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Well, that's going to suck.
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if the wii u is trying to cut costs whats the deal with the touchscreen controller?
    
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post #23 of 89
I think they are doing this for one to thwart pirates, if it has a proprietary laser that cuts a lot of danger, and two in order to cut costs, makes sense imo
Most people will already have a DVD Player, especially Wii owners, plus most people should have a Blu-Ray player, except maybe Nintendo owners =/
    
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post #24 of 89
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Originally Posted by thisizbrian View Post
if the wii u is trying to cut costs whats the deal with the touchscreen controller?
Maybe they're trying to cut costs so that can include the touchscreen.
post #25 of 89
*cough* sell it as an accessory *cough*
post #26 of 89
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Originally Posted by Flatliner View Post
The Wii doesn't have it either and hasn't died. Anyone who really wanted it, modded their Wii anyway. Honestly, I can see why they aren't bothering.
The Wii has died.

It is the cheapest console, so all the kids get it for B-days and Christmas... Decent hardware sales in the beginning. But they sell NO software (cause it has none)

It is dead, and has been dead. I sold my Wii last November after logging 10 total hours on it in a year between me and my wife and 2 kids under 10, haven't seen a single thing to make me regret it. It was modded with about all the Homebrew I could think of and upwards of 30 burned games (can't even get Wii's that play burned discs anymore)... Didn't matter, it just wasn't fun for more than 5 minutes, period.

Once Kinect came out, my daughter acted like the Wii didn't even exist.

IMO they are releasing too early, just like the Wii. It will sell at first, then the 720/PS4 will come out and make it look childish. They will catch up quickly in hardware, and absolutely swamp Nintendo's software sales with ease... Just like they did this generation.

I hope I'm wrong though.

But it really looks like what is happening at this point. Weird, expensive, gimmicky controller. No DVD playback. No mention of 3rd party support, Also, putting an expensive screen on a component that is usually replaced every 6 months or needs to be bought 4 times for multiplayer... They are ignoring KEY components here.
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My PC does not even have a CD drive... let alone a DVD/ Bluray one XD.. Still have not caught on to the whole bluray thing yet. Im still using good old DVDs even though my mom bought a Bluray player(comes with netflix app yes!)
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post #28 of 89
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The Wii has died.

It is the cheapest console, so all the kids get it for B-days and Christmas... Decent hardware sales in the beginning. But they sell NO software (cause it has none)

It is dead, and has been dead.
If by selling no software you mean selling more than any other system, then yes.
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Who watches DVD?
Most people.
    
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I hope no one was waiting on the Wii U before buying DVDs...

Blu-rays drive up the costs and only appeal to a small demographic. Plus it would have to compete with the cemented PS3 on this front.

Streaming media like Youtube, Netflix, and Hulu are what most people are going to look forward to.
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