What the successor to the Wii U must have

Whatever happens between now and the next few years, there is no doubt that Nintendo are working on their new home console. A while ago it was revealed that Nintendo had a restructure and combined their handheld and home console divisions so that they are unified. This raised a lot of questions about new hardware and Iwata said that for Nintendo’s next generation of consoles: “Home consoles and handheld devices will no longer be completely different and they will become like brothers in a family of systems.” Whatever Iwata decides to do with Nintendo’s next home console, there are some things it must have that the Wii U did/does not have.

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Chupa-Chupa1279d ago

the Wii U will be with us for another 3-4 years, let's talk about this then.

mikeslemonade1279d ago

I will be buying the new nintendo console in less than two years. And it better be considerbly stronger than a PS4.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1279d ago (Edited 1279d ago )

Let me give you some facts.
Nintendo system spans 5-6 years.

Wii U release Nov. 18, 2012.

You won't get another til 2017-18.

MrPink20131279d ago

Nintendo is likely thinking long and hard how to approach its next system. Apparently it's going to be a hybrid of a game console and a handheld. I hope that doesn't mean once again due to costs the technical capabilities are lower than they could be.

I think Sony and Microsoft will pull away from what we know as traditional game consoles and Nintendo will keep plugging away.

3-4-51279d ago

E3 2016 = New Nintendo Console Introduction and info.

Will release in 2018.

We should be getting a new Nintendo handheld in 2016/17 though.

KaladinStormblessed1279d ago

Why are we already talking about next gen? This gen just came out. They're acting like the WiiU is dead.

GoPanthers9991279d ago

A new name, games at launch, a real online service and 3rd party games. Planning on enjoying my current Wii U games for a long time, since I dont see this happening anytime soon.

pcz1279d ago

''What the successor to the Wii U must have''


-Foxtrot1279d ago

A standard, traditional controller in the style of an upgraded, improved Gamecube controller.

That's basically the main thing I want from them next gen, no more gimmicks or fancy stuff which is going to raise the price when they could be making their system more powerful to get at least some third party games on their console.

Concertoine1279d ago

It would seem kind of weird for them to go back to the GC controller. I think the pro controller with analog triggers would be logical progression.

-Foxtrot1279d ago (Edited 1279d ago )

Why? It was their thing while the Pro controller just looks like a cheap unofficial Xbox 360 controller...least the Gamecube one had some kind of identity. Mock ups are near perfect, imagine what Nintendo could do with it

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1279d ago (Edited 1279d ago )


Uh no.

The Pro Controller is just a Wii U gamepad without a screen.

Xbox Controller can't even have their own configuration buttons. They have to go and steal ABXY and swap them.

Plus the Pro Controller is more standard that both PS4 and Xbone controller considering it just a standard controller no features such as gyroscope.

Last 80 hours without charge.

marloc_x1279d ago (Edited 1279d ago )

So, no gimmicks or fancy stuff yet a controller with a unique identity.


superchiller1278d ago

-Foxtrot, this is exactly Nintendo's problem. In order to "set themselves apart" from their competition, they build their hardware around unappealing gimmicks, and are forced to downgrade the base console to accommodate the high cost of the gimmick. They also aim for a bare-bones hardware design, removing as many features as possible (and keeping specs to a bare minimum), to keep their profits as high as possible. This approach has resulted in some very poor hardware from Nintendo in the last decade or so.

This formula worked well for the Wii (for a while, until the waggle fad fizzled), but failed miserably for Wii U. The gamepad is the single main reason that the Wii U base console is so underpowered and lacking in features.

It certainly IS time to talk about a new console from Nintendo; sales of Wii U have again tanked, and the MK8 bump is gone (15k consoles sold last week, terrible). They'll get small bumps in hardware sales with each new first party release, but those quickly diminish back to very low levels.

It's hard to believe that Iwata is still with Nintendo, he really no longer understands what gamers want. He should have been canned years ago.

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