A Nintendo insider has said that Nintendo rushed the Wii U Controllers’ final architecture, and that they “still don’t work properly”. The system, he says, is in “development hell.”
Wii U June 2012 release date? We'll see... 7_7
this is bad..what is happening to nintendo? they losing the plot. Wii U looks terrible 3DS is in big trouble.
yeaaaaah the 3ds is a fail right now since it was rushed also, now nintendo is doing it to the wii-u i figured from the looks of the console, but such a close release date? wow. nintendo needs to fix the way they do things, i think they got in over their head with their wii success
Nintendo had no choice but to announce it since the rumors were pretty close to the real thing. I hope it does work out for them, cause I love the duel screen setups.
I think Nintendo are just making the same misteps that Sony did when they launched the Ps3. They got carried away with the Wii success and thought that the fanbase would just lap up whatever they came out with next. The only company that can do that and get away with is is Apple. I am sure they will work hard, just like SOny did, to right the ship, but it will cost them.
believe everything 01net says. lmfao no thank you. 3ds is in sales uproar and the wiiu is in development. they have a year to get it done with everyone is so quick to say doom when nintendo does anything.
@nycredude Nintendo is making way more bad moves then sony has ever done. The only problem sony had with the PS3 was the price. Nintendo has way more than price.
Wii U looks terribly awesome
It's still too early to call it, Nintendo is making some pretty big blunders lately, but if they have any competence left in them they will make the Wii U work, after all it's their next gen home console, can they afford not to get this right?.
Your too harsh on the Big N my friend (j/k). Do not forget the old saying. "In Nintendo we trust" Okay pretty much everyone uses that but it just sounded so right for the moment. lol! XD But seriously its too early to tell. This is the Big N we are talking about they've been in far worse situations and they've always finds a way to come back.
@tiffac008 Lol! xD well I really do want to trust in Nintendo, but they've shot themselves in the foot so may times Im surprised they have a leg to stand on ;p But yeah agreed, Nintendo have faced much worse :)
They probably wanted to show it at E3
It's like Nintendo just don't care anymore. HERE'S THIS NEW CONSOLE, IT'S AMAZING! IT HAS ALL THESE GAMES! It doesn't work properly and developers are getting nowhere. Here comes the Nintendo train wreck.
Wait until after the console is released, at least. :-/
your saying all that based on info from a "nintendo insider" ?...interesting
lol but if this was a sony insider saying that something from sony was in development hell, pirate thom would be on the attack, and claiming it was from an xbox fanboy.
eh but you still have to admit it was rushed, Nintendo was undoubtedly feeling intimidated by the Kinect
Not kinect, the fact that they have absolutely nothing from third parties more than shovelware, the previous gen PS2 was selling millions while being the less powerful console in that time (aside of the DreamCast) but that never stop Third Parties to release their games for the console, with the wii is the opposite, it's the best selling console this gen, but they can't get enough third party support as the HD consoles, all the major releases are in the HD consoles with the exception of lame COD ports or sport games that still being released for the PS2 as-well (lol) it's the same every gen with Nintendo, they cannot get Real third party support for years now...
I thought it was more like "HERE YOU GO GUYS...A BRAND NEW GIMMICK Happy Gaming... .......pssst we also have third party studios now"
"It's like Nintendo just don't care anymore. HERE'S THIS NEW CONSOLE, IT'S AMAZING! IT HAS ALL THESE GAMES! It doesn't work properly and developers are getting nowhere." No one can prove what this "nintendo insider" said is true.. It would have helped to click the link before jumping the gun like an idiot Thom...... It doesn't look good. But here is the good news... I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to geico. 7_7
Most new tech has alot of problem out of the gate
Yeah,In some sense, I would agree that most new tech has a lot of problem out of the gate. The thing is,I respect Nintendo for taking risk. But Nintendo need to do their homework before they incorporate a technology in their systems.
Yeah, good idea, maybe you should go tell Nintendo to research the technology they're incorporating into their new console. I bet they never thought to do that. That's some really valuable thinking right there and you say Nintendo take risks? You sir are the pinnacle of innovative thinking- this is what Nintendo have been missing all along. Problem solved!
I really wish they would go software only, like Sega. Except they'd have some great games.
No, the handheld market survives because of Nintendo. I wouldn't mind MUCH if they leave the console market, but they should keep making handhelds at any cost.
I agree that Nintendo needs to stay in the handheld market, but releasing Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong Country, etc. for the 360/PS3 or 720/PS4 would be gaming nirvana and I believe would help stabilize the industry a bit.
Yeah, you're right. I forgot all about the handhelds. But hopefully the Vita will deliver on its potential and rejuvenate an admittedly stagnant market.
@cervantes99 Agreed, but Nintendo has asserted the fact that they will NEVER go third party several times. They've said that if they go out of the market, so do their games. Pity, really... What would I not give to play Zelda on my Xbox... sigh... :P
@ Shubhankar " They've said that if they go out of the market, so do their games." If Nintendo were ever at risk of going down someone would very quickly snap them up. But I doubt they'll ever go bust.
I would prefer if Nintendo release a console as powerful as Sony's an MS so we can have a Zelda game as we would play it in a Ps3 and/or 360. What happened is that Nintendo is focusing too much on the gameplay aspect, but everything has to go together. It is very important to have great gameplay experiences, but they also need technology. What is the purpose of releasing a console every 5-7 years if it is going to have the same tech? Nintendo need to up their game in every aspect, not just gameplay.
Why do people want Nintendo go software only? Really, they are the only ones who try to innovate in their console-development. They were also the saviors of the whole gaming-market! Seriously, give them atleast respect.
That innovation is what is killing them
The lack of innovation is also killing the entire industry. Sony and Microsoft have basically been sharing all the third party games, while all the games on consoles are just slight upgrades of games and genres from last gen with better graphics. The stagnation of gaming will only get worse unless someone does something, and the truth is that Sony and Microsoft are more interested in killing everyone else off than trying to keep the industry as a whole healthy. Also, if Nintendo ever did go software only, you would see alot of their franchises die. If they came to be in that state, do you really think they would be a healthy enough company to do anything other than Mario? If you think Nintendo games are awesome, buy a Nintendo console. You get games, the industry gets more variety and revenue, and it grows bigger and stronger. Simple as that.
Nintendo are legends who paved the way for gaming, who are you freaking noob? Probably doesn't know nintendos history ignorant gamer.
Nintendo paved the way, shaped history, blah blah blah... So did the British Empire, Nazi Germany, and Imperial Japan. Where are they now, I wonder?
William, while the governments changed, the countries are still around.... Also, Nintendo isn't geonocidal or imperialistic. In fact, out of the big companies, they are the least so...
@ above However...I read somewhere that Nintendo has the absolute worst waste management of any gaming company when it comes to discarded electronics.
that would be the end of the industry
LOL Love watching the haters rush in to pounce. Were this article a" Wii U proven to be 4 times as powerful as PS3) It would be taken as complete BS and rumor but of course its negativce and trolls like Pirate just cant help but take it as complete fact.... Yes kids we have controllers with Rumble,Motion snesing and touch pads but all this stuff is so new and high tech that it stops working when you slap the Nintendo name on it. Nothing in the Wii u is that new. Its all been in other gaming devices before or other forms of electronics.
The fact the Wii needed an add on to do what was promised day 1, 3DS needs an add on analogue circle and the fact this isn't the first time a report about the Wii U's problems (unfinalised hardware, multiple software updates per day) has come out, I'd be pretty confident that Nintendo have completlely lost sight of how to build hardware. But, hey, don't let the bitterness get to you too much, we only told you this would happen.
"I'd be pretty confident that Nintendo have completlely lost sight of how to build hardware." LOL!!!
Hold on, before the DSi, every single Nintendo console was "done", the revisions made it smaller, add ons were all pretty specific to genres there was nothing as redundant as Motion+ or lacking the foresight after the PSP to only include one analogue stick on a handheld in 2011. You can "LOL" but between underpowered, overpriced hardware and the need for add ons just to make the devices perform as they should, you don't see a problem here because I certainly do.
You missed one thing, Pirate Thom....Nintendo NEVER promised 1:1 motion control for the Wii - people, such as yourself, merely assumed that to be the case. Secondly, Nintendo have a history of building reliable hardware for years. I doubt they have 'forgot' how to build it. Thirdly, this article is an old one, and has been discussed before (2 weeks ago). Every piece of hardware has troubles that need to be overcome at the start - new things the developers have to get used to. And all companies have their own internal struggles (power, financial etc). It's nothing new, and nothing unique to Nintendo. However, we are hearing this from an unnamed source, but every developer that has officially gone on record have praised the development process on Wii U, and the power they have available to them (even on unfinished dev kits).
pirate troll, just go away. you know not much, and you are extremely annoying. "I'd be pretty confident that Nintendo have completlely lost sight of how to build hardware" you're nothing but a internet fanboy (of the sony variety), wtf do you know about building hardware? or game development??
That can't be good.
What? i thought Nintendo already got "the magic" for WiiU and they sooooo confident when they explaining it on E3 But this make it clear why nintendo stock were drops when they announced WiiU...
I love how you all take this "rumour" as fact. I would love to see all your reactions if someone posts a "Report" detailing how Sony´s PS4 is having a lot of problems. LOL, would love to see your comments. here are some: -Omg stop posting rumors1!1! -Sony would never do such a thing, they are teh powerhorsex of gamings lolololololo. -I have an uncle of a friend of an ex girlfriend of mah granma that told me that it is in fact nintendo/microsoft that are having problems!! don´t belive me? I have a link to a 4chan/1net/dracula.com site. For christ sake, stop taking rumors as fact, wait for the final word. When has nintendo ever had problems with their hardware? it has the lowest defect rate of all the consoles in all the generations. So wait for the final word from developers/nintendo. (In fact all that developers have been saying about WII U is that its really easy to work on it and that its power is at least equal to ps3/360 if not more powerfull.
I agreed with you, only...the source of this rumor come from the same folks who revealed the add stick for the 3DS? Rumors can be made up by some crazy people, but there are a lot of times where...how should I say this..where there's smoke, there's fire? But yes you are right about everything else, but who knows whats really going on at this point.
Well said, but you have to realize that sony fanboys are very insecure.
lol insecure about what exactly? This is a rumor on nintendo,has nothing to do with Sony or their loyalists. Every camp like to trump on the others faults, its natural at this point. Vita from what I am reading lately sound like its in good shape, lot of raves you know. The ps3 is now at the price the wii was at, mind you, it packs in newer tech and much more than a wii for 250 and its profitable at that. The line up this year(2011) has been very good, littlebigplanet 2, killzone 3,motorstorm apacolypse, socom 4,white knight chronicles 2, infamous 2, resistance 3,ratchet n clank all 4 one, uncharted 3 I mean... Even the ps2 still around and the psp is doing ok, so idk why would they have to feel insecure. I mean the wii hasnt had a decent title in a while, and the 3DS isnt looking good despite its recent gains via its price drop. No one is insecured about anything here, if anything its just n4g.
Supremacy, Then why the hell did you go and defend Sony just now if this is a Nintendo thread? That what you are doing is exactly the "insecure" matter the above are talking about.
@sidar he started talking about it because other people were already talking about it. He didn't bring up Sony first, other people did. And Achtung, all fanboys are insecure, no need to only pin sony fanboys down.
@ sidar I know right? It didn't take 5 minutes for someone to show their insecurity by claiming they're not insecure. @ supremacy It has nothing to do with Sony being insecure, it's the people like you and Pirate up there that have some kind of complex that gives you the need to make yourselves look superior to everyone else threw your material possessions. I don’t know maybe your mom didn’t hug you enough, or maybe you grew up poor and now can afford some stuff you used to want, and have to prove it’s “the best”. Maybe you are just a spoiled brat who got praised for everything you ever did (no matter how small) and have to feel like you’re the best at everything. Maybe you are just arrogant enough to think your opinion’s are the best and everyone else on this earth should feel the same way. Who knows? Chances are you don’t even know, otherwise you would probably work on fixing the issue causing the insecurity. One thing is for sure ya’ll can’t see it yourself. If you could put yourselves in our shoes and see yourself how we see you, I bet you would make strides to change. Like Sidar said, you had to defend Sony in a Wii article to someone who wasn’t even bashing them. That in its self shows your insecure immaturity. Keep telling yourself you’re not, but know that you are only fooling yourself. Edit: I just realized even you avatar name backs my theory up. Think about it. @ cpayne93 No you're wrong, someone brought up Sony fanboys talking about the people in this article and then Supremacy started talking about how great the Vita is and listing exclusives. I do agree with you about all fanboy though. That is exactly right, the reason the Sony fanboys were brought up is because they are the ones trolling this article right not, so there is "the need" to pinpoint them. If you take a second to think about this stuff before jumping on the defensive it would make sense. Why would you start talking about MS or Apple fan boys in here when it’s the SDF making the noise?
@TyrionL yeah you're right. This article is flame bait though, I hope it isn't true. I may not have been fully behind the wii, but I still like Nintendo and I hope they make a comeback.
flame bait. all consoles go through phases and glitches before finally released. obviously. its part of making a console. dont complain until its released that way.
People should really just wait until the console is released, or close to release before judging...
. Concerning it's from the same (?) source, 01.net, whose spreading the 2nd circle pad rumors first, which turns out to be true... The rumors after that is that Satoru Iwata in hot seat. And now this...
How did this get approved? It's an OLD article (well, 2 weeks old anyway), and I'm pretty sure it was discussed to death then. The original article also states September 2012 for a release (although June was originally aimed for). The thing is quite simple - developers are using early development kits that are not based on finished hardware. They may not get finished hardware until the end of the year for all we know. Yet, from what I have been hearing from developers (who are confident enough to go on the record), the Wii U has been quite easy to develop for, no major problems have been uncovered, and they are all aware that they have not been given final dev kits.
Yup this report is old. http://n4g.com/news/830610/...
Dude seriously! You have all these haters bragging as if this OLD rumor is a NEW fact. Even if it is true, which i doubt, people act as if this is the version of the WiiU Nintendo will sell. This is an early development kit people, i doubt it will be for sale.
That's not what the Ubisoft demoing said. Besides, this is from some "Nintendo insider", it should just be taken as a rumor, not to mention, the console is still a whole year from launch. All of you bashing Nintendo is jumping the gun needa chillout, you're judging something way too early on and based off of unconfirmed information that is actually contradicted by other devs. Get real.
Damn, WTF Nintendo. What's wrong with you guys lately?
Enough time to fix it. No biggie.
Ninty in trouble! First the 3DS, now this... Looks like even their handheld business won't be able to save them this time.
Typical Drone. Your avatar is very fitting.
@ Droid Oh noes! Ninty is having trouble with their unreleased system! FAIL NINTENDO! oh wait...they're just being like any other normal company, trying to make something happen, learning their hardware
I think the WiiU will work fine. I dont get why people think the 3DS is broken I have one and had no problems with it and its impressive. Ok there were not many AAA games at the start but they are on there way and sales are still strong for it too. I have even said it will be the number 1 selling console this Christmas and I expect the WiiU will be fine once it is released. Remember everyone saying Kinect did not work sat down ect and when it was released it worked fine will be the same with the wiiu.