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Nintendo Releases Handy Wii U Comparison Chart

Posted by Lewis Childs

Spot the difference

Since its launch, consumers — and even some retailers — have had trouble differentiating between the Wii U and its older sibling, the Wii.

In a move to help consumers clearly distinguish between the two consoles, Nintendo has distributed a comparison chart detailing the different features of the Wii U and the Wii. The chart has actually been around since earlier in the year, but has more recently been spotted in several Toys ‘R Us and Walmart stores across North America.

Hopefully this will help towards boosting Wii U sales over the holiday season. What do you think? Should Nintendo of have had a comparison chart more widely available before now? Let us know your opinion in the comments section.

[via tqcast.com]

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User Comments (113)

XCWarrior

#2

XCWarrior said:

My only problem with is that "OFF TV Play" is listed last. That should be the first thing listed. I never dreamed I would use that as much as I have, but when your system is on the main TV in the house and the wife wants to watch something, that feature is a life saver!

StooBush

#3

StooBush said:

I've had my Wii U since January, and I still have no idea what to do with Nintendo TVii. I'd rather be able to stream mp4 video from my Twonky server using DLNA.

ikki5

#6

ikki5 said:

didn't they have this chart at Pax East last year and everyone ripped on it?

Senario

#7

Senario said:

Odd, I saw this at Target a long time ago. They kinda are jerks about it there, it is hidden in the demo booth for the Wii U so it isn't that easy to see. But at the very least you can see the chart.

WingedSnagret

#8

WingedSnagret said:

I've actually seen this chart before months ago at my local Target, but like what @Senario said it's tucked inside the demo booth and kinda hard to see. :p

belmont

#9

belmont said:

There is still a sign in a local shop here that says "Wii U games DON'T play on the normal Wii". And off tv play should be first, now that is Wii compatible.

StooBush

#10

StooBush said:

@SkywardCrowbar Not exactly a ringing endorsement. I love my Wii U, but I only use it for gaming. I don't use Nintendo TVii or Miiverse or Wii U Chat. I've probably used Amazon Prime streaming a few times. I got it because I wanted to play Nintendo games in 1080p.

DarkKirby

#11

DarkKirby said:

Nintendo needs to realize the causal audience they profited so much off of on the Wii is GONE. They've moved on to smartphones and tablets, AND THEY AREN'T COMING BACK. ACCEPT IT NINTENDO.

They need to stop living in the past and realize it's gamers who they should be targeting, instead they keep spending more money and more effort trying to convince the casual audience to buy the Wii U.

The problem with the Wii U has nothing with the casual audience not knowing what it is, and every gamer already knows what the Wii U is. It's that there are no games for it, and you are trying to target an audience that is no longer interested in your product.

Mommar

#12

Mommar said:

@DarkKirby If enough people are asking, even if they're confused, it still means they're interested. Some of that market still exists.

marnelljm

#14

marnelljm said:

@DarkKirby Amen. The window has closed, everyone is going for Xbone and PS4. The Nintendo apologists will blindly defend the console and say its going to explode in sales, but it won't. Sorry, Wii Party U isn't going to move millions of consoles. However the blind apologists will say otherwise. Sigh, back to my 3DS to actually play games...

AdanVC

#15

AdanVC said:

But thanks to Wii Party U, Wii U had it's first succesful week in Japan in more than 6 months... Anyway, I'm glad this chart finally exists. Now there's no excuse to keep being confused about the difference between Wii U and Wii other than the name of both.

zool

#17

zool said:

Uses Wii u accessories. Uses the Wii u gamepad? I wondered what those things in the box were for.

rjejr

#18

rjejr said:

@Senario - Also picked 1 up in Target over the summer before picking up my Wii U. And it's a stupid chart.

This shouldn't be necessary. If Nintendo advertised the thing people would know what it is: the next Wii. And casual gamers aren't idiots, iPhone and iPads update every year, new cars, etc., people know things get updated. You don need to advertise w/ a chart comparing the 2, you just need to advertise that you have a new system. Yes there is some confusion over the name, and the physical appearance, but that's b/c there is no advertising for the new system. You don't need a comparison chart, you need commercials and newspaper ads and in stores displays saying - "the new Wii U is here". If you need a comparison chart you are admitting defeat.

And the chart and the kiosk are ugly. It's like the entire Wii U marketing campaign is based on THX 1138:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hLXOVCZr-8

Kruger85

#19

Kruger85 said:

LMFAO!!!So it has took Nintendo a YEAR TO FIGURE THIS OUT?
Seriously this should have been released on LAUNCH DAY not 12 MONTHS LATER!!!
And Nintendo wonder why the Wii U has failed so badly?

DerpSandwich

#20

DerpSandwich said:

You know what it STILL doesn't say? How the Wii U plays games with a new generation of graphics. I know it's obvious to us, but a lot of people are going to look at this and think the old Wii can't play the new games "just so you have to buy the new one." This chart mostly just makes it look like it's a Wii with more features that you have to buy for the new games. Not "the next thing."

I seriously don't understand why this is so hard for Nintendo. I'm starting to think their marketing department is run by monkeys. I feel like any schmuck could do better.

Gso

#22

Gso said:

Off TV play should be bigger and more noticeable, same for HD 1080p graphics.

NintendoLee

#23

NintendoLee said:

I wish they had balls and launched ads saying 'the next gen is already here'. They didn't.

Kruger85

#27

Kruger85 said:

Wii marketing campaign....GENIUS from day one.
Wii U marketing campaign...Epic fail from day one!!!
WHY did they call it Wii U?which is way to similar to Wii Fit which is an add on for the Wii.
All they had to do was call it Wii2 and all the confusion would have been avoided!!!
Somebody needs firing at Nintendo and fast, they are lucky as if the 3DS was not a huge success they would become the next SEGA!!

minotaurgamer

#28

minotaurgamer said:

@DarkKirby They lose those gamers you insult calling them "casuals" because they started to focus in those called "gamers" you mention. Pikmin 3? nobody asked for it. SMG2? why? nobody asked for it? Metroid other M? seriously?

They need to attract gamers of all kind not only focus in the traditional ones..which are shrinking by the way in case you haven't noticed it. Most of the things they are doing right now they should have done them at day one instead of pamepring to the fanboys and the "hardcore" cult.

minotaurgamer

#29

minotaurgamer said:

This chart is to incite people that had a wii or want to buy a wii to instead spend money in the wii u this christmas.

It won't work.

SOFTWARE SELL SYSTEMS. Not hardware specs. They need to stop shooting in the dark and make a killer app as soon as possible.

unrandomsam

#30

unrandomsam said:

@Gso What would be good would be advertising the Wii U and off TV play during the soaps that many men hate but seem compelled by women to watch anyway.

zeldagaymer93

#31

zeldagaymer93 said:

@DerpSandwich I agree 100%. I'm only an accounting major but I've taken enough marketing classes to know that Nintendo of America is doing everything wrong. They are the ones confusing the consumers. Anybody I know that's not a gamer thinks the Wii U is just a gamepad add-on. My brother-in-law and his friends were over and were talking about how Nintendo is discontinuing all Wiis (including the Wii U since "they are the same thing.") At first I thought they were idiots but then I realized it's all Nintendo's fault.

zeldagaymer93

#32

zeldagaymer93 said:

I still think they should have had Mario Kart 8 ready before Christmas. Mario Kart is such a system seller. Instead they are waiting until spring... when kids can't afford a brand new system. Nintendo is once again really missing out this holiday season.

Dreamcaster-X

#33

Dreamcaster-X said:

Didn't Nintendo just say themselves a few weeks ago that consumers aren't confused about what the Wii U is? They keep saying this publicly but create charts & even sent out a letter to Wii owners telling them the Wii U was an all new HD system after launch.
Just admit that you're marketing was confusing & move forward with a new ad campaign. Fire the one you're using because the commercials are terrible!!

DerpSandwich

#34

DerpSandwich said:

@zeldagaymer93 Same here, every person I know who's not actively into Nintendo gaming. No one knows what it is. And Nintendo keeps coming out with ads and charts, saying, "Okay, NOW we're REALLY getting the message across," and they're just not. Each and every time either they mess it up or it's an ad that no one is going to see. They didn't just drop the ball--they've been unable to pick it up for a year now, and I just don't think it's going to happen.

Diddy_kong

#37

Diddy_kong said:

@DarkKirby

Your comment, in particularly the third paragraph, is spot on and is one of the best comments that I have seen on this site in sometime. Good on you, bro.

Yomerodes

#38

Yomerodes said:

Honeslty, why are little dots used as positives in the wii column but big check marks on the Wii U? next time they might as well pic the Wii with rotten meat and flies flying around.

Rief

#41

Rief said:

This chart is unnecessary, because someone who would needs such a chart would be unable to read.
Seriously, it is easy to see the differences just with how different the consoles look.

Yomerodes

#42

Yomerodes said:

Also, fridge brilliance with the Wii Mini release...in a few months, using the Mini on the chart would null practically EVERY positive aside from wii games (small little dots as they are) that the Wii retains in this chart.

Buduski

#43

Buduski said:

I was at Walmart today putting a few things on lay away, when all of a sudden I hear a mother asking an employee whats the difference between wii & wii u and the employee said that there is no difference between them... I stopped and said excuse me thats not true they are two different consoles, and proceeded to explain the differences between the two... So either employees in the electronic departments are very uninformed or this one in particular didn't want to sell a wii u... Nintendo NEEDS to get the message out more and more clearly what the Wii u is, evrn if it meand drawing it on a map as long as casuals and other non Nintendo gamers understand how awesome the wii u is and can be

Pink_Floyd

#45

Pink_Floyd said:

Nintendo needs some better marketing strategies like @Buduski said. I was at target and have heard the same thing with the Wii, WII U and the 3DS, and 2DS. So obviously its not just a few people that that don't know the difference. And what about an account system, I've had 2 Nintendo consoles brake that had hundreds of dollars in digital content on them and Nintendo refused to do anything for me.

Marshi

#46

Marshi said:

@DarkKirby Lego city, monster hunter, batman arkham city and origins, rayman legends, injustice, ac3, ac4 black flag, nintendoland, windwaker hd, game and wario, wii party u, wii fit u, wii sports club, nsmbu, splinter cell, zombi u, toki tori 2, runner 2, ducktales,
...
...
...no games?

Boxmonkey

#48

Boxmonkey said:

Only a year late! Never mind nintendo, just forget about all the suckers that bought the system this time last year. To little to late, I'll be buying a ps4 in the new year.

Mahe

#49

Mahe said:

This is like those silly comparisons that Sony used to make when PS3 wasn't selling so well.

Captain_Balko

#52

Captain_Balko said:

@DarkKirby Tablets and smartphones don't provide the "family" based fun that the Wii provides, nor motion gaming, nor fitness games (a la Wii Fit and Wii Fit U), nor party games (that are great with friends or when multiple kids come over).

The "casuals" that buy smartphones and tablets aren't the same that bought the Wii. Usually, families with children bought the Wii, or sometimes adults looking to lose some weight. You're making the causal market seem one sided. The fact of the matter is, tablets and smartphones provide personal gaming while the Wii U provides a family experience.

jjmesa16

#53

jjmesa16 said:

Looks like the same chart they released earlier. The 8GB discontinued model is still on there.

They need to put this on the top:

"THE Wii U IS NOT THE SAME AS THE Wii. THE Wii U IS NOT AN ACCESSORY FOR THE Wii."

Senario

#54

Senario said:

@Captain_Gonru In target I highly doubt they decided to put the chart in a hidden area. Likely thing is that target put it there so that isn't really nintendos fault. You cannot always blame the one that is highest in the chain for problems out of convenience. In politics it is done too often despite no logical reasoning to do so and it is a shame people take the same we stance with Nintendo.

Caryslan

#55

Caryslan said:

@DarkKirby And how is Nintendo going to win back gamers when Microsoft and Sony have already captured most of that market, and are putting out brand new systems with more powerful tech? Mario, Zelda, and other titles like that are great games, but as the Gamecube proved its not enough when your competing against competiors who are after the same market and have much better support from third-party developers.

You are not going to win over hardcore gamers when key third-party franchises like Battlefield, Metal Gear Solid, Final Fantasy, Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and Grand Theft Auto are missing on your consoles.

Nintendo tried to sell the Wii U to the hardcore market when it launched, and it backfired on them badly. Most of that audience just kept playing their 360s and PS3s and ignored what Nintendo was selling. Those same gamers are likely to get a PS4 and Xbox One over a Wii U.

Nintendo's strongest audiences has always been casual gamers, children, and familes. These are audiences that Sony and Microsoft have not made major inroads with. The hardcore gamer is in Microsoft or Sony's camp. It would be difficult for Nintendo to win them back, and their first party would not enough.

Nintendo needs to let Sony and Microsoft fight over the hardcore and dudebro gamers. Their focus needs to be on selling their consoles to children, families, and the casual gamer. Those are the audience that is Nintendo's bread and butter when it comes to selling their systems.

sdelfin

#57

sdelfin said:

@Buduski unfortunately that is a story I've heard more than once. For whatever reason, retail workers, casual gamers who don't read news sites, parents, etc. don't know the differences between the systems. Since the problem exists, it's Nintendo's job to make it obvious however they can.

TheAdrock

#59

TheAdrock said:

@Caryslan Most of what you said above is true. But there remains a segment of gamers who want the family gaming system, yet the Dad wants to goof around with a FPS once in a while. N should/could have been able to achieve that crossover, but they failed. And as for N being relegated to the family audience only: from 1985-1994 Nintendo owned all of the market, right up until they created the Playstation and gave it away to Sony (dumbest move Nintendo ever made). Point being that there is no inherent reason that N can't reclaim home console dominance if executed properly.

SammyOfMobius

#60

SammyOfMobius said:

Seriously? They included Sing Party and Nintendo Land on the list? Gee, how convincing. Seriously though, why not Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Pikmin 3, or Sonic Lost World? NSMBU is fine, but Sing Party and Nintendo Land can't compete with Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Maybe Nintendo Land could be to Wii Sports Resort, and NSMBU could be to NSMBW, but Sing Party to Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword? NO. Not even in a million years.

Doma

#61

Doma said:

@minotaurgamer lmao... do any of the day one buyers honestly feel “pampered” by Nintendo's lame offerings up to this point?
If that's your idea of being “focused on gamers”, you as well as Nintendo are beyond clueless.

jayclayx

#62

jayclayx said:

@gurtifus even many people still play gamecube games Nintendo doesn't care about that, the chart is about the wii U vs wii because many people still are buying the wii instead the wii U, the gamecube is not competing in this scenario.

JimLad

#63

JimLad said:

Up until yesterday I would have said it's pointless to keep going after casual gamers. But those sales numbers in Japan made me realise they are still out there ready to buy a new system.
It's a promising sign for Nintendo, but I fear the hardcore will get even less attention if it works.

thanos316

#65

thanos316 said:

advertising is what nintendo needed to do. and then in the video game world you need good word of mouth. if your friend says hey this thing is great then you will more than likely give it a go. if a reviewer gives it positive feed back then your like okay yea imma check it out. then you gotta have games, games and games. you have to keep pushing the system. i mean nintendo has a lot of people saying the wii u is great and this and that, but where are the tv ads. when i see a video game ad for a game, i then see ps4 across the screen. ninty needs to get its name attached to a big name video game. spend some money in advertising and you will see a difference

sonicriders

#66

sonicriders said:

@DarkKirby Some of the most hardcore gamers that I know thought that Wii U was a tablet add-on for the Wii: they had no clue it was a brand new system.

Memeboy3

#67

Memeboy3 said:

@Doma Why are you even on Nintendo life anyway? How do we know YOU are not a clueless idiot, if Sony/Microsoft did you same thing, you would be proud of them...
Did you even see the commercials of SM3DL? If you hate the marketing so much, E-mail Nintendo, Not crying like a baby over ''spilled'' milk,
I'm happy by the news, at least the Wii U will be getting more attention. One way or Another...This is like halfway refilling the lost milk the Wii ate.

Suicune

#68

Suicune said:

What the heck? I feel like this has been posted before too, just like that 90's News Program article.

gohanrage

#70

gohanrage said:

They Probably Don't mention the fact that it plays GameCube games because the current models sold at stores do not play GameCube games. This is probably for parents this Christmas to help them tell the difference between Wii and Wii U

gohanrage

#71

gohanrage said:

The Wii Mini Consoles which are finally hitting the USA don't even support WiFi. or any internet

edhe

#72

edhe said:

I like how they opt for an unassuming dot as opposed to a giant white on blue tick for the Wii features column.

Thats-what-shy

#73

Thats-what-shy said:

Leading-off that list with "Internal Storage" and "External Storage" is a disaster.
Is that really what Nintendo thinks is the difference-maker on this list??
I'd argue the Wii U GamePad, 1080p, and off-TV Gameplay features are the strongest upgrades to the Wii U vs. the Wii... and they don't even show up until the halfway point.

armoredghor

#74

armoredghor said:

yeah, as far as the marketing goes, they need to highlight off tv play, Miiverse, nintendotvii, and internet while playing feature. People don't realize what miiverse is so it doesn't help to mention that.

Xiao_Pai

#75

Xiao_Pai said:

All the Wii U needs is a big system seller...and that's showing up later this year. Dunno why people are still saying the Wii u is going to fail...

Chris720

#76

Chris720 said:

Wasn't this shown a few months back on this very website?

They even did the same thing with the 3DS to DS comparison. Obviously, consumers can't tell the difference between Nintendo consoles whereas they can with Microsoft and Sony... I don't understand this.

yenly

#78

yenly said:

This is too much of a synchronisation to be random I think they planned to wait for the XB1 and PS4 to start massive advertisement. We will see what will happen. because now people will see 2 expensive new consoles and a NEW INEXPENSIVE ONE WITH NEW FEATURES.

JuanitoShet

#79

JuanitoShet said:

Yeah, this was reported on months ago, I remember it perfectly. I still think it's pointless. If the upcoming games don't do anything for the console, a chart like this sure as hell won't.

Diddy_kong

#81

Diddy_kong said:

Is this new in Europe? I live in Canada, and this very same chart has been at the Wii U display/shelf at my local EB Games for months. Maybe even since launch.

vio

#82

vio said:

They might want to mention that unlike the original Wii, the Wii U streams Netflix, Hulu, etc. in HD. It's not just games that benefit from HD.

XCWarrior

#83

XCWarrior said:

@GiSWiG LOL, without a doubt Grey's Anatomy is the worst offender. Thoguh I'm not even allowed to have the sound on during that show!

PrincessSugoi

#86

PrincessSugoi said:

I wonder if the people who think the causal audience is "gone" actually believe that the PS4 and One sales will strictly come from gamers.

SneakyStyle

#87

SneakyStyle said:

@Buduski

That's a store that Sony has given contracts too, they have purposely asked store retailers to say there is no difference in wii and wiiu so that it has a hard time selling so they can sell their own systems soon, i've seen this exact situation already at least 50 times over the last few months, someone really needs to do something about it. Isn't there a watchdog thing that can get on that shady tactics and punish them... ? ><

GamerJunkie

#88

GamerJunkie said:

This is how sad Nintendo has become at marketing and making people actually care they had a new sytem. They have to do this so peolpe evben realize they have a new machine a year after its out?? WOW!!!!

I really love Mario 3d world and want it badly, but this Wii u is a joke. I will have my PS4 soon and already have a PC, so Wii U will only get used 5% of the time I play and only the best of the best 1st party games, because even many of their 1st party ones are not good enough anymore such as boring crap like pikmin that nobody bought.

GamerJunkie

#90

GamerJunkie said:

@Buduski Well not many people like Nintendo consoles that are age 12 and up so the worker probably didn't want the mother to buy it and waste money on it when she can wait a few days and get a much better PS4.

I own a Wii U and support Nintendo, but I would never recommend anybody get a Wii U over the other 2 consoles coming out. I have had the Wii U a year and its just sitting there 24/7 off 6-7 days a week after the 1st week or two that I owned it.

It is a weak machine for "next-gen" with poor online features compared to teh rest and even poorer game library. The only savior are 1st party games and you only get 1-2 a year now from old N

jrob23

#97

jrob23 said:

@GamerJunkie only 1-2 a year? Hmmm...okay. Let's see.

2013:

Pikmin 3
Wind Waker HD
Wii Fit U
Wii Party U
Super Luigi U
Super Mario World 3D
Wii Sports Club
Game & Wario

2014

Donkey Kong Country Returns Tropical Freeze
Super Smash Brothers U
MarioKart 8
Yarn Yoshi
Zelda U?
new IP??

translation...I don't believe you
Please watch the profanity and insults — TBD

jrob23

#98

jrob23 said:

@DarkKirby no games for it?

Pikmin 3
The Wonderful 101
New Super Mario Bros. U
New Super Luigi U
Rayman Legends
Deus Ex HR
Splinter Cell Blacklist
Call of Duty Ghosts
ZombiU
Super Mario World 3D
LegoCity Undercover
Lego Marvel Superheroes
Wii Pary U
Wii Fit U
Wii Sports Club
Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD
NintendoLand
Need for Speed Most Wanted
Monster Hunter 3
Injustice God Among Us
NBA2K13
Fifa13
Call of Duty Black Ops 2
Batman Arkham City
Batman Arkham Origins

all good to great games, all in the last 12 months. Exactly what type of games or specific games would you like that the Wii U doesn't have?

KevTastic84

#100

KevTastic84 said:

It doesn't help stores just stuff wii and wii u titles in the same area at the moment. Hopefully with some big titles on the way the wii u store drops will take more prominence.

JimLad

#101

JimLad said:

@jrob23 Look at that 2013 list again. Four of them are minigame collections, one of them is a Gamecube remake. The only big games we've seen from Nintendo in the last year are NSMBU and Pikmin 3. After the two year drought before WiiU launched you'd think they'd have more to show than that.
In comparison the Gamecube in it's first year got: Luigi's Mansion, Smash Bros Melee, Wave Race, Pikmin, Star Fox Adventures, Animal Crossing, Mario Party 4, Eternal Darkness.
N64 got: Mario 64, Pilot Wings, Wave Race, Mario Kart, Star Fox 64.
Wii got: Twilight Princess, Excite Truck, Mario Party 8, Fire Emblem, Battalion Wars, Pokémon Battle Revolution, Paper Mario, Mario Strikers, Metoid Prime 3.

I think more of their development efforts now are focused on the 3DS. Which is great if you like handhelds, but it's a sucky time to be a Nintendo console fan.
2014 looks a bit better though.

kinopio

#102

kinopio said:

Some pretty good arguments here, hard to tell what is the truth, though. (if there is a truth)
Following is just my opinion (I don't have the Wii U yet), I mostly repeat what was said before :

Wii :

Great gameplay (innovation with Wiimote), good name (retrospectively) and a new star game at launch (Zelda TP), great success for a GameCube 1.5 !

Wii U :

From a family/casual point of view :

First, We,you, huh ? Wanting too much being smart and have a smart name they ended with a too abstract one. And with poor marketing/advertising it becomes the worst combo ever.
Secondly, they just killed the Wii gameplay/innovation ! How much people know we can use Wiimotes on Wii U ? Yeah because they eventually learnt it's a NEW console with NEW games.
Besides, why playing new games with something else than the Wii U gamepad when the game has been optimized for it ?
In terms of innovation it's a step backward as in terms of fun-factor.
The Wii was the real new Family Computer, the Wii U is just a confusing hybrid.

From an average gamer point of view :

We're not buying a Nintendo console to play cross-platform games, the average gamer (who is not a Nintendo-fan) wanting to play huge license game with supposed beautiful next-gen doogiepoopie graphics WILL NOT buy a Wii U, not matter what the truth is about graphics ...

Nintendo consoles = Nintendo games, so someone who has bought the Wii U for N games will eventually buy other games (Wii U exculsives and cross platform ones) but it's not the other way.

They're playing the nostalgia thing, it's their primary strength but they're doing it so wrong ...

First, too much Mario kill the Mario. What is the real new Mario game, the 2D one or the 3D one ? Both ? Nah. No way ...
Seriously, a new next-gen 1080p console, and the only Mario we got is the 2D one ? (I like Mario in 2D of course, but it's from an average gamer pov )
And the naming ! New Super Mario Bros. U, what is that ? New for updated graphics ? We already got the NEW on DS ... this is just so confusing, too much Mario games with poor names.
It worked for Super Mario 64 yeah, but everyone knew it was the NEW Mario.
And the next coming Super Mario 3D World, it seems really great but what a name. (I want Mario 128 :p)

Secondly, Zelda Wind Waker HD in a bundle, with the Wii U, a GC game that can be played on the Wii, and at full price, hellooo ? Yeah Zelda WW with HD graphics is a great thing but not as the first Zelda of the console and even less at full price. Confusion again for most people and the price will repel the few that understands what the Wii U is.

Thirdly, Nintendo Land, look all the great games we made in the past but you can't touch it !
The F-Zero mini game make me cry.
Stop celebrating yourself Nintendo, damn it, make real games.

From a Nintendo fan point of view :
As stated just before me by JimLad, gadget games, mini-games collection do not count !
It makes me think this console was an impulsive act, games>hardware I thought it was clear now.
And me too, I think the 3DS is stealing some games from the Wii U, though they have the money.

It would have been so simple for the first year :

  • Zelda
  • 3D Mario (finally ok)
  • F-Zero
  • Kirby or Yoshi
  • Metroid
  • Starfox (like Starfox 64)
  • Luigi's Mansion
  • Wave Race
  • Pilot Wings
  • Mario Kart
  • Mario Party (family no ?)
  • ...
  • Rebuy Rareware and remake Perfect Dark (just kidding)
    Just a small amount of that.
    Real games with real names. No Fit, Party or Sports ...
    They don't want to sell games for smartphones, they prefer to sell smartphone-like games on the main console, it's sad.

And not enough partnership, Castlevania ? FFCC ? Or whatever else.
With the Wii success they surely thought it was not needed.
I only see Wonderful 101 as a good move, but still a small move.

Yeah it's so simple to show the good way after and without knowing all the parameters, but they paid people for that, and it's the worst part.

In conclusion the Wii U has to be the real Nintendo Land, a console with full Nintendo games, as simple as that.

Watch the language -Lz

DarkNinja9

#103

DarkNinja9 said:

eh it seems like a step forward but im sure some ppl will still not understand or know what "miiverse" is for example or what " nintendo tvii" even is till they see a video of it or being advertised on those features o.o

XCWarrior

#105

XCWarrior said:

@krizalidzero HD is a given and not relevant, especially for Wii U games. Yes, I have a stupid Hulu Plus icon on my Wii U main screen. Need to uninstall that. Netflix as well, not sure about Amazon nonsense, but probably.

Buduski

#106

Buduski said:

@GamerJunkie , the PS4 being "better" is really a preference thing, I'll admit the PS4 has some nice specs and features but to say you wouldn't recommend the Wii U over the PS4 & Xbox ONE means you probably haven't played Pikmin 3, Wonderful101, Super Luigi U or any of the 3rd party or indie games that have been released, and Just so you know I'm 25 and still find Nintendo games to be better quality and just better experiences than Sony and Microsoft and before you ask, yes I own a 360 and used to own a PS3 (sold it)

Buduski

#107

Buduski said:

@SneakyStyle , I have read of this sort of thing happening before but never actually seen & heard of some one getting false info from an electronics department employee... It's sad

scrubbyscum999

#109

scrubbyscum999 said:

Yo, if they were able to release Smash and Mario Kart at launch they wouldn't be having these problems. Add updates on Smash to add the 6th gen pokemon later and rebalancing and your done. But nooooooooo, we have to still go after the non existent casual market.

Rafie

#110

Rafie said:

@Buduski I own Wii U and all past generation and current consoles along with it. I have both a PS4 and Xbox One preordered. I would recommend the other 2 consoles depending on what the consumer was specifically looking for. If they want casual fun and beautifully crafted games that cater to a more family environment, then the Wii U is the best to go. The other 2 will provide everything else from superior online play to great 3 party support. I don't need to name everything. I don't want to sound like I'm downplaying the Wii U.

shaggyc

#111

shaggyc said:

@gurtifus Not all wiis do though. The later ones.. or that wierd mini does not play cambue games. Adding that line would only add to more confusion, I'm betting any consumer interested in that feature wouldn't need this chart. I just hope this drums up some sales for this console. I really like what they are doing here, and bigger installed base means more third party games. :)

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