Get an inside look at the possible Wii U interface for buying games
Nintendo World Report was at the Nintendo World Store in NYC and had a look at the Wii U demo station. There they had a chance to look at the menu system for accessing games from a Wii U Gamepad and while this is probably unique to the station, it shouldn’t be too different from the eShop itself.
As you could see from the video above, it is a fairly simple “cover flow” system that can be easily navigated with a single swipe motion. Nothing else really that crazy about it, but hey, it’s more than Nintendo has shown us lately. Keep an eye out for more news with the Wii U only SIX weeks from launch. Guess I’d better go get in line…
I'm really hoping that those boxes won't be baby blue...
Its gonna get confusing if people have them next to each other.
EXACTLY what I thought.
How do I know this? Well... you see.... *runs*
lol looks like an iso launcher on the wii...
Interesting the images of the game cases for their system look an aweful lot like Bluray cases.. lol...Why go with blue.?
It's Flash and I'm guessing it's that small because they wanted to keep the console smaller.
As for ignoring the fact that it alsos for SD cards and External 2.0 USB things that usually have 500 GB for 60-90ish dollars HOW DARE NINTENDO MAKE US USE NON-PROPRIETARY MEMORY TO ENHANCE THE STORAGE SIZE IT SHOULD OF BEEN THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.
But yeah it does seem intimidating that they use a small amount of memory.
Guess they'll trying to save money or something eh?
If Wii U games will make use of the extra RAM to show higher textures, then 32GB will seem equally pathetic. I know it's not quite comparable but you have PC games that exceed 20GB these days thanks predomintantly to higher res assets - the likes we should be seeing on the Wii U.
If people aren't interested in NintendoLand and intend to go the download route, then they would be better off saving that money with a Baisc pack and putting the savings toward a HDD as the only other benefit is some pieces of plastic.
This has already been confirmed as the standard system used by the Nintendo Store on their inhouse displays and has been like this since the GC days. I guess they could implement it on the Wii U but it stands just as much chance of being anything else at the same time.
Selling full downloadable games on a console that only has 8GB of space strikes me as so dumb I can't comprehend it. I don't care if you can add more memory, the 8GBs itself is just a bad decision.