— Nintendo Enthusiast: The Wii U will go down in history as Nintendo's most troubled home system. In a few ways, it parallels the legacy of the infamous SEGA Dreamcast.
That's fair enough. Both were great and had some top games. Wiiu is crap as a concept compared to Switch though, we know it , Nintendo knew it and that's why we have The Switch!
I disagree that it was a "crap concept". The system had to constantly stream a wireless video signal to the Gamepad that was sometimes separate from the video signal that was going to the HDMI port. That means it was basically double-rendering, and half the workload had to be pushed wirelessly. Most likely that's the reason the Gamepad's screen was only 480p, because an HD screen would have made the workload even more strenuous on the hardware. Had Nintendo tried something like the Switch in 2012, it would have been far more expensive than just $300, not to mention the mobile technology the system uses wouldn't be anywhere near the Tegra X1 that powers it right now.
Underused features. It was a mistake in the end. Great games yes but not the best console ever by any means. The Switch is the real deal.
The Dreamcast actually pushed gaming hardware forward and was very influential, unlike the Wii U
lol yeah right, to put it short it goes something like this: * Wii U games = garbage * Dreamcast games = awesome :D
The only similarities i see is that they both failed to sell as well as the companies would have hoped. Everything else was very different though and the Dreamcast was by far the better console. To this day, the Dreamcast has some of my all time favourite games, i can't say the same for the Wii U. Not a single game released on the Wii U is in my top 50.
Bayonetta 2, SM3DW, Tropical Freeze, Splatoon, Mario Maker, MK8, A Breath of the Wild, Tokyo Mirage Sessions, Smash, Rayman Legends, etc, etc, etc. None of these games deserving?
Not even BOTW?
I'm surprised by how well it runs Breath of the Wild. That's a demanding open-world game.
Don't bother. This is the type of knucklehead who'd dismiss masterpiece after masterpiece only to champion some shovelware distributed via EA or the like. A fan boy of the worst variety.
Wii fans last gen laughed off PS3 during early years claiming the PS3 will do a Dreamcast lol Not only did Wii software support dry up after 4 years the wiiu literally did a Dreamcast They have eaten Thier words...
Nope, the Dreamcast was a millions times better than the wii U and the ps2 back in the day.
Don't be stupid/ignorant. While the WiiU wasn't a great console it does house a dozen (roughly) essential titles exclusive to it. The PS2 however was a cut above, a great console with a far reaching library of essentials. The Dreamcast - while I thoroughly enjoyed it - can't hold a candle to the PS2.
Except Dreamcast was ahead of its time and wii u was behind and out dated graphically couldnt play the same games as xbox one and ps4.
Dreamcast didn't force a dumb gimmick into the box.
The most innovative console ever created compared to the wiiu.... I'd be willing to bet the dreamcast's online probably runs better than the Switch's if it were still a thing
It still is, about 90% of Dreamcast online games have servers running.
"The Wii U will go down in history as Nintendo's most troubled home system." Actually, wold that be the Virtual Boy? thing literally crashed and burned from day one.
HOME system. The Virtual Boy is not a home console. And if you think that's not right, just take a glance at this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...
Yeah... Thing was hardly mobile.
@GodMars290 Wasn't a very mobile system, but neither has it ever been classified as a home console. That's why the Wii U is considered to be the lowest-performing Nintendo home console; before that, it was the Gamecube.
The Dreamcast probably had better online functionality that the Switch
Dreamcast was one of my go to consoles I had fun on my Dreamcast I bought one before I went PS2. Plus the Dreamcast was a head of its time as well with features.
Both amazing systems underrated definitely, both had so much potential. Dreamcast was overshadowed by PS2, which was way overhyped, now it's like comparing the Xbox one s to PS4 sure its better but both have a user base. The dreamcast should of coexisted with PS2.
The WiiU is the s**t stain on Nintendo's underwear. Comparing this pile of crap to the Dreamcast is nothing short of an insult.
Sure it is...
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