According to a few recent patents placed by Nintendo the Japanese hardware maker has considered making the new screen for the the Wii U support HD resolutions and 3D gaming.
this thing has a lot of potential lets hope nintendo are gonna knock this out of the park, it seem like they are leaving no stone unturned with the wii U and i think thay have a hammerblow coming at e3 with the 3rd party lineup coming to this machine
I doubt it. The controller is already too expensive and adding an HD & 3D screen will make it a lot more expensive and Nintendo want to maintain it at low cost as possible. I'm not telling it wont be a great idea but not Nintendo's.
Doubt it. Nintendo wants to price the Wii U competitively so they'll keep the costs down as much as possible.
Pretty much this. I think the controller will be like $100 alone or more. I have no clue what they are planning to do with this thing. I heard each controller is assigned to the user so there is no such thing as a random controller unless you have a Wiimote or Classic Controller. I think you may need the Wiimote with this thing too. So many questions. The confusion is not really intriguing anymore.
I actually think they could get it to $50 or $60 for the controller. They just wouldn't be making any money off of it like console makers usually do. I'm sure they'll be pulling a profit for each WiiU sold so it's not like they have to recoup losses. The only issue is selling it to consumers.
I think that there is a good chance for HD, 3D not so much... All cost issues aside, 3D is suppose to be a 3DS feature. Why compete with your own handheld?
Might be an attempt to make the two more integral. We already know that the two devices will be compatible and the 3DS might even serve as a controller for the Wii U.
Keep the cost as low as possible, I say. HD on such a small screen wouldn't make a different at all. The Pad won't be the main play screen and will probably be in motion a lot of the time, or display 2D inventory screens or maps, so 3D would be an afterthought for developers and consumers alike.
This means the controller will be terribly expensive. And it's still a controller, not a console. You can't take it away with you and play as portable.
U really don't understand why everyone think the Controller is going to be so expensive... The 3DS cost about 100 bucks to make.... Thwiiupad has No CPU GPU.... No wifi router... Just a screen... Regular buttons a gyro/accelomwter and a case... I think it cost 30 bucks to make.... 60-70 to sell
Im glad someone really gets it and that these components arent as expensive as most people think they are.
the wii cost less than $90 to make, sold for $300. So logically if the controller costs $30 to make then it will cost $100 to sell. Good'ol nintendo.
Lolwhat? The Wii costed $250 bro, unless you're in another country. And that doesn't mean the Pad will be so highly priced. Nintendo said that they want the Wii U priced competitively so basically they'll be willing to take LESS of a profit than they normally would, or maybe even break even on it.
Wii was a stand alone console... Not a controller
@yabhero The Wii U is a console. They just give you the ability to play it like a handheld. Being a handheld and being like one are two different things.
I know that... I was saying that something with a lot more tech that the WiiUPad costs just 100 bucks to makes... the WiiU Pad has none of the stuff in the 3DS so it costs less to make
I think they could make it like 480p but not like full 1080p hd. They already said that the console itself is 3d capable. We all know nintendo is king of stretching features on a console. I think the 3d part maybe a upgraded features about year 3-4 just to kinda refresh the controller. Also nintendo is know for putting features into a console weeks before a reveal. So at this point anything is possible. Ii think NOA knows they have a lot of work to do to make up to fans... Let's hope they have one of the best console launches ever.
3D is a gimmick on a handheld. Please just leave that out. It adds unnecessary costs.
Yeah everything is a gimmick when it's paired with a Nintendo console. I guess the rumble feature, shoulder buttons, wireless controllers were gimmicks also. Only now they are standard for every console. HA! You guys kill me.
It's a gimmick unless it's supported on a Sony platform. Touch Screen for DS = Gimmick For Vita = "Cool!" 3D for 3DS = Gimmick 3D for PS3 = "the future of gaming!" Motion Control on Wii = Gimmick Motion Control on PS3 = "Innovative way to play games."
God you Nintendo fanboys are paranoid, lol.
Omg, im so glad that u said this because its getting very old how much people throw out the gimmick phrase to try and belittle a feature that a company is trying to include into gaming... i love having and finding new ways to game, giving options can never be a bad thing really
I gonna get Wii U just for this controller and Nintendo games. Bring the Wii U to me this year or early next year!
If it's not HD it would defeat the whole streaming games onto it thing, who wants to play standard def games.
If it were 480p it'd probably look ok the small (ish) screen on the controller... Either way I guess we'll find out in a few months at E3
I guess if they could achieve something like 480/560p that could look like hd...hopefully. But now i'm concerned about screen quality (colours, blacks, contrast, hz)
Personally, I think its a great idea to add HD and 3D capability to the Wii U's controller simply because the high demands for new entertainment experiences is getting bigger every year. That said, I believe just about hand held device manufactured a few years from now will have 3d build in now that quad core hand held devices are entering the market. So So it would be wise of Nintendo to built there next Gen console based on our future demands.
than what's the point of 3DS??!
Resident Evil Revelations! :)
U people arnt getting the point! 3ds has 3d,ok...wouldnt it be great for both nintys consoles to incorporate glasses-free 3d!!! 3ds has 3d,so...guess wht,so does my Wii U...kinda nice an't it!!! No other company can ay that lol cant wait:):):)s
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