Late last night Nintendo decided to release a rather hefty update to the Wii U firmware. The update allowed for system transfers exactly like the 3DS, but more interestingly it made the eShop usable with a Pro Controller and Wiimote. This means the only thing currently not able to be done on the Wii U without a GamePad is changing system settings – an update that should be rather simple to implement whenever Nintendo feels like it. This simple change got my mind racing – could Nintendo release a bundle without the GamePad? It seemed like a rather simple concept, but it spurned a completely unintended debate.
Through this debate it made me realize something – yes, Nintendo can release a bundle without it. More importantly, they should release a bundle without this holiday season. The time is right for it, or as right as it can be right now, and it would actually benefit all Wii U owners. How is that possible? Wouldn’t current GamePad users be left in the dust?