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
Shame? The console was released 2 years ago.
Less than that, actually. A year and 5 months and change.
Just because a lot of people aren't comfortable enough with themselves to play games that aren't brown and starring a generic gun toting protagonist, doesn't mean they're falling into obscurity.
I love mario games. And zelda. I used to only own Nintendo consoles so your sweeping statement is as stupid as you sounded. I want a new console so that I can actually play all of nintendo's amazing games but when you compare a wii u to the ps4 it's pretty shocking. So if they made a new console that was powerful I'm sure many people would be all over it
That generalization you just made is just as bad as the people claiming that Nintendo only makes games for kids. :/ I have a PS3, I love it, and hardly any of my PS3 games are brownfests with generic protagonists.
Well said a bubble for u sir
@deafdani Actually, you're right. Since I'm a PC gamer first, it is pretty shocking. Wii U offers me so much that my PC can't provide, and PS4 doesn't.
Well said. I have no interest in Nintendo at all, but I can respect what it has to offer.
My previous comment was diirected at die_fiend, I misread the names.
You are correct when you say the comparison between wiiu and ps4 is shocking. For PS4 to have surpassed WiiU sales with the lack of quality titles that are available on WiiU is a sad indictment of the gaming community and shows how mindlessly the masses follow the gaming press. Dont get me wrong PS4 has potential to be awesome, but until they release a game I find compelling I shall stick to the console thats releasing the most consistently high quality games aka WiiU.
What is it with some gamers and the "one game" point of view? I have never understood that mentality. I have a PS4 and no, right now it doesn't have that one home run "AAA" title. However what it does have is powerful hardware that produces great graphics, an incredibly slick UI, a ton of great features, and a lot of really solid to good games, many of which are free either through Plus or through the Free 2 Play model. The AAA games will come. Given Sony's track record with the PlayStation brand there is absolutely no reason to think otherwise. The PS4 as-is is still a great console and a lot of fun to spend time with.
@wicked its not a 1 game rule that I have. There is literally not 1 game that I want out for ps4 so until there is im not getting one. Sure Killzone and infamous look pretty but the gameplay just doesnt appeal to me. I have no doubt the situation will change though.
I fully bet all this hearsay came from the stupid fusion console rumor from before.
The gamepad is the best controller period! I haven't used my tv for gaming in like 4 months. No joke I almost feel like I don't need it.
I take me Wii U on road trips..
The gamepad is really not the best controller when theres so many good ones out there It's too big and builky
Sounds like someone doesn't own one.
It's surprisingly light, and also extremely ergonomic. In fact the controller is the first to be ergonomically designed in such a way to allow the index and middle fingers to rest above the bumpers and triggers at the same time.
Have you used one extensively yet? I know you dont own a wii u yet, but i find it weird how you still say games like W101 are mediocre or the gamepad is too big having not owned one. The size isnt really an issue because it weighs no more than a 360 controller and its just like having a 6 inch gap between your hands which is fine since when youre holding a wiimote and nunchuk that gap is even bigger.
LOL I love how peoples defence over this is "You haven't played on it" instead of giving great reasons to why it's better then other controllers out there, not like you can but it's still better then nothing. Yeah I have, HMV's game room down stairs in town. It's where I usually go after Uni finishes. @Concertoine "you still say games like W101 are mediocre" When the f*** have I said that on this article. The article isn't even about W101. Why are you making crap up to fuel your argument. Seriously man, don't argue with false counter points, it makes you look sad at the end of the day. You always do this but the fact that people agree with you guys when you offer no constructive argument is even more sad.
@Foxtrot I wouldn't neccessarily agree with the counterpoint "You haven't played on it" either, but I think they're making the counter argument to your statement it's too big and bulky. The controller is pretty light weight and it button placements are fairly well put together. I will say having two screens showing the exact same display at the same time can be distracting. When used correctly like Zombie U or Rayman, the gamepad works quite well.
I have better things to do than make up stuff. That's a very specific reference. Im not even accusing you of anything really, just asking why you say this stuff when you dont own the system. For all i know there could be a reason, your girlfriend has one, your friend does, etc. Thats why i asked. http://n4g.com/news/1434078... "Wonderfull 101 was average at best, it was nothing special." Im just genuinely curious how you formed an opinion on an entire game exclusive to a system you dont own or an opinion on a controller you logically wouldnt have handled for very long. But apparently you play some after school. So now i know you have spent a fair amount of time with the controller and just dont like it. Fair enough, though logically people will disagree because most find the controller comfortable. Though the fact that you didnt defend your opinion of W101 and instead claimed i was lying tells me that you probably didnt play it. And when do i make false arguments? Theyre probably agreeing with me because im pointing out the fact that you dont yet own the system and the fact that you said W101 was average at best. If you ask me to link something i link it, nothing false about it.
Woops that link is dead, heres the right one. http://n4g.com/news/1434078... In case this one doesnt work either (something finicky about n4g on mobile) google "hideki kamiya says the wii u is not harder to develop for than ps3 n4g" and it'll be the top result.
We knew that..it was just rumors conected by fanboys of internet.
Good. Stick to your product, stay loyal.
Wii u gamepad with a 3ds cart slot... Boom game over
I wish they would of made that gamepad portable
Nintendo should release a more powerful console, makes no sense to keep a console that is 65% less powerful than
Man I really love Ninty. I mean, if you're one of those who grew up with Marios, Zelda, Contra, Donkey Kong, and freakin Metroid you'd love Nintendo too but lately they have been heading downhill in terms of their games, customer relations, and poor hardware. Nintendo makes great games but it would be nice to have some fresh new IPs wouldn't it? Marios and Zelda are kind of getting old. It doesn't help when most good 3rd party games skip the WiiU too. P.S. I think Nintendo should make a full flegded Pokemon rpg with stunning graphics and battle system for the WiiU. That will sell at least 3 million WiiU consoles in preorders alone.
Nintendo does not need a new console . theres is powerful enough it PowerPC based bot x86. You don't need 8 gigs with powerpc. A Wii u with 500 gig HDD would be nice. Tablet CPU vs IBM POWERPC.. come on people think for yourselfs
Nintendo does not need a new console . theres is powerful enough it PowerPC based not x86. You don't need 8 gigs with powerpc. A Wii u with 500 gig HDD would be nice. Tablet CPU vs IBM POWERPC.. come on people think for yourselfs
If you wanted to surprise someone, would you admit to the rumours? plus if they don't reveal new hardware at E3, It doesn't mean they wont reveal new hard ware this year. They might just hold there own presentation somewhere else like Sony does. & if they don't reveal any new hardware this year then... oh well!! They will release new hardware when they're ready!
nintendo needs to get into the mobile market FAST, they cant keep relying on the dead wii, and the crumbling 3ds.
Get help son..... for your family....
3DS: more than 40 million units sold worldwide so far, and the best selling videogame hardware of 2013 by a landslide. If that's your definition of "crumbling", I would love to be in Nintendo's shoes right now. :)