally will be lauging at the fanboyz who have wasted time making
this" nintendo hate crusade"

_QQ_1856d ago

oh well,they will be the ones missing out, they are just mad because Nintendo dominated last gen leaving Sony and Ms looking for change on the street.

Trunkz Jr1857d ago

If anything Nintendo has shown us is that they can turn things around, recently with the 3DS. People doomed the Vita, Doomed the 3DS, and their doing fine.

Dj7FairyTail1857d ago

vita never been doomed by critcs

Sam Fisher1857d ago

No the vita has never, but it does feel like it with all the support that it has. I only have 4 games and thats about it… indie games are a waste of time, why the hell would i spend money on mini games when there are other sources better suited for that like iphone or android, i bought vita with the initial thought that i could play home console quality games portable, and some achieved this, but its only a small amount, literally you can count them all with 2 hands...

blackbirdi1857d ago

no way its like sega saturn !!

SmokingMonkey1857d ago

No, because Nintendo has the 3DS.

Jihaad_cpt1857d ago

This isn't about Nintendo as a company or about the 3DS, it's about the WiiU. Comprehension skills sorely lacking