Is the Wii U The PS3 Of This Generation? Is Zelda its MGS4?

MGS4 effectively held the PS3 to ransom for about two years. Is Zelda having the same effect on the Wii U?

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GraveLord1634d ago

....No. LMFAO.

Wii U wishes it could have as much support as PS3 did back then.

This comparison is an insult to the PS3.


OK Tell me what games ps3 had in it;s first 2 years that were better than Mario 3d World and PIkmin 3 hmm?

EcoSos31634d ago


-Foxtrot1634d ago (Edited 1634d ago )

"ps3 had in it's first 2 years"

Heavenly Sword
Resistance Fall of Man
Call of Duty Modern Warfare
Assassins Creed
Devil May Cry 4
Uncharted Drakes Fortune
Metal Gear Solid 4
Ratchet and Clank Quest for Booty
Dead Space
Saints Row 2
Far Cry 2
Fallout 3
Resistance 2
Little Big Planet
Mirrors Edge
Tomb Raider: Underworld
Prince of Persia

List 2006 - 2008

I'm not saying they are ALL better then Mario 3D World and Pikman 3 but there's a few in there that kind of are. Uncharted, Bioshock, MGS4, Little Big Planet to name a few

Remember...the PS3 had "no games"

MysticStrummer1634d ago (Edited 1634d ago )

@Foxtrot - Don't forget Warhawk.

Personally speaking I'd take that entire list over Mario 3d World or Pikmin 3.

OT - Highly doubtful. PS3 had much more support and had the tech to produce the best looking games of the generation. If WiiU had come out back then, who knows what would have happened, but WiiU is more comparable to PS3/360 than it is to PS4/XB1. In other words, last gen.

thorstein1634d ago (Edited 1634d ago )

"The WII U The PS3 of this generation."

Not sure what the author is trying to claim here. The PS3 came in second in terms of sales. Are they claiming the Wii U will be the runner up in sales?

So this is a stealth trolling article about how "poorly" the PS3 did?

Wha? The PS3 outsold the X360 worldwide. Its successor is outselling both the Xone and the Wii U. The Wii U has still sold more than the X1.

This article really doesn't make any sense.

thehitman1634d ago

Uncharted, Heavenly Sword, Res:FOM, Tekkan5:DR, Motorstorm, Warhawk, Folklore, Ratchet n Clank, MGS4, Yakuza, Disgea3, LittleBigPlanet and thats just first party exclusive titles in the first 2 years and there were MANY more. Like Grave said this comparison is an insult to PS3. Even with the half ass multiplatform ports during the first 2 years the PS3 was in much better shape than the M.I.A 3rd party support at the WiiU camp.

erathaol1634d ago (Edited 1634d ago )

Seems like the Gamecube to me, as its games are solid but the console itself isn't appealing to a wider demographic.

For clarity, I mean that its not flying off the shelves. Rather it has a set install base that is picking it up for the games that they know are good, rather than getting it for games they don't know are good but are excited to try anyways.

Plasticgearsolid1634d ago

Metal gear solid 4, playing a game for something bigger and deeper than rescuing a princess for the 30th time adds a lot of needed fun/emotion in a game. Mario doesn't deliver.

guitarded771634d ago

The PS3 had 3rd party support. The Wii U doesn't have that kind of support. Not trying to piss anyone off, but that's a big difference between the PS3 and Wii U.

PSVita1634d ago (Edited 1634d ago )

PS3 sold faster than the 360 (Xbox released a 1-1.5 years before the ps3 but are either even or behind now)so I don't see the point here.

And comparing the new dynasty warriors....I mean Zelda to MSG4 is just terrible.

miyamoto1634d ago (Edited 1634d ago )

Foxtrot just destroyed your wiitarded comment

also Wii U was not in the home video format wars like the PS3 was.

wii u is just a kids toy not in the same league as the ps3

deafdani1634d ago

You would have made a better point if you just said "PS3's first year". Two years was stretching it.

Anyway, it's possible that, by its second year, the Wii U will have amassed a pretty nice game library comparable in quality to that of the PS3 on its second year.

NeoTribe1634d ago

Damn you just got burned son. Back under the bridge with you.

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Dan_scruggs1634d ago (Edited 1634d ago )

Nah. Nintendo isn't losing 250 dollars for every system sold like the PS3 did in the beginning.

DC7771634d ago

5 years straight not just the beginning.

barb_wire1634d ago

@Dan & @DC777

The Difference between the PS3 & Wii U in the first 2 years?

People were buying the PS3 even with a $600 price tag.

Omegasyde1634d ago

Wiiu is also going to finish in last place. Ps3 finished in 2nd.

If anything the Wiiu is like the xbox 360 because it relied on 1st and 2nd party titles that only come out every few years, then drop support for the console after the new console comes out.

LeCreuset1634d ago


One minor correction. PS3 isn't finished yet.

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Aceman181634d ago

Here's the difference even with the rough start for ps3 it has still gone on to sell 80+ million units.

I don't see the Wii U pulling off this feat even with some of the great games it has and is going to get.

Aceman181634d ago

so let me get this straight the 2 ppl who disagree with me believes the Wii U gonna sell 80+ million units when its all said and done?

Dasteru1634d ago (Edited 1634d ago )

The WiiU has been on the market for 14 months so far and has only sold 4.3m units worldwide.

The 360 had already sold around 11m by that time and the PS3 had sold nearly 12m. They are now at 81m and 83m respectively. Anyone who thinks the WiiU will ever get anywhere near 80m, is beyond delusional. At its current sales rate, it will be lucky to hit around 35-40m.

Edit: Just did some math, the PS3 had the highest growth rate between it and the 360, last gen. Even if the WiiU has the same growth rate as the PS3, which at its current rate is highly unlikely, it will end up with aprox 32.6m sales worldwide after 7 years.

Edit2: For anyone interested, the Dreamcast sold over 10m units worldwide in its 18 months on the market. The WiiU is failing worse than the Dreamcast, by far. The only reason the WiiU is even still on the market now, is because Nintendo is too stubborn to admit they messed up.

jcnba281634d ago

Did you even read the article? My god you fanboys are pathetic.

Sarcasm1634d ago

Yeah this is a ridiculous statement. The Wii U is its own platform with very different types of games.

WiiUsauce1634d ago

Wii U within its first two years so far:

Wonderful 101
Bayonetta 2
Super Smash Bros. Wii U
Super Mario 3D World
Xenoblade 2
Assassin's Creed IV
Assassin's Creed 3
Need for Speed Most Wanted
Rayman Legends
Mass Effect 3
Sonic and Sega Allstars Racing Transformed
Pimmin 3
Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
Zelda Wind Waker HD
Dr. Luigi
Batman Arkham Origins
Batman Arkham City
Wii Party U
Wii Sports HD
Nano Assault Neo
Hyrule Warriors
Tekken Tag 2
Injustice Gods Among Us
Spider Man 2
Ninja Gaiden 3
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Darksiders 2
Mario Kart 8

And there's still more stuff to be announced at E3 this year. Remember the Wii U is a casual console with no games. Whatever though I'm done defending the Wii U. It's shaping up to be a great console and one that I will stick with this console gen. It doesn't matter what system you get though, there will be great games on all 3 major platforms, and also PC and Steam Box. I'm personally sticking with a Wii U/Alienware Steambox combo, but that's just me. I don't care what you choose, it's your choice go ahead and have fun.

People are too into these stupid console wars more than they are into playing the actual games that come out.

JodyCones1634d ago (Edited 1634d ago )

No problem with that combo. I'm also a PC and Nintendo guy myself- it's a great combination and is actually quite popular- I hear everyone saying that now-days. But I like to throw PlayStation in the mix as well :) Love me some Metal Gear, Final Fantasy and Kingdom hearts. It's PC, Wii U, 3DS, & PS4 for me. That's plentyy haha.

RGB1633d ago (Edited 1633d ago )

@WiiUsauce - PS3 1st 2 years;

Resistance: Fall of Man (1st Party)
Need for Speed: Carbon
Call of Duty 3
Fight Night Round 3
MotorStorm (1st Party)
Formula One: Championship Edition (1st Party)
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas
Colin McRae: Dirt
Heavenly Sword (1st Party)
Folklore (1st Party)
Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction (1st Party)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Assassin's Creed
Medal of Honor: Airborne
Time Crisis 4 (Exclusive)
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (1st Party)
Unreal Tournament 3
Burnout Paradise
Devil May Cry 4
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
Army of Two
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (1st Party)
Grand Theft Auto IV
Race Driver: Grid
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Exclusive)
Battlefield: Bad Company
Soulcalibur IV
Ferrari Challenge: Trofeo Pirelli
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
Dead Space
Saints Row 2
Far Cry 2
LittleBigPlanet (1st Party)
Fallout 3
MotorStorm: Pacific Rift (1st Party)
Resistance 2 (1st Party)
Call of Duty: World at War
Mirror's Edge

This list smokes the WiiU's current software and doesn't include any digital content from PSN which includes Pain, Ratchet: Quest for Booty and more PS3 classics!

Additionally; Hyrule Warriors & Project X may not even release this year.

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SmokingMonkey1634d ago

Exactly, not even close.

Nintendo's online service is still a joke, PSN had 40 player resistance day 1.

OmegaShen1634d ago

Nintendo fanboys wish it was.

LOL_WUT1633d ago

They're always in denial ;)

BosSSyndrome1634d ago

I see wii u as more of its own story atm but only time will tell I suppose.

Hicken1634d ago

Yeah... No. Not even one thing parallels.