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June 8, 2011
Remember a couple of years ago when Nintendo dropped the "Nintendo Revolution" name for their new console and went with... Wii?
Sure, everyone saw the alliterative piss reference except, apparently, for the executives from Japan.
Now, that we've grown accustom to it, no longer sniggering like middle school kids at it's mention, Nintendo has decided to shake things up again.
Piss on U.
Wii U is the name of the new system, the big factor here is that their controler has a touch screen. What does that mean to you? That means that the device you often fling to the floor in disgust when you figure out Mario has to do that? to get to the next level will probably cost between $200 and $300 each.
Sure it's 1080p, which it would have to be to sell in this market. But the demos we saw of the same games on XBOX and Playstation looked fairly low on details, which we assume means their rendering space is nerfed. Sure it's backwards compatible with all the games we didn't care about in the first place (despite a brief fling with the Wii Fit in ways it wasn't intended to be used.)
So we're marking this one as a pass.
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