— 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.
Except they made another console...
You obviously didn't read the article. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ A quote straight from the article: "One area where both of these systems differ drastically is the effects they had on their parent companies after their poor market performance. While the Dreamcast nearly demolished SEGA, the Wii U only put a dent in Nintendo’s financial health."
This is N4G. No one read articles here
@trumpwonstopcrying: Which is why I find it woefully difficult to take this site seriously. It's sad, and the fact that some of you embrace your deliberate ignorance is just plain facepalm-inducing.
If you find it difficult to take the site seriously, then why do you keep submitting your articles to it ? Go somewhere else
@moegooner88: I submit my articles here because it's a source of traffic. I don't enjoy N4G, but I do it out of necessity. Besides, it's a choice, who are you to tell me where and where not to submit articles?
Dreamcast didn't demolish Sega; the Sega CD, Sega Saturn, and Bernie Stolar demolished Sega. There was no way Sega, as a console maker, could have survived even if the Dreamcast sold 3x as much as it did and wasn't flooded with piracy after Sega's numerous past mistakes. Bernie Stolar was given too much power for far too long in the West to ever let Sega recover in the console business and its doubtful many publishers would ever trust them again regardless of sales numbers when so many other console makers existed. There is a reason Sony fired Stolar not too long after the launch of the PS1 and I have no idea what Sega was thinking when they hired him.
The thing is Nintendo have always been a lot more powerful then Sega were. Wii U would have sold at least twice as much if they made it clear it was a different system and not just a controller. The Dreamcast came when Sega was already dead while Nintendo is nowhere close to being near Sega's position.
@AKR If you know any gaming sites where they have real discussions please tell me. I've asked numerous times and no one here knows...obviously. This site is purely for trolling fanboys or starting a flame war. As I write this the hottest article on the site is about the how Xbox 1 X should needs to be plugged into the wall directly instead of a surge protector...SMH. But I will say that everyone once in a while there is a decent article. Make your next article a sony vs ms history and you'll get plenty more hits and ignorant comments ;)
@AKR: This comes from most articles not being worth reading. Not saying all articles are, just that there are enough that are little more than uninformed paragraphs that expand their titles.
@Godmars290: I've seen bad articles submitted here, but that doesn't apply to every article, as you said. On top of that, simply reading a headline and then commenting solely on that doesn't make sense. I've seen people SO MANY TIMES try and refute points and bring up arguments against an article, and yet, there are lines within the article itself that explain the writer's viewpoint which the commenters totally missed because they didn't even read the article. As a result, most of the 'discussions' here is just petty bantering, trolling, and immature bullying. Not to mention it's mostly just one big echo-chamber for Sony fanboys in particular.
@AKR Commenting is also a choice, so who are you to tell anyone when and where to comment? Don't be a hypocrite just because you didn't get your click.
@AKR you deserve to be banned from this site. If you don't like N4G then get the f--k out away from this site.
I'm not breaking any of the rules, so you mean to tell me you want to be banned for voicing my opinion? That would be quite tyrannical on N4Gs part, not to mention plain censorship. If you got offended by my comment, that's on you bud. If you felt personally attacked, doesn't make much sense to me since I criticized the general attitude of the community members of this site, not anyone in particular. I've been visiting this place for years and it's only gotten worse. But, that's simply my views. No need to get all hot and bothered over an opinion.
@fenome: Excuse me? When did I call anyone out for commenting except for those who try and refute an article they didn't read? Get your eyes checked, bud. You tried to put me down but your point is 100% invalid. Next excuse.
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.
I'm sorry, but the Dreamcast is the single most overrated console in history. A crappy controller, useless gimmicks like the VMU, poor console design (the laser sucked), and just an overall slew of mediocre games. Sonic's always been overrated, Virtua Fighter is the red-headed step child of fighting games. The only really great games on the console (aside from multiplats) was Shenmue and the Power Stone games. The Wii U may not have been the best console, but at least it had some decent games. BOTW, Super Mario 3D (I forget the exact name), and a few others that I can't remember at the moment (I'm high on pain pills).
The vmu is the mother of the wiiu controller. The rest of your post reads like you're high on pain meds. You clearly don't know what games where on the system and don't know many multiplats were enhanced by the system.
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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