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Rumor: Wii U Development in Trouble?

News; Sep. 8, 2011; Channels: Video Games; By Kyle James Hovanec
Subtypes: News, Rumor
Rumors say Wii U faces cheap hardware, unsure developers and pressure from Microsoft's next gen console

Hardware leakers and story breakers website 01.net has recently released information regarding the upcoming Wii U system, and its current state of being is not well.

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The Wii U is rumored to be in “development hell,” with claims that Nintendo is trying to rush production of the console in order to earn a quick release date.

Due to the rush, the Wii U is said to have “inadequate” hardware that consists of streaming and wireless hardware that is also being described as “too cheap.” The wireless is said to “simply not work-at all.”

Along with hardware issues, various developers are also said to be frustrated with the development of the system and that the prototype they are working with — little more than a small black box controller tethered to the main unit — does not work properly. It is also said that developers are feeling lost by a lack of visibility and a constant stream of software updates that allow them little to no time to work with and get to know the system.

Nintendo has been struggling to get this now fourth prototype version of Wii U up and running, to meet its projected 2012 release date. However, a delay until September 2012 is also being quietly discussed. This is thought to be directly related to the heavily rumored E3 2012 announcement of Microsoft's new console, with a release date shortly after that.

At this point Nintendo has not commented on whether these rumors carry any validity. If true, this is truly something to be concerned about as it is usually uncommon for Nintendo to release unfinished products.

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