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spemanig said:
MikeRox said:


Backwards compatible purely means it is able to run games from the previous generation. I don't recall there ever being a law set in place where by the original disc had to work? Either way though, to someone who doesn't own a Wii U, if the NX has the ability to play Wii U games, why on earth would they want to invest near enough a full brand new console's cost into a system that now has token support until it is succeeded?

I bought a Wii U day 1, don't regret it at all, if I was to pay the current price for the Wii U in the state it's currently in though, I'd be mighty pissed off in 12 months when it's obsolete.


Thank you. And to elaborate on your point, no, that's not "just virtual console." Virtual console is Nintendo's branding for its legacy support via emulation. It's not at all the same thing as digital backwards compatibility. The software being emulated on virtual console was never digital before being on virtual console. With digital backwards compatibility, all it is is the playability and purchase ability of, as you correctly stated, software purchased from the prior platform. The Wii U already has this with the Wii via Wiimode. The "platform" is Wiiware. At any time, you can go into wiimode, enter though wiiware marketplace, and buy any of those games. As long as you do a system transfer, you can transfer any of the games you purchased digitally on the Wii at no extra cost to you. That's backwards compatibility. That's with the NX will do.

The only difference will be that on the NX, the eshop will be seamlessly integrated into the NX marketplace and UI, which will likely still be the eshop and that, unlike with wiiware, 99% of all retail games released for the Wii U are purchasable on the eshop.


Yes by Wii Mode litrally emulates a Wii and only because the hardware is practiclaly the same.  To do a Wii U mode on NX you would need way more power as PowerPC arcitecutre is past it's life, or you have PowerPC bits on the console. If they stick with PowerPC then they will fall further behind the competition.

Also Wii Mode let's me play my physical games.  What is the point of a Wii U only mode for digital games? For people like me that is a useless feature as I would need to buy the game again.  If they want to capture a new audience, may as well just do what Sony did on PS4 and release some "remasters" of the popular games and you may even get some repurchases too. 



 

 

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Cobretti2 said:

Yes by Wii Mode litrally emulates a Wii and only because the hardware is practiclaly the same.  To do a Wii U mode on NX you would need way more power as PowerPC arcitecutre is past it's life, or you have PowerPC bits on the console. If they stick with PowerPC then they will fall further behind the competition.

Also Wii Mode let's me play my physical games.  What is the point of a Wii U only mode for digital games? For people like me that is a useless feature as I would need to buy the game again.  If they want to capture a new audience, may as well just do what Sony did on PS4 and release some "remasters" of the popular games and you may even get some repurchases too. 


"Only because the hardware is practically the same"

"Absorb the Wii Us architecture"

Anyway, to be frank, that's too bad for you. It doesn't matter that Wii Mode lets you play physical games. If the Disk drive wasn't on the Wii U, Wii mode would still be a BC feature, which is what we were debating. For people like you, it would be useless. That's too bad. Doubt you have absolutely zero digital games on your system, but who knows.

For everyone else, the library is all there. With BC, they don't need to do what MS and Sony had to do. Instead of wasting money, time, and resources remastering year old games, they'd have every Wii U game, retail, indie, AND VC, available on the eshop marketplace, which would be the NX's main marketplace, day one for purchase with the same exposure as any new game on the system would have. Then they could focus there resources on other content instead.



spemanig said:


"Only because the hardware is practically the same"

"Absorb the Wii Us architecture"

Anyway, to be frank, that's too bad for you. It doesn't matter that Wii Mode lets you play physical games. If the Disk drive wasn't on the Wii U, Wii mode would still be a BC feature, which is what we were debating. For people like you, it would be useless. That's too bad. Doubt you have absolutely zero digital games on your system, but who knows.

For everyone else, the library is all there. With BC, they don't need to do what MS and Sony had to do. Instead of wasting money, time, and resources remastering year old games, they'd have every Wii U game, retail, indie, AND VC, available on the eshop marketplace, which would be the NX's main marketplace, day one for purchase with the same exposure as any new game on the system would have. Then they could focus there resources on other content instead.


How is it a waste of resources? look what wonders it did for the sales of PS4. People were happy to get an upgrade with all the DLC and a few extra maps, even people who owned some of the games repurchased them.



 

 

Cobretti2 said:

How is it a waste of resources? look what wonders it did for the sales of PS4. People were happy to get an upgrade with all the DLC and a few extra maps, even people who owned some of the games repurchased them.


Because if the games were on the market place, it would do the same "wonders" without having to spend time, money, and man power. Time, money, and manpower that would be better used working on new games.



$300 is kinda tacky imo, I'd wait for the inevitable price drop eventually.



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get a used one at 150/200$ with a few games

I own one, and while I love it, the lack of games and the high prices of first party games barely justify to buy it a 200$, and certainly not at 300.

At least, get the pack with splatoon+MK8. That is the pack with the best value



HollyGamer said:

So i have a plan this early years,  to buy Wii U with Xenoblade Cross Chronicles on December,  actually i am interested with a lot of titles like Fatal Frame, Super Mario3D, Pikmin 3, Mario Kart 8, Zelda U (coming). But NX is close to announce and Nintendo always have backward compatibility with their consoles. Should i just cancel buying Wii U and wait for NX and buy Wii U but Wait for  price drop at bargain price, Or I buy Wii U now?

As of now, Viagra, Cialis and Volkswagen can give you a lot more NOx than Ninty, so you could just get Wii U from the latter and NOx from the former ones.



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