Ugh, why can't hardcore Nintendo fans accept that some people just don't like Nintendo? I'm not a 'hater', to be a hater I'd actually have to care about Nintendo's products and I don't, I don't like any of Nintendos franchises and probably never will because they refuse to make any worthwhile new IPs. I don't like what I've seen of the Wii U at all, to answer why I'll just repsond to the 5 reasons I should love it:
4) The Next Generation and Support of Struggling Publishers - Video game graphics have huge room for improvemnt, PS4 & 720 will make the Wii U look a generation behind. I'd rather wait for new IPs on the other platforms, they both do a much better in than Nintendo in this regard.
So the Wii U, Nintendo as a company offer nothing that interests pr excites me. I can see why some people are interested in the Wii U and like Nintendo products, I have no problem with that, I do however hate being called a hater just because I genuinely don't like something.
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There is a problem with your 'Number 4'. The technology you speak of doesn't exist. Gaming and PC hardware have barely gone anywhere in the last 2 years. My 3 year old HD4890 still runs every new game maxed out, and while newer cards are more powerful, they're not significantly so. It takes a good 2 years to develop console hardware, choosing from currently available hardware and modifying it and applying it to a console environment. So even if the Ps4 and 720 use hardware thats only just come out, for starters it'll be middle-range hardware so it can be pushed easily and won't overheat. Secondly, no matter what they choose, it won't be much better than whats in the WiiU. The technology you speak of to make the WiiU look a generation behind physically doesn't exist. So much ignorance surrounding the hardware industry and the WiiU.
Check out the graphical difference between Oblivion and Skyrim. Early 360 vs late 360. THATs how much of a graphical leap you get from pushing really old hardware in a console. If you put the hardware thats in the Ps3 in a PC, no way in the world would it run anything on Ps3 at all, the tech is so slow, but putting any technology into a console means it can be pushed 10x harder than it ever could in a PC as games are significantly optimized for that hardware. So when you apply that thinking to the WiiU, we have hardware thats getting on maybe only 2 years old when it was brand new, and for the next 6-7 years, it'll be able to be pushed 10x harder than it ever would in a PC and easily match whatever games come out in the next 6 years and run them smoothly.
You expect the Ps4/720 to smash the WiiU but its impossible. The technology in the Ps4/720 can't be any more than 2 years newer than whats in the WiiU, and since gaming technology has barely budged in that amount of time, its not going to matter whats in the Ps4/720 cause at most it might be 20%-40% more powerful, which in the grand scheme of things is going to make no difference to anything. We're going to have a totally graphically even console generation incoming, with every next-gen console, Ps4/WiiU/720, all running all game in 1080p at 60fps. The WiiU is already doing it, and its early days, with tons more horsepower to be squeezed out of it as exampled in my Oblivion vs Skyrim graphical argument early on. I'm sick of repeating all this to ignorant fanboys who have no idea about the significant slowdown in the progress of gaming hardware. The technology doesn't exist to destroy the WiiU, Microsoft and Sony are not stupid enough to try and release super expensive consoles again, and next gen is going to be graphically even. So, you're point is idiotic. I understand you're not a fan of anything Nintendo, and while i personally think you're really missing out on a lot of excellent games, i respect your opinion. But don't try and turn your opinion around and state it as fact when it comes to hardware, because you are sorely mistaken.