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Epic Games says the Wii U can run Unreal 4

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Over the weekend Nintendo fans were up in arms over a statement made by Mark Rein, the Vice President of Epic Games. Unreal 4 is the latest technology the company has been working on and if you watched the presentation of the PlayStation 4, you’ll remember the technology demo shown there. Rein stated that Unreal 4 would be out of reach for Wii U gamers and that if developers wanted to ship Wii U titles, they would have to use Unreal 3. Rein has now backtracked on that statement, saying:

You heard the stupid gaffe yesterday about the Wii U. If someone wants to take Unreal Engine 4 and ship a game on Wii U, they can! If they wanna ship an Unreal Engine 4 game on Xbox 360, they could make it happen.

Of course it was unfair of Rein to say that Unreal 4 was unsuited to Wii U when the technology is built to be scalable. Unreal has consistently been one of the best engines for games on PC so players from low to mid-range systems can enjoy games just as well as high-end users. There’s no reason the Wii U couldn’t support the engine should a developer put the proper work into a Wii U port.

What do you think about the whole situation? Let us know in the comments.

[via Engadget]

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  • Jimmy D. Fugate

    APRIL FOOLS! JK…..

  • Nintenjoe82

    So it was all a big April Fools joke

    • Laud

      That’s right Rein, that’s all you are, An April fools joke.

      No but seriously, what’s up with these engines not being designed with Wii U in mind? Did the fact that Nintendo won last gen go completely over their head? Or are they being paid to shut out the competition?

      I can’t imagine them doing it just because they hate Nintendo or something.

      What if the Wii U does way better than the other consoles by a mile? They wouldn’t even admit they were wrong they would keep quiet and update their engine to support the Wii U.

      This is the problem with the industry today, no one is brave enough to take a risk except indie devs.

      So many awesome games that are coming out for the next Xbox and PS4 are also coming out for the PS3 and 360 so what reason do consumers have to move onto the next gen? They’re trying to play it safe and by doing this they’re gonna have a hard time getting people to make the transition to next gen consoles.

      • BlackestNight63

        Stop making up conspiracy theories as to why certain engines don’t include Wii U. The Wii U isn’t powerful enough to run it unless its scaled down. UE4 is also possible on PS3 and 360, but it’ll be scaled back a lot. Epic doesn’t hate Nintendo or is being paid to not include them. The engine is for PS4, next XBOX, and most importantly, PC.

        • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

          The engine is scaled down on those consoles too, so the engine can only fully run on PC.

          • BlackestNight63

            No shit.

          • Richard Yates

            Great I really should have scrolled down and saved myself a post :P

          • oontz

            Thank you captain obvious!

          • NintendoFanBI

            on 5000$ PC. Everything else is scaled down. But again there is a difference between scaled UE4 for PS4 and scaled UE4 for Wii U.

        • Laud

          I’m not making anything up, I’m just wondering the reason for it. Even though the Iphone can’t run U4 to it’s max potential it’s gonna be included so what’s up with that?

          No, they don’t hate Nintendo but as soon as you bring it up to them he laughs and straight up says “NO” and like a child once he gets a backlash he starts trying to change the story as if he never intended to cause controversy.

          If you don’t mean NO, don’t say NO is all I’m saying. Look at all the doom articles on other websites that are based off of this relatively small mistake he made.

        • Richard Yates

          So you think the ps4 version will run as good as a high end pc? First time for everything then?
          The next unreal engine is being built for pc like it always has……the ps4 and nextbox have pc architecture at there heart now so you could argue they was actually built for the unreal engine eh?

          • BlackestNight63

            Why did you decide to single out PS4? Did I say that was going to be the definitive version for UE4? I’m pretty sure I included next gen consoles and PC like Mark actually stated. You tried and failed. Thanks for coming out.

          • light69

            Wow you must think your smart, your not. And with that little kid fanboy attitude you might as well go crawl back under your troll bridge. Thank you for coming out but the fact is no one really care you came out.

          • BlackestNight63

            “Your” is a possessive word. “You’re” is a contraction for “you are”, but I’m not smart. What exactly did I say to qualify for being a troll? I simply stated what was said by Mark. Stating facts is trolling now? I’m a fanboy of video games and my 360, PS3, cell phone, and laptop can attest to that. Next time you decide to rebuttal, make sure you’re typing something meaningful.

          • darkdrium909

            “Rebuttal” is a noun. One does not simply “rebuttal” something.

          • david jarman

            I think failure is one who trolls a nintendo website so that his butt buddies will think highly of him just to find out that he caught an std from one of them and will not out live the wii u….harsh much? I have no love for trolls…maybe you should be practicing saying,”remember me as ass”

      • Fumes Inkorporated

        Won with sales only which is a bad metric. Justin Bieber and 99 burgers say hello. Their 3rd party support was an absolute joke.

        • Richard Yates

          Third party games just pass the time til good first party or 2nd party ones come along….remember that when you are buying the next peice of buggy shit activision or ea put out!

      • Colin Tosh

        People are putting too much emphasis on what Reggie said. Even if Wii U can’t run “real” next gen engines doesn’t mean it will be excluded from multiplatform development.

        People don’t seem to realize profits is the ultimate motive when deciding what platforms to make games on. For all we know it will have been useless throwing all these resources at PS4 and the Nextbox because the fact is they are much riskier investments then PS3 and 360 were when they released.

        All it takes is one of the others to screw up their launch and it doesn’t matter if they can run UE4, Frostbite 3 or whatever. Developers won’t invest unless the install base is there on any end of the fence.

        Wii U merely needs existing engines tweaked towards it. These others are using entirely new engines costing a major tonne of cash. This is why there is no way of telling what is going to happen with third party support. Games on PS4 and the next Xbox will be so expensive they won’t be profitable for at least a year so Microsoft and Sony are risking it more then people seem to think.

        • oontz

          profit is the ultimate motive… you do realize it does cost extra money to make a version of a game just for wii u right? Especially if it needs to be scaled differently from the other platforms.

          • THEMIGHTYDOOVDE

            Unreal 4 is scalable.

          • Rinslowe

            Agreed, it’s kind of the whole reason/ meaning for existence of middleware in the first place…

        • Matthew Bryant

          Developers will always invest in Playstation and XBox because they know that ultimately there will be a core userbase that will be a lot of games. The same is not true of Nintendo’s userbase historically, so developers are much more wary of creating mature games for the Wii U. Mature games generally sell better than other types of games. While Nintendo’s first party exclusives generally sell very well, the same is not true of third party games on their consoles. The only way that Sony and Microsoft would have the same problem as Nintendo is if their console did not sell well for a good year or two (which is highly unlikely). Most mature gamers aren’t interested in the Wii U. Get over it. Play the console you enjoy, stop getting fanboy butthurt over developers choices, and learn to accept the good with the bad. There’s some great Wii U games coming on the horizon (I’d buy a Wii U for the new Monolith game coming out if it was cheaper), but it won’t get third party support. That’s life.

          Also, developers have gone on record to state that games will only be about 10% more expensive to develop. This idea that they are going to be SO much more expensive is ignorant nonsense. No offense, but you don’t know what you’re talking about. Most post processing effects are much less involved than you think. The engine does much of the work for you. That’s why developers use them.

      • sdmac200600

        Do you know why nintendo won last generation?

        • Richard Yates

          Chuck norris smacked sony and ms down like biatches and left the path clear for the big N?

          • Revolution5268

            XD ^THIS^

        • Matthew Bryant

          Sony and Microsoft are still making money off their games division. Nintendo is not. Your definition of won shouldn’t be confined to console sales.

          • sdmac200600

            I was trying to make a point but i never followed through with it until now. The reason they won was because 80% of the Wii’s install base was soccer moms and grandmothers that don’t even play it anymore.

      • José Abraham Cervantes Posadas

        Nintendo make things wrong in one aspect of the wii u, the developers like to make games on powerful consoles, and the people buy consoles with good games. A game can be revolutionary without special controls. I have and i like the wii u, but i hate that the developers are not making games for the u.

      • NkoSekirei

        wii u is capable of running unreal engine 4 it was confirmed by president of unreal and nintendo president iwata 2 months ago but rein was drunk wen he said that unreal 4 couldnt be run on wii u which wasnt true but at least nintendo aquired couple of powerful gaming engines alrdy which will see awsome games using them along with unreal to

      • NatT96™

        Microsoft and Sony….swindling developers maybe?

    • WiiUltra

      In other news, the sky is blue…

    • Zorbo85

      Of course it was!!!the wii u pales in comparison to the ps4 and next xbox!!!
      After E3 nintendo will be OWNED!!!

      • Richard Yates

        Wii u has it all really and i sniff jealousy off you fukwit! After e3 make sure you still troll here so i can surgicaly remove that penis from your forehead!

        • Zorbo85

          LMFAO after E3 the wii u will finished you slurper!!!
          The next gen consoles will be shown and all nintendo will show is that same mario mario kart games but in HD……like wow!!!
          LMAO

          • light69

            Like wow much like the same generic FPS that you always get? You must be on drugs to think that the same FPS crap you get every year will win over innovation, saying FPS gets me bored already so i don’t understand why you idiots get all hyped up over that crappy killzone game announced for the ps4, same FPS crap but i guess you guys like crap must why y’all are like this

          • oontz

            *cough* the last of us and beyond two souls *cough*

          • Alex Correa

            smh light your idiot who hasnt owned a ps3. we dont only have fps we have final fantasy resident evil we have uncharted beyond two souls the last of us heavenly sword metal gear solid infamous devil may cry wii u has?

          • THEMIGHTYDOOVDE

            ‘all nintendo will show is that same mario mario kart games but in HD’…….. and make hundreds of millions ;)

        • NkoSekirei

          good one u should do that too sith and david they need to have their nutz removed as well

      • david jarman

        You keep telling yourself that while clicking you heels three times.

      • THEMIGHTYDOOVDE

        Wii paled in comparison to PS3, as does 3DS to Vita, and look what happened there!

    • nonbeliever323

      what part is the big April fools joke? that it can or cant run the unreal engine 4?

  • Arvind Kannan

    UE 4 or frostbite 3 or whateva!!!
    a rumour posted in 2012 about zelda wii u said that they created a game engine from scratch for tat game. If they could push the Wii to tat much of a limit with skyward sword just imagine how the wii u zelda is gonna look like. Please dont say am damage controlling but i have a gut feeling that that engine is gonna be better than this one. Only E3 will tell us!

    • The Clockwork Being

      E3 the faithful day. All the exclusives are going to be shown. I heard they made the Wind Waker U game from scratch to put in better use with the HD and gamepad and thats why its taking a little long. But can you imagine the new use for the gamepad on Zelda WW u and Zelda U dammit I can just cant wait

      • Arvind Kannan

        Skyward sword was innovative but dropped a few key elements that made zelda soo powerful, because of the limited hardware. This time there is no excuse, this zeldaU will blow everyones minds. MARK MY WORDS!

        • The Clockwork Being

          Yes I do mark your words. Remember this

          It was used in 2011 to shown some of the Wii U’s capacity. Now that was 2011 imagine the new Zelda of 2013. I would be nothing but superior in every way.

          • Arvind Kannan

            This was actually early dev equipment….the real game will be much better. To be honest Monolith’s X game kinda looks like the graphical quality this zelda trailer in motion

          • The Clockwork Being

            Thats true. I actually hope that the Monolith’s X is Xenoblades’ sequel

          • MehAtYourComment

            I hope not :/
            But it’s more because I didn’t play Xenoblade and don’t know the Story, so I would miss a crapload of info from what I’ve heard ;)

            And before someone mentions “Buy it! It’s totally worth it!” I won’t…I just don’t have the time (atm). And when I’m able to play a huge game like that X will be already released. Year’s going to be damn busy -.-

          • The Clockwork Being

            Yes you are right . They should choose to do 2 things. 1. Make it a Xenoblades game but not a sequel, so in the same universe as Xenoblades 1 so old fans can still have what they want. or they could do 2. Which is making it a independant exclusive. IMO the two could succeed but if they want to make it more of a success go with 2.

        • greengecko007

          Dropped what key key elements?

    • sharlo galmo

      retro studios engine is gonna kick asses. the zelda demo we have seen was a part of what that engine can do. why do you peeps think nintendo don’t matter if unreal engine 4 is not coming to the wiiu. cause they got there own kicking engine, just wait till e3 and you peeps gonna go craizie!

      • uPadWatcher

        I’m sure the Unity Engine 4 and Retro’s newest engine are gonna blow each and every rival company out of the water this coming June. Nintendo will reclaim that E3 crown like it’s 2010 and 2011.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jays.smith.73 Drew Mccuthen

    So can you port Crysis 3, sure alot of wii u owners will buy it including me. throw bioshock infinite too!

    wishful thinking

    • MehAtYourComment

      Crisis 3 was finished for WiiU, but EA cancelled it…

      • http://www.facebook.com/jays.smith.73 Drew Mccuthen

        that makes it easier to release, but bogus how us gamers get screw out of games because of greedy business

        • Nintendofreak

          its called a love hate relationship…u cant be together cuz u wanna gut each other, but cant be far away cuz u cry yourselft to sleep…

      • Dennis Fisher Jr

        That’s because EA is on its period… Hopefully they will stop bitching and publish games like its their job.

    • DragonSilths

      Unless the new president (old) of EA gets a good relationship with Nintendo again Crysis 3 wont come to Wii U. Bioshock Infinite could be in the Wii U 3rd Party Nintendo Direct.

  • Blenge_Squelch

    Seems like a way for Epic to get a bit more media attention for Unreal 4 to me…

    • Nintenjoe82

      I reckon Reggie paid him a visit.

      That or Epic’s shareholders were annoyed that he’d just alienated a potential userbase and made the engine look less scalable that it is.

      He got stitched up by the gaming press. One tiny part of his interview got made into hundreds of articles and all he said was that Epic weren’t going to support UE4 on Wii U because they thought UE3 was enough.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PFAG4MUKZVK4PND5Z72BV46H6I BeanerSlayer

    ahahhahaha so you wiitards are glad of possibly getting a super scaled down version of the UE4? If you think that you’re getting the true UE4 that true next-gen consoles are getting then you’re just delusional. ahahhaha RIP wii u

    • Zombie_Andrew

      Actually technically you’re correct because PS4 and 720 are getting a scaled down version of UE4 because only PCs can tap into the true potential of UE4

      • Only a few are true gamers

        Agree with that..That is very laughable and trolls like beanerbarfbag will cry like the little babies they are

        • Shadriczo

          I think he’s a brazillian or a mexican immigrant troll whose seeking attention to cross the troll patrol border into the u.s.a.

          • Only a few are true gamers

            Hahahahaha Your right on that and he comes here thinking his trolling will work now that is what’s so funny and people are not laughing with him but at him..hahahaha

    • Only a few are true gamers

      Your a moron and im going to laugh when ps4 fails like there vita did and there nutsack controller move…You mad bro?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/PFAG4MUKZVK4PND5Z72BV46H6I BeanerSlayer

        ahahhaa yes I’m mad at some little kid that doesn’t even have a common sense of grammar. ahahahahahahahaha so this is the nintendo fanbase

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

          Yet you are showing to him that us PlayStation fans are nothing more than morons… please leave the fandom because we do NOT want to see your face around here again.

          • The Clockwork Being

            Honestly I can defend both sides seeing that I’m a Nintendo and Sony fan. But to see a this guy saying he is a PS fan makes me feel bad about PS. Chris since you are also a PS fan i’m guessing you’re getting Wii U and PS 4 right?

        • Only a few are true gamers

          Well if you don’t like what this channel offers there’s always ps4 gaystation channel and please stop your fcking crying like a little baby..Your a disgrace to gaming and i love how you little posers try to troll and it lands right back in your face and how old are you…ten?

      • sithWiiU

        You’re the moron. Learn proper engish before insulting people fool.

        • Only a few are true gamers

          Wow is that all you really got i have to say..You get dumber and dumb by the day but if it helps sith we can continue laugh at you maybe that will help your dead brain cells and so please keep going little man and as calling people a fool…Really? Take a look in the mirror. All i see is bullshit..But again i can do this all day sith and i will be buying a ps4 just so i can burn it and show on youtube. How does that make you feel and can your crying please stop..You are a fcking disgrace to gamers around the world maybe even making you the worst gamer on the planet
          So Keep trying trooper but you won’t get far

    • DragonSilths

      Oh look a failure gamer. You dont know what next gen means. But only PC will use UE4 to its fullest. No console will.

    • Only a few are true gamers

      Yep your mad and a fcking cry baby..Please stop making me laugh hell my own wife thinks your a laugh but what i mean is please continue..We know your some poser clown

  • teknik1200

    in 8 months when the compitition is more than vapor we’ll see the 1up Nintendo has under their belts with wii u.

    in the mean time I’ll go back to hunting monsters and enjoying a top notch gaming system.

    and no, as a 40 year old geek and gamer I won’t limit myself to one gaming device.

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.pope.18007218 John Pope

      STFU DUMB BITCH!!

  • Zombie_Andrew

    UE4 on Wii U at 720p at 30 frames would be nice, it may not look as nice, but it’ll be unnoticeable unless you’re a person who 1) Owns all three consoles (2) spend their time pausing and comparing each frame rather than playing the damn game

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

      I’ll be the person who only owns the Wii U (which I have now) and the PlayStation 4 but really I wouldn’t care, as long as the game is fun I really could care less, Need for Speed U is running at 1080p at 30 frames and it looks amazing and you don’t even notice the frame rate at all

      • brian murphy

        same here dont think ill get the next xbox not hating on it just saying cause they need there own games and plenty of them halo and gears of war isnt enough when i can get most of the games on ps4 and sony will have alot of there own games and im very happy with my wii u not many games yet but every system has a slow start ps2 and ps3 took about a year to pick up speed with there games also

      • oontz

        it doesn’t run native 1080p. It runs in a resolution of 1280×704, effectively a few lines less than 720p. Exactly the same as Xbox 360 and PS3.

        http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-need-for-speed-most-wanted-wii-u-face-off

  • LopsidedPasta

    April fools? I hope not…

    • IntrepidEmu

      This was news a couple of days ago. Wii U Daily is just slow.

  • MujuraNoKamen

    When I read the news about UE4 not working I thought :hold on, I thought it was confirmed ages ago that a slightly modified version would run on Wii U” Good to see this has been cleared up.

  • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

    It can run on Wii U, just not a full quality, but scaled down, lower quality.

    • D.M.T

      PS4 cannot run it at full quality either lol. I know you hate Nintendo but be realistic Ignoranceiswhatsup. The engine is scaled down for PS4 as well.

  • Mark Thom

    LOL

  • Only a few are true gamers

    The joke is on mark rien when people don’t buy his games..hahahaha

  • edwincarp

    This is why we need Sega and Nintendo to team up against Microsoft and Sony!!! :D

  • Zuxs13

    If you read Mark Rein’s twitter feed you will see he tried to clarify the situation more. He said” he laughed because no one asked him if it would be on the PS3 or Xbox”

    https://twitter.com/MarkRein/status/318416091821006848

    • Shadriczo

      Hey i tweeted in that hours ago.

      • Zuxs13

        i know, a little bird told me.

        • Shadriczo

          A…little bird?

          • Zuxs13

            did that one go over your head? i was a joke.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

      Which actually made it worse… I think Mark Reins is stuck in his own grave that he dug

      • Zuxs13

        The only problem he caused was fuel for the pitch fork and torch carrying fan boys to fling crap at each other, its not big deal ..

  • dylanbob121

    I’m sick of these developers not giving wii u a chance because its “different”.I guess we dont need those companys right?We do have the monster hunter team at capcom and ubisoft right?Screw EA and all those other overated companys.all we need is first party and we’re all set.

    • sithWiiU

      Nintendo games are overrated too.

    • Fumes Inkorporated

      The Wii U isnt exactly flying off shelves. Part of the problem is they look at the base and decide they can only sell X number of games and its not worth the development cost.

      • dylanbob121

        No EA said They will not be puting the next battlefield on wii u because they are not sure how it will work on a “different console”.

        • Fumes Inkorporated

          Sounds fair to me. Do you want a crappy game on a console they cant figure out?

      • oontz

        This!!! Game companies make games to sell and create profit. They aren’t charities!

  • Super Buu

    Trolls got their hopes up but reality back fired and now the jokes on them.

    • Shadriczo

      You sir deserve a medal or honor for being so truthful, and your right, it’s now hitting them hard, and soon, even more harder.

      • sithWiiU

        You sir deserve the dunce honor. It’s you’re not your, & it’s harder without more. What grade are you in?

        • Shadriczo

          The only grade who decides not to speak to a douche like you. Thank you very much, and if you want to criticize me, do it somewhere else cause I don’t know what your problem is with freaking grammar.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/PFAG4MUKZVK4PND5Z72BV46H6I BeanerSlayer

            Why so butt-hurt wiitard?

          • david jarman

            Cause you’re a dick.

        • david jarman

          No. It’s “you’re” not “your”
          You’re suppose to use quotes cause you’re quoting. Otherwise it just looks like you’re retarded and you don’t know what you’re saying.

    • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

      Unfortunately they won’t stop until either Nintendo blows every one away at E3/Nintendo Direct or Sony/MS royally screw up something. But then again they’ll find some way to justify it like always.

    • sithWiiU

      It has to be scaled down. PS4/Nextbox will use the engine better.

      • DragonSilths

        PS4 and Xbox 720 may EVENTUALLY use UE4 abit better but it will be like UE3 on PS3 and Xbox 360, they wont be able to maximize it on those systems.

  • Zombie_Andrew

    I’m really hoping Nintendo use Unreal 4 in at least one of their IPs, and it looks amazing…I can imagine the last game at E3 revealed

    *silence on the floor, the lights dim down*

    ……

    *Bass hum as the Nintendo logo comes up followed by Retro’s then Unreal 4′s Logo*

    —Gasps fill the room—

    *The bass hum turns into the rumble of Samus’ ship in beautiful Unreal 4 detail……*

    –Epic Mark Rein’s face goes bright red–

    • Aiddon

      I…can’t see it happening. If the UE4 is anything like the UE3 it only runs best when modified so heavily it doesn’t even resemble the Unreal Engine anymore like with Bioshock Infinite. Nintendo is more interested in keeping things in-house

  • Gene

    Wii U is wiik.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/PFAG4MUKZVK4PND5Z72BV46H6I BeanerSlayer

      this really made me lol. first time i’ve ever seen it. must steal it

      • Zombie_Andrew

        May I present to you the beginnings of the Wii U trolling societies’ Annual General Meeting

      • david jarman

        Just like your favorite console, unoriginal .

    • uPadWatcher

      So is your sex life, Genie. Havaseat.

  • DragonSilths

    If rumors are true, Retro Studio’s Engine will be superior in everyway anyway.

  • DragonSilths

    Isn’t it odd that when these amazing graphic engines get shown its always with shooters? Its like they are saying the only games that can ever look top notch can be shooters…

  • [CMD] DEATH

    April fools or not when they make UT4 with UE4 they better bring it to the Wii U, I love that series!

    • D.M.T

      It’s not April fools. Mark Rein confirmed this on March 30 2013.

      • Zorbo85

        Its an april fools you lame nintendo SLURPER!!!
        lol

        • D.M.T

          Only in your wet dreams loser.

          • Zorbo85

            Aww just as your wii u is the biggest joke console EVER go and cry!!!
            3rd party are already turning their backs on nintendo as they now realise that the wii u is just another lame gimmick!!!
            The next gen will destroy the wii turd!!!
            LOL

          • D.M.T

            LOL ok I believe you (not)

          • Revolution5268

            butt hurt much fool?

  • D.M.T

    I’m sorry but Wii U Daily is slow as fuck sometimes. Everyone were talking about this in the weekend.

    The haters are still trying to make Nintendo fans feel bad by saying it wont look very good on Wii U? Who cares? As long as the gameplay is great.

    The engine is scaled down for PS4 too. PS4 isnt powerful enough for that engine either.

  • Zorbo85

    The wii u is the biggest joke console ever from nintendo!!!
    They got it spot on with the wii, then got it way wrong with the 3ds launch and even worse with the wii u launch!!
    The wii was 249 bucks when launched,it came with a free copy of wii sports bundled in,it also launched with an awesome new zelda game to keep fans happy!!!
    The wii u launched at 350 bucks with a pathetic lame rehash of mario bros wii but with just HD graphics, nintendo land and worst zombie game ever zombieu!!!
    Nintendo said they learned their lesson with the 3ds launch………..i think who ever said that was smoking crack at the time!!!
    LOL

    • The Clockwork Being

      Well the month following the lauch, PS Vita was doing better in sales than the 3ds but then the 3DS started destroying the PS VIta up until now…

      http://wiiudaily.com/2013/03/monster-hunter-3-wii-u-sales-europe/

      • Zorbo85

        The vita was priced to high u slurper and did not get a price drop till a month ago!!
        Funny for a year in japan the vita sold 9k each week…..then after its price drop sales rose 300 percent last month!!!

        • chris

          sorry, but it’s impossible for sales to rise up to 300%. Get more info before you try to troll nintendo. Also if you check the vita have you heard any new games coming out you want to buy yet? None! Why try to bitch about it that it sold more. Can you really compare a new console that recently came out to a HANDHELD that came out a while ago. And also why are you trying to troll. Are you trying to get attention by being a one viewed moron, or are you impersonating a Baby who crys until something goes their way. Although I am insulting you, it is what we see you and all trollers. If you want to talk about how much better the vita is (Which it is not since you really cant compare the sales of a handheld to a console) then go to a sony or microsoft fanpage and bitch about it. We don’t want you here and any of your one viewed friends. Nintendo may not be doing good in sales right now but they are preparing. Look back at PS3 first few months, a few sales. Nothing else. Then after that time period they sold better because they got more stuff out and cut their prices. Wii U could be the same as that, just waiting for their new games to release. So just leave and die in a hole also. You guys dont have a single goal in your lives except to make other consoles look like crap. And guess what I think you trolls do it because you are that piece of crap that keeps on staining nintendo pages. BITCH

          • oontz

            How is it impossible for something to rise 300%? Are you retarded? If something sold 9000 one week, then 36,000 the next… that is a percentage increase of 300%

            “My name is Christopher, Ph, Ph, Ph, Pham… I can count to potato!”

    • NkoSekirei

      like u bitch why dont u just stfu cause ur a bigger joke along with sith wen it comes to trolling

    • Revolution5268

      I knew you were going to say that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      first people say wii as a joke gamecube best, n64 badass gamecube ball-sack. In 6 years you will say wii u successor sucks balls wii u beast.

  • Zorbo85

    The wii u is the gamecube part 2!!!!
    Nintendo need to fire iwata and let someone else take over as after the wii he has lost the plot!!!

    • The Clockwork Being

      B-But the Wii outsold the PS3 and Xbox 360…

      • Zorbo85

        Yeah mainly due to the fact the wii was 350 bucks cheaper than the ps3 and xbox at launch,kinda a no brainer who would sell more!!
        LOL

        • The Clockwork Being

          But even after the ps3 and Xbox 360 price went down, the Wii still outsold it. And is still outselling it right now…

          • Zorbo85

            Yeah as it was still ALOT CHEAPER!!!!
            IT came with a FREE GAME and was a new way to play!!!
            The wii u will never repeat what the wii did!!!
            Wii first 4 months…….sold 11 million
            Wii u first 4 months…..sold 4 million!!!
            LMAO

          • Revolution5268

            same with ps4 but worst.

          • Rinslowe

            Hahaha BECAUSE it was CHEAPER. For whatever reason is irrelevant, primate.
            The fact that PS3 and 360 got their asses handed to them by apparently inferior tech is just shameful, isn’t it?

    • Revolution5268

      (facepalm)
      this kid does not know what he is talking about.

    • Rinslowe

      I vote you as new head of Nintendo. Giving that is lol. :)

  • Aiddon

    it is kinda funny how Rein frequently tried to quantify and make excuses for him laughing about the UE4 on the Wii U and then ultimately had to admit he made a mistake by not thinking before acting.

    • Rinslowe

      He was thinking “here’s my chance to be the awesome guy everyone loves cause I’m funny and charismatic” lol, non of the above. The press burst out laughing cause an ass clown just committed attempted corporate suicide… Hahaha I’d be laughing too…
      Now every potential client/ dev etc.. will be quietly reviewing their options and emailing/ calling in for certain clarifications to be made. He’s just fucked his own office in the rear end and a few late nights on the phone in damage control. Bye bye mobile apps, bye bye everyone else bar 3 teraflops of utter failure…
      Wait what? Isn’t the PS4 sub 2 teraflops…. o_0
      oh dear….

  • Zorbo85

    At last years E3 reggie kept bragging about how the wii u has FANTASTIC 3RD PARTY support…………oh really reggie is that why ubisoft turned their backs on you after 2 months and delayed rayman for 7 months and said they were bringing it to ps3 and xbox as well?LOL.
    They hyped up rayman so much saying it was built from the ground up especially for the wii u tablet.then after hillarious sales ubisoft screws nintendo over!!!
    Wake up slurpers the top 20 selling wii games 16 were from NINTENDO so why do they keep giving 3rd party launch rights……………..who keep owning them?
    LOL

    • Jizz Beard thePirate

      I don’t think u realize how these things work… If a console doesn’t sell, then the developers won’t make games for it and if there are no games… the people won’t buy the console and then repeat. Just look at the vita, a ton of developers said they are gonna make games for it and look at it now. Of course, in order to break that loop, Nintendo has to make first party exclusives and give money to developers to make exclusives which they are… its just taking some time for them to come out. Just wait a year and I am sure by the end of the year, developers will start backing the wiiU once again when it actually starts selling. This also was a similar case for the 3ds until Nintendo released some epic games and now the 3ds owns 87% of the handheld market with over 29 million sold to date

      Smarten up guys

    • Rinslowe

      You don’t know what you’re talking about mate… Ubisoft are still bringing AC4, Watch Dogs and Blacklist to Wii U, where in that line up of their most profitable and one yet to be profitable franchise/s do you get lack of support?
      Moron…
      Rayman was a shite decision but they are going some way to make up for it.

  • Archiq09

    Unreal engine 4 = Unreal Tournament 4 :D

    • Johny

      finger crossed for UT on wii u … how bout UT U

      • sithWiiU

        On PS4/Next box , but not Wii U.

  • Alex Correa

    I love nintendo but for you to say nintendo won this generation? are you stupid a real gamer cares about games and nintendo doesent have any anymore and people need to stop acting like nintendo has always been casual they werent the n64 had the best graphics a cut scene on the ps1 looked like n64 real time

    • Zorbo85

      LOL that is the pathetic slurpers who keep saying that as they know the wii us is dead on arrival!!!After the next gen arrives nintendo will be owned!!!

  • Alex Correa

    but your right xbox 360 is 6 years old and it runs frostbite 2 cryengine 3 wii u just came out so it should be able to run u4

  • Zorbo85

    Poor nintendo slurpers……………..u really thought the wii u was gonna be this amazing console when all it has turned out to be is a total JOKE!!!
    Zero marketing from nintendo,pikmin 3 delayed after saying launch title,rayman turning their backs on you,no games for 3 months,computer stores slashing the price to try and shift units……….
    EPIC fail nintendo should stick to handhelds as this is just getting embarassing!!!

  • Tristan Porter

    It disgusts me that this is all “gamers” care about. I’m having actual fun with my Wii U while all these haters count frames per second and compare resolution. I’m gonna be playing Pikmin 3 and Wind Waker HD pretty soon, and Unreal Engine 4 can kiss my ass.

    • sithWiiU

      Ill be playing games with AI yo! HAHAHAHA! Last of Us, here I come! Dont be mad bro.

      • Tristan Porter

        If I wanted to play those games I could. But clearly I don’t.

      • Rinslowe

        You clearly do not have one iota of intelligent discussion available for use do you primate!

        Wii U is awesome! And I’ll be enjoying “The Last of Us” at the same time…lol on you browski.

    • Rinslowe

      IF UE4 could do that then Epic should take a cue from it’s own creation and start a kissing.
      I’m sure a lot of potential customers were like WTF did he just say, oh well you know that new engine Activision are working on right now looks pretty good, someone get them on the phone…

  • wober2

    I dont really know why I dont care but I dont. I have a wiiu and will be happy to buy japanese games and save the big AAA titles for pc or next gen xbox/ps4. Wiiu not having unreal4 does not make me regret my purchase yet (even though apparently they can port now). I assume i will be playing monster hunter for years to come… lol just so much content no time for other games.

    I think I was spoiled this gen by being able to afford multiple consoles and hope they can all be successful together, just fit different gaming needs.

  • Joseph Parsons

    I SAY FUCK YOU Mark Rein EAT SHIT IN DIE

  • Joseph Parsons

    I DONT HAVE TIME FOR ASS HO’S

  • Teves153

    Unreal dev thoughts as he was sayin unreal 4 didnt work with Wii u. “TROLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL! Hahahahaaaaaa

  • Martin Kearney

    Nice job Mark!!! Tell us that tomorrow when it’s not April Fools Day!

  • Nothing5555

    Here’s my question, what advantages, besides graphical, does UE4 or FB3
    offer over the older versions? If all they offer are graphical then
    running UE4/FB3 might not be as important when running on lower powered
    devices. If they allow developers to take game play to the next level I
    could see the reason UE4/FB3 would be much more important.

    • sithWiiU

      Smarter AI! Physics too.

      • oontz

        and lighting

        • http://www.facebook.com/eric.degrechie.3 Eric DeGrechie

          Oh, look at the lighting! Every time I play a game I think to myself, this is great, but why isn’t the lighting better? Lighting makes the game!

          Also, lighting is graphics, genius.

          • oontz

            wow sarcasm is totally lost on you… good day sir!

      • http://www.facebook.com/eric.degrechie.3 Eric DeGrechie

        Who cares about AI when you could play against a human opponent since the Atari days? AI doesn’t make anything more challenging or fun. Don’t believe me? Play Dark Souls. The AI is beyond idiotic, but those mindless undead will kill you before you even know what hit you.

        Game design FTW.

      • Nothing5555

        Well I can agree with AI, but as for Physics I haven’t seen too many developers explore game play elements using physics, its mostly “look our explosions now throw bits of dirt around!”. One plus a new game engine should bring is cost and development time reductions.

  • InterTreble

    It was already annoncenced by Epic, even for mobile platform. What made me laught were all those haters believe it! XD Epic win!

  • Zombie_Andrew

    • uPadWatcher

      LMAO! Best April Fool’s joke ever!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/milesp2 Miles Phillips

    Hahaha this my friends is backpeddling at its finest! Say something stupid, biased and not true then try and retract the statement once they get scrutinized by the public.

  • MadCrain

    The Wii U can’t run the Unreal engine

    The Wii U can technically runs Unreal’s engine

    The Wii U can definitely run Unreal’s engine

    Hmmmm…? What was the point of that? xD

  • Javy G

    So get with Zombie U developers, take them out on a date and make a beautiful SEQUEL baby, already!

  • osvaldo

    Yes please

  • https://soundcloud.com/rauschenmaschine Kristian Kouvo

    Tell us something we don’t know. :]

  • Zorbo85

    LMAO at nintendo slurpers…the wii u is in SERIOUS trouble and nintendo’s response?a pathetic lame april fools video about the super wii u add on!!!WTF!!!
    Nintendo your fans want GAMES something your wii u is dire need of, a video of what u have in store till E3 would have been nice……………..you turning to a humilty video makes you look even more of a joke,why did you do it?to try and make your slurpers giggle for 5 minutes to try and take away the fact that you have done zero marketing for the wii u,had games delayed and 3rd party turning their backs on you?
    LOL

    • http://www.facebook.com/aleksandar.antonijevic.1004 Aleksandar Antonijevic

      I wonder what you’re doing here this is a Nintendo site. Go back to your own shitty site.

  • kentray1985

    Castlevania 2: simons quest remake using the unreal engine 4 and a wii u exclusive, you wonder why great ideas like this never see a light of day!

  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.degrechie.3 Eric DeGrechie

    I never cared about Unreal this or Frostbite that. Engines are useful developer tools, but they don’t make the game. Saying a game is great because you used cutting-edge technology to create it is like saying you wrote a great song because you used expensive instruments to create it.

    The talent of the creator is far, far more important than the tools he uses to create, and the fact of the matter is some of the most talented game designers in the world work on Nintendo franchises. Mario Galaxy may be the highest ranked game of all time and it was done on very limited technology.

    What does Unreal 4 really have to offer? Lighting? Particle effects? ZZZZZZZZZZZ. Nobody really cares about that as much as they’d have you believe. When you’re engaged in the game, you won’t even notice the subtle differences Unreal 4 brings to the table. If the game is good enough and you’re concentrating on the challenge, you might not even notice the graphics at all. They are an after thought.

    So keep your Unreal 4s and your Frostbite 3s. Bring on another 3D Mario platformer.

  • $41809923

    yes and we buy the game for the wii u

  • Matthew Bryant

    The engine may be scalable, but the ridiculous notion that Unreal 4 doesn’t require more resources than Unreal 3 to run at the same level of graphical detail is wishful thinking. There’s nothing to be gained by running Unreal 4 if you don’t have the graphical capability to take advantage of it. The Wii U does not have this capability and I highly doubt you’ll see many games using Unreal 4. The only good reason would be when porting games. I don’t see many ports coming to the Wii U. Sorry Nintendo fans, but reality exists.

  • Matt Jarvis

    maybe there are signs that devs are starting to see the potential of wii u.hmmmmm….

  • Shadriczo

    Have you ever committed genocide? No? then, what the fuck you talking about?

  • Laud

    They also had some of the highest software sales but I guess they failed that…

    They dominated the casual market but since that’s part of ‘everything else’

    So the fact that you think the Wii failed at everything else ISN’T your opinion? Because I’m sure it succeeded in bringing innovative controls, hitting a gold mine in the casual market, over 99 million consoles sold BUT I MEAN, IF YOU SAID THAT IT MUST BE FACT RIGHT?

  • D.M.T

    Mario Galaxy was the highest rated game this gen. I guess Galaxy failed huh? You’re a hateful creature who makes no sense whatsoever.

  • The Clockwork Being

    Wait but if it failed at everything else are you telling me that: the DS won over the PSP only in sales but failed everything else, that means the 3DS is wining over the PS VIta only in sales but failed at everything else. You’re telling me that the sales don’t represent anything right.

    Edit: The people who bought these system must have seen something new with these system for it to be bought more than the other system.

  • Cerus98

    It’s funny how the criteria for “winning” the generation changes with each. GameCube was the most powerful but it lost because few consoles sold. Wii was the least powerful but sold over 100 million and it still lost. The Wii also had and sold the most games unlike previous gens but still lost. So which is it? Power? Number of games? Sales?

    You know what people like you remind me of? Bible thumpers. Always changing the interpretation of religion to fit their agenda.

  • Richard Yates

    So it failed at everything but sold loads? smoke meth much?

  • Revolution5268

    you got no prove to support your so called facts.

  • greengecko007

    Sales are just a small part of the equation for success. Nintendo sold 100 million Wii units, but the important thing is that they sold them FOR A PROFIT. Say what you like about Nintendo. Love it or hate it, but they were the most successful, and that’s just a proven fact.

  • david jarman

    And that’s why the other two consoles copied it within terms of motion controllers and more independent gaming for casual gamers.

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  • Kyle Crozier

    The gameube wasn’t the most powerful system of that gen, the xbox was. It didn’t get the thrid-party support due to the storage capacity of the discs and most developers didn’t want to split their game between two discs (resident evil games excluded). Plus a lot of “uninformed” gamers feel and still feel that nintendo is for children and won’t even give the games a chance.

  • Revolution5268

    dude, video games are for children, having a M rated game does not equal manly game.

  • Revolution5268

    LMFAO you pathetic fool keep making yourself a fool without knowing.

  • david jarman

    Actually on Friday they came out with this from an interview with Egadgets. I guess you only stick to gaming site you little kid.

  • oontz

    Where does that success take them? How many people continued to use their wii system after 2 months, 6 months, 1 year, etc. People bought into the hype. I was one of them. I also bought a wiiu it doesn’t mean I don’t also own a ps3 or wont buy a ps4, because I will. But the fact remains a LARGE demographic of people bought a wii, played wii sports for awhile and that was it. Only the hardcore gamers kept the wii alive.

  • david jarman

    Oh and so now you comment on a sore topic that we’ve been getting trolled by a group of people who have been trolling. So when you jump in here out of nowhere. Yeah it seems like trolling wither you think you’re stating a fact or an opinion. And yeah. I will refresh and defend those that belong on here. Get lost asshole your opinion is not valued by anyone other then yourself.
    Ps. Yeah, you are the douche bag. I did my research on you before saying something to you unlike a lot of you trolls.

  • BlackestNight63

    A sore topic? Do you make money from the sales of Nintendo products? And I don’t mean working at a gaming store either. I know the true definition of trolling, and I haven’t attempted to here. You must’ve been one of those remedial kids in school. You’re still trying to tell me to go away, yet, you keep writing me…I know my opinion is valued by myself(what a asinine statement from you). I’m not blinded by fanboyism. I show no allegiance to a gaming company because they don’t know me, and I barely know them. Stating facts isn’t trolling. If you can’t deal with facts, you have some growing up to do.

  • david jarman

    Lol, you’re a jackass bent out of shape. Get lost ass. You’re the one who jumped in here intentionally to start a fight. So why don’t you do the growing up, be the bigger man and leave.

  • darkdrium909

    Well you’re not exactly stating the facts. You said it UE4 was made for the PS4, Nextbox, and high end PC’s. The reality is that is was made to work with those, as well as the Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360, and lower end PC’s. Nobody knows how much each console will have to scale back the engine yet.

  • greengecko007

    That’s true without a doubt. It’s obvious that it was bought by a lot of casual consumers that didn’t use it a lot, but in terms of business and success, that is irrelevant. What matters is profit, not if people use the product everyday.