Miyamoto isn't sure if he can say that Wii U will be significantly more powerful than other systems currently available.
Wii U will fail simply because the casual customers who bought the first wii doesn't know this is the NEXT GEN Wii. More of a Upgradable add on in there eyes.
Im sure of it the name will throw people off with confision. Example: Kid tells mom get me Wii u for xmas. Mom gets Wii kid throws fit. Could happen. Also im not to sure about the controller and I relise nintendos emphasis is on that controller. If they really want to bring in the harcore non ninty like dead space/ bioshock /cod type games, they are not going to want to game on that interactive controller long term. I would not want to play all games after really subjectively analyzing that controller. I hope Nintendo makes a separate controller for those types of games because I know there will be a demand for it. Might have to get an after market type controller if possible.
There is one major thing that controller will be extremely useful for in games like Dead Space, Batman, Mass Effect etc etc. and thats displaying inventoy and stats.
Interesting I don't want to knock the controller one bit until I can try it you know but.. I'm just more oriented with the xbox/ps3 controllers tbh. I like those ideas though!
@azngaara Sorry but rpgs have used it for yrs, it's called the select or start button, or whatever button the devs want to designate as the menu button. Some games will kill you when your not paying attention. If you and others get excited at a designated inventory screen, by all means but i am a stubborn type if it's not practical or reasonable it's a waste of time. I really hope developers think of a better use for the screen than a extra inventory screen or a constantly zoomed sniper scope.
", it's called the select or start button, or whatever button the devs want to designate as the menu button. " Yeah that totally doesn't take you out of the action...
@TurismoGTR And that's why you have one bubble... lulz
expect for the part after E3, where all my local news stations covered the wiiu, which was odd, saying the wii is dead and the wiiu is coming out soon. but yet had nothing about M$ or sony's E3 point being, i'm sure it will get more coverage once its out/ about to be released. the local news and the world news covered the wii. even if this isn't as popular, i'm sure they will mention it.
It better be cheap as hell since they aren't putting a blu-ray or dvd drive in it, like 150-200 dollars cheap.
better have some kick ass games too, i dont want to spend 200$ on something that im only gonna play a mario game and super smash on. im looking for some actual games
my God that is the stupidest comment ever and shows u have zero understandig of the tech... DVD is 9 gigs. Blu ray is 25 gigs or more and most of the space is never used for games. Nintendo is using their own format thats around 20 gigs. are you really stupid enough to think that it comes without any way of playing discs at all? Go back to Sony, they'll miss you and they need people like you.. Nintendo is more for people with enough common sense to figure things out.
"are you really stupid enough to think that it comes without any way of playing discs at all?" Seems like you're the stupid one, as I never said or implied in my comment that it wouldn't be able to read discs. How about you actually read my comment first before commenting like an idiot? Sound like a plan?
I was really excited about this thing up until E3. The more I hear about Wii U, the more it sounds like a really bad idea. I see this thing failing for many reasons which have already been listed in this thread so I won't repeat them. Not having the simple ability to play DVDs is asinine to me.
This sounds dumb. If they go cheap on the power all they'll have is a console around the same power as the PS3 and 360. That won't be worth buying a year or two after it comes out. They have to make it as powerful as they can.
this is KEY. Anything over $350 will cause problems for nintendo.
Yeah no sorry $350 alone will cause problems regardless of the graphics, just because that is alot of money, just as it would for the ps4/720. Can't read the article, keeps locking my ps3 up, but it is a safe bet to reason the wii u, will not be as powerful as people initially believed it would be. Balancing price with power, forgot controller costs, and the profit lvl they want to maintain on their hardware, in the description. If it's as powerful or slightly more powerful than the current systems anything above $250, will be a problem for nintendo, to get ps3/360 users.
Ive always played games on a playstation console for years before i tried out gears of war on the 360.i didnt naturally know where x,y,a or b were so i needed to look down to tap buttons.u can imagine how terrible i played.relating to this experience years ago,im wondering how useful having a screen on a controller would be on any fastpaced game.
Dude it's not like every game is going to change to use that feature... Some of you are just morons...Like devs wouldnt think of that.. Just because its a new controller and it will bring new ways to play doesnt mean they cant make it work with old style games... I would hate to see some of you drive if you never do anything but look dead ahead and I'd hate to see how quickly you get blown awway on a battle field by never lowering you weapon and looking down from time to time. Just another hater happy to look like a moron to grasp for any kind of negative about something you will probably never support unless Sony copies it.
nintendo firstly need to bring forth more detailed specs for the system the controller isnt all that bad but onli using one per console would be horrible and if im buying this for $250/$300 i dnt want old ps3/360 ports ive played them already i want new games and i want things lookin and playing better than what i have now its all up to nintendo. i really thought they were gonna start off the new generation and make microsoft and sony sweat but we will have to just wait and see
the ps3 is considered cutting edge tech in the console race right now and that has bluray, 200-odd gb hard drive. You can get a ps3 for about £200 now, nintendo are said to be offering a console with a 'similar' level of capability to ps3 with wiiu, but it has no bluray player and it has no hard drive. Nintendo have said they are cutting those features to keep costs down, so if it is basically a ps3 level cpu but without the 'expensive' bluray drive and hard drive, then nintendo have absolutely NO excuse at all for a big price tag. if this thing costs a penny over £250 then nintnedo are having a laugh.
It's not the console that's going to be overly expensive, it's the controller, that's what's going to drive up the cost. It's going to be anywhere from $80 - 120 US, and the console will probably be evenly priced with the PS3/360. Not to mention you can add a harddrive to the Wii U, or so I've read, it just doesn't have an internal one, which really isn't needed because Nintendo doesn't really do demos and movies and a whole lot of big, downloadable games on their VC.
They do have a new online service though.
Yeah i see what you mean about the controller, but with no bluray drive/licence and no big hard drive, the cost of the controller would still not push it beyond the price of a ps3 (assuming the wiiu is on the same level graphically.) I will only pay £250 for a wiiu if the technology is actually worth it. paying the same price as a ps3 or more is unacceptable if the tech is on the same level and has features MISSING! and come to think of it, how can nintendo provide a next gen online experience with no hard drive? i mean, if a game has downloadable content, how will you store that content? Think grand theft auto lost and damned and ballad of gay tony... How can those type of downloads be offered to wiiu users when there is no space to store them? Will it be possible to stream downloadable games/content straight from a hard drive?
Its not just "hardware" which racks up the costs. Its also R&D which they need to profit back. Hence the reason why Ps3 was so expensive, they needed to return a solid profit before they could lower the proce. It wasn't just the hardware itself. "and come to think of it, how can nintendo provide a next gen online experience with no hard drive? i mean, if a game has downloadable content, how will you store that content? Think grand theft auto lost and damned and ballad of gay tony... " Either SD card or External HDD. I rather have them like that. I can pick the kind of hardware i want. (yes its possible with Ps3 too, but that means i have to open the harddrive slot.) "I will only pay £250 for a wiiu if the technology is actually worth it. paying the same price as a ps3 or more is unacceptable if the tech is on the same level and has features MISSING! " I doubt its on Ps3 level. They said "at least". Its been 6 years now. Hardware has become more efficient and "stronger". We still don't know what the specs are, so no point in worrying about it now.
Even if they sell at a loss ninty usually make their money on accessories.
$400 is pushing it. so far, it looks like they are trying to rally the hardcore crowed with all the 'mature' games being shown off
I think a $300 price point is a safe bet. a little over the price of 3DS to justify a "newer" experience, but not too much to the conscience consumer. This is a reasonable sweetspot for Nintendo to hit. Afterall, I'm sure some of the graphics and tech that 360 and PS3 run has to be quite cheap by now compared to over 6 years ago, so its not reasonable to expect a similar system but with a little more punch, ala Wii, to run the next gen abilities of the controller. Edit: One more thing I would like to point out. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... The technology the new controller of Wii U has has been around for some time, so with that in mind, don't expect the controller to be too expensive either. But, it will be a little steep, given the high quality screen its using, and resolution; not too mention the controller's size.
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