What's the Xbox One Mean for the WiiU?

IGN - Microsoft finally unveils the Xbox One but what does this mean for the WiiU?

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TruthbeTold1764d ago

Until we find out the price of Xbox One and more games release for Wii U, I'm not sure we CAN know what it means.

CouldHaveYelledUiiW1764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )


"Well Said" to you.


theBAWSE1764d ago

Nintendo should look at this as a positive and get some games out quick

wampdog291763d ago

@theBAWSE: Yeah, because Nintendo will just drop what they are doing and release half-assed games. Let them make perfection and be patient. They'll come.

I_am_Batman1764d ago

Their focus on TV instead of games might mean that I'll get a Wii-U as a secondary console instead of an Xbox One.

deafdani1764d ago

In my particular case, it's pretty likely Wii U will be my primary console, and the PS4 my secondary one. :P

tuglu_pati1764d ago

It means that PS4 will be the only true Next Gen console while MS and Nintendo with their weaker consoles will be competing for the casual market. PS4 will be in another league.

AJBACK2FRAG1764d ago

Oh yeah another leauge alright. The second place again leauge.

tuglu_pati1764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )


If you think the new box will be as powerful as the PS4 you are in for disappointment. The PS4 will be probably 5 times more powerful than the new xbox.

gamer421764d ago

"The PS4 will be probably 5 times more powerful than the new xbox."

wow! really? I- I'm speechless.

DarkHeroZX1764d ago

Not 5x more powerful. The rumored GPU for the next Xbox is 1.3 teraflops compared to the PS4's 1.84. That's only a small difference in 50%. That's like the jump from ps3 to Wii u in power.

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SilentNegotiator1764d ago

It means that this time, Nintendo can have the miniscule lead from a distant 2nd/3rd place, as we repeat generation 6.

PopRocks3591764d ago

Hello Mr. Crystal Ball! How are you doing today?

BosSSyndrome1764d ago

Uh... Gamecube wasn't that far behind the Xbox. Both were demolished by ps2.

SilentNegotiator1764d ago

Go look up "miniscule", BossSyndrome. In the 6th gen, Xbox had a "miniscule" lead over Gamecube and they were both "distant" from the Ps2. I'm saying that Wii U will take lead this time over the Xbox, and both will be hammered by a very well thought out PS4.

And I'm sorry that you still can't see the writing on the wall, Poprocks. Ps4 is clearly the most friendly to developers and gamers alike, by a mile.

PopRocks3591764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )

What's your point? That doesn't speak volumes about how the mass market will respond to it and the other consoles. This is not an open-and-shut generation, no matter how much you want it be. Not by a long shot.

EDIT: Am I saying that the generation can't wind up being exactly as you say? Absolutely not, but I'm also saying there is a variety of variables to consider here; price, release, games and the mainstream market. This generation is too unpredictable to make any solid claims with any real certainty or facts to back it up.

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Moonman1764d ago

PS4 and WiiU...good ole' Ninty and Sony FTW!!!!!!!!

chadboban1764d ago

Agreed man! That's what I've always gone with along with my PC.

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brewin1764d ago

It leaves the door wide open for the Wii u to gain a spot in the next gen marketplace. Most gamers own two consoles each gen... I see the ps4 and Wii u being the dominant next gen systems. The Wii u will be priced right and have a killer lineup of games that people want to play, not to mention a head start of at least 5-6 million systems by the time the one release. Ps4 will seemingly have the more impressive exlcusives initially at least. It'll be interesting that's for sure.

Number-Nine1764d ago

WiiU is thanking the gaming gods.

cyguration1764d ago

This right here. LOL

After the conference finished, I bet Iwata took the bucket of sweat he had before MS announced the XB1 and dumped it in an empty red-ringed 360 case.

Anyway, the Wii U has no where to go but up based on that pathetic conference.

I was really rooting for MS but they didn't just drop the ball they completely kicked it out of the court. It's the PS4 vs Wii U for next gen.

Donnieboi1764d ago

LMAO @ the bucket of sweat/red ring thing u said!

rainslacker1764d ago

I've never been one to play into this "Wii U is doomed" nonsense, but unless MS changes perceptions at E3 among gamers, the Wii U is going to be in a much better position than I would have thought possible given it's current status.

If people wanted 2 consoles, the PS4/Wii U combo is looking really good right now compared to PS4/XB1. If they want one then I guess it won't really affect the customer either way, they'll still get the one that has the games they want to play.

Still, initial impressions aside, MS does have time to turn things around. They do have strong marketing, and lots more news to release. Claiming victory because of today is premature.

Sharius1764d ago

... atleast they have better name?

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AJBACK2FRAG1764d ago (Edited 1764d ago )

Debatable. Wasn't the first Xbox (The one that cost Microsoft four billion dollars.) Xbox 1? Anyway... Who cares. Wii U owners are going to be seeing the best games of this generation very soon. When I think of how Miiverse will interact with games like Mario Kart U or Super Smash Bros. I get very excited to be a Nintendo fan and a Wii U owner.

Trunkz Jr1764d ago

Yeah when they announced the name Wii U my heart sank, I still bought one but I still hate the name...

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