After the dust has settled, sales have dropped and having lost a large portion of the core audience, Nintendo has some serious work to do. Can the Wii U save the day?
Naww, Nintendo has plenty of life left and will continue to impress! Trust me!
Can't imagine a gaming world without Mario or Zelda
"Will this be the best generation yet for Nintendo?" How do you define best generation. For Nintendo it will be the Wii for us it is a contender. I am personally waiting. I can't afford multiple consoles and like this generation I didn't jump on the first console. At the moment to say could it be the best possible generation for Nintendo is very premature. The fact no official specs have been released suggests they are still finalising it. I think they unveiled to early. At the moment we are hearing hardly anything to do with the Wii U. Once specs are realised then we have a better picture on what the next Nintendo gen is going to be like
My guess is that you were not around for the showing of the Wii remote. Nintendo did the exact same thing with it. They showed the controller one year then the next they showed the actual console itself. Also the bit about not hearing anything sounds a bit selective to me. A lot of devs have said its a powerful console however people semm to only be interested in Wii u power articles when they are negative.
The only way I'll get a Wii U depends on a few things the price of the console, and what the launch titles are and what they will be like. Every gamer knows if you have shitty launch titles people will stay away from the system. Personally I want Nintendo to tighten up on some of the shovelware games they get some of those titles are not even worth buying. And that to can hurt a console with shovelware games that no one likes. Nintendo won't go down without a fight and the Wii U should be a decent little system.
It's weird the WiiU is a next gen console playing current gen games.
I don't see many "current" gen games on the Ps3/360 either. Most of them look like they are stuck in 2007~2008
What's even weirder is your comment, I don't think anyone has seen any genuine WiiU games yet, so to say they play like current gen games is almost like trolling, no wait, its the very definition of the word.
How is it trolling when PS3/360 games are on the console? Ghost Recon, Batman, AvP...you mad at the truth?
So there is a version of ghost recon and Batman on it and it's suddenly a pastgen machine? The first PS3 and 360 games didn't look much impressive either. You are reaching, but by all means go and fulfill your hate spreading garbage.
So what some PS3/ 360 games were also on PS2. Guess PS3 is now a last gen console because it had some of the same games as PS2... This happens every generation as we move to new consoles. So when PS4 comes out and some of those games are on 360 or PS3 then the PS4 is suddenly not next gen? You seriously might want to think that argument over again. I don't know maybe this is your first gen but here is a protip for trolling. You only look like an idiot when your reason for hating something applies to every other console ever made
I just got a Wii. Loving the classics on VC.
"sales have dropped" Still 10 times higher than both competitors combined from start of gen to now. "having lost a large portion of the core audience" Not really. At least not in a measurable sense
Will what be Nintendo's best generation yet? Oh, holiday 2012? Who cares yet?
Though I am a Nintendo fan and do have a Wii, I think Nintendo needs to stop ignoring their core audience as they're the ones that will still be around once the causal crowd moves onto the next "big thing."
I have hope for the WiiU, but no one can really tell till we play the games.
That is all.
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Good read man like always
If the rpg out put is any clue then we have not seen the full extend of the new nintendo. Xenoblade, last story( if they continue), pandora tower producers will be shooting beyond uncharted it seems if they can pull off what they just did on the wii. They still make good 2d games also. The true hardcore bought them like 20 million of them. I would say nintendo got their hardcore audience back. Nothing sold like that on the GC. They still have the best E for everyone games also. So with the flawless hd out put they should be fine. Look at what hd did for killzone after the ps2 version, what game did naughty dog have on the ps2 that dominated the platform? I mean even kid icarus is looking good on the 3ds. I'm not sure about the shake ups but the dev teams should be fine.
I'll give it a year to establish itself before considering buying it. As far as Darksiders 2, Saints Row: The Third and other games like that, leave all that M-rated stuff on Sony's and Microsoft's consoles.
Blind fanboys galore. Nintendo has a lot to prove to the core after Wii. Their new system inheriting the Wii name doesn't inspire hope. E3 2011 was full of tech demos, E3 2012 will determine a lot when real retail games are shown and whether those announced franchises will actually hit Wii U since we all know what happened to 3DS showcase at E3 2010 - full of empty promises.
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