The Wii U Was Almost A Portable

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    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has revealed that the company’s successor to the Wii could have ended up as a portable rather than a traditional games console. Speaking to online gaming publication Gamasutra Iwata stated that Nintendo were previously thinking about making the Wii U a standalone system, rather than making it work with a base system. Would you have preferred Nintendo to take the portable route with the Wii U, or are you happy it’s a brand new home console?[/p]


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  2. shadowmanwkp

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    Pretty interesting. It would have been a good move to actually make it a stand-alone handheld. Tablets these days are very popular and apple reigns supreme, if nintendo were to make a dedicated handheld that was also a tablet, it would be interesting to see what the reaction of the people would be. On the other hand, apple wouldn't be too happy that they would use the idea...
     
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    Popularity would be quite assured. But as for apple not like liking the idea, Samsung and Blackberry too have their tablets released. So Nintendo would not have been the second one.
     
  4. Lucifer666

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    No, because the 3DS exists.
    I definitely want it to be a cool new HD home console.
     
  5. heartgold

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    Certainly would have given PSP vita some competition [​IMG]
     
  6. Satangel

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    So that would make it the 4th pillar of Nintendo [​IMG] 1st one is a console, 2nd one is the Gameboy, 3rd one is the DS and the 4th one could have been a tablet like portable.
     
  7. SamAsh07

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    Lookin at the way the controller is designed, makes sense. But good thing it's a home console, will open doors to even more creativity.
     
  8. shadowmanwkp

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    Well, I actually meant that apple has way lower prices for its online store. Nintendo on the other hand is more of the retail releases, and their prices are somewhat higher for their online store. The question would be: will people still buy games and apps when they are priced pretty high in comparison to the competition? A tablet has a different target audience than a handheld, so for nintendo they would have to come up with a new business strategy
     
  9. Icealote

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    Nah its better as it is now. I'd probably look like a fool trying to flap the machine around just to play some of the games. I don't think I'd want to do that in public places...
     
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    The HD console is better than the tablet.
     
  11. DeadLocked

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    One's pretty hard to take out with you, the other is a nightmare. (Judging from pictures of course.)
     
  12. Range-TE

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    i'm glad they took the console route. even as it is now, it looks like it can be packed for travel easily anyway.

    one thing that'd be a cool addition is if you can charge the Wii U's console so you can put it in your car while traveling to play console games, that'd be outstanding.
     
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    That would be outstanding but dangerous too.
     
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    You mean PSV, PSP is so last gen.
     
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    -.- You know what I meant
     
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    yeah that would have been shit the 3ds is not that old and they were gonna replace it already?!
     
  17. Hielkenator

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    100% agree
     
  18. naved.islam14

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    Console - Good
    Handheld - Better
     
  19. shakirmoledina

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    they have already released the 3ds and the wii line is what was needed. u cant get quality off a handheld like an hdtv that is with size considered obviously
     
  20. NiGHtS

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    To be fair it's already got competition from the PS3+PSV connectivity combo.