Originally Posted by JeremyR
The Wii U is a fine console, but it has no place in the PS4 vs One debate. If the type of games on these consoles is what you are after (racing sims, shooters, sports, horror, mature), then the Wii U, no matter how powerful, is just the wrong console.
Just like the Wii before it, it's a platform to play Nintendo games. Nothing wrong with that, and they sell millions to people who want to play those games. But if you like games like Watchdogs, GTA5, BF4, NBA 2K14, Forza, GT6, The Last of Us, and dozens more like them, the Wii is the wrong choice.
I recommend you make a Wii U appreciation thread, if you want to support the pros of the console. Coming into this thread and trying to make an argument that the Wii U should be part of this discussion is not going to get you very far.
To be fair the poll does have a "neither option" and if you read the poll as someone that had to buy a console the only real decent next option would be the Wii U. Also while the Wii U is quite under powered, the main reason you are going to buy a console is for the games not the hardware.
The Wii U has the most exclusives so far due to the early launch date. Also to act as the PS4 and XBONE are only for the "hardcore" is not 100% correct. Both the XBONE and PS4 will have games that will compete with the Nintendo first party games. To buy a PS4 or XBONE for the simpler games. The PS4 has knack, and I am sure microsoft will create some kind of platformer. Go back to the previous generation as there are just not many exclusives to compare at the moment the PS3 had Little Big Planet series, Puppeteer, Sly Cooper, Modnation Racers, Playstation All Stars Battle Royal, and more. The Wii had its fair share of hardcore games like Monster Hunter Tri, Xenoblade Chronicles, Last Story, No More Heroes, Madworld, Improved Resident Evil Remakes, Dead Space Extraction, Red Steel 2, and more. The Wii U already has Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, in which is a series that has as strong as a fan base as you can get (stupid idiotic capcom does not support MH as well in the U.S. despite strong sales). The Wii U has a large advantage for games like Call of Duty that nobody really considers in which is the dual screen. Normally I hate COD, but allowing both me and my brother play together without split screen AND could play online ranked matches was pretty awesome.
To basically sum up. In the past you could buy a Wii and get your fair share of hardcore titles, but you could also buy a PS3 to get your fair share of light hearted titles as well. The only thing that the Wii lacked in the past was sports based titles. It had its fair share of shooters albeit not as mainstream as others, and it had a whole slew of RPG and gory action adventure type titles. The Wii U should be brought into every next generation comparison, as it currently has the most exclusives, and will probably develop other great titles along the way. I would be almost shocked if the new generation of consoles did not follow these trends. It is not always an easy and direct comparison, but to almost write off the console in a next gen debate is almost unfair.
After all this is said, if you do want a big budget mainstream cross platform title you will have to buy one of the more powerful consoles. As developers have already shown lack of wanting to develop on the WII U, but you should still be comparing the games of all the consoles. Just because Activision and EA will not support the console as much, but that does not mean it is dead in the water. The Wii U will be no slouch this generation, but a lot of it admittedly will be Nintendo.
Edited by gamefreak054 - 1/19/14 at 7:15am