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Buy Wii U now 203 42.65%
 
Wait for NX 125 26.26%
 
Buy Wii U at bargain price 86 18.07%
 
Buy Hooker 62 13.03%
 
Total:476

For the nx. It'll definitely have BC.



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AlfredoTurkey said:
Samus Aran said:
AlfredoTurkey said:
thatguymarco said:


You're asking them way too much.


lol.. please don't cruch my hopes like that.

Genesis didn't win in the US and the SNES was overall more powerful, it was only weaker in one single aspect.


Genesis did win the us, and we've been through this before. It's offically sourced and you can find, read, and see that source via the wikipedia article by clicking on the source. Multiple, official, sales data from that era show this clearly. I have posted a direct link on this website many times, and I'm done. You can find it and read it yourself. If you still want to argue against factual sales, I am not going to engage because I have better things to do. lol

The SNES had a much weaker processor which caused sports titles and action games to lag, and slow down (both of which were the most popular in the US). This is part of the reason sports titles sold so much better on Genesis and why Genesis was the go to for those games back then.

I've seen those sources on wiki and they prove jack shit. Have you? The sources don't say what you think they say.



Wait for nx then buy a wiiu because the price will drop.



spemanig said:
For the nx. It'll definitely have BC.


..but I thought it was going to be digital only.



Samus Aran said:
AlfredoTurkey said:
Samus Aran said:
AlfredoTurkey said:
thatguymarco said:


You're asking them way too much.


lol.. please don't cruch my hopes like that.

Genesis didn't win in the US and the SNES was overall more powerful, it was only weaker in one single aspect.


Genesis did win the us, and we've been through this before. It's offically sourced and you can find, read, and see that source via the wikipedia article by clicking on the source. Multiple, official, sales data from that era show this clearly. I have posted a direct link on this website many times, and I'm done. You can find it and read it yourself. If you still want to argue against factual sales, I am not going to engage because I have better things to do. lol

The SNES had a much weaker processor which caused sports titles and action games to lag, and slow down (both of which were the most popular in the US). This is part of the reason sports titles sold so much better on Genesis and why Genesis was the go to for those games back then.

I've seen those sources on wiki and they prove jack shit. Have you? The sources don't say what you think they say.

I have, and they do. I don't know what you're talking about lol.



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In my opinion, if there are enough games you want, buy it. Worrying about a new system and it's hypothetical games and hypothetical abilities is, IMO, silly. And unless you are struck with poverty this next year or two, it's not like you couldn't buy the NX then. It's not as if the launch of the NX will make the Wii U's library evaporate. For me, there were plenty of games out and coming to justify the purchase. The whole idea of waiting for NX for me has two problems: 1) even if it is BC, the backlog will be rather large and 2) we still don't have details one what the NX is. If it's "a whole new experience," backwards compatibility of any kind could be out of the question. But I will say wait until December to and see if they cut their price. Or until Amazon has a sale.



fleischr said:
chapset said:
Get a PS4 that console will be supported for at least 8 more years, you can't say that about the wii U or the NX


NX will be a better console than the PS4, but that can already be said just for the WiiU anyway

If you say so, but the PS4 is a sure thing while the NX or wii U is a maybe, you know you gonna get your share of games with the PS4 from every developers



Bet reminder: I bet with Tboned51 that Splatoon won't reach the 1 million shipped mark by the end of 2015. I win if he loses and I lose if I lost.

HollyGamer said:
rolltide101x said:

I am almost 100% sure the next Nintendo console will not be BC with the Wii U.

 

Do you have a proove for that


well, one cant be 100% sure. however its based on what we see today in the market and what nintendo logically can do.

 

WiiU uses PowerPC architecture, which is something rarely seen in the market nodays. PS4 and XB1 use X86 architecture. which is seem in pretty much all PC's. AMD, Nvidia and Intel proccessors and GPU's. Nintendo could make a more powerfull machine, with a cheaper price and easier to develop for using X86 architecture, not PowerPC. so its most likely they will go with an X86 architecture for the NX. 

 

what that means is that it will be VERY hard for NX to have backwards compatibility. because they dont use similar chips and architecture. however, never say never, the 360 is PowerPC based and XB1 is X86. but the backwards compatibility is through emulation, not real BC. and its much harder and time consuming to do. 



Octane said:
Why even buy the NX? I think you should wait another 5 years until Nintendo announces their next system after that.

In all seriousness; If you want to play Wii U games, get a Wii U. Simple as that. Sure you could play the waiting game, but who knows when they announce the NX and who knows if it'll be backwards compatible. Everyone's so worked up about that thing.


^ Exactly. You listed a great amount of games there with already an asounding library that the Wii U has to offer. And are you telling me that you're not hyped for Xenoblade Chronicles X?



Get a Wii U now. NX won't come before 2017.