This quote gives the impression that Iwata does not see the Wii U as a competitor to the others, but a supplement to what the other systems have to bring to the table.
PS4WiiU all the way baby! Can't go wrong with that combo..
I agree. Great third party and the best exclusives!
That's my combo of choice as well!
PS4/PC/Wii U Add PC because of mods and texture packs, sometimes free DLC.
He is just saying we do are own thing it doesn't mean wiiu isn't powerful enough to compete ?? Windwaker HD,Pikimin3,NFS wiiu,Trine DC,Nano assault,Mario 3D world,AC4,BO2,Wonderful 101,Toki tori 2,ect all say hello.....and 2014 wiiu games look superior to anything on ps4 so take a breath loosers...... Do you think when gamers see MK8 and Bayonetta2 in 1080p native 60fps and Project CARS ect they will say oh these graphics look last gen get a grip wiiu graphics so far even with old devkits are superior... http://www.thegamescabin.co...
Those are all really great looking games, but there are lots of really great looking games on the XB1 and PS4 too. For example PS4 is getting the full Trine 2 experience with things that the Wii U owners weren't even able to enjoy. So they are taking an already great game and making it even better. Many of us know that the Wii U is powerful enough to display some truly awesome games. Other people just see numbers and automatically say that since 4>2 then that makes 4 better. Which we all know is definitely not the case.
People will call this an acknowledgement of defeat or some BS. I think it's nintendo accepting the role theyve had since the wii, that of a secondary console or one perfect for their fans.
Except their price doesn't reflect that. We are talking about £250 here in the UK. No way is anyone putting down 250 on top of another system. It needs to be sub 200 or even less than that. I agree they took that role with the Wii (nothing wrong with that) but their pricing strategy is all wrong if they want to replicate that role
Feeling the same way here in Canada . I was really hoping nintendo would hold out til the ps4 and xbox1 are announced to come back on top with a much better system spec wise.
WiiU is equal to xbox1 and ps4 in graphics it has more 1080p native games at 60fps......
WiiU is dead, Let it go.
Especially since sales were up near 100K in the NPD last month, and sales jumped to 38K in Japan for the Week. Yup, the system is dead
in your dreams :)
i dont care where it lays on this invisible spectrum, all i know is it's a kickass system ;D
I agree and for me I'm more excited at the line up of wiiu games than the Xbox one and ps4 line up at the moment. I do think the wiiu sales will pickup coms this holiday season with the games they have to offer but only if Nintendo start to show off the console more.
This is definitely a defeatist attitude to have. Nintendo just needs to show some awesome games on par with Ryse, Watchdogs and other next gen games to get people excited about. Mario World 3D is a step in the right direction but ..and I hate to say this, lets see some games that target the 21 and up more mature crowd. Like a serious Metroid, or some other not so cute and friendly game.
You realise Watchdogs is coming to WiiU right? Not to mention x, Bayonetta, COD, assasins creed and batman.
Shhhh... Fanboys don't like when you make them look stupid.
They're also showing Zelda at the next E3. Even if the game isn't a blood and gore-fest it should still pull in the over 21's because of it's intriguing level design and gameplay.
Wow reaching at it best. He said right after that quote that Nintendo is Aiming it games next year at highly skilled players... MK8, X, Bayo2, Smash4... And others will be aimed at that crowd. So let's calm down with the nintendo is admitting its own defeat stuff.
Exactly! It just shows that they realize they are not in the same endless battle as Sony & MS. They are going at it head to head yet again and Nintendo will attract its fans as it has all along to it's fantastic library of exclusive games like the ones you mention! Some gamers will avoid it like the plague while others will embrace the Wii U for what it is. Others still will get it for the family friendly games it continues to offer along with other games we've not had on Nintendo before like Splinter Cell, Assassin's Creed etc!
PC, PS4, Vita, and Wii U for me this generation. I plan on buying Super Mario 3D World, but then the Wii U lineup is empty for me until Super Smash Bros. 4. :/
Pikmin 3 and wonderfull `101 are superb. You need to play it:D
Windwaker HD (if you no WW b4), Monster Hunter.
I've played all of those. Good games.
Empty ?? Mario 3D world X Bayonetta2 Mariokart8 Donkeykong TF Smash bros 4 Project CARS Plus lots of amazing Indie titles and i mean lots,then come E3 expect Zelda,Metroid,and few big hitters like Eternal Darkness or Raven blade maybe even a new Waverace or F-zero who knows but 2014 is the year Nintendo wit the WiiU will tear it up and leave ps4 and xbox1 in the dust.... WiiU is my primary console and will end up being everyones,the games are too good....
Could that title be any more misleading.
As a major Sony Fan i disagree. Wii U can be you're first console. For me i prefer my playstation but without my Wii U i cant play games like wonderfull 101, Mario , Pikmin 3 and soon Smash bros. The console is not great but the games from their first party is so good! PS4 / Wii U / Playstation vita / 3DS my favorite gaming combination!
Get 'X' out & the next Zelda, I'm sure it'll sell a bit more. 'X' is a game I'm envious of, I'm not willing to buy the Wii-U just for that, but it's a very good looking IP for Wii-U owners.
They said the same thing with the wii...i will consider a wiiU if and when they announce a new metroid and not some hd collector's edition of the old ones...although i wouldn't mind that either since i never played any of the metroid primes.
i think you should buy metroid prime collection, its all primes in one disc, plus games gonna be upscaled on Wii u anyway, plus all widescreen..
I could do that but that disk is hard to find, not to mention it cost as much as a new game, if not more...if i do end up getting a wiiU i would definitely consider buying those but it's not enough to make me run out and buy one right now. ...it would actually be cheaper and easier for me to buy a gamecube and the games separately.
If the wii u is struggling with 3rd party support then what Nintendo does best is target families and children.
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I think they meant 'third' behind Xbox one AND ps4.
Wii U is actually my primary. Not sure what's going to be my secondary between the One and 4 just yet.. they both have the third party stuff. So it comes down to exclusives between them in a couple of years.
Iwata is discussing his views on their target market for the titles mentioned. And it's a worthy ideal to bring the family into any shared activities... But I don't see how his comment implies Wii U being a secondary console. I guess only time will tell that one.
PC + wii u ftw. Ps4 might get interesting down the line but not right now.. I didn't have the ps3 so if the ps4 gets backwards compatibility in some way I'm interested.
the wii was a great console in its own right. it wasnt a secondary console. it has a very respectable library if you do your research. BUT the same is not true of wiiu. so yes, it is the secondary choice. people will buy a ps4/x1 for their main gaming fix, while wiiu will be an after thought. it doesnt have to be that way, an nintendo acknowledging that is almost admitting defeat. nintendo should be market leaders, not niche provider
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