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Can the Wii U Compete?

Brash Games writes "With recent reports from developers placing Nintendo’s forthcoming console behind both the PS3 and 360 in terms of raw horsepower, We are starting to get a little worried about the Wii U’s prospects".

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Shok1604d ago (Edited 1604d ago )

Anyone who thinks the Wii U will actually be weaker than 6-7 year-old hardware is just silly.

The main thing that people need to understand is that is doesn't take much to out-do the hardware that's in the 360 and PS3. Both consoles used low-end processors for their day. You can buy a GPU from 2008 or even 2007 and it would severely out-class what's in the PS3 and 360.

You can buy a $70 GPU today that's 4-6x stronger, and with a company order parts in masses it would cost even less for them.

Bottom line is, at the end of the day, Nintendo can make an decently priced console that is decently powered.

LX-General-Kaos1604d ago (Edited 1604d ago )

While I do agree with what you said. Its about time for us to relax and let these speculation doom articles slide. There are going to be about 6 or 7 of these a day until E3. So theres no need to continue the debate until E3 2012. It happened with the Nintendo 3DS entertainment console, it happened with the Vita, and now it has carried over to the Nintendo Wii U entertainment console.

Im pretty sure the specs will be great enough to allow all of our Nintendo dreams to be realized. There will be many AAA Nintendo exclusives titles, and the console will exceed our expectations. The controller will likely go on to revolutionize gaming as Nintendo always does with every new generation of gaming consoles. The hardware will be amazing enough to put a smile on the faces of the millions and millions of elite Nintendo gamers worldwide. Also selling to a point to give Nintendo a profit so they wont be forced to sell at a loss like the competition has in previous generations

So with that said. Lets let all of the speculation, and doom articles come and go just as they do for every new console cycle. We will have the real debate when we are presented with proof and facts come this E3 2012. Nintendo will prove yet again that the exclusive Nintendo experience is an experience worth investing in.

well said by the way.

You seem to be a very educated Nintendo gamer, and that is respected.

Rated E For Everyone

Shok1604d ago

True, you're right. +Bub

Kos-Mos1604d ago

You`ll gain no +bubbles or agree`s from me even though you`re right until you remove your signature.

LX-General-Kaos1604d ago (Edited 1604d ago )

@Kos-Mos

From the looks of things i dont really need anything from you, you can actually use my help. And since you understand the point I am going to bubble you up anyway. I am glad that another fellow gamer sees the light. I hope that you also have an amazing time with the experiences that the Nintendo Wii U entertainment console provides for you later this year.

+bubble for helpful

Rated E For Everyone

DarkSniper1604d ago (Edited 1604d ago )

Dark Sniper will gladly admit that Nintendo are veterans and pioneers within the gaming industry. They certainly do have the experience to compete in any console cycle and any generation.

The Nintendo Wii-U surely has stiff competition with the future consoles pending release. Dark Sniper fully expects next generation to launch with a clear frontrunner for home console supremacy. 2012 will decide the fate of the Wii-U. E3 2012 will reveal the truth of many rumors.

Dark Sniper has a strong idea on who he thinks will win next generation. It will be very interesting to see if Nintendo's Wii-U can compete with the current and next generation consoles.

$niper

PopRocks3591604d ago

We've reached a time in gaming where I think Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo all have designated audiences. I doubt that the Wii U cannot compete because Nintendo has its audience. It's part of the same crowd that boosted the 3DS through Mario games.

Hicken1603d ago

Only it's not.

I mean, the 3DS crowd is primarily the same crowd as the DS crowd, which was the same crowd as the Wii crowd: casual.

This isn't to say that there aren't core adopters of these systems, but I believe it's safe to say that there are more casual gamers in the ranks of current Nintendo product owners than not, ESPECIALLY when it comes to the Wii.

By their own admission, though, the WiiU is aimed at the core market. Sony's focus- the core- is unlikely to change, though they've at least gotten around to acknowledging the casual market. Microsoft's current audience is the casual market, but it's hard to guess whether they'll carry that into the next generation, or shift their focus back to the core.

I think the WiiU will survive primarily on its name- and the prospect of Nintendo's core franchises- until its identity is established. If it's as core as intended, I don't think it'll see the sales the Wii has, but I think it'll still do well.

PopRocks3591603d ago

Then why did Resident Evil: Revelations and Kid Icarus: Uprising sell as well as they did? The DS and 3DS identified with both casual and core crowds. I see no reason why the Wii U can't do the same.

pucpop1604d ago

quad core smartphone is more powerful than current consoles, just sayin

I_am_Batman1604d ago

Sure it is. Show me one smartphone game that can compete with current gen games on any technological aspect.

Indigo1231604d ago

of course it will compete……………in fact its going to be number 1 in the gen…………anyone who would write this blog, doesnt know gaming

people right off EVERY nintendo system............

they wrote off the ds, the wii, the 3ds........what else is new?

And the wii might not have alot of third party support but it has the only game that matyters aka dq X

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