Sometimes I think that companies come up with the latest and “greatest” in technology not because they think it will be useful, beneficial and appealing to the consumer but because their whole advertising dept is based around believing the consumer is so stupid they will buy it regardless how bad the product might seems at first.
Nintendo Wii U? Are they serious? A game controller bigger than the 3DS or even an xBox or PS3 controller? With motion control? I can’t deny the game box itself looks pretty sleek, especially compared to the original design. I never quite understood the angled stand. But, although the built in 6.2 in screen looks pretty cool, the size of a motion based controller is ridiculous to say the least. When I read rumors of a possible LCD screen on the Wii controller, I assumed the controller would be a bit bigger or wider, I never expected a controller that could have been the Sega Gamegear’s brother-from-another-mother. What’s worse, the controller is not even a gaming device of it’s own. Now that would have truly been impressive. I just think that’s waaay to much control for so little added functionality, even if the screen can be used as the monitor for playing as well. All this tech and size and it’s probably not even touch screen, something that is almost mainstream these days (UPDATE: I was wrong, dam thing is a touch screen too. My mistake).
I have yet to figure out what the U stands for, to be honest I don’t know if I want to know and I am not sure I would understand if I found out. The original name, Wii, was not exactly a name I wanted to be associated with to begin with, not sure how Wii U will be accepted although I can already see jokes about this. The Nintendo Pee U.
I don’t know, what do you all think? I thought Microsoft was taking a big chance with their Windows 8 look. This definitely trumps that in my book.