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I wouldnt buy a console that has last generation prices lol considering they are very outdated I dont know what nintendo is thinking you have to at least try.... It seems to me they were all lets slap together some parts that are cheap and sell it as brand new technology.
The Wii U uses less than half the power consumption than 360 and PS3. With that and the "slow CPU" the system can still run those ports from the 360 and PS3, how is that even possible? Not by slaping cheap hardware. Read this interivew http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-need-for-speed-most-wanted-wii-u-behind-the-scenes
The Wii U version of Most Wanted is using PC assets something the other two consoles can't do. The system can produce some great looking games, just look at this game and it still has months of development time. The Wii U's gpgpu is what will help make games look good on the system.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GxUMMGyZcM&list=UUGIY_O-8vW4rfX98KlMkvRg&index=23
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The Wii U uses less than half the power consumption than 360 and PS3. With that and the "slow CPU" the system can still run those ports from the 360 and PS3, how is that even possible? Not by slaping cheap hardware. Read this interivew http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-need-for-speed-most-wanted-wii-u-behind-the-scenes

Very very nice writeup. Comes to show that the WiiU isn't 'less powerful'. It's just the devs that are lazy to do things properly. As expected. Again.
   
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i love nintendo...always have and always will.....I camped all night for the Wii when it came out...took a week off work and played Zelda every single day....great system although I didnt buy it for graphics I bought it for Smash Brothers, Mario, Zelda, etc.....But when it comes to the WiiU...it has nothing that i want. They have no super amazing games out that would drive me to buy it (The mario game looks fantastic but not anything ground breaking) and all the other games i want for it have only been announced.....so i have time. This might be a huge flop for nintendo....i just hope they dont go the ways of Sega after the dreamcast :*(
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I still have my Virtual Boy. Love it. biggrin.gif
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Nintendo found out the hard way that either you please the causal gamers and alienate the hardcore ones or please the hardcore gamers and alienate the causal ones. Apparently, when you try to please everyone you alienate everyone at the same time.

Also, there was nothing quite special about the Wii U. Yes, it does have a tablet/controller thing but nothing really revolutionary like the Wii in terms of user interface and nothing at all special in terms of graphics (although the graphics in console release titles usually suck and it may take a couple of years for devs to get accustomed to the Wii U's hardware).
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Wii U has historically bad January, sells about 50,000 units in US


Knew it wouldn't sell well. Mostly I have issues with the way they handle content ownership.

I didn't even know it was released. I haven't seen a single article about its release.

No advertising = no sales. Common knowledge.
     
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They will likely sell more consoles once they have a larger software library with games like Zelda, Smash Brothers, etc.
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As I see it, once the new consoles are announced on the sony / ms side, we will see tons of advertisements for it and they will drop the big games. E3 is going to be a fascinating one this year biggrin.gif
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Nintendo found out the hard way that either you please the causal gamers and alienate the hardcore ones or please the hardcore gamers and alienate the causal ones. Apparently, when you try to please everyone you alienate everyone at the same time.

The problem is that gamers feel such groups exist in the first place. Rarely was a distinction made prior to this generation, and only after teenagers and insecure adults attempted to distance themselves from "casuals" did Nintendo find themselves having to please either/or.

The fact of the matter is that Nintendo is appealing to the same sort of gamer that they were thirty years ago. Mario Galaxy and Skyward Sword are hoping to not only bring old fans back, but attract a new generation of gamers the way that Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda did on NES, or Mario 64 and Ocarina of Time on N64.

Not only that, but Nintendo hasn't had strong third-party support on home consoles since the SNES. That's two whole generations of competent hardware prior to the "casual" Wii where Nintendo couldn't attract what is now known as the "hardcore" market. The Wii wasn't some sort of abandonment of this imaginary group of gamers, it was the same old Nintendo that we knew for nearly a decade, but with renewed success in an expanding market.
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the guy in the video is the perfect definition of a virgin geek. basically defines most of the people on online computer forums.

Says someone on an online computer forum. biggrin.gif

I kid, I kid.
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