Originally Posted by Ubermatik
The way I saw things (from a completely individual perspective, and considering the information I've heard over the past year):
- The first dev kits were slightly more powerful than the current generation leaders - and they were the ones used to make the E3 demos.
- The second revision fixed some Upad problems and added better functionality
- The third to fourth revisions saw an increase in power/better efficiency, with other lsight alterations.
- The fifth revision added multiple Upad support.
- The sixth and seemingly final development kit saw a large and considerable increase in power, following requests from developers. This apparently meant a more capable GPU revision/tweak and a greater amount of RAM.
Yup, all echoes my current thinking.
And I still think there's something
about the controller that we don't know about yet. Just having a touchscreen on the controller isn't innovative enough imo...there's almost certainly something about it that would set it apart from touchscreens on other devices including iPads, iPhones and the inevitable touchscreens on the 720 and PS4.
My money would be on a haptic touchscreen, it's the only thing I can think of that would increase the cost of the controller to such an extent that Nintendo wouldn't be selling them separately.
We can rule out a built-in Vitality Sensor I think because even if Nintendo managed to get the device to work for everyone you'd need to have it in contact with fingertips to make it work.
Good to hear that there's 150-200 U titles in development, I just hope that third parties are going to market
them properly, there were a great deal of good quality Wii games that were stealth-released and deserved much better sales.
I've just been looking at Capcom's support of the Wii and 3DS and think that they'll continue their good support for the U as well. I'm 100% certain that we'll see Resident Evil 6 for the U and would be very surprised if we didn't have a Monster Hunter title of some description announced at this years E3 too. If that is the case then you're looking at the 2 biggest franchises in Japan making an appearance on the U which would guarantee the console's success in the East.