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Submitted by masterlinkace 674d ago | opinion piece

Wii U: Why Nintendo's Console Is Your Best Option

Lucas takes a look at the Wii U in comparison to the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. He explains his reasoning behind why he believes the Wii U is the console gamers should be buying right now. (Bayonetta 2, Nintendo, Nintendo, Pikmin 3, PS4, Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Wii U, Xbox One)

Kingthrash360  +   675d ago
the game drought is over? lol.. ok.
diverse gaming ok.
invite your friends over..(because you can't do that with the other consoles) ok.
smh this was a sad article to read. funny, but sad. nintendo is a awsome company but they need to wake up. gamers have spoken with their wallets and bought consoles that cost more has less games and some are still waiting to buy these higher priced consoles.
i hope they wake up soon because what they got isnt enough. after a year..over a year in fact they brought us nothing but the same old stuff. at least the wii brought wii sports what NEW has the wiiu brought? x1 brought ryse...ps4 broght knack...yeah they wernt good games but they were new. they tried, nintendo hasnt and that is only a small reason why the wiiu in over a year has sold less than a 3 month old ps4.
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wonderfulmonkeyman  +   674d ago
Way to ignore games like Zombi U and The Wonderful 101, and Rayman Legends which was designed around the Wii U first and foremost and sold best there, amongst other great offerings from both smaller third parties and indies.

Seriously, keep your laughs un-chuckled. Sales aren't everything; his opinion is more than fair here.
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ajkula  +   674d ago
Why best option ?
...Maybe because of things like this? Lol
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   674d ago
You do know there's a counter article to that that says it's NOT canceled, right?
And that the article you're citing is from an anonymous consumer?

Seriously, just no. Even if it WAS canceled?
You'd be blowing it up into a WAY bigger deal than it is.
You have no valid point.
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Cuzzo63  +   674d ago
Sales are everything my friend. If the sales are not there the support won't either. Sooner or later it dies out.
Kingthrash360  +   674d ago
i love nintendo....wonderful monkey...i do.
but they've fumbled bigtime. wake up my friend, thw wii woke a ton of people up. nintendo has dropped the ball and if they dont pick it up they are gunna fall like sega did. i worry for them and hope that never happens, but just becuse i wish them the best isnt gunna sell systems.
at the end of the day SALES are what matter.
no sales, no money. end of story.
scissor_runner  +   674d ago
With nothing you like on the wiiu is still out selling the ps4. Almost no commercials and no 3rd party hype yet... Yet it is is in first...

I think the vita may die before the wiiu it seems. Even patcher who hates Nintendo thinks so.

Plus realize the above just admitted their games suck, but wow it still sold... that is called fan boys first adopters. Why would any one buy a console without good games... that cost more... hype and promises.

Congrats on being a more loyal fan base and eating true cap from the 1st parties efforts.

Nintendo land is still a better new game play experience than knack, smbw3d wipes the floor with it. Killzone is still boring and cod ghost is there best game right now.
Tito08  +   674d ago
@Scissor- How is the Wii U outselling the PS4 when it came out a year ago, and PS4 is on it's way to outsell it with only 3 months on the market, and I heard not really good things about Nintendoland, so please, don't make yourself seem like an obvious clown.
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NeoTribe  +   674d ago
Rayman legends will be and look better on ps4. Fact. Theres no reason to buy a wii u. Most of us are over the age of twelve.
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   674d ago
@ Neo, sorry, but looks aren't everything unless you're shallow.
It plays best on Wii U. Deal with it.
starchild  +   674d ago
The Wii U has a lot of unique games to offer that you can't get on any other platform. I can see why some people would choose it.

Some of my PC gamer friends chose to get a Wii U to go along with their PCs because it has so many games that are different than what you can get on the PC.
thezeldadoth  +   674d ago
I'm primarily a PC gamer and also bought a Wii U. The other two consoles would be redundant if you have a good gaming pc.
Chrischi1988  +   674d ago
Same here. I see it the same way. Its not like I dont like the Xbox or PS4, I know why so many people like it, but my new gaming pc from last year and Wii U gets everything there is for me. The exclusives of PS4 and Xbox just cannot best my love for the RTS genre and so I get all the good multiplats and have Nintendos exclusives. But if ninty gets a good multiplat, I consider getting it for the wii u, because I want to support ninty in their dark times. And because I just want to be able to play the games fluid, visuals dont matter that much for me, we dont speak of differences lile CoD Black Ops on Wii and PS3.
truechainz  +   674d ago
lol so you would rather have crappy new games than good ones based of old properties?

if this is how the majority of gamers think now then I am glad to be different.
user5575708  +   674d ago
the wiiU has low sales because nintendo failed to continue to reach out to the casual market that the original wii had captured. they're unable to compete with sony and ms for the hardcore market anymore because they dont have the money to throw around on high specs and third party titles and dlc. and they still carry the perception that their machine is for little kids

as far as im concerned the wiiU will only sell around 25-35mil lifetime and those sales will come from the people who love nintendo's main franchises.

that being said when you compare gaming libraries and price AT THE MOMENT the wiiU is the better than the x1 and ps4...however idk if ill be saying the same thing a year from now
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Chrischi1988  +   674d ago
Nintendo could spend way more for games, but they choose not to. Nintendo is the only one of the 3, who actually made money worth mentioning. Sony struggled with this, but were able to turn it around and when exactly did MS ever make profit with the console business? I am not denying that the business model of MS "losing money, because of buying games" is good for the consumer, but not for MS.
Kos-Mos  +   674d ago
If you don`t loose a bubble over this hopeless comment full of grammar error and bullcrap, there is something wrong with this world.
Kingthrash360  +   674d ago
Kingthrash360  +   674d ago
scissor^^^^^people like this are hurting nintendo more than helping
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_QQ_  +   675d ago
Lets say you have a gaming PC, yes.
now lets add personal preference to the equation, can't say.
g-nome  +   674d ago
No , the Wii U is the best SECOND console for the house where everybody can play Mario and the rest.
starchild  +   674d ago
Actually, it kind of just comes down to personal preference.
DJMarty  +   674d ago
RLOL.................who writes & believes this crap.

come on 'Its It’s Unique'(it's not)

Unique is an overly used word, most using it don't even know it's meaning.

'It's all grown up'(it's not)

Nintendo has never been for adults, they just keep putting out the usual kiddy crap every generation.
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ape007  +   674d ago
i believe that no self respected gamer can waste the wiiu, no sane gamer can waste the amazing golden lineup of games for wiiu

say what you u want about third parties(yes it's affecting the system) the wiiu is a must buy in my personal view, at least as companion system to an Xbox one, ps4 or a PC
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One_Eyed_Wizard  +   674d ago
Nope. Wii U games aren't for everyone, buddy. And they're only a fraction of the whole market. Yours isn't the only opinion that matters.
Dante81  +   674d ago
Nintendo's games are only kiddie to kids. You've just exposed yourself.
Cuzzo63  +   674d ago
It's unique because it's another Nintendo console bombing
Summons75  +   674d ago
being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else.

Pretty sure no other system gives the gamepad that brings a whole new dimension to games with a handful of games and more on the way built completely around and for the gamepad, plus seamless off screen play right out of the box. Pretty sure that fits the definition of unique. Nintendo doesn't just target kids as you ignorantly think. They clearly target everyone attracting older and younger people which is what gives them a nice edge. I get it though, you're too 'grown up' to play anything that doesn't have blood, explosions, and the ability to beat hookers....that's what truly makes a game, certainly not how fun you have with the gameplay because it was well designed. Nope, if it doesn't have guns, booze, and b***hes then it's clearly for kids and can't a game MATURE people play.

Sure Ps4 can do off screen play with vita but 1) that's spending an extra 200 bucks for something devs don't really care about. 2) You NEED to be online and it is NOT seamless (good quality when it is but that's rare). 3) The Vita dead in the water at this point with only a handful full of good games, all of them for a niche audience (Yes, I have a Vita...but I pretty much only use it for the Psone games so I can play FF at work)
Chrischi1988  +   674d ago
You mean, how you guys use the term "next gen" wrong?
abzdine  +   674d ago
best option, i don't believe that.
the best complement to any gaming system yuo have? certainly!
OtakuDJK1NG-Rory  +   674d ago
N4G users will come in and say why it not like always xD
Angeljuice  +   674d ago
I know, it's terrible isn't it. How dare N4G users respond in a negative way about an ill thought out opinion that they disagree with?

What is the world coming to?

InTheLab  +   674d ago
Sounds like people having opinions to me..
truechainz  +   674d ago
actually is doesn't sound like anything because you are reading it not hearing it ;)
Africa-Garvey  +   674d ago
@Kingthrash 360
The Wii U has sold more than 3 months old ps4. { FACT }
Angeljuice  +   674d ago
They were VERY close at the last sales figures. Whether or not they have overtaken WiiU by now is purely down to whether or not Sony have been able to produce enough consoles.
Are_The_MaDNess  +   674d ago
i agree with this guy. as a PC centric gamer i dont see any worth in the two other consoles ATM.
i rather play Mario and Zelda for the next 10 years than games that lowers my expectations of games in general.

yeah, the PS4 is getting InFamous soon and all the other games is months on months away ATM.
and we dont even know when the next Halo is comming out.
most games now also come out on the PC where i can use the controls i like and have a better experience with smoother gameplay and is better looking aswell.

at of this point i have zero interest in the PS4 and XBO, since they dont have games for it.
the Wii U got
Zelda Windwaker HD (witch i would get a Wii U for just that game BTW)
Super Mario 3D World
Pikmin 3
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
The Wonderful 101

and they are having alot of great games comming this year aswell like:
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Bayonetta 2
Hyrule Warriors
Mario Kart 8
Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem
Super Smash Bros
Yarn Yoshi
not to mention the upcoming Zelda game we all are waiting for.

most of those game are worth having the Wii U for. and frankly, the other two consoles dont have their charm in their games ATM.
One_Eyed_Wizard  +   674d ago
It's all a matter of preferences though. I'm an old gamer and I used to game on Nintendo consoles up until the the N64. I don't even like Zelda or Mario all that much. I'll take a good RPG or Metal Gear anytime over any Nintendo exclusive.

Edit: Super Smash Bros is awesome though.
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Baka-akaB  +   674d ago
My issue there with those kind of lists , is that you guys expect everyone to include and acknowledge every "little" game under the sun released on Wii U , while at the same time you reduce the PS4 and XB1 list to just "infamous and titan fall" .

Of course they've got more than that
Are_The_MaDNess  +   674d ago
i agree with InFamous and there is alot of other games that is coming out on both machines. but loads of those is coming to the PC aswell so why should i bother with a console version if i can get it on PC?

i really dont think one or two games is worth just a console. unless its Zelda, but thats just as a fan of the series.
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Baka-akaB  +   674d ago
There are still more exclusive , present or future , and stuff that given credit for here .

The rest is just up to personal tastes of course . I could tell you that out of your list , i'm not interested in Pikmin , Donkey Kong (yeah yeah i dont have a soul :p) , a remake of Windwaker , sadly neither W101 , and never cared much for Monster Hunter anywhere .. and that i got a wii U for titles for the most part that wont be here , most likely , till later 2014 like X .

Still doesnt mean those games i'd ignore dont exist
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iceman1346  +   674d ago
yeah it's the Best Option if you want to miss A LOT of multiplateforme games
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   674d ago
A lot of which don't really do anything new other than their names, characters, and worlds.
But no, it's just Nintendo that rehashes the same old mechanics.
Third parties are neeeeever guilty of recycling....
Darkfist  +   674d ago
you mean you want me to play
new mario bros wii HD
pikmin HD
super mario 3d land HD
Windwaker HD
Monster Hunter 3 HD
OtakuDJK1NG-Rory  +   674d ago
tell me more about God of War, Killzone, Gran Turismo, Halo, Forza, Assassin's Creed, CoD, Battlefield, GTA,Madden, NBA, Fifa and so on.
Baka-akaB  +   674d ago
Or he could list the new ips too , exclusive of multi. It's obvious at this point that because of publishers allegiances , for dumb reasons or not , there will be more support and new ips for the time being and close future , on ps4 /xb1 than wii U .

So you guys can go on about the endless list of ps3/360/pc/ps4/xb1 sequels , but there are still new ips coming .

Wii U ? There are and will be some , but in far smaller numbers , thus far
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shaft0140  +   674d ago
The ecosystem you're invested in and interested in the most is your best option. Simple.
theXtReMe1  +   674d ago
Am I the only one wondering why this is posted under the PS4 section?
remanutd55  +   674d ago
The only wiiu game that i want to play so far is zelda wiiu, the other game i'm planning to play If i ever get a wiiu is Zelda Skyward Sword, im somewhat interested in an Rpg game as well(i'll be honest idk the game's name) other than those 3 games there is absolutely nothing else that grabs my attention, i thought ZombieU was gonna be good maybe i'll check it out.

There is a reason why sony's home consoles take priority on my wallet: Sony Worldwide Studios, in other words playstation exclusive titles.
MasterofMagnetism  +   674d ago
Best option right now? Nope, since none of the games interests me but I might get one when Mario Kart and SSB come out.
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stragomccloud  +   674d ago
How could there possibly be not one game that interests you? I already have 20 Wii U games.
MasterofMagnetism  +   674d ago
Because different people like different things. What you may find amazing, I may not and vice versa.
Baka-akaB  +   674d ago
There you go ... although i admit i'm some oddity and contradiction . I care about very few Pure nintendo Ips .

In the mario platforming world , i'm not much interested anymore . Not going to say it's kiddy , beneath me , or whatever crap so called "grown ups gamers" says . I just aint much interested anymore

Pretty much what i've got left on interest among their own ips are Xenoblade/X , Mario Kart , Smash Bros , Metroid , Fire Emblem .

Wich are why i even got a wii U in the first place , still knowing i wouldnt get anything interesting for me , for a while
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swice  +   674d ago
If you fell for the whole Mario 3D World is a rehash thing, you're severely missing out on one of the best games on the market. Rehash is absolutely false. Rayman Legends is also amazing, especially with their daily and weekly challenges. Monster Hunter 3 let's you hunt online with other people, and is addicting as shit. Wind Waker HD is also great.

Just try the games and see if you don't change your tune
boing1  +   674d ago
Oh god...
kainslayer  +   674d ago
one thing nintendo needs is actually 3 things sorry
1 advertisement
2 zelda u
3 metroid u

honorable mentrion starfox u
Thepcz  +   674d ago
wiiu is wack
lets be honest. to say its the best console option at this point is far beyond optimistic, its deluded.

by now the world knows the wiiu is a disaster. if you disagree its either because you bought one and dont want to admit its a bad purchase, or because you are a deluded fan.
R00bot  +   674d ago
Just because someone thinks something different to you doesn't mean they're deluded...
josephayal  +   674d ago
Why Nintendo's Console Is Your Best Meh! and Meh!
REDBEARD  +   674d ago
What I don't understand is why some of you are so adamant about not purchasing the Wii U at all? Some of the reasonings are understandable, but some are just down right childish. There are excellent games out right now for it and even more to come. Hardcore: Bayonetta 2, DKC Tropical Freeze ( a difficult game in disguise maybe the hardest game series to ever come out from Nintendo), X, SMTxFE, Zombi U, SSBWii U and The Wonderful 101. Casuals: Yarn Yoshi, NSMBU, Nintendo Land, and SM3D World.

These games aren't for everyone and its understandable. However, gamers should give the Wii U a shot. The few games I listed are very different and gives gamers alot of variety to choose from. Some of these aren't out yet, I know. And if that is the reason why you haven't purchased Wii U, then it is a good reason. To an extent, I like that there are a few games coming out. It allows me to save money for future games for the console and games for the other consoles. I will be gaming on the Wii U, 3DS, Vita (when I get it of course), PS4, and PC ( no need for Xbox One, if I got a PC)
Up_N_U  +   674d ago
im mostly a Nintendo gamer but spend most days on my PC. my pc specs are 9gb ram AMD-fx6200cpu gtx-650ti 2gb my buddy owns a ps4 and he loves it we both play battlefield 4 but I stopped playing it because of the bugs and what not anyway so I was over his house the day he got battlefield 4 on his ps4 and saw it and was like hmm this don't look no better than my PC and my pc isn't even all that powerful. so then he showed me kill zone shadow fall and man it looks good but again it didn't look better than crisis 3 on my PC so my question is to all sony fanboys or even xbox fanboys how would you convince a gamer like me who don't really mind graphics to buy a ps4 or xbox one rite now even though I own a wiiU and is having tons of fun with it?
SwordandShield  +   674d ago
I could ask you the same thing about the Wii U. Convince me why I should buy a Wii U right now? The article says that it's the best option right now but I highly disagree. For me, the best option right now is PS3 since I don't have a PS4 or XB1 cause like the Wii U, I'm not interested in any of the games available.
Up_N_U  +   673d ago
Well I would say if you want to play games in a different way get a wii U. If you want to enjoy games with gamers who just love games for the fun of it get a wiiU. If you like a gaming community who keeps it friendly and have the same interest in gaming as you do well get the wii U its that simple.
prettyboy12  +   674d ago
yea sorry i have plenty of games on my ps4 and im bout to get outlast in febuary,in case you dont know what that is its a horror game with quite a following
dwlwoolers  +   674d ago
Wow this its ridiculous. The psvita kills the wiiu gamepad at its own game. This article is hard to read its like the guy who rote it is blind. My god how can he not know that the vita supprts every ps4 game that does require peripherals. Like 98% of ps4 games support the vita in its remote play d
functions. Thats not something to take lightly!
R00bot  +   674d ago
Living in Australia, PS VITA remote play doesn't work for me. Our internet just isn't fast enough/doesn't have a low enough ping. We can thank Tony Abbott for that...

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