I found it curious that Nintendo didn't reveal the price of the Wii U at this year's E3. I'm hoping Nintendo doesn't make the same mistake Sony did with the launch of the PS3 by pricing it way out of range of most people. I personally would have to re-think my possible purchase it the Wii U turns out to be more than $299, especially seeing as many launch titles will just be games that will already be available on the Xbox 360 & PS3, but with "Wii U" specific controls.
According to Engadget , Nintendo is planning an app store for the Wii U. Am I alone in believing that this is BS, given their previous history of disliking "garage" developers ? I really hope it's true and that they've seen the light, but I really doubt it.
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/06/08/technolo... Ouch. Looks like gamers aren't the only ones expressing doubts. Do you think this is the correct course for investors to take? Is it worth waiting for launch to see if it has at least a strong start, or is it smarter to bail now before more details are revealed about the system?
It seems like a lot of people online are complaining about the lack of information surrounding the system itself, and how we're only hearing about the controller. But Nintendo has never been one to talk up specs, and we've seen that the new console can handle fancy graphics. So with the 360, PS3, and Wii U roughly on par in terms of horsepower, the controller is really the key differentiator.
Is this just another gimmick to get people excited about like the original Wii with motion gaming? Will Sony and Microsoft have to put touchscreens on their controllers now too? I do think the concept of the Wii U is really cool and somewhat futuristic but the whole thing also seems rather gimmicky to me.
I mean, the keynote and demo was pretty impressive! And it'll be nice to get some real games on the Nintendo finally. But I don't know how this fits into my current gaming habits -- it's not offering too much different from my PS3 or Xbox 360. The controller is nifty, but other than that? How do you folks feel about this? How do you think it compares to the current crop of consoles?