Nintendo Wii U: Is the excitement still there after problems

 

By Posted 16 Jun 2011, 05:34

With all the mishaps going on with the Nintendo Wii U lately, you wonder if Nintendo are going to struggle to bring their upcoming console back in public favor. After admitting mistakes at their unveiling at E3, the company has now stated that the system won’t play DVDs or Blu-Ray.

We first informed you about this in our previous report yesterday, we now want to focus on what physcological effect this is going to have on consumers, let’s start with what has gone wrong so far.

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Although we were very impressed with Nintendo’s new touchscreen controller tablet, it was very disappointing not to see the company show off the actual console at the event, somewhat leaving fans and critics confused at the move.

Afterwards, Nintendo then admitted that footage shown of what we thought was Wii U gameplay actually turned out to be footage from the Xbox 360, PS3, with Nintendo stating that their console is still in development and wasn’t ready to preview the titles live yet.

If this didn’t creative a worried perspective with potential owners, this week’s confirmation that the Wii U won’t support DVD or Blu-Rays and instead using a brand new media disc is probably the final nail in the coffin for some users.

With this in mind, we want to ask you the question: Is the excitement for the Wii U still there? Or has the problems so far put you off a purchase completely? Despite the issues, we remain confident that Nintendo Wii will get back on track and deliver a console which will end up selling millions. The fact that it now offers HD support will open up a new range of consumers, with FPS shooters for example bound to appear on the console.

It’s fair to say that Nitnendo could have handled the unveiling of the Wii U better, but do you think they will recover from this or not?

  • http://www.facebook.com/moe.hunter1 Moe Hunter

    This article is pointless who the hell needs their gaming console to play movies anyway. Okay if it does then cool but i find that ppl who have a ps3 use it more for blu ray and playing music on then gaming, and that’s what Sony had planned, because lets all be honest Sony inhouse gaming division cant step to Nintendo and Mr Miyamoto’s titans. I’ts just mere jokes to even put Sony in the same category of Nintendo. Obviously there will be some service to stream or download movies, and being hd what the heck i don’t care, blu ray and hd look the same Nintendo will focus on what it does best. Making Kick ass consoles, and the best and highest rated games of all time. And another thing how about whoever wrote this stupid article get your facts right. The console was shown off how stupid are people, when Nintendo showed the bloody thing you blatantly seen the new wii in the background, i mean did you even see the Zelda hd experience, now ask your self can the standard wii do that? No, so its a silly thing to even ask”ohh is that just an add on to the wii? damn people 
    And just for once can people stop pissing all over Nintendo, i mean its getting really boring now. Lol. But like i say and always will say.(KIDS WILL BE KIDS) AIGH lol

    • Amin Amin

      I do not think the Wii U will have any problems. Nintendo has learned their lesson from the 3DS, and they know what to do with this console. Unfortunately, the unveiling of this great device could have gone better but it does not effect the way most people view the console (especially since the majority of consumers [even my friends who consider themselves hard core gamers] do not watch E3. But here is what Nintendo needs to make the Wii U succeed:

      * Reliable Hardware
      *Triple A software ready at launch (both gaming and non-gaming [like a good web browser, video player, Netflix])
      *Better online system
      *Low price point
      *Good marketing (marketing like the Wii and not like the 3DS)

  • http://www.facebook.com/moe.hunter1 Moe Hunter

    This article is pointless who the hell needs their gaming console to play movies anyway. Okay if it does then cool but i find that ppl who have a ps3 use it more for blu ray and playing music on then gaming, and that’s what Sony had planned, because lets all be honest Sony inhouse gaming division cant step to Nintendo and Mr Miyamoto’s titans. I’ts just mere jokes to even put Sony in the same category of Nintendo. Obviously there will be some service to stream or download movies, and being hd what the heck i don’t care, blu ray and hd look the same Nintendo will focus on what it does best. Making Kick ass consoles, and the best and highest rated games of all time. And another thing how about whoever wrote this stupid article get your facts right. The console was shown off how stupid are people, when Nintendo showed the bloody thing you blatantly seen the new wii in the background, i mean did you even see the Zelda hd experience, now ask your self can the standard wii do that? No, so its a silly thing to even ask”ohh is that just an add on to the wii? damn people 
    And just for once can people stop pissing all over Nintendo, i mean its getting really boring now. Lol. But like i say and always will say.(KIDS WILL BE KIDS) AIGH lol