Originally Posted by bd2003
I think controllers and pack ins are ultimately going to take a back seat to the only thing that matters. Exclusive software.
Its not powerful enough to buy on specs alone, online not refined enough to drag people away from PSN and XBL. The screen gimmick just isn't compelling enough. The only thing that's going to move this thing is must have games. They can't just have luigi's mansion or 10 year old ports.
I wrote a 32-paragraph rant on how Nintendo is doing nearly nothing right with WiiU, but I've decided to abbreviate that rather chastising posting (translation: my browser crashed)... anyway, you guys are spot on: it needs games. And there doesn't appear to be any.
I'll be shocked if Nintendo doesn't come out of E3 with LESS
excitement than after last year. There's not a system selling game even being rumored right now; Super Mario Mii would have to come out of the screen and give players a handy to be a day-one system seller - we've seen this game already. If Ninty is counting on mad profits and recapturing the hardcore by launching with PS360 ports, aerobi-dance games, useless figurines that'll get used one time and online & HDD loading basically just for (likely overpriced) re-re-releases of GC games, they're going to be disappointed.
I assume online will be shiny and redesigned, 3DS has made some improvements from DSi and Wii, but until it's as easy to use and view/add friends as say, facebook, just adding DLC and re-wallpapering the store won't sell consoles. Neither will the screen in the controller, it's not cool or novel enough to draw distance between WiiU and the PS360, and certainly not PS4/NeXtbox.
One tablet per system, the (rumored) dated hardware, launch games pool sounding shallow at best... Iwata would need to have been holding back megatons for this console launch to wow me. And probably most Nintendo fans.