Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: [Wii U] Nintendo Wii U a Single Player Console?

  1. #1
    Retired WiiHacks Staff peire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    England,Liverpool (land of the scousers)
    Posts
    6,675
    Thanks
    981
    Thanked 1,377 Times in 1,137 Posts
    Blog Entries
    10

    [Wii U] Nintendo Wii U a Single Player Console?




    Nintendo recently revealed that the Wii U will only support a single touchscreen controller because of matters of price. Nintendo recently stated that the technology is available for more than one controller to work with the system, but it would be far too expensive for consumers to stomach. Satoru Iwata made the claim earlier to Kotaku, where he announced that Nintendo wasn't 'asking customers to buy multiple Wii U controllers'.

    "In the future, we may look at what other opportunities there are for gameplay and, how having two of those controllers might create fun or interesting new styles of play, but of course in doing that, it would require a consumer to purchase an additional controller," he told shareholders. "Therefore, we would need to carefully consider how we could create such an experience and, potentially, how we could ensure that there would be enough value within that experience for the consumer to accept that cost and make that purchase."

    It's already been known that the system will be able to make use of the Nintendo Wii controllers from previous consoles, but with only one new controller per unit, is the Wii U really only a Wii HD? There's likely much that needs to be detailed about the console before passing judgement. Nintendo's a creative company that has proved time and time again that their ability to think outside of the box resonates with consumers, but to a fanbase that enjoys the social aspects of gaming as much as the original Nintendo Wii's audience, getting to swallow the fact that only one centerpiece controller will come with the new console could be the toughest challenge they'll face.
    thanks to bmarlo for this signature


  2. 1 User Says Thank You peire For This Useful Post


  3. #2
    Retired Staffer bmarlo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Sydney,Australia
    Posts
    5,945
    Thanks
    977
    Thanked 1,702 Times in 1,315 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Hmmm... That's interesting! I wonder how much they'll price the new controller to purchase separately?
    You would think anything over $80 would be too much! Guess we'll have to wait and see!
    Thanks for the read peire!



  4. #3
    Retired WiiHacks Staff peire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    England,Liverpool (land of the scousers)
    Posts
    6,675
    Thanks
    981
    Thanked 1,377 Times in 1,137 Posts
    Blog Entries
    10
    ye it probably be expensive for another controller i think
    thanks to bmarlo for this signature


  5. #4
    Retired Staffer bmarlo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Sydney,Australia
    Posts
    5,945
    Thanks
    977
    Thanked 1,702 Times in 1,315 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by peire View Post
    ye it probably be expensive for another controller i think
    I agree! New technology always costs a bomb to start with, but as with anything, it will come
    down in price as time goes on! Hopefully lol.



  6. #5
    Retired WiiHacks Staff peire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    England,Liverpool (land of the scousers)
    Posts
    6,675
    Thanks
    981
    Thanked 1,377 Times in 1,137 Posts
    Blog Entries
    10
    ye lol i said to my bird as soon as the wii u comes out im getting it lol
    thanks to bmarlo for this signature


  7. #6
    Retired Staffer bmarlo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Sydney,Australia
    Posts
    5,945
    Thanks
    977
    Thanked 1,702 Times in 1,315 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Lol...Yeah, my misses knows too lol. I've pre warned her, so there's no arguments lol.
    There will probably still be arguments though lol.



  8. #7
    Retired WiiHacks Staff peire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    England,Liverpool (land of the scousers)
    Posts
    6,675
    Thanks
    981
    Thanked 1,377 Times in 1,137 Posts
    Blog Entries
    10
    lol ye same here haha
    thanks to bmarlo for this signature


  9. #8
    WiiHacks Staff
    Only Site Donators Can PM Staff
    Forum Administrator
    IRC AOP
    skellinator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    SE United States
    Posts
    6,066
    Thanks
    832
    Thanked 2,083 Times in 1,757 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by bmarlo View Post
    Lol...Yeah, my misses knows too lol. I've pre warned her, so there's no arguments lol.
    There will probably still be arguments though lol.
    Haha! I showed my wife the youtube video and her first response was "Can we get one?"

  10. #9
    Retired Staffer bmarlo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Sydney,Australia
    Posts
    5,945
    Thanks
    977
    Thanked 1,702 Times in 1,315 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by skellinator View Post
    Haha! I showed my wife the youtube video and her first response was "Can we get one?"
    Lol...That was my sons response.



  11. #10
    WiiHacks Staff
    Only Site Donators Can PM Staff
    Forum Administrator
    IRC AOP
    skellinator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    SE United States
    Posts
    6,066
    Thanks
    832
    Thanked 2,083 Times in 1,757 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by bmarlo View Post
    Lol...That was my sons response.
    That is always the kids response, it's nice when the wife is on board too though.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •