Nintendo will not be revealing new hardware at E3, the company has confirmed to CVG.
I still think it could be a new gamepad. I don't know if a controller classifies as hardware, more an accessory.
I think that would be a good idea, they need to figure out ways to make the system have a lower cost, to them and the consumers, to get the systems to fly off the shelves this year. That gamepad is expensive for them to produce...
They don't need to lower their cost, they need up their loss. If they did losses like sony and ms, Wii U would cost under $100.
A new console with 2 free good games ( one you get to pick yourself) and 2 controllers all for 329.99 when mk8 drops. That's a crazy good deal.
Ban the websites that posted lies.
Apparently the rumors originated from IGN.
It was pretty obvious that there would be no hardware reveal as soon as they announced that there was not going to be a conference at E3. That's the type of thing you shout about on a live stage, not announce on a youtube video.
"Ban the websites that posted lies" I don't remember the article precisely, but I believe that they showed that the code on an E3-related Nintendo article said "New hardware" in it or something like that. I don't think they posted a "lie"
Actually Nintendo did sell the Wii U at a loss. Ok, I bet now the hardware is a bit cheaper, but at the very beginning, they did lose money on it and the price cut probably took away, what couldve been a win, after the parts became cheaper.
Get rid of the gamepad altogether. Sell it with a normal controller at a much cheaper price and I'll get one
the only two categories that exist in gaming are hardware & software. pretty sure "a controller" is not considered software....
so a screen protector is hardware? could have fooled me.
No Nintendo, I guess there dropping Wii in favor of No? NEW! No Nintendo Entertainment System NNES, sweet news!
Any one expecting a new console reveal is kidding themselves. Could it be a remodel, sure, could it be newer look to the 3DS, possibly... but a brand new system is extremely far fetched.
I don't recall anyone thinking it was a new console (besides the quality of life thing that is). Most people seemed to believe it was another 3DS, which isn't that farfetched when you look at Nintendo's handheld history.
Check out some of the comments here: http://n4g.com/news/1501453... Whether some of these people commented in jest or truth, maybe some don't "believe" Nintendo would reveal a new console, but I think a lot were/are "hopefully" they would.
You apparently weren't on that post article about it then. So many people came in specifically looking for a Wii U replaces people who said otherwise were hammered with disagrees. I was one of the one who said it wasn't new hardware and probably just a new controller.
@ Nifonge I see. I read a few of the others (like the metatag ones), but specifically avoided that one because I knew it would result in the typical hate / troll comments that it got.
Guess those jokers at IGN can shut up now. Theres this huge over reliance on undisclosed insiders and baseless rumors this gen. Makes me wonder how gaming sites stayed open all those years ago when they werent so seedy and click thirsty.
I've found myself reading articles on N4G labeled as 'Rumor' when really the articles lead back to nothing but opinion or speculation. Ridiculous! That's why I don't bother, rather wait to hear actual reveals.
1.WiiU controller is horrible 2.They need to bundle REAL controller into WiiU Box 3. Announce Smash Bundle
I like the Wii U gamepad. I like the bundle idea. Bundle a custom controller with next smash.
A lot of people like it, but not enough. Most find it to be gimmicky. Its the number one reason I'm not buying a Wii u, that and games. I don't want 10 controllers sitting around for my wii u because they can't come out with a standard simple controller. I don't care for the tablet experience, and if that's their main selling point no thanks.
@aim Ah ight.
" Bundle a custom controller with next smash " Gamecube styled controller FTW :) http://gameswallpaperhd.com...
So many Disagrees allow me to rephrase. The WiiU gamepad by itself is bad bc most games are MULTIPLAYER hence we need more controllers per bundle. Those little stick (wii) controllers are horrible. WiiU with gamepad + Smash + 2 spare controllers = win.
What? The ps4 and xbone only come with one controller, why would you expect them to give you a 50 dollar controller for free?
Because the WiiU by itself is too expensive. You need to buy more controllers. For the main reason why you are buying it. MULTIPLAYER. PS4 and Xbone are ONLINE games and most games dont have couch co-op.
ever heard of Wii U pro controller
You may not have to buy a new controller for your PS4 & X1, but you do have to pay $50-$60 to play online though.
FYI WiiU pro controller FTW. Dont know what im talking about? Google it.
Again for those with brains made of jello. WiiU gamepad by itself is pointless when most games are to be played MULTIPLAYER. BUNDLE THE WiiU pro controller INTO THE CONSOLE AND KEEP THE PRICE DOWN.
Shame, Nintendo could have become relevant again. They're disappearing into obscurity