Dude, even Nintendo haters will buy the Wii U

Posted by Starr Keshet

Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski is convinced even Nintendo haters will buy the Wii U.

If you ask me, I'm honestly not at all sure why a Sony or MS fanboi would realistically shell out a wad of hard-earned cash to buy a new console that seems like a last-gen system.

Dude, even Nintendo haters will buy the Wii UI'm also uncertain as to what the Wii U's appeal is. Plus we all know the tablet-controller won't exactly be an easy marketing slam dunk for Nintendo.

But here's what Bleszinski has to say about it.

"From what I've seen, [the Wii U] looks pretty cool. It seems like you can stream your game from your television directly to your [tablet] controller, so if you have irritable bowel syndrome, or a small bladder, you can still play it in the toilet," Bleszinski told IndustryGamers.

"That's great. But, you know, from what people are saying online, they're like, 'Oh, it's just a DreamCast, whatever.' But it's like, 'Dude, what's old is new sometimes.'"

Umm, yeah. 

Bathroom gaming with Wii U? Now there's a marketing angle Nintendo should take note of!
But obviously Bleszinski is on, er, quite a roll, so I'll let you get back into it.

"The Power Glove [back on NES] led to the Wii, right? The Virtual Boy led to the 3DS, right? A lot of these older technologies that you forget about are [the technological predecessors]," he continued. 



"The Kinect is a sophisticated webcam, right? So I'm just dying to see it. It's Nintendo. I'll buy it. I know I'll buy it. [Sure, the haters will] talk sh*t but [in the end], they'll buy it."



So there you have it folks, Bleszinski at his very finest. Well, at least we all know where the Wii U is headed if the system doesn't make it into the living room.