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Nintendo not interested in buying Wii U exclusive titles

Microsoft and Sony have over the years spent a lot of money on developers to make some of their biggest titles exclusive, like Gears of War on the Xbox 360. This generally costs the publisher a lot, since it basically has to make up for any potential lost sales on other platforms. On the other …

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Wii U was almost canceled due to price

It’s no secret that it costs Nintendo quite a lot to make and ship a Wii U GamePad tablet controller compared to other controllers. In fact, The Wii U price was such a big concern for Nintendo that they almost canceled the entire Wii U project, according to Satoru Iwata. “We almost gave up on …

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Wii U isn’t too powerful due to cost

There has been a lot of debate about the Wii hardware, how powerful the console is, what kind of technology it has, etc. It’s widely accepted now that the console isn’t that much more powerful than current generation systems, but it is nevertheless more powerful, as a recent Batman Arkham City Wii U comparison showed. …

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Wii U supports microtransactions, DLC, and free-to-play games

The Wii U console will support microtransactions, according to Nintendo top dog Satoru Iwata. However, he pointed out that Nintendo has no plans of offering first party titles as free-to-play games, nor do they have any plans of offering their games on phones and tablets. Iwata did confirm that they are looking into bringing DLC …

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Nintendo Direct pre-E3 Wii U video event

In case you missed the live strean of Nintendo Direct, where they revealed a bunch of new Wii U features, Nintendo has posted the full 30 min video. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata guides viewers through the newest items for the console, including the Wii U GamePad (the new name for hte controller), the Miiverse, and …

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Wii U will “cater to core gamers first”, says Nintendo

The upcoming Nintendo Wii U will cater to core gamers first, and mass market second. That’s according to Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata. It’s no denying that the Wii U is targeting a much more mainstream audience than the Wii — the Wii U packs HD graphics and powerful hardware, making it ideal system for core …

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Wii U won’t support Blu-ray movies or DVDs

The Wii U will not support Blu-ray movies nor DVD movies, according to information WiiUDaily has dug up from the past. While the Wii U will support a Blu-ray-like drive capable of storing upwards of 25GB per disc, Wii U Blu-ray playback will still be a no-no. Not even DVD movies will be playable on …

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Nintendo: not all games need need rich graphics

It’s no secret that we’re currently in the HD era of gaming, as this generation’s consoles introduced 720p and 1080p HD visuals. That is, with the exception of the Wii. While the upcoming Wii U will support 1080p resolution and a much more powerful graphics processor, Nintendo still doesn’t seem completely sold on the HD …

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Final version of Wii U to be showcased at E3 2012

Nintendo originally unveiled the Wii U at E3 2011, and the console looked quite complete — the design, implementation, and hardware, all seemed complete, but we might still see some changes. That’s according to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, who recently said at a shareholder meeting that they’ll showcase the “final version” of the Wii U …

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Ninendo: fans might wait for price cut before buying Wii U

Buying a brand new console when it’s released always carries some risk: will the console be successful? Will there be enough games down the line? But the chief concern for many gamers, especially during tough times, is the price. New consoles are always priced high, and the Wii U is expected to start at $400 …

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Wii U to support 3D

We already know that the Wii U will be quite a potent console, and according to Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata, the Wii U will also be able to handle 3D. However, Iwata also stated that 3D isn’t Nintendo’s main objective with the Wii U: “If you are going to connect Wii U with a home TV …