Miyamoto Says Wii U Controller Was Conceived

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Jun 22, 2011
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    Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed that the idea behind the Wii U’s unique tablet controller wasn’t inspired by Apples immensely popular iPad. According to Miyamoto Nintendo had been working on the concept of a tablet controller for ‘several years’. Apparently it took the company by surprise when the whole tablet boom started, as it happened just before Nintendo were getting ready to show the device to the public.

    When asked by Gamespot whether Apple’s tablet had influenced the design of the Wii U, Miyamoto responded with a definite “no”.[/p]


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    meh tablets, I rather have a real computer.
     
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    Well in many ways tablets are better than computers in many ways.
     
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    I fail to see how a tablet is better than a mini pc with decent specs.
     
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    I fail to see the difference between a computer and a tablet. It's not like a netbook is somehow "not" a laptop, is it? Same thing here...a tablet is just a pc with a touchpad instead of a keyboard/mouse.


    Oh, and this controller is neither. At best, it is a thin client. But I doubt it'll be much more than a dumb terminal.




    On-topic: it seems very logical that this wasn't influenced by the iPad. My guess is this is just a smart way of using technology they already know how to use (in other words: why not use the touch screen technology from the D/s?).
     

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