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Will be backwards compatible with the Wii and Wii controllers!
Other rumored specs:
May support two tablet controllers
Whether or not Wii owners will be able to transfer their WiiWare and/or Virtual Console titles to the Wii U is unknown.
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The Freeman Returns 2012. I'll give it hope for another year...
I'm still on the fence with the controller....that's something I'm gonna have to tst drive first.
looks sweet i can't wait to see more games but they did great so far i think from 3rd party think it already has more than wii did that i wanted just gotta pick what version now :/
I like it, I hated the wii but this looks interesting
... I never asked for this.
I know how you're feeling about the controller. I also find it odd that the analog sticks are above the buttons. Not so bad for the D-Pad side, but I've never held a controller with the right analog stick above the primary buttons.
Where did you get the info on those specs? Usually they would announce them during the conference but I figured they didn't because they wanted more time to decide what to include.
Wikipedia, and the specs were announced, actually.
IDK, because it is Nintendo people will blindly defend it. At the same time they are somewhat justified since it will be the only HD console with some of our favorite IPs. I look at that controller and think it is nothing I want to hold for 2 hours playing the next Assassins Creed or Metro or well most anything. Granted I have not held it yet but I can imagine what holding a tablet pc with handles would feel like.
My biggest concern is the timing of it with the technology. Sony has said it is working on a new system, and it seems fair to say Microsoft has one on the horizon. Even if these systems are 3 years out that is 2014, we are not getting this till next year, so we are at best talking 2-3 years before Nintendo is behind on tech again. What happens then, more 2nd hand gimped ports?
A smaller concern is its network. My friends and I live all over the country, some of them over seas. We cant sit down and game on the same tv, we need a solid online experience to play together. So far I have no faith that Nintendo can accomplish this. Here is hoping for the best but reserving judgement till I get my hands on it.
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Take a look at what I've said regarding the Wii U's hardware in the other threads regarding this, it's almost a stepping stone to the next generation. It's putting Nintendo slightly ahead.
Also, the technology is a lot different now. I think next generations consoles will produce better graphics, but the Wii U will still produce graphics comparable to the next consoles. I also believe that instead of being 4 times as powerful, the next systems might come out being 1.5 to 2 times as powerful as the Wii U, leaving a much lower technology gap, and rendering the system less useless and outdated.
It should be interesting to see what happens. I don't think Microsoft and Sony really want to release a new console because it's expensive to take that risk. But, should they release something next year just to stay ahead of Nintendo? It should be interesting.
I have read it. Now starting off you got it off Wikipedia, so 70%
chance it is true or not, but I will give you that it is. Watson had 90 8
core 3.5 ghz processors. 8 core processors are still very crazy
expensive, I am talking like $1600 I find it hard to believe they are getting
that. More likely they are getting the toned down quad core processor,
seems plausible still expensive but plausible. My concern comes from what
these chipsets are designed for. They
are designed for mass data server, IE cloud servers, and mass computations
programs. It sounds great and it may be. I have never seen a cpu of this design try to
handle gaming, it may be like hunting rabbits with an elephant gun. It may just make a mess.
GPU, nowhere does it mention what it
is using for this. Yes they tells us what it is capable of outputting but
not what is driving it. Perhaps the processor has that much left over that they
have the CPU driving both. It is a possibility,
but it was learned a long time ago that it is inefficient to bog down your core
processor with rendering.
Let’s continue on, no internal HDD only flash memory. So what are we talking here, 16 gigs, maybe
32? Yes it is expandable, that is a great feature I hope Sony and
Microsoft adapt, but it is rather crappy for on board. If I want to take my Wii U somewhere I need
to take along an external hd? Again I
hope the system is great and blows my mind but there are some major gaps
here. Using a processor for something it
isn’t designed for, no info on GPU, and lacking storage. All means I will be
waiting to see how it turns out.
to me, this is another gimmick like the wii that will get old fast. i dont want a massive controller with a touch screen that does all that. i want a simple controller with buttons and that's it. i'm not sure how many more of nintendo's gimmicks i can take.
I can't get behind this. Can someone tell me who the target audience is? How much is that ridiculous controller gonna cost? (I'm guessing $249.99) Does Nintendo really expect a family of 5 to buy one of those for each member? How is a 10 year old kid with tiny hands gonna hold that thing?
I was expecting to see a console that makes people want to put their 360's and PS3's in the closet. I agree with what Palor said. By the time Microsoft and Sony release a new consle this one is further back in technology than the Wii was compared to the 360 and PS3. All I see is Gamecube-Gameboy connectivity crap all over again.
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I definitely think it looks interesting to say the least, but I really would like to see some more of it before I get a solid opinion on it. I really like the idea behind it though, but the controller does have me thinking it may be a bit clunky.
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while it is kinda gimmicky i don't think its on the same level as the wiimotes were i mean the ds is a good handheld if you think about it the controllers just a bigger version of the bottom half plus the 2 sticks its got all the stuff regulat controllers have so its not like its missing anything and then extra. so its not like (assuming they are getting 3rd parties now like there pres conference said along with a couple devs er publishers said on gt interviews) that we can't play our usual games on it.
that being said at least i think we wont weel like we wasted a bunch of money just cause we wanna play a new zelda and mario ect . i know thats why i bought a wii and it collects dust