Rumor: Nintendo having trouble with Wii U development

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An alleged Nintendo source reporting to French website 01net (via VG247) has told the outlet that the company is having trouble with the development of the Wii U, stating that its final architecture had been uncharacteristically "rushed out the door" and that the console’s chipset isn’t powerful enough.

According to the report, engineers are struggling with getting the Wii U’s signature wireless tablet controller to work properly despite three prototypes, with a fourth expected this month. Dev kits for the console and controller are said to require a tethering cable to connect the two.

Despite the addition of the cable, the site’s source claimed that the communication between controller and console is still shaky. Developers have apparently been forced to endure daily software updates due to this.

The problems are allegedly causing Nintendo to consider pushing back the console’s release date, initially reported to be aimed at June 2012, to September 2012.

This is the same source for 01net that first reported information regarding a second circle pad peripheral for the 3DS; a story that is appearing more reliable thanks to a report earlier today from Famitsu (via Andriasang).



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Author: Mike Murphy View all posts by
Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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