CVG: It's a good day to be a Nintendo gamer today, with both Zelda Skyward Sword and Mario 3D Land hitting store shelves. But what of the future of Nintendo gaming, namely next year's release of the Wii U?
Means its going to sell another 100 million...
I'm all for competition and up until the PS1 I was a big Nintendo fan. I passed on the Wii though there are some games I'd love to play on it e.g. Mario and Zelda for instance. I hope Nintendo can go back to what made them great again.
on a console. Each gen i may start off with one i want most but towards the middle to the end I have them all. It just makes more sense (to me) to have the flexibility to play anything and everything no matter the system. My wife hates it but the kids love it and it means more to go around. I'll get the wii-u not because its new or nintendo. But because I want to.
@ darth Id rather just pick my fav console and the keep upgrading my pc then to buy every console out there. Especially with so many AAA multiplatform games out nowadays, let alone the exclusives.
I'm sorry but Reggie is such a c*ck. Zelda does well and he stands on his pedestal, declaring that the world pales in comparison (whilst being relatively quiet for a good few months as Nintendo had nothing really to show after poor handheld sales and a diminishing view from 'core gamers'). Am I the only one irritated by his smug face and attitude? Maybe I just don't like him. He is the kind of guy that, if you sat him down and told him to play Quake 3, his head would explode. /crazy rant over
i think its going to fail, for multiple reasons, lets see, 5 years too late this gen. when ps4 and 720 come out it will be obsolete. people who are smart see that nintendo is always the last to jump into a generation and first to jump out meaning that they are always behind and killing off their previous console quickly. the system will have barley any games that are made well since devs now are having a hard time with the controller, the wii-u will have tons of games thatt we can get on our ps3/360 already. i dont see the point of it honestly
You are annoyed by a dude who does his job. His job being an PR guy? You make little sense my friend xD " lets see, 5 years too late this gen. " I'm pretty sure they are the ones starting next-gen.
perhaps im gonna wait a few years first, something i didn't do with the wii which i regretted and i believe I'm not the only one who feels the same, a bit skeptical about the next nintendo console
But that is why it will fail... Are you gonna get an iPad or are you gonna get the WiiU? I am no fan of Apple, but given the choice of the WiiU and an iPad... iPad every time.
Uh since a Wii U is like half the price I'd probably get that instead.
500 dollars for an ipad, or around 300 for a wii u and a kindle fire... its all about perspective... Zelda and Mario will always get me back to nintendo, cant wait for skyward sword (my copy will arrive later this year) but im having a blast playing ps3 games in the meanwhile!
iPad and WiiU Both serve for different purposes. What is wrong with you people?
The iPad is an absolute piece of overpriced shite, just like 90% of Apple's other products. Also, like Sidar said, these are two different computers which serve different purposes. Just because it has a tablet-like interface (which has been around for YEARS (Yes, that's right Apple fanboys)) it does not mean their intentions are the same, nor the technologies.
@sidar How is it you only have 3 bubbles?? lol The world has gone crazy !
Not sure I agree. I have about ZERO interest in this hardware at this moment, and that would be a first for a Nintendo platform. E3 just felt like the wrong time, too early, and a focus on the implementation, not the hardware. Not to mention the whole "Only Player 1 will have a Wii U "pad"" deal...seems like it would leave a lot in the "party" feeling, left out. I'll give it some time, but as it stands there's no interest in my neck of the woods. Way to go on hyping Reggie, you have to keep the passion there...someone does.
Wii was the first Nin console I didn't want. WiiU is a little unknown at this point, but the controller just looks big and stupid. I will reserve any judgement beyond that, but Wii with better graphics isn't going to sell me back to Nintendo. It will be good for them to have more 3rd party support with ports of current gen graphic games on their system. I am not interested in hardware that will do the same thing my current hardware does. I need a real technical advancement to plop more money down on a gaming system.
The controller is interesting. I think it could allow for new gameplay, combining DS style and console game play. Other than that, I don't know if it can be as successful as the DS. We will have to wait until Microsoft and Sony reveal their next gen console to have and idea which console has the best potential (for games and/or sales (for people interested in sales).
Nintendo consoles to their benefit always felt, NEW when they come out with a next gen Machine. unfortunately the WiiU is riding on the back on the previous machine, It just doesn't feel brand new enough to me, and I think it could be a mistake. from the name, to even on the superficial level like appearance, it's giving a unfavorable message.
I see history will repeat itself, judging by the comments sans ye of little faith, lol. Seriously, people made the same doubtful comments of Wii and I personally wouldn't call that console a failure...
No, the market wouldn't...but I'm still relatively disappointed in the Wii and I had that same attitude about it that you outlined above. Sure it had its Mario's, Zelda, Smash, Zack & Wiki...but the great experiences weren't consistent enough, and the forced motion control really doesn't do it for me. That's why I fear Skyward. As a HUGE Zelda fan, I just can't relax and get lost in the experience when I have to put so much physical attention into the experience... ...why can't I have the option to be lazy? So yeah, no doubt the Wii U will sell like gangbusters, but a success on the market is only a success there, it doesn't take into account the disappointment at home, or for the consumer.
Can it sell over 100 million, that is the question. with the rise in mobile gaming, it seems that it will be hard, achievable but very hard
I want too know how much it cost first.
Wii U is basically a handheld console that you have to be at home to play. They talked about it solving the problem of sharing a TV. I have a better solution, save your $300 and buy a second TV. Nintendo had the chance with the millions of Wii's sold to make a mark on the industry and impress gamers but they couldn't muster up a good lineup of games. It didn't help that their system was outdated before it ever hit store shelves. Wii U is just a bad concept. They should have built upon their motion controls and continued to make games for the casual gamers. This is a console with no target market.
i disagree with all the haters cause first off its nintendo so every little kid will get one 2 nintendo has its adult fan base that will get it no matter what and 3 its new and people love to jump on new things and to j-r you must not be a real gamer or you are a sony or ms fan if you think they didn't have a good selection of games on the wii cause cause even if i dont like sony i cant deny they had a great selection of games this gen so i wont even start naming great wii games trust me once the masses see the wii u they will go nuts cause the idea is new to them they never seen a controller like that and can you haters stop saying the same line (when ps4 comes out or the 720 no one will care)that's the the funnest comment in the world just look at the wii graphics wont matter next gen ideas and creativity will
JUST REMEMBER WE DONT KNOW HOW POWERFUL IT'S GOING TO BE... THAT ZELDA TRAILER WAS AWESOME.
Walks into white room. Sees two doors. Door on left marked "Wii U", door on right marked "PlayStation 4". "Wii U" door is slightly open. Can see next-gen Link and not much else. "PlayStation 4" door is completely shut. Can hear next-gen Kratos fighting army. Sits and waits for right door to open.
Agreed! Sad, considering Zelda is the reason I play Video Games.
I just buy both. Like I do every Gen. Seems logical. Unless it is too pricey for some to own two. I get a good mix having two systems, but Nintendo has never failed in giving me what I want !
I have them as well, but owning them all also presents the problem that you're more likely than a single-console-household, to draw comparisons when one platform isn't delivering over another.
I dont seem to have a problem with any of my consoles? Like I said I get a good mix of both See that's why it is called "opinion" and not "facts" because what you may not like I probably do (and vice versa)
AMD/IBM have stated there very best tech is going in WiiU Think a custom Radeon HD based on 6000/7000 if it was based on 4000 it would be finished plus AMD stated its using there most current/cutting edge tech that isnt the rumoured IGN 4000 series not a chance. Power7 Multi-core cpu with at least 4 cores at 3.6ghz easy and its got the same tech as Watson their super computer with tons of new EDRAM.
Nintendo should just compete with Sony and MS on the same level, meaning a normal controller, similar storage format and comparable power. Nintendo's first party is what differentiates it, combine that with multiplats that look and play reletively the same as on PS4 and 720 and a quality online hub would make Nintendo number one for both casuals an hardcore. But every gen since N64 they do something to throw 3rd party support away (power, storage medium, controller, etc). which means they throw away core gamer support.
I find it strange that he uses the DS as an example instead of the 3DS. As for me I need to see more of the WiiU. Because at the moment I don't really agree with the controller design. XperiaRay
I'm disagreeing not because of what it can do but because of the price. Wii launched at £180 and the DS at £99. The Wii-u will be at least £250 if not £300 and then you have to think of another controllerand that doesn't look cheap. If Nintendo wants to draw in the casuals again for the Wii-U they need to attract them with the attractive pricing that the DS and Wii have.
I will wait till E3 to see what the Big 3 are up to. For all we know a Xbox 720 and PS4 could both be slated for Fall of 2012 as well.
... we need real time wiiu gameplay, not all this small talk
As someone who has ever console and handheld from this gen all I'm saying is PS4 and Vita will definitely be bought, 720 is hinging on Microsoft moving towards serious game development instead of the casual market with first parties and 3DS and Wii-U are not being purchased at all and it will take something really impressive to get me to take a punt on either because fool me once etc
Well while us open minded gamers are all playing next gen games on the Wii-U next year, you jaded fanboys will be in line waiting for your buggy, over heating next-box system to come out! Which is probably a ways off anyway... Because unlike some of you on here many of us have jobs and can afford to get more than one console instead of sitting on the blogs trolling because people actually like the Wii U... Hint, as another poster said before, this sounds just like the arguments people were having before the Wii launched and how bad did Microsoft and Sony both knock motion controls before adapting them for their respective systems!
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