The community gives their impressions on Nintendo's new console.
Yeah, not excited at all for it.
It all comes down to the price to be honest
... I guess I'll have lots of time to work through my backlog of games...
they Fucked it up when they only showed the controller for the whole conference and after that rigge says in GT interview (after the conference) and said " its only a box " WTF Nintendo could have easily won the Whole thing but no they confused everyone i though it was a wii controller lol
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It's not just about price. Nintendo knows they have the casual market, so now they are aiming for the core gamers, where the PS3 and 360 dominate. But even with massive 3rd party support and even if the games look slightly better and run smoother, I don't see gamers jumping ship from Sony/Microsoft to a system with a few obvious shortcomings: no HDD, proprietary optical discs, an online infrastructure that is years behind the competition. And that's considering that the WiiU (sigh) won't be much more expensive than the 360/PS3.
i can't be excited or disappointed in it because THEY DIDN'T REVEAL THE CONSOLE they showed its controller yes but they actually didn't show the console itself or what it can or will do they were just focusing on the new control
They DID show the console... It was sitting next to the TV the whole time the promo video was playing... It looks like a rounded Wii system.. Pictures are also online.
no they didn't reveal the console they didn't show what it could do all the 3rd party footage was from 360 footage and they just had it hidden in the back so they didn't actually reveal it they didn't actually reveal anything but the controller
I honestly thought that the controller was just an add on to the Wii, strange that they hardly showed the new console or even talked about it.
Maybe the console really is just a beefed up Wii and once again their focus is on the controller.
Reggie said that the console is 'just a box'. The whole focus seems to be on the controller.
WiiU ranks as one of the worst names I think I've ever seen on a console
PiiU. That console smells of something rank
Vida would be the worst
etowntwo anything sony would be the worst for you....You'd hate the name 'sun' if you thought sony had anything to do with its inception Off topic Still a great pic though. not a perfect a55 but good enough for a lamb shank On topic Sony or Nintendo for the top. Not sure how many games Nintendo actually showed but they were raining exclusives. I wish sony showed more...I wish MS showed some. Its down to which games appeal to each of us. On the hardware front it seems most are underwhelmed with what wii U showed. It really does seem like a console that has just caught up to where the 360 and ps3 are. The vita was so so solid. In retrospect it was probably one of this e3s saving graces
What is Vida?
My first reaction tbh was utter confusion. They presented it in an odd way and didn't even mention the console itself. Now, as more details roll in, it's like Nintendo's attempt at playing catch-up. Plus a funky controller.
gonna buy only if price is around 100$ , won't give more for this
you do realize thats just the controller. There is a console
"THANK YOU!" don't know how many times they said CONTROLLER.
You might be able to buy the controller for $100...
No thank you. However, I will get it for my baby nephew.
If it costs more than 100, it may be a bit too expensive of a toy for the young ones
Pretty upset they never SHOWED any game demos, I mean come on!
This is 2 years out dude. Wait till next E3 They announced smash bros and showed shots of a new mario title Thats all thats needed this far out. Your all expecting the world here;.
But thats whats odd about it. There talking about releasing Arkham City and Assassin's Creed..but won't the PS3/360 counterparts of these games be available a FULL year before the Wii U versions? By the time Wii U comes out..these games will be a year old.
@VampiricDragon So, game companies create games for a system years before the system is even out... They came unprepared and shot themselves in the foot.
This was kinda lame. They didn't actually announce smash bros. as such just that they will probably make it after kid icarus. I mean what sort of announcement is that? Just imagine Kojima saying "after I finish work on the hd collection I might do mgs5 if I can be bothered". What's the point? And John Riccotello was humourous. Despite what people think he never actually announced ANYTHING for WiiU. "imagine what this controller could do for bf3" does not mean bf3 was announced. He whole speech seemed rather vague and hollow. Nintendo had the chance to start the next gen with a bang here but instead it just seemed like they were just catching up to the current gen.
It's almost like they didn't have anything relevant to show for the Wii so they decided to show WiiU too early. They should have waited for TGS or next E3 to show their new console (yes console not controller) with more detail.
From what I've seen so far (and its not been clear), and if this was a pitch on Dragon's Den...I'd have to say "sorry, I'm out". Still, we shall see at the TGS or next year's E3 if it has potential.
The name, Wii U, I'm simply not a fan. What happened to Beem or Stream? Sigh. Nintendo, I am disappoint.
what community? N4G who doesnt see the complete show, you know, the part where the developers were happy, or the gamers community who went to the e3 and tried the Wiiu?
It should have been "The Sony Community speaks"
Maybe if you remove your Nintendo fanboyism glasses you'd see that their conference was really nothing special,neither was Microsoft nor Sony,but Nintendo should have taken the cake easily by revealing their new "CONSOLE",I'll say it again for you "CONSOLE" not "CONTROLLER" and show some freaking GAMES GAMES GAMES GAMES ! <--- repeated it 4 times so that you see it beyond you fanboy glasses ! Bottom line is,Nintendo showcase sucked,they didn't give anything interesting about their new console other than it's "controller". You people have to really drop it with your fanboyish comments about N4G and Sony,if you don't like the place,LEAVE!
well, if you consider "interesting" than a console can do billions and billions of polygons, I'll only tell you: that's nothing new. But, if you dont find interesting a REALLY NEW controller, then you should buy a PC. It has billions and billions of polygons, almost every USB controller you would want, emulators so you can play almost every console game, and a perfect online. Happy now?
Nintendo = BORING
The games will show up, it wasn't that long ago when the rumors of the new console surfaced. I expect that the console might be in beta or alpha stage. Or whatever the proper technical word for it might be. Anyways I'm not disappointed nor Blown away i think its a good e3 for nintendo and sony. MS blew the dick. More Halo YYYAAAAAAAYYY.....
I'm going to wait to see actual games in action. The footage shown was 360 and PS3 for third party games so i'm going to hold my judgment off till then.
Kind of makes me regret giving away my Wii and games. Funny thing is that I thought it was only a controller being sold as an add on to the Wii and felt so disappointed that I didn't even watch the rest of the conference. But now that I know that the WiiU is actually a next gen consoles, now I just need to see the specs.... Cause if its only as good or a little better then my 360, then ill pass. But so far .... Seems very interesting and cool. I'm definitely siked up. Good job Nintendo.
Exactly,they could have gotten away with all of E3 glory,but they gave a very bad and underwhelming introduction for a new console !
either way, the controller, which is the heart of a console, looked uncomfortable to play normal games with.
It wont upscale wii titles WTF seriously.
Gaming Community? Don't you mean the n4g sheep on here that dislikes anything not Sony-related?
lol exactly i didnt realize n4g is infested with sony fanboys till today
Thankfully these morons do not represent the real gaming community.
Why does it have to be one or the other? Why cant I just dislike something because I do. The wiiu is just yet another platform for them to milk their super mario bros over and over and hooray it has multplats which i can play on my PS3/360 already. By the time this comes out the next gen will start for sony and MS and once again this will be the last gen tech. This controller as fancy as it is, is just a gimmick to cover the fact that all they are providing is a wii hd. Ironic we are called sheep when nintendo has released more than 200 mario games and you nintendo fanboys still lap it up like its the best thing ever. SPOILERS: The next zelda game is going to be about an elven boy from a village who discovers a gimmick and then uses it to beat a bunch of temples, each dedicated to a different element. Once he collects all the pieces from each temple it will create an artifact by which he can face gannon and save the princess.
As opposed to what? Nintendo fan boys or "xbots"? I'm automatically considered a "Sony fanboy", simply because I feel Nintendo made a sh!tty console? By that logic, you are obviously Nintendo's b!tch.
by the time this comes out the other console will have surpassed it completley.
Vita & Wii U lmaooo horrible names epic fail all around
It is all going to come down to price BUT this time Nintendo isn't really focusing a lot of the casuals imo, they might find themselves distancing both crowds.
Honestly, its just a tablet for the wii. Nintendo's really jumping on the ipad/tablet wagon and im sure there gonna make some good money off it. wouldnt be surprised to see sony or MS do something like that later, just like move/kinect idea after wii establishing motion sensor gaming.
Sony will be able to do something like this with the Vita and PS3. They already have the plan to play the same game on both the Vita and PS3 so integrating them together is not a stretch at all. Since the WiiU will be coming out after the Vita I guess Nintendo could end up copying Sony in this regard.
After I got done laughing I pretty much slid into the "F*** WiiU" camp. There's a lot of issues I'm finding confusing, and yet I just don't care about them enough to concern myself with them. Know I'm really not liking the idea of having/being able to use the Wiimote with it. That's just too many controllers.
just seems like a tablet add-on for the wii. The games dont look any better than the first party games that could be found on the wii today. The controller seems too gimmicky and it looks very expensive. The new consol was highly unnecessary. They could have just announced the controller and make it work with the wii. Even though I was disappointed by WiiU, I have to admit that Nintendo probably had the best conference this year./ Edit: I just finished streaming Nintendo's conference. It was probably the worst of the three.
worst E3 I have ever seen.....and I mean all of them MS, sony and Nintendo. Sony edged them, but they were all average at best.
Ps3 and vita can do all this WiiU thing can and the vita is a console on it's own that you can play away from the console. Such a bad name and just really disappointing all around Sony won E3 this year.
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