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Wii U info

Discussion in 'Gaming Fun - The Other Reality' started by dpeters11, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. dpeters11

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    Yes, the controller is actually that size, but it's not the only controller that you can use. They will have the Wii U Pro controller that looks just like an Xbox controller, and you'll use classic Wii controllers as well.

    The big controller has lots of benefits, like laying it on the floor if you're playing golf, looking down at it and seeing your ball. You'll also be able to transfer your game from TV to controller if you want to switch the TV to a show.

    Watch this video if you haven't seen it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e3qaPg_keg&feature=youtube_gdata_player
     
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    Any further info on this? I'm reading that sales are lagging considerably. Does anyone have one and can report on it? I understand it is HD and is also backwards compatible with Wii games, but those don't suddenly become HD, right? What about surround sound?
     
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    Yes, it's HD (1080p) and does offer an optical digital out port as well.
    Yes, the system is backwards compatible and it does offer upscaling. While it's not true HD, it's better than nothing..
     
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    oops...didn't see this thread for some reason and I created a new one to ask about the Wii U.

    If sales are lagging, I wonder if it will hurt the amount of new titles will be developed for it.
     
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    Nintendo has announced delays in the launch of several highly anticipated titles, including Wii Fit U. We did wind up buying one and spent this weekend exploring the capabilities and playing some downloaded games. Only NintendoLand (included in the 32GB "Deluxe" version) so far actually takes any real advantage of the capabilities of the Gamepad controller, but if that is any indication, it could prove quite interesting.

    It looks like there are enough titles to keep it from being an expensive doorstop, unless you are a hardcore gamer that plays every title available, but I don't think it is aimed at that audience.

    And it is backwards compatible with Wii games. It will also transfer content and settings from a Wii, but the process is not reversible. Once you perform the transfer, they are gone from the Wii and can't be restored. This could be a problem if you wanted to use the Wii U in one room and pass the Wii down for use in another room on an SD TV, say.
     
  7. heathramos

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    have you played with TVii yet?
     
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    No we haven't, and we're not likely to. I'm not sure I get the point. I want to watch TV when I'm watching TV, not socialize.
     
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    for some reason I thought TVii was some kind of unified media interface and miiverse was the social portion.
     

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