According to a rumor from 01net, Nintendo is facing some issues with development of the new Wii U console. Nintendo is said to be having hardware issues with the new controller and its wireless connectivity, which is why units shipped to developers currently have the Wii U tablet controller wired to the console, instead of operating wirelessly. The reasoning behind the hardware issues are said to be due to Nitnendo’s “low cost” approach to hardware, which is now backfiring with the console and controller not performing adequately. These reports should be taken with a grain of salt, as they’re unconfirmed (and Nintendo will most likely never confirm such things). The Wii U is scheduled for release during the Fall of 2012, just over a year from now. local_offer hardware Nintendo wii u stars Further Reading Legendary Pokemon coming to Pokemon Go The cost of Nintendo consoles in today's dollars Wii U gets firmware update Watch the Smash 4 EVO Finals on Disney XD Take a peek at this week’s Nintendo Dow 9 things you probably didn't know about Super Mario Bros. Adam Asshole It will work out. bob I hope so! Jan I bet they will work things out in time to launch in Q3 2012 (I’m guessing Q3 here because of Christmas sales – Anyone got a better guess? :)) bob They need to get the final version to developers quickly, or there might not be enough games at launch.