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Which Console is Doing Better: Wii U or Xbox One?

Gamer Headlines: A recent editorial made some comparisons between the Xbox One and the Wii U. Several commenters to that editorial on Gamer Headlines and elsewhere challenged the comparison, even claiming that it is actually doing worse than the Wii U. So which is doing better: Wii U or Xbox One? This article looks at the numbers.

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randomass1711147d ago

XB1 has some nice exclusives but Nintendo's look more interesting to me. Third party support is a win for Xbox, but I think most people will go for a PS4 or PC for those. Based on that I'm gonna have to go Wii U. But that's only after PS4 IMO.

Ariamythe1147d ago

Nintendo's biggest strength is their stable of characters. Unfortunately, that's about all they have in this generation. I will probably buy a Wii U when the new Zelda game comes out (not Hyrule Warriors) because by then there will be enough games on the system to make it worth the investment.

randomass1711147d ago

That's a pretty good way to go about it. There might be another price drop by then as well. I got mine right around when Mario Kart came out and got a heck of a deal on it too. I wanted it mainly for Mario Kart and Smash Bros., but I also want to get Bayonetta and Hyrule Warriors. For me there's enough and hopefully I can even get a PS4 by next year. I'm basically good for the generation after that. :)

BullyMangler1147d ago (Edited 1147d ago )

how do we determine which console is best?

By the amount of sales generated, or by the quality of the games?

Well, since this is gaming we are dealing with,the determental factor that reveals who is best when it comes to (gaming), is obviously going to be the quality of the games, not how much a games sells lol.

Does XB1 or PS4 have a game more challenging than DK Tropical Freeze for wiiU?

Does XB1 or PS4 have a higher quality, more imaginative game than Super Mario 3D World? A game praised by game designers world wide ? Already being called game of this generation.

Did XB1 or PS4 change gaming like the wiiU did with the gaming pad? no more split screen?

Does XB1 or PS4 have a more imaginative, better looking, more Adult game than Bayonetta 2 for wiiU?

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Does XB1 or PS4 have a unique game that allows players to go from 3rd person, to 1st person mixed with parkour elements like never before in the history of gaming? As shown bellow in the wiiU exclusive Devils 3rd? A game where weapons actually shred body parts and limbs with weapon blasts?

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and http://gifsforum.com/images...

Does XB1 have a more imaginative, and challenging game than The WOnderful 101 for wiiU?

i could go on and on folks .

Locknuts1147d ago

Yeah. I feel the same way except with the PS4. I usually buy a Sony console at the end of a generation for the exclusives.

Chrischi19881147d ago

Articles like that can only end in fanboy war... For me it is Wii U, but that is my opinion.

Ariamythe1147d ago

Except that this article isn't asking which is better, but which is SELLING better. For that we have numbers.

ftwrthtx1147d ago

Nintendo has the advantage of having a stable of characters with a long history as well as a very forgiving fan base.

wonderfulmonkeyman1147d ago (Edited 1147d ago )

*looks at the wii u's first year sales, particularly when they fell off a cliff after the expected and natural early adopter boost, and the subsequent amount of time it took them afterwards to get themselves up on their feet and earning their sales for the system*
...
You call that forgiving?
I'd say the fanbase held them accountable for a lot of their screw-ups, and that they EARNED their climb back up to the positive state of slow recovery they are currently in.
Their future is looking brighter by the day, and they've earned it through a lot of changing how they did things.

Concertoine1147d ago

Well said. I remember a comment war a year or so ago when people were saying nintendo fans would buy a system with no momentum like the Wii U and i was like "Have you seen these sales? Nintendo fans ain't buying crap."

If people ate up the Wii U like they did the Wii, i doubt the system would be half as appealing to hardcore fans. They'd just sit on their asses and count money like they did most of 7th gen. Now they have to prove themselves to fans, and that's good for us.

ftwrthtx1147d ago

Considering they are making their way back, I'd call that a forgiving fan base.

wonderfulmonkeyman1147d ago (Edited 1147d ago )

No, just smart enough to realise when Nintendo has made up for some of their screw ups and to give them what they've earned.
Fans waited until the console had more to it to deserve sales.
If Nintendo makes the same mistakes next gen(God forbid), you can count on those same players holding them accountable once more

ftwrthtx1147d ago

I think they can count on those same folks spending their money again.

wonderfulmonkeyman1147d ago (Edited 1147d ago )

If by that you mean the same miniscule amount of early adopters and few others, then possible, but not likely.
But they'll have fewer than before if the pull the same stunts again, and that's something I'd put money on.

Goku7811147d ago

Even Wii U is more quality than Xbox One.

Majin-vegeta1147d ago

I say both are about the same or so.I say wait until after the Holidays,Then this article would make sense.

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