Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Dec 2013 11:44 UTC
Games

Not only did the PlayStation 4 outsell the Xbox One in its first weekend by about 100000 units in the UK, it completely obliterated the Wii U.

The numbers are even bleaker for Nintendo - its year of Wii U sales have now been trounced in a weekend by both next-gen machines. More people bought a PS4 and a copy of Knack over the weekend than bought a Wii U at any point over the past year and new release Super Mario 3D World.

If not even a Mario game can save a Nintendo console, you know something's up. People, Nintendo is in deep, deep trouble.

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RE[2]: Nintendo
by SitrucKram on Mon 2nd Dec 2013 15:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Nintendo"
SitrucKram
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2013-12-02

I agree on each point. Some of the JRPG's on the Wii made the system worth having (last story, Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of The New World). However, it just irritates me that each iteration of their consoles since the Gamecube makes certain critical aspects look like a gimmick. I care about as much as having a tablet and motion controls for a controller as much as I care for teaching a goldfish Korean. Again, I think these are cool, but not really groundbreaking, or worthwhile.

I wish for more GOOD exclusive games to come to Nintendo consoles. Their handheld market has always been solid, but I can't hook those systems up to my 60in LCD.

Nintendo, stop taking risks with your hardware, and start taking risks with a new IP/franchise. Attract people to your console. Most people don't care about mind-bending new controllers as much as having good games.

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RE[3]: Nintendo
by bnolsen on Tue 3rd Dec 2013 04:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Nintendo"
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2006-01-06

I don't mean to advocate piracy but dolphin is quite a fine gamecube and wii emulator. I'm not sure its worth buying the actual hardware anymore, just get the disks and grab rips to play.

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RE[4]: Nintendo
by _txf_ on Tue 3rd Dec 2013 17:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Nintendo"
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2008-03-17

I don't mean to advocate piracy but dolphin is quite a fine gamecube and wii emulator. I'm not sure its worth buying the actual hardware anymore, just get the disks and grab rips to play.


Plus it can do native (or higher than wii) res and games look far better on it than on the wii. You do need a beefy cpu (it is emulating a PPC cpu). It also supports WiiMotes so it is no different than playing on a Wii.

Some games do chug, but most run acceptably.

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