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The Wii U is set to impress

The Wii U is the much maligned successor to the Wii and a console that was written off as dead long ago. Now the system seems poised to reverse its situation and become what is arguably the greatest comeback story in gaming.

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Chupa-Chupa2196d ago

Don't call it a comeback, it's been here for years.

Ballsack2196d ago

Imo greatest comeback was ps3

It had doom and gloom articles daily... Media bias against the system

Sites like game trailers doctoring comparison footage to make the ps3 version seem worse... And being caught out on more than one occasion doing it.

Had a year head start and ten million 360 consoles to try to reverse

And the ps3 did it

That is a comeback

Wii u hasn't had it as bad as that.

ChickeyCantor2196d ago

I don't see how "Wii U hasn't had it as bad as that". Nintendo was "doomed" since the original Wii ( hell even before that ). And to this day even with a good line up it's still getting flack from mostly everyone.

No matter how many good games Wii U will get it will always be bashed far worse than the PS4/X1.

Apex132195d ago

ps3 want a comeback at all and the media didn't want it to fail so I disagree with your comment @ballsack.

media hated one wii even though it swept the industry.

polloloco2195d ago (Edited 2195d ago )

Wii u has almost no 3rd party games. Gets 1 new game every 4 months. PS3 at its worse never got abandoned by 3rd party. Wii U will not see 30 million sold.

lilbroRx2195d ago (Edited 2195d ago )

The PS3 was never hammered with doom and gloom articles. It got the least. The Wii got more doom, gloom and hate even when it was outselling the PS3/360 combined and you couldn't find it in stores.

Even in its worst times, people still praised Sony and the PS3. It was never hammered with hatred and hopes of it being doomed like the Wii U has been. Not even the Vita gets as much doom and gloom as the Wii U even though the Wii U is outselling.

I can remember it clearly with all of the articles about Nintendo needed to "scrap the system and start over" going all the way back to the Wii. That's what you call doom and gloom.

That's just the type of disdain the gaming media has for Nintendo. Even now, every good piece of news for Nintendo gets a spin put on it to make it look as negative is possible.

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OtakuDJK1NG-Rory2195d ago

except it hasn't been 2 years.
Nov. 18th, 2014 is it's second year

jayzablade2195d ago

I see what you did there even if others didn't!! :o)

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LightDiego2195d ago

Me too, no regrets at all, and so many games will be released this year.

amnalehu2196d ago

I never thought I would say this but I think I am going to get a Wii U. I hope more people buy one so that it will get more 3rd party support.

MightyNoX2196d ago

Pick up Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.

You will not regret it.

Tiqila2196d ago (Edited 2196d ago )

I absolutely love Pikmin3. DKC:TF is a great game too.

Ballsack2196d ago

Same.. I'm going to get a wii u for zelda. Hope metroid comes to the system to

Jdoki2196d ago

And don't forget ZombiU.

Most underrated game of this generation so far.

BlackWolf2195d ago

I'd add some Wonderful 101 to that mix.

amnalehu2195d ago

Thanks for the tip. I will pick it (ZombiU) up for sure!

Jdoki2195d ago

@BlackWolf

I love the look of this game, but tried the demo and just couldn't get in to it. really disappointed me, as the theme and concept were awesome...

@amnalehu

You're welcome. :) Hunt around for it. It's really cheap in some places (around £5.50 in UK)

deafdani2195d ago

I've played and loved both games (Zombi U and Wonderful 101).

While Zombi U is definitely a much better game than a lot of people give it credit for, trust me... Wonderful 101 is way more underrated.

You can't judge properly any game with just a demo (although the W101 demo was actually pretty decent, but the full game of course is on another whole level).

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Rimeskeem2196d ago

Just got one and think i just played 7-8 straight hours of Mario Kart 8 with my bro. I am 17 and he is coming up on 21 and we still had a blast.

Nodoze2195d ago

I am double your brothers age and smile when I play with the kids. They love the replays and using slomo. Hehe.

The WiiU is a great console. Nintendo always delivers solid value for money.

Frankly I have not missed any of the EA shovelware.

Rimeskeem2195d ago

You shouldn't miss it cause it probably broken anyways :P.

You can use slow mo!!!!!?????

Theyellowflash302196d ago

It a great console with some faults, but its still the best option from a value and games standpoint in the 8th generation.

Plus, its a better secondary console than the PS4 or Xbox One is.

Indigon2195d ago

That's also it's weakness, that it's mainly a secondary console.
Take it as a main console and you will be waiting a lot for new titles to come out. I've learned my lesson owning a N64 and a Dreamcast. Thirdparty support is essential for me.

wonderfulmonkeyman2195d ago

I've owned nothing but the wii u since launch and I've always had games to play on it.
Backwards compatibility and good indie games.

Theyellowflash302195d ago (Edited 2195d ago )

I never said its mainly a secondary console.

You said that. I said its a better secondary console than the PS4 and Xbox One.

If third party support is essential to you....great. But its not for everyone. Some people like quality first party titles like Smash Bros, Zelda, Bayonetta 2, ect.

For me, its my main console, and my PC can handle all the third party games I do want for cheaper than the PS4 and Xbox One.

I also have a PS3 and Xbox 360, but the Wii U gets more playtime than those systems now.

Its really up to each user.

saviin2195d ago

In my 20s I had a ps2, Xbox and inherited a GameCube when my roommate moved out. In the end I had 3 consoles and a total of 5 games. Now that I bought a wii u for my kids I realized that I would rather have $400 worth of software than a second console.

MsmackyM2195d ago

My PS4 is my secondary console to my Wii U. Being married with kids I can really appreciate Nintendo's "everyone's" approach. It's in no way a knock to Sony or MS, but a lot of their content is geared towards single men, which isn't bad it's just a different demographic.

MNGamer-N2195d ago

Same. WiiU gets the most play time in our household, PS4 comes in second, PS3 third then 3DS, and Vita last.

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