Will The Wii U Ever Be Taken Seriously?

An Electronic Boredom "So as many tech and games sites are quick to point out (see IGN and Kotaku) the Wii U hasn’t been selling well, like at all. Actually Nintendo is taking a hit on every Wii U they even sell. So why is this, why in a time when the video game industry is thriving and constantly breaking it’s own records, is one of the three big platforms losing credibility?"

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NYC_Gamer1656d ago

I'm sure more people will take the console serious once tons of quality software pops up

Deadpoolio1656d ago

I doubt even that will help....What then need to do is start using some of the creativity they used to have, not just recycling the same 2 or 3 franchises on each console...They used to have so many different IPs and then the GC and the Wii came along and it was just recycle the same couple....Whatever it is they got lazy they got comfortable, they need to find that spark that they used to have and haven't had for years

Concertoine1656d ago (Edited 1656d ago )

i agree with this, now they put all the creativity into the hardware and the software stagnates. i cant imagine a game like mario sunshine coming out nowadays because they have such a boner for mario staying in his own world of goombas and ? blocks. but games like mario sunshine, prime and pikmin were refreshing back in the day. and while the wii u is a refreshing system, the software needs to be too.

kreate1656d ago

Gamers take wii-u seriously.
Nintendo doesn't take gamers seriously.

chente00251656d ago

i think it will be taken more seriously after ps4/Xone launch and games comparison (especially 3rd party games) show that there really isn't a big difference in power.

Shnazzyone1655d ago

That's a very big likelyhood. you won't really notice a huge difference because it's basically gonna be same texture level but higher polygon count. The differences will be more in how much can be on screen otherwise it will look the same on screen. That is, unless 4k tvs really take off like crazy in the next 3 years.

The other possibility. Devs will come to wii u after realizing how expensive making games that use all that hardware can get to produce. Or most of next gen 3rd parties might be made for wii U specs and ported up to x86.

Dunban671655d ago

We (wii U owners) will have fewer and fewer games to compare w the PS4 and XB1 versions as time passes- We have this partial group of multiplats now that are also on X 360 and PS3 as well but after this round of 3rd party games for the wii u (thru 2013+/-) We will be getting less and less 3rd party games on the wii u- (not that we have many now) It really sux to miss on so many great multi plat games - all for yet another Mario and/or Donky Kong platformer-

So I doubt we will have much opportunity to compare the games made specifically for the PS4 and XB 1 coming in the future

7uff11655d ago

@Shnazzyone I agree with you in one point but highly disagree with the other, don't get me wrong here but Wii U's hardware requires more techniques to be used correctly, otherwise it can't have maximum performane, also, there are 2 consoles x86 against the Wii U, it's not very smart to make games based on Wii U's specs and port it to other consoles.

Also, even if 4K tvs take off like crazy, which is VERY unlikely, the consoles can't play the GAMES above 1080p.

M-M1656d ago (Edited 1656d ago )

The Wii U has one key problem, the name itself. If I wasn't following gaming news much, I would think that it's just another add on to the Wii. Same with the 3DS as well, I thought it was just a Nintendo DS with a 3D display.

falcon971655d ago

Well Activision said the other day they will help Nintendo suceed as they think Nintendo have the best devs in the world and say don't count Nintendo out never basically Activision said in not so many words they will make/help Nintendo suceed....the only devs that throw negativity around about wiiu are EA and EA partners, can't forget bethesda....every other dev has praised the console.

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Yep1656d ago (Edited 1656d ago )

I can't take this article seriously. (Setting myself up)

I mean, there are so many flaws in thinking... I'm not too sure how many real fans of gaming want what the author wants.

My wallet is already starved with the new games coming to Wii U and PC. I'm already starting to build a backlog. I remember this being the case around the time the 3DS was starting to turn around.

Yep1656d ago (Edited 1656d ago )

Maybe mine and a lot of other people's perceptions won't be so surprising when the results of the Holiday season come out. Maybe.

Also in case you really are uninformed:

cyguration1656d ago

Oh, you edited your comment... now it makes my comment look silly. Thanks for that. :P

Yep1656d ago

Yeah, sorry about that. I gave a poor comment before and decided you didn't deserve that so I added an explanation (of sorts).

Shnazzyone1655d ago

Wii U's release schedule seems modeled after 3ds. Zelda remake in the tail end of year 1, followed by an mario game using the 3d land formula and first thing next year, mario kart. I think as much as the nintendo haters say they dislike nintendo. Even they will admit, an HD mario kart is something everyone has wanted since wii was released.

That's someone noone seems to be acknowledging. for the last 7 years the 360/ps3 gamers have been saying that they want nintendo franchises in HD. Never underestimate what nintendo can do. They did mario galaxy 1 & 2 in standard def. Imagine what they can do without the wii hardware limits and know that nintendo doesn't make bad games. You can whine about reuse of franchises all you like. The use of those franchises has never been in question and now they are in HD.

The reality is, people naysaying the wii u and refusing to get one are gonna be missing out just like anyone refusing a 3ds right now in a mere 2 years. Eventually, they are gonna want one whether they like it or not.

Dunban671655d ago

I think Sept is the first month the Wii U has had enough games out/coming out to offer both choice and volume for the console owners- It seems this trend will continue thru Spring 2014- I think the longer term future of the Wii U and its library will be much more evident looking beyond spring 2014- either the Wii U has picked up enough sales and Nintendo is aggressive enough to pick up more 3rd party support or the opposite will transpire and we will be relying almost exclusively on Nintendo for most of our non E shop games- like we have for most of 2013

Even though we are starting to get games it is ashamed we have to miss out so so many great 3rd party games

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Vip3r1656d ago

Nope. Nintendo has created a image for itself that it's primarily for children and old people. In my opinion, no self respecting person would buy one. Male anyway.

Unless you have more money than sense and are part of the "I own all the consoles so my opinion is better than yours" bandwagon.

I do deplore those people.

Concertoine1656d ago (Edited 1656d ago )

show us on the doll where nintendo touched you

Vip3r1656d ago

Funny, yet cliched joke.

But seriously, what sort of mature games have Nintendo released over the past few years that hasn't been Mario, Pokemon or some other form of child based adventure game? Wii U and even the wii hasn't got the likes of BF3/4, Skyrim, GTA5, RDR etc.

Why not?

Concertoine1656d ago

@ Vip3r
some in-house mature ip's would be a nice change of pace. but the fact that they still focus on gameplay rather than story is what really makes nintendo different. the fact that a game is "child-based" (lol what) if it delivers an entertaining experience.
to be honest anyone who buys the wii u to play bad ports of ps4 stuff is completely missing the point. i think nintendo will leave mature ip's to 3rd and 2nd parties, like bayonetta 2, x, shin megami tensei x fire emblem, etc.
yeah but the wii did get madowrld, house of the dead overkill, a silent hill game, dead space extraction, as well as no more heroes 1 and 2. some of those are amongst the goriest and profanity ridden games ever made and are or were wii exclusives at some point.

N4g_null1656d ago

Omg viper where have you been? The suda51 games on the wii, sin and punishment, last story, Pandora tower, xenoblade, also you have to stop and smell the game play. Everyone falls for the ooooooh look adult gaming then the game sucks... so I ended up playing those fun looking games only to reveal blood thirsty opponents. Plus if you can beat metroid prime then you are in for a few treats.

I think the Internet is influencing you... tell me what is so grown up on the other systems that is not on pc?

ThePsychoGamer1656d ago (Edited 1656d ago )


You mean aside from the Yakuza series, Heavy Rain or The Last of Us?

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ChickeyCantor1656d ago (Edited 1656d ago )

"no self respecting person would buy one. Male anyway. "

Internet tough guy.

"But seriously, what sort of mature games have Nintendo released over the past few years that hasn't been Mario, Pokemon or some other form of child based adventure game? "

Pandoras Tower. As cliche as it may seem. What is happening to the girl is actually very depressing. And there are 4 bad endings that go along with it.

falcon971655d ago

Where was you as a kid ???? must be a new age gamer....

Nevers0ft1655d ago

It's pretty damning that you're so insecure that you think your choice of game somehow reflects on you as a person... Aren't people (myself included) allowed to enjoy Nintendo games simply because they're simple fun? Please feel free to experience all the gritty realism your stomach can handle, but you don't speak for everybody.

Vip3r1655d ago

I'm not insecure. One of my relative has a wii and the only ok'ish game worth playing is Mad World.

I'm a PC gamer and so I get all the gaming and choice I could ever wish for.

Just don't see the need to spend £200 for a console with games aimed for a juvenile audience.

Nevers0ft1655d ago

Don't think I'm trolling you, I'm genuinely curious but "I'm not insecure. One of my relative has a wii and the only ok'ish game worth playing is Mad World."

I think that post kind of proved my point Vip3r. You singled out a so-so game simply because it has lots of "adult" things like blood and gore. I can assure you that there's plenty of Wii games that are worth 10 Madworld if only you could get past your prejudices and learn to enjoy them. Take Pikmin for example... Would you play that if the game mechanics were virtually identical but the graphics more realistic and "war" themed?

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YNWA961656d ago

No. Not for me..... Just prettier looking Wii games.... Got that already...

DejectedJeff1656d ago

ps4 is just prettier looking ps3 games
monoliftsoft's x, the wonderful 101, miyamotos new ip, bayonetta 2 which was previously on 360 and ps3...

mcstorm1656d ago

I agree that's all new consoles are really but for me im more excited about sonic, Mario 3rd, the new dk games and Zelda hd over the games on the ps4 and Xbox one. IM getting a Xbox one day one but for forza 5 and ki but for me the back end of this year im more excited about the Nintendo games than the other two as im getting bored of playing shooter and action games every year. So for me the Wiiu with the gamea above added with pikmin 3, wonderful101, and Lego city which I already have puts the Wiiu as my main gaming console the end of this year plus im excited for Pokemon x on the 3ds.

It really is all about the type of games you are into. As I said games like kz, bf4 cod ghosts, ect look good but I want something different to what I've been playing for the last 7 years on my 360 and ps3 and the best console for this is the Wiiu.

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