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Nintendo heading to Comic-Con with tons of Wii U games

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If you’ll be attending Comic-Con this year you’re in for a treat, as Nintendo is pulling all the shots and bringing some of its most anticipated games to the convention for attendees to play. Nintendo will be present in two locations, the first being the San Diego Convention Center with a booth dedicated to Pikmin 3. The second is at the San Diego Marriott & Marquis Marina hotel, which will have a huge Nintendo Gaming Lounge, featuring the rest of the games. The list of everything that will be available at Comic-Con is as follows:

Wii U

  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD from Nintendo
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze from Nintendo
  • Super Mario 3D World from Nintendo
  • Pikmin 3 from Nintendo
  • New Super Luigi U from Nintendo
  • Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games from Nintendo
  • Rayman Legends from Ubisoft
  • Skylanders SWAP Force from Activision
  • Disney Infinity from Disney Interactive
  • Sonic Lost World from SEGA
  • The Wonderful 101 from Platinum Games
  • Bayonetta 2 from Platinum Games
  • Just Dance 2014 from Ubisoft

Nintendo 3DS

  • Yoshi’s New Island from Nintendo
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds from Nintendo
  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team from Nintendo
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D from Nintendo
  • Sonic Lost World from SEGA
  • Shin Megami Tensei IV from ATLUS (Index Digital Media, Inc.)
  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Fans will have a multitude of contests to win and games to play, so if you’re going to be in the San Diego area from July 18th to July 21st, you’ve got a huge opportunity ahead of you.

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  • Ducked

    To bad I live on the east coast :(

  • Frankie

    I hope Nintendo attends more events like this. It is better to reach games at events like these than E3.

    • Shawn Spitler

      Agreed, but I also think these games should be playable demos at all retailers (Gamestop, Target, Best Buy, etc).

      There’s no reason the kiosks at these retailers should play only video previews (minus the ONE Rayman Legends demo you have to search through a list for).

      Nintendo expresses all the time how the experience and how you feel when you play the game is the most important part. So, where are opportunities for me to play?

      Am I supposed to just take IGN and WiiUDaily’s word for it? or the lucky few at ComicCon this year?

      I wanna play dammit!!

  • Clel

    I have no idea what Comic-Con is.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Annual comic book expo I think.

    • Jack5221

      Its a huge convention located in San Diego CA every year in July. They have all sorts of things there like comics, video games, t.v shows. Lots of people that go dress up in costumes, so if you’re into that, then its a pretty fun place to go. I went back in 2010 and it was a lot of fun.

    • kenny Johnson

      Pretty much the largest media (movies, tv, books, games, comics, etc.) convention in the world…

  • D.M.T

    Do your thing Nintendo!!! You need to prove everyone wrong again. Let em know that it doesn´t matter how many RAM you have and if it´s DDR3 or GDDR5.

    Let the naysayers know that Wii U can be very successful.

    Go Nintendo go! #WiiBelieveInU

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Yeah! Dont let those lacking shaders stand in your way! :D

      Are you getting any of these games btw DMT?

      • D.M.T

        I´m getting most of those games except Just Dance, Disney Infinity and Skylanders

        • Yousif Alromaithi

          I an getting Disney Infinity a andbd skylanders probably not.

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          Infinity actually looks really cool… but physical DLC…

          • e_rocket

            Yes infinity looks cool, I want to try it

          • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

            there’s a new trailer on miiverse that got me pumped

        • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

          for my wii the list is the nex:
          Watch Dogs, Batman, splinter cell, just dance (my wife love that) and pikmin 3 for now.

          • e_rocket

            I want to play pikmin 3 soon!!!

          • Mario

            Don’t you mean WiiU?

          • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

            nop! Sega Genesis.

          • ICHI

            If you’re going to go Sega, do it properly and buy a Saturn or a Dreamcast they have not been beaten by other consoles yet for sheer amount of games I truly loved on a single platform, MS have had 4 true classics per gen, Sony 5-6 and Nintendo get about 7-8. Sega though I have about 20 games each on Sat and DC which are phenomenal

          • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

            that was sarcasm, i mean wii U

          • ICHI

            I just love SEGA :-)

          • Mario

            Right…

          • KnowledgeIsPower

            I can see how you watching your wife play just dance can be more entertaining than any videogame except for the best game in history Mario 64 of course.

          • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

            hahahahahahhaa, and she dance very well.

    • e_rocket

      JAJA nice comment, Hope wii u really can be successful, I`m enjoying mine and can´t wait to try some of this games!!!! ;-)

      • Anwar

        Sry man but I lost hope in the wii u and ps4 i am coming!!!

        • val berger

          give it some time. I know there was enough time until now, but new consoles never did too well during their first years, especially nintendo’s systems. indeed, the wiiu is even below those expectations, but still, it has much potential and at least the first party titles are soon gonna become much more tailored to fit the system’s advantages. by now, there’s hardly any game that really makes use of the gamepad’s abilities, just imagine what happenes if Nintendo starts throwing out stuff for that. It’s a cool system, sure, it’s not the mainstream system, but it’s something that stands out and it’s a system, that put’s gaming in focus. I’m also waiting for the PS4 but I personally won’t buy one until it’s 1-2 yrs old as I just don’t really see any reason to do so. Those games are gonna look beautiful, but that’s it. Even if I play some minigame in intendo land with 5 players, that’s something more unique, than the PS4/XBone will be able to deliver. And with W101 and ario 3D Land, the WiiU is becoming the ultimate choice when playing offline with friends. But yeah, in the end, it’s all a matter of different taste. Some prefer playing online, some offline, I never really got too much into playing online on consoles.

          • e_rocket

            I agree with you, playing with friends in the same room is entirely unique with the U, really fun!!

          • raiden777

            Playing right beside someone or 3 or more people in the same room…its funny how some people in the industry take that for granted and pretend that that is out of style or something.
            This view that we should just play online with our friends is NONSENSE.

            It is far more rich and healthy of an experience to be playing against/with someone that’s physically at your side. That real social contact is always going to be the standard of co-op in gaming.

            Online multiplayer is already old news and a novelty in ways. Its a tool that is use full and has its place, but the optimal game competition is always shared on the same couch. Nintendo is wise to know this, when all the pathetic industry analysts continue to trip over themselves with their feeble attempts to sound and look “trendy”. Nintendo had to school these dim wits once bbefore, and shall yet again. Class is now in session

          • val berger

            I don’t think, there’s a black & white here. Offline MP as well as Online MP got their strengths and weaknesses. For instance Massive Multiplayer Online Games couldn’t work offline, while especially competitive Stuff like the Nintendoland MP-games wouldn’t really be as fun online. Both worlds can be fun but I totally understand, that the mainstream masses go for online games, as there are just way less problems getting a bunch of online friends together, than for some offline match. Plus online games can make full use of a system’s technical capabilities in terms of graphics and processing power to create immersive online worlds.

            Don’t get me wrong, I personally really prefer playing NSMBU with 4 friends over any online game, but I’ve played through both sides of that medal and know that you shouldn’t just go for one and only for one. Although I do think, that Nintendo should do that. It would be quite cool if the WiiU would be THE solution for offline fun. Of course, it looks like that’s going to happen anyway, but they should really put this in focus. 5 Players plus one of them can play a totally different role, that’s some really strong argument for fans of offline MP, if you’re asking me.

            Ok, at that point, I’ll switch to dreammode to point out hat I think would be really awesome: Zelda U with a 2 Player Coop mode that let’s you play through the whole game, one player on the TV, the other player on the gamepad, both different skills and gadgets, so they need to work together and solve puzzles together and thanks to the wiiU it would be possible that both could also be at totalls different locations. Something like this would also ensure, that the whole mechanic of the zelda series would feel a bit fresher (once again) and I don’t think that ppl aren’t able to get one single player to play with them. aaaaw wouldn’t it be nice ;)

        • Andreas Sunde

          It’s been out for less than a year, and you’re already writing it off?

  • Magnus Eriksson

    From these games I plan to buy:
    * The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
    * Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    * Super Mario 3D World
    * Pikmin 3
    * New Super Luigi U (GOT IT!)
    * Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014
    * Rayman Legends
    * Sonic Lost World
    * The Wonderful 101

    • Adam Porter

      i probably won’t get rayman or mario and sonic 2014, but the rest of your list i’m getting.

      • Magnus Eriksson

        I think M&S looked very nice. Probably a good family game to play with the kids. :)

        Edit: How can someone downvote a comment like this? :D

        • 00EpicGamer00

          That Knowledge guy probably downvoted you xD
          Secretly, Mario and Sonic is probably his favorite game, and when he saw you say “a good family game to play with kids” he was like “oh helllll no, M&S is the only hardcore sh*t that Nintendo has to offaaaa!!!!! *downvote*”

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      I think I had you confused with someone else the other day… I apologize

      • The Clockwork Being

        Probably not he is always going having a little fun trolling everybody but in reality he says he loves the Wii U

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          meh.

    • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

      omg wonderful 09!

    • Vialtoclef

      Same here!

    • NkoSekirei

      ive alrdy preordered splinter cell blacklist,assassin creed 4,sonic lost world,rayman legends,wind waker,batman arkham origins,watch dogs, and bayonetta 2 which would be total 19 games on my system wen i pick them up so ill be set till mario kart 8,super smash bros,x and any other ones become available for preorder

  • Xavier Lopez Chabelo

    Excelent!! Im looking forward for those games… well some cause my money is limited. Now bring more third party support

  • uPadWatcher

    If I were in the West Coast, I would be there in a rapid heartbeat.

  • Ice Climbers

    That’s basically every big game in Nintendo’s lineup other than Mario Kart 8, SMT x FE, Smash Bros, Monolith’s X, Yarn Yoshi, and Pokemon X/Y.

  • XelaFury

    Good list of Wii U & 3DS games, i’m really interested to see more of Bayonetta 2 and Yoshi’s New Island. Talking about Wii U & 3DS games… I wonder when we will see more gameplay footage of X, Yarn Yoshi, Mario Golf: World Tour, Mario Party 3D & our very first look at Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem footage?

  • Διονύς84

    No Mario Kart 8? Also nothing new

    • Michael Jurado

      if you haven’t played every single one of these games it’s something new just because you’ve seen it doesn’t mean you’ve played it :P

  • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

    Crap on such short notice I can’t arrange anything with work anymore I know someone who lives in San Diego region, if it was just a week or 3 later, I know where my last minute trip would bring me during my holidays :( No can do in barely 3 days >_<

  • fireheartis1

    Yes everybody it looks like Ignoranceiswhatsup has finally been banned. Man it’s about time. That guy was getting on my last nerve. Thank you Wii U Daily for taking care of him. Everybody on this site were getting really tired of all his hate. He was so disrespectful to everyone here, and to many of the Wii U Daily staff. I’m glad someone had the smarts to finally get rid of him.

    • Andrew Chambers

      To bad he’ll be back with a new user name soon.

      • Marc Duarte

        Nothing a good IP ban couldn’t fix.

        • Andrew Chambers

          It is already back and posting…

          And it appears to have nothing better to do and is very dedicated. If they banned its IP then it would just go to a library or McDonald’s and use the internet there.

          • Michael Jurado

            I know right he does more trash talks than he actually games

  • Linskarmo

    I wish I was going there, but I can wait for the games.

  • boynhisblobs

    cant wait for this, going on saturday. theres also an adult swim funhouse right down the street from the gaming lounge and the walking dead experience.

    • Michael Jurado

      I’ve been in a zombie march in universal studios where the make up crew from the walking dead were giving free make overs and I gotta say it was awesome I never had so much fun Walking lol xD also I can’t make it to any of these events this year due too financial struggles can ya keep me posted if they mention robot chicken?

      • boynhisblobs

        I’m sure something Robot Chicken will be there, they show up every year. I went to the walking dead experience last year too and it was awesome. Recorded the whole thing in 3d on my 3ds.

  • DragonSilths

    Bayonetta 2…playable? Must be further in development then I thought. Everyone keep an eye out for Michael Patcher. He said he would get a Wii U just for Bayonetta 2 lol.

    • Michael Jurado

      omg why would you mention him lol

  • InterTreble

    Where is the so-called “console with no games”?! I see lots of games, here… You know what? Who tell that kind of stories are always haters, people who pretend to know everything… Lovers of “consoles with no soul”… This is the problem! ;)

    • Luffy

      By the end of the year, I plan to have at least 16 games on my WiiU!
      All retail!
      + digital games I already have and will get!

      Seriously, I’ve never got so many game on a console’s first year.

      • InterTreble

        This, man. This. ;)

      • Michael Jurado

        between the Wii U and my 3ds my wallet can’t handle it and that’s a good thing

    • Michael Jurado

      What i’m really excited about is what the Japanese developers have been working on back when Fire emblem was about to release nintendo told us that they’ve opened their arms to them and tons of new games are coming and then we never heard from them again ugh I want to see these games release too

  • Yoboyjohn

    It’s a proven fact that the 8gbof ram in ps4 and x1 is just to show off. Many developers said that its just to show off the power but all 8 fb will never be used

    • Michael Jurado

      even if they were used the game would only look really nice but, wouldn’t change the gameplay much simply because it’s easier to appeal to a mass crowd this way and looks don’t even matter play Metal Gear Solid 1 or 3 those games have aged really well and its so sad to see sony stray from this path of awesome games

  • $41809923

    WARE ARE THE PACMAN GAME FOR THE WII U

  • Luffy

    On a side note, have you guys heard that Capcom is suppose to announce something big for Mega Man anniversary during Comic Con?

    Just getting a bit carried over here, but I believe it’s a MegaMan game exclusivley for Wii U.

    Why? Because Iwata as stated that another big game was on the way before the end of the year by a third party publisher, but he was not at liberty to discuss it.

    Mix that with Capcom being hyper secretive about MegaMan anniversary + MegaMan is shown in new Smash and I believe that they will announce a new MegaMan game exclusively for Wii U during Comic Con!

    One can dream I guess….

    • Michael Jurado

      Omg!! that would be a dream come true ^__^ I really hope this happens UGH I want to kick my self for not being able to make it to Comic-Con this year

    • Mochlum

      But… they probably would’ve shown something that amazing at E3. But seriously, that would be the coolest thing ever.

  • val berger

    slightly off topic: is there any way to see how well upcoming games are doing according to their pre-purchases? I already ordered my copy of w101 but I’m afraid it’s not really gonna be successful (even for WiiU stadards) and I’m interested how well it is doing by now.

    • Michael Jurado

      I can’t really help you but, I can say that i’m looking forward to the Wonderful 101 just one question where did you pre order it??

      • val berger

        I preordered it at amazon.co.uk, because its a bit cheaper there than where I’m living (austria, about 5 bucks more expensive and localized, which usually sucks ;D )

        Yeah, I wouldn’t doubt that the game has many fans around these discussion boards, but on a wiiU-fansite, this shouldn’t really be such a big thing ;-D
        I just think that if the WiiU has problems of advertising its identity in a way that works for mainstream, how will this game achieve that.
        There aren’t too many WiiU owners out there and even they probably aren’t all into this game. And I can’t imagine that there are too many ppl buying the system to play it either. umm I don’t wanna tear anything down or be too negative about that, it’s just that it’s a new brand noone knows, a concept that may occur too freaky to the masses and so on. As the devs said, they gotta do something around its release. release Demos, Ads, send it to gamestop & bestbuys across the globe and so on.

        Still it would be great to see a proper indication of preorders for games in general because the same thing would be interesting for Deus Ex, X and Donkey Kong.

  • lemonpop301

    how can you lose hope in a console that has sold just as many as the ps3 did by this time

    • lemonpop301

      ps3 had an even worse starting library

      • Michael Jurado

        exactly ps3 didn’t even get a decent library of games until mid way of the 2nd year

        • lemonpop301

          people just arent as creative as nintendo so they look at the wii u and are like what the hell is this thing.

          • Michael Jurado

            Just give it some time bud :D i’m sure 3rd party developers will get the hang of it

    • Michael Jurado

      by the end of the first year ps3 and the 360 had 2.5 million sales freaking Wii U got 3.45 million in 3 months I mean sure it slowed down after that but, it still surpassed it so it’s like wth people?

  • Mochlum

    …now I’m even more mad that I can never go to Comic-Con…

  • raiden777

    Comic Con is way bigger than E3 and this is a fantastic place for Nintendo to bring that many games for people to see and play

  • kenny Johnson

    How did it start? Did they ask to play doctor or watch gladiator movies with you?

  • Adam Porter

    20 ninty games for our gaming pleasure between now and 2014, that’s nearly one a week. i know most of them will get delayed and pushed back and such but hell if i get my hands on 1 a month i’d be happy.

  • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

    C’mon people he’s right, you just don’t get it:
    He means that 13 Wii U games, assuming they are in their box, would make ~120grams * 13 = 1,5kg and 8 3DS games box makes ~100grams * 8 = 800grams
    So completing the Nintendo line would make an average of 2,5kg, that’s not a Ton (1000kg) at all !

    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Magnus Eriksson

    Thats actually true. But if that doesnt matter anymore it must also mean that it doesnt mean anything for PS3 either. I guess logic isnt strong in this one…

  • kenny Johnson

    Did they ask you to sleep in their tent?

  • Downvote&CoEmployee5

    WHAT DID I SAY ABOUT RETHINKING YOUR LIFE IN THE CORNER QUITELY………..

  • bizzy gie

    XB1 has DDR3 memory too.

  • D.M.T

    It mattered then because people were saying nonsense like Wii U is weaker than Xbox 360. But a console doesnt need 8GB of RAM to win a console war

  • kenny Johnson

    Did they make you share a sleeping bag?

  • Ducked

    Most of the big gaming events are in California.

    And why are you still here? If you really hate Nintendo, then why do you post here everyday?

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    I dont think there was much asking :(

  • Peter Lythaby

    We just have to accept assholes get everywhere ;-)

  • Ducked

    lol yep

  • D.M.T

    Logic is actually strong in my comment. You don´t need a lot of RAM to win a gaming generation. Wii beat PS3 in sales and it was a lot weaker.

  • Magnus Eriksson

    I didnt mean your comment. Ive meant that those who made RAM to the most important thing in the world suddenly became silent.

  • XiC

    I’m pretty sure in the last few years the PS3 has been out selling the Wii over 2 to 1.

    Wii won early on in sales but could never sustain it’s momentum. I can hardly call Wii the real winner of this generation especially when it’s one original feature is now out done by it’s competitors.

  • Magnus Eriksson

    So good you are at math. Bravo! This is for you:

  • Michael Jurado

    yet people still claim there are no games *shakes head* from what I see nintendo has a fuck ton more games than sony and microsoft

  • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

    so he left?

  • D.M.T

    Wii won because PS3 hasn’t surpassed Wii in sales and the other companies are copy cats thats why you think they have out done the Wii in motion control.

  • XiC

    I know they out done the Wii in motion controls because I own the consoles. One is clearly far better and easier to use than the other.

    I still play my Wii and haven’t touched the 360 in months but I can easily tell which one is the better console.

    Wii had perhaps one of the most empty victories in recent memory. Won solely based on the sales of the first three years it’s now at risk of losing.

    I just checked the numbers. Over 130,000 PS3 sales a week compared to somewhat over 20,000 Wii sales a week. In other words at the current pace the Wii will lose it’s title.

    Though with the new console launches that may not happen. Still it isn’t as dominating of a win as everyone likes to think it is.

  • William Jarael Smith

    Wii isn’t selling because everyone has one now. People are buying a PS3 now because they didn’t want to buy one back when they first came out, but now that everyone has Wii/360 everyone is gonna be like “Hey, I got the other 2 consoles so I might as well go buy a PS3 and get the games I missed out on.

    Eventually all the consoles will sell well. Some at the start, some in the middle, some at the end…..that’s the way I see it anyhow.

  • XiC

    That does make sense but past console wars show that’s untrue.

    There’s always another potential customer, after all with seven billion people on Earth you’d expect more than 250 million console sales correct? Especially as you mentioned with some having multiple consoles.

    Previous console war had around I believe 210 million console sales. Your theory is that because everyone has a Wii it is unable to sell. I can tell you based on the 155 million PS2 sales that’s untrue. The Wii should be able to sell far far more and likely still hasn’t reached its true saturation point.

    The only thing holding it back is that it neither has the games (PS2 had one of the greatest game libraries) nor features (online community, HD, Blu-ray, etc) and now nothing original about it (Kinect out does the Wii motion controllers). That’s likely the true reason it cannot sell. It’s one true redeeming quality is that the Wii has the lowest price but even then will $50 less ensure a sale?

    I love my Wii but if I had a choice to buy a console today, it wouldn’t be the Wii. Though games like Mario Kart, Smash Bros, can never be replaced I’ve matured to the point where I would love to play a new Final Fantasy or Metal Gear.

  • William Jarael Smith

    No 250 million sounds about right. I mean its not like all 7 billion people are candidates to be a console owner. You have to take into account that there are some people who don’t like video games, some people who can’t play video games, some who like to play video games and some people who like video games, but don’t have the means to purchase a console.

    Not to mention families that only have one console per house as it doesn’t make sense to have 2 of the same console in the house. Divide out all those people and 250 millions sounds about right doesn’t it?

    Also I’m not too sure I made my point clear earlier. When I said everyone already has a Wii, what I meant was is that everyone who wants a Wii already has one. The Wii has already accomplished its goal, so now, it’s time for Nintendo to focus on the Wii U and let the 360 and PS3 have the rest of it.

    I feel you 100% though. I have been playing my 360 like no other lately (haven’t really touched my PS3). However, like I said, the Wii performed its best at the beginning of this generation whereas the 360 performed its best at the end of this generation…..which is when I played my Wii and 360 respectively.

    Now with all that said and also going back to what I said earlier, I believe the Wii U will also find its footing in this generation. Maybe the the Xbone and PS4 will sell more, Maybe the Wii U will sell more, but as long as these companies support their console like they need to, it will end up being a success for all them. Its not really about who will win, its more a bout will this console be a success?

  • XiC

    Of course, I didn’t literally mean you could sell seven billion consoles but the sales numbers could be higher. I don’t think 250 million is the cap for console sales in the least.

    What I meant by my point is that the Wii could still be selling a lot higher if it had features and aspects that make it stand out. Aside from first party Nintendo titles the Wii is really outclassed in every way and that’s why it can’t sell.

    That’s why I don’t believe they truly won because in all respects they’re beaten. If not for this generation ending already the Wii would not be the winner.

    I hope the Wii U finds its footing as well. It cannot repeat what happened the previous generation or next generation the new Nintendo console will not sell at all. If consumers can expect the console to be beaten in every way possible there’s little reason to invest in an inferior product.

    I agree with you but I’d like to point out that if there’s the sales then chances are the console is a success.

  • William Jarael Smith

    I feel you 100%.

    Basically all I’m saying is that Nintendo usually makes a new console when they feel they can’t move forward with the hardware they got. Wii did wonders for Nintendo while it was in its prime, most of the best games were actually on the Wii. But like you said, the Wii became outclassed. Thus it was time to move on to the U.

    Now with the U, in terms of hardware, I feel Nintendo is steadily closing the gap between their system and Sony/MS’s system. Sure the PS4/X1 still outperform, but not as much as people seem to think it does. For example, this current generation gap is like this:

    WiiPS360

    This next generation is more like this:

    Wii UPS4/X1

    Give Nintendo one more generation and their next console just maybe be as powerful as Sony/MS’s new console or, dare I even say it, maybe more powerful! o.O.

    Who knows what will happen. There are too many variables to consider, which makes it all pretty unpredictable. Hell some other company could come out with their own badass console and end up taking all the sales lol.

    Tortoise and the hare at this point. Its just a question of who is the tortoise and who is the hare.

  • XiC

    While that is true I don’t think the gap will be that small until at least the next generation.

    I still remember developers talking about it. Hardware has gotten to the point where the difference could be 100 zombies in a Xbox version and 60 zombies in a Wii U version. In the eyes of the gamers it’ll just look like lots of zombies and it wouldn’t really make a difference for them.

    However it’s not always that simple. Many analysts pegged the PS4 as 6-9 times the performance of the PS3 of which the Wii U is only 50% better. If developers like Square Enix take advantage of features for more than numbers (which they seem to be doing) their games will likely trump any Wii U game in aesthetics.

    I’ll happily wait for the next generation of Nintendo consoles. I think at this point they’ve learned their lesson and will make a console more competitive in specs.

    Strange analogy but I would have to say Wii U is the Tortoise. It left the gate first and is slowly pushing towards the finish line. However unlike the children’s story, PS4 and Xbox One are not lazing around but instead look to be eager to run out and win the race. Maybe they’ll have a slip up later on but it really says something if the Wii U’s chance of victory depends completely on the other consoles making a massive mistake.

  • William Jarael Smith

    “While that is true I don’t think the gap will be that small until at least the next generation.”

    Yea perhaps I exaggerated a bit. Its just that most people like to write of the Wii U and and act like the X1/PS4 are Gods among gaming hardware. Does the X1/PS4 outclass the Wii U? Well duh! But does that mean that the Wii U is weak? Absolutely not!

    “Strange analogy but I would have to say Wii U is the Tortoise.”

    Yea not the best analogy I could have came up with lol. I guess I used that analogy because like the turtle, Nintendo has its disadvantages, however, If you keep on pushing and going forward, you will eventually find success. I guess I equated Sony/MS with the hare because they are already ahead of Nintendo. I guess I just disregarded the whole lazing about thing.

    “Maybe they’ll have a slip up later on but it really says something if the Wii U’s chance of victory depends completely on the other consoles making a massive mistake.”

    I doubt that will be the case. Wii U may be struggling, but Nintendo isn’t the type of company that counts on other company’s failure in order for their products to become a success.

    All in all, this was a very good discussion. You are hands down one of the most level-headed people I have ever talked to on here. You communicated your points very effectively without being biased towards any one company and that’s how it should be.

    Just so you know, I will be getting every console at some point. I’m a big supporter of Nintendo, but I don’t consider myself to be a “fanboy” of a particular console. I consider myself to be a true gamer. If I see a game I want, I go get it along with whatever console its on lol.

  • XiC

    Haha, lucky you with the consoles. I can tell you as a university student it will be difficult to afford all the consoles and the games that will accompany them :[.

    Though I’m inclined to support Nintendo it’s hard to be biased when I love games in general. I just want to clarify that though Nintendo is an innovative company I just struggle to see how they’ll win this generation. It might happen but it sure looks like PS4 and Xbox One have the lead (without even selling anything yet lol).

    It was a pleasure to talk to you as well. It was interesting to hear your knowledgeable opinions and takes on facts seeing as you do own more than one console. I find that when people only own one console there’s usually very little open to discussion.