So far all the news from Nintendo post-E3 has been bad.
Oh, remember our youthful optimism?
What the WII-U will be like is hard to tell by this point. But there has been good news and reasons to be excited for people who digs a little deeper, honestly I don't think the GB staff is one of these people. Here is what Gabe says about it, from Zeldainformer for example:
""Today, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell talked about the possibility of bringing Valve games to the Wii U.
"Wii U seems to be a lot more powerful than the previous generation. It sort of fits better into the scalability in terms of graphics performance and CPU performance, so I think it'll be a lot easier for us to fit it into our scalability model," said Newell, "We've always loved Nintendo. Now it's a lot easier to look at Wii U and have it fit within that framework."""
I was very young when OoT came out and I think I got stuck in the water temple for several months. But only because I didn't find that key that was hidden in a room below a platform that you had to lift up. I had no internet or guides etc. so I was ultra happy when I finally found it.
I had to laugh when the camera zoomed in on the hole in the new version. It was like Nintendo was telling me: " Down there, stupid."
I am concerned that like the Wii, 3rd party support will die out due to low sales and the rise of Mobile Phone gaming
The problem with WII and 3rd party was the fact that it was hard to port to, 3rd party exclusive stuff sold decent for the most part.
On topic, people want more games and they're coming, from both Nintendo and others. As for the 3DS sales they were not as expected but still pretty good all thing considered. It is the DS launch all over.
@DoctorWelch: It is the most logical way to go. Consider this: Most normal people only care that much about entertainment, what Nintendo is going for makes a lot of sense but there is still things to be decided. I think they once said it could handle more than one controller, but they need to consider if it is worth it.
Also saying that Next-box and Playstation 4 will blow it away are not given considered the last two generations, also the tech jump stunt MS and Sony did in 2005-06 didn't turn profit in a loong time, maybe not enough even today, so I don't think they want to get back there for awhile.
But who can say right? Let Nintendo do their thing, we can't do squat other than see how it turns out.