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Nintendo Wii U: Is the excitement still there after problems

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.

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?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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