Submitted by FlipDock 1501d ago | opinion piece

Why Nintendo’s Wii U won’t last

During E3 this year Nintendo announced their new console, the Wii U. The vote was split on whether it was a good or bad idea.
I personally think Nintendo have dug themselves into an early grave. (Nintendo, Tag Invalid, Wii, Wii U)

Pikajew  +   1501d ago
This is a nice fanboy article
pangitkqb  +   1501d ago
I'm curious: How many peeps here on N4G are planning on purchasing a Wii U? How many are not?

It's been a pretty decisive split amongst gamers from what I have seen; 1/2 can't wait for Nintendo's new system, 1/2 are disappointed or not interested.
Timmer  +   1501d ago
I for one can't wait, but I do understand the criticism of many gamers towards Nintendo's approach.

Still, I'll be trying my damnedest to make this a day 1 buy, assuming the price is right.
Nugan  +   1501d ago
I'm going to wait for the price.

If it's $299/$349, I'll think seriously about it, because I'm actually pretty happy with what I've heard so far about the hardware, third party support, first party plans, etc.

However, if it's more than $349 I'll probably wait for a price drop.
iforgotmylogin  +   1501d ago
im buying it day 1.

lots of people just truly hate nintendo and everything about em so thats why it seems like no one wants a wiiu. but if its 1/2 of the ppl on n4g that want one just think about the moms and dads and kids that want one.

people forget that anyone can buy a system, i cant wait to see all the things nintendo fixed from the wii era.
maxcavsm  +   1501d ago
Not a chance out the door. Give it two years until they actually support it with some games that I can't play on my Xbox 720 or PS4 and we'll talk.
NLGSean  +   1501d ago
Day one for me
CDbiggen  +   1500d ago
Everyone's an industry expert these days. Derp.
Farsendor1  +   1501d ago
so fare developers,sony and nintendo say their next system wont be a powerhouse as expected from previous console generations.

stupid tablets and phones are ruining gaming

reason i didn't mention ms cause i don't believe they have said anything on hardware specs for their next system.
ChickeyCantor  +   1501d ago
"nintendo say their next system wont be a powerhouse as expected from previous console generations. "

Hey even Valve said they think WiiU is powerful.

I dont see how thats not a "powerhouse".
The "tablet" compliments the traditional buttons.
Don't really see this is a bad thing. You sure you aren't just mad because you can't find a real reason to hate it?
matey  +   1500d ago
this kid is right but i think your talking about Armstrong VP of sony has said the ps4 will be about the same power as ps3 give or take ram ect and a few more bells and whistles but the WiiU is already alor more powerful as the biggest devs in the industry have stated so im thinking WiiU will be same power as Xbox 720 and ps3 will lag behind this time like all the other times Valve has expressed his feeling of WiiU saying its alot more poweful than ps3/360

Nintendo fans are mainly adults yes the new ones are kids and adults but most nintendo die hards are 30 plus years old its sony fans that are young i was in game the other say and a 11 year old boy came in with his mum asking 4 GTA4 most wii gamers are mature adults that dont shout ive got the best console so Davidmccue shut your mouth how old are u im 31 years old got a wii/3ds/xbox1 getting a WiiU why its the only console u will ever need the best 3rd party games and 1st party games like Zelda HD now that demo proved nintendo are going to do amazing graphics beyond the competition on there next console wow
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Dart89  +   1501d ago
I'll wait till it's released to see if it's worth my money.

Edit:@Farsendor *so far developers,sony and nintendo say their next system wont be a powerhouse as expected from previous console generations.* Umm you do know they're probably saying this just to throw the competition off right??
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Ulf  +   1501d ago
I will get a Wii U on day 1, if it plays GameCube games, because I would be more than happy to rid myself of my Wii, and I still have about 6 GC games that I *must* play before I die (Baten Kaitos 1&2, FF:Crystal Chronicles, Tales of Symphonia, Skies of Arcadia, and a couple others)

If not, I will get one when there are several exclusives for it that I cannot go without. Say, 1 new Mario, 1 new Zelda, and 1 new Paper Mario... and another side-scrolling Mario Bros doesn't count.
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FlipDock  +   1501d ago
Unfortunately Nintendo confirmed there will be no GC support
iforgotmylogin  +   1501d ago
sad sad day, i wish it would. that just means ill get to crack out the cube from time to time
iforgotmylogin  +   1501d ago
ill help you there,
baten kaitos is a must play

you can skip crystal chronicles

tales of symphonia is a must play
same with skies of Arcadia

2 of the best rpgs on the system right there.
wasted over 90 hours i think beating them both
Lyle91  +   1501d ago
I got near the end of Skies of Arcadia and then my memory card was stolen.
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matey  +   1500d ago
it doesnt support gamecube and u knew that u fool its only backward with wii so ur not buying 1 what a shame im getting Ghost recon online day 1 and Darksiders 2 as well as Ninja gaiden 3 oh i cant forget Mario kart if its out wow
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maxcavsm  +   1501d ago
Oh, you mean the $600 Mario, Zelda, Metroid machine won't hit it with the nursing homes and soccer moms? Shocking.
Joegrine20  +   1501d ago
You're really sad -______-
Jijoro  +   1501d ago
I'm getting a Wii U along with Xbox 720 I'm all Nintendo and Microsoft baby
Shok  +   1501d ago
Don't say that on N4G! Lol.
iforgotmylogin  +   1501d ago
its a two system world now hahaha

i mean nintendo has an exclusive lineup

the hd twins or future 60fps hd twins prolly will have the same line up again with 5 exclusives each.
jacksonmichael  +   1501d ago
I really think it'll be called Xbox 1080. 720 would make people think the resolution is the same as the 360.=P
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AWBrawler  +   1501d ago
Why don't we just call it NexBox until they announce the name? sounds so much cooler than 720
davidmccue  +   1501d ago
Dont really like article's slagging of the WiiU before it has even been released. Nintendo's fan's are mainly kids and parents and it would make sense for them to continue the tradition of targeting this fan base.I agree that 'Hard Core' gamers wont be turned on by the WiiU, but that is not what Nintendo are targeting. Nintendo create's new ways of playing games and this shows in the WiiU, who cares about the graphical capabilities as long as the gameplay is there this will decide if the WiiU will be a success or a fail. Comparing Nintendo to the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3 is like comparing chalk to cheese.
Lyle91  +   1501d ago
The real Nintendo fans are any gamer older than 25 that played it all the time while growing up.
death2smoochie  +   1501d ago
"Why Nintendo’s Wii U won’t last"

And we heard this EXACT same type of ranting all over the Web when the Wii was announced...
How did that work out?
Ulf  +   1501d ago
I find your comment humorous, because actually... it didn't last? Nintendo released the Wii a year after the 360, and it looks like the Wii U will be a year *before* the next XBox.
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Shok  +   1501d ago
The Wii lasted 5 years, dude. It lasted. 5 years has always been the life cycle for Nintendo consoles.
death2smoochie  +   1501d ago
Did Nintendo stop making the Wii?

Are games still being made for the Wii?

Is Nintendo still supporting the Wii?

Did Nintendo release information that production and support for the Wii would stop?

Did Nintendo tell the gaming world once the
wii-u was released that the wii would be no more with no further support?

Until that happens, then what I posted above is correct.
Moreover, expect sales for the Wii to skyrocket when it hits the $99 price point.
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NLGSean  +   1501d ago
Last time I checked the Wii sold more systems last week (182,000) worldwide... more than the PS3 (127,000) and Xbox 360 (117,000)... And this was a system that everybody said would fail before it came out.
Venox2008  +   1501d ago
Oh great, one more guy with supernatural powers who sees a future :)
pcz  +   1501d ago
gay artical
aimed at idiots
maxcavsm  +   1501d ago
Oh, you mean the $600 Mario, Zelda, Metroid machine won't hit it with the nursing homes and soccer moms? Shocking.
jacksonmichael  +   1501d ago
Same exact comment twice on one thread. If you're bored, go watch Metalocalypse, sir.
ChickeyCantor  +   1501d ago
"To the casual gamer the Wii name and branding does hold significant interest, however the casual gamer audience that bought the Wii in droves aren’t the sort of people who look for a new game console to buy"

I never get this...
Who ever made this sh/t up?
I mean look at apple products, look at phones, whatever.
"casuals" AKA mainstream people buy stuff when its promoted well enough.
scotchmouth  +   1501d ago
I think the biggest obstacle for Nintendo is timing. I don't know the exact specs but it sounds like this system is intended to compete with the existing systems. This creates a potential problem.

Systems can take a bit of time from day 1 as they build up their library. By the time Nintendo begins to get rolling I am thinking we will be hearing about the next Xbox/PS. The problem will be that while WiiU is geared towards our current systems it will seem (potentially) outdated or old hat as we hear about the newer generation specs.

Heck Microsoft/Sony could "leak" specs on the new system as the N release date approaches to take the wind out of N's sales.

I am very curious to see how this will play out.
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Droid Control  +   1500d ago
Well the Wii U is built for now using 6 year old tech. Nintendo will probably replace the Wii U halfway through the 720/PS4's lifespan.

That means Nintendo are selling 1 and a half consoles each gen...
Achtung  +   1500d ago
You do know that sony will not invest heavily on the ps4 right?

carajito  +   1500d ago
Wait .. Isn't this the case for everything Nintendo does?
Admit it, Some people love to hate on Nintendo. Namely thoses who think they are in the know (journalists, self proclaimed hardcore gamers etc), and no matter what they do they will hate it. If the Wii u is a success it will be a fad, even if it lasts 10 years, but they will never admit it.
This is is a no win with those kind of people. Just let them be and we will enjoy good gaming in whatever platform it happens to be in.

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