Yeah, if even FFG is unenthusiastic about the Wii U, I really don't see myself shelling out $300+ for it. I don't remember if that's the exact price point either... I just don't care enough to look it up. I don't care to shell out $100 bucks for it. In my humble opinion, Nintendo needs to drop the hardware and go third party already. I mean, HD graphics? Welcome to 2005. Social media? I'm sick enough of Facebook without having it invade my gaming time. Gimmicky controller? I'm getting a serious sense of deja vu... are they going to back it up with more than 2 quality games a year?
And before I'm accused of being a black knight against the big N, I've been a pretty big fan of theirs over the years. I've owned most of their systems, and as I grew up with the NES and SNES, there's a lot of nostalgia there. The Wii was the last straw for me, and heck, even after that I recently bought a 3DS (note: I usually play my Vita instead, and when I do break out the thing, it's usually to play old fashioned DS games). Nintendo needs to stay away from the gimmicks, keep their hardward up to date, and just... concentrate on putting out more AAA games instead of polluting Gamestop shelves with endless shovelware aimed at the kiddies.
EDIT: Also: Good to see you back, FFG.
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