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Wii U CPU is a 'bottleneck,' Digital Foundry concludes


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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 10:27:49 PM PST
Ok..whatever

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 10:11:57 PM PST
I love it when people tout their personal opinions as facts.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 9:55:20 PM PST
AndrewA says:
Take your time, you'll understand it eventually.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 9:44:21 PM PST
Exactly, So why make that same comment to someone else.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 9:34:28 PM PST
AndrewA says:
I have no idea. I only own a few wii games and only one of them requires motion gaming.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 9:30:21 PM PST
Sudeley says:
But most wii games are no good for me, motion gaming is never for me and what percent of wii games are motion?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 9:29:23 PM PST
Sudeley says:
That is true, ps1 and ps2 were the kings of the console world back then.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 9:21:59 PM PST
AndrewA says:
They figured out a long time ago that gameplay is more important than graphics. I think the wii stands as testament to that assertion.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 9:20:36 PM PST
AndrewA says:
Yeah I can't sleep at night over it. The playstation juggernaut destroys any and all comparison sales. Well, except current gen head to head comparisions. Besides that they are just ruining my life thinking about it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 8:55:07 PM PST
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Does it kill you to know that PS1 and PS2 both combined and without including the PS3, have outsold or nearly outsold each and every Nintendo home console up to and including the Wii combined?

Or that the PS3 has outsold both the N64 and GC combine?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 7:25:04 PM PST
Sudeley says:
No just confusing lol. Just telling the truth on my post.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 5:58:51 PM PST
I play games for the groupies.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2012 5:31:45 PM PST
AndrewA says:
It must kill you how much the wii outsold the ps3 this generation.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 10:29:44 PM PST
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DVvM says:
Thankfully software, rather than hardware, is why I play video games.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 9:43:10 PM PST
Sudeley says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 1:16:16 PM PST
RJMacReady says:
An idea what dx9 and dx10 are, of course. But when they try to explain why Wii U titles might be lacking when it comes to graphics because of differences between the different versions of dx, I question that they really know what they are talking about.

But that's just me, and I'm a suspicious, cynical bastard.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 12:03:58 PM PST
Lucanus says:
Oh, I would foam at the mouth for some Mario 64, Ocarina, Majora's Mask, Wind Waker, Galaxy, Skyward, Prime and Sunshine HD remakes. I really would.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 11:59:50 AM PST
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Phranctoast says:
"Who knows. All I can say is I bought my U for Nintendo games, if it does get third party support, that will be icing. "

+1

Some HD remakes of some of the more popular titles would be nice.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 11:58:52 AM PST
Phranctoast says:
:" I fully expect the U to outsell the GC and N64. :) "

I expect Japan to be the wild card. If they embrace it like the DS/3DS the sky is the limit. Over 30M seems optimistic without the big casual push.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 11:54:50 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 27, 2012 11:57:27 AM PST
Lucanus says:
The SNES was on par with the Genesis, maybe slightly better. You are correct with the N64 and GC, both of which sold poorly compared to the competition. Hence why Nintendo changed their formula to price driven with weak graphics. So far it has been a winning formula. I fully expect the U to outsell the GC and N64. :)

As for third party support when the ps4/720 launch. I see it dying off very quickly. Though Jason seems to think it won't because Unreal Engine 4 is scalable? I dont' know enough when it comes to that kind of tech level. If the engine is scalable maybe ports won't be that hard? Who knows. All I can say is I bought my U for Nintendo games, if it does get third party support, that will be icing.

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 11:52:00 AM PST
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Phranctoast says:
SNES, N64, and GC exceeded their direct competitors in graphics though..

Sorry to spread the FUD here but these decisions from Nintendo help or hurt the Wii U?
Will third party support stick around when the PS4 Nextbox arrive?

It seemed OK with the Wii, as they catered to a very large audience who bought the system for the motion, but I just don't see that type of hype for the Wii U in this respect.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 11:47:23 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 27, 2012 11:49:34 AM PST
Lucanus says:
And the DS and 3DS which are both behind? The issue is really simply, IMHO, Nintendo couldn't do both high end graphics and tablet controller. At least not for a reasonable price. Somethign had to give, Nintendo gave up graphics. Nintendo will always give up graphics to push new control schemes. Personally I fully expected the U to be a slightly more powerful ps3 with a tablet. Maybe I was just lucky in my expectations. :)

Nintendo and new control schemes:
SNES was all about shoulder buttons and 4 face buttons.
N64 was all about analog and 4 player.
GC controller was suppose to be great with a dedicated "A" button, but ended up being silly.
Wii is all about motion controls.
U is all about tablet controller.
DS was all about dual screen.

Nintendo historical is about new gameplay over graphics.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 11:45:03 AM PST
Lyrick_ says:
The hardware has also been proprietary for generations, which is why they only give an approximation for relative consumer product performance comparisons. The original Xbox gave an approximate spec of a GeForce 3, but also contained much of the programmable shaders only featured in Geforce 4 hardware. The PS3 and 360 have chips relatively comparable to the Nvidia 7800 and ATI 1800 series but neither are comparable in actual silicon.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 11:44:57 AM PST
Phranctoast says:
One can argue that the Wii is the exception to the rule due to it's popular gimmick while the Wii U's gimmick doesn't appears as mainstream aimed this time around.

Posted on Nov 27, 2012 11:38:57 AM PST
HorizonBrave says:
PC + Wii = winner combo
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