The Wii U

Wii U

Nintendo pulled back the curtain a little more on their next game console at E3 this year, and I still don’t know what to think of it.

The Wii U is, on hardware terms, basically a better Wii. Go ahead and just read all of the other relevant information from other sites. I’m going to go ahead and just post some random thoughts … as I usually do.

  • It is HD, but how much is the system going to really be able to push? It sounds like, at best, we are talking Xbox 360+ … maybe. Of course, new engines should take advantage of the system, but is it enough graphical power to propel Nintendo for the next 5 years?
  • So many control options! Along with the Wii Motion Plus and the new Wii U Gamepad  was announced the Pro controller. How much will these things cost? What games will use the controllers? Will just the Gamepad come with the system or will they toss along a Motion Plus controller or two?
  • I’m most excited to see future games. The hardware is obviously more powerful, and supporting any kind of HD output is going to be a huge plus, but really it is going to come down to the software and the use of the Gamepad more than anything else. Software is more important for Nintendo than any other console manufacturer right now.
  • I just don’t know what I’m going to do. It will probably end up a lot like the Wii for me … I’ll wait until it drops in price and the great titles from Nintendo are out.