Submitted by joshmille99 177d ago | opinion piece

Why I haven't Given up on the Wii U

The Wii U has gotten a bad rap, and maybe rightfully so. Josh Miller of VGU.tv delves into why he still has high hopes for the Wii U. (Nintendo, Wii U)

Neonridr  +   177d ago
Interesting read. I think there are far too many great Wii U games (both released and upcoming) not to pass up on.

I fully plan on purchasing either an XB1 or PS4 next year sometime, but I still have my Wii U for the great 1st and 2nd party titles that you won't find on the other two consoles.
ZodTheRipper  +   177d ago
Which great games? lol
I'm planning on buying one with the new 3D Mario game but I researched a bit and found, that no other Wii U game interests me right now. But since Mario Kart, Smash Bros and Zelda are in development, I know it'll be worth it.
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Neonridr  +   177d ago
Personally I found ZombiU, New Super Mario Brothers U, Scribblenauts, Lego City Undercover, Pikmin 3, Rayman Legends and Wonderful 101 to be awesome games. And as for 3rd party, Black Ops 2, AC3, Batman, Splinter Cell, Mass Effect 3 and Need for Speed Most Wanted are all great games, regardless if you can get them on the 360 or PS3. That doesn't stop them from being great games, especially if you hadn't played them before.

I am looking forward to Scribblenauts Unmasked, Super Mario 3D World, Sonic, Ghosts, AC4, Batman Arkham Origins, Mario Kart, Zelda, Smash Brothers, X, Bayonetta 2, Donkey Kong, Watch Dogs plus any other 1st party IPS that I haven't mentioned yet (Metroid, F-Zero, etc)..

Some good indie titles on the system as well - Trine 2, Nano Assault Neo, Mighty Switch Force 1 & 2, Ducktales, Cloudberry Kingdom, not to mention some others that recently were approved through Kickstarter..

If nothing like that appeals to you, then by all means, don't get the system. But for someone to say there isn't anything to play is a little bit of a stretch..
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ZodTheRipper  +   177d ago
Almost all these titles are uninteresting if you had a PS3/360 already. I'm not trying to hate here and I'm just talking for myself, but I think that that's exactly the reason why the Wii U isn't succesful (yet).
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LOL_WUT  +   177d ago
It'll be worth the wait but you got to take into consideration that Mario Kart, Smash Bros and Zelda don't even have release dates. And theres also the possibility that one of those games might end up being delayed.

If you like the current offerings then by all means go ahead and buy one but, if you only want it for one game (Mario 3D World) then i'd recommend you wait till 2014. Also don't expect much in the eShop as it's lacking with hardly any new content. ;)
PopRocks359  +   176d ago

"It'll be worth the wait but you got to take into consideration that Mario Kart, Smash Bros and Zelda don't even have release dates."

Lying as usual, huh? Smash Bros. and Mario Kart are both slated for next year, with the latter specifically coming out in April.

"Also don't expect much in the eShop as it's lacking with hardly any new content. ;)"

How many indie games are slated for Wii U again? Dozens? Not to mention all of the recent Kickstarter games. So once again, you're wrong.
deafdani  +   176d ago

that april release date for Mario Kart 8 is, to my knowledge, just a rumor and it's not been confirmed officially by Nintendo yet. That game, along with Smash Bros, are just slated to release in 2014, with Mario Kart having a release timeframe of "Spring 2014", if I recall correctly. That does not counts as a solid release date, so I don't really know why you're calling Lol_Wut a liar here.

I can agree with you on the eShop thing, although I also think that Lol_Wut was probably talking about the CURRENT state of the eShop, not its future. And while it definitely has a few good gems in both indie games and classic titles, it still has vast room for improvement, so I can kind of see his point here, even if I don't agree with him completely.

And, Jesus, man... I see you replying to Lol_Wut a lot, and most of the time you just retort to call him a troll or a liar or whatever. Why exactly does Lol_Wut's comment make your blood boil so easily? I personally think his comments are a bit extreme, but no more than that, and many times he says the truth. He gets on your nerves way too easily.

You are one of the very few people that I really respect as a commenter here (because 95% of N4G's community is a cesspool of ravid haters and fanboys), but your reactions to Lol_Wut's various comments are amusing. You could correct him when he says something inaccurate (which he sometimes does, and I don't honestly think it's intentional trolling, but just misinformation), but calling him a troll just because he doesn't share your points of view, and ends every one of his posts with a " ;) " (which a lot of people find annoying), is just a bit too much. Come on, I know for a fact that you're better than that. I suggest that you cool your head off before replying to him on anything, dude, you really come across as a bit too hostile sometimes. It doesn't really suits you.

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webeblazing  +   177d ago
how you get disagrees smh
The_Villager  +   177d ago
I agree, I've got plenty to play on Wii U and 3DS for the holidays. I cancelled my PS4 pre-order today and will buy one early next year when (hopefully) the library will be decent.
Acesonnall  +   177d ago
Unless it's a case where we haven't heard from Nintendo since E3 and it doesn't sound like they are doing anything more with the Wii U, counting the console out just seems like an irrational thing to do. Of course, not everyone thinks rationally.
Lovable  +   177d ago
Gameover man Gameover....
Neonridr  +   177d ago
Cut the power? How did they cut the power? They're Animals!
PaperClichePixel  +   177d ago
For those who truly understand and appreciate Nintendo's IPs, will wait out the so-called drought. There's plenty to play to feel like Nin is cancerous.

josephayal  +   177d ago
bad time to grab a Wii U, I will be buying one within a few years, maybe 5
Acesonnall  +   177d ago
I feel the same way about PS4 and Xbox One. Not many games I want on those systems and the ones I do want are on PC and/or Wii U.
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josephayal  +   177d ago
I agree with you buying game a console on launch is terrible theres hardly any games, but I don't regret buying a PS2 at launch actually
LOL_WUT  +   177d ago
Might as well just wait for the Wii U's successor if you're planning on waiting that long. ;)
Acesonnall  +   177d ago

Hey, I got my Wii in 2008. ;)
Misaka_x_Touma  +   177d ago
no wonder ps3 starting kicking up in 2009.
Acesonnall  +   177d ago
I normally don't laugh at subtle troll responses, but this one was funny.
cyguration  +   177d ago
The Wii U is the dark horse in next gen and it could come out on top with the right software line-up.
Drekken  +   177d ago
Denial is a river in Africa.
LOL_WUT  +   177d ago
Good one +1 ;)

@ Below just like how the faithfuls pretend Nintendo isn't in straight competition with Sony or Microsoft. It wasn't till now that Nintendo publicly stated that and all because the Wii U isn't doing to well but funny how there was no mention of that when the Wii was destroying the competition. ;)
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webeblazing  +   177d ago
wasnt people saying this in the being of this gen and now they try to constantly ignore that wii outsold both consoles
Pancit_Canton  +   177d ago
Most of the Major developers are abandoning the ship. Only 1st and 2nd party studio are keeping it afloat. It's only a matter of time before 2 battleship arrives and sink it completely.
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Neonridr  +   177d ago
It's either that or most of the major developers will jump back on the bandwagon should the install base get large enough.

I really do want to see what the developers will suddenly say about the Wii U should the install base grow considerably after the holidays. Note I used the word should, not would, so lay off the disagrees.

But I still feel it's an important holiday season for Nintendo. With all the eyes on Sony and MS this holiday, Nintendo needs to make sure that it stays remotely relevant. Some good games this fall should help bolster some sales.
Misaka_x_Touma  +   177d ago
Capcom, Sega, Disney and WB Games are keeping up.

You clearly aren't looking. Tons of Indie devs prefer Wii U because cheap for them and no restriction.
Dunban67  +   177d ago
I m not giving up on the Wii U because I own one and it has potential.

All it would take for the Wiii U to become a viable console for this next generation is for Nintendo to comit to it, show that it is willing to do what it takes to make the Wii U a viable console for the various individuals and organizations involved (and or that might become involved).

Until Nintendo takes ownership/responsibility (back the darn console) for the Wii U success, it will continue to struggle at best.
JuleyJules  +   177d ago
I do think we are starting to see them take responsibility - slowly though. They've had Pikmin 3, Zelda Wind Waker HD and soon Wii Party U, Wii Fit U, Wii Sports Club, Mario 3D World leading up to Christmas. 2014 has a bunch of games too and I'm looking forward to them. We also have some good 3rd party ones too with Batman, Lego Marvel, Assassin's Creed 4 among them.

One thing I'd like to see from Nintendo is advertising. Where is it? This is an important holiday season and we've seen no advertising.

I think they need to start it off with another Nintendo Direct by early November with ads following that. They always get some buzz after a Direct and some surprises in it would go a long way!

A few bundles in North America would be good too. So far we've only seen a Skylanders Swap Force one for Black Friday. A couple more perhaps with Wii Party U and/or Super Mario 3D would be great!
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Dunban67  +   176d ago
Nintendo s lack of advertising hits my point re both their lack of support for the console and why they are not supporting it- The answer IMO is money! Nintendo has plenty of cash, tons of it but they have taken rare quarterly losses in recent years- So hey are trying to launch a console on a budget that does not provide the resources o do so-

Typically when launching a major project a company invest big $ s on R & D, advertising. general console support etc. on the front end to make money on the back end but Nintendo has not advertised the console much at all and have only advertised a select few games- (just to mention 1 of several ways in which they have not backed the console)
PoSTedUP  +   177d ago
they need to go back to their roots. people will go crazy over a legit super mario game, similar to a 64 sequel/ sucessor. make metroid take full advantage of the hardware, and in this case they better make it revolutionary bc the fanbase is dying down and it is evident. a 1080snowboarding2 would do wonders. they need more supporters, the wii didnt have true supporters, it had a gimmick and a cheap price tag. they need better brain stormers, better narrative designing with bigger ideas, better marketing etc. secure a decent third party exclusive upon their next price drop (a moderately cheap but effective one). take better advantage of the wiiUpad etc. yes this is all easier said than done but it is certain that they dont have their management in good communication with eachother.

because the moral of the story is I WANT TO BUY A WIIU but nintendo has changed for the worst and ditched the hardcore gamer, maybe not their hardcore fanbase (whats left of it) but mario and zelda is only going to take them so far. im not dissing them because i love nintendo and i sincerely wish i could do something to help them but i cant recommend a WiiU to any one of my friends, nor will i purchase one atm and im not gonna lie to myself and others.
live2play  +   177d ago
pungello88  +   177d ago
I love it when I have a chance to play with the Wii U but the multiplayer stuff in Nintendoland are the only things I've really been super interested in. I have Madden 13 for it and I like the play calling but not the actual control. I think we just desperately need those first party games to start hitting like Super Smash or a new Zelda game.
DoggyBiscuit  +   177d ago
Everyone who owns a Wii U can see how great the system really is the problem with the Wii U is Nintendo is not doing a great job marketing the console just look at Apple with the IPhone no matter how stupid they new gimmick is they make a commercial about it Nintendo should do the same thing with the Wii U.
truechainz  +   177d ago
One thing for sure is that their marketing has been horrible. There could be a number of reasons why it hasn't been selling well like a lack of games, but by any standard Nintendo has poor marketed the Wii U. Making that better could do a world of difference for them.

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