GR: "Sure, Wii U isn't as powerful as PS4 or Xbox One, but Nintendo of America's president says that doesn't matter."
Different times, the PS2 also had a ton of games, some major publishers are not even making games for the Wii U and all people get from Nintendo are Mario/Zelda/some other remake games
Yes, it's a completely different situation. PS2 was more powerful than the Dreamcast and it launched 18 months before the Xbox and GCN. Sony kept up the momentum and by the time Xbox/GCN launched there were already a ton of 1st party and 3rd party games on PS2. Wii-U, on the other hand, completely squandered its headstart. People didn't know (and some still don't know) that the thing exists, and software sales for Wii-U are beyond dismal.
I'm glad you pointed out the time difference between the ps2 and og xbox and gcn(game cube),the ps2 was weak by comparison only because it realesed before its competitors.
at thesame time the gap between PS2, xbox and GC was close to zero. in the wii U case it's a whole different story.
Did you just say the PS2 was more powerful then the Dreamcast? If that had any truth to it why did every game ported from Dreamcast to PS2 or X-Box or Gamecube have to be downgraded in some way to run on the Dreamcasts competitors consoles? Ecco the dolphin is one of many great examples of downgrading the visuals by comparaison to the original Dreamcast version.
@rgd because each console had a quirk that allowed it to perform something better than its competitor.
Wow, it's like Microsoft and Nintendo got together and came up with this "power/specs" doesn't matter LOL. PS4 babay. PS4!!!
I think Dedicatedtogamers summed it up the best. I just don't see the point of that article. I'll probably get a lot of disagrees with this statement. The Wii-U will be released about a year ahead of the PS4 & XBONE and I have a feeling both consoles will surpass the Wii-U in the first 6 months.
Specs isn't everything, it's just an opportunity to do something on grander scale, or with newer technologies.
More Games Less Gimmicks So many similarities can be drawn between Dreamcast and Wii U except Dreamcast has tons of great games at launch window. Its strange Reggie did not use it as reference to " weakest specs don't matter" Also the difference between Dreamcast PS2 Xbox and GC in terms of specs are not leaps and bounds compared to Ps4 and Wii u.
Come on this is a broken record seriously. The WiiU launched before competition, didn't advertise, didn't have decent games at launch, is overpriced, doesn't have 3rd party support. Quite a bit different then the PS2.
Wii U is last gen so it's actually the strongest console out of the PS3 and Xbox 360.
dedicatedtogamers...mostly right...and mostly in the situation being different part...but i see what you're saying... the PS2 was in no way 'more powerful' than the DC...The Ps2 was the beginning of Sony's chest thumping through made up marketing to attract a core audience...the 'reality synthesizer' and all that was just talk backed up only by how great the hardware was at extremely specific programming...that trend obviously continued onto the ps3... The DC always had a clear advantage in video ram, but arguably at a time when that wasn't all that big of a deal (this was way before most people even heard of an HDTV, and if you happened to buy one...you were an idiot) In either case...i still totally agree that the situation in the past with the DC and PS2 was in no way comparable to the Wii U... the PS2 dominated because it had ALL the games...there wasn't a single 3rd party 'big deal' that wasn't on the PS2 for an entire generation...other than RE4...Nintendo saying they'll be fine with a much weaker system, because the PS2 did incredibly well, undermines the entire decade+ that the ps2 now has under its belt as an uncontested blood bath... the Wii U, unlike the PS2, has NO games...NO games Vs. ALL the games...is about as close as you can get to the two extremes of the industry...hell, apparently even Nintendo isn't developing for it....
Wii U = ripoff, and should've been released in 2006/2007.
@mikeslemonade I understand WiiU is a little underpowered, but how do you compare it to last gen? When the wii and Ps3 launched at the same time?
Damage control Reggie is trying to spin this, you can't just compare the Wii U to the PS2. One of them actually HAD 3rd party support and EXCLUSIVES ;)
I think that's why I'm so down on Nintendo lately: for the company that made the slogan "Now you're playing with power", they did a total 180 and couldn't do a 360, but are now pulling off a One (if you follow me).
Well said. I can't add anything more to this nail-on-the-head logic!
GCN? I think you meant NGC. It wasn't the Gamecube Nintendo, it was the Nintendo Gamecube.
@ASBO-5 Actually, he's right. Is the GCN, since the letters "NGC" belonged to the NeoGeo Color and couldn't be used.
I think the biggest mistake is the name. People think it's another peripheral!
Should have stuck with Nintendo Revolution
Agreed. It was a sad attempt to cash in and coast on the Wii's popularity but all it did was confuse people into thinking it was just a tablet controller for a system they stopped caring about 3 years ago.
true, but to be honest with you, I think my set up will be a PS4 this generation with a WiiU. That way I get the best of both worlds.
Wii U + PC is even a better set up.
@Prime I have a decent PC and I play games like Diablo and Starcraft on it. But the day I miss out on Sony's First party exclusives would be the day I've stopped gaming for life (I made myself sad). and @Roper316 I want the Nintendo WiiU because of the exclusives not the multiplats which would look better on PS4 anyway. But I want to play games like the next Zelda.
@S2killinit I think hes looking at the offerings objectively and when you look at it like that hes right. Facts show that you get the broadest selection of genres with those two systems. But we all have our preferences towards certain genres, studios and franchises which is what ultimately decides which systems we buy.
@Pekolie well said, and true. You are a gentleman and a scholar.
PS2 was all about the games period! It didn't have some gimmicky Ipad like controller and it had 3rd party games coming out of everywhere to put in nicely. Wii-U doesn't currently have the 1st party line-up on par with the PS2 & Sony's offerings and then it's harder to find a 3rd party dev that says they develop on the Wii-U then it is to find one that says they don't. To me that is a very very bad sign and one Ninty should do everything in it's power to change. No system will ever be in the same class as the PS2 as far as I'm concerned because PS2 was only about games and nothing else and no console will ever be that way again.
Lol about nintendo having a gimmicky controller. You do realise that playstation and xbox controllers are copies of the Nintendo's previous controllers. Nintendo don't do gimmicks they do innovation and anything Nintendo does Sony and Microsoft Copy.
Ps4 is now as easy to develop for as ps1 which is better then ps2. So developers may support it like the ps2 this time. Indies already making their attacks on the ps4. We will get a great launch titles :P Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag  Battlefield 4 Call of Duty: Ghosts Watch Dogs DriveClub (ps+) Killzone: Shadow Fall Knack And others that i'm personally not interested on.. I kind of feel that the ps4 will achieve that. Self publishing , no fee on updates , easy to develop for..etc
@Sincere0121 Oh so innovative right when smartglass and ps4 remoteplay with vita and mobile devices were announced way before the tablet on the Wii U. And next generation is when both technologies will be showcased to near perfection. And please. I can't call Nintendo innovative when they keep shoving out the same IP's. They're so afraid of releasing games without Mario or Zelda slapped on it, because they won't sell as well. Nintendo gamers are stuck in an infinite loop of the same games with better graphics. Whereas Playstation and Xbox are receiving new IP's all the time, from Quantum Break to Last of Us to Knack and Sunset Overdrive. Every generation Sony says hello to it's gamers with brand new IP's and Xbox is gaining on them with their lineup this generation. That's what I call innovative. Can you say the same about Nintendo?
@Sincere0121 You know your on a website full of fanboys when you get massively down voted for telling the truth!
so... DVD playback wasn't a gimmick? Lol yeah, right. And what do you call this thing? http://www.techibuzz.com/wp... no gimmicks? Yeah lol.