Wii U is a modern-day N64

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#1 Edited by drekula2 (3349 posts) -

So, basically this means:

  1. It has really weak third-party
  2. It won't sell half as much as its competitors
  3. It will be a niche product for core gamers
  4. It will release like 15 amazing exclusives that people will keep the console to play.

If so, then the Wii U's legacy won't be horrible.

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#2 Posted by charizard1605 (73959 posts) -

No, it's a modern day Gamecube.

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#3 Posted by SeriousGaming (91 posts) -

Except the N64 arguably surpassed its competitors in terms of graphics and power.

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#4 Posted by Blabadon (32109 posts) -

@charizard1605: please don't insult the Wii U like that

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#5 Posted by charizard1605 (73959 posts) -

@seriousgaming said:

Except the N64 arguably surpassed its competitors in terms of graphics and power.

It didn't arguably do it, it did it. it was a more powerful machine, its only failing was going for carts, really.

Of course, Wii U isn't even in the same ballpark as PS4 or Xbox One.

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#6 Posted by slimdogmilionar (813 posts) -

That's funny considering I was just playing Goldeneye for N64 earlier today.

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#7 Edited by SeriousGaming (91 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@seriousgaming said:

Except the N64 arguably surpassed its competitors in terms of graphics and power.

It didn't arguably do it, it did it. it was a more powerful machine, its only failing was going for carts, really.

Of course, Wii U isn't even in the same ballpark as PS4 or Xbox One.

'Arguably' because I don't want someone pointing out that the PS1 outperformed it in some very specific benchmark or something.

The N64 certainly would have been worse off if the specs were lower, something which the Wii U has working against it. The Wii U will never have anything cutting edge in the same way that the N64 had.

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#8 Posted by drummerdave9099 (1763 posts) -

I don't agree, at the time they came out the games N64 were getting were much better than what WiiU is getting.

I'd rather have just an N64 with Donkey Kong 64 or Goldeneye than I would a WiiU with all the games it's got so far.

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#9 Posted by PapaTrop (1792 posts) -

Wii U will be hated on for the next 10-15 years, and then all of a sudden everyone will have a breakthrough realization that some of the games that released on it were the best of their time.

Then it'll be like the N64.

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#10 Edited by charizard1605 (73959 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

@charizard1605: please don't insult the Wii U like that

Super Smash Bros. Melee. Mario Kart Double Dash. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. F-Zero GX. Metroid Prime. Resident Evil 4.

Stay salty, Blabadon.

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#11 Posted by mems_1224 (54019 posts) -

Thats a pretty big compliment.

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#12 Posted by Blabadon (32109 posts) -

@charizard1605: Exactly. Please don't insult the Wii U like that

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#13 Posted by mems_1224 (54019 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

No, it's a modern day Gamecube.

And that is a really big insult. lol

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#14 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (4378 posts) -

The Gamecube sucks though.

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#15 Posted by Shewgenja (14973 posts) -

WiiU still has some fight left in it. They had a damn good E3 and their world wide sales are keeping it ahead of the XBone. If they have a good E3 next year like they did this year, they'll only pull more gamers off the fence as the go-to second choice platform.

No, they will not repeat the success of the Wii or NES with this machine, that much is obvious, but the machine shouldn't be ruled out quite yet. I can easily see a scenario where their first party switches priority from the 3DS and leaves that to third party while they double down on WiiU next year. In which case, there will be a deluge of games for it that differentiate it from the PS4 enough for core gamers to remain interested.

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#16 Edited by 93BlackHawk93 (7715 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@Blabadon said:

@charizard1605: please don't insult the Wii U like that

Super Smash Bros. Melee. Mario Kart Double Dash. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. F-Zero GX. Metroid Prime. Resident Evil 4.

Stay salty, Blabadon.

Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Luigi's Mansion, Super Mario Sunshine, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Metal Gear solid: The Twin Snakes, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.

Keep the salt, Blabadon.

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#17 Posted by m3dude1 (2155 posts) -

lol @ this ridiculous ass thread. wii u is a modern day virtual boy

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#18 Posted by 93BlackHawk93 (7715 posts) -
@princessgomez92 said:

The Gamecube sucks though.


No, Princess Michael.

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#19 Posted by foxhound_fox (94303 posts) -

No, I'm pretty sure it's the modern day Wii U.

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#20 Posted by gamefan67 (10019 posts) -

I must be one of few people that really loved their Gamecube.

Such an amazing console with the greatest controller ever made.

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#21 Posted by silversix_ (21498 posts) -

No. N64 had the power and games not as many games as ps1 did but still. WiiU is less powerful than my HDTV lol and has 1 to 2 good games per year IF you're into Mario every single year.

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#22 Posted by steamistrash (431 posts) -

Not close n64 actually has good games and better 3rd party support.

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#23 Posted by Heirren (21344 posts) -

The Wiiu is already better than the ps4 and xbox one ever will be. I got a ps4 and it is the shittiest console I've ever owned. I'd say wiiu is more like dreamcast; in that it has really great games yet people continue to buy into the hype of the competitors.

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#24 Posted by jg4xchamp (56672 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

No, it's a modern day Gamecube.

The gamecube actually had something resembling third party support.

The Wiiu and N64? pfft **** that.

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#25 Posted by charizard1605 (73959 posts) -

@jg4xchamp said:

@charizard1605 said:

No, it's a modern day Gamecube.

The gamecube actually had something resembling third party support.

The Wiiu and N64? pfft **** that.

I know, I'm referring more to the kind of games it gets (even if said games are exclusively first party).

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#26 Posted by MonsieurX (34673 posts) -

@steamistrash said:

Not close n64 actually has good games and better 3rd party support.

Something something Turok

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#27 Posted by steamistrash (431 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

@steamistrash said:

Not close n64 actually has good games and better 3rd party support.

Something something Turok

turok>>any 3rd party wiiu title

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#28 Posted by MonsieurX (34673 posts) -

@steamistrash said:

@MonsieurX said:

@steamistrash said:

Not close n64 actually has good games and better 3rd party support.

Something something Turok

turok>>any 3rd party wiiu title

Nope.

Wonderful 101 is 3rd party and amazing

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#29 Posted by steamistrash (431 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

@steamistrash said:

@MonsieurX said:

@steamistrash said:

Not close n64 actually has good games and better 3rd party support.

Something something Turok

turok>>any 3rd party wiiu title

Nope.

Wonderful 101 is 3rd party and amazing

what the **** is that garbage>?

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#30 Posted by MonsieurX (34673 posts) -

@steamistrash said:

what the **** is that garbage>?

Shhhh heeweee.

Go back to quake live

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#32 Posted by Bardock47 (5425 posts) -

I don't even mind the Wii U hate, but the Gamecube? That system is boss! To each their own I guess.

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#33 Edited by Speak_Low (1886 posts) -

The Wii U is the Batman & Robin of this generation. The absolute lowest point for a brand name, a painful lesson for the creators, and a good laugh for those far more successful.

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#34 Posted by drekula2 (3349 posts) -

My point is: why does the n64 have so much respect to it when it made the SAME MISTAKES as the wii u?

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#35 Edited by GoldenElementXL (6501 posts) -

The Wii U is not as good as either. Both the N64 and GameCube have better libraries. Maybe by 2016 the Wii U will be as good as the GameCube. But it has a ways to go to match the N64. (Or vice versa. I won't claim to remember off hand which was better)

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#36 Posted by Netret0120 (3092 posts) -

N64 was a flop too when you consider nintendo lost a tonne of marketshare to Sony.

Wii U is just a failure from a business POV. No way you can spin it. Going from over 100 million units sold to less than 20 is just bad for business.

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#37 Posted by R3FURBISHED (11251 posts) -

The N64? One of the best consoles of all time? Not a chance in hell.

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#38 Posted by nintendoboy16 (30452 posts) -

@speak_low said:

The Wii U is the Batman & Robin of this generation. The absolute lowest point for a brand name, a painful lesson for the creators, and a good laugh for those far more successful.

No. Just no. NOTHING GOOD came out of Batman and Robin. Wii U is, at the very least, getting good stuff coming to it.

@drekula2 said:

My point is: why does the n64 have so much respect to it when it made the SAME MISTAKES as the wii u?

N64, while didn't invent either, popularized the analog stick AND out of the box four player support (the latter of which not even Sony supported with the PS2 without the outdated multitap). That console was the go to place for local multiplayer games, such as Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, TWINE (PS version lacked multiplayer, mind you), Mario Kart 64 (although I'm not fond of that one), Mario Party, Smash. Seriously, I can name one, maybe TWO PlayStation games renouned for great multiplayer (Tekken 3 and Twisted Metal).

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#39 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (2620 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@seriousgaming said:

Except the N64 arguably surpassed its competitors in terms of graphics and power.

It didn't arguably do it, it did it. it was a more powerful machine, its only failing was going for carts, really.

Of course, Wii U isn't even in the same ballpark as PS4 or Xbox One.

some wii u games look better than some ps4 games I've seen. its all about the art style, because the wii u has games that are 1080p 60 fps.

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#40 Posted by m3dude1 (2155 posts) -

twisted metal 2 was amazing

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#41 Posted by Pffrbt (6606 posts) -

Wii U has more worthwhile games so far.

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#42 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (28121 posts) -
@papatrop said:

Wii U will be hated on for the next 10-15 years, and then all of a sudden everyone will have a breakthrough realization that some of the games that released on it were the best of their time.

Then it'll be like the N64.

I feel like this is going to be true.

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#43 Posted by faizan_faizan (7869 posts) -

It's shit no matter how you put it.

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#44 Posted by Wiiboxstation (742 posts) -

@slimdogmilionar said:

That's funny considering I was just playing Goldeneye for N64 earlier today.

I played that recently as well. This game hasn't aged well at all imo. I used to be able to play it for hours and hours and could only play it for a few minutes a couple of months ago.

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#45 Posted by ShoTTyMcNaDeS (2767 posts) -

I finally broke down and bought a WiiU last month and all I can say is that as long as developers don't give up on it, this is a very capable system in the right hands. I have been very impressed with Zombie U, Super Mario 3D World, New Super Mario Bros.U, Pikmin 3 and Mario Kart 8. This console has a lot of potential and has a place in everyone's collection.

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#46 Posted by slimdogmilionar (813 posts) -

@wiiboxstation said:

@slimdogmilionar said:

That's funny considering I was just playing Goldeneye for N64 earlier today.

I played that recently as well. This game hasn't aged well at all imo. I used to be able to play it for hours and hours and could only play it for a few minutes a couple of months ago.

Yea but it's still a classic imo, I couldn't play it for long either.

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#47 Edited by HalcyonScarlet (6911 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

@charizard1605: please don't insult the Wii U like that

This.

Also that's a great compliment though, the N64 was far and away the last great Nintendo console and the Wii U is looking like it has a good future.

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#48 Posted by Pikminmaniac (10624 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

No, it's a modern day Gamecube.

It's difficult to say really.

It's more like the N64 in terms of 3rd party. The gamecube actually did decently there with Capcom supporting the system and not Xbox that gen. It also got a lot of support from Ubisoft, activision, and EA.

It's more like the gamecube in that it's getting the strongest titles of the bunch with a very strong core gamer focus this time. The N64's quality came from games that revolutionized and pushed forward 3D gaming. Wii U won't be revolutionizing anything this gen.

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#49 Posted by SolidGame_basic (20590 posts) -

no way, N64 was awesome. wii u, not so much.

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#50 Posted by g0ddyX (3914 posts) -

N64 and Gamecube had there good points.
Comparing the Wii U to them is an insult.

The Wii U has no good points. This is another thread for fanboys justifying their reason to buy the Wii U.
Unless you have little ones that would play on it, there is no other reason as there is a whole lot better out there and will continue to be.