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.
@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.
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.
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)
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.
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stick AND out of the box four player support (the latter of which not even Sony supported with the PS2 without the outdated multitap).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).
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.
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.
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.