Nintendo: We may have underestimated the shift to HD

Nintendo has admitted that the shift to high-definition visuals on the Nintendo Wii U, and the scale of work required to make this shift, has taken the company by surprise.

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dedicatedtogamers1981d ago

No kidding. Did ya think that - maybe, just maybe - when all those studios were complaining about how expensive it was to shift to HD between 2005 and 2008 that it might, y'know, be a bit difficult?

The frustrating thing is that Nintendo pulled all Wii development after 2010 (with the exception of Skyward Sword) and so...what have they been doing over the past 2 1/2 years???

fattyuk1981d ago (Edited 1981d ago )

Past 2 and a half years?

living in a cave somewhere, throwing all of there eggs in 1 basket... crawling out of the cave and saying " Hmmm High definition you say? Well we've got a new console with a tablet controller!"

NewMonday1981d ago

Sony had big disaster with the CELL, but they at least acted quickly and hired tech experts to write libraries and come up with techniques that can exploit the SPUs with talented western 1st party studios taking the lead. in the end they managed to dig themselves out of the hole they wer in.

but the problim for Nintendo is that the WiiU is limited in hardware power, that is something they cant fix with programming.

another big problem that is coming into light now is that Nintendo dosn't have good technical talent to make HD games, they under estmated the number of designers, artists and equipment needed to make a modern game.

other Japanese publishers spent a lot of time and money preparing for the new generation, Konami with the FOX engine, CAPCOM with Phata Rhi and SE with Agnis Philosophy, didn't Iwata and co stop to think what all the fuss was about

Conzul1981d ago

He must think kids have bad vision.

Mr_Nuts1981d ago (Edited 1981d ago )

What bugs me about this is that they must of saw how hard it was for other companies to shift to HD...especially other Japanese companies like Capcom and Square Enix.

Surely they would of prepared for this, they had an entire gen without HD while everyone else was using it or shifting towards it. Shouldn't they of been preparing themselves for it since they knew that after the Wii they would finally have to create a HD console.

As I've said Nintendo are traditionalists and will never be able to push forward untill they get with the program.

Now like every other Nintendo article, where people like to state the obvious problems with Nintendo, expect to be disagreed to death like we are "hating" on them

deafdani1981d ago

R & D for 3DS, R & D for Wii U, the subsequent launch of these two consoles, plus games... we've, so far, seen a lot of Nintendo games released on the 3DS, and we know that Nintendo has been also cooking quite a few Wii U games...

So, yeah, they've been doing a lot of stuff in the past two and a half years. Just because the Wii U games are taking more time than expected to launch doesn't mean Nintendo have been sitting lazily on their asses.

Knushwood Butt1981d ago

Sitting on their laurels, hoping that they can get away with another console based around a gimmick rather than any compelling software.

Campy da Camper1981d ago

The gamepad is not a gimmick IMO. It functions very, very well. The possabilites with games like fallout are numerous. Also being able to use it via WiFi as a tablet is cool, too. I'm happy with my Wii u purchase and I'm picky as hell.

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Pisque1981d ago

They said they «may» LMAO

Like there is a chance that they didn't underestimate the shift to HD.

Prime_281981d ago

Nintendo has already said this like 20 times already...

DragonKnight1981d ago

This is one of those "well duh" moments. Just another company who thinks they can tell people that their way is the right way.

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