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British tabloid slams Wii U: ‘it will be out-dated within a year’

Monday, 17 September 2012 14:29 GMT By Dave Cook

British tabloid The Sun has expressed concern over the quality of Nintendo’s Wii U console in a new article that lists five reasons why you shouldn’t buy one.

MCV made the discovery, highlighting The Sun article’s negative approach to Wii U.

The piece, “Will you be picking up a Wii U? Here’s five reasons not to” flags up several issues with Wii U, including the impending release of PS4 and Xbox 720 causing Nintendo’s console to become outmoded, the PS Vita being a better version of the Wii U gamepad and the belief that the Wii U is ‘dramatically over-priced’.

What do you think of The Sun’s appraisal of Wii U? Fair, or jumping the gun? Let us know below.

Thanks again MCV.

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34 Comments

  1. Hunam

    I can list more than 5 reason why to not buy the Sun.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Eskander

    It’s sensational, and a tabloid. Just because something is the latest thing since sliced bread doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t buy it.

    I don’t agree with the prices (i think they should be 50 bucks less) but that shouldn’t stop people from buying it.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Dave Cook

    I just think it gives a stark message to a big audience. The Sun has a big readership and to slam something so strongly within its pages will likely influence a lot of opinions. Seems unfair to me.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Ercarret

    @1: Ba-dum-tisch! :D

    Yeah, it’s definitely too early. Reviewing any product several months before its out always is. Saying that the new Sony/Microsoft unannounced consoles will fuck things up for Nintendo, when we know absolutely nothing solid about them, may be a good guess but hardly anything more than that. It seemed like a really weird article.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Fin

    The outdated bit is certainly true, the rest are grasping at straws.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Beta

    Ah the bastion of British Journalism.

    Well they don’t seem to have an agenda at all do they? As the MCV story says they also heavily criticised the 3DS. This is a moot point though because anyone who gets their gaming news from the Sun is.. well it goes without saying.

    Also the Wii was basically outdated on the day of it’s release, yet look how well that did :P

    #6 3 years ago
  7. YoungZer0

    The opinion piece after the article mentioned that a new Zelda is one its way. That’s news to me.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Kabby

    In whose interest is it for ‘The Sun’ to bash the WiiU?

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Lord Gremlin

    This is very true that it will be outdated, yes, but the question is – what of games? So far I see that Ninja Gaiden 3 with dismemberment and Bayonetta 2 are only on Wii U. Reason enough to get it. Sure, a year later it may not be your choice for multiplatform, but gamers always have several platforms.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. DGOJG

    @3 Dave you are spot on there. The mass readership of the ‘Sun’ make up the largest group of people who purchaced Wii first and foremost when it was first released. Throwing harsh critsisim, regardless of it mostly being exaggerations and outright lies (as if the readers will notice), will no doubt persuade the averege reader of the tabloid into believing it and it will seriously affect initial sales and hype from the general audiences.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Dragon246

    Outdated thing is certainly true. It may severely impact the casual market ninty wants to capture again.
    @Dave,
    Whats wrong with the article? He didnt like it, he said it. And many points are valid too.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Froseidon

    The sun you say? One of the worst news papers in the UK. The ones that once had a headliner “Super Electric Ants Invade UK”. Okay. They really do not know what to write about, haha. There are so many more stories that would benefit them as a business but no, they go and waste money and bash the Wii U. Ahh well, they always were stupid.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Dave Cook

    @12 Yeah they’re dreadful, but their millions of readers must be buying it for a reason, and that’s why biased stories like that can be dangerous.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. DrDamn

    @11
    “Outdated thing is certainly true. It may severely impact the casual market ninty wants to capture again.”

    That’s exactly the market it won’t impact.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. MadFlavour

    The sun is a newspaper by morons for morons.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. gomersoul

    The sun just said what we’re all really thinking. the wii u doesn’t look very good at all. The wii was a flash in the pan for a company punching well above it’s weight. They can’t hope to contend with sony or microsoft, no matter how many wii’s they sold… If nintendo’s exclusive games went multiplat they would be well out of the console market. please feel free to slag me off for this comment as i know most people here seem to be in love with this gimmick of a console. But somebody needed to say what the majority will think.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. CyberMarco

    @15 maybe the majority of the consumers are morons!

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Beta

    @15 Praying for the day that they go the way of The News of the World.

    One more thing, this: http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/poll-suggests-sun-least-trusted-newspaper

    And this: http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/staggers/2012/09/sun-apologises-hillsborough-it-wont-be-forgiven

    Not really going to believe anything this trash writes after that.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. stretch215

    I’m not really familiar with the Sun, (and I agree with the tech being “outdated” for a new system)but this seems kind of harsh. The wiiU will sell like hotcakes anyway (especially if they can continue to secure 3rd party support/exclusives). Don’t forget http://www.vg247.com/2012/09/15/wii-u-deluxe-pre-order-allotment-already-met-across-gamestop-stores-report/

    #19 3 years ago
  20. zinc

    A couple of years ago Murdoch bought a small games company that specialize’s in social games for Facebook and the like.

    Now their bashing the 3DS & the WiiU…

    #20 3 years ago
  21. OlderGamer

    “In whose interest is it for ‘The Sun’ to bash the WiiU?”

    I would say their own. I think the very idea that the sun is slandering the system gives the system criedence. They are doing the samething to 3DS. They take highly visible and likly sucessful product, and then run it into the ground. It gets people talking. Would we be talking about the Sun today otherwise?

    Nintendo is a household name. Even if people don’t play games, they likly know about the company. So to those people, they are selling the idea that the biggest name in gaming is about to crash and burn. They create their own story. the story isn’t about WiiU. that is just the backdrop.

    “Major worldwide industry leader: failure immenent!!”

    It is what tabloids do.

    So answer your question Kabby, they aim to service themself. And I would say it worked. Fox news does the same type of crap here in the states. Unfortuantly some people just can’t see past the sensationalist headlines.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. dreamcastnews

    16, what are you on about? Nintendo haven’t been in competition with Sony or Microsoft since the Gamecube… Remember that? The third place console that almost dragged them under…?

    The Wii wasn’t in competition with anything, it went about it’s own cycle looking for a different audience with a different gaming experience, much how the Wii U continues this trend; It isn’t a competitor of 720/Durango/PS4/Orbis, whatever they’re called.

    ‘The sun just said what we’re all really thinking. the wii u doesn’t look very good at all’ – I think you’re missing ‘in my opinion’ there.

    ‘The wii was a flash in the pan’ – not for sales it wasn’t.

    ‘please feel free to slag me off for this comment as i know most people here seem to be in love with this gimmick of a console. But somebody needed to say what the majority will think.’

    – most people in love with the console or speaking for the majority? That makes no sense… Either they love it or they don’t! And I’m sure the articulated ‘Wii U lovers’ here won’t slag you off for not liking the machine – that’s your opinion and choice (see what I did there)

    #22 3 years ago
  23. NeoSquall

    “The piece, “Will you be picking up a Wii U? Here’s five reasons not to” flags up several issues with Wii U, including the impending release of PS4 and Xbox 720 causing Nintendo’s console to become outmoded, the PS Vita being a better version of the Wii U gamepad and the belief that the Wii U is ‘dramatically over-priced’.”

    - Impending outdated tech: true.
    - PS Vita being better than Wii U gamepad: true.
    - Wii U overpriced: true.

    What is wrong then?

    @22 “The Wii wasn’t in competition with anything, it went about it’s own cycle looking for a different audience with a different gaming experience”

    Bollocks. Every console in the market competes with others, either intentionally or unintentionally.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. TheBlackHole

    “to slam something so strongly within its pages will likely influence a lot of opinions. Seems unfair to me.”

    @3 Welcome to journalism.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. dreamcastnews

    22, you seriously think the Wii was in competition with the 360 and PS3? I think you need Specsavers, son.

    Put this way – if the Wii was released with a standard gamepad like PS3 and 360 would it succeed? No.

    It was a success because of the Wii Remote that was new and anyone could use it, the console went after families as it’s primary base – NOT the Call of Duty / Gear of War / Gran Turismo ‘serious gamers’ so how on earth do you figure it was in direct competition, the only competition was the dollar bill, not the audience.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. TheBlackHole

    @25

    Well, WiiU is in trouble then, because the PSVita and MSFT’s new tablet software will allow them to do the same as the WiiU controller with far more power.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. dreamcastnews

    Wasn’t that the same with PS3 with Move and Xbox with Kinect blah blah?

    I seem to remember the same argument when those launched too… And you’ll get my same answer, they aren’t primary out of the box inputs; Move was an add on and Kinect also is an add on. All on Nintendo’s games support the tablet in some form because by the very essence of the thing, they have to!

    On a side note, I’ve never encountered a forum with so much negativity against Nintendo, lighten up, guys; Just own them all that’s what I do, so PS3 has a game I want to play? No problem – I have one, oh, 360 has a certain game I fancy – no worries I have that too. All the machines are decent – I figure we can all agree on that.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. NeoSquall

    @25 The only way the Wii couldn’t be considered a competitor to PS3 and 360 is if you consider the former a TOY.

    The Wii is not a toy, it’s a videogame console and as such it falls in the same historical generation of PS3 and 360, regardless of what kind of games you think it delivered (it’s not true that there are no serious games or gamers on the Wii, you just have to look away from most of the Nintendo developed/published IPs like MARIO MARIO MARIO or ZELDA ZELDA ZELDA, I’m talking about games like Epic Mickey, The last Story and Xenoblade Chronicles).

    For the same reasons the Wii U falls in line with the next consoles from Sony and Nintendo and there’s no doubt these two will be more powerful than their predecessors and the Wii U.
    Only a blindly fanatic Nintendo fanboy wouldn’t acknowledge this.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. dreamcastnews

    -28, If you look over my post again, I didn’t even mention the Wii not having serious games, I said it isn’t marketed for players of those games.

    The Wii is a game console yes, but also one with an audience FAR greater than that of 360 and PS3 hence why even stores like John Lewis dedicated shelf space and POS to Nintendo – a move they hadn’t done for Microsoft or Sony.

    The Wii was a successor to the Gamecube as we all are aware but not powerful enough to compete with PS3 or 360 so yes, it’s a 7th gen machine, no; it’s not a direct competitor of the above. If that’s the case then I’ll buy a PS2 and claim it’s still competing with the PS3 – it isn’t.

    The console war isn’t a straight forward as you make out, in a minute the Ouya launches too what is that competing with 7th gen? 8th?

    Don’t forget, Nintendo did indeed market Wii as both a games console and a toy, much how the NES with ROB was a ‘toy’ in fact, all games consoles are toys – a means of escapism fuelling our imaginations just like toys.

    The last sentence indeed I assume could no way be directed at me… I own it all man, I mean ALL of it..

    #29 3 years ago
  30. _LarZen_

    Lets just face it, the world is a place with so many morons. People that write for The Sun, the readers that believes everything they read.

    Even in this tiny comment section you can see “them”, they lack the intellectual capacity that normal people have.

    No point in using any calories on people like that. Years of education did not help so trying to explain is basically pointless.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. zinc

    ^ I’m seeing one of “them” right now :-/

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Wesker_Evil

    Sony just bought The Sun or what?

    #32 3 years ago
  33. Christopher Jack

    Won’t matter that it’s outdated. The Gamecube was a superior machine to the PS2 & was aimed at core gamers but still managed to fail. The Wii U will have a few core games for a couple years- just like the original Wii but then devs will start to push the PS4 & neXtbox & either ditch the Wii U or make half arse ports missing a lot of content. I’d think that everyone would agree that the only reason buy the original Wii is if any of its exclusives tickled your fancy. It’ll be the exact same thing all over again.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. magnumfinger

    The british tabloid should just concentrate where they’re good at — reporting about kate’s nipples.

    #34 3 years ago

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  • Halo 5: Guardians release date and new trailers released

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  • Fly around your creations in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

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  • The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul arrive on PlayStation Vue

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  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

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  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

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  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

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  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

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  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

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  • Here’s what’s expected in Battlefield 4′s Weapon Crate DLC – video

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  • Pillars of Eternity issues to be addressed in patch 1.03, expected next week

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  • Mortal Kombat X videos show Erron Black gameplay, Ermac fatalities, more

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  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

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  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

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  • What to expect from the Call of Duty Championship this weekend

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  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

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  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

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  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

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  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

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  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

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  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

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  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

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  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

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  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

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  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

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  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

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  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

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  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

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  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

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  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

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  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

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  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

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  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

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  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

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  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

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  • Bloodborne: if you can’t load your save after installing firmware 2.50, this will help

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