Really? No chatter about the new Wii? (in Off-topic)


Demigod June 7 2011 4:53 PM EDT

Me thinks they'll have a traditional controller this time around. They're probably just holding back to showcase the 6.2" touchscreen. With PS3's market share shrinking against the 360, now's the chance for Ninty to take a piece of their pie, especially considering Japan loves the big N. Also, sticking to the non-traditional gamer market for another round is questionable since much of that demographic won't jump for an upgrade.

Mark my words, though. There will be a traditional controller in the future. :)

Sickone June 7 2011 5:10 PM EDT

Never owned any consoles, probably never will. PC gaming FTW !

QBPit Spawn [Abyssal Specters] June 7 2011 6:21 PM EDT

I think it looks pretty stupid imo.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] June 7 2011 6:31 PM EDT

It looks like a mess of technology all shoved into one package. I think the only way they can make this worth the money is if they focus more on online content and remove all the walled gardens of the console. I don't really think that is what they are doing and they need a "killer app" in order to make this new console worth the expense. I don't think that gimmicky looking controller is NOT a killer app.

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] June 7 2011 6:44 PM EDT

BTW: Fact Sheet

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] June 7 2011 6:45 PM EDT

Look at this thing:

Yeah, why don't they just call it: NINTENDO DS & Console.

Eliteofdelete [Battle Royale] June 7 2011 8:35 PM EDT

"Never owned any consoles, probably never will. PC gaming FTW !"

I concur. PC gaming is so much better than consoles. I don't even know why they still try to continue to make them.

Demigod June 7 2011 8:40 PM EDT

I think the only way they can make this worth the money is if they focus more on online content and remove all the walled gardens of the console.

Online content (including DLC) is where the market is headed, but without a hefty hard drive, this ain't it. It looks like MS is safe, especially with their news of cloud-based saves and profiles.

Demigod June 7 2011 11:45 PM EDT

http://www.viddler.com/explore/Joystiq/videos/5958/

This is a clip for the controller -- not the console.

Sickone June 8 2011 12:56 AM EDT

I concur. PC gaming is so much better than consoles. I don't even know why they still try to continue to make them.

Pays better. Sadly.
Also, much harder for the regular person to pirate the games on a console without much effort, whereas on the PC...

QBPit Spawn [Abyssal Specters] June 8 2011 11:53 AM EDT

Online content (including DLC) is where the market is headed Online multiplayer too, which is why this new controller is strange. Its a step in the opposite direction back to split screen. Using the touchpad to play will also be bad - no tactile feedback so you would need to be looking away from the tv and at the controller.

QBPit Spawn [Abyssal Specters] June 8 2011 12:44 PM EDT

Another interesting question is how many of those touch controllers it can support. While no specs have been released, it will have to be a pretty decent GPU to create a screen for the tv and each of the controllers.

Demigod June 8 2011 1:53 PM EDT

The controller should have its own GPU to handle that.

DERPA [Red Permanent Assurance] June 8 2011 3:40 PM EDT

If this had a touchpad on the back, the future of triggers, I could see a handful of sweet gimmicks taking place.
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