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Nintendo Trying To Win Back Core Gamers With Wii U 223

Speaking at a shareholder meeting yesterday, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata discussed the company's goals for the Wii's successor, which aims to pick up the subset of gamers turned off by imprecise motion control. He said, "Wii was not accepted by core gamers because they did not want to abandon their preferred control approach. Additionally, Wii did not use HD because HD cost/performance at the time was low. Wii U makes it easier to use conventional controls. Also, the Wii U controller is not as big or heavy as it looks." Earlier comments from Shigeru Miyamoto indicate the new console will have more to offer in terms of online capabilities, but Nintendo isn't going to focus too heavily on that.
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Nintendo Trying To Win Back Core Gamers With Wii U

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  • Re:Online (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Narcocide ( 102829 ) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @04:16AM (#36620116) Homepage

    Bullet-proof, double-opt-in unique id exchanges required for P2P messaging and you call it "nonsense." I like the way you put that right out there to make it super obvious your vested interests lie entirely in SPAM and malware distribution. Good show, Sir! I welcome the bright future you envision where I will never again feel alone because cheap whores and porn bots nag me just as encessently from within the latest Zelda game as they do every time I accidentally log onto ICQ.

  • Re:Online (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Tridus ( 79566 ) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @06:26AM (#36620562) Homepage

    Yeah, and the most secure server on the planet is the one that's locked in a bunker and not plugged in. Not terribly useful though.

    The system you so love because it blocks spammers also acts as an effective barrier for normal communication. It's a PITA that people just don't bother with. Usability matters, and Nintendo doesn't have it.

  • by Rogerborg ( 306625 ) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @06:40AM (#36620604) Homepage

    Hands up everybody who just posted that.

    Now, put your hand down if you said exactly the same about the Wii.

    Anyone still got their hand up? Didn't think so.

    Sure, you might be right this time, but Nintendo's massive gold swimming pool chock full of million Yen bills, hookers and blow says otherwise.

  • by Seumas ( 6865 ) on Thursday June 30, 2011 @07:35AM (#36620898)

    As someone who buys a lot of games every year and owns every console and over 400 games on Steam and has shelves of old game boxes, let me say what most disappointed me about Nintendo's future via their E3 press conference:

    + They announced a Mario game.
    + Another Mario game.
    + Another Mario game.
    + Another Mario game.
    + Another Zelda game.
    + Another Zelda game.
    + Another Zelda remake.
    + A pokemon game.

    After thirty years, I think it's time to start doing new things instead of rolling out another iteration (or worse, a remake) of the same two or three franchises. Yes, they're cute. Yes, it's nostalgic. No, it's not enough to justify buying a console. I want that Nintendo pinache and a focus on fun games, but not necessarily in the form of the 800th Mario or Zelda game. And yes, there are other games for the Nintendo platform: shovelware.

About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends. -- Herbert Hoover