Some have written off The Wii U too soon. This editorial makes a case that Nintendo's console is not only worth your time but may be winning this new generation.
Senseless clickbait article. I should have known better after just reading the title. None of the points justify the conclusion. "The Wii U will not replace your Xbox One or Playstation 4 but it’s not supposed to. Nintendo is not trying to win the war this time around but in some ways they just might." And this right here is what you call being delusional. Nintendo most definitely tried to win this war. They thought they could strike gold a second time coming off the heels of the wii, hence the reason they released a year before their other two main competitors. Unfortunately for them it didn't work out too well (which was really all their fault). Not because they failed in their goal means we can just make up nonsensical excuses to cover up their obvious blunder. The wiiU is not winning anything. Right now and for the foreseeable future the ps4 is winning and by a huge margin at that. The WiiU is battling it out with the xbone for second place.
Wii U has more worthwhile games than PS4 and Xbone combined.
With the same rehashed franchises? Disagree all you want but Nintendo needs to put down Mario and Zelda already.
The WiiU has a ton of big name multiplats not coming out on it's system in the next 6 months. No Far Cry 4, Evolve, Destiny, Shadows of Mordor, The Crew, Lords of the Fallen, Dark Knight, Dying Light, Witcher 3, MGS V, DA Inquisition, Project Cars, COD Advanced Warfare, AC Unity, Evil Within, Alien: Isolation, etc...
Considering they've already been outsold by the PS4 and lost a massive amount of market share from the Wii, I honestly don't think they're winning in any sense. Sure they might have more games available, but that's because they came out a year before. In a couple of years, that advantage will be completely gone.
Kenshiro, compare zelda NES to zelda WiiU Compare mario 1 to super mario galaxy Even super mario galaxy to super mario 3d world is a completely different experience Splatoon, xenoblade, pushmo, bayonetta, Hyrule warriors, captain toad. Nintendo is always delivering fresh experiences yet they always get hate for it
Fast forward a year and repeat that statement if you can.
@kenshiro100 If they continue to sell high numbers why would they do that? It's not like that's all the Wii-U has, there is several good games unrelated to them.
I'm the real winner with all three consoles. Wii U>PS4>X1
Well, this article asks for fanboy war^^ I love my Wii U, but I wouldnt say that :) You see, I dont own a PS4 or Xbox1, but a Wii U. But I own a pretty good PC. This is why the Wii U is the best as secondary device. If you have a PC, no need for PS4 or Xbox1, if you have a PS4, no need for a gaming PC or Xbox1, if you have a Xbox1, no need for a PS4 or PC. If you think about getting a secondary device, it is only logical to chose the one, which offers most of what you cant get anywhere else. 3rd Parties is what you get anywhere, but the Wii U, so why get a PS4, if you already have a PC? For 1 game? No. At the end of the day, the biggest variety of exclusive games and big titles you wont see anywhere else, is Nintendos plattform. Best 1st Party. This is why it makes the best secondary device. So if you think about it, if everybody would get a Wii U as secondary device, it would still sell more than any of the primal devices. At the end of the day this means winning. But I know this wont happen, so whatever :)
@Chrischi1988 Your logic is correct, but shouldn't the Wii U be the primary device? Because the other devices are for 3rd party games.
@TheWackyMan - No, it doesn't. Unless you're a diehard Nintendo fan (a dying breed these days), Wii U offers very little for the money. The console itself is woefully underpowered and lacking in even the most common features (internal HDD and Ethernet port, to name two, but there are many more). The game selection is poor, unless you like Nintendo first party rehashes. The Wii U is probably the worst console to release in the last 20 years, a system completely based on a distracting gimmick that no one wants.
"Wii U has more worthwhile games than PS4 and Xbone combined." If that's true for you then that's great, but if people agreed then WiiU would be selling much better. I personally have no interest in Nintendo exclusives.
@ken Sigh, Wonderful 101, zombiU, bayonetta 2, Pikmen 3, Monster Hunter 3U. That's about 4 more games than can be found on ps4/xboxone that both cannot be found anywhere else and also are not based on zelda or mario. Meanwhile there have been 7 God of war titles since 2005, 7 Call of Duty titles since 2008, 7 halo games since 2001, 6 assassins creed games since 2007. Who's milking their franchises again?
@Shnazzyone Look at this list of games containing Mario: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... If you still think other companies milk their franchises more than Nintendo after reading it I will be shocked...
@paul Yeah, he's a character who's been around for over 30 years and is nintendo's primary mascot. How many of those games were actually bad? That's the real question. With the exception of phillips cd-i and some of the edutainment games. Meanwhile, all those franchises I mentioned have at least 1 black sheep. Regardless of how much they use mario, they make sure the games he's in these days are good games. That's honestly all that matters. So, get over it. They're nintendo. They're gonna make games with mario in them. As long as their good games, who cares.
Are those new IPs? I'm talking about new IPs.
I appreciate your opinions.
Nintendo confused their primary market of soccer moms, retirement homes, and pre teens, with the launch if the wii u. The retarded iPad of a controller I imagine turned a lot of people away, i think they felt overwhelmed by it.
Nintendo didn't confuse nobody but people called themselves gamers. Who made articles on whether or not wii u is an add-on or a new system. Casual dont surf the web for the newest gaming goods unless they are morphing into one.
Is this comment even in English?? OT: no doubt Nintendo has some great games on the Wii U, but the lack of third party support makes it unappealing to a lot of gamers.
The only thing the wiiU is winning is the race to the grave.
You played Zombie U?
You know that Wii U hardware has been selling the same and sometimes more than XB1 since Mario Kart came out right? :/
Exactly, the one year headstart helped nintendo to have a larger install base and now not even the price cut was enough to make the Xbox1 sell more than the Wii U. The one who is actually in trouble now, is the Xbox1. You dont have to believe that, but it is a fact, numbers dont lie, only the numbers itself could be wrong^^
+1 for funny! Even though not many folks around here will see the humor ;)
People thing the WiiU will get second place against the Xbox One. Yet how I see the Wii vs 360 go. The Wii was dead 3 years ago while the 360 is still going on with many games. I see the same scenario with the WiiU vs One. Even worse, what big seller the WiiU will have in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018? Only Zelda?
X1 will surpass wiiU sales by end of year.
Not if Smash has anything to say about it. (I really don't know. I don't keep track of sale numbers)
Said no one ever. Wii U is still outselling the XB1 and Wii U has several games that have already shown they will sell units between now and the end of the year. XB1 has Master Chief Collection. That will sell consoles but not as much as Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta, and Super Smash will. XB1 is almost 2 million units behind Wii U. They might outsell the Wii U if not a single Wii U sold between now and christmas but with a ton of people waiting until the holidays to buy Mario Kart 8 it will never happen especially since the XB1 still has hardly any games and is 100 bucks more. Keep dreaming buddy
It is not only 100 bucks more, it doesnt even come with a game, people always forget that. With 400 bucks, you cant do anything with your Xbox1, other than surf the web in an inferior way, than the Wii U. Nintendo has by far the most first party franchises. What does MS have against that? You say only Zelda, this just shows, what a big fanboy you must be. And you also forget, that the Wii sold so much, without a big price cut, during it first few years. Xbox360 still sells, true, but for what money, what does MS actually earn to sell a cheap console, that doesnt make any money for them? Nintendo has big bank accounts, which almost only come from their consoles, so they mustve done something right the past years, how much money did MS make on their consoles? What are sales numbers, if you still dont make any money with them?
This year remaining we have Hyrule Zelda, Bayonetta, Smash. Next year an open world Zelda, Devil's Third and looks like Star Fox.
Xenoblade X also, next year, as well as Devils Third.