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Stumped or pumped? Wii U specs, price and release date run through

With the Wii U's release looming on the horizon, here is a complete run through of all the information we know about the console as we get ready for its launch.

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firefoxprime1440d ago

Let me get this straight. We know absolutely NOTHING. I love speculation too...but really? Jeez...

RuleNumber51440d ago

That's totally false. We know a ton about the console from its multiplayer, to its system hardware capability, to its controllers and the titles that will be accompanying it at launch. We know a ton about it if you had been following things.

firefoxprime1440d ago (Edited 1440d ago )

Firstly, I see your point. Secondly, I didn't disagree with you...so dunno who did that. May have to click #2, just to prove it wasn't me hehe :P

My previous post is focused on launch date, specs, and pricing. The heavy hitters. The speculation for those factors gets a lil boring after awhile. And yeah I've been following. My face was glued to my PC during E3 just like yours.

thorstein1439d ago (Edited 1439d ago )

Steve,

Your article didn't tell us anything we didn't already know. And with a headline that states "Wii U specs, price and release date run through," I expect an article that contains (oh, I don't know) The SPECS, PRICE, AND RELEASE DATE!?! Wha? Wha? WHAT?

Sorry for seeming like I am picking nits here, but that is what YOUR article is titled. If you wanted to do a Rumor Roundup, then entitle it as such. That is why your disagrees are so many.

Otherwise, this is PURE yellow journalism. "Trolling for hits" as the kids call it these days.

Gamerita1439d ago

what we know is you got a "ton" of disagree's. lol

DeadlyFire1439d ago (Edited 1439d ago )

We know one thing. Answers in September/October. Launch in 2012. That is pretty much all we know for WiiU.

I think Nintendo is prepping a Nintendo Direct for us all to view soon. I am thinking its in September or October. It's been claimed that they haven't unveiled full details because they don't want the other two to copy their idea. Whatever that means.

Soldierone1439d ago

Neither of the other two even announced theirs yet, so if it was them they were afraid of then the plan fails. They will just copy after release....

HOWEVER I don't think its them that Nintendo is worried about, its other tech companies. Samsung, APPLE, etc...that could clone aspects and put it into a sub-par product and call it "the same thing"

MostJadedGamer1439d ago

I don't think you can be 100% sure they will launch in 2012. It really appears they are really, really rushing the WiiU, and a delay into 2013 is not out of a question.

WeskerChildReborned1439d ago

People should just wait till the thing releases.

KwietStorm1439d ago

Wait until it releases to find out the release date, price, and hardware specs? Yea, no.

WitWolfy1439d ago

Im starting to think that Ninntendo hasnt released the WiiU's specs for a reason.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1439d ago

lol why do console gamers care about the hardware? The point of being a console gamer is not worrying about hardware!

BitbyDeath1439d ago

Knowing the hardware is important so that you know what you are paying for and not getting scammed.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1439d ago (Edited 1439d ago )

@BitbyDeath I understand but most of them don't know about hardware anyway. So either way they can get ripped off. They just want to hear the words powerful of weak.. Funny how they all talk like a pc gamer now.

BitbyDeath1439d ago

Yea, i know what you mean. Nothing in this world is designed for everyone tastes, some just don't seem to get that though.

decrypt1439d ago

@bitbydeath

console gamers generally claim not to care about graphics, so why care about the hardware either lol

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lilbrat231439d ago

I could care less, they will do the same thing they did with the Wii ship a few to get people hype. Once they go on ebay for $1000 and idiots buy it they will have it collecting dust.

SilentNegotiator1439d ago (Edited 1439d ago )

But if ANYONE is going to leak it.....it's gonna be The Examiner.

I mean, right?

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RuleNumber51440d ago

I gotcha. I mean of course we don't know exact pricing, specs (although I'll get an exclusive look at the Wii U this weekend in Denver) and launch date; however it's almost certain the system will be between $300-$400 range. I'm betting $300.

The release date is going to be in November. As to specifically when, who knows, but it's all relative as long as it's in November. Omg if it releases on Black Friday? Holy sh!t! That is inviting open war into Best Buys everywhere lol. I will be nowhere near that store on Black Friday.

Specs seem to be universally assumed already. Most people think it'll be just past what the capabilities of Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 currently are, which is probably not far off either way.

Yeah I attended the E3 press briefing and it was fun to watch, although I must admit I was a bit disappointed with their overall performance. More demos, actual funny people, and more gameplay would have been nice. It was still great to attend though.

What we all assume about the system is not far off from what we will probably get, so that's why I guess it's not impossible to say some of the things that are said.

Summons751439d ago

The price and date is all I'm concerned with at this point. I highly doubt the systems will be over 300, Nintendo always goes for the cheaper prices to start so they can try and get as many consoles sold. The perfect price would be $250 but I would be uncomfortably okay with $300.

Release date wise, yeah probably November, I'm kinda hoping end of September but that's starting to look unlikely. A Black Friday release dosen't make sense. For one NIntendo always releases things on a Sunday, I have no idea why (probably so they don't have any competition that day) but they do. Two Black Friday is chaotic, trying to juggle reservations and holiday shoppers would be a mess and nearly impossible to do. Plus if they release it like two weeks earlier then they could cook up some software deals too for a system/game deal to get the most money.

I was really skeptical about the WiiU until E3. That is where they really sold me on various games. Pikmin 3, ZombieU, MarioU, Lego City, P99, Rayman, all have my names on them. Plus there is a bunch of Wii titles I never got to play so that will be good to catch up on as well.

Freakazoid20121439d ago

In Japan they are not allowed to release games through the week because when its something big people will call into work.

FlairSomewhere1439d ago

@freakazoid2012
After working in retail @ toysrus, our shipments come in regularly on Fridays, so it's easiest to have friday and Saturday to organize and stock, then release on Sunday. At least in the U.S.

DeadlyFire1439d ago (Edited 1439d ago )

Well PS3/X360 GPUs output roughly 230-240 Gflops of processing power. X360 has a slightly faster GPU, but PS3 utilizes specialized processing so it makes tasks faster. In a way it equals out about the same.

Even if Nintendo were to go low power. You can use basic math right? 2-3 times more powerful than a 235 Gflop GPU = 700 or so Gflops. Nintendo claims they might not be as far behind as most think so they might have leaped from 700 to 1.0 or so Tflops. I am thinking 1.5 Tflops is where Sony and Microsoft want to be or at least close to it and maybe above it. Nintendo might aim for 1 Tflop, but not much more. Even if they did it would be 4-5 times more powerful than last gen GPUs. Its funny there are a few GPUs around 920 Gflops, and 1.2 Tflops.

The whole Black Friday thing is a bad idea if true. People are crazy enough on Black Friday. Macing people for X360 last year. A WiiU sold out would be a blood brawl inside a store swamped with people. Little Timmy would grow up hating Nintendo for getting his parents killed and go homicidal and blame video games for all of his problems or call himself the Joker with pink hair or something oddball to the truth.

dubal-e1439d ago

I was agreeing with you at first till the little timmy story came out lol. My how an intelligent comment can go astray.

_-EDMIX-_1439d ago

? LOL! They are not going to have 1T. Again, why would they? Nintendo is not aiming for making a "next gen" system in terms of tech anyway. They are looking to make a system that is "on pair" with PS3 and 360 and cheap.

Why waste the money on such a GPU if they clearly intend to not even support Port from the PS4/720/PC?

I think PS4/720 will aim for close to 2TFlops.

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dazzrazz1439d ago

Yeah ! I am pumped also NOT ! 300 bucks for a processing power current consoles could do 5+ years ago... no thanks !

ChickeyCantor1439d ago (Edited 1439d ago )

It's actually a modern CPU. Besides if you don't have the money. It pretty much sucks. Been there. That is why I moved to pc gaming since the investment is cheaper ( I don't wanna hear how it's more expensive, I've paid far less for most games). However if you're just being a c**t about it, then have fun missing out.

Ingram1439d ago (Edited 1439d ago )

"However if you're just being a c**t about it, then have fun missing out"

Just can't believe my eyes.

You can't get more insulting and pretentious without throwing feces and crying.
You often have the nerve of talking about "the hate" against Nintendo, answering in such a manner to a perfectly valid opinion.

Your B.hurt words are pathetically ironic coming from a Nintendo zealot.YOU missed out, guys, the generation is over and YOU bought a white 18w rooteable dildo.

You wanna play wait and see? let's play wait and see; Nintendo has already decided to aim for the same target once more: Soccer moms, posh kids and obsessed nostalgic zealots like yourself.

Have fun missing out.

ChickeyCantor1439d ago (Edited 1439d ago )

".YOU missed out, guys, the generation is over and YOU bought a white 18w rooteable dildo. "

Actually my Ps3 and 360 served me well. And for any other multiplat game I have my PC.

"Nintendo has already decided to aim for the same target once more"

Oh, you mean the family oriented Nintendo? Yep they've been doing that since the NES days. So what is new?

Ingram you sound majorly butthurt. I was simply saying that if you are hating deliberately, then have fun missing out. No need to get your panties in a bunch.

..."mate".

DeadlyFire1439d ago

Power7 vs. Power6. I think Power7 has it beat.

yabhero1439d ago

WiiU= power7 based
PS3/360= power4/5 based

DeadlyFire1439d ago

yaya, you get the point. Newer is newer.

Wizziokid1439d ago

I can't wait personally but I like playing games not complaining about specs