GS:Compared to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the Wii U is the only next-generation system doing something "a little different," according to Nintendo marketing executive Scott Moffitt.
Not in the same league I'm afraid. It's like comparing Wii and PS3. Never have two products so similar being so different.
if you have the option to pick up Watchdogs on PC/ps4/ps3/wiiu/xbox360 and xboxone that means those products are competing,regardless of how much better PC is vs PS4/xboxone, regardless of the power diff between Wiiu and other consoles.
It's like comparing Pixar movies to blockbuster action flicks. One could argue Pixar makes the best movies, one could say they like them the most, and practically everyone enjoys Pixar movies. But Pixar is not reflective of what sells in the movie industry
"But Pixar is not reflective of what sells in the movie industry" Pixar films are almost universally successful, critically, financially and with general audiences. How is that not reflective of what sells in the movie industry?
That's a bad example. I hate pixar movies myself, but they're extremely successful.
@Sega That's the point I was trying to make, but with Nintendo
Next time Nintendo needs to make a next gen system. Not a little better then the Ps3.
Agree completely! This isn't the WII against the PS3/Xbox 360 anymore! New generation, different set of rules. On just marketing basis, the WII U has had next to none, why? Because Nintendo was almost certain that the hype of this gen was going to carry over into next gen, which is pretty obvious if you take into context the name WII U! It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see it, it's just that they never expected the original WII to take the nose-dive it has. And for those about to say that's what the Nintendo Direct streams are for, outside of those who already own a WII U, how is the advertisements suppose to reach mass market penetration!? Of course some would say the original WII, but truth be told not many original owners still use their WII's. Nintendo was paying closer attention to their fanbase, than many would like to believe! But for all the wrong reasons. I remember well, just before the release of the WII U, how supporters of Nintendo! One of my favorites "PuddleJumper68", basically tried to intimidate me, because he was so confident that the WII U was not only decimate the competition of this gen, but was going to totally oblitorate next gen competition! If he were here I would ask him the question, how's that going for him? Whether people want to acknowledge it or not, Nintendo is in a bad place with the WII U, maybe not financially, but the choices their making are not instilling a lot of confidence on their part, which adds credence as to why they're making the statements they are, too stay relevant in a race they've already fallen far behind in.
Agreed either go all the way or not at all. ;)
So I take the disagrees with me are all for Nintendo making a weak next gen system? Stupid people at its finest.... I still plan to buy a WiiU sometime in the future. But Ps4 for now baby!
* You can't play Any Mario game, or Zelda, or other random solid games like SSB and such on PS4. * You won't get that same Battlefield 4 & Killzone experience on Wii U, like you will with PS4. *Titanfall,Forza,Halo - only on XB1 - for now * You can't get the Total War: Rome 2 experience anywhere else other than PC * 3DS & Vita give their own experiences as well. There is no better or worse, only different. Some of these differences will appeal to you and some will not. That applies to every gamer.
Your dreaming last time i looked edram makes resolution and frame rates easy to achieve,16mb of edram nets you 1080p native on any game out there look it up,64mb of sram to achieve the same ??? ...yeah ps4 is in another league ??
i swear if nintendo's next system isnt on par with sony's and microsoft's imma flip why cant they just go back to an awesome controller like the gamecube days
Ever since, even if they deny it, they've always wanted to be always unique by removing themselves out of the leagues of M$ and Sony. I guess they think it's cool to not ride with the mainstream and just be something different not caring graphics-wise. That may be good and bad for all the right reasons. I just think that they are being overly-conservative.
not only is it on par, its much better. power is easy. getting a second screen to run as smoothly as they have, with as many features as it has, is not being done by sony/microgreed. their attempt to use vita/ps4 combo, is laughable at best.
noone wanted a second freakin screen thats just something extra their console is nowhere as powerful as ps4/xbone and they are missing out on ALOT of third party games because of it so no they are not on par the gamepad is fun and all but it should have been something extra
Price drop is good, but they still need a consistent stream of killer apps. But hey its a step in the right direction. Now the Nintendo 2Ds I think they took a step back.
A constant stream of games? U mean like pikmin in August, wonderful 101 and rayman in September? Windwaker and sonic in October? Mario 3d land, link between two worlds and Mario party in November? Donkey Kong in December? well I got news for you buddy. and the 2ds isn't for you, its not to be better or replace the 3ds. Its a cheap alternative for families with little kids. How is that a step back? get it through your head that the 2ds is not supposed to be making us go crazy with hype.
Live2play please, 1 decent kid game a month mixed with Disney is not exactly killer apps.
Apart from wonderful 101 and Pikmin aren't those titles the same game franchises from the eighties. The new super Mario world is just super Mario 3D land except for the cat suits, Donkey Kong Country tropical freeze is very similar to klonoa 2 or the recent Rayman games. Then there is the played out fitness game and party game. Still the best wii u games are coming next year you know the ones that actually sell systems like Mario kart 8, bayoneta 2, smash brothers, etc. The whole 2D DS system is pointless.
are you a kid or person who cant see 3d if not then why bother. Not like it was announce at a event or Nintendo Direct
Kids have a problem perceiving 3d? I never heard of that.
@Donnieboi, Its been proven kids under 7 seeing The 3d on The 3ds can negatively Affect their vision
@Donnieboi Yes Glasses Free 3D
Where is the consistant stream of killer apps on ps4 i see 1 game Killzone and that game does not sell consoles though...
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He has a point. That's how it was last-gen and it's the same thing this-gen. Reason being; At their cores - The XOne and PS4 are just a highly upgraded PS3 & 360. Yes, they have their new controllers, but they still share the key qualities that make it an Xbox and a PlayStation. There isn't much game-changing stuff going on with either of them except for the new, nearer-to-PC architecture and upgraded specs. That's it. Everything else is basically similar to what's found in their predecessor.
You are talking about software which I agree completely. Hardware wise the PS4 and Xbox One are different from their predecessor, software wise is the same. The only difference is how much different are these open world games going to be. If say open world games are like this generation with main missions and side missions that's it no mini games, alternate endings, able to change say story through your actions then is going to suck
Yes xbox1 and ps4 are off the shelf hardware,ps3 and 360 were custom hardware ie they get more and more powerful over time unlike off the shelf or stock you basically get almost 100% power from the off so 1080p native looks hard to achieve on ps4 and co......
Sounds like Wii U is a threat all of a sudden.
Lol well its articles reached the home page, getting attention.
In addition to the fact people who haven't commented on a nintendo article in months and now coming out with a fresh batch of insults. That can only mean the Wii U turned some eyes again.
I'm excited for Nintendo! They have an AWESOME line up of games coming. I can't wait for Wonderful 101 on the 15th! I missed out on ALOT of Wii games and am now playing them due to the backwards compatibility! Pandora's Tower is pretty good. Just finished Pikmin 3 last night with the wife and let me tell you that final boss is a pain in the A$$...
lol Nintendo is full of themselves. here are "different" things the competition is doing. sony remote play with vita, gaikai streaming, sharing dvr functions MS kinect, dedicated servers what nintendo is doing. looking at the calender and wishing it was 2006 so people would give a crap about the WiiU
I have a wii u and i enjoy it because of the fact its different. If ppl have negative things to say about wii u then its ok with me as long as its constructive criticism and not hatred bashing. I like nintendo been playing there games for a long time, but they do piss me off sometimes with their old fashioned ways. I've had alot of my friends who are ps360 gamers play on my wii u and admit its better than they expected. They even loved the feel of the gamepad but admitted they were still pre ordering the ps4 and x1. In this day and age things are mainstream and trendy, and thats why i admire nintendo is because they have the balls to go out on a limb and be different. Hate or love ninty you have to admit they aren't followers and take their own little path. Me, nor anyone else on this site knows what the future holds for wii u. Like all things only time will tell. Gaming was meant to be fun and something you enjoyed doing with friends, not something to create petty bickering and arguements. Im 34 yrs old and the gaming scene is way different from when i was a teen. Back in the day there was no faboy hyped console war. If you were gaming you were a winner reguardless what system you played on. I've said some negative things about xbox and their 180 on drm, but i don't hate xbox because i own a 360. I also on a wii and ps3 because my favorite system is any system that has good games. I like nintendo and sony more than xbox, because i believe nintendo and sony have paid their dues and helped pave the way for what gaming is today. I say wether you love pc, xbox, nintendo, or playstaion we're all in for a great next gen of gaming.
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