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Tuesday, 14 June 2011 08:28

Wii U is 2 years late, say analysts

Written by David Stellmack


Will not have a big impact going forward
Wedbush analysts included the famed Michal Pachter claim that the Wii U is 2 years late, given the fact that both other HD consoles have movement peripherals. In addition, the Wedbush analysts agreed with Fudzilla analysis, suggesting that the Wii U is “…unlikely to provide greater power than the current generation of HD consoles”. This was certainly strengthened by the admission of Reggie Fils-Aime that the demo footage used was from the 360 and PS3 versions of the games. Nonetheless, some developers claim that the Wii U is 50% more powerful than the 360 or PS3, which we find hard to reconcile.

While the unique touch-pad display controller is a novel concept, it will cost money. Nintendo has yet to provide specific pricing, and as we have suggested this is because they still don’t know what it is exactly going to cost, as the parts needed to construct the unit have not been fully decided, according to sources.

Still, no matter, the Wii U will be the most expensive Nintendo home console ever released when it arrives in the spring or early summer, depending on when Nintendo can get it out the door. Even with significant third-party popular software support, we have a hard time believing that the console will have a big impact going forward.

David Stellmack

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+10 #1 Warrior24_7 2011-06-14 08:55
The Wii wasn't suppose to have a big impact either, it was suppose to be all PS3 remember? These analyst people don't seem to know "games" or gamers. As long as the Wii U can produce the same hardcore games that the 360 and PS3 can then it'll be fine.
 
 
+5 #2 fteoath64 2011-06-14 09:04
Agree. Wii has always focus on a different market segment as the PS3/Xbos360 folks. Wii was family oriented and spectator focussed while most popular games are solitary in gameplay.
So having dual player with one WiiU and one on standard controller would be a step up from current system. At least it would be different from the rest.
 
 
-5 #3 Silentwalker 2011-06-14 09:05
"the demo footage used was from the 360 and PS3 versions of the games."

You're only as strong as your weakest link.



For people who did not understand that, it means it will only look as good as that because of the other consoles. If there is a game on pc, xbox and ps3 there mostly going to look the same no matter how high end your pc is.
 
 
+4 #4 Exodite 2011-06-14 09:08
Considering that the XBOX 360 and PS3 have been in dire need of a refresh for longer than that and still seem to be selling well I'm sure Nintendo will do just fine.
 
 
+13 #5 Boomstick777 2011-06-14 09:22
"some developers claim that the Wii U is 50% more powerful than the 360 or PS3, which we find hard to reconcile"

Wii U has 4 times the available memory than the PS3, it also has a GPU that is 4 generations ahead of the PS3's GPU. Well actually more than 4 because its also built on 28nm so really its 5 gen's ahead of the PS3's GPU..

I would agree with developers claim that the Wii U is 50% more powerful than the 360 or PS3!

Wii U ftw! Lol
 
 
+7 #6 Boomstick777 2011-06-14 09:26
"we have a hard time believing that the console will have a big impact going forward."

No doubt next year when the Wii U outsells more than what the Wii did in its first year, Fudzilla will claim that they predicited it would have a big impact going forward lol.

The Wii U will be massive success! Appeals to casual and hardcore gamers, very cool controller, touch screen, more power than PS3 and Xbox 360 combined!
 
 
+2 #7 Jurassic1024 2011-06-14 10:06
In addition, the Wedbush analysts agreed with Fudzilla analysis, suggesting that the Wii U is “…unlikely to provide greater power than the current generation of HD consoles”.

Oh? And the original Wii was?
 
 
+5 #8 chyll2 2011-06-14 10:35
if Wii U is 2 years late

then the next generation PS3 and Xbox is even more late.

and also, wii really got outdated spec when it was released years ago.
 
 
+1 #9 dan 2011-06-14 10:42
These "analysts" know less than Stellmack, it seems. Complete nonsense.
 
 
+3 #10 Cartman 2011-06-14 12:01
Do same analysts work for Sony and Microsoft , look how shits are afraid when someone else wants piss of pie ...
 

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