- Jan 2, 2012
and yet I still don't want a Wii-U in the slightest, i'll stick to playstation for the time being, besides, the Wii-U looks really uncomfortable to use
Tablets, like any PC, aren't gaming specific devices; it just so happens you can play games on them, like phones. You can keep contributing the success of Nintendo to waggle/3D/tablets, but in all honesty gimmicks don't create a loyal gaming fan base, the games do. It is also hilarious how many times we keep have this "History won't repeat itself" topic whenever a Nintendo console comes out, even though it keeps totally repeating itself.Foolproof said:snip
Congrats, you win the award for paying attention.Jeremy Monken said:Smart TVs still aren't very close to providing a real hardcore gaming experience. They will, at most, have minigamey little app type games along the lines of Angry Birds or all the cheeseball Kinect games. That's the kind of gameplay the WiiU is likely to offer with a lot of its titles.
So how can the WiiU "win" when it's competing with the Smart TVs while the next entries from MS and Sony will be the hardcore traditional consoles we've come to know and love?
WiiU is trying to take on tablets, consoles and smart TVs all at once while doing nothing to appeal to someone that wants all three. Not to mention the buyers remorse it has to overcome with millions of dusty Wiis out there.
I'm betting on Microsoft in this round.
The most expensive thing on the market by a tiny margin, despite being the next generation. I think it will do fine.GloatingSwine said:I'm not sure that "has no media features" is enough to draw people to the Wii U.
For the first year of it's life, it's got to compete with the Xbox and PS3, which it is only slightly better than, which it is going to mostly have the same games as, but less of them because it's new and won't have that appealing back catalogue of titles now very cheap, and which are both cheaper than it.
That last one is going to be a big deal. The Wii was so successful in part because it was cheaper than its competitors. Cheaper by a good deal, in fact.
The Wii U isn't. It's coming in as the most expensive box on the market, and I think the tablet controller is going to be a harder sell than the original motion controller was, simply because people will look at it and think "but I already have a smartphone", explaining how it integrates with games on the console is going to be a trickier proposition than explaining "wave your arms at the television".