Hardware Archive

Wii U can still be profitable

Earlier it was said that Wii U would be selling at a loss. However, Reggie Fils-Aime, President of Nintendo, stated that: The business model doesn’t change dramatically, in that as soon as we get the consumer to buy one piece of software, then that entire transaction becomes profit positive. In the end, the business model [...]

First look at the Wii U’s eShop

Nintendo’s Japanese website revealed the image above, which is a small look at the new eShop layout! Looks pretty great, doesn’t it?

Wii U’s has an automatic shut down feature

The Wii U will shut down automatically after being left alone for too long. However, this is only the default setting and can changed within the system options. This may be something you will want to do when you get your Wii U.

Friend codes are banished, plus other Wii U online details!

From the Japanese Nintendo Direct, and North American video shortly after it, we received new details on the online functionality of the Wii U and its requirements: For functionality such as Miiverse, Wii U Video Chat, being able to play Wii games, and the eShop; you will have to download the day 1 update for [...]

Details on Nintendo TVii

We now have Nintendo’s “entertainment” pillar for the Wii U, Nintendo TVii. At Nintendo’s September 13th conference they revealed their big step into the entertainment portion of Wii U. Its features include but are not limited to: cable/satellite integration Netflix, Hulu Plus Amazon Instant Video TiVo family member preferences …all seamlessly mixed into one application. The interface [...]

Nintendo reveals official Wii U release date and price

This morning, Nintendo held a preview event in New York dedicated to the Wii U, during which the long-awaited price and release date of the system were finally revealed, in addition to a slew of information on games coming to it.

Nintendo to reveal price in September, says Analyst

An EEDAR analyst, Jesse Divnich, has told NowGamer that he expects Nintendo to release the details of the Wii U price in September. I would expect Nintendo to make some form of an official announcement in September, likely around (but not at) the Tokyo Game Show. Nintendo have been very silent about the price of [...]

Fox failed with Nintendo 3DS; CNN fails with the Wii U

Remember a while back when Fox News though the Nintendo 3DS was the Nintendo DS3 and was simply another DS modification? Well, now we have CNN thinking the Wii U is just a Wii controller modification and not a new system. You can read their article and a link to it after the break.

Wii U eShop coinciding with launch of the console

Well, Nintendo has finally announced that, along with being able to import previous Wii eShop purchases, the Wii U eShop will be available with the launch of the console. Games already announced are BIT.TRIP Runner 2, Chasing Aurora, Cloudberry Kingdom, and 1000 Spikes. We also speculate that Gamecube games may be on the horizon for [...]

30 FPS for multiple gamepad use

Satura Iwata, president of Nintendo, tweeted this earlier in regards to the FPS to multiple gamepad controller use for the Wii U. “When you use two, the framerate halves to 30 frames per second.”