The Wii U Probably is the Modern-Day Dreamcast

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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.

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trumpwonstopcrying28d ago

Except they made another console...

AKR28d ago (Edited 28d ago )

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."

trumpwonstopcrying28d ago

This is N4G. No one read articles here

AKR28d ago


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.

moegooner8828d ago

If you find it difficult to take the site seriously, then why do you keep submitting your articles to it ? Go somewhere else

AKR28d ago


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?

Servbot4127d ago (Edited 27d ago )

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.

tehpees327d ago

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.

trumpwonstopcrying27d ago


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 ;)

Godmars29027d ago

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.

AKR27d ago


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.

fenome27d ago


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.

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kaylynnhammond27d ago

@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.

AKR27d ago

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.

AKR27d ago


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.

EddieNX 28d ago

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!

AKR28d ago

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.

EddieNX 28d ago

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.

PhoenixUp28d ago (Edited 28d ago )

The Dreamcast actually pushed gaming hardware forward and was very influential, unlike the Wii U

masterfox28d ago

lol yeah right, to put it short it goes something like this:
* Wii U games = garbage
* Dreamcast games = awesome

SegaGamer28d ago

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.

higgins7827d ago

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?

Cobra95127d ago

I'm surprised by how well it runs Breath of the Wild. That's a demanding open-world game.

higgins7827d ago

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.

kaylynnhammond27d ago

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).

InTheLab27d ago

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.

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