Nintendo Wii U Press Conference

Check out Nintendo's press conference for news about the Wii U including price, release and games

Discussion

110 comments
Kennybob
Kennybob

The main thing I like about the wii u is the different gameplay opportunities the game pad can bring to us, I honestly think there's some potential for this, it's like a DS and a home console had a baby lol, u get the full hd console experience with the unique touch screen motion gameplay of DS/wii. As long as some innovative games come out to take advantage of this, not just gimmicky crap, I guess we'll see, also the fact that they played black ops 2 on both screens at the same time shows how powerful the wii u is, it can process the game on two separate screens and still remain smooth, I think that's pretty good!

ZiRa-Bosnia
ZiRa-Bosnia

Lego City, Mario, Nintendo Land... is this console for 3yr old kids?

Bretar81
Bretar81

I am looking forward it, don't think age has anything to do with it I will still enjoy it. I will probably get a PS4 or the next Xbox but not straight away this time.

DoomglooM
DoomglooM

a whole lot of people grew up with nintendo who love it and aren't kids anymore whahaha

LatinproX
LatinproX

Why would anyone want to play the same titles, such as Black ops 2, on a new system when they can play them on their current system?  Truly not worth it!

nuke939
nuke939

This seems like so much more of a novelty system. Maybe if I was 10 I'd think it was cool. Sucks that Platinum made the terrible choice to put Bayonetta 2 on the Wii U though.

Eci
Eci

you are the sucker im 35 and i love nintendo @all

BKd12
BKd12

wii sucks and it for kids and teens nintendo not a hard core system. all you 10 year old think it so awsome but news flash when u get older you wont be able to get this shit when ever you want it. on top of that the wii u isnt as powerful as ps3 .xbox it sightly lower. when while when xbox720 and ps4 come the wii u will look like garbage. on top of that what has nintendo done new hear. well NOTHING has ipads adn such can do that stuff for years.yes it might have it neat fetures but still. Anyone whos over like 20 knows nintendo no longer hardcore.nintendo used to be the bomb. let face it will still still sell because of all the the little kids that go to there parent for a wii u

 

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

after i get my wii u i will be getting eiher ps4 or 720 it just depends on price and games and if they ban used games or not !  

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

yea its already sold out at gamestop glad i preordered the day of the conference lol 

buckxn
buckxn

judging by the amount of hate the Wii-U is receiving around here, it is going to sell like hotcakes.  just like the Wii, and the 3DS.  i cant wait to get my hands on it.  then next year or the year after, i'll be excited to get my hands on a PS4.  (sorry Microsoft, 4 RRoD on my 360 = no 720 for me).

chocolatet
chocolatet

These Activision titles' graphics look dated for a new gen console...

 

KeeseKiller7
KeeseKiller7

I'm fine with sensible arguments that I don't agree with. But the trolling is getting on my nerves. If you're not willing to at least listen to another person's opinion, don't post your own. Don't expect other people to take your crap if you can't take theirs.

So hard to find a real discussion sometimes.

Anyway, I'm liking the Wii U. Obviously the first games will mostly be minigame collections and ports, but once developers start really looking at the potential of this thing, this is gonna be a fantastic system to own.

jdub599
jdub599

i don't care what the hardcore gaming market thinks of the wii u (basically all of you) because nintendo will still capture all of the casual gamers (the majority of the world), but this time they will get to add a few hardcore gamers into the mix. next time they'll have more, and more until they kill off their competition.

idosofacility
idosofacility

well nintendo tv is free.. but what about netflix, amazon ON DEMAND TIVO and etc...? XD

idosofacility
idosofacility

So.. nintendo TVii... what a nice way to overheat your console all day long without ever playing! XD

whitewarriar75
whitewarriar75

1st off, I'm pettey sure I won't buy the system.  I'm saving my money for a REAL next generation system for like either the PS4 or the next XBOX. But 'm just curious as too the complete specs of this new NINTENDO system. I already know the info stated above, but what of the "ram" "cpu" "graphics engine" ??????????

GSGuy321
GSGuy321

Big supporter of Nintendo in the past, but just don't see it happening. Having shifted to PC gaming a couple of years ago, it's going to take a lot to impress tbh. With the greatest of respect, this just doesn't cut it. Btw just a terrible launch by Nintendo... a PR nightmare really.

IndependenceYou
IndependenceYou

Nintendo knows what there doing. For a next gen console with an hd screened controller at 300 bucks, Itll sell well... It cant compete with ps3, 360, and they dont want too. There the "Interactive" console. We shall see where it takes them. But from the quick glimpses of graphics, they still dont even look as good as its older brothers, which doesnt make any sense.

GO BIG CORPORATIONS AND MONEY!!!!

noctislucis21
noctislucis21

Epic fail.

i'll be sticking with my 360 and ps3 !

maximo
maximo

this looks interesting, although I have to say I was hugely disappointed with the Wii.

 

Software and innovative applications could really be exciting and at this price point I will probably go get one,

mhallbach1980
mhallbach1980

Yea I'm going to throw down money for a console that graphically looks the same as my 7 year old PS3 and not even close to my PC.  Are you freaking serious??  Ultimate fail Nintendo.  And you refer to targeting the "Hardcore Gamer"???  Hardcore gamers want Graphics and Gameplay!  Graphics being the first on that list so people can visually realize the potential of the system.   I'll be on my PC waiting for a REAL Next Gen console.   

Bretar81
Bretar81

I should just say as I get older I am not that bothered about graphics I just want something fun to play.

GreenReuben
GreenReuben

 @nuke939 sucks that Platinum chose to find a publisher to game that would've be cancelled otherwise. I hate it when games get to exist!

wcwj26
wcwj26

 @BKd12 Nice troll there fanboy. All Nintendo have to do to become a hardcore gaming system is to allow mature games! Then you'll have to find something else in your life to moan about!

Owlynator
Owlynator

 @BKd12 You don't know how fun I had reading your comment xD No-one can take that seriously.

hybridprealien
hybridprealien

 @BKd12 Your wrong The wii U is alil more powerful than the ps3 and the 360 I had a chance to play Zomie U and Man I have to say It blew me away and I'm not a nin fan was when I was about 5 to 15 im 34 now

I also played batman and found it to be alot more crisp than 360/ps3...Give it a chance dude it s a awesome lil thing man.

mpikatellis
mpikatellis

 @BKd12  it's not just for kids. grown ups especially play games like mario, metroid, zelda, dk, etc. these are the games that bring back memories and are still really cool and fun to play. as long as they remain unique to Nintendo, its consoles will always have a place in many people's homes. but yeah, haven't seen anything really new since Miyanoto's early years, so to speak

mickyfinn84
mickyfinn84

 @buckxn

 3DS sold like crap didn't it? It only picked up after the big price cut and I'm guessing the same will happen with the Wiiu. They know fanboys will pay the high price but they'll have to drop the price within a year, then I'll probably get one if it is still getting good 3rd party support.

buckxn
buckxn

 @chocolatet you mean like how the first batch of 360/ps3 games looked a lot like the old xbox/ps2?  they are learning the systems new architecture.  why am i explaining this to you?  you reek of troll. 

shiss27
shiss27

 @KeeseKiller7 Agreed. Potential is really high in this one. But alas, this system will have a huge uphill battle if it is trying to beat out Wii simple based on the system being able to do too much which equals unappealing to broad and varied markets.

jdub599
jdub599

 @GSGuy321 why not? you say it will fail but i see no valid reason.

maximo
maximo

 @noctislucis21  whats withe the negativity?

I have a 360 and love it. I spend over 60 hours a week on it, but that doesn't stop me from being open minded with the potential innovation and applications of this new console. They are offering something different and I am all for that as an avid gamer!

bubba_1988
bubba_1988

 @mhallbach1980 Graphics are that key component that initially draws the consumer in to buying the console and eventually specific games, but after that wears off gameplay is far more important. Far far more important than graphics. But I agree Nintendo has to offer more than just "another controller" 

buckxn
buckxn

 @mickyfinn84it is out selling the original DS.  so what if it had a price cut??  the same thing happened with the PS3.  it is a common occurrence in this hobby.  you're grasping at straws with the price cut argument.  the 3DS also launched in spring, not a week before black friday.  that alone will make the Wii-U sell out across the board. 

superxtreme101
superxtreme101

 @buckxn  @jdub599 True, because if they didn't have any competition they would get lazy and not be as innovative as they are now, plus they would monopolize the market and the prices are going to ..... *faints*

buckxn
buckxn

 @jdub599  @GSGuy321 he doesnt need to provided evidence, he is a gamespot user.  he logged in, saw the trend, and followed the crowd.  hmmmm... makes me want to play lemmings again.  do they still have that game anywhere?  that was fun.

maximo
maximo

 @maroon7  @noctislucis21

Fortunately, money is no object for me so I am lucky enough to be able to buy the things I like!  .