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Submitted by jcnba28 289d ago | opinion piece

10 Reasons I'd Pick the Wii U over the Playstation 4 and Xbox One Today

This could have been Nintendo’s year — should have been Nintendo’s year.

And in a sense, it was Nintendo’s year, though it took some doing to get here. No one was supposed to buy the company’s shiny aqua-blue or whatchamacallit-black 3DS when it arrived back in February 2011 with a clamshell thud. Handheld gaming was doomed, proclaimed analysts like smug armchair oracles. Who’d want a bulky plastic pocket-brick that played games and games alone when they could play on their slender all-in-one smartphone — a device on which games exist in a kind of superabundant app-store-verse and typically sell for a buck or less? (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Forza Motorsport 5, Killzone: Shadow Fall, Mario Kart 8, Nintendo, Pikmin 3, PS4, Ryse: Son of Rome, Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, The Wonderful 101, Wii U, Xbox One)

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Majin-vegeta  +   289d ago
Why I won't buy a WII U not enough New IP'S that.
Benjaminkno  +   289d ago
And Sony and MS do?
TomShoe  +   289d ago
One reason: To prevent the proliferation of scalpers.

I'd rather buy an Wii U and go without a PS4 until 2015 than support a scalper. At least the Wii U has some great 1st party titles.
Catoplepas  +   289d ago
Sony certainly do.

3 new IPs from their first party studios this year alone. Exceptional ones at that.
Neonridr  +   289d ago
@Catoplepas - you mean next year right?
VforVideogames  +   289d ago
Nintendo article?? now there's something wrong with N4G.
PSVita  +   289d ago
WiiUs been out for 1+ years
Mr_Writer85  +   289d ago
@Catoplepas

Knack, Resogun... And??
LOL_WUT  +   288d ago
Killzone? Not to mention better 3rd party support BF, AC, NB2K ;)
lilbroRx  +   289d ago
FIrst off that is false, they've had Nintendo Land and Wonderful 101 already without covering the eShop titles.

Second, that issue is even worse on the PS4/Bone
Majin-vegeta  +   289d ago
Should have added IP's that im interested in.
Beastforlifenoob  +   288d ago
There have been 8 games containing mario games in 2013 ALONE... If you say the issue is far worse on PS4/Xbox one show ME 1 SINGLE game character/series on either of the two consoles that has been milked for 20 friking years and has recieved more than 13 games in one year ALONE.
strigoi814  +   289d ago
lolz tell that to Microsoft i think they can relate to that
JetsFool3500  +   289d ago
Same here Nintendo rarely has any dark gore type of games that'll attract a mature crowd... If I were to get a wii-u it'd be strictly for super smash bros & thats just for the nostalgia
Fanboyssuck27  +   289d ago
Dark and gore doesnt equal mature. It just means that you have no understanding about gaming or your only 10 years old.
SegaGamer  +   288d ago
So are you saying "mature" people never played games like Mario and Sonic in the past ?
JetsFool3500  +   288d ago
@fanboy yeah dark gore doesnt equal mature but if they had more games like that they'd be doin alot better then they are now & I guess im sayin Nintendos style is too cartoonish for me
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BISHOP-BRASIL  +   288d ago
You know what's worse than kids that pretend being too old to play Mario and such? It's old fellas that think everyone old enough should be paying reverences to Nintendo like they do.

We had seen this all the time with Wii, even when people were pointing crappy games for their technical flaws (mostly introduced by the less than optimal control method), Ninty fans tryed and pinned this stupid age stereotype all around.

No one is obligated to love kiddy games out of nostalgia. Some of us had moved on to "dark and gore", others will always love cartoonish games, other may enjoy completelly different stuff... This has nothing to do with age or gaming upbringing and its not on you to try and judge everyone else's taste.
stragomccloud  +   289d ago
Thing is that Nintendo makes new IPs all the time; more than even Sony; however, those games are so unrecognizably Nintendo that people don't know they're a Nintendo game.
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moparful99  +   289d ago
In the past 7 years Sony has created
Uncharted
Infamous
Resistance
Little big planet
The Last of Us
Journey
Flower
beyond two souls
demon's souls
heavenly sword
escape plan
motorstorm
gravity rush
fat princess
folklore
heavy rain
loco roco
mag
patapon
modnation racers
pixel junk
playstation allstars
puppeteer
soul sacrifice
starhawk
Resogun
Knack
the order 1886
tearaway
superstardust
sports champions
unfinished swan
white knight chronicles
drive club
echo chrome
Ni no kuni
rime

This doesnt include already established franchises before the PS3 like

ratchet and clank
jak and daxter
warhawk
god of war
killzone
wipeout
syphon filter
sly cooper
gran turismo
socom
ape escape
twisted metal
ico/shadow of the colossus
parapa the rapper
singstar
buzz!
everquest
dark cloud

This isnt all of them.. I'm pretty sure Sony has a distinct and clear advantage when it comes to sheer volume of new and existing ips...
andrewer  +   288d ago
@moparful99 good point, but there's a chance Nintendo is going to start making new IPs for good, like that X game, or even Bayonetta' studio could be in the way of making more IPs to them...But one thing is for sure: It doesn't matter how old a Nintendo franchise is, it never gets old :P
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zerocrossing  +   288d ago
@moparful99

I think you'll find the developers created those games, Sony merely published them.
Mr_Writer85  +   288d ago
@zerocrossing

Sony own most of the studios that created those and they own most if not all of those IPs.

Those they don't own might not of been made had they not published them.
stragomccloud  +   288d ago
@moparful99
Many of these are not even Sony IPs, let alone second party studio IPs. you have a number of titles in there that weren't even published by Sony, and are in fact, just 3rd party exclusives. If I included those, I could go on with many more Nintendo titles, but I won't. So here is a list of new NINTENDO IPs, some you know, many you may have never even heard of.:

Wonderful 101
Xenoblade Chronicles
Baten Kaitos
Pandora’s Tower
The Last Story
Wii Sports
Wii Fit
Wii Play
Mario vs DK
Soma Bringer
Legend of Starfy
Elite Beat Agents
Rhythm Heaven
Fluidity
Endless Ocean
Magical Vacation/ Magical Starsign
Excitebots/Excite Truck
Chibi Robo
Steel diver
Fossil Fighter
Art Academy
Glory of Heracles
ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat
Electroplankton
Drill Dozer
Art Style
Line Attack Heroes
Wii Music
Wii Party
Flingsmash
Disaster Day of Crisis
Captain Rainbow
Battalian Wars
Geist
Odama
Hamtaro
Meteos
Giftpia
bitGeneration
Art Style
Doshin the Giant
Cubivore
Zangeki no Reginleiv
Freshly-Picked Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland
Zekkyo Senshi Sakeburein
Jet Impulse
Chosoju Mecha MG
Project Hacker
Pushmo
Freakyforms: your creation, alive!
Sakura samurai
Dillon’s rolling western
Kiki trick
Fortune street
Pokemon x Nobunaga
Denpa Ningen
Flametail
X-scape
Aura-aura Climber
Looksley’s Line-up
Crash-Course Domo
Pictochat/Swapnote
Master of Illusion
Flipnote
Hotel Dusk/ The Last Window
Another code/Trace memory
Warlocked
Takt of magic

And since you included established franchises that have existed for some time, let's let the good ol' ones out.
2D Mario
3D Mario
Donkey Kong
Legend of Zelda
Kirby
Starfox
Fire Emblem
F Zero
Mario Kart
Pokemon
Metroid
Game and Wario
Punch Out
Kid Icarus
Pilot Wings
Advance Wars
Pikmin
Golden Sun
Animal Crossing
Mother
Super Smash Bros(Nintendo actually has enough memorable/successful characters to make a successful line up, Playstation all stars pretty much proved how Sony has never really had any run away success with any of their characters. Not that all stars was a bad game, because it wasn't.)

Remember that Sony is a company that is run by businessmen, and Nintendo is a company run by game designers, programmers, and directors. Of course Nintendo will have more internally developed games. You'd have to be drunk on the kool-aid to argue with that. Though, N4G is the major kool-aid hub of the internet.

Point is, that people can go on and on with lists. But most of those titles I mentioned in the new IP list are pretty forgettable. Same goes for your list. New IPs doesn't necessarily mean good IPs.
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scissor_runner  +   288d ago
85Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 4: The Trial and Execution of Guybrush 84Monster Hunter 84No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle 84Bit.Trip Complete 84Swords & Soldiers 84No More Heroes 83Mega Man 9 83Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 5: Rise of the Pirate God 83WarioWare: Smooth Moves Rhythm Heaven Fever 83Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 5: 8-Bit Is Enough 82Trauma Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection 82NyxQuest: Kindred Spirits 82Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode 2: Strong Badia the Free 82Mario Kart Wii 82Art Style: ORBIENT 82Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition 82de Blob 81Bit.Trip GoldenEye 007 81MadWorldSuper Mario Galaxy 97The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 95World of Goo 94Super Smash Bros. Brawl 93The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 92Xenoblade Chronicles 91Metroid Prime Trilogy 91Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition 88Art of Balance 88La-Mulana 87New Super Mario Bros. Wii 87Donkey Kong Country Returns 87Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure 87Little King's Story 87Sin and Punishment: Star Successor 87LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias 86Bomberman Blast 86Kirby's Epic Yarn Boom Blox Bash 86Fluidity 86Punch-Out! 86Tetris Party 86Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars

mop those are possiblely exclusives and sony didn't fund or make those games... another point is almost none of those game have no replay value or where just hype vehicles.

That list is so full of filler.
I can do the same!
Beastforlifenoob  +   288d ago
@strag... Look at some of the series you have counted

1.) mario vs dk
2.)2d mario
3.) 3d mario
They are all mario they may be different games but not a different series... It would be as if moparful listed infamous and infamous blood festival as two different series... Also who the flip would consider "flipnote" a game are you deluded.Also many,mnay of the games you listed look like very short and casual indie titles (which arent neccasarily bad) but considering practically all of moparful99's listed games all have strong storylines, huge plots and amazing character progression they easily destroy many of your "games" that have a cube as the man character.
stragomccloud  +   288d ago
You could easily subtract those and the point is still valid. That said, 3d platforming and 2D platforming are NOT the same, and are indeed different serious. Super Mario, New super Mario, and Mario vs DK. Though those series while they might share the same characters, only someone who has never seriously played these games would try to lump them all together.

Besides, the point of the post is not to say one company makes more IPs than the other, or has more universally popular IPs than the other. It is only that having many new IPs means nothing. No one is going to play every one, and we'll probably just play a handful.
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moparful99  +   288d ago
@stragomccloud

Actually Sony owns each and every single IP that I listed

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

Scroll down to owned franchises and properties and look at the list. Alot of those I didn't list due to not being well known.. Tell me which IP's I listed were not Sony owned ips?

Sony used to own Crash Bandicoot and Spyro but now activision owns those so I left them off but are two iconic franchsises tied to playstation..

Im sorry but any Mario game with the name "Mario" on it regardless of genre is one IP. Just like I didn't post any of Sony's spin offs like LBP karting..

Again I reiterate Nintendo rest on its core titles and releases sequels and spin offs every year.. Sony invests heavily into building new IPs and they have a huge advantage in that regard.. Just look at the Last of Us.. Being considered by many as a Game of the Generation contender. When's the last time Nintendo released a new and fresh IP that gained that kind of recognition?
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TekoIie  +   288d ago
@moparful99

"Actually Sony owns each and every single IP that I listed"

Sony doesn't own Ni No Kuni...
TimeoutCorner  +   288d ago
@ mopar, mr-writer, and beast

this video says high

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
kwandar  +   288d ago
So I take it that means you aren't buying a PS4 and an XBox1 either?

I have to respect a man who can sit out a generation, waiting for enough IPs.
Majin-vegeta  +   288d ago
Nope already have my PS4 given Sony's track record.I know i wont be disappointed.Xbone can hit the high way its a rip off.
stragomccloud  +   288d ago
@majin Vegeta, I'll definitely get a PS4 eventually, probably an Xbone too, for that matter; however, since I have a gaming PC, neither of those two systems really offer very much besides games that I can already play on my hardware(albeit not nearly as good-looking as my PC).

Only the Wii U offers a unique experience, and don't try to pretend that the touch pad is revolutionary, because it's half assing copying Nintendo. Just like when Sony put six-axis into the PS3 controller at the last minute.
Benjaminkno  +   289d ago
I have WiiU and a Ps4 and I'm enjoying Nintendo's console so much more right now.

That's not to say that won't change, but with MarioKart, Bayo2, Smash and "X" just around the corner... well..

I'm rooting for Xbox, cuz they seem to be the underdog right now.
mcstorm  +   289d ago
Im the same as you only I have the xbox one and WiiU and I have Sonic Lost world, Pikmin 3, Windwaker im trying to get through and I also have a unopened Mario 3D world. At the moment im jumping between Lost world and Forza 5 and once I have finished one ill start Mario and move onto another game when ive finished that. For me the WiiU is a very under rated consoles and as im bored of playing FPS games yoy its been a nice change to pickup some of theses great Nintendo ips.
webeblazing  +   288d ago
How did u get over 30 disagrees from that comment
stragomccloud  +   288d ago
Easy, hating on anything positive regarding Nintendo, Nintendo hardware, or Nintendo software, is all the rage with the kids these days! Gamer no longer means: "one who plays video games."

Now a gamer is, "One who hates on all things Nintendo."

Didn't you get the memo?
Benjaminkno  +   287d ago
Probably because I prefer WiiU right now, even though it may not stay that way for long.

I mean, oh well.. fanboys will be fanboys
for we are many  +   289d ago
The article has valid points, you need to read it if you are still on the fence, but if you already have a Wii U and especially now with the release of Pikmin3 , WW HD, Wonderful 101 and SM3DW, you know that it Rocks! I am totally enjoying mine now and it's keeping me off Steam except for playing the newly released Deadly Premonition DC.
Neonridr  +   289d ago
I just got a PS4 last week, so sure, maybe I have been giving the old parallelogram some extra love, but it's a new toy to me, so naturally I am going to want to play it.

But I still have a huge backlog of games I have to finish on my Wii U it's ridiculous. Pikmin 3, Rayman, Wind Waker HD, W101, Lego Marvel Superheroes and SM3DW... I have no clue when I will find the time to squeeze it all in, but with just the Wii U alone, I know I have a ton of quality games there to play.

I only have BF4 at the moment for my PS4. I may end up getting KZ before the year is out, but I don't plan on buying anything else on the PS4 until Infamous drops. That will give me tons of time to catch up on my Wii U.
MsmackyM  +   289d ago
I'm pretty much in the same boat as you, I definitely have more games on the Wii U than I have time to play them. Right now the PS4 is mainly sitting dormant, the only game I've bought for it is AC IV, which I'm not playing since I still want to complete AC 3 on the Wii U. I know once MGS and Infamous release next year I'll be burning the candle at both ends.
objdadon  +   289d ago
Traded my wii u in towards my ps4. Mario and zelda was fun as a youngster but I outgrew those type of games. I play some mario kart on my 3dxl sometimes and probably will get smash bros for it. But the wii u was just collecting dust beside my ps3 and 360. It had to go.
grimmweisse  +   289d ago
So you outgrew platformers and adventure games. So everyone who still enjoys those kind of games are kids? Geez thanks!

I would understand if you said I outgrew or got bored of those series, but relagting whole genres!
KwietStorm  +   289d ago
He said he enjoyed them as a youngster, and he said exactly what you said, he outgrew them. He didn't say everyone who plays them is a youngster.
Metallox  +   289d ago
You should get another one this 2014, there are coming games like X, Bayonetta 2, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8, Yarn Yoshi and even the possibility of games like the new Zelda, SMT x Fire Emblem and obviously, we should expect for new announcements.
bigrob904  +   289d ago
i will never buy another nintendo system ever, i'm still figuring out why so many people bought the wii. we have a wii, but that never gets used it just collects dust on the tv stand. how many times do they expect me to play a mario, or zelda game? i understand that these particular nintendo franchises have a huge following, but i would never buy a system just to play these particular games. as for the wii u it's just more of the same, releasing the same franchises, lagging behind in graphics and overall system quality. to me people on the internet can argue about nintendo system until they're blue in the face, but until nintendo becomes a better hardware developer and comes up with someone other that mario i'm done.
kwandar  +   288d ago
bigrob. Had a Wii, got used for first 2 years and then like everyone else we moved on to PS3.

Now this generation, we have a Wii U again. Why? Because it offers FAR more value, and there isn't that huge gap in video. Check out side by side comparisons with PS4 and yes there is a difference, but it isn't that much.

On top of that we get games like AC4 and Deus Ex that play BETTER, as a direct result of the gamepad.

The hardware differential you moan about just isn't there.
bigrob904  +   288d ago
@kwandar there is a huge gap in game visual quality, to say it isn't is to just not want to admit it. now some games like AC4 are not but thats just one game where visuals weren't the developers biggest concern as they where releasing on every console and just wanted to get anothe AC out. plus seeing as how the ps4 released a few weeks ago we haven't seen what the ps4, or xb1 for that matter is really capable of. plus Ps4 and xb1(to some extent) have second screen capabilities. sowith that said, nintendo's "next-gen" system has last gen graphics. they won't get all the third party support that sony or microsoft will. also how many times do they expect people to buy a brand new system to play mario, only hardcore fans are gonna buy it for that. i think it was a naughty dog developer that said they should just do software, and i agree. if they like making mario, zelda, donkey kong, and metroid so much then let them. i just wish they'll stop selling an inferior product and saying it's next gen when it clearly isn't.
kratoz1209  +   289d ago
ps4 is amazing,
10 reasons why you are a fool of a took!
paul-p1988  +   289d ago
LOL!! bubbles for the LOTR reference (probably my favourite quote haha)
Gabenbrah  +   289d ago
Just got my PS4 and I'm already bored of it, Knack and Killzone are such mediocre titles. Wii U with Super Mario 3D World, Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101 and Zelda WW HD are incredible titles.
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NeXXXuS  +   289d ago
That's why you wait patiently until more games come out. Seriously. Is no one patient anymore? It takes years to make a full-fledged game and your expecting more games not even a month into the consoles' release?
k den.

Edit: WiiU has been out for a bit over a year now. Of course there are more games for it. It's been out longer. And mario and zelda have been incredible titles since the 1980's
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Ol_G  +   289d ago
people were saying the same thing when wii u came out it's the same every gen
WeAreLegion  +   289d ago
Troll account?
NeXXXuS  +   289d ago
Probably just very impatient.
valet_Smerdyakov  +   288d ago
Hi might be a troll but I completely agree with him. I love Sony and my PS3 but right now there's absolutely no game on PS4 that remotely interests me... not even among the announced ones. How long will it take till PS4 has a game of the same quality like Super Mario 3D World or Wind Waker HD? People like me have to wait for Media Molecule, Naughty Dog, Team Ico or Thatgamecompany to come with a new PS4 game.
Metallox  +   289d ago
Well, we may consider that the PS4 games you mentioned are from the very first lineup. The next holidays you should be able to find more games for your PS4. I mean, it's logical. But I agree with you, Wii U is for now enjoying from very good titles and it's very worthy since 2014 looks like a great year for the console.
danny818  +   289d ago
Killzone mediocre? Ur on drugs. The titlw hasnt even been out a month. Troll. You prolly dont have a ps4
Gabenbrah  +   289d ago
Very mediocre game, MP is just spawn trapping, a poor man's Halo at best. Yes I do have a PS4, they released last week in Australia.
Benjaminkno  +   287d ago
No, the new KillZone is really nothing new. It's just a polished rehash. Therefore it's mediocre.
danny818  +   287d ago
Mario is too. dear god!!!!! the hipocrasy!!!! it isn't anything new either. just polished and rehashed. Ergo its mediocore
Shadowsteal  +   289d ago
So two weeks after the Wii U launch you weren't bored of it? God Nintendo fanboys are delusional. Comparing a lineup of 2 weeks to 1+ year.
Gabenbrah  +   289d ago
I'm an Nintendo fanboy because I own a PS4 and my name is Gaben... Obviously a reference to Gabe Newell, PC gaming... You Sony fanboys are beyond stupid.
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Aceman18  +   289d ago
I have both systems and I played my PS4 more the only game I play on the Wii is Mario 3d. Pikmin never really interested me, the demo of W101 turned me off of that game completely. And for the foreseeable future only the new Zelda and X are the only games I'm looking forward too.

Its an ok system but I need more interesting looking games for it so I'll use it more.
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Trunkz Jr  +   289d ago
How about buy PS4 and Wii U and not pick one over the other?
NeXXXuS  +   289d ago
Bought a Wii when it first came out. Not interested in a WiiU :\
And yes I agreed with you anyways. :)
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Beastforlifenoob  +   288d ago
because we dont have indefinite amounts of money.
WeAreLegion  +   289d ago
Definitely play my PS4 more than my Wii U. I hope Nintendo learns from this. Give us more games!
cesuf  +   289d ago
You kinda just contradicted yourself. WiiU has about 20 times more games out than the Ps4, so the more games center piece to your argument kinda went south.

You should go with games more your style or more pixels to have a valid point next time. Not too mention WiiU is BC with Wii games.
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Sanquine90  +   289d ago
Wii U is a Year old...
Imalwaysright  +   289d ago
Yeah but that doesn't change the fact that the Wii U has more and better games in the market right now.
just-joe  +   289d ago
Lets not forget that it's only system that's truly backwards compatible so you check the Wii's backlog if you missed out on anything.
Benjaminkno  +   287d ago
What are you playing that's better than MH3, Pikmin or 3dWorld?
PixelKnot  +   289d ago
While I plan to buy a PS4 first next year, there's no denying that the Wii U's line up for next year is great.
McScroggz  +   289d ago
If you're ok with buying a Wii U only for exclusives, then go ahead. Nintendo is very consistent with their exclusives.

If you need more than Nintendo exclusives, especially all the third party games, then it wouldn't be very smart to get the Wii U.

If you plan on getting two consoles within a year or so, then get a Wii U and wait for more games to come out for the Xbox One and PS4 then decide which of the latter two you prefer.

In my opinion it's as simple as that.
cesuf  +   289d ago
"especially all the third party games, then it wouldn't be very smart to get the Wii U."

Gotta disagree with you to some degree. WiiU does have all the CoD's, Mass Effect, Batmans, Lego misc, Darksiders, Assasin's Creed, Rayman, Madden football and a few more.
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Shadowsteal  +   289d ago
What about Destiny, The Division, The Crew, Witcher 3, Dying Light,BF4, ME4, Dragon Age 3, Cyberpunk 2077, ELder Scrolls: Online, Kingdom Hearts 3, Final Fantasy 15, Metal Gear Solid 5, The Evil Within, Fallout 4, Mad Max, Mirror's Edge, Need for Speed: Rivals, Wolfenstein: The New Order.

For every 3rd party game the Wii U does have they're missing 2-3. Definitely not worth it. At least to only own a Wii U. It's absolutely necessary to own a Wii U in conjunction with PS4 or XB1. Because there's no way someone can call themselves a gamer play Mario and Zelda and miss games like mentioned above especially KH3, FF15, MGS5, and the like.
-EvoAnubis-  +   289d ago
Yeah, it has those while we're still in a generational shift and we've got games coming out on consoles for both, but what about a year from now when the focus is 8th generation? While I'm sure that your basic sports titles will appear on the Wii U, games like the next Dragon Age or Fallout or Mass Effect and all the new IPs that this generation will bring will simply be too much for the Wii U to handle.
McScroggz  +   289d ago
The Wii had Call of Duty, sports games and some other third party stuff, but imagine all you'd be missing if that was the only last gen gaming platform you owned. It's not just that you'd miss the likes of Halo/Gears/Forza or the extensive PS3 library, but also the vast majority of major third party titles.

It will be pretty similar with the Wii U. Within a year most AAA multiplatform games that aren't cross-generation will likely not come to the Wii U. In two years, whenever most multiplatform games are solely for current gen systems, the Wii U will get virtually none of them.

This isn't me trying to trash the Wii U. These are just simple facts (or at least trustworthy assumptions) that I think are important in a person's buying decision. I would absolutely suggest the Wii U is a console worth owning, but not if it's the only console you are going to get.
Fanboyssuck27  +   289d ago
If you want more than just third party support I'd go for Wii u as ps4 hasn't got any quality 1st or 2nd party titles.

Where as Wii u has a good mixture.
McScroggz  +   289d ago
Let's be fair here: The Wii U has been out a full year whereas the PS4 hasn't even been out a month. Sony has some exciting exclusives announced, plus the track record of the PS3 to give potential PS4 customers confidence that they will get great exclusive games.

So I'm not quite sure what you're trying to say.
TheEvilWithin  +   288d ago
I love how Sony fanboys could sit there for an entire year and bash the Wii U for having no games and once the tables have turned its all wait till next year you will see. Sound familiar?

Next game from Sony is Infamous second sun in March. That's when I plan on picking up my PS4 but after that I don't know what else is coming that interest me.

Nintendo has coming just early next year, Donkey Kong TF in Feb, Mario Kart 8 in March and Maybe Smash coming in May plus all the Virtual console games and Indie games.

Not saying Sony won't have great tittles coming but that's just the thing. COMING. When I spend $400 I expect to have at least three games that interest me at launch.
Shadowsteal  +   288d ago
@The Evil Within

And what 3 games interested you at Wii U launch?

So Early Next year you have more Mario and a Donkey Kong.

Quality fresh new experiences can only be found on Playstation. They had the balls to release a new IP The Last of Us and Beyond at the end of the PS3 lifecycle. They gave us at least 3 new IPs for PS4 DriveClub, The Order, and Knack even though it didn't do great at least they keep trying to introduce new titles instead of cramming Littlebigplanet down our throat. Like Nintendo has been doing for the past 30 years. I used to love mario as a kid, but it's ridiculous that Nintendo think i'm gonna enjoy them after aging. Sony had a natural evolution of IPs from PS2 to PS3. From Jak and Daxter and Ratchet to Resistance and Uncharted etc.
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Shadowsteal  +   288d ago
If you want Mario and Zelda for another 7 years get a Wii U.

If you want every single Multiplatform game not just half get a PS4. See Below: What about Destiny, The Division, The Crew, Witcher 3, Dying Light,BF4, ME4, Dragon Age 3, Cyberpunk 2077, ELder Scrolls: Online, Kingdom Hearts 3, Final Fantasy 15, Metal Gear Solid 5, The Evil Within, Fallout 4, Mad Max, Mirror's Edge, Need for Speed: Rivals, Wolfenstein: The New Order.

And if you want fresh new exclusives like Media Molecules new project, The Order, Drive Club, and whatever else Sony decides to announce at E3, get a PS4.

Oh if you want online that works, a digital acount that you can use to transfer purchases and wallet amounts, and cross game chat, and the ability to upload your gameplay, and better graphics get a PS4.

If you don't want to miss out on the other* great Wii U exclusives like Bayonetta 2, Lego City: Undercover, or Wonderful 101 get a Wii U with* your PS4.
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hulk_bash1987  +   289d ago
Brain damage maybe? Haha in all seriousness I may actually consider buying one once Bayonetta 2 comes out along with ZombieU, Legend of Zelda WW HD and Super Mario 3D World.
ElementX  +   289d ago
I'll get a Wii U eventually however I just bought PS4 and Xbox One. I haven't played my PS4 in over a week, I can't get enough Dead Rising but even that has to end sometime. I still play PC games the most (Steam). I just installed Skyrim with mods and I'm into that again. Honestly I should've waited for PS4 and One.
_QQ_  +   289d ago
I play PC the most because it has the uncontested best online for free,and best online games to boot. Online games get you the most playtime. But every now and then i'll play SP exclusives on wiiu or ps4 when i get one. Although Smash Bros will probably take up alot of my time.
LOL_WUT  +   289d ago
Got a WiiU and I'm already itching to get a ps4. Sorry but the lack of any 3rd party support really brings this console down ;)
Fanboyssuck27  +   289d ago
Really? I got a ps4 and thinking of putting it on eBay, the lack of quality 1st and 2nd party games really brings it down.
WitWolfy  +   289d ago
LOL your comparing a year old console with one thats barely released a month ago??? WTF... You need help bro.
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cyphertech  +   289d ago
Using this argument I'd say you should buy a PS3 instead of a WiiU since it has more games, right?
hellvaguy  +   289d ago
Cant go wrong either way. Especially since they the last consoles to offer free online gaming.
ape007  +   289d ago
i personally see the wiiu as a must buy system along with a ps4, X1 or PC, the games are unique and great, gamepad is neat, gfx are good and in some cases spectacular (nintendo exclusives), the system is backward compatable, so if u miss any wii classics, u can still get them

the thing is nintendo just need more marketing, sales aren't very good
bamillington  +   289d ago
I have ps4 its great and im sure xb1 is to but they just don't have that nintendo magic
ninjagoat  +   289d ago
I on one but if i didn't id buy one just to make sure one off the best gaming games the worlds has ever seen stays relevant simple as that. Gaming would not be the same without Nintendo. Hell what id do to have Sega back in the hardware race today.
ZainreFang  +   289d ago
Wii U has more games than PS4...

"Wii U has been out longer, that's why it has more games!"

Oh? I guess it WAS a good idea to have that year long headstart then.
BOWZER35  +   289d ago
People realizing the Wii U isn't too bad after all. Good news.
numonex360  +   288d ago
The PS4 games are all AAA/90% rating games in my non fan boy opinion. Metacritic and reviewers got it wrong. The sales of Knack, Resogun and most PS4 games will prove the critics wrong. At the end of the day games sales matter a lot more than some random review score from nobodies hating on Sony. All games on PS4 are a great games and deserve 90% scores.

The Wii U may be a repeat of the N64 and deliver a few quality high rating games that will still be played in 10+ years time. Wii U does not have third party support to compete with PS4 or XBox One on sales.
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kwandar  +   288d ago
"The PS4 games are all AAA/90% rating games in my non fan boy opinion. Metacritic and reviewers got it wrong."?

Really? Non fan boy? And yet you say Metacritic that just averages reviews from everyone has their game critiquing wrong?

Knack is only selling because it is a pack-in at Walmart. If you want to give a real opinion, buy a Wii U and some of those highly rated games, and then tell us they've got it wrong, and why.

Until then ... yes, you're a fanboy.
objdadon  +   288d ago
I played cod when I had my wii u and it was the same damn maps for months! It's just not getting the support from 3rd party. I loved the gamepad gameplay but my vita takes the place of that now. I played bf4 on my vita last night. Nintendo as much as a part of my childhood loves them, will never create a game like "the last of us", or uncharted or god of war. Again, if you're into mario and zelda and pokemon then it's the system for you, but it was just a waste of my money because I wasn't playing it.
HurtfulTimez  +   288d ago
pfft it cant play simple media such as dvd or blu ray - end of. get with the times Nintendo.

Its a shame because i grew up on nintendo consoles.

They need more appealing games for adults not adults with children just adults who dont care about saving princesses all the time. I just want more diversity in there gaming library

yes they do make outstanding games i am not saying that but if you look on metacritic that list of good games comes down to just 3 IPs Mario Zelda Pokemon. The ninty fanboys will start crying now but its true and many people in the gaming industry think the same too.
AnotherGamer117  +   288d ago
The articles does make good points as long as you want those games. I honestly don't. I played Super Mario Galaxy on the Wii and I got seriously bored. The last Mario Game I can remember fondly was mario 64. I am just not a Mario fan. The games are solid but not a system seller to me.

Since I don't care about the Nintendo exclusives and never cared for Pikmin, there is absolutely nothing on the Wii U that I must play. I would wait on the Wii U for one primary reason - Multi-platform games. They are just too many questions about 3rd party support for the Wii U.

For my gaming tastes the Wii U just doesn't have any games that I must play at least not yet.

I also cannot see how a multi-platform game on the Wii U will even be on par with the PS4 or Xbox One. (i.e. especially graphically and the online portions)
kwandar  +   288d ago
I agree that graphically the Wii U is not at the same standard as the PS4. I'd also agree that, for the moment, the online portion isn't as good, but that could change.

However, I have found that with multi-platform games like Dues Ex and AC4, the gamepad is a great addition to the game and gameplay.
Jay70sgamer  +   288d ago
@anothergamer117^^^^^^^^^^^^ typical today's gamer all about graphics and false statements ???mario isn't a system seller ? Lol .....absolutely no games you like I respect that but they have one of the most diverse library's how about deux ex,Zelda ,wonderful,wii sports club,zombi u etc...I think if that's not diverse enough for you ....I don't see how you feel xbox one or ps4 is going to be more diverse than that anytime in the near future...also you said you buy nintendo for there third party lol really? I can't possibly believe you ....sounds like fanboyism to me
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Surt  +   288d ago
Love how nintendo fans try to rationalize their love for mario and company the same way some one who likes that damn pony show tries to rationalize how "mature" the show is. LOL

Nintendo lacks mature content. period. chasing rainbows and picking up stars to make you invisible makes you happy? good. But don't tell me nintendo is anything less then kiddy. like pokemon.
kwandar  +   288d ago
I wasn't really a fan of Nintendo till the Wii U, but I am now.

I've been gaming on computers since before the "Colossal Cave Adventure". Guess what ... I like playing SuperMario 3D, Pikmin 3 and Rayman Legends.

I also play games like Deus Ex, Zombi U, and Monster Hunter 3.

Your comments show a lack of maturity, and who the real "kiddy" is.
Jay70sgamer  +   288d ago
@surt .....so shooting people with different type of guns a zillion times makes you a real man and mature huh .....I also didn't know playing Mario or Zelda doesn't make you mature.... what the hell does being mature and/or having mature content in games make you kiddy or not smdh ....today's gamers smdh .....limited views
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TwilightBites  +   288d ago
Ha! People hate positive opinions about nintendo...but love the bad news. Says alot about this community...
McDaygo  +   288d ago
All I know is the Wii U goes great with either the PS4/Xbone. Does pretty damn good on its own too.
Brazz  +   288d ago
today, and only today ( 2013/2014 )... i give this to WiiU, great games.
2015-2016-2017... I bet my money that Ps4/X1 will be much better than wiiU. Nintendo machine will be isolated, whit almost no 3º party support and will not match the power/quality of Ps4/X-1 games.
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