Steam Box is real, is it a threat to the Wii U?

#1Heartless18Posted 9/25/2013 10:09:35 AM

If Valve can bring the full Steam experience to living rooms, I'm worried about how the Wii U will hold up. Steam already has a ton of indie games, plus all the big AAA games, AND massive discounts on a weekly basis. Nintendo is going to have to step up their game with the eShop to compete.
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#2b1gt0nePosted 9/25/2013 10:11:26 AM
as much as the ouya was
#3SpookyryuPosted 9/25/2013 10:11:48 AM
There is not nintendo main franchise at this point I think the only one who should be scare is xbone, lol
#4fon1988Posted 9/25/2013 10:13:07 AM
I think Sony and Nintendo have enough first party support to not be phased out by a Steam Box, but Microsoft needs to step it up in that regard.

Either way, none of the big 3 are going to go down because of this.
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#5SalsaSavantPosted 9/25/2013 10:13:37 AM
It's after the PC gamer niche, who might be semi-interested in it, but I doubt it'll be a threat to mainstream consoles.

The again, it's made by Valve. Everything they make is good.
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#6cavebear56Posted 9/25/2013 10:15:53 AM
To the Wii U?


To Sony and Microsoft?


The overlap between Sony/Microsoft and Steam is why my PS3 collection is very tiny and the PS4 has nothing that appeals to me (no worthwhile exclusives announced).

Nintendo tends to have less overlap and if anything this helps differentiate Nintendo in the gaming market.

Fanboys will spin it. Not logically or reasonably but they will spin it.

The larger question is, will it succeed or will it become another Ouya (an utter failure)?

Will they continue with the mind blowing sales and deals? That could drastically change the market for the better. So that you know Nintendo and especially Microsoft and Sony can finally get up to speed on digital content.
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#7GensokyoPosted 9/25/2013 10:16:34 AM(edited)
Heartless18 posted...
Steam Box is real, is it a threat to the Wii U?

Well, does it have Nintendo games?
#8LemonKweenstaaaPosted 9/25/2013 10:16:03 AM
PC-only gamers already exist. This console is for them, so I don't see it being any sort of threat to Nintendo.
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#9ValkeeriePosted 9/25/2013 10:19:59 AM
It may not have Nintendo franchises to pull in the potential Wii U crowd, but the latter will most likely not witness bigger 3rd party support when their system is the odd one of the 4.
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#10DeathSnipe777Posted 9/25/2013 10:22:25 AM
If the Steambox can play WiiU games, yes. Otherwise, no.
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