[DEBUNKED] Possible New Wii U Tablet?

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  1. kenenthk
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    Let the rumors roll in! Nintendo recently released a new commercial for Mario Kart 8 in Japan. However if you look closely you can see a new Wii U tablet design. The Wii U tablet is displayed at 8 seconds in the video posted below.


    This could be interesting news, however I'm fine with how the Wii U tablet is now, a bigger screen would be nice as well as a IPS display.

    :arrow: Nintendo Japan YouTube
     


  2. migles

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    New Wii U Slim!

    they did a new 3ds, why not a new wii u....
     
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    Following the disastrous sales figures of both their consoles, the two gaming giants strike a deal to hopefully boost sales of their money-burning sunken-cost-buckets. The New WiiU now comes with a PS Vita as the controller :tpi:
     
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    is cross multiplayer advertisement this time truth?
     
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    i hope so that thing is a beast to hold
     
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    4:44 PM - Tom Bombadildo: There's no way that's going to be a thing.
    4:44 PM - Tom Bombadildo: Period.
    4:46 PM - Tom Bombadildo: A), That would cause further confusion with the whole "LOL WII U GAMEPAD IS JUST WII ACCESSORY" garbage that Nintendo still hasn't fixed. B), Knowing Nintendo, it's going to be $150 cuz "lel", and C) It's a fucking blurred image, it's not going to be a thing :rolleyes:
     
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    Plot twist: the photo is just a regular Wii U Gamepad, but it's being held by Sultan Kösen.
     
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    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    According to my completely non scientific eyeing up of that image the new screen looks 16 cm wide and 9 cm tall. That's 2 cm wider and 1 cm taller than the old one?
     
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    I see a circle pad.

    If that is indeed what I see, and what I see is indeed real, I am rather disappointed. Indeed.
     
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    Here's a better idea, why not a Wii u pad that can play games by itself?
     
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    All I can see is how goddamn gigantic that room is.
    Holy crap. Move the couch closer.
     
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    I'm thinking its just a bad attempt to recreate the Gamepad with special effects or something, its clearly the same one in all the other shots
     
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    Nevermind the New gamepad, Japanese commercial featuring non Japanese family FTW?:wtf:
     
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    That's far too blurry of a picture to determine anything
     
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    Nintendo at this point really should just make Gamepad optional (unbundle it) and lower the price of Wii U to increase the sales.
     
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  20. Nathan Drake

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    The image is blurry, sure, but you can notice three distinct things even with the blur:
    1) The Wii U logo seems to cover the top edge of the bottom plastic to the bottom edge. On the regular Wii U controller, it leaves space on either side of the logo. This could either mean the logo is larger, or there is less plastic at the bottom of the screen.

    2) The top plastic above the screen appears thinner, and the blur does not indicate that a camera is present.

    3) Everything is brought closer to the screen (look at how close the buttons are, for example), and the screen appears to take up more of the overall controller. This could just be less plastic around the screen though giving the appearance that it's larger, when really it is still the same size simply with less around it giving the illusion that the screen is larger. Of course, the screen could actually be larger too. With the lesser plastic, it really is impossible to tell.

    Overall, it does appear to be a different controller which does hint that a cheaper redesign may be on the way. Perhaps they're looking to still try to use the controller, but cut down on the amount of supplies used in order to reduce production costs and drive down the price of the overall system/controller combo. As well, they may just be creating a more accessible replacement for those that want more than one game pad, or for those that "accidentally" or accidentally break theirs. Hell, they could just be making what they see as a more comfortable game pad.

    Even then, this may just be an idea that will never see public release, though, it would make you question why they would use anything other than the official controller at any point in the commercial shoot. Even if you say "well I saw a normal Wii U controller at another point", it isn't uncommon for TV commercials to be a myriad of cut together shots, and there's no saying that there wasn't a newer controller design in possession that wasn't meant to be used on that commercial, but accidentally was.
     
  21. KingVamp

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    Not sure about the pic, but I'm sure they will have a slimmer gamepad.

    No. :mellow:
     
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