I read something recently that said probably yes because Bill Gates was pushing for it and they realised Sega weren't really up to the job - as history shows, but 20/20 hind site is a fabulous thing
I owned a dreamcast, was probably the best console that I owned, in terms of enjoyment out of it and being able to play straight out of Arcade games, I had about 18 months of it before, Sega pulled out of the console market and I offloaded mine about evens for what I spent on it, I cannot help that Sega failed because they essentially tried to clone the Megadrive and update it a tiny bit with the Saturn, it was a lazy console for them, Dreamcast was much better.
Though it was probably same at the time as the Wii U seems to be, in that it had older specced hardware (the 33.6kbps modem being one of the glaringly obvious things in the cast as 56k had been the norm for years then) compared to other consoles that came out after it
My opinion of the Wii is that its too cartooney in games and aimed at younger gamers, from what I have seen of my Wife's one and sisters, more adult games dont seem to do well on the platform.
If a friend (of which I consider myself to have very few) said "I've just bought a WiiU, want to check it out?" I would, but someone has to take that first (potentially costly) step and it ain't going to be me.
I can't say that's how it is for everybody but I'd imagine it plays a significant factor. The Wii was revolutionary (Still should have stuck with 'Nintendo Revolution' rather than 'Wii', ah well.) and changed the face of casual gaming arguably for a long, long time. It was radical and new, and as an ex-wii owner, thoroughly enjoyable with friends. That was the Wii's main point for me. It was a social console. It had split-screen! Took me back to the days of 'dat nostalgia' where people could enter as friends and leave as enemies due to a few good rounds of Brawl. It's why I have an N64 in my house with the Mario Party games.
But the WiiU just doesn't 'work' in my mind. The tablet - I'd imagine - makes things awkward and complicated. It could be used effectively, and I believe eventually it will, but for now it seems it would just 'get in the way', so I have no incentive to purchase one. That, and my aforementioned lack of friends.
I have to confess, the only reason I don't have a Wii-U is the lack of an official VGA output cable. If it wasn't for my telly going kaput and routing sound and video through my soundcard and monitor I would have bought one by now. I am glad I didn't though as it is losing ground fast and that would have been a massive £300 paperweight!
I prefer the 3DS over the Vita though. The Vita is a superior unit but the 3DS has better game support. Even though it's "cartoony" I am still working my way through Pokemon White and have Black 2 on my shelf for when I complete it. They also have Nintendo Zone giving free Wi-Fi in popular locations like train stations and Streetpass is a very well handled concept, especially compared to the awful Near that Sony use.
Also, AFAIK, the Wii-U can support up to two tablets but because they aren't sold seperately, developers aren't designing games to support more then one tablet.
It's just all the "It's a kiddy console... the games are carp..." thing is getting really old now. And it's usually said by people who have NEVER given it a chance, and likely won't due to their own arguments.
I went White + White 2. Legends are hard to get through trades, people want shinies, events and/or perfect IVs for them.
.. but that's because I know from previous experience the DS 'works', unlike the WiiU :P
I like them. But, I've also been playing Pokemon almost constantly since the mid 90's.
I think the current count is about 648. And a new gen was announced recently. [Pokemon X/Y for 3DS]
Also, you're not a hipster. You're a genwunner.
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I have a save on Platinum but lost track of what I was doing. It was overcomplicated that one with berries, etc. Not sure how to transfer my party either.
I haven't peeked at BW2 yet but the start seemed eerily similar to BW. Seemed like the same early dex, starters and starting out just beginning from a different town. Not sure though, didn't get far before deciding to finish BW first.
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