Wii U Hardware Development Might Be Screwed

According to German hardware site 01net.com, Wii U hardware development has been rushed off to the extent that they haven't managed to produce a working prototype yet.

01net is one of the most trusted sources for leaked info about hardware development and their sources have described the Wii U current state as a "development hell."

According to said sources, the main chipset of the Wii U controller is inadequate due to Nintendo's too much cost cutting and too short development schedule. Nintendo has already created three different prototypes till now; none of them has its wireless functionality working properly.

A fourth prototype is expected by the end of the month.

As it stands, developers are forced to use a tethered controller to develop and test their games. Each controller is fitted with a small black box that handles the connection, but that comes with another set of problems and it doesn't work properly.

There is no official release date for the Wii U yet but a lot of developers expect it to be around June 2012, less than 10 months from now. If 01net's sources are correct, then there is hardly enough time for Nintendo's engineers to finalize the design and commence with the production of a few million units before launch.

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Nintendo can Rot In hell

I hope Nintendo ends up like Sega. Ten Feet underground. I'm tired of those idiots at Nintendo thinking they can get away year after year producing shit hardware at premium prices and to boot they mostly create shit games made for 8 year old kids and somehow think year after year we're going to some how fall for it. Screw that, there are plenty of $2 games being sold these days that are just as fun as the shit Nintendo makes. Nintendo is an Irrelevant company. Sorry Nintendo, kid's don't care about Mario Brothers, kids don't care about Kid Akirus, Kid's barely care about link anymore. Move on Nintendo, bring out the Hardcore like Xbox and the Sony Ps3 or get the fuck outta dodge.

You see, nintendo's 'kid'

You see, nintendo's 'kid' games are the ones the leave an impression and, in due time, good memories. Once you grow up (and its clear from your post that you haven't done so yet) you won't remember about the gory games where you can rip peoples limbs off or decapitate them, except maybe for one or two. However you will remember mario brothers, link and some of the other first party games nintendo makes. All in all, hardcore games can be fun (emphasis on CAN, being hardcore doesnt make a game fun automatically) but only teens (who think they're mature or hardcore or whatever) see and/or revere them as the pinnacle of gaming. Bottom line, nintendo remains the most relevant console maker (notice how sony ans MS followed in nintendos footsteps, notice how they failed to outsell the wii) because they care about more than just teen games. After all, most gamers are adults by now and the legion of adult gamers will only grow with time while the teen population remains somewhat the same (they grow up after all).

Gears of War 3 has awesome

Gears of War 3 has awesome Graphic and i play that on a console. Console graphics are getting better while pc hardware gets expensive and buggy. Just wait till the next xbox comes out...i think we wont need a pc for gaming

Gears of Shit 3 is for dirty console peasants

Translation: My balls have not yet dropped and in a sorry excuse of a troll attempt, I wrote this shitty run-on sentence full of FALSE facts. Sorry kids, the PC gaming master race will always trash you dirty console peasants. Yeah, keep playing on your "HD" resolution of "1080p" (1920x1080), while I play with triple wide resolutions like 5760x1200 that knock your experiences out of the fucking water. Go to bed kid.

In fairness..

Let's be honest, not many people have video hardware capable of getting a decent framerate at your "5760x1200" triple-head res. On top of that, how many games even support a triple-head output? about 5-10%? if that. That's just a non-argument for the advantages of PC gaming.

On top of that, very few console games even run at 1080p - the vast majority are at 720p, due to lack of power. So they're even less than you say.

And no, I'm no console fanboy. I game on all platforms and (unlike some people) I have the intelligence to realise that each platform has its pros and cons. To say that consoles or PCs are just "shitty" is clear ignorance of the facts.

So how about you check *your* facts before being so quick to flame? You're the one that sounds like a trolling kid.

Nintendo - We don't wan't your weak ass Hardware

Take your shitty hardware Nintendo... shove it where the sun don't shine. I won't be buying anymore of your Gimmicky Junk. Your new Hardware is crap. That's why your company had to lower the price of the 3DS hardware. People looked at your shit and said hell no, not this time bitch. The rest goes for your new hardware. Hell No.

Take your crappy Gimmicks and shove them up your Butt Holes. I spit on your weak dated hardware.

XBOX-360 for life Bitch. I sold my Wii for $49 with several games, that's all I could get for the door Stop.

too bad i wouldve paid you

too bad i wouldve paid you double that for the wii and all your games bahaha Next time don't sell ur shit to gamestop and post the ad on craigslist. It pisses me off that your noobiness allowed gamestop to make a nice profit

all we want

is the dreamcast2 and the n64-2.

dont even cared if theyre called that.

get over the wii-u, nintendo, im just going to want to use my wavebird anyway.

ps megagames, your CAPTCHA is annoying as hell.

Nintendos Mind Games dont work anymore

People are getting tired of Nintendo.... people are getting tired of their weak hardware. People are getting tired of them trying to shovel there Gimmicks down our throats. Younger kids these days are wising up to Nintendo and there brainwashing. As far as I and the rest of the community are concerned, it's time for Nintendo to wake up, create decent hardware or just get out of the business. Even Nintendo and there shareholders seem tired of the crap the Execs are singing.

Nintendo doesn't innovate, they just create crap for Top Dollar.

i guess I'll play devil's

i guess I'll play devil's advocate here. I'm not saying that Nintendo is doing, or has done, everything right. The fact is though that I generally prefer their approach to hardware than the alternatives. The Wii wasn't as powerful but the failure rate was lower because they used hardware that had been proven more stable and generated less heat, and the cost was much lower. And, even though motion controls are kinda gimmicky, companies don't have to use them, and there are genuine ways to use it to improve gameplay, and I believe several companies have used it correctly to improve their games. Now, in all honesty I prefer PCs myself when it comes to gaming, so I'm not going to say that graphics mean nothing to me. But when it comes to consoles, I would rather give my money to a company that is more concerned with innovation, dependability, and good gameplay (I'm a huge fan of Nintendo's first party games). Than a company that pushes the hardware out before it can be properly tested and stabilized, increasing the costs of the hardware immensely, and not really gaining much beyond the game looks better. I would have to say that prettier graphics is a pretty good gimmick itself. My point is, cut Nintendo a break, the other companies making consoles right now are both using the same approach to making consoles, just be happy that someone is taking a different approach and offering something different, than demonizing them and saying they should do the same as the others. Also, I wish SEGA would come back into hardware as well, the Dreamcast was the shit!

I agree with your comments

I agree with your comments fully. Who the hell plays a console for its graphics?? The ps3 is just a hobo's PC. All the games on it look like ass to me. I also love nintendo games, so I don't mind too much if the hardware is a little dated. However I do expect the hardware to be strong ENOUGH that it doesn't hold back the other consoles, and that developers will be free to port any game they like without sacrificing everything to do so. Nintendo's philosophy seems to be use last generation technology and add a gimick to it. Why not use a lower end model of new gen tech and add teh gimmick at the same time??

The problem...

The problem with the lower graphics is more the fact that, developers make a game and are able to put it on the PC, 360, and PS3, but are unable to put it on the Wii unless they severely destroy the game to make it fit. The consumers bought the Wii and for some reason DEMAND everything to have motion controls. Pretty much every game has had to have it added in some way or another and it just isn't useful most of the time. I can agree that sometimes it works, but most of the time it should stay as normal controls. The Wii, however, lacks a second analog stick, forcing all first person and some other games to use the Wiimote's pointing device. Nintendo's first party games are excellent examples of games that work on the Wii, but most of the companies instead make mini-game collections. I love Nintendo's older consoles, NES all the way to the N64(Pretty much best Nintendo console in my opinion). The Gamecube was pretty good too, but it fell behind the other consoles and lacked a lot of games similar to the Wii now. I just really don't think what they are trying to sell is grounds for a new console.

The true problem is impatience, rome wasnt built in a day

"developers make a game and are able to put it on the PC, 360, and PS3" - Console games look like crap compared to pc games. Very few devs actually take the time to give PC versions the graphics they deserve. As an example we have dragon age 2, the PC version features a high res texture pack which consoles do not support. I played it with and without the texture pack, it makes a world of difference. Point is, pc games have to be severely destroyed to fit consoles like the 360 and ps3, so whats wrong with doing the same for the wii.

"The consumers bought the Wii and for some reason DEMAND everything to have motion controls" - That was the wii's selling point. Whats wrong with people demanding to get what they paid for. I myself enjoy games with properly made motion controls and also games that don't use it at all (ie: metroid other m).

"The Wii, however, lacks a second analog stick, forcing all first person and some other games to use the Wiimote's pointing device" - Thats the good part, did you play the fps metroid game for the wii? The best fps controls you'll find without mouse + keyboard. The problem comes from all the poorly made shovelware the wii has. However, cut them some slack, its the first generation of motion controlled consoles ever so devs are still very inexperienced with it (Non motion control games have been around for decades).

"Nintendo's first party games are excellent examples of games that work on the Wii" - Precisely, other devs need time to follow suit because they don't know the motion control technology inside out like its creators, so don't judge motion controls by the same standards as regular controls, the industry needs time to adaptate.

The true problem is impatience, rome wasnt builtin a day

"developers make a game and are able to put it on the PC, 360, and PS3" - Console games look like crap compared to pc games. Very few devs actually take the time to give PC versions the graphics they deserve. As an example we have dragon age 2, the PC version features a high res texture pack which consoles do not support. I played it with and without the texture pack, it makes a world of difference. Point is, pc games have to be severely destroyed to fit consoles like the 360 and ps3, so whats wrong with doing the same for the wii.

"The consumers bought the Wii and for some reason DEMAND everything to have motion controls" - That was the wii's selling point. Whats wrong with people demanding to get what they paid for. I myself enjoy games with properly made motion controls and also games that don't use it at all (ie: metroid other m).

"The Wii, however, lacks a second analog stick, forcing all first person and some other games to use the Wiimote's pointing device" - Thats the good part, did you play the fps metroid game for the wii? The best fps controls you'll find without mouse + keyboard. The problem comes from all the poorly made shovelware the wii has. However, cut them some slack, its the first generation of motion controlled consoles ever so devs are still very inexperienced with it (Non motion control games have been around for decades).

"Nintendo's first party games are excellent examples of games that work on the Wii" - Precisely, other devs need time to follow suit because they don't know the motion control technology inside out like its creators, so don't judge motion controls by the same standards as regular controls, the industry needs time to adaptate.

Blind Nintendo is blind

Nintendo always liked to make gimmicky stuff. They figured that gimmicky sells, and why wouldn't they. After all the wii out sold PS3 and Xbox. So now with there heads up there ass's there pushing for a console that is the epitome of gimmicky shit.

And seriously, who likes motion controllers? They have two fundamental flaws. Slower reaction time and precision. Its far faster to push a button then to move your arm and it not registering the movement because you didn't move your arm just right.

Being the japs that they are, they might not be able to see this console failing but it will.

Because you have a far better

Because you have a far better business vision than those 'japs' who make tons of money out of things like this right? So what if reaction times are slower, games are meant to be fun and well made games with motion controls are much more entertaining than their button using counterparts, as for movements being registered or not, that depends on how much you're used to the controls, its the same with buttons but current gamers have years of experience with those already, don't be afraid to learn something new just because you fail the first few times.

I'm tired of Nintendo's way

I'm tired of Nintendo's way of making consoles. Let's keep updating the original hardware forcing all the early adopters to buy the new ones at full price or deal with not being able to play all the games with your useless "expired" hardware. The Wii U is just the Wii with slightly better graphics, graphics that should have been in the Wii to begin with. They attach another gimmick though, but there's a catch! You can only use one controller designed for the Wii U, everyone else has to use the old Wiimotes. Fuck Nintendo... though the others suck in their own way too... Sega please come back and make a Dreamcast 2.

Meh

When they start allowing indy games a chance most likely. The technology is there, but it could screw over titty milkers like EA.

Yeah, that wasn't the Wii-U

Yeah, that wasn't the Wii-U itself, it was only a demo of the controller. Last I read about it, the footage was of games captures from another consoles (PS3 I think it was). They only had the controller and that little white box was not gonna be the final version of the Wii-U but only something to get people to try.

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