Will the Wii U stack up against THIS generation's consoles?
All of this Wii U news that's been trickling out isn't doing a good job in persuading me to make an early purchase.
What are you talking about? This isn't news at all. This is a reposting of the same quote from an "anonymous source" suggesting a claim (contradictory to the words of bigger and actually named developers) about the Wii U's power. It's the same quote from April 2nd. A day after April Fools. The fact that you believe this at face value really shows how easily persuaded you are.
I am aware this isn't news strait from Nintendo. Settle down. Seriously, why are all of the commenters on N4G so confrontational? It goes from my simple statement about recent Wii U news, and that allows you to somehow derive characteristics about me as a person? Jeeeez. Try this next time: "Well, yeah, reports recently haven't been positive, but they're just reports/rumors. Might serve you well to keep that in mind."
My apologies. Forgive my rise. It's frustrating to see people acting as if this rumor is suddenly a fact when there are so many actual facts suggesting otherwise. Real and big name devs have said it's a good and in most cases "powerful" console. EA, THQ, Gearbox and even Epic. It's frustrating to see people accept the word of an anonymous source the day after April Fools. To be honest I find it ridiculous.
I'll wait for the ps4. I haven't the time for shoddy tech sitting on my entertainment centre not being able to play games with higher quality than I'm useto on hd consoles now. The system can't even play dvds or blue rays . Wii u is rubbish imo. To each their own, the fans will like it and I'm a fan of cutting edge technology.
Man I wish these Sites would quit posting this crap as fact when it clearly is not..
This is not a surprise. Nintendo's reluctance to give their consoles proper next generation enhancements is one of the primary reasons why Dark Sniper will not be purchasing a Wii-U console. Nintendo is employing the same market strategy and trickery that they used with the original Wii. Release an intriguing controller packaged with outdated, last gen technology. Nintendo caught lightning in a bottle by releasing the Wii right before High Definition became an affordable standard in the living room. Truthfully, it is discouraging to see Nintendo attempt these same tactics again. Longevity has never been Nintendo's strong point, but Dark Sniper finds it odd that even PlayStation 2 has outlasted the Wii in terms of product life cycles. The year is 2012. Next generation is almost here. If consumer reports are true, then there is no way that Nintendo can say they have kicked off next gen with a console that is graphically inferior to both PS3 and Xbox 360. With minimal effort, your PlayStation®3 can perform all of the Wii-U's functions by attaching the PlayStation® Vita to your console. Giving you the "next gen" experience that many are expecting from Nintendo. Sorry Nintendo, there is only room for one dominant console manufacturer from the east. Stating the obvious, real next gen will start with PlayStation®4. Dark Sniper will not spend his hard earned money on a console that is only trying to compete in today's market and not tomorrow's future. As the cliche says, good things come to those who wait. Rated N for Never. $niper
PlayStation 4 Life.
What exactly is it that fanboys get out of life apart from being the butt of all the grown-ups jokes. ...plus, I dont trust or listen to anyone that talks about themselves in third person....DarkSniper....ermmm, 1nsomniac has spoken!
Very funny! Bubble+1. @rich It could be the experience they may get with the controller,personally I thought all the tech demos did not make sense for a home console but a handheld. @mon the n64 came out 2 years after ps1 and ps2 ,GC were comparable to one another because people like to say resi 4 shows it but resident evil out break looks just as good and path of neo also did bump mapping which people said was impossible on ps2.
If this is true then I cant see WiiU being a success why would people pay more money for a console thats isnt as powerful as both consoles that have been out for over 6 years especially when Nextbox and PS4 are going to be revealed next year. I have been saving up for the WiiU since it has been announced but if Im unimpressed by the E3 2012 footage then I will buy a PS4 or 720 next year.
Nintendo seems to think that innovation ie the controller will again win out and garner Wii like sales, I could be wrong of course but I really don't think lightning will strike twice.. The WiiU controller simply doesn't seem like something that will be attractive enough to the casuals.
PS2 more powerful than a PC that can run BF3 on max. See I can make up lies to. People are so f*cken stupid. One time Nintendo makes a weak console and all of a sudden every console they make is not powerful. Fun fact N64 more powerful than PS1 and NGC more powerful than PS2.
fun fact, ps3 more powerful than the wii........yeeeah...see what i did there? Nintendo's console is gonna be underpowered no matter what, whether its stronger than ps3 at launch or weaker than ps4, the fact is the whole 5 year life cycles are proving lame. GC was 5 years around till it died, Wii 5 years till its dying, next up is wii u. it makes sense they can't make a stronger system as early as sony or ms. ms and sony are software manufactuarers aswell as hardware. They make computers, electronics etc. they have tons of money on the brand name alone whether or not their gaming side has that much money. the fact that wii u launches with a Port of a ps360 game is proof they aren't much stronger than the ps3 or 360. i say its on par or maaaaybe a little more powerful
Fun Fact Ps3 is the only Sony console That was more powerful than a Nintendo console and the Wii was the only weakest console Nintendo ever had
So the U on Wii U means UNDERPOWERED. Makes sense.
How did this get approved? It's essentially an article restating what Gameindustry.biz posted 2 days ago. There isn't even really an opinion here...
Given the wiis crappy tech and Nintendos philosophy as of late this isnt surprising ppl have been predicting this for months already!!!! Believe what you want but the wii weak compared to ps3 and xbox by a large margin yet came after. Ds and 3ds weak compared to vita. Do we really need more history here?
It's so exhausting being a Nintendo fan. They simultaneously make some of the best games and worst business decisions of any company I know.
yeeeaaaah. after a while, zelda, metroid and mario isnt enough anymore. would be nice to see a Real HD link....not that tech demo crap they showed for the wii-u. that wasnt impressive at all. besides i want more games -_-
I think the Wii U will be a huge succees not because of specs or innovation. its because sony and microsoft will shoot themselves in the foot with their consoles by first of all not allowing used games and always must be constantly connected to the internet to play. I mean c'mon really no used games. im sorry but im not like most of the sheep who play nothing but 1 game all year round(cough COD cough). that strategy might work if I only played 1 game then i wouldnt care but I have Gamefly and I like selling my used games as well so this next gen for Sony and Microsoft isnt looking very good at the moment I dont want my games to be like Itunes I want to own my property. at least Nintendo isnt going down this dark road.
Sony will have thee best tech and games no matter what the scenario bet that. Ps3 and vita definitely have not dissappointed me one bit and the Sony brand has had thee best game this gen hands down which has garnered the most acclaim and awards over any other game this gen (uncharted 2 is looking at you) so imo this next gen for Sony given their history of reliable and great systems , free online play and killer games and exclusives its looking real good at the moment for next gen. My money will def be in sonys pockets!!!!! Nintendo will indeed sell like they did with the wii but wo who's advantage was that? Not consumers who got weak tech, gimmicky games and atrocious ports. Most of the ppl i know who are adults dont game on a wii and have it catching dust, if not their 12 year olds play it. Consumers dont want that same scenario with the wii u and if it is weaker then the next gen ps and xbox that will play out again.
You know what, I really don't care how many disagrees I get for this. Are you fucking stupid? This is a reposting of a rumor that came out the day after April Fools. What makes this factual? I'd also like to know what makes it so believable. THQ, Vigil, EA, Gearbox and even Epic Games have said things contrary to this anonymous source's claim. Jeez, I feel like I'm living on a foreign planet right now.
The saddest part of these rumors is that people actually believe them. The FACT is that we know nothing about the Wii U's specs. It's all just speculations and rumors. How about we wait for Nintendo to actually say something about it before we all pass judgement?
Smartest comment in this thread, bravo
Well, that's still a big step up from the Wii which has last gen graphics, congrats Ninty, hahaha! The PS4 will be all I need next gen.
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