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Nintendo miss the point with the Wii U

newstateman.com: Consumer electronics company Nintendo has launched its latest console, the Wii U, in the UK. Widely interpreted as the organisation’s response to competition from the tablet and smartphone gaming market - which shares its lucrative "casual gamer" audience - its complex hardware marks a departure from Nintendo’s usual intuitive, mass appeal approach. The Wii U is a prime example of design by analyst, an approach which could prove disastrous for such a well-loved consumer brand.

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1upgamer991332d ago

I don't agree with this article. I think that Nintendo has a new console that not only plays games in a unique, immersive way, but is also an entertainment HUB. The Internet is amazing and ease of use is better than any other console or Smart Tv for that matter. The other thing I disagree with is the Wii point saying it was flimsy...I dropped mine down a flight of stairs and it still worked, however I DO agree with the fact the graphics on Wii were mostly sub par on most 3rd party titles, but Nintendo did some great things with their first party games.

Tiqila1331d ago

wii's graphics were MOSTLY sub par? sub par compared to what? gamecube?

there was not one single wii game that was on par with ps3/360 if that's what your MOSTLY was intended to mean.

1upgamer991331d ago

SUB-PAR Meaning SUB-Less- Sub par with PS3 And 360

G20WLY1331d ago

I think the main point of the article is that it's less intuitive than it's predecessor, which is what provided such mass appeal in the past.

sandman2241331d ago (Edited 1331d ago )

Thery think the gamepad will be as successful as the wii mote. They're in for a surprise! This time nintendont get it! 360/ps3 for the win.

Theyellowflash301331d ago

Disagree Nintendo did not miss the point with Wii U.

1. Good Online
2. No Friend Codes
3. HD Graphics
4. Online Community
5. Entertainment Apps
6. Gamepad has all the buttons you need

- At this point some gamers are just trolling Nintendo. Everything gamers complained about on Wii was fixed with Wii U and now there are new issues made up on the fly. The Wii U is fantastic system and is actually much better than the PS3 and 360. Now the games just need to come out to back up Nintendo's hardware.

ElectricKaibutsu1331d ago

Because tablets are popular now and Nintendo releases a console with a tablet-like controller, Nintendo doesn't get it? That seems like a good idea to me.