Rumor: Wii U in Development Hell

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  1. Gabbynaruto
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    Bad news, nobody. Just as things were starting to look up with a 260% boost in sales revenues in the month of August, Nintendo's luck has reverted back to running dry. The word is that software developers are finding it too difficult and frustrating to develop for the Wii U, particularly with the tablet controller - that's an accusation that Nintendo had sent out faulty development kits, and game designers just can't manage with it's cumbersome development interface. The horse's mouth? It just so happens to be 01net, the same source which foresaw the announcement of the infamous 3DS circle pad peripheral. What this means, if true, is that developers could ultimately give up on their Wii U projects and defect them to another system, as a cause of being dissatisfied.

    "According to our source, it seems that the final architecture has been rushed through the door, with undesirable consequences."

    Those consequences allegedly include "inadequate" streaming and wireless functionality integral to the Wii U's innovative design, the source continues, and speculation that the console's main chip set "may be a tad too cheap."

    "So far, the wireless functions simply do not work at all," it continues, claiming that as a result, developers are working with a tethered controller which apparently "still does not work properly".

    "Many developers are feeling lost, their progress impeded by a distinct lack of visibility, their working hours by the quasi-paced daily software updates."


    Have Nintendo given their third-party developers poorly-designed and even "cheap" development kits? The 25.5 billion yen Nintendo lost with the poor sales performance of the 3DS earlier this year might be an indication of the existence of these "cheap" console kits. But it seems as though every piece of hardware leaving the Nintendo company these days is just a little bit too "rushed"... the 3DS was released before a stable launch library could be prepared for it, and before plans on a second circle pad could be finalised. Was it Shigeru Miyamoto who said, "a delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is forever"? If all is true, maybe Nintendo should practice what they preach a little more, lest things really start to get bad for the company... we'll just have to wait and see if this one's true! [/p]

    [​IMG] Source 1 (ZeldaInformer)
    [​IMG] Source 2(My Nintendo News)
    [​IMG] Source 3 (IGN)
    [​IMG] Source 4 (01Net)

    Ouch, I have a bad feeling about this...
     
  2. Jayenkai

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    *sigh*

    I love you, Nintendo.
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    You're falling to bits.
     
  3. PyroSpark

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    I would personally enjoy this, JUST to spite nintendo for obsessing over casual gamers.
     
  4. T.Kuranari

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    Wii U lite, anyone?
     
  5. ShawnTRods

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    There you have it. That seems to be always the case with nintendo?
     
  6. machomuu

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    Isn't this a good thing? I mean, if things keep going badly enough that controller is gone.
     
  7. nintendoom

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  8. shakirmoledina

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    why no one comments on how many devs support it or how well it plays or its quality... nothing
    just "lame", "useless", "hasty", "failure", "epic fail" etc etc

    its not as bad as it looks. when it comes out, then it will be decided if its a failure or not.
    the 3ds was said to be great before release but now u can see the opposite.
     
  9. ShawnTRods

    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Well, usually I would have thought the same as you, but this is nintendo. They like to do it their way.. and FAIL these days.
     
  10. Jockel

    Jockel This is where you're wrong, kiddo

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    These "news" are 2 weeks old.
     
  11. Shuji1987

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    This.
     
  12. Hanafuda

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    no, it is great. It has the same shortage of games the DS had during its first 6 months, but the system itself is great. The people waging the negative propaganda war against it suck though.
     
  13. Weaselpipe

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    Don't all consoles got through 'development hell'? 01net seem to be very one sided, where are the reports of developers struggling to create software for the PS4?! You know they will be struggling, as Microsoft Sony and Nintendo are all aware that by the time the console hits the shelves the components in the original dev kits will be obsolete. Hence the kits evolving and shifting over time- I am pretty certain most software houses will get a bit antsy if they find out there is a newer kit out. I thought 01net had sources close to Nintendo? Surely they can name one of these alleged developers?

    People need some faith and to stop writing Nintendo off for rushing the 3DS, they know what they're doing. When the DS was in development there was only one screen to work with and that turned out ok.
     
  14. Guild McCommunist

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    Lol. There are no reports on that because we don't even know if it fucking exists. The WiiU was announced, the WiiU is in development and we all know it. The PS4 is nothing more than theoretical guesses.

    I finally got around to watching Yahtzee Croshaw's Zero Punctuation reviews and he has a pretty funny one on the 3DS and another one on Ocarina of Time 3D that basically summarizes Nintendo over the last few years. Paraphrasing his own words, they're kinda like a stripper. They act like they like you to get your money but they don't really like you.
     
  15. Bladexdsl

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    well maybe they can re-design it they can start by changing that huge fugly tablet.
     
  16. rockstar99

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    Looked shit anyways
     
  17. Veho

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    Just like every other company ever.
     
  18. FireGrey

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    OK this is what Nintendo seriously has to do.
    1st party games and a lot of them!
     
  19. Hanafuda

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    Exactly. It's not like multinational conglomerates Sony and Microsoft have your best interests at the forefront of their minds either.
     
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