Gimme Gimme Games compares how the Wii U stacks up against the incoming PS4 and Xbox One now that it is $299 with a game.
I get the feeling that Nintendo had this planned at some point. I mean, you look at xbox one's ridiculous price point, why wouldn't you want to compete it?
Xbox1 is not worth the money just because of the power alone... Ps4 is 50/50 i suppose it's not bad but after a price cut it will take off.... WiiU is too cheap for what it is,Custom hardware,custom E6760 with tons of edram,custom power pc Tri-core cpu with out of order execution,edram cache,2GB RAM,25GB discs,GAMEPAD..... That gpgpu is a beast you add tons of edram to it,then you have a very powerful gpgpu...edram is designed to double or triple the performance of powerful hardware.. Here is what all 3 should cost..... Xbox1 £300/£325 Ps4 £300/£350 WiiU £300/£325 That's how they should look in the shops next to each other when you look at the hardware.
If we're being honest, it doesn't. Nintendo need original games & to reduce the price even more. It definitely have a niche & be a great machine, but the Wii U needs a more radical strategy.
IMO, even the struggling Vita is a better value proposition than the Wii U. It has over 900 playable titles(in different price ranges and different genres), you can play it anywhere, and its $199.
900?! Im guessing that includes ps1 and psp games right?!
Last time I checked, PS1 and PSP games were considered "games".
what kinda dope u smokin,dat must be some good shit!
Want to play that game? Ok. The 3DS is a better value proposition than Vita, then, because it has around 2,500 playable titles (different price ranges, different genres), you can also play it anywhere, and it's $170 ($200 for the most expensive model, and soon $130 for the new and cheapest one). And if we're going to use that logic... heck, the DS Lite is a even better value proposition than that, because it plays all the awesome DS games, plus all GameBoy Advance games, and it's only $100. But wait, there's more! If you're going to bring PSP and PS1 games into the equation to make an argument in favor of the Vita, then you should apply the same to the Wii U, which also happens to play Wii games, as well as all games in the Wii virtual console. That most likely amounts to way more than 1,000 titles, probably more than 2,000, and it may not be playable anywhere, but it offers much more than the Vita, and only for $100 more. But even if we conveniently forget the Wii U's access to backwards compatibility, and we go along with your logic, and the Vita is a better value proposition than the Wii U, then it will be a better value proposition than the PS4 and Xbox One, as well... because those consoles haven't been released yet, and when they do, they will have pretty limited game libraries (to be expected since they just launched), with absolutely no backwards compatibility to boot, and on top of all that... they will be more expensive than the Wii U (PS4 $100 more, Xbox One a whooping $200 more). Naturally, much more expensive than the Vita. So... what was exactly the point of your comment, except for completely irrational and unnecessary Wii U hate? You're not worthy of your username. Better change it to Logicfails. Go away, you big troll.
Logic are you forgetting PS3 and PS4 Remote Play and Gaikai ^__^!
"So... what was exactly the point of your comment, except for completely irrational and unnecessary Wii U hate?" The point of my comment was to give my opinion. And it still stands. @Meganick- But I don't care for most of those games on the Wii U/Virtual Console etc. Once again, this is my O-PI-NI-ON.
If you're going to count literally every game you can play on Vita, including PSP and PS1 games, then you should also consider all the Wii and Wii Vurtual Console/downloadable games you can play on the Wii U.
You 'comment" is a obvious trolling. [email protected] +bubles for well said.
Listen m8 their loosing $65 dollars now on every console in US ??? please if Sony were willing to loose money on their ps4 then it would cost same as Wiiu,Nintendo are just not over valuing their console and genuinely want consumers to have great value...WiiU is just right or a little too cheap at it's current price point,ps4 over priced,xbox1 absolutely abysmal..
i feel like nintendo is playing its own game. which is totally fine, and they will always have an audience for it. but im not going to compare it to ps4 or xb1
No you cant compare it to xbox1 and ps4 because it will be the only real nextgen console,nextgen graphics and gameplay.....plus wiiu doesnt want money for online cough cough.... Can't wait until u buy your xbox1 or ps4 and find out graphics are same across all 3 nextgen consoles i'll laugh my head off......bunch of mugs u sony/microsoft fanboys..
How the $299 32GB Wii U stacks up against PS4/Xbox One? Short answer........... it doesn't.
Exactly:) How many Zelda, Mario & Donkey Kong rehashes can one stand. Nintendo catalogs getting old fast. Likewise how many underpowered consoles can Nintendo make, clearly gamers want better hardware thats why Wii U is been AVOIDED LIKE THE PLAGUE. LOL at the disagree's, sales Numbers don't lie they SUCK.
30 years (give or take) sure is fast. I agree though. Needs more than just 1 new ip.
How many can we stand? I guess as much as killzone, god of war, ratchet and clank, little big planets, uncharted rehashes you can stand ;)
^^Exactly. The problem with the Wii U isn't first party rehashes, its the lack of hardcore new IPs.
This time, it's actually not underpowered. It's actually quite powerful for a gaming console.
Sure Mario games change a few times but what Mario kart number are we on? Don't compare games like uncharted to Mario whose games have no story and are merely gameplay! Although I agree about god of war! Too many of those already
Sincitysir1 your right we are on the 8th Mario kart... Since the super nintendo how many uncharteds have there been this Gen alone? 4 or should I say 6 games you know because he, drake, came out in allstars in vita and ps3 and according to you guys Mario has 200plus games because he makes an appearance. Or maybe even 7 since allstars also went to cheap mobile so yea you can't compare them because there's only 1 Mario kart per system Gen handheld and console. and wow, I completely forgot I started playing games because of their stories, how foolish. Why would I play GAMES that rely on GAMEplay
This rehash argument is ridiculous, it's happens on every console with lots of games
The same amount of rehashes as the halos,call of dutys and gods of war of this world of the last few years
Mario it’s a money maker. If you feel like they’re are milking then ban together and get people to not buy them in protest. If you’re so upset about it..
There are plenty of games on Wii U out now and coming that are not Zelda, Mario and Donkey Kong rehashes. BTW Donkey Kong has not been done to death on Nintendo Home consoles. At least not since the SNES days.
-___- really, dude? Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2, Fire Emblem X Shin Megami Tensei, Wario Ware, Super Smash Bros. Wii U (looks better than anything on the PlayStation 4), Monolith Soft's X (Xenoblade 2), Mario Kart 8, Pikmin 3, Yarn Yoshi. Yep that's really all just Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong, isn't it? Plus you act like having Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong games are a bad thing. Those games always get extremely high metacritic scores, and Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 take a huge sh*t on any PlayStation IP.
The wii u doesnt even exist in my eyes, 299 is way to high for a very low powered machine with if im honest naff games.
"a very low powered machine" uh and how much are PS360s going for? They have much older tech and are lower powered than Wii U, plus no gamepad. Not that I could live without my PS3 and will have to have one to continue to play my old games when PS4 comes out, but I am just saying Wii U is not over priced at $299 there is value there. *Backwards Compatible *No Online Fees *Zelda HD included *Gamepad (new way to play)
Wii U will have good games just like x1 and ps4.
It doesn't for the reason that almost anyone that knows anything about gaming knows that almost your whole purchase price is going to the tablet controller. Why is it that expensive it doesn't have near the tech the PS4 and X1 have and by the time you buy a decent sized hardrive for it your almost at the price point of a PS4 anyways.
Gameplay>power how many times must this be said damn and the casuals don't care about specs they are the biggest audience ....all real gamers knows this
Thats why the Wii U is flying off the shelf/s......LOL
Yup and that's why nintendo has been the handheld and console leader for the last 8 years LOL at that fact not fiction LOL
Pretty well to the general public and Nintendo fans still holding out. If you don't like Nintendo, you aren't gonna be budged.
How the $299 32GB Wii U stacks up against PS4/Xbox One? . Yeah stacks up ? more like props open your door !! .
Totally agree with this, ZELDA is the killer app bundle!! and with all the other big guns like mario 3d and donkey kong, the price cut could put the wii u as the big holiday seller!! sorry no matter what cute comments the trolls say, this could happen!!
I always looked at Nintendo as a complimentary console ever since game cube to be honest. People buy Nintendo for their exclusives and most hardcores get another system to pair with it. With this price drop Nintendo is in the same situation the were in with the 3DS... 3DS vs Vita... Vita is technically superior in every way and has a decent library of games... 3DS got a price drop plus a boat load of first party titles and took off... Same scenario different system now. WiiU is no different .. 299 is 100 and 200 less than the competitors and you can use all your old Wii stuff on it including the games and controllers... You get a packin game which is a 50$ value along with free online which saves you 50$... If the price decrease and title influx doesnt sell the WiiU ... Nothing will.
Amen my friend.
Wow! Do you haters here what you are saying? The Wii U is at too high a price to compete with the PS4 and XB1?! It is underpowered?! That is why EA's newest engine CryEngine 4 runs on Wii U. So does DX11 and so does Frostbite 3. Sony proved how large the bandwith is for the Wii U. https://www.youtube.com/wat... So that explains the Wii U hardware that it is not underpowered. The price? To argue with the price is called being retarted and im not trying to be mean but come in! Wii U: System + 32GB + game = $300 PS4: System + 500GB = $400 XB1: System + 500GB + Kinect 2.0 = $500 Wii U is $150 less than PS4 and $250 less than XB1 with 32GB and a game. Got a problem with the HDD? Go buy a 1TB external hard drive for $50 dollars on Amazon or Ebay. So at the end the Wii U is $100 and $200 less than the PS4 and XB1 with more memory. Plus you get great Nintendo games.
forgot free online and backwards compatbilty... That has a lot of value also.
I was just talking about hardware cuz thats all u have to talk about but good point.
Against the PS4, it doesn't really stand all that much a chance against, with it's hardware and support. A better comparison is the XOne, which costs $200 more, and has been met with massive hate from the gaming community. The Wii U will do fine, so long as Nintendo doesn't allow another game drought to occur.
IMO Nintendo really needs to stop selling the original Wii all together... If you look at the sales numbers for the past few months it is almost on par with what the Wii U is doing... Ever person who buys the old Wii is a potential customer lost for the Wii U... I personally think confusion at the store would be gone at that point if customers only had 1 choice... Getting rid of the basic and going to one sku with different pack in games will help sales as well... But honestly they need to shelve the Wii even if they are making some good margins on it ... it is confusing some potential customers.
@awesomeabe 1998 You didn't add the gamepad and you are adding kinect 2.0 Wii U: system + 32GB + gamepad +game = $299 Wii U, 3x greater than ps360 Wii U WINS
As of now the Wii u is on a sinking ship with no good 3rd support and little 1st party support. Don't even compare it to the ps3 which has both.
PS4 and Xbox One hope they are twenty times better than Wii U? That is the weirdest comment. Wii U wins when they drop the price about 100 dollars more.
So this holiday we have the PS3/PS4 vs Xbone/360 vs WiiU/W...wait where's the Wii ? Considering the 269$ GTAV PS3 bundle, the PS4's preoders and the Xboxers, Nintendo will have a hard time.
Next gen studios say... "PUKE"
How does it stack up, ...... PERFECTLY U EDIT..: U > 4 > 1 Take it or Leave it !!!
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