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Savour the Wii U and Vita - they're our new Dreamcasts

Eurgogamer:

Commercial success may evade them, but these ailing consoles are future classics.

What's your favourite console of all time? There are the obvious candidates - the PlayStation 2 served as the foundation for one of gaming's most fruitful eras, the SNES for its most formative, while the Xbox 360's protracted lifecycle ensures it's built a back catalogue that will be fondly remembered for years to come - as well as some more leftfield contenders.

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NYC_Gamer1294d ago

That's unfair because Dreamcast did offer more quality software

ABizzel11293d ago

The Vita has quailty games as well, and the Wii U is getting a strong line-up for 2014. Don't troll.

UltimateMaster1293d ago

It would be to assume they won't make another one, which will not be the case at all.

abzdine1293d ago

there is no trolling in what he's saying. the 3 are amazing consoles but DC had much more quality software.. countless megahits!!!

Realplaya1293d ago

@abizzel1 how long was the Dreamcast on the market wiiu 1 year and the software is just getting better.

Chrischi19881293d ago

It is trolling, because he compares the lineup of a console, which had its full lifecycle, its not like, the super quality games you all are talking about, were there from the very start of the console or after 1 single year. To be honest, if the best games were all out after 1 single year, it would be very sad for the console.

Dunban671293d ago

What lineup In 2014? So far we have DKTF, MK8, Hyrulr warriors and maybe smash bros - Everything else is a big question mark re timing

It looks like the 1st 6 months of 2014 we will have a worse software drought than 1st half of 2013.

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Emilio_Estevez1293d ago

Honestly I think that's fair: Opinions; everyone has some.

Both seem to be losing support, or just didn't have a whole lot to begin with. Outside of the traditional Ninty franchises there isn't much on the Wii U. Top that off with in between gen ports and you couldn't call it a good thing.

For the Vita, it's lacking the big software to really convince people to go out and get it. 3rd party support here isn't so great as well.

Neither are too old to shine, they've got some time left. Wii U has heavy hitters coming and Vita has the PS4 functions. Hopefully that will inject some extra life in them this year.

UltimateMaster1293d ago

Blame poor distribution.
Both these system has great games, they're just not on store shelves.
Amazon.com is where you'll find all the games.

MightyNoX1293d ago (Edited 1293d ago )

I loved the Dreamcast but as The Dude would say that's like your opinion, man.

hduce1293d ago (Edited 1293d ago )

I really enjoyed the Dreamcast so this is a compliment.

Amigaengine1293d ago

cannot believe you got down voted ? Bubbles up for speaking the truth.

Chrischi19881293d ago

The Dreamcast had its full lifecycle to offer the more quality games. I bet, after Nintendo releases all of their first party lineup for the console, that your comment will be considered false.

Ah and by the way, didnt know that the Wii U is struggeling, never heard of Wii U being some kind of new dreamcast. Nice journalism, shows how new the news are, maybe I should try to be a journalist and releases big news, like "Nintendo struggles to sell enough consoles", you know, because nobody already knows that.

neogeo1293d ago

Also dreamcast sold 10.6 million units and WiiU is half that

deno1293d ago

Dreamcast definitely had more and better software. Half the kids who disagree on this site were in diapers at the time of Dreamcast.

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Reeze1294d ago

Anything that is not doing well is automatically labeled a Dreamcast. Really, people? They're not even in the same situations.

Summons751294d ago

I agree, anyone saying this clearly doesn't know their history.

fattyuk1294d ago

Really?

For all the time I will own my ps4 and ps plus my vita is going to be used.

Chuck in playstation now when it's released and again my vita will be used.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1294d ago

Media still considering Dreamcast a failure. LOL
Dreamcast never failed. It the failed rushed system before it.
If Sega was never ahead of time they would still be in hardware business.

KonsoruMasuta1293d ago (Edited 1293d ago )

The DreamCast was a failure in Japan but did extremely well in the west. SEGA even had problems keeping up with demand.

InTheLab1293d ago

Not sure what you're trying to say here. Support dried up and the console sold 10m. That is a failure and the very definition of failure.

Amazing console as it was, it was not successful.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1293d ago

only cause Sega was short on cash
- consumers lost faith in their product because they kept bringing false advertise systems they claimed Next Gen. Was ahead of time in terms of features in game console.

Baccra171293d ago

Lets not forget how the game media bashed the Dreamcast every chance it could. Everyone always neglect their part in the Dreamcast demise.

deafdani1293d ago

You can explain with lots of solid arguments why the Dreamcast failed because of factors absolutely not related to the console itself: Sega being in an awful state financially, customers having lost their confidence in the brand because of Sega´s multiple console failures before the Dreamcast (Saturn, Nomad, Game Gear, Sega CD), and well, the awful spot that Sega was in because of Sony´s playstation brand.

None of that changes the fact that the Dreamcast failed. Its life was cut short. It sold 10 million and was about only 2 years in the market, whereas Gamecube, Xbox and PS2 had complete shelf lifes, and sold 20, 24 and 150+ million consoles respectively.

So, yep. Dreamcast was completely a failure, despite being really good hardware (ahead of its time, in fact), and having tons of great games.

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Chrono1294d ago

Dreamcast was better though.

KonsoruMasuta1293d ago

Go home, Chrono. You're drunk.

deno1293d ago

It was better. It had marvel vs capcom 1&2, street fighter 3 3rd strike and double impact, street fighter alpha 3 zero, fatal Fury mark of the wolves, the last blade, house of the dead 2, resident evil code veronica, sonic adventure 1&2, radiant silver gun, bangio, mars matrix, crazy taxi 1&2, power stone 1&2, shenmue 1&2, soul calibur, cosmic smash, dead or alive 2, virtua fighter 3, virtual on 2, rez, skies of arcadia, grandia 2, ecco the dolphin, ready 2 rumble, under defeat, fur fighters, rayman 2, magnetic neo, rainbow cotton, cannon spike, legacy of kane soul reaver, phantasy star online, seaman, jet grind radio. There's a lot more bro. Dreamcast library trumps Wii u and Ps vita's combined.

wonderfulmonkeyman1293d ago

Thank you for proving science wrong; you've just shown that there really is such a thing as a wrong opinion.