Nintendo Announces WiiU Final Specs Reveal at E3 2012

#1 Edited by Contro (2040 posts) -

Nintendo's president Satoru Iwata has admitted to investors the company screwed up with the launch of the 3DS, and that the company don't intend to make the same mistakes again with WiiU.

Since 3DS's launch, a number of design design flaws have become apparent to Its owners, including myself. In addition, developers like Capcom have been unhappy with the default control options available for the machine, prompting Nintendo to develop a cumbersome add-on Circle Pad. These two things strongly suggests the handheld was rushed out to consumers and that developer input was not heeded during it's development. The latter is exactly what Nintendo is claiming is happening with WiiU however. I can only guess 3DS missed out on the fresh approach of courting developer input.

"We are also planning to launch the Wii U, which is the successor to the Wii, during the next fiscal year. We would like to show the final format of the Wii U at the E3 show next year. As we learned a bitter lesson with the launch of the Nintendo 3DS, we are trying to take every possible measure so that the Wii U will have a successful launch."

- Satoru Iwata

Reggie Fils-Aime talks about this in an inteview with GT (15.00)

http://www.gametrailers.com/episode/gametrailers-tv/138?ch=1

#2 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8607 posts) -

Still not too excited.
I want Nintendo to go back to basics.
 
Where's my Earthbound, goddamnit.

#3 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4988 posts) -

Contro you are becoming my favorite member even though you never use the right it's/its. Keep on truckin'.

#4 Posted by ReyGitano (2467 posts) -

No surprise there either way. They already introduced it last E3, no reason not to show off the specs at the next convention. By that same token if they didn't show specs and just talked games at the next E3 I wouldn't be surprised either.

#5 Posted by alternate (2720 posts) -

IF they have not even locked down the hardware yet it doesn't sound great for launch games.

#6 Posted by DeF (4979 posts) -

They're not gonna talk about CPU/GPU clock speeds or whatnot. They never do. Please don't expect that. They're gonna show the final hardware with its features and games which is enough.

I'm really excited for this system! Let's hope they implement some kind of upscaling feature for Wii games.

#7 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

I think this idea has much better potential than the Wii did. I can see the tablet actually being useful for certain games, and we're back to basics with the controls, I think the motion stuff is going to be very much downplayed, except for the minigame collections and such to appeal to the non-gamers. I'm not sure why there's been so much negativity for it.

..But, the system specs are what's going to be interesting now, especially if rumours about a new Xbox and Playstation in 2013 are true. The thing needs to be cutting edge, not just on par with current gen systems, otherwise Nintendo are very quickly going to find themselves in exactly the same situation they're in now.

#8 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind said:

I think this idea has much better potential than the Wii did. I can see the tablet actually being useful for certain games, and we're back to basics with the controls, I think the motion stuff is going to be very much downplayed, except for the minigame collections and such to appeal to the non-gamers. I'm not sure why there's been so much negativity for it.

..But, the system specs are what's going to be interesting now, especially if rumours about a new Xbox and Playstation in 2013 are true. The thing needs to be cutting edge, not just on par with current gen systems, otherwise Nintendo are very quickly going to find themselves in exactly the same situation they're in now.

The WiiU controller will simply give more options to developers. You would be wrong to think this will bring about an end to motion controls. Wii Motion Plus will still have a significant role to play in WiiU's software library if reviews of Skyward Sword are anything to go by, and rumours concerning Pikmin WiiU are correct.

With WiiU's controller, Nintendo are simply bringing together components they've been using for a number of years, into one controller.

#9 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

I wonder whether the machine is already built and the specs will be outdated come E3 2012, or whether they're building it then and there (GTX 560 maybe? looool)

#10 Posted by mariokart64fan (366 posts) -

lol every console is outdated after its released it doesnt matter, except n64 lol , that was the only exception and i think snes

all that matters is if its good enough for developers and crytec was already happy with it so , that said , we got to wait til e3 2012 plus we still dont know if ps4 or 720 is gonna go for power this time round 1` report said sony wasnt goin for power next gen another said they want to release ps4 before 720

so i don know

#11 Posted by FreakAche (2955 posts) -

@mariokart64fan said:

lol every console is outdated after its released it doesnt matter, except n64 lol , that was the only exception and i think snes

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