Francis from Playeressence goes over some of the hottest 3DS and Wii U news for the week! And for the main topic, the Wii U version of Watch Dogs getting delayed might be a good thing. More »
Francis unboxes and reviews the Nyko Pro Commander Wii U Pro controller. More »
My experience with the Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem franchises. Plus I discuss what Nintendo will do with Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem for Wii U at E3 2014. More »
Category Archives: Wii U Week
By Furious Francis
Some of the Wii U’s big games are starting to come out now. If your still skeptical of getting the system, check out my full review here.
The Hackmii Installer has been updated for use on the Wii U. The newest Hackmii Installer allows the Homebrew Channel to be played on the Wii U’s Wii mode. Hit the link for details.
The North American Wii U’s scale the Wii games to HD when played on the Wii U. That is not the case for PAL Wii U’s as the Wii games do not do the same thing.
Nintendo hosted another Nintendo Direct today and unveiled tons of information on Wii U and 3DS games we’ll be playing in 2013
By: Furious Francis, editor-in-chief
The Wii U has been out for over two weeks now and everybody here at the Playeressence HQ is loving the system. Nintendo has finally put out a system that has a modern structure, good online play, and HD graphics. While the Wii U already has a host of features not present on the Xbox 360 and PS3, there are still two major features the system is capable of, that will not be utilized till 2013 at the earliest.
Nintendo will be hosting another Nintendo Direct this week that focuses on 2013′s Wii U and 3DS titles to look forward to. More details through the link
By Furious Francis, editor-in-chief
The Wii U is out in the US, Australia, Europe, the UK, and is hitting Japan this week. Many Wii U owners might have skipped the Wii generation in lieu of the Xbox 360 and PS3 due to the lack of HD visuals, friends codes, and bad online infrastructure. Thankfully, Nintendo has fixed all the defiencency’s the Wii had while including fully functional Wii into the Wii U. If you didn’t play some of the Wii’s best games, booting those games up on your Wii U is easy, and up-scales the games to 1080p via HDMI. Check out the list of must play Wii games, for your brand new Wii U.
There has been a lot of misinformation on the Wii U. Hit the link to read exactly what the Wii U GPGPU is and the truth behind the “slow clock” speed.
The Wii Mini has been received with some harsh critizism since it’s unvealing last week. Nintendo of Canada spokesman Matt Ryan filled us in on why the Wii Mini in coming out.
Nintendo’s Wii U launched over the weekend in the UK and reports coming in say the console was effectively a sellout, pushing over 40,000 units. Hit the link for more details.
The Playeressence VidCast is back with the full crew. Furious Francis, Atrain, and Hero the Impaler are back discussing all things Wii U in this episode. ZombiU, New Super Mario Bros, Nintendo Land, Batman Arkham City, and a slew of other Wii U games get discussed. Plus our overall system impressions. Get the VidCast below.
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Nintendo had a strong Black Friday this year, racking in 1.2 million units combined, with the 3DS, DS, Wii and Wii U. With every analists stating the Wii is dead, this numbers prove otherwise. The outsold the DS and 3DS moving 300,000 units alone.
Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has heard the cry’s of people complaining about the Wii U big day one update patch to add features to the System like MiiVerse, eShop, and Entertainment Apps.
There might have been a big blunder by Nintendo or its distrubutors of the Wii U, because some users are reporting Nintendo Land is missing from their Deluxe models.
According to a tweet by Hector Martin a technology hacker. The Wii U’s CPU might not be as bad as everybody is saying it is.
ZombiU has some unique multiplayer modes that has one player using the Gamepad as a Zombi Overlord and other other player playing as a survivor. Hit the link to check out this creative multiplayer mode.
ZombiU has one of the most challenging modes in all of video games. The Survival mode challenges gamers in beating the game with one survivor. Hit the link to hear what they said about the daunting game mode.
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Pong creator and Atari fonder Nolan Bushnell does not understand the Wii U and doesn’t not think the machine will be successful. Hit the link for full quotes.
The Wii U is finally here and we have complied a list of Wii U eShop game file sizes. Hit the link to check out the sizes of various games on the Wii U eShop.
Nintendo has confirmed midnight launches for the Wii U in the UK, November 30th. Nintendo will be handing out two free games for the first 100 buyers in line. Hit the link for more details.
Check out this Developer Diary on Ubisoft’s true survival horror game ZombiU. Get the video past the link.
Assassin’s Creed 3 can be viewed in 3D on the Wii U Gamepad. Hit the link for more details.
Gametrailers has taken a look at some of the ports for the Wii U. They go through Batman Arkham City, Mass Effect 3 Special Edition, Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor’s Edge, and DarkSiders 2. Check out the video below.
2K Games President Christoph Hartmann thinks the Wii U will be successful because Nintendo knows how to find their crowd. Check out more below.
Hulu an online TV streaming service has announced that the Wii U version Hulu Plus app is no live on the Wii U.
Many Wii U owners are reporting that Wii games played on the Wii U look much better on the console when played on their HDTVs in 1080p Resolution. Hit the link for more details.
By Furious Francis editor-in-chief of Playeressence.com
The Wii was Nintendo’s most successful home console ever. Its nearing 100 million units sold worldwide and pioneered motion control technology for the mainstream consumer. Despite Nintendo’s success, a majority of 3rd Party developers did not enjoy the same success Nintendo had selling their games to the fanbase. There is concern that, that trend will continue with Wii U, but like Lee Corso would say “Not so fast my friend”. The Wii U is a whole different beast than the Nintendo 64, Gamecube, and Wii. To relegate the Wii U to suffer the same fate is not only premature but an uneducated statement. The Wii U will have many developers developing games for the system, especially Japanese developers. The Wii U could end up being the PS1 of its time.
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Nintendo of America has agreed and acknowledged the complaints regarding the slow Wii U menu navigation. Hit the link for details.