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Soapbox: Even With The Arrival Of PS4 And Xbox One, I'd Still Pick The Wii U

Damien McFerran experiences buyer's remorse thanks to a recent purchase

Before we stumble headlong into what will surely be a touchy subject to some, allow me to clarify something. As many of you will be aware, Nintendo Life is but one third of a network of gaming-focused sites. Nestled in the bosom of a growing media empire, this site is flanked by Push Square (for Sony fans) and Pure Xbox (for Microsoft aficionados). While I am mainly involved with Nintendo Life on a daily basis, I have input in those other sites, too. That basically means that despite my ardent love of all things Nintendo, I occasionally need to dip my toe into Sony and Microsoft-flavoured waters — and that means owning systems which aren't produced by everyone's favourite Kyoto-based video game giant.

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Snookies12935d ago

Well, the Wii U has been out for a little while. It has had time to get some good games. Console launches will always be sparse on games in the first few months.

ShinMaster935d ago

I wouldn't expect a different opinion from 'nintendolife.com'

NewMonday935d ago

it's like they live in a bubble, totally oblivious of the rest of the world, to bad Nintendo still needs to operate in the real world where not every gamer is a fan.

jsslifelike935d ago

Here's what I like about it. Lemme show you the N4G timeline:

-Pre-Wii U release: "Bah, underpowered hardware"
-Post-Wii U release: "Who would buy that crap?"
-Post-XBO reveal: "PS4 + Wii U 4 Life, bitchezzz!"
-Post-XBO release: "Phew, XBO really ISN'T that bad. Thank God Wii U is back to being a piece of crap."

I really wish that N4G was a place for people who love games, not for those who love to champion multi-million dollar corporations that don't give one fraction of a fuck about them besides their disposable income.

NewMonday934d ago

@jsslifelike

I'm still getting a WiiU way ahead of the XB1 when Zelda, Bayonetta and X are all in the shops. but I'm the kind of gamer that buys almost all consoles, probably I represent as little as 15% of the gamer market, and that is not enough for Nintendo.

http://assets2.ignimgs.com/...

the total percentage of any combination multi-console gamer is about 15%, only 4% want the WiiU only, 8% will consider it as a second console, a staggering 88% are not interested.

UltimateMaster934d ago

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
This will be the reason why I will only buy first-party Nintendo games and not third party Wii U version, unless they used the game pad in a real interesting way.

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Studio-YaMi935d ago (Edited 935d ago )

Glad I got one already,it was a good investment on my behalf,even with the lack of great IPs right now,there are games that can still occupy my time till better IPs are on the table.

Super Mario 3D Land is of course on the top spot for now.

Of course I also got my PS4,finished Killzone:Shadow Fall on Hard difficulty,now going through Knack on Hard Difficulty too. :D

NewMonday935d ago (Edited 935d ago )

people don't buy a console to play handful of games, this is why ..

Witcher3
MGS5
the Order
inFamous
Destiny
DriveClub
the Division
Deep Down
Thief
Planetside2
FIFA 14
Madden
Shadow of the Beast
Rime
Helldivers
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture
The Crew
Mad Max
Dying Light

almost all slated for 2014, non of them coming to the WiiU

when talking about the WiiU major 3rd party games must be discussed, because almost every non-Nintendo AAA game will miss the WiiU even though they will come to last gen platforms the 360/PS3.

as for his anecdotal story with Knack, different people have different experiences..
http://www.forbes.com/sites...

some fans are taking it personal because he outsold Mario.

triforce79935d ago (Edited 935d ago )

Half of them 3rd party games are niche,and you don't know if none are coming to wiiu,some of them will i think and wiiu still gets the mainstream 3rd party games like Watchdogs,AC4,Splintercell,Bat man,COD,ect ect so who cares half them games are niche and is the reason most will stay Sony/Microsoft only because no one cares,look Team Ninja have said their future games will be on wiiu,gearbox will develop on wiiu,Crytek i think are working with Nintendo,Reggie says lots of 3rd partys are co developing with them on their franchises ?? who cares all i know is the wiiu looks like it will have hit games keep your 3rd party run of the mill niche games....

Retro/Nintendo didn't employ this talent for fun hit the link...

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz...

Naughty dog staffer said this could be his crowning achievement as an artist....Hmmm

NewMonday935d ago (Edited 935d ago )

@triforce79

"Half of them 3rd party games are niche"

Witcher3
MGS5
Destiny
the Division
Deep Down
Thief
FIFA 14
Madden
The Crew
Mad Max
Dying Light

niche?!!

do you know what niche means?

Tito08934d ago (Edited 934d ago )

@ Triforce- Question for you, where are the announcements of "niche" 3rd party games like Metal Gear Solid V, Final Fantasy XV, Evil Within, Kingdom Hearts III, Titanfall, Battlefield 4(what happened with BF3 for Wii U?), GTAV. Since I'm a fighting game fan, where's Ultra Street Fighter IV? I've still yet to see a proper SF game on a non-handheld Nintendo machine, just the SNES, Gamecube only had CVS:EO and Wii had TVC, Wii U has the SNES SF2 version when it's more than capable of running the arcade versions, a big shame if you ask me, sorry, but your justifications are pointless, I bet even Nintendo knows they have problems to fix themselves, this is why they designed the original Wii, they knew their hardcore audience isn't enough for them to succeed, because you buy into the same stuff since 1985, and it is a known fact Nintendo could also make money from 3rd parties, that blind faboyism is gonna cost Nintendo dearly.

lobocob933d ago (Edited 933d ago )

Once you buy SMW3D, WWHD, Pikmin, Wonderful 101, and maaaybe Nintendoland, there's nothing else. As a new wii-u owner, I'm using both my ps4 and xbox one more, but I'm also loving the wii-u, I also know there will probably only be 3-4 must play wii-u games next year while there will be a ton for the other consoles. The people who would pick a wii-u over the other consoles have probably already picked the wii-u anyways.

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Concertoine935d ago (Edited 935d ago )

even with the drought, a solid 10 if not more games to play on wii u. plenty to play next year too. it'll tide me over until I pick up a ps4 around the end of 2014.

Kyosuke_Sanada935d ago

Nothing wrong with that I guess because the world dont move by the beat of just one drum......

Gabenbrah935d ago

Wii U currently has a fantastic library of games, much better than both next-gen consoles currently.

ShinMaster935d ago

After 1 year, yes. PS4 and X1 just launched.

Studio-YaMi935d ago

But he's right though,the WiiU does have a better library for now.

Gabenbrah935d ago

Hence the word, "currently". Wii U has better exclusives currently and as of 2014 as well, much better exclusives than PS4 and XB1.

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