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I do not know the right word for it. But I am basically asking if they can make a different system? Maybe put out an edition without a gamepad, or make it not play wii games ( that would hurt it a lot though I think), Or put one out with a smaller gamepad?

 

What are the possibilities?

 

Also give me a better title name. Plez.



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the word you are looking for is redesign. And yes, they can and yes they will and yes it will be soon.



The gamepad won't be dropped. Deal with it



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but Nintendo can release a version without bc



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EricFabian said:
The gamepad won't be dropped. Deal with it


I like the gamepad, so I will deal with it :P

 

Just trying to think of what they could do to change things up.



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I hope whatever they do doesnt disenfranchise current wii u owners!!! cuz i will be pissed..



"Can Nintendo drastically alter WiiU similar as 2DS did to 3DS?"

They won't remove Wii support at this point. Too large of a base to ignore.

I don't think they'd drop gamepad unless they also started selling it separately and made sure all games worked with pro controller. However, if they did, then that versions woudl likely come with procontroller AND wiimote/nunchuck as well as a sizeable price drop.

Likely a new name like Wii2 or something.

Then we'd see gamepads selling separately with some bundled games for $100.

They'd also have to redesign some stuff. For instance miiverse needs a keyboard. The eShop also currently requires gamepad usage. These two are more than enough for to see that they will never drop gamepad in this design.



I've heard that the CPU or something inside the Wii U has been designed for backwards compatibility, so removing the option to play Wii games wouldn't make it any cheaper. The architecture is designed for it, and I'm sure it can also play GC games perfectly, like natively, but that would make it more expensive since they would have to include controller inputs on the hardware etc.



Yep.

I think they are going to have to. The Gamepad has not resonated with the market at all. The Gamepad adds a hefty cost to a console and not many consumers see value in it. Redesigning the Gamepad may work, like they did with the DS Lites. But I don't know what they will do.



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I can't really think of much they can do other than making the gamepad a seperate accessory.

The WiiU has basically sealed its fate regarding 3rd party support. And the vast majority of the original Wii audience that wouldn't have cared about that have moved on. So the only people left that are buying the WiiU are hardcore nintendo fans.

The WiiU needs to get cheap enough that people who might not be diehard nintendo fans will buy it as their second console for the Nintendo games. The console needs to get as inexpensive as the gamecube did, $100. And I don't see that ever happening if they don't make the gamepad an optional accessory.

Honestly the gamepad just didn't attract a wide audience like motion controls did. And heck developers themselves have hardly done any immaginitive things with the extra screen. For the most part it's just Remote Play and a menu screen.  Only 10% of Vita/PS4 players use remote play for heavens sake. It is pretty clear they are just throwing away potential sales by forcing people to pay a premium because a gamepad has to be included.