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Time 'Will Solve' Wii U Development Quality Gap

IGN - New consoles routinely experience growing pains, and the clearest measure of this comes in the visual quality of the video games that come to store shelves. Nintendo is currently seeing that quality gap in the games that come to Wii U, but it's a problem that company president Satoru Iwata believes "time will eventually solve." (Wii U)

jacksheen0000  +   1100d ago
Funny things is, I don't recall ever hearing this much statement coming from Iwata in one month.
PopRocks359  +   1100d ago
He did a Q&A. Now people are quoting him all over the place.

EDIT: I mean people will take bits and pieces of that and analyze that particular part of it. Which shouldn't happen because if the original interview has been posted, then the quotes should be opinion pieces or counted as duplicates.
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jacksheen0000  +   1100d ago
Poor Iwata..the guys is being pulled in all directions.
MmaFan-Qc  +   1100d ago
talk the talk, walk the walk.

after all, its his job.
metroidfusion2  +   1100d ago
Just like so many home consoles lol
momthemeatloaf  +   1100d ago
Nintendo needs to ignore negative press and just get to making a true 3D Mario, Zelda, Mariokart stunning HD and the console will sell itself. No other console has these fantastic games.
ABizzel1  +   1100d ago
The CPU is underpowered no matter how you try to spin it, and seeing how it's practically 3 modified Wii CPU's made into 1, and how the Wii's CPU was a modified Gamecube CPU, I don't understand why Gamecube compatibility isn't there, but whatever.

Everything else about the Wii-U is just fine, and make it a worthy successor to the Wii, and I'm looking forward to seeing more games from Nintendo and all the Big 3's E3 conferences.
bicfitness  +   1100d ago
The GPU is not fine, nor is the RAM.
delboy  +   1100d ago
Then go and play Hardware
Let gamers enjoy N software
MasterCornholio  +   1100d ago
I enjoy playing hardware and its called the PS3 which has excellent software.

Sorry but not all gamers want to play N games.

PS: What i mean by this is that not all gamers want to play games made by Nintendo which is one of the reasons why i own a PS3 is because of the mutiplats (not available on the Wii) and Sonys first party franchises like God of War and Uncharted for example.
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2pacalypsenow  +   1100d ago
@delboy if N software mean just mario,zelda then i rather stick with my Ps3 Pc and xbox and play hardware
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Merrill  +   1100d ago
How is this a worthy successor? Why are Nintendo fans okay with mediocrity? This is the system that should have been released in 2007 not 2012-2013.
ABizzel1  +   1100d ago
OMG. It doesn't matter what I say, there's someone who's going to condemn me about MY OPINION on the Wii-U.

The Wii-U is a worthy successor to the Wii, because it's a leap up from what Nintendo did with the Wii. The Wii was basically Gamecube 1.5, but the Wii-U is actually a leap up form what the Wii was.

It's clear now what Nintendo's strategy is Innovate at a entry price. The Wii-U could have been better and should have been better given the options of low-end parts available at the time of it's unveiling. But what's there (outside of the CPU) is a step up from the current gen PS360, and is about what I expected from Nintendo.

After the DS vs. PSP, the Wii vs. PS360, and the 3DS vs. PSV. It's clear Nintendo's focus is on affordable products that they can profit off of Day 1, so with that expectation I wasn't disappointed by the Wii-U.

The GPU in the Wii-U is better than the PS360 and Wii-U games will look better (Xenoblade is an example), but the PS360 will be "smarter" console since they have superior CPU's.
bicfitness  +   1100d ago
Time will solve the issue of gimped hardware in an increasingly competitive marketplace where the average cellphone runs technological circles around the Wii U?


Time to come with the nice men in the white coats Iwata. They have Koolaid, and checkers at noon.
GuyManDude  +   1100d ago
I'd like to know what happened to all the "launch window" games everyone was promised. It's been two and a half months since launch, and nothing has come out since launch.

Iwata told us we'd have a plethora of games to play within months of the Wii U coming out. Now they're saying we have to give the Wii U time to see the games.

You can't have your cake and eat it too Nintendo.
Kevlar009  +   1100d ago
This has been my issue with the WiiU, was expecting there to be more support in the early months, but we will have to wait for March to get anything remotely special (I guess it's still their "Launch Window").

When Nintendo said they "learned" from their mistakes with the 3DS, I expected them to act faster. Once again they are slow on the draw. It feels like the WiiU should've been release this year, with how late games are coming.
rainslacker  +   1100d ago
I agree. I brought the Wii U mostly for first party and Rayman Legends(which was delayed months), and nothing even marginally big has come out since launch. March has a couple big games, but then nothing again for 2 months after that. It's worse than the Vita had it on it's drought, because at least they had some good launch games worth picking up later. Currently all the worthwhile games I don't own on the Wii U I already have on other systems.:(

I do expect by the end of the year we'll start seeing a steady stream of quality releases, but I've been of the mindset that I could have waited a bit to purchase one. It's a fun console, and don't really regret purchasing it, but new games are always welcome.
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Nevers0ft  +   1099d ago
Yep. I've been disappointed with the release schedule during launch. I picked up many of the launch titles but since then I've been limited to eShop stuff. I have Rayman, Aliens and NFS in my sights over the next two or three months but beyond that I have *no* idea what my next purchase will be because it's all still pretty vague.

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