Wii U: The Return of Nintendo’s Gaming Consoles?
The first Nintendo game that I played was Tetris. Since then, various things have changed in the way we entertain ourselves through games. From the handy Nintendo Gameboy, gaming has become an augmented reality through the Wii. But as competition rises, Nintendo then found the need to pull back its ardent gamers through the Wii U.
Rumor has it that the Wii U will be released by November of this year—either on the 18th or on the 11th. One thing’s for sure, though: there is no stopping this console to be out in the market. In fact, various efforts have already been rolled out to make way for Nintendo’s newest offering.
Wii U Preview at PAX Prime
On August 31 to September 2, Nintendo introduced the recommended games for the Wii U during a demonstration held at Seattle’s Washington State Convention Center. These games included Pikmin™ 3, ZombiU™, New Super Mario Bros.™ U, and more.
The upcoming Wii U console is expected to introduce the Wii U GamePad, which is a 6.2-inch multi-touch screen controller that gives an extra edge to the latest console compared to its predecessor.
WiiUDaily reports that the Wii U sports 1 GB of RAM with the same tri-core CPU, AMD GPU. Eurogamer even presented similar rumors on the console’s specifications, adding that the Wii U will blow gamers away with its powerful graphics unit.
However, none of the rumors—not even the release date—was confirmed by Nintendo. For now, it intends to thrill gamers by overwhelming them with groundbreaking games.
Game analyst Michael Pachter opines that the Wii U is a mistake in the making. He implies that this console only proves the regression in Nintendo products as if the company is merely relying on sheer luck and a loyal fanbase.
Pachter even pushes that Nintendo may only be successful in pioneering major breakthroughs only through reorganization in the enterprise, thereby implying Pachter’s distaste with the incumbent Satoru Iwata and other Nintendo executives.
John Nash of Blitz Game Studios subtly shared his disappointment with Nintendo. He suggests that Nintendo should just give away its initiatives for console creation to its competitors and focus more on developing games, which Nintendo is definitely commendable.
Despite these oppositions, Amazon confirmed that the Nintendo Wii U is stirring quite a response from gamers around the globe as reservations and pre-orders are being opened.
Come November, you be the judge.
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About the Author: Jay Manangan is an online marketing strategist for Repair Labs, An industry-recognized specialist in computer and gadget repair. He spends most of his time on the internet, reading technology and computer blogs. He’s the axeman of a band called “ManMinusMachine“.