Submitted by jagiii 669d ago | article

GameStop President Tony Bartel: 'Don't Count The Wii U Out'

Much of the focus heading into E3 2013 and coming out of the show has been the next generation of consoles from Sony and Microsoft. With PlayStation 4 and Xbox One slated to ship this fall just before the important Christmas shopping season, there’s another “next gen” console in the race. (GameStop, Nintendo, Wii U)

gamerlive  +   669d ago
Nintendo is RIP...
mudmax   669d ago | Personal attack | show | Replies(1)
AJBACK2FRAG  +   669d ago
The Wii U is very cool and will win this generation. The weakest console always wins!
IcyEyes  +   669d ago
MasterCornholio  +   669d ago
I think that price has more to do with anything than the power of the system.

Just look at PS3 vs 360 vs the Wii and you can see that the Wii won due to its low price point.

The problem with the Wii U is that its only 50€ cheaper than the PS4 which is the most powerful next gen console.
Brasi1989  +   669d ago
I'm not sure how accurate that statement is. However the most powerful console, spec wise, has never won a generation. (and of course by won I mean have the most market share IE sales)
Trago1337  +   669d ago
That's true. More specifically the cheapest console always wins.

The Nes, SNES, Game Boy, PS1, PS2, DS, 3DS, Wii, etc all had the most market share. and what do they all have in common? they were the weakest ones.
dark-hollow  +   669d ago

And having the weakest hardware = cheap price and easier to cut prices in the future.

The Wii u may have a £50-£100 cut price in the near future along with the huge 2014 library of exclusives, the sales will explode just like it did with the 3ds.
Klad  +   669d ago
The Wii U Premium currently at £239 is £110 cheaper than the PS4 at £349 on Amazon UK & £190 cheaper than XBox One at £429.



Triforce079  +   669d ago
The wiiu is the weakest console in numbers maybe,but in pure graphics/results all 3 are quite close,i mean at E3 i didn't see a clear winner,if anything Nintendo's 1st party games and Beyonetta2 looked spectacular and all their games were 1080p/60fps which is amazing and what you would expect ps4 to be doing on all its games but it wasn't makes me wonder if wiiu's gpu edram gives it the edge ???
3-4-5  +   668d ago
@gamer They've been saying that since the late 80's. Obviously genius's like you are ALWAYS right...
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s8anicslayer  +   669d ago
Gamestop has been very vocal as of late, of course he's going to say that they are not brand exclusive they will sell you their entire inventory 20X over if you'd like to.
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No_Limit  +   669d ago
It is a misprint. The title should be "Wii, U're Out!"
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_QQ_  +   669d ago
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TheEvilWithin  +   669d ago
I love my Wii U. I can't wait for Earthbound to come to the Virtual Console! Just 100% Super Metroid and about to finish getting my 100% in Super Mario World. I like the save at anytime feature that they did. It was genius of them. Some of the harder old school games like Super Ghost and goblins become a little easier with that feature. I got to play the E3 games at a bestbuy and was blown away by how much fun they were. End of the year is really going to pick up for Nintendo. I can't wait! I love SONY and what they bring for gaming but Nintendo will forever hold my memories of my childhood. I hope Nintendo pulls through this I will ALWAYS support them no matter what.
cyguration  +   669d ago
Dang, a lot of Nintendo hate around these here parts. I reckon Big Reg and Iwata will need to roll out some sweet software for the Wii U at Gamescom and TGS.

Never count the Big 'N' out because when it looks like they're down they usually pull a Rocky and knock the big man out.
_QQ_  +   669d ago
Doesn't matter what they roll out, the Nintendo hate will continue.
exfatal  +   669d ago
Nintendo can release a game that cures cancer, feeds the hungry and on top of that fun and different. and people would still find a reason to hate on them. Thats just the way it is... things will never be the same
diepdiep  +   669d ago
Just read the article. Nintendo should advertise the Wii U a lot more to get more people to notice its existence. That's one part I agree with the writer.

And for all those who didn't even read the article and only came here to spread hate,

Get Out.
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Deku-Johnny  +   669d ago
Of course you shouldn't count it out. Nintendo and Sony always have the best consoles.
otter26  +   669d ago
Wait....the Wii U is doomed? Dead in the water? Rip? Baaah! Never read anything like that...
Triforce079  +   669d ago
Order of power,raw power doesn't equal better graphics.

1. PS4
2. Xbox One
3. WiiU

Order of best graphics results we have seen from games so far.

1. WiiU/PS4
2. Xbox one

That's my take on what ive seen so far,remember if WiiU's clock speeds did go up then its the most powerful console full stop,either way after seing some wiiu games like MK8/Beyonetta2/X ect in 1080p/60fps i'm starting to think the edram and edram cache give wiiu the visual edge.

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