The hype for the Wii U launch is heightening as we approach closer to E3 and rumors are sure to fly freely in a world of fast paced media. Already revealed to the public but still containing elements of secrecy surrounding the exact details of the console, three very popular rumors are spreading concerning the Wii U. Game Informer recently commented with their own opinions regarding the ideas of two Wii U tablets supported by one console, being more powerful than consoles currently on the market, and the possibility of changing the name of the Wii U.
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Game Informer voicing their opinion on the Wii U supporting two tablet controllers:
“Pachter says that Nintendo is openly mulling the option, but it presents several problems for them. Supporting two controllers puts more stress on developers, who have to design their games around it. ‘That’s obviously problematic for the launch, because developers have to plan. If you’re a developer, you won’t do it unless it’s subsidized. I think it’s a problem. I think Nintendo is still on a one-controller route.’
“Add in the fact that two of the new controllers ups the cost of entry for the system – a minefield the Wii U is already likely to have to deal with even with one controller. The concept could be too rich for Nintendo’s blood.”
Game Informing talking about the Wii U being more powerful than current consoles:
“Sterne Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia says that developers told him the Wii U will have 50 percent more processing power than the Xbox 360 and PS3, but Nintendo hasn’t confirmed this rumor. Fifty may seem like a large number, but given the age of the 360 and PS3, as well as the possibility that the next Xbox could be six times more powerful than the 360, this may be less impressive than it sounds.”
Game Informing discussing a possible name change for the Wii U:
“Sources told CVG that Nintendo is considering re-naming the system after its problematic E3 reveal last year, where people weren’t sure if the Wii U was a new system separate from the Wii. We concur with this sentiment, but perhaps it’s only because we don’t like the name.”
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