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The next generation of gaming is here, so says Nintendo, after releasing the Wii U this past weekend. Similar to its predecessor the Wii, the system relies on motion controls but has an added feature of an LCD screen in the controller, a new element for developers to play with.
But, as like any new technology, there have already been a few bumps in the road. Remember a few years back when the Wii was the hottest gaming console on the market? Well Ninendo’s marketing vice president Scott Moffitt says those product shortages will not happen again for the Wii U. He told Forbes even though demand is high, and they sold out on pre-sales, there will be more systems up for grabs this time around. It is hard to say yet if that is the case but I have a feeling it will be yet another hard thing to find on the shelf this holiday season.
Another glitch for this new gaming marvel is the operating system. Out of the box, the Wii U needs a firmware update for online play integration and apps such as Netflix and its new social networking platform the Miiverse. This is all well and good…if the update didn’t take on average 90 minutes to install. Some have even reported some of their systems freezing due to the update, causing the system to “brick” or basically breaking it beyond repair. So, far there hasn’t been any word from Nintendo about this problem but no doubt there will be something soon.
Despite this setbacks though, the Wii U has the potential to be a great gaming console and could literally push gaming into a whole new platform. This, however, all depends on if game developers will use the new system wisely and bring out the best things about. And if you want one this holiday season all I can say is….start waiting in line now.
That’s the latest trending tech from around the web. I’m Chuck Pierce and you’re watching Intrendo…in depth…in focus….in trend.