Nintendo: We Should Have Explained Wii U Better

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Feels Good Man, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Feels Good Man
    OP

    Feels Good Man GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,643
    19
    Apr 15, 2007
    Canada
    http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/35156/N...ii_U_Better.php

    No s***. I've seen so many people confused about the concept of Wii U and even now I'm sure that people are still confused.
     
  2. Ikki

    Ikki GBATemp's grumpy panda.

    Member
    2,797
    49
    Jun 1, 2010
    Uruguay
    Montevideo
    They definitely should have.
     
  3. Jamstruth

    Jamstruth Secondary Feline Anthropomorph

    Member
    3,456
    185
    Apr 23, 2009
    North East Scotland
    Here's what you should have done. Explain you've got a new console coming out with 1080p HD graphics, etc. show the tech demo of the bird in the garden and THEN say but what we're really excited about, is the controller.
     
  4. smile72

    smile72 NewsBot

    Member
    1,848
    297
    Sep 23, 2010
    ???
    It would have been a lot better had they explained Wii U better.
     
  5. nintendoom

    nintendoom Nintendoom

    Member
    1,115
    28
    Sep 12, 2009
    Viridian City
    -.- at first, I thought the wii u was just a controller, then it would stream the games through the wii.

    They should've shown the controller with the console instead. -.-
     
  6. Forstride

    Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

    Member
    2,763
    839
    May 6, 2008
    United States
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Yeah, most people I know thought it was just a controller for the Wii or something. There are pictures of the console itself online (Actual pictures, not fakes...It looks as if the Wii and 360 had a baby...XD), but they definitely should've explained it a lot more.

    Hopefully they'll talk about specs (If they haven't been released already) and other hardware features sometime soon.
     
  7. KingVamp

    KingVamp Great... AETHER!

    Member
    10,148
    1,869
    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    If they could just show what it was streaming from, it would have been no problem.
     
  8. boombox

    boombox GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    552
    43
    Sep 29, 2008
    the World Wide Web
    Yeah that was a major fail!
    All they had to do was at least put an image up on the screen and just say something about a new hardware device for the home is coming out...when i saw the console in the background (next to the TV) in the commercial it just looked like a Wii, so it's not surprising really.

    ...Queue questions asking 'Can we play Wii games with the new controller?' ¬_¬
     
  9. Valwin

    Valwin The Neautral Gamer

    Banned
    2,084
    792
    May 11, 2011
    United States
    Puertorico
    yes it would have been better nintedo from what i hear in the E3 floor this thing is amazing but you dint take avatage of that wen you show it
     
  10. rad140

    rad140 GBAtemp's "over quoter"

    Member
    223
    9
    Mar 14, 2010
    Canada
    I guess it could have been more clear, but I understood it fine.
     
  11. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Member
    6,611
    218
    Oct 23, 2004
    Tanzania
    Dar es Salaam
    when ubi's conference started, i stayed for almost the whole bit (stopped when i saw boring stuff) but throughout the conference, everyone was saying ACR on tweeter and facebook although they liked far cry and others more or less. when they did show ACR, it was well shown though they kept some things secret like the fact tht u can play as desmond or make ur own bombs. but the gameplay, graphics, storyline (to a certain extent unless u say the magic gate) and release date was mentioned. that is what i call living up to hype.
    wii u, a great system with good expectations such as the games but the main questions were answered only and not the other ones. this would work for a game but not for a system that would do much more than just give u some hrs of gameplay. its probable that they havent been able to compile as much yet but i think they stressed on the unique features rather than the whole system. they did not accomplish the wishes of the hypers.
     
  12. purechaos996

    purechaos996 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    766
    100
    Nov 5, 2008
    United States
    Connecticut
    ....Really, they are just now realizing this xD At first I thought the WiiU was like an Add-On or something, I saw a picture online a few hours after the event and then the specs list also, That's when I realized it might actually be something awesome. Seriously though, even I could have told them that.
     
  13. FireGrey

    FireGrey Undercover Admin

    Member
    3,920
    909
    Apr 13, 2010
    one of their main mistakes was naming it after the Wii, nintendo haven't you learned with the 3DS?
     
  14. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

    Member
    5,532
    586
    Oct 11, 2010
    Senegal
    They explained it until I find the Wii U an add-on rather than the successor of the Wii.
     
  15. ferofax

    ferofax End of the World

    Member
    2,566
    437
    Jan 26, 2009
    Philippines
    Well, misinterpretations or no, we'll see when the console and it's games come out. lots of potential here, despite the misgivings about the controller. i for one like it.

    ...affording it is another thing entirely though, heh.
     
  16. Discover

    Discover GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    106
    0
    Mar 10, 2010
    I generally agree with that.
    I'd like to know how the connectivity works in great detail.
     
  17. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

    Member
    5,532
    586
    Oct 11, 2010
    Senegal
    Rest assured... the controller comes with the console.

    And I won't expect the console to be THAT expensive either. Likely $299.99 but who knows?
     
  18. Xale

    Xale GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    146
    11
    Mar 26, 2010
    United States
    ct
    they really should have explained better, they made it sound like it was just a peripheral for the wii and until i did my own research, thats what i believed
     
  19. s4mid4re

    s4mid4re  

    Member
    1,669
    430
    Apr 2, 2011
    United States
    I thought that the Wii U was just a controller for the Wii; didn't think it was a whole new console at first.

    But does it work on the Wii?
     
  20. DiscostewSM

    DiscostewSM GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,034
    2,663
    Feb 10, 2009
    United States
    Sacramento, California
    I had no doubt that the controller wasn't just a Wii addon and wasn't the console itself for a few reasons.

    1) If it was the complete console and not just the controller, then it would basically be a portable device like the 3DS, and would be in direct competition with that, which would make no sense.
    2) An addon far more powerful than the unit it adds on to? I can understand a small boost or extra functionality for an addon, but this is far too big of a leap to be considered an addon.


    Could they have explained it better? Of course they could, but it really doesn't take a lot of thought to understand that the controller is just a controller for the "new" console.