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

  • Topic Archived
You're browsing the GameFAQs Message Boards as a guest. Sign Up for free (or Log In if you already have an account) to be able to post messages, change how messages are displayed, and view media in posts.
  1. Boards
  2. Wii U
  3. Steam Box is real, is it a threat to the Wii U?

User Info: Heartless18

4 years ago#1

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.
Breaking Hearts With Every Heartbeat

User Info: b1gt0ne

4 years ago#2
as much as the ouya was

User Info: Spookyryu

4 years ago#3
There is not nintendo main franchise at this point I think the only one who should be scare is xbone, lol

User Info: fon1988

4 years ago#4
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.
NNID: PoisonShroom

User Info: SalsaSavant

4 years ago#5
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.
On 12/02/12 I said I wouldn't change this until something impossible happened. Now, Earthbound just got re-released in the US.

User Info: cavebear56

4 years ago#6
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.
If history is to change, let it change. If the world is to be destroyed, so be it. If my fate is to die, I must simply laugh.

User Info: Gensokyo

4 years ago#7
Heartless18 posted...
Steam Box is real, is it a threat to the Wii U?

Well, does it have Nintendo games?

User Info: LemonKweenstaaa

4 years ago#8
PC-only gamers already exist. This console is for them, so I don't see it being any sort of threat to Nintendo.
Kill the Prez

User Info: Valkeerie

4 years ago#9
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.
If there was no entry in the Past of whatever I will become,
Then I travelled to the Future the moment that I was gone!

User Info: DeathSnipe777

4 years ago#10
If the Steambox can play WiiU games, yes. Otherwise, no.
3DS FC: 3609-1047-7032
Steam / PSN / NNID: Marlouchu
  1. Boards
  2. Wii U
  3. Steam Box is real, is it a threat to the Wii U?

Report Message

Terms of Use Violations:

Etiquette Issues:

Notes (optional; required for "Other"):
Add user to Ignore List after reporting

Topic Sticky

You are not allowed to request a sticky.

  • Topic Archived