Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Nintendo Drops the Ball with Their New Console: Wii U

Hey there. I just wanted to get my initial reaction down before going in depth.  Nintendo really dropped the ball here.  Their new console, the Wii U, is meant for the more hard core gamers while retaining their youthful fans.  Most third party devolpers will provide games that are already available on PS3 and Xbox 360 for the Wii U but I cannot see how it will appeal to hardcore gamers.  Nintendo has the reputation of "child's play" and it will be difficult to shed that and if this was their asnwer for the hard core gamers, it is an epic fail.

The controller is atrocious...  It's massive.  The cool aspect of it, though, is that you can play Wii-U on the controller and do not need a TV.  Yet... Nintendo says that it's a home gaming system and not entirely a portable device.  I don't know about that.  I'm a little disappointed with their announcement since I was looking for them to push the envelope of the gaming experience and not so much on the portability.  Hit or miss?  What do you think?

This is my initial reaction to the announcement.  Tune to my in depth post at Dragonblogger.com  Thanks.


  1. Hey there Jenn, 

    The Kinect is awesome.  I have it and use it and it's definitely a work out.  I do want to see more from the Kinect, though.  I want to do more than just dance and kick a few balls.  lol  Microsoft is making that next level push with the Kinect this year so we'll see how well that goes.  Thanks.

  2. It just looks odd, but Nintendo has been able to break away from the pack due to their odd ideas.  We'll see if this one is a hit or a miss.  Thanks!

  3. I agree with you. When I think of hardcore gamers Nintendo is not the first thing that pops into my head and with that being the controller I don't think it will get good reviews. 

    Time will tell.

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  5. I think I agree with you both. I'm not too particularly fond of the size and it being a controller that looks like a tablet. I like you, want to play on my tv and not use a huge remote to do so.

    I like the idea of the Kinect and no controller at all, it's just more ideal to me, even though I've yet to purchase it. I have played it and it's tons of fun, but the games are more for social purposes.

  6. I completely agree.  I think they could have made some way in revolutionizing gaming but they took the safe route and stuck with what works for them.

  7. Total miss.  Portable inhome gaming what is that.  People want to play at home on a huge tv screen with surround sound, what is this another ds. I play my PS3 on a good sized tv, and every time i play at my friends its awesome with the huge tv and surround sound. 


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