Nintendo Wii U has Already Won the Next Generation Console War

The next console war is already won

Like it or not, Nintendo’s latest home console Wii U has already won the “next generation” of video game hardware.

It’s no secret that the Wii U has had a rocky start. Fire up almost any video game website out there and you will come across hundreds of articles about how the console has “doomed” Nintendo forever, how the lack of video game releases is a bad omen, or how some developer has a problem with the hardware architecture.

But those issues are all but behind the biggest video game publisher in the world. The future looks bright for both Nintendo and Wii U, even with new consoles from Sony and Microsoft breathing down its neck.

Here’s why I feel Nintendo Wii U is not only out of the woods, but has cemented its spot as number one console for the next generation.

Learning the hard way

When Nintendo introduced Wii U in 2011, American branch President Reggie Fils-Aime said the “Wii U is about ‘You'”, meaning the customer.

Since launch, it’s clear Nintendo is taking that philosophy and putting it above all else.

There are arguments out there that Wii U was launched too early, citing hardware issues and lengthy updates as evidence. Yet no one seems to stop to wonder why Nintendo launched the console so “early”, if that is indeed the case.

The reason is obvious: Wii sales were in decline, and the customers wanted something new. So Nintendo delivered.

Miiverse

Since then, there are more clues as to how Wii U is the console for “You”. Complaints about Virtual Console games in Europe about being displayed in 50Hz was met with the publisher releasing 60Hz titles. Feedback from Miiverse has resulted in almost weekly tweaks and updates to the service. And all that complaining about load times has resulted in Nintendo doing something about it.

Likewise, the Nintendo produced Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate has received updates to allow players to play with others from different regions, something the fans asked for.

Sure, you could suggest that Nintendo should’ve gotten these things right from day one, but the fact that they have changed their usual stance of “our product is perfect in our eyes, deal with it” should be well respected for such a conservative company.

Wii U eShop

And here’s the good news: as Wii U ages, the teething problems and the tomes of feedback will dwindle away, and the people who use the system will be the ones who help craft the system. Miiverse is a powerful tool for Nintendo to gather feedback about their console and make real-time decisions to help deliver their customers the product they expect.

When Sony and Microsoft are busy dealing with their own launch issues, Nintendo’s will be far behind them and Wii U will look like a strong, stable console that’s worthwhile a purchase.

Games, Glorious Games!

I’ll admit that I envision a “Nintendo of the 80’s” for Wii U. A Nintendo that creates new characters, new worlds, new games. I can speculate and say that may be on the horizon, but for now, Nintendo have a very strong library of both ideas and franchises that are ready and rearing to move into high definition.

I don’t care what anyone says; a 3D-Action Super Mario title in HD will be amazing, and millions of people will pay money to experience that for themselves. We already know that game is coming, too, along with Mario Kart and Yarn Yoshi.

But there will be more. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD will hit Wii U this year, and Super Smash Bros. U is not too far off. Pikmin 3 hits in August, and we haven’t even heard about the inevitable Mario Tennis, Metroid and Starfox titles.

Pokemon alone could sell enough consoles for Nintendo to be comfortable for a very long time.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

Despite what your thoughts are on sequels and franchise abuse, Nintendo have a proven formula with their characters. You buy them, I buy them — everyone and their dogs buy them. They’re good, and they are brands that we can trust with our hard earned cash. Investing in a Mario title is like buying an iPhone; you don’t have to think about it, because even if there is one or two annoying aspects, you’ll be pretty damn pleased with your purchase.

Nintendo characters are comfortable. Everyone has grown up with them and we all feel okay about buying more. Sure, something new and exciting that we haven’t seen before would be nice, as would Nintendo putting their clear development artisans to work developing other genres like FPS or RTS games, but it’s okay if they don’t. We all know their current crop of franchises are more than enough reason to own their consoles.

The Price is Right for Third Party Publishers

Are you happy with the current price you pay for video games? Would you pay $30 more for a game if it had prettier graphics?

Many of you answered “no”, which highlights the problem with graphics hardware that leaps too far ahead of the current generation.

To make the difference between an Xbox 360 and Xbox 3, you will need to enhance graphics to a huge level. You could give the console more RAM to allow for better cloth effects and more breakable objects, but unless you’re beefing up the graphics CPU to a high level, the average Joe on the street will not see a compelling difference.

And since making in-game clothing move realistically, or designing millions of particle effects and breakable objects takes a long time, you need to hire more developers to accomplish your shipping goals. And all that costs money.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

I think third party publishers will be faced with the reality of ballooning development costs very early on after the launch of PlayStation 4 and Xbox 3. They will need to ask the question “are we really selling more games because the graphics are better?”.

There is, of course, a good yardstick for this. We have titles like Call of Duty releasing every year. If sales of those games fall once PlayStation 4 launches, publishers will have a problem. They will want to add new and exciting features in their games, but they will want to do it as the cheapest possible price.

This is why Nintendo’s strategy of selling conservative hardware is the wise choice. Developers today can put a game on this new console with brand new features not seen anywhere else and not pay a dime more than they paid to put that game on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.

What might end up happening is that developers will make games for the current batch of consoles first, then wrap sharper graphics over the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 3 versions. While they will of course look better, the games will not take much advantage of those systems better hardware, so like-for-like the Wii U will be the better game. To put it another way, since the game is the same on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PlayStation 4 and Xbox 3, customers will be hard to convince that there’s any merit in buying a more expensive console than the ones already on the market.

PlayStation 4 Controller

And we’re already seeing this before PlayStation 4 launches. Games like Battlefield 4 and Watch_Dogs use current generation hardware features and apply them to next generation consoles. This means that Battlefield 4 on PlayStation 4 will be the same game as the version on PlayStation 3, and will only feature slightly better graphics, throwing out any reason what-so-ever of having more computational power.

Seizing the Opportunities

Nintendo have a powerful product on the market already that can become a powerful tool to educate the mass market about Wii U.

It’s called the Nintendo 3DS.

Since launching in 2011, Nintendo 3DS has sold more than 32 Million units worldwide and with a huge raft of titles shipping for the console this year, that number is set to skyrocket.

Yet for its popularity, Nintendo have been pretty conservative when it comes to advertising on the system. Nintendo 3DS is capable of receiving messages from developers and Nintendo without the user doing anything other than connecting it to the internet.

These messages include text and video, the latter thanks to recently purchased video codec company MobiClip (now called Nintendo Europe Research & Development or “NERD”). MobiClip’s technology allows delivery of high quality video files that have been compressed into tiny file sizes, perfect for quick download and playback on Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo 3DS SpotPass

While we occasionally see some Wii U material pop up on the Nintendo 3DS eShop, Nintendo have a huge opportunity to convert over 30 million customers into Wii U owners by cleverly marketing the benefits of the console based off the players gaming habits.

This would have to be opt-in, of course, but most people love receiving updates, and if those updates include cool trailers for awesome new games, who would complain?

Having this huge army of people who like to play games with a console that is built for marketing can be a very powerful tool, should Nintendo wish to wield it.

As you can see, Wii U’s rocky few months is nothing compared to the next five or so years. Nintendo are in a strong position to lead the upcoming generation of video game consoles thanks to a market head start, a great game library, careful consideration to rising development costs and leveraging their millions of customers who are already on the Nintendo bandwagon.

Sony and Microsoft are not entering this generation with a free ride token, they’re going to to need to pull out all the stops to convince the industry and the market that their hardware offers something better than Wii U. Right now, they have a serious fight on their hands.

Do you think Nintendo Wii U is a generation-winner? Or will it be a footnote on video gaming history? Have your say below!

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  • A true gamer

    I agree with you Tynan and much respect and thank you for the great review..With all the hate this was a breath of fresh air…Thumbs up!

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      Thanks for reading :)

      • A true gamer

        Any time man you have gained my respect and will visit this channel as my new channel of wii u info

        • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

          In that case, don’t forget to enter our PlayStation 4 Giveaway :D
          http://aussie-gamer.com/news/sony-playstation-4-console-giveaway-enter-now/

          Hope to see you around more often!

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            why would he want a “gay” station 4??? LOL, this is the guy who is calling the playstation a “gay” station.. and you want to give him a PS4??? LOL.

            PS: Next time wait for the COMPETITION to AT LEAST RELEASE before you title your articles saying someone has already “won”. Common sense….. that’s probably why your article got so much flak…

          • A true gamer

            Guy do you even have a life or do you just troll all day on channels and suck people dry off welfare..just asking because you seem to have alot of time on your hands

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510104108 Michael Clanton

    This was a fan boy article based on nothing, the wii u is failing, and is not on track to sell gamecube numbers. Nintendo online sucks, there multiplayer games are non populated, its just a kid system, the actual gamers will go sony or Microsoft. Everything about Nintendo screams kiddy and grandma like.

    • heavenshitman1

      Lol good factual analysis of the hardware scenario. And ur calling other ppl fanboys??

    • heavenshitman1

      Using ur maths PS3 and 360 were on track to far less than Gamecube numbers. And they had the advantage of being in an economic climate of far more wealthy consumers back then

    • Jayden Williams

      And how do you define an actual gamer, Michael?

      I’d absolutely love to hear your wish/washy justification.

      • A true gamer

        michael is not a real gamer..He thinks he is but in the end COD does not make you a gamer..Ive been gaming way longer than some of these loons who claim to be gamers

        • http://www.facebook.com/ielham123 Jonathan Sampson

          agreed, I play both Wii (and Wii U) as well as PS3 stuff and play a variety of games and genres, someone who plays one type of game is not a true gamer

          • A true gamer

            I own all the consoles i just buy what game i want for that console now in june the ouya comes out and i will be making mod games on that

          • http://www.facebook.com/ielham123 Jonathan Sampson

            yeah, I skipped the xbox because almost all of those games can be played on PC, PS3 is the same but not so much so I just got the two :)

    • A true gamer

      And gaystation is really that great ..and they have they nut sack move and failed vita ..yeah wii u is a kiddy station and it has awesome games like zombi u and walking dead, mass effect 3 and others and really guy gaystation went to hell after ps2 so screw sony and there 600 crap..Hell nintendo may have some kids games but im a kid at heart who cares about nintendo so FACEPALM!!!!!!!!Motherfcker

      • Jayden Williams

        I’ll have to ask you to refrain from using such strong language in the comments. Thank you.

        • A true gamer

          Sorry but i just speak my mind

          • Jayden Williams

            And you can continue to do so without using such language.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ArcAxel Asif Arshad

        To be fair, based on your comment, you seem like a 8 year old. Kid at heart? really?

        • A true gamer

          Facepalm! Trust me your not a true gamer and ive been gaming far longer than you boy

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            “a true gamer” doesn’t like facts… he likes his PC and his mommys basement… oh and mario! LOL. I like other consoles too but I don’t feel the need to talk TRASH about them like “a true gamer” does… so ironic his screen name on here, isn’t it? heh…. pathetic little nerds, too funny

          • http://www.facebook.com/ArcAxel Asif Arshad

            Yeah your dad really should have said ‘No’ that night…..

          • A true gamer

            My father is dead..Killed on sept 11 2001 and really guy.Work on those trolling skills and come back when you grow a pair..and if i were your dad i would have not reproduced because look at what it gave…Just saying!

          • vbfgf dfdf

            “My father is dead..Killed on sept 11 2001″ – Damn, so there was a good thing that happen sept 11 after all… want a tissue or something LMAO ? And just to be clear, you prove that you are a old virgin, look at all your post, I have seen 8 years old virgin posts using the same vocabulary that you used.

            So yes, you are a brainless old virgin with no life and with no memory : I do not live in America. Keep answering me here, because… well you have no life. Thank you to approve what I have said. I give you a hug, virgin man, a German hug for you. And big laugh, I’m out. Kiss from Germany. Bye… Oh and don’t be afraid when you see a plane….

          • Only a few are true gamers

            I have a life but i just chose to be an asshole and you can’t stop me but good luck with that i have already found your boyfriends location

      • d0x360

        What are you 5? Gaystation? Drop the fanboy crap it shows how unintelligent you are

        • A true gamer

          You first little man and do i give a flip what you think..Nope and so deal with it..and trust me fanboy i was gaming long before you and so you don’t know anything about gaming or as a gamer..Now go cry to someone who really gives a flip or go back to playing your sexbox..little man….Lol

          • d0x360

            Sounds good bud.

          • A true gamer

            Your welcome

        • A true gamer

          Ok i’ll make you a bet if you can prove to me the ps4 is better i will take my wii u down to gamestop and trade it in for a ps4

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            you’re just begging for attention aren’t you?? And all these “gay station” comments make you sound like a loser to all the MATURE people out there. Just a tip to help you out next time maybe instead of making a fool of yourself…. speak like a man unless you want to look like a little bitch the next time too… ;)

          • A true gamer

            Why do that when i Own my own company and make more money than most morons on this channel and trust me boy you have no idea what a real man is. I have a sexy wife and two awesome kids that are real gamers like myself now If your looking for a bitch go find a street corner Im sure you will find yourself a man or a bitch..Have a great day

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            wow what a guy this guy is LOL, “a true LOSER” and nobody here believes anything you say, you’re full of BS, so shut it kiddo ;)

          • A true gamer

            Id love to see you shut me up son ..You would be on your face faster than you could speck but come on little man lets see what a small man like yourself can do and i will show you what i can do..Just come find me and lets have ourselfs a nice little chat and bring the rope son

          • A true gamer

            Don’t hate. The wii u is a heck alot better than that fisher price toy ps4 and it’s nut sack controller and it’s fisher price camera and heck son is that a copy of the kinect..I think it is

        • oo7PorscheMGS

          lol this “a true gamer” guy is a waste of time… just laugh at him like the rest of the internet that has an IQ over 7 is already doing.

          • d0x360

            I’m trying to hopefully plant a sliver of sense into his brain so that maybe just maybe he can get past this pointless Fanboys nonsense and just enjoy gaming not the silicon it runs on

          • A true gamer

            Nah! Im too busy Fucking your old ladys ass in my main office and she said to be sure to be in bed by 10. Oh and my IQ is very high in fact while i own my own company..Your fliping burger at bk or living on welfare now if you want to troll son…You will have to do better than this and if i feel like it i’ll just hack your account and take it for my own and yes i can do that..

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            nobody cares what you can do loser, you’re a fool and you make yourself look like a dumbass with ALL your posts…………. pathetic.

          • A true gamer

            Nah im too busy making money and being a good father and you well…Not so much…Just saying

          • A true gamer

            Hummmm Now if you could only find out who i really am i might give you an A oh and guy to most people on this site your like a bad fart that lingers but in time people like you fade away and die

      • http://twitter.com/Miso_JEFF Jeff Pee

        I wonder if the author of this article feels the same way about @A True Gamer after seeing his replies to other posts? Unless of course he’s condoning this kind of fanboy behavior… so quick with the gaystation name calling… defensive much?

        • A true gamer

          Fact is i hate sony and they will have the same problems that wii u is having now and You sound a defensive youself..You might want to get some help

          • http://twitter.com/Miso_JEFF Jeff Pee

            hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha….

            I sound defensive. Dude, seriously… seriously, seriously. Go and read your replies to every post that isn’t Pro-Nintendo. Was your reply appropriate?!?! If you’re a GROWN man, I really hope you’re not, I would be ashamed. Is that how you talk to people in person? or is this just how you talk to people on the internet? If this is how you talk to people in real like I can’t imagine you having very many friends. Look I know it’s tempting to spout off at the mouth and use gay slurs on the internet because there’s no fear of repercussion… but dude, it’s not cool and you look like a huge douché.

            You know what. I feel like an idiot replying to you right now. Please don’t reply back to this cause I really don’t want to reply back to you. I’ve seen your type on the internet before… the full of hate type of person. Just looking for someone to spout off at the mouth about… cunty!

          • A true gamer

            Wow… I actually feel sorry for you. You want to troll SO bad, but you
            fail at it. Keep that helmet on, and don’t let all the rejection letters
            from the special Olympics get you down bro. Someday they’ll say you
            aren’t too retarded to join them! Keep reaching for the stars! Oh and guy … I actually feel sorry for you. You want to troll SO bad, but you fail at it. Keep that helmet on, and don’t let all the rejection letters from the special Olympics get you down bro. Someday they’ll say you aren’t too retarded to join them! Keep reaching for the stars! Oh thanks for being a douche just proved my point that your not a true gamer..sorry but it’s true…LOL (Don’t waste time responding because busy filming a youtube video of your laughable comments

          • Guest

            Oh and guy…. I actually feel sorry for you. You want to troll SO bad, but you
            fail at it. Keep that helmet on, and don’t let all the rejection letters
            from the special Olympics get you down bro. Someday they’ll say you
            aren’t too retarded to join them! Keep reaching for the stars!

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            this guy is probably “a true gamer” …..aka, “a true fanboy / loser” ;)

          • A true gamer

            Why do you keep crying like some girly girl Dang do you need me to get you some help ..You sound as if you need some mental help

          • http://twitter.com/Miso_JEFF Jeff Pee

            thank you, sir. you rule the internet. you rule this thread. I’m a retard who didn’t get accepted to the special Olympics, and it’s too late it’s already got me down. I give up, I will go out and BUY a Wii U and a 3DS and probably a Wii. Please will you forgive me? Please KING of the INTERNET please forgive me and let me back into your flock… and good luck with the youtube video you’re recording. What’s your channel, I would like to watch this awesomeness.

            btw… I can’t tell how angry you are by the amount of times you wrote that paragraph, you even signed in as a guest to write that paragraph again! hahaha… you the best!

          • A true gamer

            Again Meh! I know your in denial but please seek help stalking me won’t help and yes i am the best ..But keep trying man you skills may get better over time but i have your video posted on youtube enjoy. But if your going to follow me like a poser grow a pair first little man..Nice last name by the way..Pee! hahahahaha and it’s too bad you don’t know i am but im quessing your not smart enough for that but hell i might hack you sometime and i would laugh even more as i am now and my own sons think your queer and that say’s alot that my sons are smarter than you but keep it coming little boy i can do this all day and i do know where you live

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            “a true gamer” doesn’t like facts… he likes his PC and his mommys basement… oh and mario! LOL. I like other consoles too but I don’t feel the need to talk TRASH about them like “a true gamer” does… so ironic his screen name on here, isn’t it? heh…. pathetic little nerds, ..too funny.

          • A true gamer

            No I just own my own company and not living on welfare and i hear that your welfare is running out…Oh and sorry i was in your moms basement last night give her some loving but you always have your father to give you a reach around and im sure he can teach you how to be a real man and myself im a true taxpayer and your busy sucking on the taxpayers time

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            lol this guy is pathetic….lolol, little nerd with his fanboy crying and a nerdy “meh” to any logic that is thrown at his small mind.

          • A true gamer

            Nah Just meh to your old lady and really guy try harder next time before you try to troll me because right now im laughing at you……Lol

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            ok “guy” ….dumbass.

          • A true gamer

            Wow you know english…Good for you man and keep working hard one day they may take you off the green card make you one of us

          • A true gamer

            Well prove to me that ps4 is better..not seen it yet

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            keep crying, nobody cares to talk to you anymore with logic, because it goes over your head anyway. I’m just here to laugh at you and to continue applauding you at how pathetic you are:)

          • A true gamer

            Bla Bla Bla and keep trying trooper..Your very laughable and love to see your lame comments and hope that you keep going i love this entertainment

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            I’m done with you loser, I noticed you have over a THOUSAND posts on your account… done arguing with a loser… notice how everyone else has stopped talking to you too and on other threads too? You’re not worth anyone’s time. Bye bitch.

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            waa waa waaa I think “a true gamer” is mentally ill LOL

          • A true gamer

            Your not a real gamer…Sorry that makes you cry like a pussy like self…Need toilet paper?…Lol

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      Thanks for reading :)

      Never once had an issue finding a game online in any game with Wii U, just like the other consoles. Less players? Maybe. But players nonetheless.

    • jimbo

      it’s a game console not a statement for manhood.Playing a ps4 does not make you an ”adult” let alone a man..they are just for having fun.

  • Yoshi25688

    just wait for the hate haha.

    Great read btw!

    • A true gamer

      Most hate will come from the same loons who have a nintendo in there home but claim to be sony fanboys but let the hate come Wii U is the better console

      • Douchey

        Sony fans are not real gamers, let alone fans. They’re just bummend that they bought their PauperStation device and got stuck with a lump of coal.

        • oo7PorscheMGS

          with a name like “douchey” we can really take your comments as respected and trustworthy!!! LOL. Keep it shut, you little boy who hates another TOY because he doesn’t own it….. LOL.

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      Thanks for reading :)

      Surprised that, for the most part, people are appreciating the points I offered in the article :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/do.dangkhoa.754 Do Dang Khoa

    I have no doubt about wii u’s success

    • http://www.facebook.com/laurence.smith.315 LEGIT _ELITE

      even if you think it’ll succeed you should doubt, dont be blind

      • Elem187

        It sold 3 to 4 million systems without any of its heavy hitting titles available yet… thats pretty good.

        It takes software to sell hardware. Nintendo if they made any mistake, it was they leaned too much on 3rd parties to fill out there release schedule this year…. After Rayman was pushed back, it totally shattered their release schedule. But its definitely picking up now…. MH3U, Lego City and NFS:MW came out last month, Injustice just released, and we will see the VC launch tomorrow, and May has 3 games being released by third parties. June will be the first 1st party title released since launch (Game and Wario) Followed by Pikmin 3 in August, and that’s when the schedule will ramp up until the end of the year.

        Its way too early to judge the system. If still struggling January of next year, then we can associate the word failure to it like we can with the Vita.

        • A true gamer

          Wii U is enough for me..Nothing has proven to me that ps4 is worth 500 or 600 dollars

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      Thanks for reading :)

      • http://twitter.com/Miso_JEFF Jeff Pee

        We’ve read the article, it’s well written. It’s an opinion piece… have you read @A True Gamer comments? how about you ban him? or is the term “gaystation” okay with this fine website?

  • brianc6234

    Put down the weed. It’s making you dumb. The Wii U is a dead console.

    • A true gamer

      Dream on brian..We all know your still in denial..gaystation is a dead console…dead on a arrival Look what happened to sony nut sack move and the failed vita..So stop your crying and deal with it and hate to tell ya but ps4 will not be that great but than my ps3 is a paper weight so that would be the same for the ps4..sorry life sucks

      • http://www.facebook.com/LordSilvers Gabriel Lage Pessoa

        You are definitely not a fan boy. Not at all.

        • bigevilworldwide

          Nintendo fanboys are the worst kind of Delusional…They are practically retarded….Even when presented with facts they go full retard

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=640298366 Timothy Smith

            You’re no better. It’s like the pot calling the kettle black

          • http://www.facebook.com/jerry.holden.71 Jerry Holden

            All fanboys are the worst kind of delusional. I play almost exclusively on the PS3/Vita, (though I do have a 3DS) but don’t feel any need to talk crap about other systems because I’m not insecure.

          • jorden1506

            What facts that everytime they say Nintendo makes a mistake it turns 180 degrees around (3DS, Wii etc.)

          • A true gamer

            So are sony fanboys there always in denial

          • NintendoNerd90

            are you joking? Sony fans are the fucking worst. I own a PS3/360/WiiU, but Sony fans have said the dumbest things I have ever seen on the internet. They are the worse fans of anything ever of all time. A lot of Nintendo fans are older and more mature and don’t say dumb shit or troll 24/7 on PlayStation articles or Xbox articles or videos like Sony fans do on anything Nintendo related.

        • A true gamer

          Oh i am i just think sony is crap and yes i know true gaming and COD does not make you a gamer sorry

          • http://www.facebook.com/LordSilvers Gabriel Lage Pessoa

            Who said anything about COD? That game is recycled every year, and It’s not even a Sony exclusive. Ever played sony exclusives? They are amazing (aside from God of War, which I particulary don’t like) Step out of you fanboy’s ass and learn to enjoy the games. You can’t play LoZ, Mario or Pokemon on the Playstation just like you can’t play Uncharted, Ni no Kuni or Little Big Planet on the Wii. So STFU. Sony and Nintendo are both equally amazing

          • A true gamer

            Sorry sony is not amazing that is why my ps3 is a paper weight..Yeah real amazing..STFU yourself little cunt and i won’t be respond back to your faggot comments..Goodbye

          • http://www.facebook.com/LordSilvers Gabriel Lage Pessoa

            are you Like… twelve or something?

          • A true gamer

            Nope Trust me I have two sons of my own and i just enjoy playing mind games with posers like yourself but im sure ive been gaming a heck alot longer than you..and i have a awesome job that pays super well how about you..do you work do you have a life? Dought it..Are you a iliegal and if so need to be deported? Have a nice day

          • http://www.facebook.com/LordSilvers Gabriel Lage Pessoa

            Well I pay for my university and have my own place, so you can say I have a life and a “job”. And for a man with two sons, you sure are immature as hell.

          • A true gamer

            Hahaha your finish school in 2011 hell son my oldest is your age and he speaks english and hell your from brazil learn to speak english boy
            Or do you act like a 12 year old girl

          • http://www.facebook.com/LordSilvers Gabriel Lage Pessoa

            The lack of commas made the whole “learn to speak english” have zero impact. Also, the schools around here work in a diferent way, dumbass. College here is still considered “School”.

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            “a true gamer” doesn’t like facts… he likes his PC and his mommys basement… oh and mario! LOL. I like other consoles too but I don’t feel the need to talk TRASH about them like “a true gamer” does… so ironic his screen name on here, isn’t it? heh…. pathetic little nerds, too funny.

      • http://www.facebook.com/IceKoldKilla Camilo Olarte

        Wow you sound like a Nintendo fanboy. PS4 already looks more powerful and fulled with epic features and still stuff to announce. Both Xbox and PS4 look to have learned from mistakes (well Xbox I don’t know yet) and are gonna be some beasts! PS3 really had a rocky launch because of price, hardware, etc but it beat Xbox in sales finally. Nintendo has always been that casual/family console for fun and old school nostalgia but truth is I grew up and I need more mature stuff. Nintendo delivers more hardcore stuff too but not too much. Although Wii U allow for current gen games and maybe next gen games to be ported to it or even better, a real version for the Wii U. It might be big in sales because it’s open to a wider audience but truth is in hardware they will be behind once the next gen consoles release. Weird move by Nintendo to be honest. Nintendo needs to exist to create competition and make the other big companies change too. Move was only a fail to those that didn’t get into it. It sold over 15 million as of 11 November 2012. Does that sound like a fail? It was sold separately and later with bundles instead of inside all PS3 so that’s impressive! It’s way better than the Wii Remote but an improvement isn’t that big as a new control like Wii Remote was when it was shown. PS Vita is a great console and better than the 3DS in my honest opinion but Nintendo has their exclusives and that’s why 3DS is still a good portable console. It also had a rocky start but truth is the economy and general crisis in the video game industry isn’t helping either. Look at how many companies broke, people layed off, companies sold, projects cancelled, etc. Don’t make ignorant fanboy-ish comments like you did. Just makes you sound like a 11 year old at school calling everything gay because they follow some band wagon.

        • jorden1506

          Don’t think microsoft learned anything (always online)

        • A true gamer

          Dude sorry to bust your nut but vita is not that great and why is it staill being beat 10 to 1 by 3ds and as for the nut sack move you can keep it im sure you have ways of using it and trust me your not true gamer if you were you would not sound like my 8 year old now yes i am a true nintendo fan and trust me little man i was gaming long before you were even thought of and and hell we will never meet so im leaving you will this I really don’t give a fck what some sony drones think and yes you forget the nut sack was beaten badly by kinect so why is it that sony alwways copies nintendo and microsoft i quess they can’t do something on there own

      • oo7PorscheMGS

        you’re just begging for attention aren’t you?? And all these “gay station” comments make you sound like a loser to all the MATURE people out there. Just a tip to help you out next time maybe instead of making a fool of yourself…. speak like a man unless you want to look like a little bitch the next time too… ;) And remember to breath… we’re talking about games here… it’s not life and death… dumbass….

    • jorden1506

      Wii U really isn’t dead just like the 3DS

      • Kaihaku

        Nintendo has made a few missteps with both for sure…but I also see them adapting and taking corrective action.

  • Tynan

    This is so cool because my name is Tynan too. I’ve never seen or heard of another Tynan hahaha

    Oh and I agree with this too! you make some strong points! It was very well put together and I think it would be hard to disagree with anything you’ve said!

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      Mother of god……… there’s more than one?!

      • A true gamer

        Hey that name is cool and you guys are lucky to have a great name

  • otter262001

    Great article….With the wii u line up of games coming they are leaps and bounds ahead of microsoft and p.s……watch out the big daddy games for Wii U are on the way.

    • http://www.facebook.com/laurence.smith.315 LEGIT _ELITE

      How in ANY way is it leaps and bounds above M$ and Sony? Quality wise they’re are respectively all equal(M$ a little lacking), in Sony’s case release more frequently, on a technical level they have nintendo beat, and from a mainstream (occasional gamer, not casual) perspective they have nintendo beat there with games like COD being (rumored) only on next gen and AC which while on WiiU will not sell anywhere near aswell.

      • heavenshitman1

        COD sold well, not exactly what you’d call mainstrem. Wii fit was mainstream doing massively successfully over a broad demographic.
        CODs appeal will dwindle eventually, fitness however is a timeless past time for ppl in any market
        Wait till they release Wii Fit U

        • http://www.facebook.com/laurence.smith.315 LEGIT _ELITE

          actually Black ops 2 was the worst selling 3rd party game available at launch for the WiiU also how does the WiiU selling well because of WiiFit (NOT A GAME OR GAMERS) compete or “surpass ” sony and microsoft? how is that LEAPS AND BOUNDS BETTER?! I like nintendo but sometimes nintendo fans (more specifically fanboys (not calling you one)) have their heads stuck up their asses.

          • bigevilworldwide

            The only Wii U games that people really bought were Mario bros U and Zombi U

          • Elem187

            BLOPS2 sold over 200,000, ZombiU sold 370,000… which isn’t bad considering there is only 3-4 million systems in the wild…. for the record the worst selling 3rd party game at launch on the Wii U was Mass Effect 3, where they sold the game for $60, while the trilogy for the other 2 consoles were selling for $30.

            Most of the Wii U customers so far, own one or both of the other systems, so your not going to sell them a game they have on another system or can get for half price on another system. Publishers are insane if they think they can sell gangbusters with that strategy.

          • Nintedward

            Black ops 2 has sold almost 200,000 copies on Wiiu. It certainly was not the worst selling Third party game on Wiiu. Do some research.

          • A true gamer

            Agreed most are little cry babies

      • Elem187

        Are you seriously comparing the quality from Sony and Microsoft to that of Nintendo? Nintendo will hold games back as long as it takes to get it right…. Sony/MS will push it out the door to meet a deadline, which requires updates and patches/fixes.

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      Thanks for reading! :)

      Certainly some great titles in the pipeline, and it’s only the first year!

  • heavenshitman1

    PS4 has one major issue to deal with. Moving their customer base to PS4. Sony goers only just bought PS3s very recently. It garnered its install base in the last couple years. These 10s of millions of users obviously aren’t going to lash out on PS4 anytime too soon. The PS4 install base will get behind again
    Come launch 720/PS4, WiiU will be half the cost and have 4 times the exclusives of higher profile games and an install lead of minimum 3.5 million
    WiiU capabilities haven’t been scratched yet. NFC usage, ‘board game’ style gamepad games, e.g. chess, draughts. Now even a dev for the intriguing Oculus rift VR device wants to port a (yet to be released obviously) high profile game to WiiU. As well as all the ‘mobile’ games coming to WiiU
    Its in a good position to compete against almost every market. Lower end mobile devices, mid-high end range of next gen consoles and even VR technology (in limited but more mainstream form)
    What will PS4 pit itself against, the top end PC market? Running FPSs, RTSs etc on dual analogue?
    Will wait to see about 720

    • http://www.facebook.com/laurence.smith.315 LEGIT _ELITE

      after 7 years, looming release from M$, and (some) devs complaining what did you expect them to do? plus they needed to support the Vita with it

      • heavenshitman1

        Didn’t 100% catch what exactly u were responding to there, but I think I got ur gist about why Sony is doing what they’re doing.
        Thing is, they’re in a fairly tight spot, Sony invests too much into their systems (at least from PS3). They have no choice except for PS4 to be a major success. Vita is not succeeding for them, and the more consumers getting on the PS3 bandwagon (like they are now), and the longer, PS4s install base will fall behind, making it suffer against the competition.
        It wasn’t smart of Sony to declare ongoing support for PS3, they’re just stopping consumers buying their new system. Only reason PS3 would still be a focus in the next 6 to 12 months is if PS4 isn’t going be released in every market by then
        Sony is making countless claims bout PS4, they’re likely going to fall short on delivering most of them, like release date, price and seamless streaming services that work like magic. Around where I live in Australia most ppl turn off their modems for power saving, so even PS4 performing system-idle dow
        nloads would be moot for many users

        • http://www.facebook.com/laurence.smith.315 LEGIT _ELITE

          To be honest I think their huge investment was good thing in the long run, it was scalable, taught sony some lessons, and Bluray survived. It was smart for them to continue ps3 support look at the PS1 it lasted over a decade, the ps2 lasted 12 years, the psp is 8 years old and a couple games are STILL being released for it I see no difference with the PS3. Plus I guarantee you sony will market the ps3 as a media hub once the PS4 is out I know that I’ll be keeping mine in my bedroom while my ps4 is in the living room. It has the online functionality and hardware to last longer than any past console generation that goes for the 360 as well. the xbox Mini rumors are no coincidence its the perfect business strategy. make money off of cheap hardware and then once the casual crowd is ready in 3 years or less they’ll jump over to ps4 once they understand the compelling software and features. Its like that every generation. Now the pricing and release those WILL be out 2013 no doubt about it the hardware was designed to be cheap and easy to manufacture they did it so they wouldn’t be behind M$ again thats what killed them early this gen. The online features are their to future proof the console just like Bluray was and its not made for every territory NA can barely handle the network needed for it. They know they legislation, will change in a couple of years multiple companies around the world are actually starting to invest in fibre optic up here in Canada we have fibre optic in certain regions and AT&T and google do too, UK is upgrading more and I know many south american territories are standardizing broadband. They just covering their asses for 5 years from now when they can actually use it to its full potential.

          • Elem187

            If the PS4 fails to sell gangbusters in its first few months, and Sony starts to treat it like they are treating the Vita, than I have no faith in the consoles future…

            Nintendo has more than proven they can act quickly and swiftly… We had all the doom and gloom articles surrounding the 3DS, as it was flopping bad in its first 6 months. All the actions they took back then are kicking into high gear now and nobody would argue its in trouble. Ninty will take the same steps with the Wii u and we will see some mind blowing announcements over the next 12 months (they already announced some of them)

          • http://www.facebook.com/laurence.smith.315 LEGIT _ELITE

            The 3DS survived for a multitude of reasons one it had a HUGE catalogue of games to run that you already had lying around to play 2. it had a massive price cut. which was the first time nintendo has ever sold anything at a loss. 3. It’s Nintendo they have the handheld market share and mindshare on lock. 4. after over a year it FINALLY started to have a worthwhile line-up. (I know there were great games before that) “If the PS4 fails to sell gangbusters in its first few months, and Sony starts to treat it like they are treating the Vita, than I have no faith in the consoles future…” WAT!!! Are you kidding me?! we live in a different time there are new markets and industries are out there competing. Consumers look at tech differently nowadays. We are in a recession (possible tail end of a recession) how can you make a decision like that when the WiiU hasn’t sold “Gangbusters” It sold well in its first month or two, but lets be honest not gangbusters and not selling anymore. The general consumers make up the bulk of the sales they are not gonna jump on these consoles as fast as when the 360 and PS3 came out. In 2005 there were no machines besides pc that could do what PS3, PSP, and 360 can do (that were relatively cost effective). Consumers want services more than hardware now, and the most attractive features next gen will be online based which isn’t tangible to most consumers to understand. Gamers are different too! The first year of EVERY CONSOLE kinda sucks so I dont get why after a year if its not selling crazy well that its a problem. The Vita is in a tough spot Sony handle EVERYTHING but the marketing for it WELL. The gave an amazing product at a GREAT price (aside from the memory cards) and they got loads of 3rd party nad indie support, they put heavy integration with the PS4 to support its longterm plan and it had a great online infrastructure.

          • Holyfire

            It’s an interesting strategy that you promote very highly about Sony and M’soft continuing to support their older systems within a current-gen cycle.
            Because of course there’s millions of consumers out there that can’t afford the latest and greatest, and the newest systems will have empty game libraries at the start etc..
            I find it funny, because it kinda suggests that the previous-gen systems for Sony and M’soft (which in this case, will be PS3 and 360) are going to be their predominant platforms for the next 12 months at least, which WiiU can 100% directly compete against. Almost like PS4 and 720 will be ahead of themselves
            But I think it still begs my point, because the Wii sold early, fast and well, then it stopped, now Nintendo is pushing WiiU. And WiiU will grow as a result
            PS4 and 720 are going to have dwindled install bases if ppl are still buying into previous-gen gear. By the time they get into their strides, Nintendo will be releasing potentially another new gen-system, getting a head start on that gen. And that new system will be getting in front of Sony’s and M’softs next system.
            Slightly long-term prediction there, alas, PS4 and 720 must have cost 100s of millions to develop in design, manufacturing and marketing. These systems getting caught behind is not affordable for Sony and Microsoft.
            Nintendo were always conservative in many aspects, but its cause they’re money conscious, and why they are still so wealthy today.
            If WiiU spontaneously died on the spot right now and didn’t sell another unit. Nintendo would just design and release a new system.
            Not as lovely for the consumer as such, but Nintendo on average doesn’t sell their hardware at massive losses like Sony and M’soft always do

          • Holyfire

            on another note bout the internet. Here in Australia, we’re getting fibre optic too. But by the time its prevalent, this console gen will be over. So all the extreme seamless online streaming that say Sony is promising, won’t matter so much, at least around here

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      Thanks for reading :)

      You bring up some valid points, it’s a harder market to excel in and Nintendo have some cards they’re keeping close to their chest, like NFC. Just like Nintendo had an uphill batte with Wii U, Sony and Microsoft will probably face the same hill. Nintendo’s already half way up, so it’s going to be hard to play catch up, even with better hardware.

      • Holyfire

        Sony and (particularly) M’soft have secrets up their sleeves. No-one realizes Nintendo does too. Wii comfortably outsold competitors last gen, with the most minimalistic processing tech, and a bunch of shovel-ware. WiiU is poised to get far more high profile releases this time round on more relavent processing hardware.
        There’s barely been a single generation ever where the most powerful system won.
        Sony and M’soft are setting up to canabalise each other again.
        And happy to read :)

        • A true gamer

          Agreed

  • crimsonox

    XD wait i fell from my chair since i read the title… LMAO… man share the weed

  • crimsonox

    Yeah, sure, tell me, why WiiU sales are so f**king low

    • A true gamer

      Because more people are buying online but most haters won’t tell people that

      • bigevilworldwide

        Yeah OK…What drugs are you on.

        • A true gamer

          Not the ones your on

    • heavenshitman1

      Cause of the new markets. The economy has troughed and ppl aren’t as wealthy anymore, especially in light of more entertainment options and diluted market. Now you explain why PS3/360 sales were that low at their launches.
      Launching the console is the slowest and hardest part when there’s no games, system flaws and no install base.
      PS4 and 720 are about to face the exact same challenges and sales trough. That’s if they even release anytime soon, PS4 is rumoured to suffer major delays in at least half the territories

      • bigevilworldwide

        Cause there are no games…..Plain and simple. the gaming community doesn’t seem to grasp they are the minority….Actual consumers want what they can purchase right now, not year+ old ports like 90% of the Wii U library…They don’t care about that list of unannounced games fanboys keep spouting out. it’s whats on the shelves NOW….There is literally NOTHING to entice the average consumer. ZombiU got crap reviews, it’s decent…And Mario U is a Wii game stopped halfway through production and ported to the Wii U….3rd parties are already disappearing for the PS4 and Xbox….

        Are you actually delusional enough to think once the systems are out those 3rd parted are even going to think about Nintendo

        • heavenshitman1

          Nintendos customer base is no minority. Lest not forget the both M’soft and Sony were out sold by Wii in the 10s of millions. And ur point about the 3rd party’s is already disproven. Android games (old AND new) are starting to hit very soon. The launch ports are old games but soon it’ll get current ports to. Though while 3rd party isn’t Nintendos home consoles strongest point, Wii outsold all, 3DS is anhialating, Vita is on a brink of lack of collapse.
          Whether ur capable to admit it or not, Nintendo is a powerful competitor. Stay in touch, it will be interesting to watch the next 12 months play out. :)

          • A true gamer

            Good point man and Im glad to see some really do care about nintendo..Thumbs up man!

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      Thanks for reading :)

      I wish I could sell 6 million units of something I’m putting on shelves for $500…

      • A true gamer

        Agreed but how are you liking the wii U Myself and my family love it and if people want good looking games go buy a PC But Wii U is something that rocks and heck Ive been a gamer longer than most on this site

  • HumbleHulk

    There are some valid points brought up in this article but I disagree. We don’t know all of the features of PS4 let alone the next Xbox. The next gen systems will be using PC architecture so development cost will be pretty much the same as current gen. Also there are quite a few games that are solely announced for PS4 PC and “other next gen platforms”, basically the next Xbox. No word for Wii U. I think this article was written too early.

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      Thanks for reading :)

      Sure, it’s too early to tell. But one way to look at it is “there wont be a war, because Nintendo is in a strong position”.

      Let’s face it, Sony wont automatically get all their PS3 owners to instantly buy a PS4, so they have just as many challenges as Nintendo do. It is a different market than what it was back when Wii/PS3/etc launched, too.

      But time will tell!

  • bigshynepo

    “The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD will hit Wii U this year, and Super Smash Bros. U is not too far off. Pikmin 3 hits in August, and we haven’t even heard about the inevitable Mario Tennis, Metroid and Starfox titles.”

    Hello, new first party IPs please….? Yoshi’s yarn is just a kirby epic yarn spin off. Nintendo originality is at an all time low. At least Sony is sticking with their first party exclusives plan, a plan that caters to me as a hardcore gamer.

    • bigevilworldwide

      Ummmm Smash is no further than…they are working on it…Not making it working, which means it could still be in planning but if the more likely 2-3 years is not far off then by all means wait…For that and every other game that the delusional Nintendo fanboys keep naming off that either haven’t gotten past we’re talking about it, or just plain haven’t been announced at all…..I’m so tired of the fanboys with their non-existent games list, like mario kart, metroid, 3d mario, donkey kong….If it’s not been announced it shouldn’t even be whispered…They have nothing on the horizon past a Zelda HD remake, Pikmin is not a system seller

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      Thanks for reading :)

      I agree with the new IP point though I’ve come to realise something about Nintendo.

      See, they make completely new games, but put their characters in them.

      One example is Yoshi’s Touch and Go on DS. That game could’ve worked with a new character, it certainly wasn’t something we’d ever seen before, but they threw Yoshi in there so it would be easier to market.

      I think that’s their key to success. Familiar characters, unfamiliar settings.

      • bigshynepo

        Your comment made me realize that Nintendo is following a pattern set by Disney regarding IP integration into their media releases. Yoshi is like Goofy…both supporting characters and both getting their own spin offs (Yoshi’s Island….Goof Troop…). Disney has been smart enough to branch off into acquiring IPs and entering other business ventures like hotels, theme parks and brick & mortar retail, It would be cool to see Nintendo theme parks, resorts and Nintendo world stores everywhere. Nintendo needs to grow the popularity of their characters beyond video games to regain their original magic of the 80’s and 90’s.

  • clouds5

    Very strong points. I bought the wii u on day one and i lobe it so far. Im a pc gamer that plays consoles on the side, andi never played any console as much as i played wii u. I love the new features of the gamepad and its just awesome for us married guys when you can sit on the couch with your wife while she watches and you can still play your favorite games. Or just browse the eshop for some new indy titles without even turning on your tv!
    Im glad i bought the wii u and since next xbox and ps4 have basically pc hardware, i think im perfectly set with my strong gaming pc and the wiiu.

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      Thanks for reading :)

      The Off-TV play feature is awesome. Equally cool that you can pop headphones in and fully enjoy supported games without annoying anyone!

  • http://www.facebook.com/JPW83 Jpro Walkom

    I was thinking about this the other day, the best thing Nintendo can do right now to boost sales and fight the Doom and Gloom articles is by doing a Connection Tour. Actually showing people what the Wii U is and how it works. These Connection Tours did wonders for the Wii and really helped push it into that niche for the first couple of years. I mean what did Nintendo do when the Wii U was one month away. They set up one store in Sydney and Melbourne. One Place and gave you demos. How is that going to help your product?

    When the Wii was coming you had shopping centres with Wii Sports. There and ready to try it. You had open arms. I never saw that with the Wii U. What i see right now with the Wii U and it really pains me to say it:
    Here’s our successor you can play demos at EB games or JB Hifi… Please Buy it!

    I love the Wii U. Last Night i played Monster Hunter Ultimate for 6 hours lol. Before that i played about 2 or 3 hours of Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed, Scribblenauts Unlimited and ZombiU.

    The Wii U has some great games right now, the problem is they’re not letting those great games be known.

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      As always, thanks for reading :D

      You’re right, Nintendo need to get out on the road more. I don’t think I’ve seen Wii U in any store yet. I predict that when Wii Fit U hits, they’ll probably get around to show it off. But we’ll see.

  • http://twitter.com/miigamer Mike

    while i want say it in an absolute manner, but i do think the wii u will win the next gen war

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      Thanks for reading :)

      We’ll have to wait and see!

      • http://twitter.com/miigamer Mike

        no problem I’ve been following this site for a good while. You have done a great job

  • Владислав Зимин

    Article nonsense. Read an interview with the developers, games for next-gen will not be more expensive!

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      Thanks for reading :)

      I think next-generation development will be more and more expensive in many ways. Better graphics mean more staff or longer development times. Instead of animating a character, you need to hire stunt actors and motion capture studios to make it look realistic.

      There are plenty of reasons why next-gen game development will be more expensive.

      • Владислав Зимин

        No. See all new games, Uncharted, Halo – all used motion capture, new engine include more new cool technology. Sadows, light, physix. Create game not be more expensive, sorry. New SDK will facilitate the creation of new games, not complicate the process. The use of actors on the contrary, accelerates and simplifies the creation of the animation several times. Try to animate characters by hand! Read the interview with the developers of HALO CE, you’ll understand.

        • TwinTails

          And that all cost money to do. On top of that, Sony had to close some studios because the games they put so much money into didn’t sell very well. Developers have been saying this in interviews many times. And FPS games like Halo don’t really take that much money to make in the first place.

        • A true gamer

          Facepalm!

    • A true gamer

      Wrong they may be around 90 to 100 dollars ..So No Why would i want to pay that

  • Jake Pierce

    This is one of the most delusional gaming-related articles I’ve ever has the misfortune of reading – I intend to purchase a Wii U, but to definitively state that it will win the next generation ”console war” is absolutely ridiculous, and downright far removed from reality.

    The console. albeit fun, is severely overpriced, devastatingly under-powered, and lacking any compelling software save ZombieU and Lego City Undercover. None of the major engines such as Luminous, Unreal Engine 4, or Panta Rhei will be supported by Wii U – it is really sad that Mark Rein laughed when questioned about whether Wii U would support UE4. I really hope Nintendo has a monster E3 conference planned, or else Wii U could possibly be one of the most disastrous console releases in history.

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      Thanks for reading :)

      I think you’re confused about “engine support”. In most cases, the engine developer has to lend support to console developers in case they run into any problems. In the case of Unreal Engine 4, for example, the system can of course support it, but Epic aren’t “supporting” Wii U.

      So, this means that I can make a Wii U game with Unreal Engine 4 if I wanted to, but if I run into any dramas in development, I can’t go running to Epic to ask them for help.

      • Jake Pierce

        I applaud your dedication to the platform, but in reality, the Wii U will almost certainly not win the console war – the appearance of highly anticipated software such as Mario 3D, Metroid, Zelda, and Smash Bros will definitely give it a sizable boost, but the scenario with the original Wii was a phenomenon, and will not be repeated with the Wii U.

        Wii U will hopefully shift 40-60 million units, but it will not get next to near the Wii’s installed base of 100 million – motion control allowed the Wii to transcend beyond the barriers of traditional hardcore gaming. Wii U’s gimmick is touch screen gaming, which doesn’t seem very original when compared with swathes of dedicated devices such as the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire flooding the marketplace.

        • A true gamer

          You same loons said the same thing about the nut sack move and vita and we know how that ended and the ps3 only sold around 70 or so consoles the wii 100 million so it’s in the numbers kiddies and i love how sony drones try to justifi there crappy sony crap

          • d0x360

            Yes it’s in the numbers. Hardware sales aren’t as important as game sales. Attach rate is king and the ps3 and xbox crush Nintendo in attach rate. Fact.

          • A true gamer

            Meh!

          • oo7PorscheMGS

            “a true gamer” doesn’t like facts… he likes his PC and his mommys basement… oh and mario! LOL. I like other consoles too but I don’t feel the need to talk TRASH about them like “a true gamer” does… so ironic his screen name on here, isn’t it? heh…. pathetic little nerds, too funny.

        • A true gamer

          Who cares who wins what..You type of people are one sided and that is the shame of it But wii u is for people who want to have fun and im sorry but ps4 is still out of date to my PC and if i want real good looking games i will buy pc…Why pay high price for a outdated pc console when i can do better on a pc..Sorry but you make no sense!

      • d0x360

        Incorrect. Epic has already stated the unreal 4 engine will not run on the wiiu. Yes in theory a developer could rewrite the entire engine to make it compatible but at that point it would cost a Lot less to just write their own engine. The problem is wiiu doesn’t support most of the rendering features present in ue4 so making it compatible would be pointless as ue3 will work just fine. Fact of the matter is the hardware neither has the sheer power or feature support to exceed current consoles by any significant margin or properly run any next gen rendering engine.

        • A true gamer

          FACEPALM! It can run on Wii U you foolish prick..Now go crawl under your bridge little boy

          • d0x360

            .. K

          • A true gamer

            Wow… I actually feel sorry for you. You want to troll SO bad, but you
            fail at it. Keep that helmet on, and don’t let all the rejection letters
            from the special Olympics get you down bro. Someday they’ll say you
            aren’t too retarded to join them! Keep reaching for the stars!Facepalm!!!!!!!LOL

          • d0x360

            Oh wait… You’re wrong! Tell me friend. What shader model does the wiiu support? How big is the frame buffer and how many rendering passes can it store in said buffer? How fast is the interconnect between the gpu and cpu? Can it do msaa while running a deferred rendering engine? Does it have a unified or divided shader pipeline? Which api(s) does Nintendo support in the dev kits? Do they allow direct access to the hardware layer or do you always have to use api? Do you even have the faintest clue what I’m saying? Have you ever written code? I have. Have you ever touched a debug unit for any console made in the last 20 years? Oh I have!

            The problem is no it cannot support all the features of unreal4.0 it cannot come even close. It can’t do a single direct X 11 effect. The hardware simply does not have the capability to do so. It’s undeniably a fact. If you had any sense and knew anything whatsoever about technology and how it works you would know that. Instead of arguing with people smarter than you and making yourself look foolish why don’t you go learn something. Fanboys are one thing but Fanboys who don’t have a clue are the worst.

            Seriously there is zero benefit to what you are doing. Almost everything you have said here is either rude, wrong, stupid or all of the above. Get over yourself and go read a book.

            FACEPALM

          • A true gamer

            In fact i have guy and im very good at i can hack anything i want even you but again your nothing but Meh! so keep trying trooper and thanks your very laughable and Facepalm back..Because your nothing but some little boy living welfare in his parents basement but good luck with that and this will be my last response because i have a real life and not some little punk trolling channels ….goodbye

          • A true gamer

            Meh! Oh and wash your hand..Who knows where it’s been

        • A true gamer

          Again Who really cares…PC wins that

      • A true gamer

        good one man..I love how these so called gamers try to be gamers…hahahaha

  • mngoldy

    in what world is ps4 and xbox 720 games going to cost $90. Also in what world are 3rd party games coming to Wii U

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      In Australia, games already cost $110.

      There are plenty of third party games heading to Wii U. People will say “Oh, but what about GTA” or whatever, but there’s Assassins Creed, Watch Dogs and many, many others. And those are just the ones we know about.

      This time next year, you’ll probably see most multi-platform games on Wii U.

      Thanks for reading! :)

  • Jedi Akira

    Great point of view with some thoughtful & compelling arguments & facts to back it up. One other point to consider, besides the U’s inevitable solid holiday game lineup, will be Nintendo’s ability to have some attractive bundles & a possible price cut ahead of Sony & MS’ respective launches. If Nintendo can pull together a compelling marketing campaign, they will position themselves nicely against the competition.

    I’ve owned a U from day 1 and, while it has had its challenges, I’ve already enjoyed the experience more than my original Wii & have felt that the U embraces Nintendo’s glory days. I’m sure I will pick up a PS4 or X720 at some point, but I think the “Nintendo is Doomed” crowd fundamentally misunderstands Nintendo & it’s fans.

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      Thanks for reading :)

      You’re right, Wii U can only get more profitable as times goes on, just as Nintendo 3DS. Costs of making chips and stuff come down, so that means Nintendo can afford to whip together some nice bundles.

      I expect we’ll see a bunch of Wii Fit bundles this holiday season which will help the console even more.

      • A true gamer

        I wonder if the update is up yet

  • d0x360

    I think your off. Nintendos Wii audience is gone. All that’s left is actual gamers. Actual gamers want new hardware. We have been playing on wiiu level kit for 7 years. Yes like myself some will buy the wiiu… But like myself they will only buy Nintendo game’s. I’ve had a wiiu for 3 months and I own zero games, I’ve bought zero games so far. In that same time I’ve bought about 25 xbox 360 games…. That’s a big problem for Nintendo.

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      Thanks for reading :)

      I’m an “actual gamer” and I like the Wii U. Where does that leave me? I’m not worthy to play on PlayStation 4? I own all modern (and pre-modern, actually) consoles.

      Games are about the experience, not the teraflops.

      • d0x360

        Read and comprehend. I own one too. I’m just saying the casual crowd is gone and your average gamer doesn’t care about the wiiu. The core gamer will buy one like we did. Yes games aren’t about teraflops but you are absolutely blind if you don’t see how technical power can open new game play. Power isn’t just graphics

        • A true gamer

          Do we care..Nope

    • A true gamer

      First Your not a true gamer and second please get your head out of your ass

  • Escopablobar

    This was probably one of the better pieces of biased, fan serving opinion pieces I have read. It was well written without the abundance of grammatical and syntax shortfalls that are the norm in articles like this. I will not offer a full rebuttal as I believe it would not serve any purpose in this forum. I will only say that I do not agree with anything you have asserted. Nintendo will fail next gen because it has rested on its laurels and has not innovated in software support for the last 7 years. Forgive me if I don’t elucidate my point beyond that.

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      Thanks for reading

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=640298366 Timothy Smith

    You make a good point with the only advantage (so far that we now of) of having a PS4 or nextbox is getting better graphics. But I think you’re underestimating both systems. We don’t know much about either system, so I can’t say what else is different, but saying that JUST the graphics will be different is not given them enough credit. Yes, that COULD be the only difference, but we don’t know yet.

    Also, pretty much every other thing you said I agree with. I have a Wii U and love it, and I didn’t really think about Nintendo doing what the customers want (to an extent). Good article.

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      Thanks for reading! :)

      I don’t think I’m underestimating the next generation, I just made some comments based off what we already know.

      Games like Assassins’ Creed IV and Watch_Dogs don’t have any advantage on PS4, other than shinier graphics. To me, that’s not really worth paying $1000 (or whatever) to get the game when I already have three consoles that can play it. I’m the kind of guy who will whip out the Nintendo 64, or whatever, every now and then. Graphics aren’t that important.

      But I also think that publishers will be cautious with PS4 and Xbox 3. They already have 300 MILLION customers who own PS3/X360/Wii. It’s going to take a lot to fully invest in a console that has an install base 0. I think that is what we’re seeing with Wii U.

      That’s not to say the next consoles wont have outstanding features, I’m just saying that initially, the first games on those consoles will be pretty safe and are unlikely to have any massive new feature that will convince the masses that they HAVE to play that game on a new system, rather than their current.

      Here’s a follow up article you might like :)

      http://aussie-gamer.com/features-2/playstation-4-has-also-won-the-next-generation-console-war/

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=640298366 Timothy Smith

        I getcha. I was just saying that with hardly any info on the other systems it’s hard to say who’s won. lol As much as your points seem valid and truthful, no one can predict the future.

  • themuIe

    Hurry! Tell Nintendo, I don’t think they know they won.

  • http://twitter.com/Orionsaint Orionsaint

    You have to laugh at these ridiculous delusional fanboy articles, Haha!

  • Weisse

    Holy hell, so much delusion here. Wii U is hardly next gen. It’s Nintendo’s answer to the current ps3 and 360. They have only just caught up. All I can see is the Wii U being a great console for Nintendo’s first party titles, which is great. But 3rd party titles will mainly be bought on the other consoles. Why? Because it has a bigger install base.

    Plus the transition into the real next gen systems is what gamers are waiting for. Hate that as much as you want, but it’s true. Even certain 3rd party developers aren’t sure about developing for the Wii U. Rayman Legends which was supposed to be a Wii U exclusive is getting a multiplatform release. ZomiU is hardly a non-Nintendo killer app. Mass Effect 3, Need for speed, COD and Batman can all be bought on other systems and for cheaper.

    Devs are kitting Wii U development kits for free shows have much Nintendo wants them to develop titles for them, but even so, not many 3rd party games besides ports or multiplatform titles are being released or developed in comparison. Plus Xbl and PSN puts Nintendo’s online service to shame.

    Wii U will be just like the Wii, great first party titles but will be filled with an abundance of gimmicky 3rd party shovewarel titles. Even it’s online functionailty is barebones. Nintendo really need to revise their console strategy if its to compete when Sony and MS release their next systems.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jerry.holden.71 Jerry Holden

    The Wii U is certainly looks like it finally has some legit games coming out for it pretty soon. I worry about it’s longevity though. No doubt it will compete with the Nextbox and PS4 when they release, but what happens in five years when developers are really pushing the limits of new hardware, while the Wii U is still stuck in last gen? Granted the Wii had the same problem and still sold like hotcakes, but the Wii U isn’t selling like the original did early in it’s life cycle.

  • dakan45

    Nope, it lost. It is current gen.

    • A true gamer

      Nope next gen…get over it fanboy

      • vbfgf dfdf

        Doomed Wii U have 10 years old tech. It’s not next gen. No life loser…

        • A true gamer

          Hahaha man are you that fcking dumb really? You can’t be but no worries i will be geeting a ps4 just to set it on fire on youtube ..Now that is priceless and guy What kind of faggot username is that crap you are using..Worthless sack..hahahahaha thanks for your faggot comment though but im done guy..Now don’t you have a nut sack of a controller to play with…Hahaha Playing with ball you lame ass faggot

          • vbfgf dfdf

            Your tears are delicious. And proved that your probably a virgin trying to act like an adult. In the meantime check the week sales ; PS3 : 117,631 / 360 : 80,685 / Wii U : 32,115. Doomed… totally.

          • A true gamer

            Meh! I just have life better than yours and Trust me i get more pussy than you do in a week..But keep talking out your Ass Im sure in time it might get you off welfare..Oh And ps4 is going to end up a paper weight in my office But good luck with being what you call a gamer…Now that is laughable!

          • PlanesAreABless

            How was the plane if you father’s ass ? LOOOOL

          • A true gamer

            Hahaha Is this all you got german boy really please find a rope and use it..Have a nice day and hell trolls like yourself are the foolish ones ..But till you posers find out who i am you have no power and by the way if your going to troll me like others have tried come at me with more force because nothing you throw at me is working..Thanks for the entertainment you have put a smile on my face cocksucker..and your ass got owned

        • A true gamer

          No tears here just having a great time seeing you cry like a little man Now did mommy and daddy not give what you needed as a child and so again bring anything you got but im not always on here since being on this site is not my life but im sure living on welfare you have all the time in the world..But Come on guy if this is your best at trolling my ..it’s not working but making me laugh and hell my kids are eating it up my sons are what you called well off and you..Well Not much

      • dakan45

        Current gen. ssorry wiuu sucks

  • hesoyamdonMonster

    it doesnt matter who win, this gen technically every one is the winner, because 3 competitors made alot of money. the next gen this case should be the same because, the consumer (gamers) will always benefit if their console is successful. But i dont want apple enter the gaming market as console, even if it does i dont want it to be successful whats so ever.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=503928040 Aaron Lee Brenneman

    It’s too early to say they’ve won, but it’s hard not to imagine a huge spike when the inevitable games come. People forget the PS360 struggled early on and only became good after a few years; PS4 and 720 are unlikely to live up to their hype immediately. I predict the Wii U will be a better choice than them, and with a much stronger library, at least until about 2015. After that, we really have no idea.

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      The concept of “winning” is flawed anyway.

      Wii has awesome games and sold well. PlayStation 3 has awesome games and sold well. Xbox 360 has awesome games and sold well. So who wins?

      The idea of a “winner” used to be based on the assumption that there would someday be only one game console on the market. This assumption came from the VHS/BETA argument, where it was decided that only one format could thrive on the market.

      However, 30 years later, it’s clear that the market can support many different game consoles. So why should there even be a winner?

      To me, a “winning console” is one that is… fun. A solid product. Wii U fits the bill.

  • jorden1506

    Love this article :D

  • Thomas88

    What a bullshit!

  • A true gamer

    Most sony fanboys are COD player and does not make them a true gamer..Now you can cry and whine like the little babies you are but a true gamer is someone who does not care what console it came on and they always buy the hard to find games or games most won’t give time too and that is why most sony and microsoft fanboys but not all of them i know some that are for gaming on all but there are always a few loons who claim there console is the only good one and that is there downfall. Depending on one console and that is it..To me that is not a good thing and you have some who tried to say the vita would kill the 3ds and we know how that ended.Now again not everyone is a true gamer and those who are i have much respect for and those who just stick to one thing are sorry people and not a true gamer..Now hate my comment ..We will never meet and i have two sons who love gaming and are not stuck to one console..Now i will not say im sorry for what i think and will stick by it and call me a fanboy..But the fact is im not a fanboy but one of the few called a gamer..(note will not respond back)

    • vbfgf dfdf

      Don’t act like you have a life, you post more than anyone else. You are a no life loser who is on Nintendo stick and probably whinning that no one takes nintendo seriously… Doomed Wii U is doomed. Go find a tissue.

      • Guest

        ha that’s funny and vita din’t die..It was beaten ten to one and it is a dead so called next gen so again get your head out of that faggot ass of your and stop crying like a little btch..Need a tissue.Like ps4 will really do any better but your to fing blind to see it but find me in a year and we will see who’s right…maybe it won’t fail like the dead vita shit but i dought it but like i said im done poser enjoy your lame ass life living on welfare

        • vbfgf dfdf

          Scared to use you nickname ? “Truegamer”, the 40 year old virgin who got a doomed wii u LMAO…

          • A true gamer

            Nope have a sexy wife and own my own company and have two great sons and you..Well welfare but keep trying man Im sure there’s a guy out there for you and Please stop crying you look like sh!t

          • vbfgf dfdf

            LMAO I don’t even live in the US, you idiot. You are talking about COD ? I do not play this. Wii U has NO games. It’s doesn’t sell, nobody want it unless a old virgin like you who are crying because his shitty hardware isn’t a success. The Last Of Us in on PC ? Beyond Two Souls in on PC ? Tales Of Xillia on PC ? Nope and it’s not on Wii U either. Real games, sorry bro.

          • A true gamer

            Guy..Your nothing more than a bad fart that lingers…But keep those comments coming trooper i get a chance to laugh at you some more and if this is the best you can do in trolling guy than you have failed big time

          • vbfgf dfdf

            More you answer, more you prove my point : you have no life and you are mad about the flop of the console. A father wouldn’t waste time to this nonsense, but you do. So yeah you are probably a 40 years old virgin who play nintendo games. Thank you to make my point.LMAO

          • A true gamer

            No thank you for proving my point that sony fanboys like yourself still live in denial and stay to one console so again your not a true gamer and you never will and for your info how old are you again and how long will you be on welfare..My sons have a good life and trust me i make more money than you will ever make in your life time so please take your crying nonsense to someone who cares and please go find a job and stop waste our tax payers dollars or will you be a lazy bum for the rest of your little life…Just saying and please think before you comment again because right now you sound like a jack@ss and as for what you call a flop Nintendo fans call awesome and a real gamer would not care about console wars but you guy seen to have some mental problems…I bet you were one of those kids that got picked on and i bet you ate paste as a child…Go get you some help because im not sure to feel sorry for you or put you out of your misery

          • vbfgf dfdf

            Still have no wife ? No Life either ? LMAO. You shouldn’t have make up a story to give you some credits when you’re probably are on you mother’s basement.

          • A true gamer

            Hell you and oo7PorscheMGS would make great butt buddies since both of cry and act the same and hell i was hope for a great debate with you..such a shame

      • Guest

        Again your not true gamer..Now get a tissue queer stain

    • A true gamer

      I proved my point…Thanks guys for doing that

  • vbfgf dfdf

    This article is by far the most funny thing I have read in years. Wii U would be lucky to do Game Cube numbers… It’s dead like Vita is dead. Old people doesn’t care about it, and gamers go with PC/PS360. Wii U only have Nintendo fanboys, and there are not so many, look at N-64 and GC. The next gen console war will be a fight between PS4/720. The Wii joke won’t happen again…

  • Axe99

    Bunch of issues here, and inaccuracies as well, but no need to look at the details when the overall concept behind the article is so flawed. If the other two next-gen consoles haven’t even launched yet, the contest hasn’t even started, so you can’t declare a ‘winner’ (whatever that would be – as long as the platform holder makes money, and the gamers have fun, can’t everybody win? I’d argue that there were multiple winners for the last three console generations at least ;)).

    Plain and simple. So issues with your description of BF4 being the same on PS3 and PS4 aside (which it isn’t – 24 players vs 64 is a _big_ difference) and ignoring titles like the third game in the Witcher series, and Thief 4 (both PC/PS4/Nextbox only), your basic premise is just not right.

    By all means, talk up the Wii U – by all accounts it’s a quality piece of kit – but if you want people coming back, rather than quick and dirty flamebait, then pitch it to at least a moderately intelligent audience ;).

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      I’m not sure anyone has ever stated anywhere that Battlefield 4 will support 64 players on PlayStation 4. I could be wrong, but please show me where it has been stated by EA.

      You might also enjoy this article;

      http://aussie-gamer.com/features-2/playstation-4-has-also-won-the-next-generation-console-war/

      • Axe99

        It was a while ago now, but I I think it was mentioned by one of the DICE people when they were talking about playercounts on current-gen vs next gen consoles (so they didn’t specify PS4 – you may remember that EA oddly didn’t specify which next-gen consoles BF4 was coming too, although it only coming to one or the other would be pretty unlikely). It was over a month ago now, don’t think it’s worth digging up the article – we’ll see how it pans out on launch. If it’s the same playercount on both machines, by all means point it out ;).

        Other article is good – I commended it when it launched – but the above comment wasn’t in the context of that article, as it hadn’t been published yet ;).

        • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

          Even out of curiosity, because I can’t remember seeing any details like that come out at all. And I write news! haha

  • A true gamer

    Enen though ive had fun debate you sony loons..Im done posers Now for you who love wii u more power to you and heck ps4 maybe a cool console but it’s the few loon fanboys who cry and complain trying to tell people that sony is the only console well get your head out of your hole and learn to be a true gamer ..you play it all not just stuck to one console and being a true gamer is rare but they are there but im done the few true gamers and the few loons on this site thanks for the chat and thanks loons for the laugh ive had fun but i won’t be responding back i do have a real life and a good paying job unlike a few who live on welfare and playing nothing COD all day that my friends is not a real gamer……………From a true gamer since it started

  • Bjoernsen

    This post is nuts. I’m all for being positive and certainly don’t think the Wii U has failed yet, but somewhere along the road from ‘failed’ to ‘has already won’ there is a far more sensible stance. Mostly because we don’t know much about the competition or even about the Wii U yet, and even if there are things we can assume with some certainty(like the release of a next-gen Mario) their impact is not that predictable. A quality Mario/Zelda line-up was for instance not enough to secure a ‘win’ for Gamecube, and that console performed far better in its early days than the Wii U.

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      Depends on what you consider to be a “win”?

      Good games, good console, good sales. Wii U has them all, just like PlayStation 4 and Xbox 3 will.

      • Bjoernsen

        Here’s the problem: You don’t know that regarding PS4 and Xbox 3. At all. You haven’t even seen the consoles themselves (or so I believe).
        Here’s the other problem: I don’t agree that the Wii U is a good console, I would not define its sales as good and I don’t think it has that much of a good games library. Now, of course you’re free to think that it does, you’re just not convincing me in the process.

        Also, if you expect peoplet to interpret “generation-winner” as “good console”, and not think of competitions between the consoles then you’ve got another thing coming.

  • Alex

    What a Crappy Article!:))=)))LOOOOL:))) Dude you all Nintendo fanboys need to stop with all your delusional crap:))Do you even think when you claim something like “The Wii U will win the next generation” ?or you were born yesterday or something?:)) how can you compare a cheap PS2 dressed like a Mac with the TRUE NEXT GENERATION CONSOLES aka PS4 and the Next PS4?

  • Alex

    The Next Xbox*

  • http://www.facebook.com/crackkat.paul.7 Crackkat L Ryuzaki

    solid article

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      Thanks for reading :)

  • das rite

    xbox 720 reveal may 21st, xbox has already won, xbox won last gen they will win this gen to

    • vbfgf dfdf

      xbox was last this gen. Check worldwide sale. Sorry, find a tissue or something..

  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.peterson.77715 Jim Peterson

    Is the person who wrote this article out of their freakin heads? The major 3rd party developers are dropping it like a hot potato, its being outsold by even the PS Vita, Nintendo’s upcoming first party titles (the only thing that could save the Wii U at this point) could best be described as disappointing and meagre at best, with not a single killer app amongst it. How exactly is it going to win the console war?

    Im not a Nintendo hater, Im a long time fan, I grew up on the NES and SNES. But this thing is just a big disaster. Why on earth would I buy a console with obsolete hardware on par with consoles that have already been out for 6 years (which are about to get next gen replacements) with no games?

    • A true gamer

      Why would you buy a outdated console pc like ps4. My PC could do circles around ps4 Nah Wii U is for fun games but for awesome looking games My PC can do better

      • abstractpurpose

        Pc is better. But only by a little. The stats are one thing but to look at a game side by side with a console its such a small stupid little difference. Why buy sony instead of the better looking pc? Go look at a game rack and see whats there. A joke of a pc gaming section vs a massive consol selection. There are SO MANY amazing games that are consol only vs only a few good ones for pc such as total war. I will take the cheaper system with way more games to choose from anyday. How can pc players say there true gamers when they are fanboys for a system that has the fewest game options…great motto pc gamers….we play less. Besides this topic isnt about pc so itd be best not to even have brought up that sorry excuse for a gaming device.

    • Jason

      Its actually better then the current gen, but it doesn’t matter to me I bought one cause of the games that are out for it and will becoming out for it like Zelda wind waker HD just cause I loved the gamecube version. I even got COD for it and find it more enjoyable playing on the gamepad. To me any console will be outdated cause my desktop will be better no matter what with an FX8350 clocked at 4.8Ghz and Dual 7990 6gb Gddr5 1200/1400 and 32gb DRR3 1866. I got Wii U cause Nintendo has the best games compare to PS and Xbox. I have 2 7870s too but I don’t know what to do with them and those combined would be better then anything sony and xbox will put out.

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      First, I’m not out of my head.

      Second, no third party publisher has ever said they will never support Wii U.

      Third, Wii U’s hardware is not obsolete. It was released 6 months ago.

      Finally, I don’t see how anyone can really judge a product without actually owning it and using it.

  • Kaihaku

    I don’t know about winning this generation of the console wars but I definitely think that the Wii U will be a success for Nintendo. I think it’s another 3DS, only with an even more bungled launch, but as the high quality first and second party games start landing the console will start shipping.

    It may seem counter-intuitive at first, but I think that the release of the next Microsoft and Sony consoles will give the Wii U a boost in sales and popularity. Comparing a released product with known flaws to an unreleased product with unknown flaws makes the released product look dreadful…but the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. When the next Playstation is released it will have flaws of it’s own and, judging by Nintendo’s responsiveness, the Wii U will be in good shape by that point with most of the major complaints addressed – including the drought of “console shipping” games.

  • http://www.purenintendomagazine.com/ Justin ‘J Money’

    I agree with most of what was said here. The Wii U did have a lackluster launch window. I attribute this to the games showcased pre-launch and that some of these games were either canceled or delayed post-launch. This did create some issues with retail software support during these first months of the consoles life. In my opinion, there has been plenty of retail software available. I have owned a Wii U since launch and have purchased quite a few retail titles and still play many of them today. I can see how a gamer with more specific tastes in games may have issues with the Wii U’s current line up but fortunately I am not too picky and can enjoy a wide range of titles.

    One thing that this article did not touch on was the eShop. There are not only a good selection of digital only titles available on the eShop but most of these titles are just as good, if not better, than the retail games. The eShop has also managed to capture the attention of a load of indie developers. There are quite a few quality indie titles on the eShop with many more on the way. The Wii U is becoming a haven for many indie developers and with more and more indies announcing Wii U releases their support of Nintendo’s new console could be huge for the future of the console.

    All in all I enjoyed your article and it was a good read. I think that all of the Wii U naysayers are a little early to judge the console. Once the Wii U has some time to beef up its software library, I feel that it should be on more stable ground. This holiday season could potentially be a big turning point for the Wii U depending on what Nintendo has planned for it this fall. I can’t wait for E3!

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      Thanks for reading :)

      It should be an awesome year for gaming this year at E3!

  • A true gamer

    oo7PorscheMGS is defeated! He removed all his comments

  • vbfgf dfdf

    “My father is dead..Killed on sept 11 2001″ – Damn, so there was a good thing that happen sept 11 after all… want a tissue or something LMAO ? And just to be clear, you prove that you are a old virgin, look at all your post, I have seen 8 years old virgin posts using the same vocabulary that you used.

    So yes, you are a brainless old virgin with no life and with no memory : I do not live in America. Keep answering me here, because… well you have no life. Thank you to approve what I have said. I give you a hug, virgin man, a German hug for you. And big laugh, I’m out. Kiss from Germany. Bye… Oh and don’t be afraid when you see a plane. it’s God’s plan right ? He doesn’t seem to like your family, can you blame him ?

  • Only a few are true gamers

    Thanks to every wii u gamer and to troll suck it i am now going to my new username account..Trolls blow me

  • Abstractpurpose

    I see people excited for next gen. I also see wii u considered to be nintendos very late addition to current gen. Developers in interviews dont seem to thrilled with the wii u which will hurt and of course theres ALOT of talk about ps4 and nextbox but almost none for the wii u. Id say thats all i need to make the judgment that wii u is something to buy after i own a next gen system. I see no plausible way to merit nintendo with any kind of victory over other consols to be released this year. I feel nintendos consols suffer an identity crisis with every release trying to be different from the last and leaves it seeming gimicky rather than inovative.

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      People get confused about what a “generation” means.

      Needless to say, it means “the last console a company released”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kristian.kouvo Kristian Kouvo

    Wii U wins just as 3DS has won already the market in its own league. Wii U will follow the same pattern. Just wait and see. All the pieces of the puzzle is there already.

    • http://aussie-gamer.com/ Tynan Muddle

      If Nintendo can’t sell hardware, they’ll make sure they sell damn good software. Nintendo 64’s low sales delivered Pokemon. GameCube’s issues resulted in games like Eternal Darkness and Metroid Prime.

      They might not see the HUGE results in terms of sales numbers, but they always give the fans what they want.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ryan.lawrence.7393 Ryan Lawrence

    This is a really nice article and you have some great points in there, however it may need a title change to something like “how the wii u could have already won next generation” so that people (who haven’t read the article and just want to hate on it) don’t take it the wrong way.
    Just my opinion, but some people don’t like reading long things and will make angry comments without actually reading it.