A device being marketed with such high levels of convergence and usability that it looks like you will never, ever want to put it down, let alone share, isn�t cheaply or conveniently replaceable. You break it, and guess what? You just bought a new console, or have to send it in for warrantied service, which we all know is only marginally better than buying a new console.
Just take a look at the damage that has been caused with Wii Motes in the past.
Imagine that on a more expensive scale and then multiply that by the number of families with small children, who were safe enough to play Wii, but absolutely weren�t trusting enough towards their tykes to let them own or touch Daddy�s iPad. I hope that you can recognize how troubling that makes the Wii U tablet. It�s on the verge of being too hardcore.
That�s right. I just said that, and it fucking frightens me.
Only time will tell if Wii U is not only a quality machine, but also one that has the goods that gamers want. At this point in time, I can say without a doubt that it will sell. What it does for the people that own it remains to be seen. E3 is no better to gamers than a campaign promise is to voters. Both tend to become obsolete a year or less after we've given both our money and loyalty to our party of choice.
Let's hope Nintendo honors its word.
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