It's not a terrible console at all.|
If it came along in 2010, then loads of us would have lapped it up and laughed at Kinect and probably PS Move as well.
The problem is that Nintendo had one year to make a huge splash with the console, and what they released in terms of the hardware (and network service) was too little and too late relative to the competition.
Everyone was gearing up for the launch of the next gen machines. Once Sony had its stellar PS4 unveiling a year ago, noboddy cared about the Wii U. It didn'[t help that it had already entered a drought while waiting for Lego, Monster Hunter and Pikmin, while Revengeance, Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite and others were doing the business on the other consoles which were approaching 70 million each in sales.
The Wii's momentum had dropped off years ago - and there wasn't even a good reason for that - apart from a lack of releavant games releases and online services from Nintendo.
They've done it all over again. Games tied to consoles and the like.
It's still a console that delivers Xbox 360 & PS3 standard games with a newer GPU. It's just too late to bank on that tech, apart from for Nintendo games and the odd extra gem.
I reckon we'll all have Wii Us in 5 years time, or at least we will have owned one at some point. I'm going to play Bayonetta 2 eventually, and I want to play Mario Kart 8. I'm just not going to be Spending £300 from a standing start to get up and running with these games on the Wii U.
It'll be more interesting to watch what a worried Nintendo does in response. Look at Sony. Reformed in a massive way. They behave so differently now, that it's shocking - while MS have gone and hired Phil Harrison.
Edited by Ryze at 20:51:26 09-02-2014
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