If we compare hardware, there is no question the Xbox One offers more power and graphical capability than the Wii U. The one thing favoring Nintendo’s little monster is that it is loaded with exclusives.
The Wii U is the underdog and Xbox One is favorites for second place.
I already have a PS4. Personally, the WiiU looks more interesting to me as a 2nd console, because of the more interesting exclusives, but the price for the WiiU and especially the older games is just much too high. After 2 years orso, games like The Wonderful 101 and Pikmin 3 are still around 50 euro here in Holland. I'm not going to go ina discussion about if they're 'worth' that price, but simply looking at the price of picking up a new console plus 2-3 games, you're looking at a 400 euro investment (WiiU bundle is 300 euro here, plus 2 games for 50 euro a piece). I can also choose to NOT buy a WiiU, and for that 400 euro I can buy 20-40 GREAT PS3/360/PS4 games from the budget-bin, at 10-20 euro a piece. So right now, it's mostly the high software prices for WiiU keeping me from buying the console. (Also, the region-blocking) Now, eventually I'll no doubt pick up an XBO, but I don't see it happening anywhere in the near future. So, unless Nintendo releases a budget-line for their games, or releases a new console, or unless Microsoft comes with a great value bundle I can't resist, I'll stick with the PS4 for now.
I dont think the PS4 will be beaten this gen. In terms of the Wii U, I may go for PS3 since it already has such a strong back catalog and still gets third party titles.
Wii U FTW
Xbox One is better suited for second place..Wii U will be happy in third place and they will survive this one.
This same article was posted on N4G.com a day ago! Why does Techspy (a partner site) need to allow it here as well?
There isn't a duplicate rule when it comes to cross site posting. It's hardware, so it's allowed.
Doesn't make it any more appreciable...
Deja vu, or did you guys already do this bit on another article?
@thorstein - yep, the next PS4/Xbox article on the home page lol
PS4 is far and away #1 Wii U is a distant 2nd XBone is a close 3rd Like it or not thats just the way it is, and the way it'll stay.
Fanboys at its best.
Sorry but the XBO will over take the Wii U by the end of 2014.
lmao at the disagrees. It will happen fangirls
It is highly unlikely the WiiU will stay in second for much longer. It is only about ~750k past the XBone in WW sales, with a full year head start. It also had around 5 million sales at the launch of the XBone which means the XBone has been selling at a much higher rate during the past year. Unless Nintendo does something major like releasing a full console version of the main line Pokemon games, there isn't really any chance of them maintaining a lead. The XBone will probably take the lead by christmas.
logic wont work here
@SlavisH2: It just did. So much for the disagrees.
Hmmmmm.... I guess was right. Didn't even take till the end of the year. http://n4g.com/news/1625746...
Wii u needs to drop in price. Or have massive bundles. I think Nintendo will be fine. But the gen after, they will have to go for POWER.
Xbone is selling a LOT quicker than Wii U, having done about what Wii U has done in sales in half the time.
EVentually X1 will overcome WiiU.
But not the ps4. The realisation is seeping through at last! Slow but its paramount!
Ps4 is hands down the best I was never a fan of the Wii so I'd say xbox should be second.
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