Iâ€™m pretty disappointed by the debut of the Wii-U, Nintendoâ€™s next iteration of the wildly successful Wii console.
Iâ€™m not disappointed by Nintendo â€“ who I think continues to honor its adventurous DNA and will deliver a revolutionary product.Â Iâ€™m not disappointed by the Wii-U, at least not yet, because my impression will ultimately depend on the quality of the software.
Iâ€™m disappointed by the myopia of the journalist and investment communities.Â Itâ€™s been 6 weeks, and press coverage has dwindled to halfhearted blather about tech specs.Â Wall Street certainly made their opinion heard, dinging Nintendo stock by 5% after the announcement.
These so-called experts have missed the point: the Wii-U represents a bold wager on the future of the living room.Â Nintendo envisions a world where family members seamlessly share content and gaming experiences over multiple screens.Â Sitting in the hub of it all is the Wii-U. (more…)