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.

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Snookies121601d 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.

Sarcasm1601d 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.

LordDhampire1600d ago

That is some good sarcasm bro

The only thng what would help nintendo is a good network

iplay1up21600d 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_Touma1600d ago

yeah someone could get a ps2 and gc back in 2007 with a whole backlog of games.

stragomccloud1601d 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.

Snookies121601d ago (Edited 1601d 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.

Concertoine1600d 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.

wonderfulmonkeyman1600d 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.

stragomccloud1600d 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. "


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triforce791600d ago (Edited 1600d 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 ???

Imonaboat11600d 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.

KonsoruMasuta1600d 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.

wonderfulmonkeyman1600d ago

@ Boya
Don't ask for a degree and then try to talk tech before you've shown your own.

awesomeabe19981600d 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.

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Crillvirus811600d 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

triforce791600d 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.

Crillvirus811599d 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_SiN1600d ago (Edited 1600d ago )

YAY! the wii u got bronze on the toy list!! congrats ninty!

Fanboyssuck271600d ago

While ps4 and xbone came no where. Lol

XisThatKid1600d ago (Edited 1600d ago )


yea in "Toys" catagory. PS4 took first in "video games"

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CAB18021601d ago

LOL, master race it is

alti1601d 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.

triforce791600d 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

eferreira1600d 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.

SpiralTear1600d 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.

alti1600d 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.

wonderfulmonkeyman1600d 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_Touma1600d ago

Toy is something you play with. PS4 and XB1 is a Toy.

Hicken1600d 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_Touma1600d ago

Toy are things and object not living.

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Emme1600d 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.

alti1600d ago (Edited 1600d 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.

wonderfulmonkeyman1600d 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.

iplay1up21600d 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.

zavierkai1600d 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

alti1600d 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.

iplay1up21600d 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!

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