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A slim Wii U launching with a price drop that looked alot different then the current console could help propel sales to a somewhat respectable level. After this weeks U.S sales, I just don't know what to say. Nintendo really needs ot get their shit together and quick.



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yvanjean said:

 

What we need in redesign: ?

1. Quietter consoles. Its already really quiet

2. Bigger harddrive. This will obviously come, althought i makes better business sense for them to release an external nintendo branded hd
3. WiiU without gamepad just a WiiU Controller Pro. ugh, so a weak ps4?
4. WiiU without the power brick. I'm not sure how this would make any difference
5. Blu-ray video support. Not sure if this is possible and still run the WiiU optical disc. It's cheaper to buy a blu ray player and this would put the console at higher risk of failure.
6. Increase Ram and processor, Not for games performance but faster loading menu and load times. So a whole new console then and new games would not play on the older Wii U?
7. Cost need to be under $250.00. So a whole new console that costs less but is as powerful as a ps4?
8. Color, I loved my Platinum colored Gamecube. Something that will arrive

Platinum color WiiU for $250 featuring wisper quiet console with faster loadings time, 250 GB HD and WiiU controller Pro (gamepad sold separately). For $250? Even if it was made in China's cheapest factory, this business plan is not even remotely possible. Cut the price, add a larger harddrive and a more expensive processor and still include games? They would effectively be giving away the console for free.



Jizz_Beard_thePirate said:

#1 The console is already pretty quiet, how much quieter do you want? loll. Its mostly just the sound of the disc spinning...

No, it was one of the first things I noticed, that WiiU is substantially more noisy than the Wii. More silent than the PS3 though.



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With your options i think the console would look bigger and more expensive! :D

The redesign is something Wii U really needs and i think the reason it hasn't got one so far is because of the deals (price parts) Nintendo made and the amount of consoles still in stock (probably the reason why Nintendo bundled the basic console with Smash in Spain).

The redesign really needs to change the looks of the console, the gamepad and even the boxart. And change the name too.
In other words: re-launch it!

Also, would be cool if, when launching the redesign, Nintendo came out every month with a special edition remembering it's past: one edition for the NES, SNES, N64 and GC. Each containing Nintendo's launch games at the time, plus an original controller.

Nintendo doesn't have system sellers probably until Starfox comes out and surely won't drop the price by 100$.
This could very well be a way to attract those older gamers - now dads and moms.



yvanjean said:

What we need in redesign:

1. Quietter consoles. 
2. Bigger harddrive.
3. WiiU without gamepad just a WiiU Controller Pro.
4. WiiU without the power brick. 
5. Blu-ray video support. Not sure if this is possible and still run the WiiU optical disc.
6. Increase Ram and processor, Not for games performance but faster loading menu and load times.
7. Cost need to be under $250.00.
8. Color, I loved my Platinum colored Gamecube. 

Platinum color WiiU for $250 featuring wisper quiet console with faster loadings time, 250 GB HD and WiiU controller Pro (gamepad sold separately). 

The Wii U is already the quietest console. It's crazy quiet. 

I'm not sure why so many are pushing the hard drive thing so much. It's far cheaper to buy your own external USB HD and get a lot more in return. If anything they should maybe just offer a bundle with an external USB HD. That would be the cheapest solution because there would be less manufacturing costs.

The Gamepad in an integral part of the Wii U, it's not going anywhere. The system it'self and many games cannot function without it. 

Every system has a power brick, some are inside some are outside...

Blu-ray? Why? A blu-ray costs about $50, it's unnecessary. Let it do what it is good at, playing games.

I'm guessing you haven't used a Wii U recently. Just with the system updates, the OS has become quite sleek, quick and responsive. Loading times aren't much of an issue as they used to be. It likely won't change much with games because the ones with long load times are unoptimized. The newer games that are optimized have very little load times for the most part. When the processors and eDRAM are being utilized the system is quite sufficient. The whole power game between the consoles is starting to fade as the X1 is catching up and games are starting to sell systems more than "power" and hype. 

The cost is under $250 right now, you can get the system for around $300 with two games depending on the bundle. 

I wouldn't be surprised if we see a few extra colours of Wii U's but it probably won't be till most of the ones out are sold now. 

 

I'm sorry, but much of what you think would make it better really won't. The only thing that MIGHT is the CPU and RAM, but thirds still probably won't support it... just because. 



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WiiU without a gamepad makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

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It's too late with the Wii U. Nearly everyone has Internet today and the people believe what they see on the Internet. A lot of people are saying the Wii U is shit, so the people believe that. Nintendo needs a hype train and that's only possible with a new console. But for that it's too early.



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yvanjean said:
Mystro-Sama said:

Would you people just drop this gamepadless argument!? It's so annoying...

It's not gamepadless, Gamepad just sold separately. Nintendo themself don't know how to incorporate the gamepad to make good video games. 

The gamepad is a failure, only five games come to mind that really use it NintendoLand, ZombiU, scribblenauts, Game & wario and Wii Party U.

When super smash and mario kart 8 failled to really use the gamepad that's when you know it's useless fisher price add-on. I'm sure Zelda U will use it but there will be WiiU controller Pro control option. 

So... I'm not sure of your living situation, but one of the biggest benefits to me is having the gamepad with the system. Here's why. I'm playing Smash Bros on my 50 inch, my wife gets home from work and wants to watch a christmas movie. Do I have to turn off the game? No. I just keep playing on my gamepad. Same goes for pretty much every game with the exception of a couple indies (odd). It's far from a failure. 



Gotta figure out how to set these up lol.

i think the biggest thing it needs is a larger hard drive. Considering you can't even play a game like watchdogs without the 32 gb deluxe version (watch dogs is 17gb). No wonder 3rd parties won't support it



Dusk said:
yvanjean said:
Mystro-Sama said:

Would you people just drop this gamepadless argument!? It's so annoying...

It's not gamepadless, Gamepad just sold separately. Nintendo themself don't know how to incorporate the gamepad to make good video games. 

The gamepad is a failure, only five games come to mind that really use it NintendoLand, ZombiU, scribblenauts, Game & wario and Wii Party U.

When super smash and mario kart 8 failled to really use the gamepad that's when you know it's useless fisher price add-on. I'm sure Zelda U will use it but there will be WiiU controller Pro control option. 

So... I'm not sure of your living situation, but one of the biggest benefits to me is having the gamepad with the system. Here's why. I'm playing Smash Bros on my 50 inch, my wife gets home from work and wants to watch a christmas movie. Do I have to turn off the game? No. I just keep playing on my gamepad. Same goes for pretty much every game with the exception of a couple indies (odd). It's far from a failure. 


I think we all wanted the same thing when we heard about Off screen play. Playing from the confort of our bed or while on the Loo.

My biggest problem with the gamepad is battery life especially when watching Netflix or while playing Xenoblade. Nintendo claim 3-5 hours but it's actually at most 3 hours. I'm not sure if it's because i'm playing long session but the thing just keeps dying on me. Might has well make it wired ....

Main issue with game pad:

Battery life
Gamepad Range.... How cool would it be too be able to leave the room and play anywhere in the house. Very sad when the range was only about 25ft. 
Size... It's light and well design but can't compare to regular controller (Dual shock, Xbox one controller, WiiU's controller Pro).
Touch sensitivity... I forgot which game I was playing ... but when your usingthe touch screen unless it's a big button tap you need the stylus.

 



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