Nintendo Wii U UK launch highlighted by queues of gaming fans

Written on:November 30, 2012
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Nintendo Wii U UK launch was received with great fervour as the gaming community members lined up to possess the gaming console, which was described by the company as a console, which will fundamentally alter the way people play video games. Wii U stock has been anticipated to run out due to the high demand of the console in the market.

The new Nintendo Wii U console features a game-pad controller, a tablet type device which allows the users to switch from playing their favourite game to watching TV and has many other advantages. Wii U controller sports a 6.2-inch touchscreen display and promises a three to five hour battery life. The game-pad will also act as a remote for the television.

The US launch of the console witnessed a few problems as some users reported that a software update was required at the beginning of the console and a few games were not accessible. Talking about the initial problems faced by Wii U users, Nintendo boss, Satoru Iwata said, “I feel very sorry for the fact that purchasers of Wii U have to experience a network update which takes such a long time, and that there are the services which were not available at the hardware’s launch.”

Nintendo has claimed that the Wii U online account will now be unique to every player. Talking about the personal preferences of the user, Nintendo US president, Reggie Fils-Aime said, “The system will know when you’re playing with your user account – everything that you’ve played in the past, what your preferences are. So it will truly be an experience unique to you. Versus if your wife or your children want different experiences, they really are tailored for each particular consumer.”

With the UK launch of Nintendo Wii U, the Japanese company would be hoping to resurrect its status as the original gaming company. The US launch has already sold 500,000 units, thus improving the company’s poor financial form, but will the numbers be enough?

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