So, even though this was a month ago now, I’ll finish this just to keep everything in sync.
The Wii U. What the hell. Even now when I’ve had several weeks to think about it I still don’t understand what Nintendo is thinking. There’s a difference between real innovation and what Nintendo is doing. Real innovation (like the original iPhone) is well thought out, and designed with a purpose for making things better. The Wii U (and everything Nintendo seems to be doing lately) is just throwing science at the wall and seeing what sticks. They took the Wii, gave it a tablet controller with a bunch of cameras, resistive touch screen tech, motion controls, and they gave the console a spec bump. What does this result in? Well, until they announce ANOTHER controller that is more traditional to be used with real games, I’m going to assume that the Wii U is just going to get watered down ports of PS3 and 360 games. Like, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, except you get a bunch of mini games involving motion control and taking pictures of stuff and other things that don’t fit, since that’s what Nintendo has given the developers to work with. So Nintendo still won’t really be able to compete with games that the 360 and PS3 can handle, but when you think about it, the 360 and PS3 are just the same console, with just a few different games… do we really need a third console like this? I guess that’s why Nintendo is trying to be so different, but I think eventually their gimmicks will be seen for what they are.
But at least hardcore Nintendo fans will finally be able to play Mario and Zelda in HD for the first time… but for 2012, that statement is about 7 years too late.