Nintendo, your interface needs work

Nintendo Dpad writes:
"Interfaces are a huge deal when it comes to tech applications, and the Wii created a popular interface itself with its channel system. Easy to use and intuitive, which is why Microsoft probably borrowed from it. The drawback is interfaces need updating every once and a while, and the Wii's channel interface is in dire need of one."

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ndpad3459d ago

Crazy how the Wii menu has not been updated in over 3 years outside of sd card support.

Goomba123459d ago

It is interesting Nintendo doesn't take a more Apple approach to their interface. Hell the thing looks like something Apple would make, why not copy their interfaces as well.

D4RkNIKON3459d ago

I was just about to say, the interface is fine. It looks a lot like the interface on the iphone. They need to work on better games before they start to fix dumb things like that.

ChickeyCantor3459d ago (Edited 3459d ago )

While i get the point, you should not forget that simplicity is also a key to success.

Apparently the interface works very good, its just that the audience is ignorant on what you can do.
Nintendo should just make ads about online functions.

I think what you are trying to aim at is how some visuals should scream for attention, i guess Nintendo should do something about that, with sounds or wiggling channels.

Even then if most of them don't even know there is internet, in what way will they be able to update anything? Unless it comes with a disc i guess.

ndpad3459d ago (Edited 3459d ago )

Pre-installed software into the OS. This is no different than say the Weather and News Channels already pre-installed out of the box

Nintendo is too scared of Homebrew to actually update their interface anytime soon.

Edit:@ below
I didn't say anything about pre-existing customers. Those can only be targeted through ads. Have you seen a television ad for Wiiware? For Wii's online capabilities? Neither have I, yet Sony has an tv ad out right now showcasing its online features. A game disc could work, although, what would be even better would be software inside of a huge selling disc like NSMB. When inserted could update the OS before playing the game. That way there would be no need for a second disc.

ChickeyCantor3459d ago (Edited 3459d ago )

And those 50 million users who already own a wii?
most of them aren't online so even if the interface changes most of them still cant update unless it comes on a gamedisc

ChickeyCantor3459d ago

"Have you seen a television ad for Wiiware? For Wii's online capabilities?"

Yes thats what i said.

Then i dont get what your first comment towards me was about...

ActionBastard3459d ago

It's easy for kids. Don't expect it to change.

ChickeyCantor3459d ago

Yes cause an interface needs to be actiony and chaotic!

ActionBastard3459d ago (Edited 3459d ago )

Those are all signs of a well thought out UI :)

ActionBastard3459d ago

Or people could clutter their Channel screen less by buying less sh1tty, but nostalgic VC games. Just a thought.

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zerocrossing3459d ago (Edited 3459d ago )

the problem is when nintendo focused purely on the casual market they forgot that many of them have trouble using a computer, so not making a how to use Wii for dummies book to go along with the wii was a mistake, personaly i would like a new update but its not nessacary looks and sounds great to me just make some games for us hardcore gamers please hell even raving rabids was fun but then you went along and changed wat made it fun.

Double Toasted3459d ago

Wii's interface was my favorite, but now it looks a little dull compared to the 360's. All they would really need to do for me with the interface would be add a Hi-def finish to it, thats it, but we all know that won't happen...

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