Are Iwata's Promises Enough? Wii U Fixes & Quality of Life Discussion (Nintendo Investor Meeting)

GameXplain: "Nintendo just held a shareholder meeting in Japan where they set out to address their recent problems. They talked about how they'll fix the Wii U, bringing Nintendo DS games to the Virtual Console; how they'll leverage smartphones and other mobile devices; and finally, the announcement that they're working on a new Quality of Life platform. It's a lot to take in, so we try and break it all down in our latest discussion where we give our thoughts and ideas on Iwata's promises!"

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Eternalb1547d ago

Another 3rd pillar? Hope it works out for them

Jazz41081547d ago (Edited 1547d ago )

More like Iwata get my head out of this suit before it explodes.

Sorry stupid spell check

stragomccloud1547d ago

It's a good start. They already have the games. Now they have only to face the millions of hateful jaded people that like to call themselves "gamers," even though their ability to enjoy amazing software with imaginative level design has been muddled by their obsessive and dogmatic allegiances to companies that simply pander to the lowest common denominator, rather than strive for real innovation.

mcstorm1547d ago

I agree. For me Nintendo have a great line-up of games this year. The Wii was a fun console but to me it seemed to lose some of the magic Nintendo have had since the snes days but for me the wiiu has brought this back and I'm sure they can turn things around.

McScroggz1547d ago (Edited 1547d ago )

There are plenty of gamers who aren't jaded or tied to another company. Maybe, just maybe, Nintendo hasn't made a product that appeals to those who aren't steadfast supporters of Nintendo products.

They release the Wii U, with poor hardware design choices like no Ethernet port, small HDD, and an overall power level not much higher than consoles that are 7-8 years old and charge more than either of them.

They have a software shortage with little 3rd party support to fill in the gaps and even less planned for the future. They have downloaded games tied to a console and not an account.

Look, the Wii U has some really good games on it now and some coming next year. It's not a terrible system. But you cannot look at the Wii U in a vacuum - you must take into account the context of the rest of the industry. The Xbox 360 and PS3 have much better libraries, and in the case of the PS3 it will likely always have a better library. The new consoles didn't have a spectacular launch in terms of software, but both consoles have several exciting games coming this year plus they have every major third party game to look forward to.

I know a lot of people go too far bashing Nintendo and claiming they are doomed; but it DOES stem from legitimate issues and I don't thinking being dismissive is going to help anything.

Instead of perpetuating fanboy wars by labeling and generalizing, how about you try to engage in a civil, intelligent conversation about the game.

Just because you use decent verbage doesn't make what you're saying much better than saying "Sony Ponies" or "Xbots."

stragomccloud1546d ago (Edited 1546d ago )

For me though, PC offers almost everything that the other consoles already offer, but at a better value. Only Nintendo products really shake things up, and have enough exclusives to warrant a purchase based on that alone. PS4 may offer enough eventually, but it's going to be a while. Right off the bat, the Wii U has compelling exclusives, which really are spectacular. The only way people can play these games and not enjoy them completely, is if they have already made up their mind before even playing(i.e. are completely jaded). I've always been a PC gamer first and foremost; however, even as a PC gamer, I still prefer multiplatform games on the Wii U when they are available simply because of the experience that I can get with the gamepad.

Oh, and for the record, the Wii U is actually a lot more poweful than last gen consoles. It just isn't as poweful as the Xbone/PS4. The CPU actually outperforms the PS4 core for core, though it has less of them. However, only half of the PS4's cores are actually used for gaming. The Wii U's cores are fully dedicated to gaming with a secondary CPU that is devoted to handling the operating system.
The perceived lack of memory bandwidth, is also null because of the SPU and GPU's access to the system's eDRAM which uses a design based on the Power 7 supercomputer. The CPU itself is however based on an older model Power cpu. That said its out of order processing make the thing a force to be reckoned with.

that said, the PS4's GPGPU is a good portion better than the Wii U's although the Wii U's GPU is so highly customized, with more than 30% of the chip remaining unknown, it's very difficult to see just how well it stacks up against the other next gen consoles. Until a developers really optimizes the thing, it'll be tough to draw good conclusions.

Yep1547d ago

What the hell is up with these constant negative feature images lol.

lilbroRx1547d ago (Edited 1547d ago )


Most of these article's target demographic is Sony fans who hate Nintendo's success.

3xkrazy1547d ago

People like u r why Nintendo is always lagging behind, so stop encouraging them that they're on the right path.

link2Dpast1547d ago

I make promises to my wife all the time.....and yes i hardly keep them but i am still happily married. Nintendo makes promises and sometimes they fall threw, get over it, some people have the santa claus syndrome jeeesh

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