Wii U is underpowered compared to PS4/Xbox 720 is actually a good thing

#41TulkiPosted 5/3/2013 4:33:21 PM
OP is blatantly wrong.

More powerful hardware does not force companies to fully use it. It gives them options. Take a look at the XBOX 360 marketplace. There are tons of games that under-utilize the hardware but are still awesome and sold very well, like Bastion. Same deal with PSN on PS3.

Meanwhile, having far weaker hardware than your competitors destroys third party support. Nintendo said with the Wii U that they were garnering more third party support. Right now, that's basically just last-gen ports of games that have been out for ages, with Black Ops 2 being the rare exception. Current-gen third-party support is rapidly getting dropped because the Wii U's hardware is horribly outdated. Add on the fact that Nintendo is using horribly outdated online services (no centralized accounts in 2013? Really?) and you may as well chase away most third-party digital download content as well.

The ONLY way Nintendo can save the Wii U is by doing the same thing they did with the Wii: bring out exclusives. They're failing to do that. The system will continue to die until they do that.
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