Nintendo Wants Wii U The "Preferred" Console for Hardcore Gamers

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It's just a pity that not everyone gets what they want in life. Nintendo may want it, but I doubt they will get it. "Hardcore" isn't the first word I think of when I hear or read the word "Nintendo".

itsthesheppy:
Call of Duty is hardcore now?

They're welcome to them. Hell, of CoD is hardcore, I'm happy to not be, frankly.

This x10000

When I think "hardcore" I do not think CoD. I think Starcraft, Dota, in fact, I laugh at any one who owns 1 console and then considers them self a "hardcore" gamer. In my eyes, hardcore gamers are those that have game libraries in the 100s, not someone who just spends hours on CoD or Halo.

if Wii dropped the entire motion control shit and that stupid magical tablet gimmick and went back to proper controls you dont need to think about or look at. they also need to shake off the giant toddler off its back, Then maybe Nintendo will get a quick glance from "hardcore" gamers. until then * continues to enjoy 360 *

Nintendo is for kids and parties. its not even a console to me anymore, its a silly port with mini games. i used to love you Nintendo...*sniff*

I would love the WiiU to be the only system i needed for my Zelda games and great shooters at the same time, but i'm betting it will be like what happened with the Wii; sure it got shooters and action games, but they were all more or less just crappy ports. Granted, it's nice Nintendo moved away from the Wii controller, which im sure was a huge barrier for developers who would otherwise make games for Xbox/PS, and hell, i wasn't too big a fan of having to sit on the other side of the room from my tv to get the controller to aim properly. But i guess it's all just wait-and-see time now.

captcha: string cheese -- Now you're just being silly, captcha.

Sleekit:

JokerboyJordan:
*le snip*

just for a second get off the fanboy defensive and personal attacks..

i am not a "Nintendo fanboy". i own 9 consoles. only one of them is made by Nintendo and its a SNES (not counting my GBA) although i considering buy a cube with the GBA addon purely to play GBA games on a TV.

i am a gamer. a very old gamer who has had that as my primary hobby/preferred entertainment for almost as long as it is possible to have been so and who has followed the industry and the stories within it very closely.

i don't care who makes the best next generation console because the simple fact is consoles manufacturers don't make games and i play (what i consider to be good) games not consoles.

as such no producer of a lump of plastic and circuit board deserves "brand loyalty".

none.

but certainly not one who thinks its ok to sell a consumer electronics product at hundreds of pounds each which have a recorded failure rate as high as 50%.

i know what MS is and i know what the guiding principals and the nature of the characters who run it are. i have read a great deal on those people, their history and their storys.

it is not a games company. they don't give a toss about making "good" games and they don't care about "gamers" and my only reaction to people like you who clearly want to lift and wave the banner for them is that your "loyalty" is misplaced and misguided.

i may buy a Wii U when the time comes but the solid truth is the only reason it is prompting my interest atm is the Dragon Quest X mmo (Dragon Quest VIII being one of my favourite games ever as witnessed by my avatar) and, to a lesser extent, the very real possibility of a Pokemon mmo.

you may now get back to interacting with those others who still think scoring "points" in discussion on a subject you are both interest in is what having a conversation is about...

The "fanboy defensive personal attack" comment was directed at you, using the same choice of words that you used.

It was certainly not okay for the consoles to fail as much as they did, and that was partially remedied by the admittedly revised design, that should allay any fears you have as to whether to purchase one. Just for the record, my console did not experience the RROD, and it was a 60gb Model from the early life cycle, and the newer console I possess has not once experienced anything bad.

Being old does not equate to being wise, although I don't have any reason to know whether you are or not.

I don't have misguided loyalty to Microsoft for some unfounded reason, I find their console and online experience to be the best of the big 3, thus it is my preferred console, nothing more.
They are indeed not a games company, but their hardware is what I like about them, and the fidelity and standard of games it allows to be produced on it.

We are not having a conversation, we are having a debate.

Sleekit:
and yet we (gamers) raved about possibilities of the VMU on the dreamcast...

i think in all honesty people are blinded by current trends in the market.

the fact is one of the reasons shooters are so massively prevalent on consoles (in comparison with other game types) is due to the lack of control options on consoles.

its not just about display. its also about control.

the thing is a (large) touch screen which gives near limitless options in that respect.

i think anyone can possibly look at it in an unbiased way if they choose to do so and see how it could possibly be applied to things such as the interface components virtually required in other more complicated games types such as MMOs and some RPGs for example.

Nobody can say they speak for "gamers", you only speak for yourself, and the gaming world/market is a lot different than when the Dreamcast was on everybody's lips. I.e. People have grown up now.

Shooters are so prevalent as that is what has found to sell the most, and since gaming is a business it's what will continue to be made until the profits show otherwise.

I can see it working for RTS's, for MMOs however probably not.

I'm finished on this subject now, I can't be bothered anymore.

Seems like people have already decided Nintendos failure but they are nothing if not surprising personally I thought the Wii would sell bugger all and I was wrong they have also arguably got both the casual and hardcore players on the handheld market with the DS so I dont think its impossible for them not to do it with the console as well.

Its games that are going to decide whether they can capture the hardcore market as it were not the tech if they can get enough of a variety of quality games for it there is no reason they could not succeed. Im sceptical and think they are facing an uphill battle (just looking at the prejudice in this thread) but they could do it. Personally I am going to wait and see.

Fumbles:

JokerboyJordan:

=y:

I really do want this console to succeed. Mainly because of nostalgia but also because I'd hate to see Nintendo fall.

Well that's a coincidence, as I really want Nintendo to fail, extremely badly.
Think of it as karma for the Wii, for all those good 3rd party games that were stuck on the most inferior console,for all that time and money spent buying the thing only to not have touched it in more than a year, for the sheer luck of them catching lightning in a bottle.
I want them to fail so hard they'll stop producing consoles, and focus back on the handhelds.

But more than that, I want them to fail...because it will be fucking glorious

I whole heartedly agree with you. I also want them to fail for knocking SEGA off...

... Sony was the one that killed SEGA with the PS2. Had Sony never entered the Market (And if SEGA didn't botch up the Saturn so badly with terrible commercials and instantaneous release at the first E3), they would have basically continued their rivalry with Nintendo. When the Playstation 2 showed up though, SEGA systems just weren't selling, and they had to abandon the console market.

OT: I think they can at least get a few Hardcore people to go back to Nintendo, but it won't be a huge exodus from PS3/360 Markets. Still, I think Nintendo will do fine.

Phhh, They can want it all they...Want.
They can desire themselves to be hardcore until the day they die, but It's never going to happen.
Gaming works like this:
X-box 360 and Ps3 are for adults, teens, and Hardcore gamers.
PC is for pretentious uppity gits People that think they're better than everyone else, because they can barely play anything at a reasonable speed.
Nintendo is for small children and families.

So it has been.
So it shall always be.

(If nintendo really want to be hardcore so much, they need to get with the times and stop releasing the same 3 games every year, with an occasional metroid attached to them)

The more i hear about the WiiU, the worse of an idea it sounds;

- The tablet contoller has to have both an wiimote and gamepad to prop up its use.

- This goes double (or quadruple) for local play, with it being focused on Wiimotes and the tablet relagted to the 'retard pad'

- Their online systems will focus on 'social' features and won't even try and catch up in terms of their frankly non-existant infastructure.

- There have been few games annoced for the system that look worth even looking at

Nintendo Needs a 'Gears of War' moment like the 360 had. It needs a game that says, for better or for worse, "The next gen is here bitches! Fuck yeah!"

Elate:

itsthesheppy:
Call of Duty is hardcore now?

They're welcome to them. Hell, of CoD is hardcore, I'm happy to not be, frankly.

This x10000

When I think "hardcore" I do not think CoD. I think Starcraft, Dota, in fact, I laugh at any one who owns 1 console and then considers them self a "hardcore" gamer. In my eyes, hardcore gamers are those that have game libraries in the 100s, not someone who just spends hours on CoD or Halo.

Agreed. Chances are a hardcore gamer has most if not all of the available systems. I can forgive some that opt out of any 1 of the systems but you're going to have most of them. The only reason I don't own a 360 is the failure rate is too higher, and it just doesn't have enough exclusives outside of fps for me. I've only had 1 system die on me and that was a 32x after it took a fall off some boxes, a very small fall, like the system tipped and lightly touched the box next to it. The Genesis still worked.

If Nintendo can get Watch Dogs, and a number of other M rated 3rd party games they might be able to get hardcore gamers back into the fold. My only real problem with the Wii has been as a hardcore gamer it's really only good for 1st party games.

Exactly how well would the Wii U perform in a tournerment? ohh... Nintendo must ofcourse be referring to casual and mid-core gamers.

WaysideMaze:
I really don't know why. Last I checked nintendo dominated this generation in terms of sales. Just stick to what you're good at.

Besides, I still don't like that controller. Not only does it look uncomfortable to hold, but I hate the idea of important things like minimaps being stuck on it.

Yea "dominated this generation in terms of sales" in the casual market. So for each console sold, hardly ANY games (beyond Nintendo titles) were bought for it, and a large number of those "casual gamers" quickly lost interest.

Statistically there are far more casual consumers than dedicated gamers who will be playing games and looking for new titles to play and download dlc which generate sales which the other systems already have those dedicated gamers for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 so Nintendo too the easy route and targeted a audience with no prior experience or expectations (console specs, graphics etc.) with gaming other than what they play on their phone

Yes Nintendo sold the most gaming consoles, but how many of those people were gamers and not some weight conscious mom or grandparent? Did those people just played the Wii-fit game that came bundled with the system and bought nothing else? The DS market is the only thing that have an actual dedicated following for both hardcore and casual

They have won the console war in terms of SALES but lost the console war in my eyes as a GAMER since they didn't even target gamers beyond the default flock of faithful Nintendo fans when they released the wii

FantomOmega:

WaysideMaze:
I really don't know why. Last I checked nintendo dominated this generation in terms of sales. Just stick to what you're good at.

Besides, I still don't like that controller. Not only does it look uncomfortable to hold, but I hate the idea of important things like minimaps being stuck on it.

Yea "dominated this generation in terms of sales" in the casual market. So for each console sold, hardly ANY games (beyond Nintendo titles) were bought for it, and a large number of those "casual gamers" quickly lost interest.

Statistically there are far more casual consumers than dedicated gamers who will be playing games and looking for new titles to play and download dlc which generate sales which the other systems already have those dedicated gamers for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360

Yes Nintendo sold the most gaming consoles, but how many of those people were gamers and not some weight conscious mom or grandparent? Did those people just played the Wii-fit game that came bundled with the system and bought nothing else? The DS market is the only thing that have an actual dedicated following for both hardcore and casual

They have won the console war in terms of SALES but lost the console war in my eyes as a GAMER since they didn't even target gamers beyond the default flock of faithful Nintendo fans when they released the wii

Actually many people who bought the wii bought it for their children. You know what children are really good at? Brand Identification. Sure you could say they'll move on because casuals or whatever bought it however it doesn't seem that way based on what I observe. I do some volunteer assistance at the elementary school across from my school and every boy and even a few girls in the third grade class alone are totally enamoured by the things. I see at least 8 DSs at recess and they are always talking about smash brothers or pokemon or sometimes even Zelda though I've noticed that's a little more popular with the girls than the boys.

Point is you say Nintendo only catered to the default Nintendo fans, yet a bunch of blank slate little kids are becoming a new generation of them now that Ninty's got to them first. The days when the kid with the level 87 Charizard was the king of the playground seem to be coming back, though maybe not so pronounced.

Maybe if Nintendo started some original works and released some new IPs in our lifetime, that could happen. You can expect a hardcore audience to flock towards a company made famous by Mario and Donkey Kong. Nintendo has built their whole reputation around a fun, cartooney vibe that dominates Nintendo's image. If they want to accepted but a hardcore Audience, they will have to put a LOT of time, money, and effort in developing new games that would make a hardcore gamer justify the price of purchasing this console. And so far, judging by everything I've seen about the Wii U, they haven't done anything to perpetuate this image; except for getting a few hardcore games, that are already available on consoles who have gained an image favoring the hardcore crowd. It seems like, to me, that Nintendo is a day late and a dollar short on this one. Maybe next time Nintendo...

him over there:

FantomOmega:

WaysideMaze:
I really don't know why. Last I checked nintendo dominated this generation in terms of sales. Just stick to what you're good at.

Besides, I still don't like that controller. Not only does it look uncomfortable to hold, but I hate the idea of important things like minimaps being stuck on it.

Yea "dominated this generation in terms of sales" in the casual market. So for each console sold, hardly ANY games (beyond Nintendo titles) were bought for it, and a large number of those "casual gamers" quickly lost interest.

Statistically there are far more casual consumers than dedicated gamers who will be playing games and looking for new titles to play and download dlc which generate sales which the other systems already have those dedicated gamers for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360

Yes Nintendo sold the most gaming consoles, but how many of those people were gamers and not some weight conscious mom or grandparent? Did those people just played the Wii-fit game that came bundled with the system and bought nothing else? The DS market is the only thing that have an actual dedicated following for both hardcore and casual

They have won the console war in terms of SALES but lost the console war in my eyes as a GAMER since they didn't even target gamers beyond the default flock of faithful Nintendo fans when they released the wii

Actually many people who bought the wii bought it for their children. You know what children are really good at? Brand Identification. Sure you could say they'll move on because casuals or whatever bought it however it doesn't seem that way based on what I observe. I do some volunteer assistance at the elementary school across from my school and every boy and even a few girls in the third grade class alone are totally enamoured by the things. I see at least 8 DSs at recess and they are always talking about smash brothers or pokemon or sometimes even Zelda though I've noticed that's a little more popular with the girls than the boys.

Point is you say Nintendo only catered to the default Nintendo fans, yet a bunch of blank slate little kids are becoming a new generation of them now that Ninty's got to them first. The days when the kid with the level 87 Charizard was the king of the playground seem to be coming back, though maybe not so pronounced.

The weirdest thing is that when those kids "grow up" (heck I already hear FAR to many kids on PSN) they will follow the mindset that they want a "grown up" system and not that "kiddy one" mom bought them and with all the marketing on TV where you see those flashy ads of some space marine blowing a alien's head off they'll be hyped to get their grubby mist on it

So It'll depend on how open the family (and the child's preference) in letting their children on a more mature console, sure that kid will probably stick to a DS for handheld gaming and these newer generation of children don't have the strong "nostalgia factor" that most older gamers have since we played Mario in the days of the NES/SNES to really change their view that Nintendo games are for kids and when they grow up, It will be the case of them making a choice if to want more "challenging games" since they no longer want their training wheels (Nintendo) anymore or getting the wii for the fun AND buying a different console for the heavy multiplayer aspect, mature themes and challenge

If they have to resort buying to another console Nintendo may have in fact put a potential dedicated gamer for their system at risk of being led into a completely different gaming experience from a competitor's console and not look back

I've seen people move from the Wii to the PS3/Xbox369/PC or have two or more consoles with the Wii but HARDLY do I see gamers move from PS3/Xbox360/PC and stay EXCLUSIVELY with the Wii without using the other systems

FantomOmega:
snap

Fair enough, though I haven't seen that sort of attitude from some of the kids I know. My brother and his friends often come in when I'm playing something like Shadows of the Damned and tell me to stop playing the stupid game so I can play the wii, and they're 11 and 12 years which seems like the time that kids usually want to be "grown up". I'm not saying all kids who got the wii won't move on, that would be absurd. Just that the wii U's success is in the hands of tykes, and the difference between sink or swim will probably be the desire to be "mature" versus brand loyalty.

BiH-Kira:

drosalion:
If thats true they're sure as hell going about it the wrong way.

The 'hardcore' generally want:
- High-end specs (which nintendo continuously dodge questions about and rumours are that its only moderately better than current gen)
- A good online experience (which nintendo have completely failed to deliver in the past and that doesnt seem to be changing)
- Gimmick-free gaming with a simple controller, no motion controls, screens, etc (yeh nuff said about the wii u)
- Good games, and ideally good exclusives too (yet to be seen, but as of yet thats a big 'no' too).

So yeh i cant possibly see how they even think they're going to attract the hardcore with their current plans..

Funny post is funny.

1. Short answer, no. Long answer.... well, still no. If the "hardcore" gamer wanted high end specs, they wouldn't be playing on the PS3 or 360, but on a high end PC. Ya know, that's high end specs, not 7 year old technology that wasn't high end even on release.

2. Every developer that talked about the WiiU online aspect was only praising it. Nintendo's E3 presentation focused only on the social aspect of the online feature, but there is a lot to see.

3. You don't have to use the tablet controller. Unless the game was specifically designed to be played on the tablet controller, you can use the Pro controller without problems. And I doubt that the "core" developer will try to do something innovative when porting th next Battlefield of Duty. Seriously... EA, Activison? Innovative? The Pro controller was specifically designed to be used in games like CoD and BF.

Also, a gimmick is something that is completely unnecessary. That is jet to be seen for the controller. As with every technology, the tablet controller could be used for better immersion (ZombiU) or for bullshit. And since Nintendo will let the developer choose which controller to pick and use, there will be a lot less gimmicky feeling. The Motion Controls were bad because they were forced into games that had no place for them. Red Steel 2 would be shit without the motion controls. Monster Hunter 3 would be shit if it had forced motion controls.

Whether a technology is a gimmick, depends on the usage of it (or in some cases it just is because there simply is no use). The extra screen has a lot of potential and the outcome depends on the developer.

4. HAHAHAHAHA.... no good exclusives... damn you made me laugh really hard.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wii_U_games

1. The hardcore console gamer wants high-end specs, or as high-end as they can possibly get. If they wanted to play on a PC they'd play on a PC - but they dont, they want a console. The highest spec'd consoles are the xbox360 and the PS3. There's no denying that they're the preferable console for the hardcore to the significantly weaker Wii.

2. There may be more to see, but my point still stands of them failing to deliver in the past and we have no proof (as of yet) to believe that will change. It most definitely can change and may be fantastic, but its an unknown at the moment. Most people would feel much safer in the experienced hands of sony/microsoft in this regard.

3. The pro controller is a great idea, but its a completely separate peripheral that has to be purchased and is just an annoyance, and makes the expensive controller that comes with the console a complete waste for those not interested in it. Why would I buy a console that I also have to buy an extra controller for when I can just buy a different console that comes with the controller I want included? Theres also the debate of the positioning of the right thumbstick and such not being what people are used to, but thats a minor thing and another topic.

4. Read what I said... Good exclusives for the hardcore do not exist on the Wii U, as of yet. I'm very certain that some great games will come down the line, or even at release... but for the 'hardcore' audience there are absolutely 0 good exclusives that have been announced for the Wii U (prove me wrong with specific examples if you want, as that wiki list isnt doing your argument any favours.). For the non-hardcore I would argue that the exclusives (for the moment) are lacklustre at best too.

Ashadowpie:
if Wii dropped the entire motion control shit and that stupid magical tablet gimmick and went back to proper controls you dont need to think about or look at. they also need to shake off the giant toddler off its back, Then maybe Nintendo will get a quick glance from "hardcore" gamers. until then * continues to enjoy 360 *

Nintendo is for kids and parties. its not even a console to me anymore, its a silly port with mini games. i used to love you Nintendo...*sniff*

I smell a hardcore gamer elitist.
Maybe you should actually do some research before you judge something as a "stupid magical tablet gimmick "

OlasDAlmighty:

Strazdas:
So, anyone still arguing that Nintendo isnt raving lunatics? i mean the signs have been around for what, last 10 years? how do they even stay afloat?

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That's how.

Strazdas:
are there so many idiot suckers that still buy their products?

Ya, we're all idiot suckers, we just can't help falling into the trap of cheap, reliable consoles with innovative controls and host of unique, high quality first party titles that can appeal to multiple family members.
And for some reason we just can't help coming back for more. We must truly be deranged.

yes, a newly released console sold more for 6 years than other consoles that are not sold that much because everyone already has one. wow that is definatelly a fantastic news, right. total sales wii doesnt come close.

Bolded text, oh my looks like yes, indeed you are one of those nasty suckers.

Strazdas:

OlasDAlmighty:
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yes, a newly released console sold more for 6 years than other consoles that are not sold that much because everyone already has one. wow that is definatelly a fantastic news, right.

I've tried my best to decipher whatever you just tried to say, it sounds like you're arguing that the only reason the Wii sold better was because everyone who wanted a 360/PS3 had already bought them.
That doesn't really prove anything other than that less people wanted to buy the other 2 consoles than the Wii. Of course this entire argument is irrelevant since I wasn't trying to attack the PS3 or 360 in the first place, they were both decent pieces of hardware, sold very well, and were successes for their respective companies. I was simply defending Nintendo and the Wii from you by showing how it clearly wasn't the poorly received piece of shit you seem to think it is.

Strazdas:
right. total sales wii doesnt come close.

Obviously the Wii didn't sell better than the other 2 consoles combined over their entire lifetimes, that would be insane. I simply used that particular sales report for dramatic effect, however it did sell the most units of the three consoles to date, for what it's worth.

Strazdas:
Bolded text, oh my looks like yes, indeed you are one of those nasty suckers.

Please tell me how I'm a sucker then, because your spew doesn't seem to include any supporting details.
Are you arguing that the Wii isn't less likely to break than the 360, thus making it more reliable?
Or that motion controls aren't a gaming innovation?
Or that it's first party titles weren't generally high quality despite getting mostly good ratings?
How about you just shut the fuck up then, instead of this baseless name-calling.

BiH-Kira:

Funny post is funny.

1. Short answer, no. Long answer.... well, still no. If the "hardcore" gamer wanted high end specs, they wouldn't be playing on the PS3 or 360, but on a high end PC. Ya know, that's high end specs, not 7 year old technology that wasn't high end even on release.

And that's why hardcore gamers aren't looking forward to PS3 and Xbox 360 coming out... they already bloody came out, with Bluray disk technology, revamped and near perfected online multiplayer, huge online game libraries, wireless controllers made standard, and HDTV support. For their time the PS3 and Xbox 360 were amazing pieces of technology. Yes now the systems are showing their age, they are limited the development of new games due to their hardware limitations and this is why the hardcore crowd are looking for new systems soon.

2. Every developer that talked about the WiiU online aspect was only praising it. Nintendo's E3 presentation focused only on the social aspect of the online feature, but there is a lot to see.

So I guess Nintendo chose not to reveal those praise worthy WiiU online features because? No actually why the hell wouldn't reveal those great online features and instead focus on the Social crap? Maybe leaving it up to the fans to guess is better PR then actually revealing their new strategy to pick away at the godlike standing Xbox Live has become.

3. You don't have to use the tablet controller. Unless the game was specifically designed to be played on the tablet controller, you can use the Pro controller without problems. And I doubt that the "core" developer will try to do something innovative when porting th next Battlefield of Duty. Seriously... EA, Activison? Innovative? The Pro controller was specifically designed to be used in games like CoD and BF.

So you're saying the Battle Field and COD games will be non-innovative ports based around a controller much like you can find on the PS3 and 360 counterparts?

Also, a gimmick is something that is completely unnecessary. That is jet to be seen for the controller. As with every technology, the tablet controller could be used for better immersion (ZombiU) or for bullshit. And since Nintendo will let the developer choose which controller to pick and use, there will be a lot less gimmicky feeling. The Motion Controls were bad because they were forced into games that had no place for them. Red Steel 2 would be shit without the motion controls. Monster Hunter 3 would be shit if it had forced motion controls.

Whether a technology is a gimmick, depends on the usage of it (or in some cases it just is because there simply is no use). The extra screen has a lot of potential and the outcome depends on the developer.

It's hard to claim necessity in the entertainment industry, I just don't see it really adding that much to the picture. The fact that there is an option to opt of it's use in development shows its lack of use in certain situations, and in the games that do use it how much will it differ from the start menu or in-game scope?

OlasDAlmighty:
it sounds like you're arguing that the only reason the Wii sold better was because everyone who wanted a 360/PS3 had already bought them.
That doesn't really prove anything other than that less people wanted to buy the other 2 consoles than the Wii. Of course this entire argument is irrelevant since I wasn't trying to attack the PS3 or 360 in the first place, they were both decent pieces of hardware, sold very well, and were successes for their respective companies. I was simply defending Nintendo and the Wii from you by showing how it clearly wasn't the poorly received piece of shit you seem to think it is.

So, your arguing, that if 100 people have a 2 year old car. and then 10 people buy a newer model, that 100 people dont want to have a car and only 10 people that bought the new model counts, because obviuosly they didnt buy the new one so they didnt "want" it. maybe thats becuase they already had one. people dnt buy other consoles that much in the given time period becuase they already had them, no point in having two eggsboxes now is there.

OlasDAlmighty:

Strazdas:
right. total sales wii doesnt come close.

Obviously the Wii didn't sell better than the other 2 consoles combined over their entire lifetimes, that would be insane. I simply used that particular sales report for dramatic effect, however it did sell the most units of the three consoles to date, for what it's worth.

Looks like it did caught up with them. my mistake there.

OlasDAlmighty:

Strazdas:

[quote="Strazdas" post="7.379342.14893038"]Bolded text, oh my looks like yes, indeed you are one of those nasty suckers.

Please tell me how I'm a sucker then, because your spew doesn't seem to include any supporting details.
Are you arguing that the Wii isn't less likely to break than the 360, thus making it more reliable?
Or that motion controls aren't a gaming innovation?
Or that it's first party titles weren't generally high quality despite getting mostly good ratings?
How about you just shut the fuck up then, instead of this baseless name-calling.

For something to "Break" it should work first. Whether Wii controller actually works as intended is a long discussion. Well unless you claim that responding half the time is working as intended. Motion controls arent innovation. Its been tried couple decades ago and turned out bad, and so it did again. That would be claiming that driving with horses woudl be innovating becuase hey noones is doing that (anymore). And really, you are arguing that Nintendos first party titles for Wii were good? really?

One thing to keep in mind is that we don't yet know what actual hardware the WiiU will be sporting. We know what companies sure but we don't know what actual hardware specs and until then it is wrong to just write it off.

Nintendo hasn't said how much ram it will have, how fast the processor is, etc. And wisely so, because it would tell MS and Sony exactly what they need to top and they'd have plenty of time to figure it out. Nintendo will keep that tidbit quiet as long as possible, they're playing that card extremely close to the chest.

Now lets suppose that they pack in the most powerful hardware they can into the WiiU, something that can be said to be truly next gen, groundbreaking hardware. Maybe even initially selling at a loss. Keep in mind that with the money they've made off the Wii, along with the Wii name brand, they're in a very good position to do this. Most of us don't expect them to do this but for the sake of discussion let's suppose they do.

If MS and Sony want to top that they would have to have hardware that significantly out-does the WiiU since that's their main strength. At a certain point however their consoles will be either too expensive or they will have to sell at too much of a loss, or have to use some sort of gimmick equivalent to the tablet controller make it different. Basically there's a ceiling to how much better the consoles can be while remaining price-friendly.
If Nintendo is able to hit that sweet spot, MS and Sony will be in a very tough position. If Nintendo plays it right, it could be a much closer race than most of us think.

Strazdas:

So, your arguing, that if 100 people have a 2 year old car. and then 10 people buy a newer model, that 100 people dont want to have a car and only 10 people that bought the new model counts, because obviuosly they didnt buy the new one so they didnt "want" it. maybe thats becuase they already had one. people dnt buy other consoles that much in the given time period becuase they already had them, no point in having two eggsboxes now is there.

After several minutes of rereading that text block I finally understand what you're trying to say. You're right in that no single period of time, viewed in a vacuum, can reflect the overall success of a console. All three consoles had periods in which they sold well, and times they sold poorly. Still, the overall sales have always favored the Wii, and the Wii was outselling the other 2 almost from launch. In fact, if any console was at risk of fully saturating the market it was the Wii, which sold well at first but slowly lost ground in the last few years of its life. That fact that so many people had already bought it probably didn't help, and unlike the Xbox Wii's don't get red rings of death.

Strazdas:

For something to "Break" it should work first. Whether Wii controller actually works as intended is a long discussion. Well unless you claim that responding half the time is working as intended.

the Wii remote pretty much works spot on as long as you use it the right way. No it may not be 1 to 1 responsive for people who play like they have Parkinson's disease, which includes you apparently, but it works well enough that both Sony and Microsoft tried to copy Nintendo's idea and make their own motion control devices.

Strazdas:
Motion controls arent innovation. Its been tried couple decades ago and turned out bad, and so it did again. That would be claiming that driving with horses woudl be innovating becuase hey noones is doing that (anymore).

I'm just gonna come out and say it: you suck at making comparisons, especially when they involve vehicles apparently. Yes there were a few brief attempts to create functional motion control devices in the 90s, they never fucking worked, they were practically unusable, and they were just addons anyway that weren't even produced by Nintendo or Sega, no games were ever made that required them, or even utilized them properly.
With the Wii, Nintendo made working motion controls that combined gyroscopic sensors with light detectors (which hadn't been done before btw) and built them into its primary controller. They weren't bringing anything back, they were fixing something that had never worked before and then used it for things it had never been used for before. They made a whole host of games that actually required motion controls as an integral part of the gameplay.

Strazdas:
And really, you are arguing that Nintendos first party titles for Wii were good? really?

Ya, most of them, go look up the reviews for a few. Here, I'll save you some time:
DKCR, SMG2, SSBB, MKW, NSMBW, KEY.
It's all subjective of course so if you personally hate them that's fine, the fact is me and many others enjoy them, so ya.

OlasDAlmighty:

Strazdas:

For something to "Break" it should work first. Whether Wii controller actually works as intended is a long discussion. Well unless you claim that responding half the time is working as intended.

the Wii remote pretty much works spot on as long as you use it the right way. No it may not be 1 to 1 responsive for people who play like they have Parkinson's disease, which includes you apparently, but it works well enough that both Sony and Microsoft tried to copy Nintendo's idea and make their own motion control devices.

Strazdas:
Motion controls arent innovation. Its been tried couple decades ago and turned out bad, and so it did again. That would be claiming that driving with horses woudl be innovating becuase hey noones is doing that (anymore).

I'm just gonna come out and say it: you suck at making comparisons, especially when they involve vehicles apparently. Yes there were a few brief attempts to create functional motion control devices in the 90s, they never fucking worked, they were practically unusable, and they were just addons anyway that weren't even produced by Nintendo or Sega, no games were ever made that required them, or even utilized them properly.
With the Wii, Nintendo made working motion controls that combined gyroscopic sensors with light detectors (which hadn't been done before btw) and built them into its primary controller. They weren't bringing anything back, they were fixing something that had never worked before and then used it for things it had never been used for before. They made a whole host of games that actually required motion controls as an integral part of the gameplay.

Strazdas:
And really, you are arguing that Nintendos first party titles for Wii were good? really?

Ya, most of them, go look up the reviews for a few. Here, I'll save you some time:
DKCR, SMG2, SSBB, MKW, NSMBW, KEY.
It's all subjective of course so if you personally hate them that's fine, the fact is me and many others enjoy them, so ya.

A simple answer would be: your wrong. Controler does not work well even if used right. The controlers in the 90s may not been made by nintendo, but it is the same feature, and it didnt work then and it doesnt work now. Yes there are games that force you to use it now, only adds fire to my point of nintendo being mad.
As for youį list, notice how 4/6 games you mentioned is Mario, a franchise that has been run on nostalgia only for longer than anything else in gaming industry. Those are your top games? I stay with "you are arguing that Nintendos first party titles for Wii were good? really?"

Strazdas:

A simple answer would be: your wrong. Controler does not work well even if used right. The controlers in the 90s may not been made by nintendo, but it is the same feature, and it didnt work then and it doesnt work now. Yes there are games that force you to use it now, only adds fire to my point of nintendo being mad.
As for youį list, notice how 4/6 games you mentioned is Mario, a franchise that has been run on nostalgia only for longer than anything else in gaming industry. Those are your top games? I stay with "you are arguing that Nintendos first party titles for Wii were good? really?"

I really don't know why I'm still arguing with you, the fact that you think the Powerglove is the same as the Wii remote pretty much invalidates you as a credible source on anything. The powerglove literally only read which general 2D direction your hand was facing (up, down, left, or right) and mapped that to the D-pad output, poorly I might add; the Wii tracks the remotes 3 dimensional position, direction, and acceleration completely separately from it's D-pad and joystick outputs.

As for the games I listed, only 2 of them are traditional Mario titles, Mario Kart is and has been a standalone racing series since the SNES, anyone will tell you that. I'm assuming that you're counting Brawl as the fourth Mario title, which is utter nonsense for reasons too obvious for me to even bother explaining to a dimwit like you.
You are right though that Mario carries plenty of nostalgia, and who doesn't like nostalgia? but IGN, Gamespot, Edge, 1UP, and GamesRadar didn't all give Galaxy 2 perfect 10/10s because of nostalgia.
So, to answer your question: no, I'm not saying Nintendos first party titles for Wii were good, it's EVERYONE ELSE who is saying that.
If there are a few people who think Nintendo's games are crap, that's fine, but they are clearly a small minority, and no game ever pleases everyone.

Feel free to admit defeat whenever, otherwise I'll happily keep this discussion going.

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