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Wii U

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UPDATE

Only one Wii U controller per console, says Nintendo

Ever since Nintendo revealed its exciting new Wii U console, and its even more interesting controller with built-in touch display, the Wii U’s story has been a bit of a mixed bag.

Despite some very positive buzz around the product after the big reveal, Nintendo later admitted that some of the demo footage for the console had been taken from its PS3 and Xbox 360 rivals. Just three days after the Wii U’s announcement, Nintendo’s stock price had fallen by over 10%.

Then came the rather unwelcome news that – like its predecessor, but unlike its current rivals – the Wii U won’t support DVD or Blu-Ray playback.

Today, Engadget reports that Satoru Iwata, president and CEO of Nintendo, has confirmed in an interview with Japan’s Diamond Online that only one of the touch screen controllers will be allowed per console, and that games that are in development can’t handle more than one of them at a time.

However, he teased the possibility of that changing, stating that while such games aren’t currently under consideration, they are technically feasible. For now, though, Nintendo feels that the cost of purchasing standalone controllers would be prohibitive to most gamers.

Each Wii U console comes with one controller in the box, and developers are currently being instructed to design games with only one in mind - although your friends can still begrudgingly join in with their old-school Wiimotes, while you revel in your touch screen goodness.

Source: http://bit.ly/k65xIx

This is definitly a bad side to me, if I want to play with my friends on my new Wii U console, I don't want to be using a brand new sparkly controller and have to give my friend the old original Wii remote.

This is a quote of a comment from the above article by a user called NeoNut:-

Makes sense if the video card they are using supports only 2 displays.

Which I guess is correct. Maybe this means you could Mod your Wii to enable the use of more than one controller? (:

~Chris

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I skipped the original Wii, and I've been looking for something to supplement my TV other than a 360 or PS3.

The Wii U is actually looking pretty good.

In the past I've kind of glossed over Nintendo's stuff since growing into games like CoD or WoW also meant leaving more casual titles and consoles behind (in my world). This seems like a good revitalization of Nintendo for those of us that grew up playing Super Mario Bros but lost our way as we entered the 2000s. My last Nintendo console was an N64, and before that the NES. We're now getting more FPS titles in addition to the usual Nintendo happy-fun-time stuff.

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Re: No CD/DVD playback on the Wii U

That's absolutely fine. 95% of our media consumption is done through streaming services anyway. Nintendo is going the way of Apple in systematically removing disk bays from their hardware.

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Re: only one controller

, you can have up to four normal players on split screen using a typical controller plus an additional "god user" with the Wii U controller.

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ZombiU looks amazing. It's a shame that there's no online play (just local versus mode), but it still seems very compelling.

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The last post here was about a year ago, so what do you guys think now? $350 for the pro version seems more than reasonable.

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From past experience of Nintendo, and I think this is true for a lot of people, I am not willing to let up that kind of cash for a Wii. I'm excited to see the price range of the next-gen hardware (unrelated: Does WiiU count as current or next-gen?) and see if I can get more bang for my buck as it were (HD gaming, XBL, Blu-ray, film.music apps such as Lovefilm etc).

A new controller is not enough to tickle my taste buds. I like a pad, a console, and a screen. It looks interesting enough but... apart from the cool controller, what else does it add except a new layout + HD? (HD has been the norm for years now - also unrelated, Do you think 3DTV will kick off soon? I don't think theres a great market for it. Everyone I know with 3DTVs don't use the 3D function).

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I have a 3D TV and NEVER use the 3D function. It's a waste of time, and the glasses just end up running out of battery half way through the match or a film and its just annoying. The depth is pretty cool but besides that it doesn't even look much better than regular HD.

As for the WiiU, I will probably never buy anything from Nintendo again. They're outdated and they're newer games are no where near as fun as they're old ones.

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I don't think they'll be around in the future. Unless they produce something gound-breakingly different - and as Microsoft is already away with motion control with no controller at all, Google is making a move with Eye wear and whatever other third-party companie peripherals are out there being developed - it's a crowded world, and they need to wow soon.

Mario is great and all, but he's getting very old now. New Super Mario Wii U O P T A S XLi slim lite sunshine 64? 1 remake is bad enough.

And every great hero must have a swan song.

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Yeah, had a few remakes of older games. And although I never played the originals, somehow I think they were much better without the (if any) facelift, and on a screen that wasn't 2-and-a-bit inches.

Easy is good for new people to come in though. Another sign of the ages.

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