Rumor claims Wii U has Android built-in
posted by Michael H. / Apr 26, 2012, 4:46 PM
We just heard about how Nintendo thinks that the iPhone killed portable game consoles (although we're not sure if Nintendo needs to "think" that, since it is quite obviously true.) Now a rumor is gaining steam that the Wii U will be Android-powered. We say that the rumor has been gaining steam, because the original rumor actually came out back in February on the French gaming site Nintendo Town. There was nothing to substantiate the rumor, and it seems pretty unlikely, but not completely out of the question.
It is true that smartphones and tablets have severely cut into the portable console market, and Nintendo has already seen its only competitor in that space (and we use the term "competitor" loosely), Sony, already beginning to move its PlayStation branding to Android-powered smartphones and tablets. It would seem likely that Nintendo wants to find a way into that market as well, but the idea that the Wii U would be the console to start that move seems very odd considering it is not really a portable console even though the Wii U tablet controllers could very well be mobile.
We certainly don't believe the rumor, but we wanted to pass it along just in case it does turn out to be true when the Wii U is shown off at E3 in June. You know, just so we can claim to have known all along.
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The Wii U is a joke. They better not associate any part of android with their kiddy systems. Nintendo used to be good 15 years ago. Now it's just for old people and children.
posted on Apr 26, 2012, 5:04 PM 5
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Nintendo has always made its products targeted for people about 25 and younger. The Wii added in the 60+ crowd, but Nintendo never really aimed at the 25-60 demographic. You outgrew Nintendo products, that's what PlayStation and Xbox are for. It doesn't mean that Nintendo isn't good. It's just not good for you.
posted on Apr 26, 2012, 5:11 PM 18
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F**** Android! I hope Nintendo doesn't release that beta OS on the Wii-U. The last thing we need is a buggy OS on the Wii. Also "kiddy"? Welcome to 2012 how is 2001 doing for you? I haven't heard that argument in YEARS! Also how can you say the Wii-U is a joke when you never even played it and you don't know what games are coming from it? Nintendo going with Android is a joke and the title of this article made me check my calendar to make sure this wasn't April 1st.
posted on Apr 27, 2012, 7:18 AM 0
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WHATA .... BACK UP nintendo android isn't made for you OK you got that so just stay away from it , you guys (nintendo) are just mad since you cant overpass XBOX or PS3 or even the Apple app store ( an article said it) SO BACK UP theres no more room!!! ARTICLE:http://www.phonearena.com/news
posted on Apr 26, 2012, 5:43 PM 0
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Well, sales and statistics say you're all wrong. Wii is, by far, the most sold console, like DS. Of course it's not for hardcore gamers, but Wii has it's market. I doubt that rumor is true, but it could be interesting for the tablet controler.
posted on Apr 26, 2012, 5:46 PM 5
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The Metroid story is one of the best in gaming history (my opinion) . No other game on any system has ever moved me like the way Metroid games have. the Prime series is the best and I might buy the Wii U just for that game alone. I LOVE my PlayStation 3 and my massive collection of games back to PS1, but its something about Metroid that makes its hard to put the controller down.
posted on Apr 26, 2012, 5:47 PM 6
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I own a NES, N64, Sega Genesis, Gamecube, Wii, PS2 and now an XBOX 360 - I play Halo and XBOX far more than any other game - but the Wii is still loved by the kids and the wife uses it for her workout (and, I like the results :-) )
posted on Apr 26, 2012, 8:15 PM 3
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Reading the comments in here, can't do anything but shake my head. Morons, Nintendo has made money hand over fist on that same Kiddy ass system you hate so bloody much. Listen it's a casual market, check out the crap people play on their phones, casual pick up and play for 15 mins or less games. I doubt that Nintendo would put Android OS in Wii U as that means Nintendo would have to pay some royalties to MS...and lets face it these guys aren't into making their competitors money. I have all the current systems and Wii gets some playtime in from time to time, especially Smash Bros., game is just ass kick and then I play my old GC games on it, like PSO, and the DoR series. People who need a system to define how old they are need help, I bet it's the precise control that has you puzzled, your geriatric nerves can't handle it. It's ok it's not easy to deal with such precise control, it's a bit on the creepy side as we're all so used to dual analog stick control and KB and mouse combos.
posted on Apr 26, 2012, 11:52 PM 0
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