This Is Wii U.com discusses why they feel it wouldn't make too much difference if the PS4/720 was more powerful than the Wii U.
cause simply, the Wii U is in a league of its own. It has Mario, Donkey Kong and Zelda and exclusives that playstation and xbox fans can only dream of. I bought the Wii because of Mario and I'm ready to repeat it with Wii U and I can already see it happening. Getting the 3DS because of Snake Eater :P
Needs Gears though!
Everything needs Gears. Even the Gameboy Colour needs Gears.
I have never wanted to play Mario, Donkey Kong and Zelda after n64 :)
You're missing out on some great titles then! Super Mario Galaxy 2 is one of the best games ever.
YOU ARE LYING
Lol, we all know youre lying. Stop trying to hide it just because of your fanboyism, its pretty pathetic. Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Super Mario Galaxy have one of the highest if not THE highest review scores of all time. Plus there was Twilight Princess, Wind Waker, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Super Smash Bros, etc.
that is true mario galaxy 2 is one of the best. Hell its the highest rated game of the gen. It doesnt get better @disagree, facts are facts. Theres not one higher rated game.
Even though it's very high rated it's in my top 3 worst Mario games of all time (along with SMG1), now NSMB was a great Mario game but it felt like it was missing something from the old ones. EDIT: BTW I didn't disagree with you.
This gen has shown me the truly worthless nature of review scores, so saying it's the highest rated game this gen is meaningless, to me anyway.
The fact i cant play the Wii games on the Wii U in full HD glory is killing me more than everything else.
Lol I knew fanboys were simple, but hitting disagree won't drop galaxy's score or make Nintendo franchises any less good
What's wrong with you people are you that fanboy-ish or just don't have feelings (or taste) You who disagreed (or are disagreeing) have you ever played super mario galaxy 1/2?? if yes than no way you didn't like it it may look childish but it's REALLY fun (and one of the best Games) at least top 3
Look I LOVE Mario games (played SM1/2/3/World/64 more than any other games) and I hated SMG1&2, not because of any fanboyism or not having any taste. I've played them both a good amount too. I think you might have a little fanboy in you though, since you can't accept the fact people might not actually like some games. I understand A LOT of people liked it, just wasn't my cup of tea and felt like a crap Mario game to me personally. And FYI no one has disagreed with you.
Anyone who could disagree that Super Mario Galaxy 2 is one of the best games of the generation is simply not a true gamer. Indisputable fact, @disagrees I know it doesn't have killstreaks or tactical nukes in it, but you're going to have to try and look past that.
Oh yes, because millions of families with stupid kids voted it the best game of the gen, well then it must be true. Following along that stupid thought pattern means that a Big Mac is the best food on planet Earth because it sells alot.
Major wastes of money to just buy a console for one game.
There's a lot of Xbox Fanboys on here you know?
You're forgetting that in Nintendo's case, one franchise = 50+ games. -_-
nintendo has 15+ stable franchises with plenty of other exclusives that usually go just to them. Its more than 1 game
As much as I agree with you, the people that brought an xbox for gears or halo, and the people that brought a ps3 for uncharted would disagree. If I get one or not depends on the launch line up, I don't buy a console untill they have a decent amount of good games on them that I personally like. Hence why getting a 3DS is still on hold till it sorts it's stuff out, tho Zelda, Street Fighter and Dead or Alive may be enough to warrant a purchase with Starfox not to far behind.
Zelda yes but we can get the best mario games on our pc's with NES/SNES emulators and the same with donkey kong. I really don't see the WiiU repeating the success of the Wii especially if it isn't priced under $300 as the main reason the Wii sold was the casuals and the introduction of motion controls along with a lower price tag than the competition. That being said if they release a good more mature Zelda game i'd drop $700 on a WiiU as long as the game was good.
What r all u new age gamers trying to put Mario down 4 look Mario is the reason ur running around in a 3D space on a 2D display yes Mario64 1st game to introducs real-time 3D gameplay SHOW SOME RESPECT oh and Galaxy2 is a masterpiece and makes alot of HD games look poor in design it shits on any game from ps3/360 period and Nintendo did that on 729mhz cpu/243mhz gpu imagine what they could do with custom Power7/Radeon HD
What r u talking about "new age gamers", you're the one talking about N64 when I'm saying the best mario games where on NES/SNES. I've even said in this article I LOVE Mario games I just PERSONALLY think SMG2 is crap compared to most of them (and just as a game). Also don't call me a new age gamer I've been gaming since I was 3 on NES and Atari, I didn't start this gen or last or the one before. You sound like a fanboy though with your "Galaxy2 is a masterpiece and makes alot of HD games look poor in design it shits on any game from ps3/360 period"....which IMO is worse than a "new age gamer". Oh yea and Mario 64 wasnt the 1st game to introduce real time 3D gameplay, not even on consoles...it was one of the first PLATFORMING games to use 3D type gameplay. I'm pretty sure Crash Bandicoot used realtime 3D gameplay and it came out a month after. EDIT: Ok after reading your comments you seem like a die hard NiN fanboy who has done nothing but set their and act like you know the final specs to the WiiU for the past few days even though nothing has been officially confirmed so I won't be responding to anything you write.
LOL Yeah when I am playing God of War I dream of playing Mario, Donkey Kong and Zelda... Not like I did that 10+ years ago when they were relying on the same exclusives back then as well.
I deffinatly want to play a bunch of ip's that have been around for 30+ years.
Thats the thing, I like Nintendo but for a company that uses innovation as a U.S.P, they could do with some new exclusives.
They do need some new IP's they can make a series out of, but at the same time why would they stop a current franchise if it still sells? Ever think the reason they keep making them is reguardless of what people say on message boards, they keep buying the games which in turn leads to a sequel. Besides that, if they stopped making Zelda or Mario games that would be a sad day in game history, they personify Nintendo, you think of Nintendo and Mario generally is the first thing gamers think of. For a franchise to make it to 25 years and still be popular, that is an achievement, not something to frown apon. I for one am glad franchises like those still exist.
Nintendo innovates with every zelda or mario game, sorry that you dont realize that since you dont play them. Mario sunshine is completely different from Mario Galaxy. Zelda windwaker was completely different from Twilight princess. Etc, etc. Even Mario kart gets new things added like Double Dash and the kite wings for the 3ds as well as more things. Starfox was an arwing game, turned into an Adventure on GC.
Nintendo has new ips they just taking their time being localized: Pandora's tower Last story Xenoblade Disaster day of crisis
You just said exactly why I don't care about the Wii-U, or Nintendo in general. I don't dream of those exclusives because I don't want them.
Well the other consoles also have exclusive IPs that Nintendo cant have!
LOL. 3 or 4 good games, when you can play X100 better ones on ps3, or even xbox. "can only dream of" : like the wiitendoboyz can only dream of good graphics, bluray, online, and uncharted, god of war, little big planet, heavy rain, gears, mass effect, la noire, killzone, and 1000 more. by the way, sdtop approving propaganda blog like 123kinect, or that crappy thisiswiiu.com + , how can you expect interesting and unbiased opinion from them ?
I can assure I played all those games you mentioned aside from the god of war series ( hate it ) so again what was the point you were making? Unlike fanboys I actually own multiple consoles and I have friends with consoles I don't have
some people complained about the Wii U only doing 1080p but thats the highest the tv's go right now so even with more power its not going to be a big leap i dont think but might be bigger games and more polish to it
who exactly complained about that? Consoles can't do true 1080p anyway, they are stuck at 720p and scaling to 1080p.
False. There are true 1080p games on both 360 and PS3.
It matters to me but anyways im not sure if next gen ill stick to home consoles. Im tired of disapointment.
"Why It Wouldn’t Matter if the PS4/720 Is More Powerful than the Wii U" Why is there an If in that title? Nintendo are a generation late and the WiiU might not even be on par with the ps3 or 360 and you think it has a fighting chance against an actual unreleased next-gen console?
The majority of these articles that say "why this is going to work, or not, or is going to sell more," are usually catastrophic and just looking for hits(which it usually gets) because it usually never works out. The title should say, "why i think" and not "why this won't work" etc. Plus, these also create lots of unnecessary flame wars, and so instead of uniting gamers together, it ruins possible bonds between different console gamers.
Even if the Wii U is more powerful than a PS3/360, a lot of its power is going to be used just for being able to stream the game across the controller and the television, so I don't think we should expect quite the leap of graphical quality as people are saying. And to be honest, even if the PS4/720 are much more powerful than the Wii U (which they probably will be), Nintendo finally has an HD console which can produce huge AAA titles like Skyrim, Uncharted, etc. So even if they look worse on Nintendo's console, I don't think the quality gap between Wii U and PS4/720 games will be as striking as the quality gap between Wii and PS3/360 games.
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