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Nintendo Not Including All Wii U Features At Launch?

According to a rumor, right when Wii U launches this November, consumers will not be able to experience some of the new console’s features, including Miiverse and Near field communication (NFC), so that they will not be overwhelmed by the excess of its features. The rumor suggests that Nintendo intends to add features to Wii U over time, including the support of dual Wii U GamePads, to combat products from the firm’s competition.

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FinalomegaS2809d ago

" Should not comment on rumors and speculations" without sources credibility verified.

Miiverse is such an important part of the wiiu and not to have it at launch would be just nonsense. NFC is ok since nintendo rarely spoke about but Miiverse is like wiiu big mystery social connection.

scottd2809d ago

also the use of dual wii u gamepads is not a big deal cuz you wont be able to buy an extra one till later in 2013

mamotte2809d ago

Not to mention there wont be any games using dual Wiiu controllers for a few months.

darthv722808d ago

I mean as long as it comes out of the box with what counts then that is good for me. Looking back at ps3 and 360, those had features added to them after the fact.

i can see that those who got one after those periods never knew the platform without those features. those of us who there from the beginning, it's like watching your child grow.

okay that was a lame metaphor.

jmc88882808d ago

Miiverse is an attempt to be important. It would be nice. But social media as a whole is a fad, as there will be the internet where people communicated both before and after the social media nonsense.

But Miiverse is a bit different. It has a purpose, and it isn't claiming to be things it's not, unlike other social media darlings of wall street. It's purpose is to connect people within the realm of the Nintendo gaming experience.

So it wouldn't be good overall for it not to be out, BUT personally I really don't care as I'm not getting the Wii U so I can talk to other people, I'm getting it to game.

That said, IF true, then the online features of Nintendo's network really are behind the 8 ball, and it should maybe concern us a little bit about the online FPS's and other online games at launch.

But again it would be egg on Nintendo's face because they have talked about it alot when discussing the Wii U.

But let's just remember that people. The Wii U is about gaming, so let's not go overboard with the lack of interaction.

Remember how many people were so antsy to get PS HOME. Really, really waiting for it like Cartman and the Wii episode, and then when PS Home arrived, it sucked so bad, and tanked so hard.

Not saying Miiverse will tank like that, just saying it's not really integral to enjoying the games, you just won't have any potential enhanced enjoyment from it...if any.

BitbyDeath2808d ago

Sony didn't have Home release straight away either and that ship has really taken off. I'm sure Miiverse will be fine as well.

Anon19742808d ago

Meh. I'm not concerned. How long did we hear about PS Home before it became available? The nice thing about consoles these days is they can add or remove features as they go along, that way if something isn't working or new ideas come up they can pop them into our consoles.

Personally I don't think this would be a deal breaker for any Wii-U fan.

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scottd2809d ago

Thats weird that they wont have Miiverse at launch.

Fishy Fingers2809d ago

Miiverse would surely be missed. The rest isn't such a big deal, they'll introduce them as they go. Let us not forget, this isn't anything unusual MS/Sony did the same this gen.

RFornillos42809d ago

i don't believe that's the case... going back to interviews with Reggie, he mentioned that as soon as you turn on Wii U, Miiverse is the first thing that you see. so I doubt they would not include it; also with Miiverse being a significant aspect of Nintendo's social network.

as for NFC, it was admitted by Nintendo that no Wii U launch window games will use it yet -- so it doesn't necessarily mean they will exclude it at launch. Nintendo's been known to add stuff on their consoles that may or may not be used initially.

as for support for dual gamepad; similar to NFC, no launch window game will take advantage of it yet. although does not necessarily mean they'd exclude it, but probably something a Wii U update can also handle.

I can probably understand Nintendo TVii not being initially available for some regions since they'd probably need to partner with the region's available cable companies and/or similar services.

ronin4life2809d ago

Perhaps certain facets of miiverse will be incomplete on day 1?

monkey6022809d ago

I have an order on the ZombiU model WiiU but I'm seriously concidering pulling out and getting my cash back. 1 month left to launch and we know little more than we did about the console a year ago. Some of the games look great but i was let down by the Wii's support after launch with only a select few games i could have been interested in. I may just wait and see the WiiU prove itself and pick one up after the new year

HappyCamper1722809d ago (Edited 2809d ago )

dont believe the rumors. its just a rumor without any source

monkey6022808d ago

I'm not talking about this rumour. I'm on about how we are just a few weeks away from launch date and nobody has a solid answer to give about the basic features of the console. We dont know much about the online structure or hardware capabilities. Hell there was a conference here in ireland a fortnight ago and nintendo couldnt even get a demo WiiU ready to show. Ubisoft did but they only had one and it wasnt even a final product they couldnt show any of the basic tools down to even how the remote charges. They literally couldnt show anything more than two of their games in a running state. It's atrocious for something we're hoping to drop a money on in a short time

monkey6022808d ago

I'm not talking about this rumour. I'm on about how we are just a few weeks away from launch date and nobody has a solid answer to give about the basic features of the console. We dont know much about the online structure or hardware capabilities. Hell there was a conference here in ireland a fortnight ago and nintendo couldnt even get a demo WiiU ready to show. Ubisoft did but they only had one and it wasnt even a final product they couldnt show any of the basic tools down to even how the remote charges. They literally couldnt show anything more than two of their games in a running state. It's atrocious for something we're hoping to drop money on in a short time

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