How the $299 32GB Wii U stacks up against PS4/Xbox One

Gimme Gimme Games compares how the Wii U stacks up against the incoming PS4 and Xbox One now that it is $299 with a game.

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jc485731874d ago

I get the feeling that Nintendo had this planned at some point. I mean, you look at xbox one's ridiculous price point, why wouldn't you want to compete it?

falcon971873d ago (Edited 1873d ago )

Xbox1 is not worth the money just because of the power alone...

Ps4 is 50/50 i suppose it's not bad but after a price cut it will take off....

WiiU is too cheap for what it is,Custom hardware,custom E6760 with tons of edram,custom power pc Tri-core cpu with out of order execution,edram cache,2GB RAM,25GB discs,GAMEPAD.....

That gpgpu is a beast you add tons of edram to it,then you have a very powerful gpgpu...edram is designed to double or triple the performance of powerful hardware..

Here is what all 3 should cost.....

Xbox1 £300/£325
Ps4 £300/£350
WiiU £300/£325

That's how they should look in the shops next to each other when you look at the hardware.

grassyknoll1874d ago (Edited 1874d ago )

If we're being honest, it doesn't. Nintendo need original games & to reduce the price even more. It definitely have a niche & be a great machine, but the Wii U needs a more radical strategy.

LOGICWINS1874d ago

IMO, even the struggling Vita is a better value proposition than the Wii U. It has over 900 playable titles(in different price ranges and different genres), you can play it anywhere, and its $199.

sincitysir11874d ago

900?! Im guessing that includes ps1 and psp games right?!

LOGICWINS1874d ago

Last time I checked, PS1 and PSP games were considered "games".

yalltrippin1874d ago

what kinda dope u smokin,dat must be some good shit!

deafdani1874d ago (Edited 1874d ago )

Want to play that game? Ok. The 3DS is a better value proposition than Vita, then, because it has around 2,500 playable titles (different price ranges, different genres), you can also play it anywhere, and it's $170 ($200 for the most expensive model, and soon $130 for the new and cheapest one).

And if we're going to use that logic... heck, the DS Lite is a even better value proposition than that, because it plays all the awesome DS games, plus all GameBoy Advance games, and it's only $100.

But wait, there's more! If you're going to bring PSP and PS1 games into the equation to make an argument in favor of the Vita, then you should apply the same to the Wii U, which also happens to play Wii games, as well as all games in the Wii virtual console. That most likely amounts to way more than 1,000 titles, probably more than 2,000, and it may not be playable anywhere, but it offers much more than the Vita, and only for $100 more.

But even if we conveniently forget the Wii U's access to backwards compatibility, and we go along with your logic, and the Vita is a better value proposition than the Wii U, then it will be a better value proposition than the PS4 and Xbox One, as well... because those consoles haven't been released yet, and when they do, they will have pretty limited game libraries (to be expected since they just launched), with absolutely no backwards compatibility to boot, and on top of all that... they will be more expensive than the Wii U (PS4 $100 more, Xbox One a whooping $200 more). Naturally, much more expensive than the Vita.

So... what was exactly the point of your comment, except for completely irrational and unnecessary Wii U hate?

You're not worthy of your username. Better change it to Logicfails. Go away, you big troll.

miyamoto1873d ago

Logic are you forgetting PS3 and PS4 Remote Play and Gaikai ^__^!

LOGICWINS1873d ago (Edited 1873d ago )

"So... what was exactly the point of your comment, except for completely irrational and unnecessary Wii U hate?"

The point of my comment was to give my opinion. And it still stands.

@Meganick- But I don't care for most of those games on the Wii U/Virtual Console etc. Once again, this is my O-PI-NI-ON.

meganick1873d ago

If you're going to count literally every game you can play on Vita, including PSP and PS1 games, then you should also consider all the Wii and Wii Vurtual Console/downloadable games you can play on the Wii U.

ritsuka6661873d ago (Edited 1873d ago )

You 'comment" is a obvious trolling.

[email protected] +bubles for well said.

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falcon971873d ago

Listen m8 their loosing $65 dollars now on every console in US ??? please if Sony were willing to loose money on their ps4 then it would cost same as Wiiu,Nintendo are just not over valuing their console and genuinely want consumers to have great value...WiiU is just right or a little too cheap at it's current price point,ps4 over priced,xbox1 absolutely abysmal..

GryestOfBluSkies1874d ago

i feel like nintendo is playing its own game. which is totally fine, and they will always have an audience for it. but im not going to compare it to ps4 or xb1

falcon971872d ago (Edited 1872d ago )

No you cant compare it to xbox1 and ps4 because it will be the only real nextgen console,nextgen graphics and wiiu doesnt want money for online cough cough....

Can't wait until u buy your xbox1 or ps4 and find out graphics are same across all 3 nextgen consoles i'll laugh my head off......bunch of mugs u sony/microsoft fanboys..

Phoenix761874d ago

How the $299 32GB Wii U stacks up against PS4/Xbox One?

Short answer........... it doesn't.

DJMarty1874d ago (Edited 1874d ago )


How many Zelda, Mario & Donkey Kong rehashes can one stand. Nintendo catalogs getting old fast.

Likewise how many underpowered consoles can Nintendo make, clearly gamers want better hardware thats why Wii U is been AVOIDED LIKE THE PLAGUE.

LOL at the disagree's, sales Numbers don't lie they SUCK.

dcj05241874d ago

30 years (give or take) sure is fast. I agree though. Needs more than just 1 new ip.

live2play1874d ago (Edited 1874d ago )

How many can we stand? I guess as much as killzone, god of war, ratchet and clank, little big planets, uncharted rehashes you can stand

LOGICWINS1874d ago


The problem with the Wii U isn't first party rehashes, its the lack of hardcore new IPs.

stragomccloud1874d ago

This time, it's actually not underpowered. It's actually quite powerful for a gaming console.

sincitysir11874d ago

Sure Mario games change a few times but what Mario kart number are we on? Don't compare games like uncharted to Mario whose games have no story and are merely gameplay! Although I agree about god of war! Too many of those already

live2play1874d ago (Edited 1874d ago )


your right we are on the 8th Mario kart... Since the super nintendo

how many uncharteds have there been this Gen alone? 4 or should I say 6 games you know because he, drake, came out in allstars in vita and ps3 and according to you guys Mario has 200plus games because he makes an appearance. Or maybe even 7 since allstars also went to cheap mobile

so yea you can't compare them because there's only 1 Mario kart per system Gen handheld and console.

and wow, I completely forgot I started playing games because of their stories, how foolish. Why would I play GAMES that rely on GAMEplay

cellur1111874d ago

This rehash argument is ridiculous, it's happens on every console with lots of games

Jay70sgamer1874d ago

The same amount of rehashes as the halos,call of dutys and gods of war of this world of the last few years

ritsuka6661873d ago

Mario it’s a money maker. If you feel like they’re are milking then ban together and get people to not buy them in protest. If you’re so upset about it..

iplay1up21873d ago

There are plenty of games on Wii U out now and coming that are not Zelda, Mario and Donkey Kong rehashes. BTW Donkey Kong has not been done to death on Nintendo Home consoles. At least not since the SNES days.

WiiUsauce1872d ago

-___- really, dude? Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2, Fire Emblem X Shin Megami Tensei, Wario Ware, Super Smash Bros. Wii U (looks better than anything on the PlayStation 4), Monolith Soft's X (Xenoblade 2), Mario Kart 8, Pikmin 3, Yarn Yoshi. Yep that's really all just Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong, isn't it? Plus you act like having Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong games are a bad thing. Those games always get extremely high metacritic scores, and Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 take a huge sh*t on any PlayStation IP.

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