Jump to content






- - - - -

Why the Wii-U may be my only console next generation

Posted by Josh5890, 28 June 2012 · 227 views

Well the Wii-U is only 4-5 months away (supposedly), and while alot of people are skeptical of Nintendo's next console I am very excited about the future. I am so pumped for it that it may become my only console next generation. Now I know alot of you are rolling your eyes but hear me out...

1. First Party Games- I love Nintendo's games. Mario, Metroid, Kirby, Zelda, and many others always make their way onto my shelf. I couldn't imagine going a generation without playing a Mario game. Nintendo is already bringing out heavy hitters with Pikmin 3 and New Super Mario Bros Wii-U this holiday season. Another 3D Mario is coming eventually and there are so many options for Nintendo that the Wii-U library should be full of classics soon.

2. 3rd party support- The Wii-U is already getting great 3rd party support. Batman Arkham City, Mass Effect 3, and Assassin's Creed 3 are already coming to the Wii-U along with many more. Heck, even GTA V is coming to the Wii-U. Besides that, there are already 3rd party exclusives headed for the Wii-U with Rayman Legends from Ubisoft and Dragon Quest X from Square Enix. 3rd party support looks to be much better on the Wii-U than it was on the Wii.

3. Pro Controller- One of my biggest complaints about the Wii was the controller. Forced motion controls in games that didn't need it along with a controller with few buttons was a big turn off for alot of gamers. Sure there was the classic controller but it wasn't usable on many games. Nintendo seems to be changing that this time around with the pro controller. A standard controller is a must, especially for multiplatform games and the pro controller is the answer.

4. Online- I'm not a huge mp player. When I play online, it is usually very casual (except for sport games). I'm not a big FPS player (TF2 is 90% of my FPS online playing) so that takes out a huge chunk on online games. I'm eager to see what comes with the Nintendo Network but I don't see my online habits changing much and that is fine.

5. PC- There will be games that will miss the Wii-U and more than likely I can hit them up on the PC. Few games miss a PC port these days, and if I miss out on a game, I'll live.

As long as Nintendo and other publishers support the Wii-U well enough, I see no need to pick up a PS4 or any other console. That would be a big money saver for me.




Well the Wii-U is only 4-5 months away (supposedly), and while alot of people are skeptical of Nintendo's next console I am very excited about the future. I am so pumped for it that it may become my only console next generation. Now I know alot of you are rolling your eyes but hear me out...

1. First Party Games- I love Nintendo's games. Mario, Metroid, Kirby, Zelda, and many others always make their way onto my shelf. I couldn't imagine going a generation without playing a Mario game. Nintendo is already bringing out heavy hitters with Pikmin 3 and New Super Mario Bros Wii-U this holiday season. Another 3D Mario is coming eventually and there are so many options for Nintendo that the Wii-U library should be full of classics soon.

2. 3rd party support- The Wii-U is already getting great 3rd party support. Batman Arkham City, Mass Effect 3, and Assassin's Creed 3 are already coming to the Wii-U along with many more. Heck, even GTA V is coming to the Wii-U. Besides that, there are already 3rd party exclusives headed for the Wii-U with Rayman Legends from Ubisoft and Dragon Quest X from Square Enix. 3rd party support looks to be much better on the Wii-U than it was on the Wii.

3. Pro Controller- One of my biggest complaints about the Wii was the controller. Forced motion controls in games that didn't need it along with a controller with few buttons was a big turn off for alot of gamers. Sure there was the classic controller but it wasn't usable on many games. Nintendo seems to be changing that this time around with the pro controller. A standard controller is a must, especially for multiplatform games and the pro controller is the answer.

4. Online- I'm not a huge mp player. When I play online, it is usually very casual (except for sport games). I'm not a big FPS player (TF2 is 90% of my FPS online playing) so that takes out a huge chunk on online games. I'm eager to see what comes with the Nintendo Network but I don't see my online habits changing much and that is fine.

5. PC- There will be games that will miss the Wii-U and more than likely I can hit them up on the PC. Few games miss a PC port these days, and if I miss out on a game, I'll live.

As long as Nintendo and other publishers support the Wii-U well enough, I see no need to pick up a PS4 or any other console. That would be a big money saver for me.
You're kind of jumping the gun, making this statement before the other consoles have even been revealed.

Especially the statement of 3rd party support. Everything you mentioned is ports of current generation games, you have no idea how many ports it will get of PS4 and 720 games (I'm guessing very few).
I highly doubt that in 3 years you will only have a Wii U and a PC for console gaming.

No way.
I have to agree with you... There are just too many games being released anymore and I hardly have time to play, so the idea of buying three new consoles next generation doesn't seem like a good idea. I have always found Nintendo consoles to be my favorite, but from what I have seen of the Wii U I'm impressed. I love the fact that the system truly seems to be the perfect fit for both casual and hardcore gamers.

I'm sure the next consoles from Sony and Microsoft will be amazing, but unless I decide to retire between now and the time they come out I will never have enough time to play all the games I have and all the new ones coming out.

Nintendo has never disappointed me in the past so I feel pretty confident if I choose the Wii U it will be the best option for me. I already started my plan and have not yet purchased the Vita and just stuck with the 3DS and I can say 100% I'm not upset with my decision.

I really can't wait to get my hands on the Wii U and see what it all has to offer.
I was hoping to be more impressed with Nintendo's showing at E3. The Wii that my wife wanted this gen has sat unused for quite a while now, but I really wanted to be excited for and impressed by what Nintendo had to show. I just... wasn't. That being said, I don't mean to come off like a hater. Just because it's not on my personal radar, that doesn't mean I wouldn't love to see Nintendo kill it for their hardcore fans. I hope the Wii-U surpasses all your hopes for it.
Wii U is looking impressive and they are making some improvements in regards to third-party support. However, I will still buy the PS4 and the next Xbox system for the exclusives and better looking games.

I can't wait for Pikmin 3 and other Nintendo franchises in HD finally!! :applause:
Sweet. One less person to have to "compete" with when it comes time to buy the better consoles.
You are forgetting though that all this 3rd party support at launch is easy with a system that probably is not much stronger then the 360/PS3. But once MS and Sony release their new platforms the Wii U will start losing all that 3rd party support or will start getting an "exclusive" version of the game like we have seen happen with the Wii, which is nothing like it's peers.

If anything i would say that it's not a bad decision solely based on $$. But things get cheaper eventually.
What's funny is watching the gaming community talk about launch support. When it's for the PS Vita, or a Sony /MSoft console then it's a good thing. With Nintendo it's suddenly not proof.

The gamecube had decent 3rd Party support, the Wii Didn't. There was a very very clear reason for that. The WiiMote wasn't capable without a second team to redesign the game. With HD support and the Pro controller that problem is gone. There's no reason to expect that 3rd party support will be as bad as it was with the Wii. It should be at LEAST as good as the gamecube and rocking a Gamecube as a solo console was perfectly doable.

It really is a shame they didn't show off better at E3. I truly think it could be a great console if they showed off the best features.
I dunno, I've been thinking that I may sit out the next gen of consoles entirely. Yes, I know the PS4 and Nextbox havent been shown yet, but I cannot imagine what they would do that would make me feel that the hardware needs an update.

Games look great, to me, now. I cannot discern 540p upscaled versus 1080p native. All I know is games now already look bright and shiny. My biggest concern is the same-y-ness of games BlOPs, KZ3, Battlefield all feel to similar to me. Even a game like Dishonored feels like it's Assassin's Creed with a Deus Ex skin.

I dont know if the technology is what's holding folks back. If it is, then sure, bring on the next-gen. But if it's essentially going to be the same games with "better AI", color me not impressed.

Oh, I'll still game some, but most likely, I'll skip the consoles and go straight HTPC-Gaming. I guess I'll miss out on Madden (though they should still make that on the PS360 for the next 4 years), but I'll bet Watch Dogs is a PC title.

As for Nintendo, outside of Wii Sports Resort, I cant think of anything they've done in the last 2-3 years that had me excited. The only upcoming game on any of their systems that I'm even lukewarm about is Kingdom Hearts 3D. And even then, what I really want is a proper KH3!
Lack of backwards compatibility means I may sit out the next gen too. Like hostyl I'm completely satisfied with what games look like and play like right now, so I don't see needing an upgrade yet.