Although all Wiis function normally when they are placed horizontally, the six-year-old console was, for the most part, marketed with a vertical design. In order to distinguish between Wii and Wii U, Nintendo’s upcoming console features a principally horizontal design. Nevertheless, the Wii U can stand vertically with the support of a Wii U Console Stand, which is included in the Wii U Deluxe Set and can be purchased separately.
“The Wii went out into the world with a mainly vertical design, so in order to create a distinction, we went with a mainly horizontal design for the Wii U. But we have prepared a stand so that it can also stand upright.”
Wow, that’s a HUGE difference.
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Distinctions are very welcome. I hope Nintendo can provide enough distinctions to make it clear that this is an entirely new console, so that the average consumer will not confuse it with the Wii.
what is the wii u? is it a new controller for original wii, that boosts graphics?
Wait till the Wii U TV commercials happen. That should open up peoples eyes…for the most part.
i think they already missed that target simply by the name. most (uninformed) people won’t recognise the difference between “Wii” and “Wii U”. they should have either named it “Wii 2” or given it its own name.
Seriously? This console is so freakin lame
So then don’t buy it. Don’t tell us your problems.
Those better graphics and high fps sure are lame.
Ugh, third party support, HD graphics, good online, and a beefed up engine? Nintendo is doomed.
ikr xD *sarcasm*
Those better graphics and higher FPS sure are lame.
Haha take that all you people that think the Wii U is just an add on! The Wii U is marketed to be layed horizontally not vertically! Mind=BLOWN!
I prefer it Vertical.
After reading the latest Iwata Asks segment, I’m already sold on getting the Wii U.
Really? I’ll have to read it then! :D Thanks for mentioning it. (Didn’t know that it existed + I love reading the Iwata Asks segments.)
That Iwata Asks was awesome. It really gave you an idea of how hard they worked on the console. The transparent Wii U looked so cool.
The Wii U has rounded edges, while the Wii has pointed edges…
In what way? I really like the sleek and simple design. But no matter how they design it, someone’s not going to like it. That’s ok. As long as it works.
They should have said “Promoting” not “Design”
The “Design” isn’t that much different from the Wii.
I want real f ing news..feed me!
What was the point of reporting this when that Iwata Asks interview was chock full of information about the hardware and it’s form factor, it’s not news that it’s different than the Wii. Show us what it says in that article about the Multi chip module and it’s architecture and how it’s efficient.
ohhh. i get it now… could they not have just made it look more different?
|, ___ < Wii. *6 years later* ___ < Wii U
Yeah…. big difference.
They will… Eventually. But they for some odd reason instead of just giving us a couple good summaries takes one article from somewhere else.. And posts like 5 different news updates… All from the same article. I can understand how that helps mynjntendonews creating a lot of ‘new’ content to post, but for everyone who reads the link they just see the same thing…. 5 times. I think one or even two good summaries of the same article should do it.
Don’t get me wrong. Love the site. And the timeliness of the news and I think even this story is newsworthy. Just not a fan of ‘news’ being reported in 6 different chunks as if they were different where one could do.
*response to imrblankie comment about chip.
Erm, ok? xD
That … was probably better left unsaid xD
Yea, just read the Iwata ask…it has tons more info!
The real Captain N
maybe dumb people would know it’s a new console if they covered it in spikes or something
and then that “wiiu wiiu wiiu” ambulance siren joke would make sense because you’d poke your finger when you touch it
goodnight i need sleep ~_~
it’s totally different from the wii imo
It might take some time before people will recognize this as a new console, but I believe Nintendo knows what they are doing.
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