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The Wii U is the Next Generation's Martyr

CCC says: "I know what you’re thinking: 'But the Wii U isn’t even a next-generation console!' True, the hardware gap seen between the original Wii and the Wii U is dwarfed by, say, the PS3 to PS4, but for the purposes of hardware cycles, the Wii U is in fact Nintendo’s contribution to the technological arms race that the Xbox One and PS4 will fight in. In fact, the power of the machine is entirely irrelevant, because that’s the last thing that the system should be worrying about."

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jc485732500d ago (Edited 2500d ago )

xboxone's mistakes would bring Nintendo back from the slumps I can tell you that. Nintendo simply needs to take advantage of this if they play their cards right.

cyguration2500d ago (Edited 2500d ago )

This. Bubbles+

This article is false.

The XB1 will drive massive sales toward the Wii U when people blindly buy into and find out they can't play games offline regularly; that there are mandatory check-ins every 24 hours, and that they can't lend games to friends without giving out their XBL account info.

You don't have to worry about crap like that on Wii U, and while I first thought Nintendo was doomed this gen, I think they'll be the dark horse to pull a surprise victory over MS for people who just want a game console that actually PLAYS games.

BullyMangler2500d ago (Edited 2500d ago )

ha haa haa . wiiU is no next gen?

wiiU no more with spLit-screen + Retros new graphical engine + unique must have wiiU game-pad features / advantages = murder, not martyr hoh hohh

3-4-52500d ago

People who doubt Nintendo don't truly understand gaming or Nintendo as a company.

There isn't just one path to success. There are many and Nintendo walks their own path and that is refreshing.

Yes they are a bit behind in certain things but they always make fun games and systems that last and are fun to play 10+ years from now.

They do a lot of the little things right that go unnoticed and the music in their games is almost always memorable.

They have unique art styles, sounds,music, humor, and gameplay compared to other dev's and while it doesn't make it always better, it's difference is welcomed.

Who wants 3 game boxes doing the same exact thing ? Doesn't sound like fun to me.

PigPen2500d ago

No games but with E3 coming up, common. I stop reading halfway through.

TheSkullkid2500d ago

You're right, Wii U isn't next gen. IT'S ULTIMATE GEN. Nothing that PHony or MS can put out will be able to match it. Between the exclusives and its focus on solely gamers, it can't be stopped. So thanks for acknowledging that. Nintendo.....4.....LYFE!!!!!

mudmax2500d ago

Agree, Nintendo.....4....LYFE!!!!!

thetrugamer2500d ago

Let the games come then we'll decide. Unlike Xbone, all Nintendo needs is the games.

wishingW3L2500d ago

I'm just waiting for E3 and some announcement from Sony about no DRM so I can buy a PS4 first and then a Wii U. If not then a Wii U first.

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