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I saw a thread for this game sometime around E3. It definitely caught my attention. Here's hoping the devs find success. #36
3rd party support is a strawman argument. Wii won without much of it. Wii-U actually has more of it. Off the top of my head: it's gotten both CoD games since it launched, both AssCreed games since it launched, best version of Arkham City, best version of Deus Ex, Wonderful 101 (and upcoming Bayonetta 1&2). Plus a glut of indies. I'd say the WIi U actually has more "hardcore" 3rd party support than the Wii had.

But to the topic, the Wii-U and PS3 are not... #1.3
My complaint about the "alternate art styles" is because Nintendo has been doing it alot lately. Yarn Yoshi, Claymation Kirby, Legend of Cel-da...it's fine in small doses, but when I see such gorgeous games on my Wii-U like 3D Mario World (I've really had a change of heart on that game) and Pikmin 3 and especially Mario Kart, I wanna see more of that. It's just preference, I suppose.

As mentioned above, most of what they showed for 3DS was already known.... #7.2
Let me clarify: Pokemon and Smash were known elements. Yes, it was neat to see those in more detail, but I felt the 3DS had a severe lack of new announcements. Now, in all fairness, they did announce and show off more games during the Treehouse presentations like Code S.T.E.A.M and a confirmation of Fantasy Life getting localized. All I'm saying is that I felt Nintendo could've announced or shown more instead of spending 1/4th of their Direct showing off those amiibo figurines and Sma... #4.1
You're missing out if you think there aren't many great titles to go back to on Wii. I can think at least of 15 Wii hidden gems (not even the "popular" games like Mario Kart Wii and Wii Sports) that are totally worth playing.

Zack and Wiki, Little King, Fragile Dreams, Xenoblade, The Last Story, Dokapon Kingdom, Kirby Epic Yarn, Kirby Return, Sin & Punishment, Silent Hill Shattered Memories, Muramasa, deBlob, Mad World, No More Heroes 1 & 2, Tatsunok... #1.1.2
E3 is literally a media PR event. Without the cynics, I think the hype and expectations would get out of control. Granted, I do not think it's valuable for a cynic to just shrug and say "everything sucked". However, isn't it fair that we critique the games and trailers on display?

Or are you suggesting we should simply accept and get excited about whatever we see and not take a closer look? I mean, devs NEVER bait-and-switch with E3 trailers compared to the... #3
If E3 is supposed to be presenting to the general market (and that's what makes them "win") then Sony won under those criteria too. Well, let me rephrase: they lost the least. Neither Microsoft's nor Nintendo's E3 conferences are going to steal momentum away from the PS4. #1.1
@ Septic

Considering that 100% of the multiplats shown are going to be running better on PS4, there's that to consider.

Or do superior multiplats only matter when we're talking about 360 vs PS3?

Truth be told, both companies have a so-so exclusive lineup this year. There are no massive megaton exclusives (Nintendo is totally winning in this category right now). So, momentum will be determined by whoever capitalizes on multiplats bette... #1.1.5
"Microsoft locks down Christmas"

Yeah, just like Microsoft locked down March/April with Titanfall?

Just like I'm SUUURE Microsoft will lock down June with the $399 sku?

Please. #1.3
If Microsoft's goal at E3 was to shift momentum away from the PS4 toward the X1, then they utterly failed, which is why I think this blog is on-point. Microsoft didn't need a great E3. They needed an E3 that made people stop considering a PS4 and instead choose an X1. And they didn't have that sort of conference. The games shown look great to long-time Xbox fans and current X1 owners, but to the rest of the world? Nah. People will continue buying PS4 in droves and X1 will continue... #3
Both were okay. Microsoft's show didn't convince me to get an X1, and Sony's show hasn't convinced me to get a PS4 any earlier than I planned on.

But outside of the bubble of E3, Sony is still killing it. Microsoft showed off a lot of stuff in the wake of not having shown off anything for months. Sony still has a dozen games from last E3 and TGS and Gamescom that have yet to be released, not to mention the overwhelming superiority of indie games coming out. <... #1.1.25
Other than wasting time on Destiny (we GET it, Sony. You're partnering up with Bungie/Acti) and other minor stuff (really? Exclusive Hulk in Infinity? inFamous DLC? Diablo III DLC? Those didn't need stage time) Sony absolutely won this year (unless Nintendo takes the cake)

Sony is already in a position of strength. Microsoft had everything to prove this year. All Microsoft did was impress people who were already Xbox fans or who already had their eye on X1. It didn... #1.3
The only people who thought Microsoft's showing was "stellar" are people who already own or already want the Xbox One. Seriously, what did they show off?

CGI trailers (no real gameplay) for the only three newly announced exclusive? (Scalebound, Crackdown, and Phantom Dust)

Multiplatform footage that will look better on the competition?

Games like Forza Horizon 2 and Halo Anniversary that we already knew was coming? #1.1.15
There's also that whole - you know - thing where Microsoft gave their site 1/2 a million bucks to "film a documentary" about how their site was created, or something like that... #2.1
With the rise of tablets/smartphones and the skyrocketing costs of AAA development, I think we're moving into an era where consoles aren't just competing against their direct competitors but also against the market itself. Each gaming company is fighting for a limited pool of money.

Take the 3DS. It is - unquestionably - the top handheld on the market and will remain so. But Nintendo cannot afford to rest on its laurels, not with indirect competition from phones and t... #1
Nope, Nintendo doesn't need third parties. Didn't the Wii teach you anything? All of the highest-selling games are 1st party.

Anyway, I think the Wii-U could definitely benefit from a strong re-launch plus marketing push. I am not the sort of person who believes "bad marketing is why it isn't selling better" (it's usually other reasons) but in this case I do believe it is playing a big role.

Get a commercial out there. Show people pl... #1.2
@ ThePope

"Doesn't change the fact that when the X1 is in more territories it will have more sales. Plain and simple."

Might as well say "doesn't change the fact that when the X1 is on the market for another 2 years, it will have more sales. Stop burying your head in the sand derp derp"

Really? Might I ask which markets the Xbox One hasn't launched in that will make such a huge impact on sales? Xbox One is avai... #1.2.3
It's not about price. Like you said, AngelicIce, it's about games and a clear focus. People buy the console to get to the games (or at least, the promise of games). People also buy a console if they believe the company who makes it has their back. Microsoft fails in both these departments.

If price was so important, Wii-U would be in the lead right now, but it isn't. Most consumers don't go "look, this is the cheapest on the market. Therefore I will buy i... #1.1.3
Huh? Am I imagining things, or did I get Bioshock Infinite, Metro Last Light, and Brothers all for free this year (games that are only a year old)? #3.8
The FFX collection? Can't say for sure. Haven't tried it yet. #1.1.1
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