Once again the journalists are touting Wii U as the console to buy this year.
If you didn't know better, you'd think the journalists have done a 180, and are now unanimously coming out in favour of the Wii U. I agree with them that the Wii U is the console to pickup. Lets see if the parents are listening.
I know most people are followers by nature but the wii u is actually the worst console to get by far for a core gamer. The wii u is only a value to Nintendo gamers or fans of majority of the games on wii u. The wii u has been out for over two years and it only has a handful of quality titles. The wii u lacks 95percent of third party games and is barely getting releases of software when compared to the xbox one and ps4. I know on this site people disagree constantly if you have an opinion based on logic or truth but the wii u is a terrible console with terrible support so it has tetrible sales. The console was made by Nintendo and all blame falls at their feet for all of the wii u's failings. Imo the wii u is way too expensive for what is offered with the hardware of the wii u. Consoles are an investment for games now and for the future but the wii u struggles constantly for games. It gets games once in a while and itll be like that throughout the consoles lifetime whereas in the xbox one and ps4 their are constant releases. The wii u experiences months of drought with no new releases like previous Nintendo systems. Ive been seeing articles constantly talking about how the wii u is the best console to get which confuses me. I have so much to say about the wii u but ill just end this here. The wii u is terrible and a bad investment of a console for core gamers.
The WiiU is certainly not struggling for games. There are about 450 games based on this list: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ Wii_U_software Add to that the full Wii library plus the virtual games from older systems. The PS4 and Xbox1 have under 400 games each (I didn't do the count, I'll let you) and can't play the PS3 or 360 back catalogues. So now ... my opinion was based on logic and truth. Was yours?
LMAO . so you are saying, that if a customer comes into my store, and asks me: "Which of the new Next Gen Consoles has the most BEAUTIFUL, most CHALLENGING, more GORY, more IMAGINATIVE games?, im mainly looking for a challenge" . . . Ide get fired if i LIED to them and told them to get a ps4 or XB1 rather a wiiU << . . ps4 and XB1 dont just need great games if they wanna WIN the GAMING war, ps4 and XB1 need exclusives that will top the game CHANGING standards the wiiU has SET . . ..
Here we go again with the nintendo apologists. ^ Exclusives..? That argument is not relevant because multiplats are still games and many of them aren't even on WiiU and if they are they're gimped. I know you're not gonna play Watchdogs on WiiU right or any other gimped multiplat. I have all the gaming platforms except 3DS. And WiiU and Vita are my least played systems. I call BS on the "85 meta scores" philosophy.. Yes they are factually 85s, but a 85 on the WiiU is like a 80 on current gen spec hardware like PC, X1, and PS4. This is where my argument still stands.. A 90 on PS2, Dreamcadt, iOS, android is not the same as a 90 on X1, PS4, and PC. Each game has its own standard. Just because a game is a higher meta doesn't mean it's directly better. If it's PS4 game vs X1 game then it's more definitive. The WiiU is a glorified and optimized PS3. The score is relative to a PS3 game.
wii u lacks 95percent of third party games and over 70% are garbage and broken
I don't have anything against Cindy-rella's statement, but mikeslemonade... come on, man. You can't be that serious this time.
You're right, the Wii U is the worst console for the core gamer. It's for the hardcore gamer. It's also the worse console for the casual gamer. Casual gaming is almost non-existent on this console because tablets and Facebook serve that purpose nowadays.
I agree the console is of niche appeal and lacks essential components to the other next gen consoles, and even some of last gen's. But you can't say it's "a terrible console" and then proclaim to speak "logic and truth". That's contradictory. You're no better than some nintendo fanboys that say it's factually better than everything. You can't tell people what is and isn't a bad investment to them. For me, a console is worth its asking price as long as it has a solid bunch of games for it. The Wii U succeeds in that case. I have 15 wii u games i've bought since Sept. 2013 when i bought one. The Wii U is one of my favorite consoles for several reasons, but i certainly won't profess my opinion of it as "logic and truth" because it isn't, unlike you.
@kwandar The wii u has been out almost twice as long as the PS4 and XBONE and only has about 50 more games than each? Comparitively that's not a lot man especially since most people considered 2014 a slow year for PS4 and Xbone. Even if those consoles continued this slow place (which is extremely unlikely looking at their 2015 line up), they will have eclipsed Nintendo by the end of the year by about 800 each to 675.
50 more games isn't bad for a console with almost no cross-platform games.
@zero_gamer I took a look at the Wii U software list and over 40% of the games were cross platform. Sure that's probably considerably less than the other consoles but i wouldn't call it "almost no multi-plat support". This percentage will probably lower as the generation goes on but Nintendo knew that going in when they released the Wii U.
Sorry for someone to say the Wii U is the worst console is basically talking out of their a** and never owned a Wii U before. Worse console to get in my opinion is the PS4, but hey that's just me. I don't follow the bandwagon of sheep.
Depends who is getting it. These articles are terrible. Wiiu for me would be terrible I have never liked any of the Mario games. But this would be great for my kids. (Which is why I got them one 2 years ago. And got myself a PS4). All depends on the games you want. Hell get them all who flipping cares.
If you're referring to downloadable games, you're right. Thanks for reminding me of that. I am just used to the big releases, you know Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty, Destiny, GTA, Dragon Age, Battlefield, etc. A large percentage of that 40% I am guessing are indies that are on pretty much every platform and mobile device. I don't really follow digital-only titles very well and almost never buy from the eShop. But still, that's 40+%. 50+% are exclusive, yet the system has 50 more games. That's not bad at all. Most games on PS4 and Xbox One are NOT exclusive, to my knowledge anyway.
I'm a "core gamer" and think the Wii U has stuff to offer me. I use it for Nintendo exclusives, and "retro" (I hate that word... it makes me feel old) games. Zelda, Xenoblade and Metroid are games for core gamers. You gotta be pretty core to go and play 25+ year old games from your youth. I play Metroid, The Legend of Zelda, RPG's, etc on the virtual console. Can the Wii U meet all my demands? No, that's why I have other platforms, but to say there is no appeal for core gamers is just pure bias. If you don't want one, fine... but you have no clue what Wii U offers. I've been openly critical of Nintendo since the Wii came out... I bought a Wii U at launch due to hype and hope, but the platform has come into its own. With the price of the holiday bundles with some great games, it's a solid gift any gamer should enjoy. Nintendo needs to improve their Network, and online presence, but their exclusives are consistent and appeal to core and casual gamers.
right now the wii u has the better and more exclusive content and thats because it came out a year prior. its also cheaper but as for investments the ps4 or the xbox one is likely a better choice in the long run. but i dont see spending a few hundred dollars or even up to five hundred dollars as a huge investment which is why what each offers right now is the most important factor. and right now neither the ps4 or xbox one are very desirable to those who already own a pc, a xbox 360 or a ps3 or a combination of those. these new consoles dont offer backwards compatibility and weve seen way to many cross gen and remastered titles to try and hide the limited amount of new titles that are next gen only that are any good.
Mike how are we apologist when the wiiu has done everything right this year? How are we illogical when our launch games where not broken and how is it bad that nintendo has been out longer? I mean that doesn't change the fact that the ps4 and xbone had a ton of badly polished games coming from their AAA groups and 1st parties. if anything you guys are the fanboys in a Nintendo article spewing illogical hate to a console. Is it threatening you? Are you just to cheap to buy it. Why are you here to tell everyone it isn't the console to buy? I mean do you guys work for sony? We all know sony and ms messed up this 1st year but pr wise they rocked it. Ms was able to have a good Christmas which is unheard of. Sony sold a system off promises and barely kept any of them. Unfortunately they are the target of a dictator now so expect something on the psn to get hacked. it seems the media is coming out to right a wrong. Nintendo pr sucked during the launch. Pr from the media actually made it worst. A live blog post asking where was the console turned into the wiiu was just a addon. Then all of the negativity from the past came rushing back. Suddenly a sony monopoly was ok and drm and always online where ok. Even paid online was ok as long as they gave away junk games. It is ok if you hate the wiiu but everyone has heard your excuses before. Why are you championing something that has shown no value? Over hyped games,50% more power for what lights? Innovation by not supporting your own gear, how many move or ps eye ps4 games do you play that are fun? The other platforms are starting to turn into niche platforms also simply because 3rd parties are becoming niche also. They all make pc games. I haven't been posting as much because it more fun to play my games that to argue with people that just hate gaming.
Nintendo is supporting the consoles very well. Who gets a core gamer a console as a gift? They should already have their console. Who ever doesn't have a PS4, X1, or Wii U yet. Can't be in the category of Core gamer. IMO
@cindy-rella you claim logic and truth, logically core gamers play game for gaming experiences, what new experience does the ps4 offer? Graphics? Logical as a parent I would buy the console that appeals to everyone (including the wife)and if the content is mature (beyonetta and ninja gaiden for example) i play on the gamepad which offers privacy. Truthfully the wii u holds the better games hands down, and just because 3rd party developers are to lazy and don't show the wii u any respect they cant expect owners of the console to purchase their game if its incomplete, Nintendo releases complete games, and as such we don't accept anything less. Developers now offer less to make more money in the form of dlc. Nintendos DLC fells more like additional content not something to make the experience complete. Its my only console I own a gaming pc but find myself on the wii u more. I prefer quality to quantity when it comes to consoles.
Indeed! Fun Factors Wii U Offers and Great Exclusives Game with Miiverse community!
Here it goes again.
I got it last year and I think it's a pretty decent console, but I wouldn't say that PS4 and Xbox One aren't a good investment either. 2015 looks pretty good for ALL the consoles.
Ps4 is the choice to get
Only buy a wii u 1. If u buying for a 5 yr old kid, 2. If you are broke n can only spend $300.00 3. If like only to play 3 to 4 kids games, 4. If u already own ps4 n x1, them 4 reason is the only reason to buy a wii u..got to be on crack to buy a Wii u over ps4 n X1 if u are a die hard gamer..I own all three systems.
Jesus Christ...your grammar....did you even go to school?
Uh. Wow...so a game is only for adults if it has blood guts and swearing right...
You mean your parents bought you all three systems.
may get it as a second console down the line but with its lack of third party games and bad online fuctionality compared to x1 and ps4 I would say get one of those first then get the wiiu if you really like the exclusives
If you only want to play Nintendo exclusives then it is a good choice. Unless you have gaming rig PC and already can play games like Witcher 3, GTAV and Arkham Knight and don't care for the exclusives from Sony or MS, I don't think the Wii U is a good choice for a person looking to own a console that have the most diverse games and a robust online ecosystem. Buy hey, buy what you want if you are happy and this is like the 5th articles today explaining why the Wii U is the console to beat as I haven't seen that many pro Nintendo pieces approved and garnered that may responses in the entire history of N4G before. LOL
Damn right, best exclusives.
Ill buy a Nintendo console once they get serious about hardcore gamers. If you bought anything after the gamecube than you're part of the problem.
Sounds like you're not a hardcore gamer then...either way, we won't miss you.
If you passed off everything beyond the game cube, then you're the reason that a lot of really good games didn't get the sales they deserved, and are more a console soldier than a gamer.
Ill buy a Nintendo console once they get serious about hardcore gamers. If you bought anything after the gamecube than you're part of the problem. The wiiU should be categorized with the ps3/360
I don't believe the PS3/360 can handle Mario Kart 8. To be honest Nintendo has always been in a category of it's own. Non-mainstream gaming. Continue to follow that mainstream like the rest of the sheep.
Lol no just no....Nothin currently on the wii is a worthwhile purchase for me.Maybe next year when X releases or maybe when Pokken fighter comes out.I may get it,But for now.Just not worth the investment.
The Wii U has been the console to own for 2013 and 2014 but NOT 2015.
Ps4 sales are dominating the wiiU. Ill buy a wiiU when its cheaper than a ps3
Right I forgot a corporation making money results in my plastic box being better than another. This type of mentality is what plagues gaming. Pretty sure the majority of Wii U owners enjoy their console and that's all that matters. PS4 may be selling the most but I'm enjoying my Xbox One more. It all comes down to personal preference and a lot of the times what your friends own.
Ummm no lol
wii u is a powerful, powerful machine
For what it is, it's pretty powerful. Way tinier than a PS3/360, uses less energy, yet outperforms them. Pretty nice design.
I'm sick of all these pointless arguments. Get a Wii U if you like what it offers. Get a PS4 if you like what it offers. Get an Xbox One if you like what it offers. It's as simple as that.
I'm about 20 hours into Dragon Age and pumped out over 30 in Far Cry. Those games are not on WiiU so no, it's not the best console out.
Smash bros, Mario kart 8 and dkc are not on anything else. I can do that too I own all consoles btw. Just pointing out te flaw in your logic.
Just think about what you're saying. Every console has exclusives but only the ps4 and XB1 has the multiplats. You're gaming on an incomplete console.
Those games came out on pc also and most will offer player made crazy good dlc like texture packs. Your multiplatform games are incomplete because they where made for the pc. Also those same games are cheaper on steam and offer way more functionality and less fanboy crap. So you are saying you need games like the above. I'll say xenoblade and zelda might be a good choice for you. I'm sure they next metroid will be way better than far cry 4. Yet these games may prove to be too challenging to you though.
@scissorrunner I would also like to point out that it is free online on both Wii U and PC...same cannot be said of the others...
Agreed. I can't play Destiny(damn the haters), Final Fantasy, DriveClub, DC Universe, Injustice, Dynasty Warriors, Guilty Gear, Valiant Hearts, or Resogun on Wii U. It DOES have Bayonetta, but that's it. And that's not enough. Edit @Allsystem: The point is that games HE wants to play aren't on the Wii U, therefore it isn't the best console to buy for him. The same is, obviously, true for quite a lot of people, as Nintendo's system has already found itself in third place this gen, despite having a year headstart.
A lot of Wii U praise lately huh?
It's a nice change of pace; not even 5 months ago, all you'd see were "doomed" and "they should do a SEGA!" articles left and right...
I own a PS3,4 & Vita...I must say I do want a Wii-U just to play some of the Nintendo brand games & the exclusives by other dev.Far as multi-plats I can just buy them for my PS4 to play.The Wii-U games look really interesting & fun including the games that are releasing for it in 2015.
I love my Wii U but also own the Xbox one n Ps4.If I had to pick witch to get this holiday it would be the Ps4 due to its upcoming library of games coming early next year.
It's nice to see some positive reinforcement for the system that dudebros look down on due to how third parties have treated it. Now all it needs is some mature exclusives from these widely-recognized names, that will actually start to create an install base for third party games, by convincing more Sony, Micro, and PC gamers to pick up a Wii U alongside their preferred system. Do that, and then maybe, just maybe, they'll be able to see some profits off of multiplats on Nintendo's next home console, because the trust will be regained to a degree. Assuming they do them right instead of keeping to the trend they've established with most of their Wii U ports...
Nintendo fanboys writing articles won't change the fact that rehashing endless Mario and donkey Kong sequels, zero third party support and almost no mature games will never help the console sell. Not to mention that instead of improving the graphics substantially Nintendo spent millions making a touch screen controller. Terrible mistake and the lack of sales are proof. Nintendo just got too caught up focusing on grandmas and casual gamers because of the wiis gimmicky motion controls, period. theyneed to actually try to innovate by, I don't know, releasing something besides Mario? They're clearly out of new ideas
Aside from Mario Maker, what Mario games are you talking about? ._.
Wii U is the worst console, look at all the cuts Nintendo had to take because of it. It lacks big 3rd party titles, dlc for most 3rd party titles and Nintendo themselves just said they are making a new console. I don't see how clear it can be, it can have all the best 1st party titles and yet it still can keep up with two consoles that have just been out for a year.
I don't understand this, it's illogical. The majority of top selling games are not available on this system. If you ONLY want Mario games sure it's great, other than a few exceptions that's all you're gonna get. The system has sold worse than the dreamcast and the dreamcast had more sales and had been on the market for a shorter period of time at this point in its life cycle. Nintendo will pull out of this generation and move onto a 1.5 generation with a better designed system that will get all the games Xbox and playstation get.
Do a fact check; it's not selling worse than the Dreamcast.
http://i.imgur.com/kRW3ZlW.... It indeed is. Maybe you should fact check. Dreamcast also outsold it for BF if you add in Wii Us numbers.
"I don't understand this, it's illogical." That's my reaction to your comment. There's far more than Mario coming out in 2015. Like a New IP, Starfox, and Zelda, things that people have been pestering Nintendo for. The reason people are making positive articles about Wii U recently is because they've been told for months that Wii U is complete garbage and impossible to enjoy, so it's a nice surprise when you actually see that it has some of the best games out now. Also rooting for the underdog may get some clicks for the site.
They all exist in the Nintendo universe is what I'm getting at. They all feel similar. You're not going to have opportunities to play the big games getting a Wii U. So is it the best? No. Is it bad? No. Its a good second console.
Why so many of these "You need a wii U" articles they pretty much assume everyone wants to play mario kart, bayoneta or zelda and that those 3 games outweigh all the 3rd party games that are on Ps4 xbox 1
Nah not just that, there's also devils third, star Fox, splatoon, Mario maker, yoshi's yarn, super smash bro's, zombie u, wonderful 101, xenoblade, deux ex, batman, Lego city undercover, Tekkan tag, Donkey Kong tropical freeze, Mario 3d world, cod, assassin's creed, watchdogs, Rahman legends. Expected at e3 metroid, f zéro, New open world Mario and New ip's.
WiiU is F'ing garbage. Get it over with. Stop this pandering. The public has spoken. 8m in sales over two years and more. NO ONE CARES. Trash hardware with an serious gamepad malfunction. Nintendo make a piece of hardware that gamers want and we will flock to your system. PERIOD.
Opinions and contradictions you kid are a walking talking contradiction