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Reggie Points To PlayStation 2 In Defense Of Wii U Power

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Nintendo of America president was asked by Forbes how he expects Wii U will compete against the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. Specifically, Fils-Aime pointed out that both the PlayStation 2 and the original Wii were less powerful than the competition, but that didn’t stop either of those consoles dominating the marketplace. However, both consoles had a huge array of games along with some notable classics. Here’s what he had to say.

“The processing power of the hardware really doesn’t matter. I say that with confidence looking at the most recent generation of home consoles where the Wii, which the broad industry looked at and said “boy, that seems to be underpowered” but sold 100 million units globally. And the consumer saw the innovation of the Wii Remote and the active gameplay we offered.”

“Even if you look at the generation before that, it was Sony’s product that was underpowered compared to the other two home consoles and yet they won that generation. In the end it comes down to the games. The games drive the install base, the games excite the consumer. We feel excited about the games not just from a first party perspective, But from third party as well.”

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    1. Ps2 won because it had GAMES, it had amazing first party and Third party, which the wiki is currently lacking. Plus it wasn’t that much behind in power compared to the wii was and the wii u is. Stop making excuses for being cheap asses.

            1. A lot of big talk to defend a console that so far has provided no innovation OR good games. Nice one, Reggie. Hopefully when they turn it around, everyone will eat their words, though.

      1. You and I both know the PS2 sold so well because it was the cheapest DVD player on the market

          1. No PS2 won cos had games cos Sony had pay for first and third party games not like this SCUMBAGS nintendo who think only for their selfish asses and copy and paste from 20 years one Zelda and Mario

      2. Mean while psvita is lacking in games aswell… last time i searched news for ps2 it was being takin over by ds in most sold console.

      3. True. And Nintendo dont have the third party support like Sony had with PS2.

        However, I would love for Wii U to have great third party support. But even if it gets none at all, I would be happy with the Nintendo magic.

      4. ps1 cd gimmick ps2 dvd gimmick ps3 boo ray gimmick xbox download music gimmick dvd gimmick 360 xbox live hd dvd gimmick that’s all they have are gimmicks and 3rd party bailouts

      5. GameCube also had games, too. Wii did have good games, as well, but lacked third-party support, as it was not in HD, which is what most third-party companies required. Wii U, Xbox One, and PS4 are all in HD, but the Wii U is not as powerful as the other two, but has as much support that it needs. EA is not a need, though they will develop some games for Wii U.

        1. the wii was the greatest until the u showed up every multiplat from the 7th gen would of been better with motion imo

      6. that is exactly what he said.. the difference in hardware capabilitesmay not have been quite as big as it’s now between wii U and the new consoles but it was definitely noticeable…. and if you want a more appropriate comparison.. just look at N64 and playstation… the playstation was a lot weaker than the N64 (difference is comparable to wii U and PS4/Xbone today) and sold 3 times (!) more units than the N64

        reggie is spot on in his assessment and you’re just making a bad trolling attempt as usual

        1. PlayStation also had CD-ROM, which could hold roughly 600 MB. No one wanted to mess with small-ass cartridges. That made games more difficult to make.

      7. And the PS2 started with fewer games, just like the Wii U.
        Third parties slowly added to it over time and it became a blow-out success despite its lower power.
        The Wii U will do the same; it’d take a moron to actually think it can’t happen.

    1. No, he is saying that power and graphics does not have an impact on sales at all…

      High Command is very aware about how the industry and its fanbases work…

      Well spoken my Lord Regginator!

      1. Reggie makes an amazing point :).
        Btw Omg how far are you up there? You couldn’t use lube or at least spittle before you shoved your head up Nintendo’s ass, it’s taking forever to remove it, this surgery is lethal. :0

        1. Lisa, please stop bashing him.

          I noticed you complaining about the community here, but I can’t see you helping to improve it.

            1. If you think it’s funny, I’d have to say that you are such a sadist person.

              Leave him alone. I saw you screwing him elsewhere earlier today.

                    1. I like the way he stays in character, it’s light hearted from what I have seen.

                  1. He’s a unreliable resource, only here to suck-up,and ass-kiss Nintendo… Nintendo does not need people like that, because then they’ll be in denial to what’s right and what’s wrong. I’m a Nintendo fan, but it pains me too see a suck-up like NC blab out his mouth, about utter crap…

                    1. I highly doubt you’ve heard me say that elsewhere, even on my old comments all i said from that reply was “ass-kisser”. But i’m sure i’m done explaining myself to the likes of you, all you do is sit there and support Nintendocommander’s ass kissing, reply when you’re finish riding his cock…

                    2. Why are you flaming him? He’s nicely asking you to stop bashing another Nintendo fan, If you don’t like NC then ignore him.

                    3. He’s obnoxious o.0, but if you tell me to stop i’ll stop :3

                    4. He is what I call an “Internet alter ego”. He can do so in here because he is a Nintendo fan in a Nintendo Website. Lots of people are more fanatic than him around the web. Just leave him alone and go with the flow. If you can’t take it, then don’t mind him.

                    5. And you’re probably high, seems like you’ve been eating to many mushrooms.

                    6. You sound like a jackass, you don’t know how idiotic you come off.

                    7. I’d say You’re lying, because everytime i speak i’m grouped on by over-the-top annoying fanboys,perverted pedos,or obnoxious trolls.

                1. Actually, he’s terrorising the site for not saying bad things about Nintendo. :)

                1. First, you are a Nintendo fan. Second, you appear to be really cut and smart, and the list goes on ;)

                    1. All humans are equal :) Saying someone is too good for you shows you have low self-esteem, and you sound to nice for that. :)

                    2. I don’t have a boyfriend o.o i moved to korea for almost a month now, with my mother, when i lived in america i used to have a boyfriend.

                    1. Why the hell will i reply to mindself? And i bet you’re no looker either.

                    1. Really, I wont post anymore so you dont have anymore problems. Sorry if I made you feel embarrased :(

                  1. Don’t assume anyone’s replying to themselves, that’s like implying i’ve been everyone who’s replied to me in arguments in these forums, in fact i was in an argument with erich and Nintendocommander during the time i got these replies. Can the users of this site get anymore stupid?

                    1. It’s harder for them to get even more stupid, but if I said I’m not you, they wouldn’t believe.

                    2. Lol, You’re trying to hard xD i know you’re one of those trolls -_-.

                    3. About the low self-steem, I was bit TOO dramatic, really dont know what happened, maybe to see how your reaction’d be.

                    4. Ok now, I was the only person protecting you, and you call me troll. Well, I may start trolling you then, if that is what you want…

                    5. My god the people on this site -_- just quit it with the annoying ranting and assumptions… i’m tired of all you trolls on the site.

                    6. When an anonymous user heavily compliments you it kinda gives other users the idea. Not trying to start an arguement.

                    7. If you are mad with me, then sorry, but on this discussion, I was the only anonymous here. Seriously.

                    8. No you aren’t there’s more than one of you on this post o.0

                    9. There was an early Anonymous in this conversation not to long ago that typed “u kinda cute u can ride my cock”,so that was also you? Trolls always roam in packs -_-.

                    10. I’m finished with you people, this is the last comment i’m making on these forums… The endless variety of ways you trolls attack people who disagree with you, is far way to annoying to comprehend… The only thing worse than trolls on here are the sony x microsoft fanboys, and the ass-kissing fans, are you seriously just going to stand there, time after time waiting for someone to reply just to piss them off and annoying the living hell out of them? You know forums like these are bad, when the rival fans make more sense then these so called “Nintendo fanboys”. Goodbye no more posts from me.

                    11. Now this last one saying : “You’re smile is ugly” is a troll, not me.

                    12. No it’s me i’m only kidding with ya. You look like that shit i took earlier :(

                    13. Like i’d actually let trolls run me off xD.
                      By “shit” i think you’re most likely thing of your retarded, lucid, useless, physical and mentally fucked up mother, you know one of those mothers that went to the docter after she gave birth at home? You sick inbredded piece of miniature crap. Your mother should’ve swallowed her fathers cum instead of taken it in her deformed yeast effected cunt, but it’s to late and there you lye, the misshapened mutated waste of a human…

                    14. If you wanna see a good forum where there is almost no trolls, go to wiiudaily.com. I wish you the very best success.

                    15. Sadly, here in WordPress, the admins cant do nothing to remove these comments…

                    16. This is the last post Im making as anonymous, just to tell you which posts were ppl trolling you and which one were me. The trolls are: “u kinda cute u can ride my cock”, “You’re smile is ugly”,”No it’s me i’m only kidding with ya. You look like that shit i took earlier :(“.

                    17. I don’t care who you are, your well being, I also wouldn’t give a fuck if you were telling the truth, i don’t know you, but you act as if we’ve always been close friends. lol, you couldn’t be more off. Ride to hell on the devils cock,but then you’ll be getting double penetrated because surely you’re cock sucking Nintendo like the majority of this site.

                    18. Can everyone please stop attacking the girl, respect her opinions and that and get on with your lives and enjoy the site?…

                    19. Lisa, Sorry for all the things I made to you, and you don’t have to forgice us( even if I weren’t trolling) but again, Sorry.

                    20. Can we leave it all on the ground and be friends? If dont , feel free to say.

                    21. Bu t only if you dont mind, because, if you mind, you can just trash me , never look back at me and leave me alone…

      2. High Command sent it’s tanks into battle without ammunition and it’s bombers in the air without any bombs.

        They said they wouldn’t do that after sending their troops into battle with empty clips (3DS)

        1. Well considering how much backslash they have gotten recently, I’m sure they will try alot harder for the next console launch…

          If not then I myself will be annoyed…

      1. Yup I remember when vice city came out. You couldn’t find that game anywhere. That is the first and probably only time I will ever see a game sold out at every single retailer

  1. So is the Wii U basically a PS2, Xbox One is Gamecube, PS4 is Xbox?
    Oh god, that means Xbox One is being compared to my favorite console of all time…..*shudder*

        1. You’re a sad bastard that craves attention, probably because you have nothing else to do with your life but seek negative attention from people who don’t give two shits about you, your post, or your well-being, so you end up annoying the living hell out of people to bring doubt and uncomfort to a community, to whom’s people enjoy the main topic of the sites title. So you desperately wait for replies to make you feel better about yourself, which is much more pitiful than sickening in my opinion..

          1. Well thanks for giving a shit about my post, since you clearly responded. So yes, now I do feel better as a matter of fact, since a fucknut like you bit the hook, and now sadly I have to gut you. Next time, just keep swimming little fishy.

            1. Hmm… Doesn’t hurt as much as i thought it would, who am i kidding, you’re full of shit, the only thing that’s more satisfying to me than shutting you the hell up, is eating a bowl of corn flakes,It really doesn’t take much effort to insult someone like you, seeing as how your insults hurt less than that of a immature eight year old on a mini school bus.
              You’re so sad of a Nintendo troll that this community actually likes you,shouldn’t you drive them away and make them abandon all hope in wiiu? Lol

              1. When have you ever shut me up? Please tell me this, I’d like to take note of this. If that was some sort of insult, I applaud you on your attempt. I don’t care what this community thinks of me. I come, I say what the fuck I want, and I expose the knob gobblers like you that have infested this site for far too long. Please, back up, take me out of your mouth, and keep eating your corn flakes like a good girl.

                1. Do you hear that sound? It’s the sound of your balls dropping,now that you’ve matured enough to dish a good, you actually got around to insulting me, with an actual insult.
                  Who exactly are you exposing? The way i see it is there’s three types of people on these forums: Rival fanboys, Hardcore Ass-Kissers, and Casual bloggers. The way I see it is you’re two out of the three giving subjects, i’ll let you choose. By the way I was speaking metaphorically when i said i was going to shut you the hell up, get it right moron.

                    1. Guess you’re calling it quits? I expected more from “The Great Walter”.

                  1. You forgot normal gamers. who want to know more than “nintemdo is doomed”, “its the worst”, suddenly dropping nintendo news and et cétera. And is all that bashing really needed (-.-)?

                    1. Bashing is needed, and i meant normal gamers when i said casual bloggers on these Nintendo forums.

        1. Never trust a bald man. If his head looks like your ass, you know he’s full of shit.

          1. Never trust a fuckface with idiotic quotes. If your ass looks like a bald mans head, you should get yourself checked out.

          1. Lisa, altough you are very beautiful , u can’t just come down here and expect everything to change with this trolls. You are almost trolling the trolls. :)

              1. Wow, it isn’t good post as anonymous, like I didn’t post the perv one, but no1 can really see it. :(

                  1. I was just worried you thought I said that things. But I was saying that bashing trolls isn’t the best way to get them out of here, ‘cuz they will see they are being heard. My advice is: simply leave them alone. ;)

      1. Actually the N64 is vastly more powerful than the PS1. The only advantage the PS1 had over the N64 was that it was a CD-ROM based console.

        Go look at specs. I suggest Google as your start point.

      2. No the PS1 was 32 bit and the N64 was 64 bit. The PS1 was more successful because devs were more drawn to its cheaper to produce discs which also housed more memory than cartridges could.

        1. It’s more-so because Nintendo pissed off their 3rd party support. There were huge lines ups of games for the Virtual Boy and Nintendo 64 Disc Drive and both were pulled off the market before anything could be done with them.

          Infact, it’s a proven fact that the n64DD was about as powerful as the gamecube and had MUCH better features. You the Swap Notes and Miiverse you love so much? The N64DD had that even before that. The 64DD was technically the first console with built-in broadband as well. It was fantastic but ultimately dropped just because the gamecube was coming.

          You know those awesome titles we never got like Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy? Originally they were gonna be on the 64 DD. Oh yeah, not to mention we were going to get sequels to Mario 64 and Mario RPG AND expansions to titles like Ocarina of Time.

          1. WHAT? N64 COULD HAVE GOT FINAL FANTASY? WHAT? WHAT? WHAT? WHAT THE HELL NINTENDO!!!

      1. Those add-ons made the Megadrive a mess. The only thing it really had on the SNES was speed apparently. It was either twice as fast or almost twice as fast as the SNES…which I couldn’t tell and I had both.

        …didn’t play the Genesis much. It was great if you loved sports games, but I mainly enjoyed it for Phantasy Star, Sonic, Earthworm Jim, Streets of Rage, and Comix Zone.

  2. What games Reggie? lolololol the Wii U is a paperweight. That shit is collecting dust. Have fun plays remakes and your kiddie Mario games while the rest of us will be playing the real games; Dead Rising 3, Halo, KH3.

        1. A place where someone can’t spell for a can of beans because they dropped out of elementary school.
          Also, next time put two “m”s on “cumin.” It’ll be funny.

    1. Step 1: Call Mario games “kiddie” games Step 2: Call Kingdom Hearts, a game about basicly going to Disneyland a “real” game. Conclusion: your deffinitions of “kiddie” and “real” games are weird!

    2. Obviously he’s trying to annoy as much ppl as possible. Unfortunately many of the people on this site cant ever seem to understand that

    3. the u is the start of a new era the first power required console ever ps4 box1 are not even close

  3. As long as the software is great, people will come.

    Having powerful hardware isn’t the be-all and end-all of a console. If it was, PC gaming wouldn’t be as widespread as it is. You only need the highest-end parts if you want to play games on their highest settings, but those games play just fine on a mid-tier system.

    1. Because everyone can afford to be constantly upgrading a PC for the best games. Right.

      1. “Nintendo is reaching for anything to justify they are bullshit”

        Dude…my god learn2grammar

    1. It hasn’t even been out for a year yet, you impatient retard.

      It’s barely had a chance to prove itself yet, and yet everyone’s complaining.

      Plenty of new games were shown at E3. But it seems as enough is never enough for the haters…

      1. Yes , hater , one does not simply compare any console to the ps2 .
        Until they bring 3rd party support my statement isn’t going to change .

  4. I’m afraid Nintendo is getting out of tune.

    Reggie words seem to be a desperate move to convince consumers that Wii U is well worth, which seems not to be the case so far.

    I feel they are in the middle of a desert, waiting for the rain that will never come.

    As time passes, Wii U is gradually losing third-party support – just see the bad news lately. Gamers are no longer hopeful about Wii U fate, even Nintendo fans like me. I’ve been convinced that Nintendo has made a huge mistake in releasing it so early and forcing gamers to use such an awkward controller which requires you to go back-and-forth from the TV screen to it.

    Game & Wario is nothing but crap when compared to Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, Wii Play and Wii Play Motion.

    1. Get a hold of yourself.

      PS: I’d rather play Game & Wario and share drawings on Miiverse than pretend to play baseball any fucking day.

    2. Lets rewind one year

      Average Gamer in mynintendonews: I’m afraid Nintendo is getting out of tune.

      Reggie words seem to be a desperate move to convince consumers that 3ds is well worth, which seems not to be the case so far.

      I feel they are in the middle of a desert, waiting for the rain that will never come.

      As time passes, the 3ds is gradually losing third-party support – just see the bad news lately. Gamers are no longer hopeful about 3ds fate, even Nintendo fans like me. I’ve been convinced that Nintendo has made a huge mistake in releasing it so early and suggesting gamers to look such an awkward screen which requires you to go back-and-forth from the 3d screen to the touchscreen it.

      Pilotwings resort is nothing but crap when compared to New Super Mario bros, Mario Kart DS and Super Mario 64 DS.

      1. You are very loud and creative, Silent. :)

        Do you know anything about the 3DS $80.00-price cut that happen in the past?

        Do you believe Nintendo will drop the Wii U price in short-term?

        Do you really think Wii U fortune will bring it success and recognition? I really would like to believe in it, but I just no longer can.

        By the way, I’ve never, ever, said that about Nintendo 3DS, and purchased and supported mine since day-one.

        1. The price cut really had nothing to do with it. The 3DS started receiving a steady stream of games with SM3D Land, and they are continuing to this day.
          I haven’t addressed the price cut. You know what else got a price cut? The PS Vita, in Japan, where handhelds are bigger than consoles. Sales quadrupled, and for one week it outsold the 3DS. Now? SONY has abandoned it to ports and as an expensive Gamepad knockoff. The difference is that the 3DS got games, while the Vita didn’t. People don’t want portable consoles, they want different systems with different games. The Wii U is starting to receive a lot of good games, and all of its big releases besides SM3D World will be out by Black Friday. Even if there’s no official price cut, the second half of 2013 will be amazing for the Wii U.
          I’m not being a fanboy, I’m just using data as evidence for an educated guess. Essentially, I just supported my hypothesis.

          1. I am sure the price cut played a role in the increase of 3DS sales – the numbers prove it. Just to to VGChartz and look for it – the admins of this blog don’t allow posting links here in the comments sections, although a number of people do so.

            You mentioned an interesting point: the PS Vita. It is an amazing machine, but it lacks appealing, blockbuster games. Its library is just ok. I see the same happening to Wii U. No marketing, no good games, no sales, no increasing in the install base, no third party-support – I do not know what is cause and what is consequence, but anyway – no future.

            I wouldn’t mind just having first- and second-party games on Wii U. But it seems that Nintendo has gotten lost in their own dream in the sense that they have never been so sluggish and pointless. The titles in the pipeline are just ok; none of them will be a system seller, except for Mario Kart 8 – but it is a guess, no more than that.

            I wanted so badly to be proved wrong, actually. Time will tell.

          2. Super Mario 3D Land was a weak game. Just sayin’. Even my friend, a die-hard Nintendo fan, agrees.
            Anyway, moving on…
            I had to wait 6 months after the 3DS released to get any good games (that is, games I thought worthy of my limited money, like StarFox 64 3D and Ocarina of Time 3D). Until then I had to rely on the Ambassador Program in order to not let my 3DS collect dust.
            Not entirely sure where that fits into your argument. Just thought I’d throw it out there.

    3. So whats my point: You guys are impatient. You prefer to just declare the console as a failure just like people labeled the 3ds as a failure. And now people are going to tell me that ”it was because of the vita and the lack of competition” BS. In this industry there is no real, or hardcore or VIP gamer. I’m waiting for Nintendo to release their games. Im tired of people saying the Wii U is only for casuals. There is only casual and non-casual. People who call themselves hardcore gamers are just kids trying to look cool infront of other idiots. The term is just a way of social acceptance because they dont have any social skills to be accepted in society. As of now, the Wii U is having a rough start, but it its not failing

      1. Do you really believe Wii U will ever have such an amazing library of games like Nintendo 3DS does?

        Games sell boxes. If Wii U is struggling against competition of 360 and PS3, imagine how tough the picture will get when XBone and PS4, that are just down the road, reach the market. The latter consoles are more appealing – at least to developers – than Wii U. And when it comes for gamers, the PS4 is, undoubtedly and sadly, far more appealing than the Wii U.

        This scenario is nothing close to that one which Nintendo 3DS ever faced.

        1. You are giving up hope too soon. Nintendo has definitely made some mistakes but it won’t be the end of them. It’s going to take awhile but their console will be fine. I hope your opinion is your own and you’re not just banwagoning off of all this Nintendo hatred that seems to be popular as of late. It’s not over until they give an official statement saying they stopped supporting Wii U. I just don’t see that happening. They stuck it out with the Gamecube and they will do the same for Wii U. As time goes on people tend to jump on nostalgia. No one seemed to care much for the Gamecube back then when it released, but now people are all “Oh heavenly Gamecube! You were the best!” The same thing is going to happen with Wii U. Sometimes you don’t know how great something was until it’s gone. I feel Wii U will be the ultimate Nintendo console over time. It’s already shaping up to be the embodiment of all things Nintendo. It has something for old and new gamers given their steadily growing library. 3rd party support will naturally pick up once Nintendo picks up their pace with game releases.

  5. Too bad we have to wait till the FUCKING END OF THE YEAR before we get some good games. If this kind of drought happens again I don’t know what i’ll do. Nintendo, please, hire more people so you can make your games faster.

    1. Think about it… would you rather have a rushed mess of a game, or would you rather have them take their time so that the game is as good as possible. No one ever thinks of the developers… impatient little whiners…

      1. How about they hire more devs so they can do their quality Nintendo magic a little faster? Fucking apologetic fanboy…………..

  6. That was only true last generation because of the price and the interest of the wii. This generation the Wii U only has the price. Even then it is only 100 dollars cheaper than the Ps4. To be honest, the Wii U is lacking in games and no one really cares about it. The older generation only liked the wii because it was easy to use. Without any real advertising they don’t know what the Wii U is. People that are in their 30’s want something with good games, good power, without a huge pricetag. The PS4 has proved that it meets all of the requirements.

    Graphics don’t matter, but when you have few games, terrible advertising, and a price point that hardly makes it competitive, you have nothing. The Wii U is destined to fail unless they actually advertise it as a whole new system, or they come out with more good games. Smash bros will help sure, but by that point people will be invested in their Xbox and Playstation. The Wii U will be forgotten this holiday season for sure.

    Therefore, it is incredibly difficult to compare the Wii U to the Wii or the PS2. The only real comparison to be made are the less than perfect graphics. Until Nintendo quits making the mistakes it has been, the Wii U will fail.

    1. ^This.

      Moreover, I’m grabbing a PS4 at launch. First time in life I’ll get a non-Nintendo console. I’m tired of skipping good titles due to the lack of third-party support to Nintendo.

      1. ME TOO I AM GETTING A PS4 AT LAUNCH FIRST TIME I EVER GOT A CONSOLE AT LAUNCH AND EVEN THO I AM A FAN OF SSB I KNOW THE NEXT ONE ISNT WORTH 400 BUCKS CUZ THEY WILL FUCK UP THE ONLINE AGAIN

      2. You’re making a good choice man, I have nothing against Nintendo, they have fantastic first party games and all, but you really do miss out on a lot of third party games if you stay exclusively with nintendo.

        1. Mine is pre-ordered already! =D

          Yeah, I’ve been a loyal Nintendo fan for over 25 years… But I do want to play all the good titles that sadly won’t head to Wii U.

          And, of course, Sony has an interesting catalogue of first-party titles.

        2. any game that’s not on the u is not good enough 4 the u i am sure the u will have more than enough games i can play anywhere i can find a power socket that’s the level kingtendo is on sonysoft gets lots of help cuz they are pathetic

  7. PS4 is $400 instead of $500 because it dropped the camera. Xbox One is $500 because it has its camera (Kinect). I really would’ve payed $400 or $450 for my Wii U if they used the extra dollars to make it more competitive. Not to mention, the Wii U has some other noteworthy issues:

    -GamePad doesn’t charge with USB, so why bother having FOUR USB ports with two IN THE FRONT?!
    -No Ethernet cable
    -Wii U Pro controller lacks multiple features
    -Stressing GamePad use
    -DVD Player
    -More things I’m forgetting.

    The lack of power means it’ll lack in games. PS2 still got games. Developers are already moving away from the console. It’s already too late.

    1. The lack of an Ethernet port really surprised me. Like, really? Not ok. The gamepad breaks immersion therefore making hardcore gaming very difficult. DVD player still? Jeebus Christ are we cavemen???

      1. You’d think after focusing on the PS3 and 360 they would’ve added a DVD player. If all of this crap is because of the “expensive” GamePad, I really would rather be without it.
        People keep wanting Nintendo to implement some innovative function in their games with the GamePad and yet Nintendo doesn’t. That’s because developers have already done pretty much everything that CAN be done!
        Don’t get me wrong, I love it, but I’d rather have a normal console that kills the competition and deals out super powered Zelda and Metroid games.

    2. YES IF THEY CHARGED 100 DOLLARS MORE, DROPPED THE GAMEPAD AND WENT WITH A PC ARCHITECTURE LIKE PS4 THEY WOULD WIN THIS GEN EASY. SEE ITS NOT THAT HARD TO RUN A MULTIBILLION DOLLAR COMPANY AND MAKE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS A YEAR EVEN IF YOU DONT GRADUATE FROM HARVARD BUISNESS SCHOOL

      1. It’s simply not a match for the other consoles. PS4/ONE’s GCN is way more efficient than Wii U’s stoneage VLIW5, they….or PS4 atleast is a lot easier to program for which results in less or equal cost by a much better outcome. 1GB vs 7GB’s……there’s not even a competition, USB3.0 Superspeed, INTERNAL HDD with 20*the size of Wii U Premium’s user available storage and so on…..

        1. In my opinion PS4 and Xbox 1 are basically custom PCs wouldn’t surprise me if emulating their games would be a piece of cake.

      2. I’m fine with the GamePad but I would like to have payed $100 more for a console that GETS GAMES. The reason why it’s not $250 is because of the GamePad itself. If they dropped the GamePad and then raised $100 it’d be $350 still lol. I’d want it the same price as PS4 or in between PS4 and X1.

      3. where were u spec bitches in the 64 cube era ps4 box1 have overated specs going by dollars i bet u we are not going to see fifty dollar difference the whole gen that makes the u double better

    3. yeah, i dont want multiple dvd/blu-ray players, one is fine, second, your right about no port for Ethernet connection but you can connect an Ethernet cable using an adapter, 3, unless you have the brightness settings to 1 then it lasts longer, not much but still,

          1. I guess you could call that porn. I am totally excited to pick up Tomb Raider for 7.50. Assuming that is is all true that is.

            1. HOW ARE YOU OKAY!? THAT WAS DISGUSTING! I AM RINSING MY EYES OUT WITH RUBBING ALCOHOL…..IT IS ALSO THE REASON WHY I AM SCREAMING BECAUSE THIS RUBBING ALCOHOL IS BURNING MY EYES!!!!!!!

              1. Just because you hate PC and steam doesn’t mean you should call it Porn! I mean, sure my PC is basically my porn but still….

                1. PORN IS NOT PC AND STEAM! THAT WAS “REAL” PORN! LIKE SOME GUY WAS FORNICATING WITH SOME OTHER GUY O.O

                1. PIKACHU!!! YOU POOR LITTLE THING! I’LL GET YOU SOME RUBBING ALCOHOL!!!

          1. OH MY GOD! I FELL FOR IT AGAIN! I HAVE BURNED THE IMAGES OF A WOMAN MAKING LOVE TO A GUITAR INTO MY RETINAS F.O.R.E.V.E.R!!! WHERE IS THE GODDAMN RUBBING ALCOHOL!!!!!!!?????

      1. ファミコンおたく, DON’T LISTEN TO NUBBY!!! WHATEVER YOU DO!!!!!

  8. Power means nothing if you have good games. That’s basically what Reggie said and he is completely right.

    1. But power means something if it brings you games! Nintendo always manages to screw up the chances for support with a dealbreaker.

      N64: We’ll use Cartridges with less space and higher cost because that’s what evrybody wants!
      Gamecube: We have powerful hardware and a good controller. Hmm, everyone seems to want a “it only does everything”…. Nah we’ll use mini DVDs.
      Wii:We have a standard optical media and a new idea….hmmm oh yes we’ll make it extremely underpowerd….

      Wii U: Ok it seems like we need strong hardware to get those games but we need to lie and release a stopgap system that can’t keep up and miss the chance to use standard hardware.

      1. That’s true on the N64. Although I will admit in 1996-1999, if I wanted something I could loan and expect back in working/cosmetic condition it was cartridges all day.

        Loaning a CD in middle school and you were basically telling a classmate “Please return my PS game in a condition that seems like you either left it on the dashboard in the southern heat clear side up or dragged it behind your bicycle in the alley with all the broken Wild Irish Rose and other assorted whiskey bottles. Please?”

  9. How is a user benefiting from sales number which’s money he doesn’t get ?
    And did selling the most make the PS2 games playable ?

  10. One big problem with his comparison. PS2 had excellent third-party support, considering that that was when Sony nabbed the big RPG franchises (Final Fantasy, Tales of, etc.)

    Honestly, while I am very much looking forward to the great 1st-party title for Wii U, third-part developers just don’t seem to want to develop for it. Even Ubisoft seems to be jumping off the bandwagon a bit.

    I love Nintendo and I always will, but even I have to admit, they’re also going a very good job of pissing off 3rd-party developers.

          1. Ok, I can send you A LINK TO A PAGE WITH MY ADDRESS but oh wait …. I guess you won’t klick it because there might be porn in it…..or an over the air punch.

  11. Pikachu Pika Pikachu Pi
    (Nintendo does need third party because after a while first party won’t be enough)

    1. PERISH IN HELL YOU FUCKING DEVIL POKEMON. YOU AND YOUR WHOLE GAME SERIES IS THE OUTCOME OF ALLOWING HARD DRUGS AT PEOPLE’S JOBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. Hey Stonework, you want me to come over der and smack u upside duh head?! I’ll do it, bitch! 💋

          1. I’ll be there soon enough. Just remember, Ice type is super effective against rock type ;) 💋

            1. oh crap… no its not. Rock is super effective against ICE!! Some one help!😱💋

                1. No worries. I’ll learn Wake Up Slap in another level. I’ll just smasck dat bitch! 💋

                  1. Pay attention reality is super effective against drug supported illusions! And reality WILL HIT YOU LIKE A ROCK!

          1. Jyyyynx Jynx Jyyynx Jyyyyyyynx!!! 💋 (Now we are all talking in other languages! YAY!)

    1. you speak of the 3DS as if it was in the past tense…and the VITA’s only had like a year on the market, 2 years like the 3DS. lol.

  12. Ps2 won becouse of piracy and games. In addition to this, ps2 was not so underpowered compared to its competitors. Wii had the wii mote and a lot of casual games.
    Wii U has… a touchscreen? Still does not have games and it’s really underpowered compared to xbox1 and ps4.
    Nintendo has no excuses this time: wii u is a mistake.

    1. The Wii U isnt that far off either graphically. Looking at comparison videos of Wii U and PS4 put my fears to rest.

  13. +PS2 had a lot of hype before launch…..Wii U not
    +PS2 had a lot of support……Wii U not
    +PS2 tech matched its launch time………Wii U not
    +PS2 had a huge fanbase………Wii U not
    +PS2 HAD A HUGE AND WELL MADE M-A-R-K-E-T-I-N-G F-A-M-P-A-I-N……….Wii U not

      1. Only dorky high schoolers care about grammar on videogame forums. Get over yourself.

        1. I’d ask you to get over yourself, but seeing as how your ass is so large it’ll be highly impossible…

      2. The same day grammar nazi bitches like you were born. Do you know what “browsing on a mobile” is? If you type fast on an onscreen keyboard then it’s likely thay you’ll make mistakes. But you probably don’t know what I mean because you’re much likely unable to afford one……..

    1. the u has several game changers ps2 had one big gimmick wii u is the best console ever no matter who wins gaming on nintendo will be power required from now on the nintendo mob with the u power is going to smash shit and i wouldn’t bet against that

  14. The PlayStation 2 is great. Speaking of PS2 today I picked up Dynasty Warriors 2 for PS2 for only £1.50.

  15. People are acting as if the Wii U has been out for 4 years lol. More games will come out people.

  16. I got banned from Miiverse for saying the VC has been crap so far and then calling the defense force of fanboys that jumped down my throat delusional. HAHAHA!!!! What a fucking joke. Really looking forward to getting my PS4….

  17. The general point here from Reggie is excitement per se – ok then Nintendo – the Wii U did lack some tremendous excitement after launch and now it’s slowly picking up thanks to some quite exciting games. Let’s continue that please***

  18. I don’t know what games Reggie is talking about. The Wii U has no games. The Wii U pretty much has no 3rd party support. What is Reggie talking about if not even 3rd party developers are making games for the Wii U.
    The only ones interested in the Wii U are kids. Nintendo forgot about the core gamers. The ones of us who grew up playing on Nintendo systems. They used to have Rare (Perfect Dark, Goldeneye, Conker, Jet Force Gemini, etc) Silicon Knights (Eternal Darkness) Left Field (Excitebike64), even the special relationship they had with Factor 5 (all the Rogue Squadron games on the GC, Battle for Naboo on N64). Now the only western studio they have left is Retro and they put them to work on another kiddie game, what a waste of talent. Nintendo used to make other type of games for the ones of us who don’t want all these kiddie games. But they forgot about us. Wave Race, Wave Race Blue Storm, 1080° were also great games.
    It took “Operation Rainfall” to convince Nintendo to release Xenoblade, The Last Story, Pandora’s Tower on the West, as clearly Nintendo is so out of touch it had no intention to do so. Apparently even Nintendo thought that those more mature games weren’t going to sell on their system in the West.
    That why I am moving to PS4 where I can play the type of games that I want and don’t have to play the kiddie games that Nintendo puts out now and wait years and years for maybe one game that might appeal to me. I’m tired of missing out on all the Triple A games that never get released on Nintendo consoles (Metro Last Light, Bioshock Infinite, GTA5, I can keep going and going) More interested in Ubisofts “The Divison” and “The Crew” than in anything Nintendo showed at E3 (and anything they have put out in the last few years for that matter).

    I used to like Nintendo a lot, but the old Nintendo, the Nintendo who had all these awesome 2nd party studios, when they used to make other types of games than all these Mario and kiddie games that I’m not interested in. (I gave a big list of games that I liked that they made back in the day.)

    But Nintendo is out of touch, they been so for years. My loyalty to them is gone.

    1. Amen!!!!! They lost me at E3. Fucking Donkey Kong instead of Metroid?????? That Mario game is a joke and anyone that feels otherwise is a god damn noob. When Super Mario bros came out it was a game changer, same with Super Mario World. Mario 64 was the most mindfucking assgasm in the history of gaming when it came out. Now look at em porting handheld games over to fill te roster.