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Submitted by paleselan 727d ago | news

Wii U Gets 3rd Place in Cyber Deal Awards

"It seems like a large outlet has finally recognized the Wii U for the amazing value that it is. Every year, the Cyber Week Awards recognizes the best value of gifts for the holiday season. This year, the Wii U took home an award. In the “toys” category, the Wii U ranked 3rd, being only beat by Rainbow Loom and Lego Building Blocks. The Wii U beat out a roster of tough competition, including Disney Infinity, Skylanders: Swap Force, American Girl, Barbie, and Nerf" -- Nintendo Enthusiast. (Nintendo, Wii U)

Snookies12  +   727d ago
The Wii U is a great system. It's just missing some important things that would have drawn a much bigger crowd if included... Things like Trophy/Achievement support, better 3rd party relations, better specs, and a few more 'must-have' titles.
Sarcasm  +   727d ago
Yeah they are just behind in a lot of aspects. I mean heck, people can go out and buy a PS3 or 360 for a mere $200 or less with a huge backlog of games.

With that said, I'm impressed how talented the 1st party Nintendo people are though. Man I really want that Super Mario Bros 3D world.
LordDhampire  +   727d ago
That is some good sarcasm bro

The only thng what would help nintendo is a good network
GotHDGame  +   727d ago
Yes, and I can not play my PS3 games on my PS4,I can play Wii games on my Wii U and even with all the crap Wii games there are still a ton of great ones.
Misaka_x_Touma  +   727d ago
yeah someone could get a ps2 and gc back in 2007 with a whole backlog of games.
stragomccloud  +   727d ago
I don't think Trophy support would really help, and as far as better specs are concerned, if developers actually tried harder to work with the architecture, they could make games look almost as good as the PS4 since the hardware is designed to do significantly less than the PS4 is. The problem is that the third party relations problem prevents developers from actually having enough of a budget to work with Nintendo's current gen console to make that happen.
Snookies12  +   727d ago
No, I'm sorry. First party devs for the Wii U could get some great looking games out for the system. There's no doubt there. That's because they're working specifically FOR that system, and no others. With 1 GB of ram to work with (for gaming) developers will struggle trying to get their games looking near the quality of the X1 or PS4. This is a hindrance, and it's not about trying 'harder'. If I were a developer, I would want to steer clear of the Wii U because of its technological disadvantages. Again though, don't get me wrong. I love the system and Nintendo, but they dropped the ball on some of the aspects of the Wii U.

Also, as a side note, yes it would help them to have trophy/achievement support. I know some friends of mine would have jumped on the Wii U if it had that, but shun it now because it doesn't. Some people are VERY serious about that kind of thing.
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Concertoine  +   727d ago
While i dont care for them i think adding them or party chat wouldnt remove anything from the experience. If it made other people happy and i could just disable the sound/appearance of them like i do on 360, then i dont see the issue everyone has with it.
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   727d ago
AAA third parties are overrated lately anyways.
If Nintendo wants creativity, then they should really start focusing on reaching out to indies more.
Games like Shovel Knight, Cryamore, Shantae, A Hat in Time, and so many other great games are hitting the Wii U due to their new openness towards the indie scene, but it would really behoove Nintendo to pony up enough dough to pull a few of these indie studios officially into their fold.
Provided there aren't any restrictions on how they make their games, that is, which I doubt there would be considering the incredible jobs that other indies have done on their games for Nintendo systems.
stragomccloud  +   726d ago
@snookies, The large amount of eDRAM shared between the GPGPU and the CPU eliminates the need for the extra RAM. Believe it or not, a highly customized CPU beats out an off the shelf mobile phone/tablet CPU, especially when said CPU is only able to use half of its' cores for actual gaming.

"The Wii U uses less RAM and loses less cycles than the XB1 and PS4. Smaller is better, as clock rate is govern by speed of light.

x86 is very inefficient today. It was efficient back when it was made for cheap 4-bit and 8-bit systems. There's a reason NASA equipment is PowerPC and not x86. "

triforce79  +   727d ago
WiiU does not need better specs ?? it's got suprior cache,superior chip RAM,and superior games and also EAD tokyo,haha....the edram in wiiu makes everything twice or more powerful,u know nothing mate,to have edram on your gpgpu/multicore cpu/cache/basically everything means serious power dude,chip RAM gives you graphics performance,System RAM is just for looking after all the textures,lighting,geometry,dis played on screen and with x10 compression on wiiu it's not a problem,it's why devs like michel ancel said no memory limitations on wiiu....Project CARS runs on 1 cpu core ???
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boya3gob94  +   727d ago
Can you show me your degree? Just to prove that you know what you are talking about.

And Wii u inferior to Ps4 and Xbox1. You have to stop being in denial amd delusional. Third party games coming to next gen consoles only proves my point such as Witcher 3, The division, The Crew, Metal gear solid 5 and many many more.
KonsoruMasuta  +   727d ago
Most of the third party games coming out this gen are also coming out for last gen systems. For example, MGS V.

The WiiU being inferior has nothing to do with it's lack of 3rd party support.
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   727d ago
@ Boya
Don't ask for a degree and then try to talk tech before you've shown your own.
awesomeabe1998  +   726d ago

The Wii U is inferior to PS4 and XB1 but do you know by how much? Shin'en, an indie developer, is using 4k textures for their new game with only using one core.
Crillvirus81  +   727d ago
Please look at last of us ,or god of war 3 ,bioshock infinite,gears 3 ,tomb raider or halo 4 etc ..all games that's look great on last gen and wii u is stronger then both ps3 and 360 and has more ram etc.. so the 3rd party's could make there games look great on wii u but they don't try also most next gun engines are said to be scalable to make it easy to port to the most platforms as possible so most games could get a wii u port real easy but again there's lazy ass devs that say there's no money there but don't even try lol
triforce79  +   727d ago
All the WiiU games ive seen look much better than ps3 ?? try actually playing a wiiu mate even nintendo land clearly is technically above any ps3 game in terms of anti alaising alone mate.......get a grip wiiu is powerful very powerful

Superior version of BO2
Superior version of Trine
Superior version of Deux ex
Superior version of Toki tori 2
Superior version of NFS most wanted
Superior version of Rayman legends
Superior version of Mass effect

Get my drift next year WiiU is going to own,this year it smashed it in games end of......port or remakes who cares next year wiiu has the most console selling games FACT.
Crillvirus81  +   725d ago
@triforce that's what I was saying the games could look even better cause the wii u is stronger then last gen consoles's just the devs don't treat it that way
Xer0_SiN  +   727d ago
YAY! the wii u got bronze on the toy list!! congrats ninty!
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Fanboyssuck27  +   727d ago
While ps4 and xbone came no where. Lol
XisThatKid  +   727d ago

yea in "Toys" catagory. PS4 took first in "video games"
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CAB1802  +   727d ago
LOL, master race it is
alti  +   727d ago
Wii u can score as high as it wants as a toy. Let the other consoles score on the video game or entertainment hardware categories. Toy is legitimately an insulting term to reference either the ps4 or even Xbox 1. And Nintendo fans can thumb this down as much as they want, but that is a legitimate statement i truly mean; no fanboyism intended.

Frankly if anyone called the ps4 a toy, i would look at it as belittling the brand.
triforce79  +   727d ago
What exactly have ps4 or the 1 done thats so great ?? setting on fire,not working properly,poor launch game reviews especially on exclusives is a sham.........fanboys are blind wow
eferreira  +   727d ago
Don't be calling others fanboys when you're one yourself. Just checked your past comments and it's all pro Nintendo and dissing the rest.
SpiralTear  +   727d ago
"belittling the brand"

So calling the PLAYstation line of consoles "toys" is belittling the brand?

I don't see why calling any gaming system a "toy" is some condemnation of anything. You can do a lot of things on any video game system that are beyond simply playing games; we've grown to expect streaming services and multimedia support in our systems nowadays, but they're always interpreted as gaming systems first, whether by us gamers or the mainstream media. Sony knows that and Nintendo most certainly knows that.

Calling a gaming system a "toy" is no mark of shame and it never has been (the Playstation line is not excluded), just as calling a console an "entertainment system" doesn't give it some ascendant superiority. As "legitimate" as you claim your statement is, your fanboyism is more apparent than you think.
alti  +   727d ago
By comparison, as a multimedia device with a lot of power, it would be like calling my computer a toy. You'd have a lot of nerve to say something like that. So yes, the title "toy" is belittling. The fact Nintendo fans are so accepting of the title is proof only of how much respect the console has in general.
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   727d ago
It's a shame that you're so easily insulted, then, because technically, no matter how advanced the tech inside all of them is, they're all used for PLAYING GAMES.
And you play games with TOYS.
They're just really technically advanced media entertainment toys, all of them.
Misaka_x_Touma  +   727d ago
Toy is something you play with. PS4 and XB1 is a Toy.
Hicken  +   726d ago
People play with their kids. Does that make their kids toys? Or does that make them toys because their kids play with them?
Misaka_x_Touma  +   726d ago
Toy are things and object not living.
Emme  +   727d ago
Nintendo is all about toys, and if You look at it objectively, all consoles are toys. If You deny consoles are toys, You are fooling Yourself. You sit there with a controller and shoot aliens, or waggle with Your hands in the air while playing Kinect. Toys. The WiiU is for kids, as consoles and games are, unless You really think that shooting other people on the head is a game for adults.
alti  +   727d ago
So when you navigate a computer with a mouse and's a toy? Oh but it's used for other things? That makes it not a toy, right? No? But it plays games! So you consider the computer a toy? ...NO?

Do you see where I'm getting at here? The ps4 and Xbox 1 are no more a "toy" than the iPad, desktop, or laptop is. It is belittling to the brand to be referred to as a toy, period. And if you consider the computer a toy, shame on you.

Some people refer to their vehicles as a new toy or whatever. But if they found their Mercedes on this list, it would not be very flattering.
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wonderfulmonkeyman  +   727d ago
It's not belittling anything, it's calling it what it is.
If you use your laptop or PC mostly for gaming, then yeah, that's a damned toy whether you feel it is or not.
Because you're PLAYING on it more than using it for WORK.
GotHDGame  +   727d ago
The main thing a console is supposed to do is play games. For gosh sakes. There is no argument. The rest of the stuff a console does is unnecessary, especially if you have a smart TV.
zavierkai  +   727d ago
People video games are toys. When the atari was out on store it was in the category of toy like nes even came whith robot to sell the sistem in north america so don't try to feel mature because you own a ps3 or an xbox
alti  +   727d ago
It's called a toy because thats all it can do. When its a multimedia device, it steps out of that league and into another. Just because a device plays games does not make it a toy. If so, the next time my i7 processor computer shows up on a "toy" list, I'll respect your retarded comment.

Or wait, we're supposed to envy Nintendo for taking a coveted spot on a list with the likes of...Leggos.......and Barbies. Lmfao, you people are fuckin dumb, seriously.
GotHDGame  +   727d ago
Again, the main purpose of a console is to do what? Play GAMES. So keep telling yourself whatever you have to to feel like a big boy. If your console of choice were a mere "multimedia" device I guess you would not care what GAMES it had. Games are the main reason most have consoles, DERP!
urwifeminder  +   727d ago
Keeping tabs on the prices will get one next year.
andrewer  +   727d ago
Wii U only needs time...It's a great console already
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The_Villager  +   727d ago
The awkward moment when sony fanboys realise that the PS4 is a toy LOL
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stuna1  +   727d ago
I can Always depend on Nintendo die-hard to give me a good laugh! Especially when It's pretty obvious that a 2 GB system can't compare to an 8 GB system. The WII U is closer in comparison to the PS3/Xbox 360 then it is to the PS4/Xbox1 plain and simple, get over it. All the disagrees in the world will not change that fact! First party Nintendo titles will make the system shine for sure, but power wise and graphically the WII U will remain in the shadow of the PS4/Xbox1.

Look at titles releasing on all 3 consoles and the differences are already apparent! And the gap will only get bigger as the generation wears on, once the 2GB wall is hit on the WII U, the other 2 will break thru that wall! Also the 2 have more Cores, CU's, more Rops, just more powerful all around! These are facts that just can't be maneuver around, and once they start using their CU (compute units) it's a done deal! They will pull away from the WII U like a Buggatti pulls away from a Voltwagon Beatle.
TheUndertaker85  +   726d ago
2 GB? Shit. They can barely use half of that. The OS and running of the gamepad makes sure of that.

Thus why the WiiU isn't doing the two pad thing.
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Playstationologist  +   727d ago
tbh I really want a wii u but the best price I've seen is about $270 for the Mario and Luigi bundle. After you add in the missing controllers and one more game it ends up at $380! And that doesn't even include controllers for more than one player!!!!

It's easy to justify the ps4 cost but not wii u. It should be about $200 - $250 for the system, one of each controller and a game.
thezeldadoth  +   727d ago
it comes with two games and a controller. you can do that for any system. "add in a controller and a game and the price is insane!"

how is it easy to justify the ps4 cost or existence right now
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Playstationologist  +   726d ago
The wii u only comes with one out of 3 controllers it uses. No nunchuck/wiimote and no normal controller (the nintendo version of 360 controller) ps and xbox only require one controller and they are boxed with it. If you wanted to be sure you had enough controllers for 2 people on wii u it would require 2 of all three main controllers = $250 or so, crazy.

PS4 cost is justified in just the hardware, Wii U is not. The game selection will be there for PS4 and they will be the best versions of all third party titles, noticeably better than the only close competitor XBone.

I hate to be cliche but I only want to play mario on Wii u and maybe a few other first party games. So to do that with a friend in the room will cost minimum $450. PS4 will have MGS, Destiny, The Crew, The division, Infamous, Watchdogs + more all just in the next 3-9 months!!!
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thezeldadoth  +   726d ago
I have a gaming pc, so for me the ps4 has no reason yet. The games certainly aren't worthwhile, the hardware isn't near what the pc is. The only console worth getting for me is a wii u for the games and a 3ds. The xbox one isn't worth it yet either.
zavierkai  +   726d ago

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