Oh boy, here we go again. Just a day after Slash Gear columnist made some of the dumbest anti Wii U comments we’ve ever read, we now learn that some writer at The Sun is doing the same. The Sun, a British tabloid most known for writing “catchy” headlines (and for hacking the phones of politicians), published an article listing top 5 reasons consumers shouldn’t buy the Wii U.
Usually these kinds of articles tend to piss off Nintendo gamers and us here at Wii U Daily. But once in a while, an article comes along that sets a new level of stupidity, and at that point, all we can do is sit back and laugh. Here are the top 5 reasons not to buy the Wii U, according to The Sun’s Lee Price.
1: “The Wii U will be outdated in a year“. The writer lists no specific reasons as to why it will be outdated, only mentions that Microsoft and Sony will release new consoles. As if that will stop people from wanting to play Super Mario, Zelda, Metroid, in new and innovative ways…
2: “Vita masquerading as the GamePad“. This is perhaps the single dumbest comment we have heard on the Wii U. He claims that if you have a PS3, you’re better off buying a Vita than a Wii U. We’re not going to even try and explain the stupidity of this claim.
3: “The threat to all consoles: mobile gaming“. He claims that the PS3 and Xbox 360 can “see off” the threat from the iPhone, the Wii U cannot. Apparently, he doesn’t know that the Wii U is not only more powerful than the PS3 and Xbox 360, it’s got a unique controller and Nintendo’s vast library of popular franchises.
4: “DS + Wii = fail?“. Now his claims are spinning out of control. He believes that the Wii U is a “bizarre middle ground” between the original Wii and the DS. And for that reason, it’ll fail, he reasons. Again, we could try and debunk his claims here, but our heads hurt too much just from reading it.
5: “It’s dramatically over-priced“. He believes it’s too expensive, and that you’ll have to buy games on top. Apparently it’s new to him that games are sold separately. And the Wii U isn’t over-priced. We’re getting a brand new gaming console, with the most advanced controller ever made, and full backwards compatibility with old games and hardware. At $299.
There’s your five reasons not to buy a Wii U. We could go off on a rant here about the writer and The Sun, but this clip from Billy Madison perfectly sums everything up:
Dear Mr. Lee Price, lay off the booze, and may God have mercy on your soul.
- GameStop CEO calls Wii U disappointing
- Rumor: Nintendo NX may use cartridges instead of discs
- The Wii is one of Time's most influential gadgets
- 15 minutes of Super Meat Boy on Wii U