The Nintendo Wii was a huge failure in my eyes. It had last generation hardware and lacked basic HD support. The Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 were superior in every way. Only blind Nintendo fanboys will lie to themselves and say otherwise. Look at the third-party support in terms of blockbuster titles such as Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, FIFA, NHL, Madden, BioShock, and countless more. Unfortunately it looks as if Wii U will continue this trend and once again focus on the casual market.
The Wii U is reported by several official developers to be inferior to the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 in performance. Just slightly, but still, it’s not even as strong in terms of graphical performance and rendering. It is rumored to be priced at $299 when it launches later this year with components that were standard over six years ago. I will not make the mistake of buying Wii U like I did with the Wii. Fortunately for me, I managed to quickly sell my Wii and minimize my loss. But with the wrong attitude once again, Nintendo will not get my money for sure.
In 2013 the Playstation 4 and Xbox 720 (unofficial names) will be launching with current generation graphics from the PC. In other words, they’ll be several times more powerful than the current generation consoles and significantly more powerful than the Wii U, which means once again that the Wii U will be missing out on a lot of insane third-party HD titles and only get crappy ports and inferior versions on everything but first-party Nintendo titles.
The sad thing is that Nintendo fans will be satisfied with only Nintendo titles. They will still defend the Wii U and claim that the outdated 1080p format in Zelda and Mario is much more enjoyable with the tablet controller than anything the PS4 and 720 will offer. They will say that Nintendo’s first-party line-up is so strong that they don’t care about Halo 5 and Gears of War 4. It won’t be necessary. How these people reason is beyond me, I remember when I was arguing with Wii fans and they claimed that HD was “useless” and that graphics were all about “design” and not textures and polygons. They claimed that motion controlling was the future and much more enjoyable than the dull controller. What will they say now when they are holding a tablet as a controller? Will suddenly a controller become the best thing now? Will HD suddenly become “hip” and “good” when PS3/360 users have been enjoying it as a standard for the past six years? I don’t know, all I know is that they’ll contradict their former selves from 2006.
After it was confirmed by Nintendo that the Wii U won’t be more powerful than current generation consoles, it immediately went off my interest list. Why would I pay for an overpriced last-generation console when I have the new Sony and Microsoft consoles coming out 2013 with much more hardware? And besides, there are just too many PC games to even care about the console market this year with Star Wars, Guild Wars 2, Dota 2, and Diablo III.
When the Wii came Nintendo fans bashed the traditional controller. What will they say now when they’re holding a brick?