Nintendo's 'Bizarre' Wii U will be a Hard Sell to Gamers

Will lightning strike twice with Nintendo's tablet-centric Wii U game console? If the massive crowd enveloping Nintendo's E3 booth Tuesday here at E3 is any indication, the answering is yes. Still, while I'd be a fool to doubt the wisdom of the masses, the Wii U's buffet of features could prove tricky to comprehend -- for consumers and developers alike. And if the bulk of the original Wii's software library is any indication, that could prove disastrous.

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The Meerkat2787d ago (Edited 2787d ago )

I'm not convinced yet.

But it would take a real fool to bet against Nintendo.

CynicalVision2787d ago

True, I remember these same type of articles when the 'Revolution' was first announced...we all know how that turned out.

Active Reload2787d ago

This is a more straight-forward console from Nintendo. Devs for the "core" audience don't have to worry about the quirky type of gaming Nintendo usually does. But I suppose the specs need to be significantly higher than what's out there now in the console arena for the "core" gamer to buy into it. The bad thing about it is, even if the Wii U could do what a high end pc could do, the clowns and retards of N4g would still denounce it, lol.

Anarki2787d ago

There's a huge difference between the "Revolution" and this. That's just a controller with a tv on it. The "Revolution" had completely reshaped the controller and made it into a complete motion based experience.

I'm not going to buy the Wii U. I think Nintendos luck has ran out now. After playing the 3DS I'm not convinced it's worth a buy either.

anh_duong2786d ago (Edited 2786d ago )

i like the idea of being able to play my console away from the living room with the wii u - having a psp myself i wish sony enabled remote play on most of their games that doesn't require dualstick controls. just worried about 3rd party support and future proofing (leadin edge technology).. the rapid obscelence of wii technology left a bad taste in the mouth

thief2786d ago

Yes, a gimmicky device with no new IPs, little third party support, lots of cheap shoddy games, underpowered graphics
I read a lot of positive articles about how wii's motion controls would change gaming. How did that turn out?

Every single wii owner I know is either a) a non-gamer who never switched it on after the first month b) someone who bought it as a second console, and never used it.

Nintendo has abandoned gamers and gone for gimmicky toys that make them the most money. Good for them. I have my PS3.

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nycredude2787d ago

That Wii U thing is retarded. Someone fell asleep at the wheel at Nintendo. I really didn't have much of an interest in Nintendo's new console since I really didn't like the Wii much but now I have absolutely no interest. They are trying to cash in on another trendy/gimicky thing.

catguykyou2786d ago

They said the same thing about the Wii. It sold like hot cakes. I'll be picking this up simply for a new Zelda. Also, it should be the most powerful system out until the new xbox and PS come out.

Biggest2786d ago

They also said the same thing about the N64 and Gamecube. We'll know the outcome when it happens. Nintendo is hit or miss.

thief2786d ago

"They said the same thing about the Wii. It sold like hot cakes."
Some of us buy them for the games
What does the wii have that I couldnt get out of the Gamecube? Even the best motion control games have actually come out on the PS3.

jaosobno2787d ago (Edited 2787d ago )

Call me a fool, but I'm betting against them. Nintendo is out, microsoft will go mostly casual and sony will take the hardcore.

forcefullpower2786d ago (Edited 2786d ago )

Not a hope in hell. You would take a few crappy Kinect games over Nintendo first part franchises.

My prediction is Microsoft is out by pissing of there core gamers and not releasing anything really good for casuals.

Sony will continue with core with a bit of casual and leave Nintendo to do what they do best and thats cater to kids and casual croud

Drekken2786d ago

Gamecube 2.0 in the making. Bookmark me. You guys seem to forget history.

Ju2786d ago

I got really burned with the GC. Didn't want a PlayStation, then. I liked Nintendo. Then, no games, shitty controller. Yeah, PS it was from there on. Nintendo does it again. I pass. Fool me once...

NESpower2786d ago

My doubts were put to rest after I saw the controller, which is much smaller than it appears. Pikmin was confirmed this morning. If it launches with WiiU, i'll be in line day 1.

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Surfaced2787d ago

It is strange huh?
I watched the whole press briefing live and I still don't understand why I would want this thing....

I feel really dumb for not understanding it but apparently I'm not alone.

B1663r2787d ago

I think the idea here is... Kids spend all their time looking at some little screen that they are carrying around in their hands... Be it a DS, iPhone, or whatever. Therefore kids will want to spend their tv time staring at their hands... Er um, or something like that.

I don't get it, but I was wrong about peoples desire to waggle their wii's as well. And I still really don't get all the fuss about Super Smash Bros Brawl, or Super Mario Galaxy either...

ozstar2786d ago

You haven't played Super Mario Galaxy?

Ju2786d ago

I don't get it either. I think it is something what your brain gets trained to when you grow up. It just another platformer. Gimmiky. Nice when I was a kid. Some never grow out of it. That's for those I guess. But that is maybe why I still play Ratchet & Clank. With 40.

The Wii I understand. Its cheap and is for the kids. But this? Buy a 8 year old a tablet which flies around the living room? You know how long it took me to teach my kids not to eat the GC controller? Well, not very successful, tbh. Now, is that the target audience? Because I have a hard time seeing a parent explaining a 8 year old: "No, Daddy wants to watch TV. You go play on your tablet". Re: "Where is it, Daddy?"...or who else is it.

Hardcore? You have two choices: Wii-Mote or tablet. According to the main hardcore player here, 1) Wii-Mote No Go! (Who wants to play shooters with waggle - well, I do - but it must compete with Move there, now) or 2) Tablet. What? That thing does not have a real analog stick. Hard core games on a controller like that. Guys, we argued about DS3 and 360 controller for years, but now this is the solution? Don't make me lol.

Baka-akaB2787d ago

i have no reason to want it either ... but i know i will based on the same old reasons : some of the nintendo ips

Prcko2787d ago

It's better to buy Vita

scotchmouth2787d ago

Sony really has my attention with Vita. The price point was actually lower then I expected which was a nice surprise.

Looking forward to seeing how this pans out.

NESpower2786d ago

according to n4g, so was Move...but I still can't see how anyone bought a Move based on games. After psp, it's going to take much more than 1 decent game for me to buy Vita.

scotchmouth2787d ago

The controller seems like a double edged sword.

On one side that screen could really be tied into games well. For example that could be your radar on a FPS like (COD). Imagine using that to select killstreaks and interact with the battle field.

On the otherside I wonder how durable it really is. Modern controllers we have now can take a bit of abuse. How quickly can this get damaged if I drop it? That and it doesn't look as comfortable as the controllers we have today. I heard the weight isn't too staggering but that's quite a bulky device.

VampiricDragon2787d ago (Edited 2787d ago )

This article writer hasnt even tried it so his opinion is worthless.

I dont need someone who hasnt tried it telling me it will be a hard sell and is bizarre.

I need someone who has tried it telling me if it will be a hard sell or bizarre based on if the system is good or not with good features, if the controller is good, and eventually when they unveal them, the games.

Disccordia2786d ago

Well said I think we are all making the mistake of being too hasty to dismiss this. I am guilty of it too but after initial disappointment it's best to keep an open mind and wait for more info and one day to try it out for myself

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