By now you’ve probably read something about the new Nintendo console announced at E3, the Wii U. If not (or if you want to find out more), check out our excellent coverage on the details of the machine, the games, and the controller. No long introduction here; based on what you’ve seen and heard so far about the system:
Will you be purchasing the Wii U?
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Perhaps it’s a little premature to be asking the question, but I think enough information about the system has been unveiled to allow gamers to make a choice about the console. I’m reluctant to call it a next-generation system, but then again, what else can we call it? Unlike almost every other generation of systems, graphical capabilities of systems won’t be leaps and bounds over what they were before (though the Wii U will be significantly ahead of its predecessor, it’s just now at the level of the Xbox 360 and the PS3), so innovation is what will set this next generation of consoles apart. And while I am impressed with the controllers, I can’t help but wonder about some of the other things plaguing the current system (online infrastructure, 3rd party support, innovative use of the controllers). I just can’t shake the feeling that there’s more gimmick than gameplay here. I hope I’m wrong. All told, it is something to keep an eye on, but I will not be purchasing a Wii U when it’s released (not yet anyway).
What about you? Feel free to vote your opinion above, and let us know below in the comments about whether or not you’ll be picking one up on launch day!
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