Wii U’s taken a lot of heat from a number of directions today. We’ve had a survey of anonymous developers suggesting that they’re hesitant to jump on board (instead favoring other next-gen systems). Investors seem to be running scared. And it all culminated in G4’s positively sloppy Nintendo predictions.
I’m just curious, though: why all the hate? Really, what’s so wrong with Wii U? So far we’ve seen little that’s truly questionable. Sure, the lack of multi-touch on the controller screen and the whispers that it’ll use GB of flash memory instead of a hard drive aren’t the most encouraging - but they don’t really say that much about its potential as a general gaming device. It’s still got all the bells and whistles of traditional platforms - dual-sticks, double triggers, and HD capabilities. And what’s more - we don’t even know the software lineup yet! I’m honestly puzzled.
Why do you think we’re seeing so much of a negative response lately? Is this a bad sign for Wii U, or just another case of people criticizing Nintendo before they really know anything about what’s coming? Share your thoughts in the comments!