Nintendo and the Wii U should not be underestimated

The Nintendo Wii U has been hit with a lot of criticism lately. Deservedly so? Maybe. But one thing is clear: the Wii U has an exciting future.

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jhoward5851506d ago

In some sense I agree with this article. Nintendo and the Wii U should not be underestimated.

Nintendo is the only company in the world that can make people buy their gaming console for one game.

I'm really excited to see what the next metroid and Zelda game look like.

BullyMangler1506d ago

sony got me too with the Last Guardian, had to get a ps3 just for. and here I am waiting 4 years later :/

jhoward5851506d ago

yeah,the 5 years wait has definitely made my expectation grew 10 folds.
I Can't wait to play it.

LordDhampire1506d ago

lol I forgot about last guardian....

But man nintendo hasn't really been underestimated.....they haven't anything

I don't really think anyone cares about nintendo

nintendo fanboys kinda do there own thing their is no point to post articles about nintendo because if your not a nintendo fan you don't care and if you are a nintendo fan you probably are the one posting the article

Ritsujun1506d ago (Edited 1506d ago )

Yeah, don't underestimate Nintendawg and Wii duUum.

soultecc1506d ago (Edited 1506d ago )

so you buy a ps3 for the guardian and now it wont come to the ps3 lol. thats sony far ya full of false promises. same thing with ff verses

UltimateMaster1506d ago

I actually like the touchscreen controller.
But I really hope they get a battery that last over 5 hours instead of 2....

Nevers0ft1506d ago

lol, I thought I was the only one! TLG was *the* game that would make me buy a PS3 (I loved Ico and Shadow of the Colossus)... Suffice to say, I still don't own one :/

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PSVita1506d ago

I disagree. It's the over older people that are attached to games like Mario and Zelda. Kids growing up now will be more likly to go for COD, GTA, AC etc.... Don't get me wrong Nintendos games are fantastic but they're stuck in the past. The WiiU/N can't survive on on the old exclusive anymore. They MUST have 3rd party support, which they're not getting right now. Once again THEY CAN'T SURVIVE ON THEY'RE OLD EXCULSIVE ANYMORE.

FarginIcehole1505d ago

They certainly need 3rd party support, but I disagree with the idea that kids today will more likely go for CoD, GTA, AC etc... Everyone thought the same thing with Doom, but many have moved on and it will be the same with those franchises. They will still have tons of fans...don't get me wrong, but those games just don't carry the fanfare of a classic Mario game and how could they? They release a new one every single year. They might as well call it CoD 2014 for next years release.

Thatguy-3101506d ago

is that so? How come the other past consoles before the wii didn't prove your statement? wii was a success because of the new demographic that was introduce to gaming consoles. You won't be seeing it no more because they moved to their phones and tablets. The franchises could only push the hardware so far. It needs a lot more if it wants to compete with Sony and Microsoft this time around.

jhoward5851506d ago (Edited 1506d ago )


I agree that the Wii was the beginning of something new.
But one things I know about most gamers they always want to go back in to past and reminisce about games that got them in to video games in the first place.

Mario/Zelda/metroid will never be forgotten.

stuna11506d ago

I don't the WII U has been Under-estimated! Just Under-advertised. I think it's pretty obvious that the WII U is capable of some jaw dropping games, inventive ways of gameplay among other things, but that will come to nought if Nintendo doesn't fine tune their advertising of the system! They need to stop assuming people know what it is they want, and show them why it is they want the WII U.

jhoward5851506d ago

Under-advertised is one of the reasons why Nintendo is failing, but the main problem here is Nintendo don't have enough games out for the Wii U. but that won't be enough to keep gamers away from wanting to play Nintendo aaa titles.

My bet is Zelda is going to be a masterpiece and most gamers will run to the store and buy a wii U just to play Zelda. Thats power!

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richierich1506d ago

How do you think I feel Im still waiting for a FF7 remake

Pillsbury11506d ago

Nintendo has the games that people cannot play anywhere else.

sashimi1506d ago

Thanks for stating the obvious -_- This is the console business of course platform holders have games that people cannot play elsewhere, how else are they suppose to sell hardware >.>

Nintendo will be fine regardless if anything the handheld side can always make up for the home console side.

Pillsbury11506d ago

Of course it's the obvious *_* but SOME people seem to still think Nintendo is going to go the way of the dodo. Not gonna happen people. I grew up with super Mario, Zelda and donkey kong and although I don't own a wii u (owned a wii) I realize there will always be a market for them.

arbitor3651506d ago

its hard to underestimate a console thats a fourth as powerful as its competitors

jcnba281506d ago

Yes because the console with the most power has always been the most successful.


Why don't you compare Vita hardware to 3DS hardware? Oh wait that's right because 3DS is destroying it in sales.

The_Villager1506d ago

Gamecube was more powerful than PS2 yet the PS3 won their gen.

PS3 was much more powerful than the Wii yet the Wii still won last gen.

Power doesn't define success.

AJBACK2FRAG1505d ago

Power and price alone can help us to determine which video game console has the best chance for winning it's perspective generation. Example. The Wii Won last console cycle it was the least powerful and least expensive. The home video game console that won the the generation before? The PS2. It was the least powerful video game console and, holy cow! It won it's generation etc.

AJBACK2FRAG1505d ago

That's one of the reasons the Wii U will win this eighth generation of video game console's! The Wii U will be the cheapest and least powerful. History tells us this is a win win situation for the Wii U. Well see you in five or six years guys better luck next time!

rambi801506d ago

they drop the tablet and hit 200 then yeah,they have a chance. They also need to revise their drm for digital sales and software pricing in general. they just announced a price drop for mario galaxy 2 after i bought max payne for $8 on psn

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