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Can Wii U dodge the banana peel?

Anyone who has spent much time playing Mario Kart - and that's a pretty huge number of people, given that even the franchise's weakest instalments comfortably sell over 5 million units - knows that there's a certain trick to how items are handed out. If you're at the front of the pack, you don't get very many good power-ups; if you're at the back, however, great power-ups are scattered on you like confetti at a wedding. It's designed to give weaker players a chance to catch up. Right at the moment when you think all hope is lost, the fates hand you something that will put you back in the game.

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BoneBone1261d ago

" At E3 next week, Sony and Microsoft will both pull out the stops to convince gamers of their future software line-ups - but the vast bulk of what they reveal will probably be 2015 software."

"Looking at the relative positions of the consoles, I can't help but wonder if Nintendo hasn't just been gifted a power-up"

"There's every chance that by the end of this year the Wii U will have a line-up of first- and second-party software that's easily good enough to justify the 'second console' purchase"

"Wii U has had, perhaps, the weakest first year of any console in over a decade - but with Nintendo's studios seemingly firing on all cylinders right now it's still far from dead"

randomass1711261d ago

^Why would someone disagree with quotes from the article...?

deafdani1261d ago

I would disagree with him because by quoting specific parts of the article the dude is implying he agrees with those points, to which I don't necessarily agree.

For example, the last quote.

"Wii U has had, perhaps, the weakest first year of any console in over a decade"

If that quote is meant to be taken games-wise, I couldn't disagree more with it. Yes, the Wii U's first year was a bit lackluster, but neither the PS4 nor Xbox One have much going for them either, 6 months after launch, and this very same article has already pointed out that most of their notable games have been pushed to 2015... so, how different is that situation from the Wii U's first year in the market, exactly?

So, yeah. You can disagree with quotes only based on the implications from posting said quotes. :P

randomass1711261d ago

Touche dude! You got me there lol. XD

uth111261d ago

If you want a 2nd console, a Wii U makes more sense than owning a PS4 AND Xbox One.

iamnsuperman1261d ago (Edited 1261d ago )

Does it? Surely that depends on the exclusives that person would like. At the end of the day you would be getting that second console solely for the exclusives. For me personally I would probably suit getting an Xbox One than a Wii U since the only games I have enjoyed that Nintendo have released fairly recently is Pokemon (a game that doesn't seem to come to consoles) and Mario Kart (which I would only probably play when people came round). Sure Microsoft (until recently) didn't expand beyond their core type of game (which again I don't tend to enjoy) but they seem to be changing

wonderfulmonkeyman1261d ago

I'm getting two new Zelda games to fan-gasm over, a Smash tournament to watch, a new AAA RPG from the makers of Xenoblade Chronicles, and the exclusive sequel to one of my favorite hack&slash action games of last generation, Bayonetta 2, all coming for me to ogle over in the same 3-day time span.

How could I possibly be disappointed over Nintendo's E3, with this much goodness being guaranteed to be shown?!

You'd have to be insanely critical of Nintendo to think that none of these things will generate any sort of hype.

Ripsta7th1261d ago

Haha title is funny, made me laugh

Tiqila1261d ago

"Wii U has had, perhaps, the weakest first year of any console in over a decade - but with Nintendo's studios seemingly firing on all cylinders right now it's still far from dead"

this.

Chespin1261d ago

Has anyone ever actually slipped on a banana peel?

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