A second batch of Nintendo/Wii U 'issues'
From the Wii U Game Pad Battery Life to Nintendo shares drop --
Take a look at the second part of issues/problems related to Wii U reported on this year E3 2012.
Probably you already saw the first batch of "issues" or problems related to Wii U, reported directly from this year E3.
Well, here are a few others:
1. Nintendo has officially reported that the Wii U GamePad battery will run for between three and five hours per sesion, and will take 2.5 hours to charge.
2. Nintendo confirmed to GameTrailers that the Wii U Game Pad screen isn't multitouch due to cost. They said the DS screen was/is sufficient enough...That puts it roughly in line with the Vita and 3DS and means that dedicated gamers will likely have to spend much of their game time tethered to their consoles while recharging.
Remember – the Wii U GamePad isn’t actually processing data, despite it displaying games on-screen. The computing is being handled by the Wii U console, with the information then streamed to Nintendo’s flashy new peripheral.
3. The Wii U literally can’t Stand Up. Not exactly a "big issue", but yes, the console won't be able to sit vertically like every other console on the market.The new screen is not multitouch. Well, with the DS certainly it's not multitouch and people have really enjoyed that interface and have found it sufficient for their needs for gaming. If you add something like multitouch you do up the cost, and so we're trying to strike the right balance between the robust set of features and capablilites for the hardware but also make it affordable to people.
The reasons, are pretty interesting. Take a look at Miyamoto explanation:
4. And finally, looks like investors responded negatively to Wii U showing, as Nintendo shares dropped following "disappointing" E3 press conference."I guess we could make a stand," Nintendo's senior game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto, told me yesterday, laughing, "I think maybe it was because we didn't want people to think it was a Wii."
Just paint it another color then, I said, needling him.
His follow-up answer was more of a revelation: "It kind of goes back to our idea of the Wii U itself which is: ‘What is the role of the physical hardware?' And in this particular case we felt that the physical hardware is something that's becoming something that is less and less important from an identity perspective for a game machine.
"So, for example, with even something like Kinect you can have your hardware put away and out of sight and you can wave at the TV and maybe the game will come on or something.
"Similarly with Wii U, when we [considered the question] ‘What is the face of Wii U going to be?', for us the face of Wii U really isn't the console box itself. It's the controller; it's the Wii U GamePad. So just like a set top box is non-descript and tucked away, our feeling was that the Wii U hardware was something that could be tucked away and out of sight.
"The Wii U GamePad is really the face of the system, whereas, with the Wii system, we had really designed it so that that system itself really stood out when you looked at it."
So, it looks like Ubisoft's better show reflected on their shares climb.The Japanese stock market has reacted badly to Nintendo’s E3 presentation, with stock in the company falling 2.68 per cent since trading opened today.
Nintendo’s conference has been widely criticised by the consumer press, with nearly all lamenting the lack of new games announcements – headline-worthy reveals were expected with the machine’s launch only around six months away.
It was also seen as Nintendo’s last chance to get a head start on Sony and Microsoft, who are both expected to reveal their new hardware at, or even before, E3 2013.
Investors were seemingly more impressed with Sony, with its shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange climbing 2.14 per cent overnight. They performed even better in New York, gaining 3.21 per cent.
Interestingly, shares in Ubisoft – hailed by many as the ‘winner’ of this year’s E3 – have climbed nearly five per cent since its excellent E3 showcase.
Well, there you go. Stay tuned for more?
NEWS SOURCE #1: Why the Wii-U literally can't stand-up (via) Kotaku
NEWS SOURCE #2: Nintendo shares drop following disappointing E3 press conference (via) CVG
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