E3: Nintendo's New Console Is: The Wii U

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Does anyone know the point of this controller when you're actually using the console?

I just can't see who Nintendo is thinking will buy this console. I think this will be an interesting situation where it's far too much for one part of the audience and just not enough for the other. The casual "Wii Audience" won't take to this thing. Not a chance. Of course the flip side is that if the casuals won't want it then surely the hardcore crowd will latch on. Sadly I think it will be too little too late to attract any meaningful amount of the hardcore crowd.

The casuals are the people that bought the Wii because it was cheap and simple. This looks to be neither of those things. These people have their Wii, and their balance board, and all two of their games and that is just fine for the once or twice a month they dust it off and play it. These people won't be very likely to lay down another 350 dollars for the bastard love child of an iPad and a Wii.

This brings us to the hardcore crowd. These people also already have their 360s and PS3s. I just don't see them laying down the price of a WiiU to play all the same games that they are already playing on their 360s or PS3s. I honestly doubt it's going to be that much better than either of those systems. Likely if there are places it out does the current gen systems it will be negligible and not worth upgrading over.

Furthermore, we don't know exactly what kind of third party support this thing will have. Will it be the kind that the 360 and PS3 enjoy or will it be like the Wii and be twisted and bastardized to make use of all the gimmicks that are ramapant on the WiiU. You have to remember both Madden and Call of Duty are available for the Wii and they are fucking awful because they system doesn't lend it's self well to those types of games. So even though all the big AAA titles may end up on the WiiU you have to wonder in what kind of state will they end up there.

As I said at the start of all this I just don't see who they are trying to sell this to. I'm sure the die hard Nintendo fanboys will be crawling over each other to get to this thing but I honestly doubt it will find the casual success the Wii enjoyed nor do I think that it will appeal to the bulk of the hardcore crowd. I guess only time will tell but I don't see good things in store for the WiiU.

believer258:

mikozero:

believer258:

The very last thing we need is a few jerk offs starting another fucking console war, because that really makes the industry look good, doesn't it? A bunch of adults fighting over which one is best?

it's hardly a console war when one machine is 5-7 years younger than the other two and simply far and away a better machine.

there was no "console war" between the PS1 and the Xbox.

that said these machines will exist concurrently for while but no informed "gamer" should be ignorant as to which of the 3 simply is the superior technology for that would be dumb.

Alright. So you're saying that this new Wii will be part of the next generation of game consoles and thus cannot be compared to this generations? Fine. When Sony and M$'s consoles come out after the WiiU, chances are they'll be several orders of magnitude more powerful than Nintendo's new console, and Nintendo will be in the same boat as before.

If you judge which console is better by its power, then you should just get a PC. Because PC's have been more powerful than consoles for a long time, and will continue to be. Otherwise? Shut the fuck up and enjoy all the great fucking videogames that are coming out instead of talking about "superior technology" like it makes you better.

console generations are quite clearly defined as are the periods they have previously lasted and i don't personally believe this is an 8th generation console (it seems more like a 7.5 to me) but that only because MS and sony sought to artificially extent the generation to a decade. imo there will be another full 8th generation Nintendo console when the time comes.

as for "superior technology" and how you somehow interpret me stating this fact as me attaching some form of superiority to myself *shrug* it's just fact. the Wii U is almost a direct component for component upgrade to the xbox 360 but with a sizeable technology improvement. it simply is "superior technology" (contrary to many people's impressions)

i have no intent of buying this console nor do i own or intend to own a 360 or a PS3 and i will not "shut the fuck up" simply because you wish to take umbrage with either the discussion of the merits of the console this thread is about or with me personally.

there is a vast amount of ill informed information about this console circulating and i took issue with it. i collated a sizeable amount of information on it and posted in many of the threads on the subject in an effort to inform. if you wish to counter or add to that with factual information of your own fine. if you wish to swear at someone simply because you don't like what they are saying go read the forum Code of Conduct.

PS. fyi the Wii U is actually more powerful than my PC

believer258:

Alright. So you're saying that this new Wii will be part of the next generation of game consoles and thus cannot be compared to this generations? Fine. When Sony and M$'s consoles come out after the WiiU, chances are they'll be several orders of magnitude more powerful than Nintendo's new console, and Nintendo will be in the same boat as before.

If you judge which console is better by its power, then you should just get a PC. Because PC's have been more powerful than consoles for a long time, and will continue to be. Otherwise? Shut the fuck up and enjoy all the great fucking videogames that are coming out instead of talking about "superior technology" like it makes you better.

Unless you're talking about the consoles coming out in 3-4 years the actual powergap is going to much much smaller and we'll end up with the PS2/GC/Xbox gen in terms of game design as getting over the powerdraw+heat problem of the top of the line GPUs is not something you can just snap your fingers and it's gone.

I don't know I get a (WA-WA) feeling. Feels like a fail.

mikozero:

that said these machines will exist concurrently for while but no informed "gamer" should be ignorant as to which of the 3 simply is the superior technology for that would be dumb.

realism is the issue and fanboyism be damned.

The PS3s 'superior technology' such as the inclusion of a Blu-ray play helped it come in last in terms of raw sales so far between the 360, Wii and PS3.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_%28seventh_generation%29#Sales_standings

Because the machine is new, of course it should be more powerful. I'll get excited when they show us more than cheap tech demos, FMV scenes from a future Zelda title and steal footage from 3rd party games running on other platforms.

rossatdi:

mikozero:

that said these machines will exist concurrently for while but no informed "gamer" should be ignorant as to which of the 3 simply is the superior technology for that would be dumb.

realism is the issue and fanboyism be damned.

The PS3s 'superior technology' such as the inclusion of a Blu-ray play helped it come in last in terms of raw sales so far between the 360, Wii and PS3.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_%28seventh_generation%29#Sales_standings

Because the machine is new, of course it should be more powerful. I'll get excited when they show us more than cheap tech demos, FMV scenes from a future Zelda title and steal footage from 3rd party games running on other platforms.

The zelda is rendered in realtime. You can change camera angles/lighting on the fly which you wouldnt be able to do in CG sequence.

funguy2121:

Eternal_Lament:

I forgot:

That would be sick. Now if those controllers are only 40$ I'm totally sold on this. Sony and Microsoft really have to do something to change my mind on the WiiU (and copying it isn't going to cut it).

I can assure you that if Nintendo sells these controllers at $40 each then either a) they will lose money 'snap' just like that, or b) they'll be making a profit on controller sales, meaning that the controllers are actually pretty sketchy and probably no-where near as functional as they show it to be.

These controllers are basically tablets: this isn't an insult or saying its worthless (well, technically worthless to me since I'm not planning on getting this), its a simple fact based on the tech on display. If Nintendo doesn't sell these controllers at $200-300, they'd be losing money with each controller sale, because that's how much a tablet like this would cost to make. As I said before, chances are the console will cost between $400-600 (combine price of current day gaming tech [$200-300] with one controller [$200-300]), and assuming you wish to buy 3 more controllers (based on what Nintendo has shown, this console is definitely aimed at people who live with or frequently meet with other people, which would warrent more controllers) this can easily be a $1000-1500 investment. Not to say that you will need to save up a grand for WiiU's release, but chances are you may need to if you want to get the full effect of what Nintendo is advertising.

Why won't any of the complainers on this thread spend 120 seconds to look things up before they start bitching?

Gaming journos have tested and reviewed the controller. They've interacted with the console and spoken to the developers. The system will support up to 4 wii remotes in addition to the tablet and most of the multiplayer games shouldn't require more than 1 tablet. The system will cost about as much as the PS3 and 360 cost now.

All of these longwinded statements are of no value if you don't understand what you're talking about. You took the time to compose a large paragraph; why not take a few more seconds to look into what you're discussing?

Ok, thanks for letting me know all that. I still think though the tablets themselves are going to cost alot (unless they released a price for those yet, which I've yet to see be posted). Also, small question: Perhaps this was answered in the same article where the price was being compared, but when they said the system was about as much as as 360 or PS3, did they say "The system will come with a tablet controller and will be priced about as much as a 360 and PS3" or "The cost of making this system is about the same as making a 360 or PS3"? One deals with final price, the other though deals with simple cost to make, which doesn't always translate to the expense to the consumer. Sorry about asking this, my connection up here is going on and off up here, so its hard for me to find anything right now. I'd be surprised if this went through

TheGuy(wantstobe):

rossatdi:

mikozero:

that said these machines will exist concurrently for while but no informed "gamer" should be ignorant as to which of the 3 simply is the superior technology for that would be dumb.

realism is the issue and fanboyism be damned.

The PS3s 'superior technology' such as the inclusion of a Blu-ray play helped it come in last in terms of raw sales so far between the 360, Wii and PS3.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_%28seventh_generation%29#Sales_standings

Because the machine is new, of course it should be more powerful. I'll get excited when they show us more than cheap tech demos, FMV scenes from a future Zelda title and steal footage from 3rd party games running on other platforms.

The zelda is rendered in realtime. You can change camera angles/lighting on the fly which you wouldnt be able to do in CG sequence.

My jaw literally dropped, that changes everything then, its like a contemporary video game but on the Wii!

While I do see some challenges ahead of Nintendo in selling it to people just because of the awkward timing of its release, it seems like it could work. If the developers can truly find unique ways to use the touch pad, then I'd really see little reason to get any other console except for those rare occasions like Sly or some shooter that everyone likes.

I was so sad and confused whilst watching this press release. I thought WiiU was literally just a new controller, peripheral device, for the Wii console. Turns out it IS in fact a new, more powerful, fully HD console with a snazzy controller, something which isnt really being reported so much.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii_U

Having learnt that, I am much more excited.

It should be called the PiiU because it looks like a stinker.

Prolonged use of WiiU controller can cuase side effects including hand cramps, arthritis, muscle fatigue, droopy head syndrome, ADD, BNS, double vision, wandering eyes, inability to focus, loss of depth perception, sweating, headaches, nasuea, genital warts, bleeding gums, ear leakage and discharge, gas with oily discharge, and/or a general desire to go back to playing the Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, the PC or any other gaming platform that does not have such a gimmicky, unfun looking monstrosity of a controller.

Eternal_Lament:

funguy2121:

Eternal_Lament:

I can assure you that if Nintendo sells these controllers at $40 each then either a) they will lose money 'snap' just like that, or b) they'll be making a profit on controller sales, meaning that the controllers are actually pretty sketchy and probably no-where near as functional as they show it to be.

These controllers are basically tablets: this isn't an insult or saying its worthless (well, technically worthless to me since I'm not planning on getting this), its a simple fact based on the tech on display. If Nintendo doesn't sell these controllers at $200-300, they'd be losing money with each controller sale, because that's how much a tablet like this would cost to make. As I said before, chances are the console will cost between $400-600 (combine price of current day gaming tech [$200-300] with one controller [$200-300]), and assuming you wish to buy 3 more controllers (based on what Nintendo has shown, this console is definitely aimed at people who live with or frequently meet with other people, which would warrent more controllers) this can easily be a $1000-1500 investment. Not to say that you will need to save up a grand for WiiU's release, but chances are you may need to if you want to get the full effect of what Nintendo is advertising.

Why won't any of the complainers on this thread spend 120 seconds to look things up before they start bitching?

Gaming journos have tested and reviewed the controller. They've interacted with the console and spoken to the developers. The system will support up to 4 wii remotes in addition to the tablet and most of the multiplayer games shouldn't require more than 1 tablet. The system will cost about as much as the PS3 and 360 cost now.

All of these longwinded statements are of no value if you don't understand what you're talking about. You took the time to compose a large paragraph; why not take a few more seconds to look into what you're discussing?

Ok, thanks for letting me know all that. I still think though the tablets themselves are going to cost alot (unless they released a price for those yet, which I've yet to see be posted). Also, small question: Perhaps this was answered in the same article where the price was being compared, but when they said the system was about as much as as 360 or PS3, did they say "The system will come with a tablet controller and will be priced about as much as a 360 and PS3" or "The cost of making this system is about the same as making a 360 or PS3"? One deals with final price, the other though deals with simple cost to make, which doesn't always translate to the expense to the consumer. Sorry about asking this, my connection up here is going on and off up here, so its hard for me to find anything right now. I'd be surprised if this went through

Nintendo lies as much as any other company in gaming, usually when they're not ready to reveal a game or a peripheral just yet, but they have never, ever produced an overpriced console, and every single system that they've created has been released with all of the necessary accessories for out-of-box play, including whatever controller they advertise most for the system. Wii came with the Wii Remote and a nunchuck, Gamecube came with its innovative controller, and the Wii U will ship with this. And it won't cost more than $50 more than the cheaper PS3s and 360s right now.

In fact, here's my prediction. It'll come with an A/V cable, an AC adaptor, perhaps the hi-def multi outputs as well, a minigame collection along the same lines as wii sports or else internal software like the 3DS shipped with, the tablet controller and its battery and charger, and possibly the AC adaptor for the tablet. This will be the basic setup, based on Nintendo's history. There will of course be bundles aplenty.

thats almost the perfect same controller for a nyan cat to wear

The one thing this controller looks good for is a pokemon snap game....

funguy2121:

MajWound:
It LOOKS interesting, but Jesus Christ it looks expensive.

I love your dot matrix Dude! Where'd you get 'im?

I built it in Minecraft.

KeyMaster45:

Akalabeth:

KeyMaster45:
What shred of hope I had left for this console not being an unholy amalgamation of everything I have grown to hate about the Nintendo brand is now gone. Like the Wii I will not buy this....ever, I don't care what game comes out for it.

My god Nintendo, wtf happened to you? Just make a normal freaking console for once.

Nintendo's one of the few console companies actually trying to innovate and all people can do is complain?? hahahah

There's trying to innovate then there's making shit needlessly complicated and ridiculous while trying to pass it off as innovation. Nintendo is guilty of the latter. This new console just sounds like more of the same bullshit we saw with the Wii only now it's got an iPad needlessly built into the controller.

I don't know if you noticed, but the IPad and gaming on the IPad are becoming increasingly popular. Is it any surprise that Nintendo is moving on that trend instead of building an xbox clone?

Nintendo's biggest competition is Apple. NOT Sony & Microsoft.

Akalabeth:
I don't know if you noticed, but the IPad and gaming on the IPad are becoming increasingly popular. Is it any surprise that Nintendo is moving on that trend instead of building an xbox clone?

Nintendo's biggest competition is Apple. NOT Sony & Microsoft.

And their solution to this was too build an iPad right into the controller? Which by its description is still a controller and is portable only within the confines of ones house. (or however far the streaming range is) If they wanted to make an iPad like handheld with the power of a console they should have gone ahead and made that instead of the 3DS.

Frankly I think the controller looks like it could be a perfectly acceptable handheld console were it to be a standalone item, but it's not; its got a home console system tethered to it for god only knows what reason. In the home console market Nintendo's competition is still Microsoft and Sony, because last I checked Apple had not yet released a home console. If competing with Apple on serious level was their goal they would have released a stand alone, hand held console that was just as good if not better than the iPad. I know they could do it too, and do it damned cheaply if they wanted to give Apple a run for it's money.

Instead, however, they've decided to go ahead and do their damndest too fill the casual gaming/shovelware market; because they know they couldn't compete with Microsoft and Sony without jacking up the prices on their hardware. What would be the point of that when there are two other companies to compete with in the market. Two companies, might I add, that soundly dominated Nintendo in the pre-Wii generation. Nintendo did what any smart company would do, they took the path of least resistance and won big. Sales wise Nintendo soundly crushed both Sony and Microsoft very early in the current generation of consoles. Once again they sat atop the pile because they adapted.

Did that adaptation mean that the quality of their product went up? I would say no, and that it in fact went down the shitter. Very few of the third party titles on the Wii don't suck or aren't shovelware. It's made hand over fist in money but it's neglected to keep it's gaming infrastructure up to par with the quality of Microsoft and Sony. There was no reason to, it found itself an isolated vacuum of zero competition in a yet tapped market of gaming.

Then Apple came in during the course of the Wii's life span and is looking for a piece of Nintendo's pie. It brings with it the advantage of mobility and multifunctional products in the iPhone and iPad. What's Nintendo got at the moment; the quickly aging DS brand that it's making an attempt to breath new life into with the 3DS and the newly announced WiiU. Neither of those has a prayer of ever competing with Apple for the casual gaming market.

The WiiU is proof that Nintendo now finds itself conflicted. What was once a competitor free market is now quickly becoming populated and it doesn't like that. Now it's trying to bring back the non-casual gamers with WiiU by making a compromise between motion controls, portable gaming, and your traditional controller. It is, without a shadow of doubt, an ungodly mess of a console. It's the dissertation that's been quickly assembled when Nintendo realized they've done fuck all for the last 5 years while the other kids have been keeping pace and now sit comfortably upon well established systems and online communities.

Nintendo woke up and realized it needed to get it shit together, and unfortunately the WiiU is the result of that realization. I have zero doubt that it is going to suck and it is going suck hard because Nintendo let its quality control slip. Where the Wii succeeded because of an untapped market the WiiU is going to fail because it is no longer alone in that market and will have to acquire customers from the market it left because it couldn't compete anymore.

Apple isn't who they should be worried about competing with, they lost that battle while the Wii stagnated in its facade of inovation. Nintendo needs to worry about competing with it's old competitors, a group it was having trouble keeping up with before 5 years ago, and the WiiU is just not going to cut it.

How the fuck are you suppose to hold that thing? Why are they analog "circles"? This is obsiously not for core gaming or shooters. More shovelware on the way...

bismarck55:

Goldhawk777:
The Nintendo company has not created a new console. They have created a new accessory for your television. The games.....let them pass, but the idea of putting images from the "controller" to the screen is an interesting concept. Unfortunately, I can easily see some one using the Wii to play music and some movie on the screen and BAM! Someone looks up porn and throws it on the television. Ahhh. It's similar to the early uses of the PS3, BlueRay player.

"the nintendo company" Has created a new console, it looks like a 360. The Wii-U streams images to the controller, not the other way around. Because that makes no sense and would be fucking retarded.

I mean seriously, did you really think that they could pack enough hardware to play, say, Battlefield 3 into that controller?

Wrong, I know the image comes from the wii U, but with it attached to your television, you can move images from controller to television. Never said that the images come randomly from the controller. But you clearly missed the point of my post, it states that it does not look like fun, it just looks like another accessory for your television.

RUINER ACTUAL:
How the fuck are you suppose to hold that thing?

I think they had something like this in mind:

image

RUINER ACTUAL:
Why are they analog "circles"?

Because they look better on the pad. They're just as accurate as analog sticks, so now people are just arguing trivialities of design.

RUINER ACTUAL:
This is obsiously not for core gaming or shooters.

Anyone with two eyes and a brain that isn't locked into "must be the same to be usable" mode will see that this is perfectly capable of playing any type of game. You know, given the appropriate shoulder buttons, triggers and the analogs, d-pad and face buttons.

RUINER ACTUAL:
More shovelware on the way...

Hooray for generalisations taken from a stunted view of a device only unveiled a day or two ago. Plus every console has shovelware.

Question: if you're playing a game that uses both the TV and the controller screen, someone wants to watch TV and you send the game to the controller, what happens to the information that was on the controller screen?

does that info just vanish or become a traditional pause menu?

ReservoirAngel:

RUINER ACTUAL:
How the fuck are you suppose to hold that thing?

I think they had something like this in mind:

image

RUINER ACTUAL:
Why are they analog "circles"?

Because they look better on the pad. They're just as accurate as analog sticks, so now people are just arguing trivialities of design.

RUINER ACTUAL:
This is obsiously not for core gaming or shooters.

Anyone with two eyes and a brain that isn't locked into "must be the same to be usable" mode will see that this is perfectly capable of playing any type of game. You know, given the appropriate shoulder buttons, triggers and the analogs, d-pad and face buttons.

RUINER ACTUAL:
More shovelware on the way...

Hooray for generalisations taken from a stunted view of a device only unveiled a day or two ago. Plus every console has shovelware.

Ok then. Current controllers cost $60. This thing won't cost less than $100. And since its built for party gaming, that's a lot of money if you want four controllers. Unless all that tech they have in it comes down in price drastically in the next 18 months. Also, it's already obsolete. Pretty sure the PSVita is going to be doing stuff like this with the PS3 THIS YEAR. So congradulations Nintendo for not getting it.

Also...wiiuwiiuwiiu!!!

Wii U? Weeeeaaauuuuwww!!!

Edit: Crap! Beat to the punch!

But seriously: everyone who wants to play a party game has to use a controller equiv of a PDA? Talk abut cost prohibitive :/

Also, if Nintendo has been working on this since 2008, not only did Apple come out with it first, they also did it better :P Not that I use Apple products (quite the opposite, actually), but there you go.

Am I the only one who thinks Movie Bob wasn't far off with his crazy idea about Nitendo's next control? Huh? Huh?!

archabaddon:
Wii U? Weeeeaaauuuuwww!!!

Edit: Crap! Beat to the punch!

But seriously: everyone who wants to play a party game has to use a controller equiv of a PDA? Talk abut cost prohibitive :/

Also, if Nintendo has been working on this since 2008, not only did Apple come out with it first, they also did it better :P Not that I use Apple products (quite the opposite, actually), but there you go.

You were beaten to the punch about 500 times to the point where I now want to kick you in the testicles for even trying to make that gag any more. It's almost as bad as the toilet humour.

And Apple didn't come out with it first. Wanna know why? This isn't a tablet! It's a controller with touch-screen functionality in it that hooks up a HD games console. I'm hoping you just failed to mention this cause if you genuinely didn't know that yet are arguing against this console, I'll have to turn that kick in the testicles into the kick, plus more to the ribs when you're on the floor.

P.S: Apologies for the potential anger of this post, I've just spent the better part of an hour arguing with my Sony-and-Apple dumbfuck stubborn fanboy of a brother.

RUINER ACTUAL:

ReservoirAngel:

RUINER ACTUAL:
How the fuck are you suppose to hold that thing?

I think they had something like this in mind:

image

RUINER ACTUAL:
Why are they analog "circles"?

Because they look better on the pad. They're just as accurate as analog sticks, so now people are just arguing trivialities of design.

RUINER ACTUAL:
This is obsiously not for core gaming or shooters.

Anyone with two eyes and a brain that isn't locked into "must be the same to be usable" mode will see that this is perfectly capable of playing any type of game. You know, given the appropriate shoulder buttons, triggers and the analogs, d-pad and face buttons.

RUINER ACTUAL:
More shovelware on the way...

Hooray for generalisations taken from a stunted view of a device only unveiled a day or two ago. Plus every console has shovelware.

Ok then. Current controllers cost $60. This thing won't cost less than $100. And since its built for party gaming, that's a lot of money if you want four controllers. Unless all that tech they have in it comes down in price drastically in the next 18 months. Also, it's already obsolete. Pretty sure the PSVita is going to be doing stuff like this with the PS3 THIS YEAR. So congradulations Nintendo for not getting it.

Also...wiiuwiiuwiiu!!!

I don't think anyone's going to spend 250-300$ for a Vita to use as a controller for WiiU-like games. Also, just because Sony might be doing the same thing doesn't mean Nintendo doesn't "get it". If anything Sony didn't get why I didn't buy a psp the first time and second analog sticks wasn't the reason.

Radoh:
WiiU? I was hoping for so much more than the Wii U. What's after that one then? The WiiUii?

Wii U2 wich will have U2's entire song collection playing on the main menu.

Fronzel:

riverand:
~the controller is a whole new experience in console gaming. I give props for thinking outside of the box (AGAIN)

So how long have you been working for marketing at Nintendo?

Are the hours good?

Perhaps I over-gushed. My brother was ashamed of my outburst.

I'm a teacher on medical leave WITHOUT PAY: hours are great, pay sucks :P

Total transparency - one of the things I do love about that controller is that it would be really helpful for me with my limited vision. Not a popular plus, but would make this girl happy and less headachy while gaming!
B-)

ReservoirAngel:
You were beaten to the punch about 500 times to the point where I now want to kick you in the testicles for even trying to make that gag any more. It's almost as bad as the toilet humour.

[Points awkwardly towards MovieBob]

The parallels drawn between the Wii launch and the Wii U launch are startling. Upon the Wii reveal Nintendo's shares fell through the floor and the hardcore gaming gang came out proclaiming that the Wii was a fad and would die. They were wrong.
This time is no different with the usual mix of die hard Nintendo fans worshiping the new console and the PS360 crowd talking it down.
Taking away the ridiculous "Nintendo cannot be wrong"/PS360 rules arguement I think its safe to say that we have a console on our hands which combines the best features of both the hardcore gamers ideal and the casual gamers ideal.
Surely the mass market penetration that casual gamers bring to the table can only benefit the hardcore gamer in terms of available funds for developing games?

By the way, the industry is now a mature medium. All those who are fanboys and post messages with contents like "I was going to get this console but now I can see its going to be rubbish", everyone can see through your infantile propaganda and are laughing at you.

bismarck55:

Jabberwock King:
So instead of coming out with an actual "new console" they come out with what is more appropriately described as a peripheral meant to compete with Microsoft and Sony's system upgrades. It makes a lot more sense than what I was thinking would happen. Nintendo gets to release new hardware without exposing themselves to being severely outclassed by their rivals next console. It's good to know that I don't have get this thing to play Skyward Sword, as I would have skipped out on it otherwise. Guess I'll have to wait a little longer for the death of Nintendo by their own incompetence, oh well.

Edit: Wait, I know that this new controller has HD graphics, but does this mean that the Wii itself still puts shitty graphics on my TV?
Update: OK, I got an answer to that question, so there is no need for any more clarification.

Impressive. I think you managed to one-up those people who actually thought the 3ds was just another DS redesign. Then again, you probably were one of those people.

The thing that confused me about it was that the stage presentation completely focused on the controller, and the actual machine was given no significant showing, though in hindsight, I could see it from a few of the camera angles as a white speck dwarfed by the stage screen. Keep in mind that I was playing Minecraft and/or checking the flood of new articles here on the Escapist at the time, so my interest was not focused on a console that I have no intention of inflicting myself with premature arthritis from.

Jabberwock King:

The thing that confused me about it was that the stage presentation completely focused on the controller, and the actual machine was given no significant showing, though in hindsight, I could see it from a few of the camera angles as a white speck dwarfed by the stage screen. Keep in mind that I was playing Minecraft and/or checking the flood of new articles here on the Escapist at the time, so my interest was not focused on a console that I have no intention of inflicting myself with premature arthritis from.

Yeah, the presentation might have been a bit confusing, if you were a bit unfocused. But to be honest, who cares how the console itself looks like? The important things I wanted to know were, how does the controller work, what are the technical specs., what games are in work for it, and maybe how much will it cost. The look of the Console might be the least important thing there is... as long as they don't f*ck up the design.

Oh and bad news for you, the chances for premature arthritis are way higher when you play/work on your Pc/laptop than on any Nintendo console.

That design looks like a really sleek packaging of a legitamately awful concept. I mean, to me, it looks like they cut the lower half of a DS in two, then put the two sides of it on the left and right ends of the top screen respectively.

I must say that unless there is some revelation about the Wii U I will not be getting this system the controler doesn't look confortable for playing for longer periods of time plus I don't want another console I already have my 360 and ps3 I'll be fine with those till oh 2015 when they are replaced by consoles that will blow the Wii U out of the Water.

On the plus side fot the Wii U it did remind me of a great movie Kung Pow Enter the Fist wich I just had to watch my copy of after hearing what the new Nintendo console was.

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