Wii U: Under $400 AND Slower than XBox 360/PS3?
Well there’s good news and bad news in this news bit. First, let’s focus on the good news. For those who thought that the Wii U may cost an arm and a leg may be in for a bit of a surprise. According to a report in the UK, the Wii U may be priced along the neighborhood of 250 pounds, which in dollars is equal to less than $400. So in other words, you may be able to keep your other arm, but that leg may still need to be given up. This is a huge departure from some of the estimates, which clocked in as high as about $600.
And now the bad news, well depending on if you were expecting the most up to date and greatest of graphics that one could offer. Wii U may not actually be as powerful as we all originally thought. Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada said that he believes that the system may actually not only be less powerful than it was coming across, but even less powerful than both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Of course, this is pretty much speculation and it remains to be seen, but there’s at least one person who isn’t buying into the technology claim.
New Super Mario Bros. U: To Launch or Not To Launch?
That is pretty much the question as confusion hits gamers everywhere about the much anticipated Super Mario Bros. U and its release date. Most folks were led to believe that the new Mario game would be available on the launch date, being one of the first killer apps for the new system. This confusion was first started at San Diego Comic Con when giving a demo of the game. Afterwards, Nintendo PR manager Kit Ellis said that the game would be coming out shortly after launch. Cue the hubbub from gamers and gaming media everywhere.
When Digital Trends checked for a followup, a representative told them that things were going to be no change to the launch timing as communicated at E3 and otherwise. This only leads to more confusion as gamers everywhere seem to be ready to torch and pillage the console before it even debuts. While Nintendo may have had issues with the 3DS launch and not being able to keep its promises on games to be released then, it’s probably best to just take a step back and wait for the official words.
Here’s Some New Super Mario Bros. 2 Commercials
Overseas in Japan, they have already released a couple commercials for the game. In the first one, we get a strange ad with a girl and a boy playing against each other. It’s likely that they are siblings, but I’m not entirely sure. The ad is in Japanese so one could probably drawn their own goofy conclusions if they’d like. I think it’s something about sibling rivalry. The second one (with appears after the first one in the YouTube video) is pretty much just all gameplay with only very little Japanese at the end (with English at the end when stating the title of the game). It remains to be seen what will be shown in the US for commercials, but hopefully these ones will tide over you diehard fans.
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And there’s the latest and the greatest going on in the world of Nintendo for tonight. Good night and have a pleasant tomorrow.