The Wii U may be able to handle current-gen ports, but will anyone actually care?
I agree. Even with people who buy more than one console I can't see many choosing the Wii U version of Call of Duty or Tekken when both have established player bases elsewhere.
Surely that depends on the originality (through the pad or whatever) the Wii U can offer said franchises. Let's not forget, it might also end up looking and running better on the Wii U.
Personally when it comes to the 3rd party games i'll still be purchasing them on either the PS3 or 360 even if the game(s) look, and run slightly better on the wii. I say this because majority of my friends have either a PS3 or 360, and very few will bother picking up a Nintendo console especially if the game(s) have a multiplayer online component. I'll pick the new wii about a year after it releases since we all know how long it takes them to release their own exclusives. I'm really only a Mario, and Zelda fan when it comes to Nintendo's franchises the others don't interest me as much.
PS360 FTW....WII/WII2 Sucks (-_-)
If course it does, this is N4G.
Lets not forget all the trophies and achievements so many players have invested in. Anyone that likes their trophies/gamerscore is not going to buy multiplatform games on the wii U.
well i don't know about you but trophies and achievements are not why i play games..I might buy a few multiplaform games on the Wii U and i'm sure nintendo will have something like that maybe "Stamps" like on wii sports but even tho they don't have a trophies system they always have had them in the games them selfs.
I know some people don't care, but quite a few do care about those virtual rewards and imo nindento has effectly lost all those pontential sales.
The Wii proves how much Nintendo software can dominate the gaming market. Weather third party titles will sell on the console or not, is completely up to the developers(and how innovative they can be with the Wii U controller).
I think these controllers are getting way too big and bulky, whatever happened to the good old grey original nintendo controller? Add a few more buttons along the side and its good to go.
I don't know and I can't speak for everyone, like these types of articles try to do. But what I do know is, me personally, I intend to get one. Any new franchise that comes out, I'll pick it up for the Wii U and also pick up any games I've missed that might actually be ported over onto the Wii U, especially if they have a significantly cheap price tag or some great deal of a package.
Can we atleast save the gloom and doom articles until post launch
Nice Article. The achievments and dlc arguements are very good points. And it will hurt Wii U sales, in the beginning. I think that Nintendo knows what theyre doing. The Wii U will not have a universal network. Leaving the online gaming mainly up to developers might mean special online content for Wii U users.
why wouldnt they care along with hd ...wiiu also provides gaming options that no other systems have unless it is copied
Dreamcast says hi
innovation again by nintendo both with the control and the online funcionality of the wiiU with the open network. lookin good for nintendo i dont understand half of these bullshit writeups dooming all parts of the wiiUwhen realy they are innovative and goin the right direction , a total U turn from what the original wii was
The funny thing with this site is they paint nintendo in a bad light when its down to ninty why the ps3/360 sales picked up in 2009 ninty got the industry buzzing which helped ps3/360 bigtime. Now 3rd party ports as far as Virgil games are concerned will look graphically equal to top spec PC page 47 paragraph 8 they explain in 2 weeks they had top spec pc graphics and also say it doesnt just show the graphic aspirations but say its infused with the spirit of miyamoto So as far as ports go they will be far superior and Virgil also have 2 more launch games as the port only took 5 weeks to finish.
exclusives are whats important
Most of those games will be months old by the time it comes out for the Wii U. People just won't care
wii-u in general is going to struggle, to little, to late, to expensive (controller) too uncomfortable (no one needs to actually hold it to see its uncomfortable) the wii-u is fail all over. shuda just kept the wii-motes or classic controllers. besides the only people who need this to play the current gen games are the nintendo only owners
you have no idea what your talking about (BUT i suspect you know that) Everyone whose tried the controller has said its the most comfortable controller theyve ever held And people who want exclusive games need this. Like any system 3rd party exclusives are still vitaly important. And every system has them
you don't know any thing about the Wii U then..wii U will be a next gen console,the controler is gonna be just fine,they are going to use wii motes and i'm sure alot of people would jump ship to nintendo if they brought back the hardcore like there doing Nintendo won't fail because you hate it.
Because people already owns PS3/360s and PCs which play all 3rd party games already, in a way they are a little late to the game
If you read the first comment in the article, who was it that stupidly said: "It doesn't sound like that experience will be 'the best looking games' as I don't believe it was announced to have HDMI, but Nintendo hasn't been going after that market anyway."? This is a FULL HD system - of course it has HDMI, and there are even photographs taken at E3 that show the HDMI port.
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