Real Reason Nintendo Created the Wii U

Real Reason Nintendo Created the Wii U

by Steve Napierski to Comics

Update: Thanks to a comment by Tubby I believe we now know the name of the originator of the image above. The art style looks to match that of Mota (モタ) a.k.a. Motor and here is a link to his actual site. Just FYI, some of the content is NSFW.

First off, let me preface this post my stating that I did not create the image that was used for this flash piece. I first saw the image, which is considered NSFW, via Reddit yesterday and decided to create an interactive version based on it. I really wish I could give credit to the person who created the >original image, but unfortunately I have no clue who that was. As you can see, I still did have to recreate a lot of it for this flash piece. Plus, I added a little something extra that I’d like to believe controller was obstructing in the original.

So, let’s talk about the Wii U

First off, for those of you who haven’t seen the Wii U yet please watch the video below.

Now some of you have already vocalized your opinions about the Wii U in a post made yesterday. I, myself, think it’s an interesting concept, but I really want to wait until we learn more about it before passing judgement. But for sake of discussion, let’s hear what you guys think about it in the comment section below.

Discussion (62)¬

  1. RedMattis
    RedMattis says:
    June 9, 2011 at 1:18 am #

    It looks rather clumsy

  2. Alan Newman
    Alan Newman says:
    June 9, 2011 at 1:29 am #

    First, the controller is almost as big as the console (wtf?). Second, it’s basically a tablet in place of a controller. How much are they going to charge for just a controller?!. Third, and finally, and probably least important, you’ll be watching a screen on your controller to play a game presented on your television screen. Now I loved the movie Inception, but frankly I don’t need Inception mixing with my gaming.

    • Sloshy
      Sloshy says:
      June 9, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

      The controller is more-or-less an extension of single player gaming. Multiplayer gaming will either use that one controller or Wii Remotes (which aren’t deprecated yet; multiplayer SSB, for example, could be done with the Classic Controller Pro [fantastic controller btw]). Also, it’s big, yes, but everyone that has tried it has remarked about how really comfortable it was, so it can’t be so bad. And I think that the controller being an overlay for the screen sounds useful (Fatal Frame/WarioWare, anyone?).

  3. blackguard
    blackguard says:
    June 9, 2011 at 1:31 am #

    I approve of this flash.

  4. mlsterben
    mlsterben says:
    June 9, 2011 at 1:35 am #

    All I can ever think about when I hear the name is that annoying sound the chick from Kung Pow made.

    • BigLord
      BigLord says:
      June 9, 2011 at 3:13 am #

      I saw a youtube video of that AFTER the WiiU was announced. Now I GOTTA see that movie! :lol:

      • Sephirjon
        Sephirjon says:
        June 9, 2011 at 10:02 am #

        Yes, yes you do. In fact, you should go back in time to make yourself watch it. Then, come back to the present and watch it again. Finally, go into the future, defeat Ganon, and discuss the movie with yourself, as well as watch any sequel that may have occurred by then.

    • Falos
      Falos says:
      June 11, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

      I liked it better when stupid names were fantasy nerd territory, awkward terms from elves and dwarfs. Even Harry Potter fans would burn down cities if Rowling tried something this dumb.

  5. Tormented Angel8
    Tormented Angel8 says:
    June 9, 2011 at 1:38 am #

    It looks pretty cool. I normally wouldn’t want a Wii but this new one looks like it’s worth it. I can’t wait to see the fail videos for this one. Wonder how many t.v.s will break because of it lol XD

  6. sarlacc
    sarlacc says:
    June 9, 2011 at 1:39 am #

    When someone makes a game like that and its made avaliable world wide, then I’ll get the wiiu.

  7. Kindless
    Kindless says:
    June 9, 2011 at 2:16 am #

    Sony basically announced the same thing, except it can also play games away from the console.

    • BigLord
      BigLord says:
      June 9, 2011 at 3:16 am #

      But since it’s another console entirely, you will have to pay probably double the WiiU price for it. Heh

      By the way, about the WiiU… I think it is an interesting concept, but a confusing one. The controller looks MUCH more unwieldy on static images though. See it moving around in a “gameplay” video (or even a hands-on video) and you’ll see that it’s much smaller and comfy than it looks. Nintendo is known for their great controllers, so I’ll trust the hands-ons…

      (BTW Steve, the flash is fucking hilarious, specially because of Miiyamoto in the corner :P)

      • DE?
        DE? says:
        June 9, 2011 at 4:16 am #

        I think you forgot about the N64 controller. That thing may have been sturdy, but it was a ridiculous idea.

        • Marcus
          Marcus says:
          June 9, 2011 at 5:20 am #

          It was still the “first” controller with a stick..

          • ENDG4MER
            ENDG4MER says:
            June 9, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

            Technically, the NES Advantage and Atari joysticks came far before the N64 as controllers with sticks, though you probably mean gamepads… which still covers the Advantage.

        • Gordon McAlpin
          Gordon McAlpin says:
          June 9, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

          I’m always surprised when I see people hating on the N64. It was the first home game system controller that I thought was actually GOOD — probably because of the thumbstick. I loathe game pads with a passion. I get thumb cramps from them in like ten minutes. :1

          • Gordon McAlpin
            Gordon McAlpin says:
            June 9, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

            Er, the N64 controller, I mean.

          • Boy Blunder
            Boy Blunder says:
            June 9, 2011 at 1:20 pm #

            Really? I can direct you to piles upon piles of N64 controllers that had to be thrown away simply because the joystick is the first thing to crap out on them.

        • Teflon
          Teflon says:
          June 13, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

          HEATHEN. It was the PERFECT controller.

      • Shaows
        Shaows says:
        June 9, 2011 at 10:01 am #

        Actually several sites are estimating the price of the Wii U at around $300 to $400. The highest price of a PSVita unit, which I assume is being discussed as well, is $300.

      • Sephirjon
        Sephirjon says:
        June 9, 2011 at 10:05 am #

        Nintendo is known for there great controllers? Wasn’t their last controller so ridiculous, that many games came with support for the previous generation’s controller?

        • Vabolo
          Vabolo says:
          June 9, 2011 at 10:50 am #

          Dude, you could defend yourself from thievs withat controller. NUNCHUCKS, MAN!

          • BigLord
            BigLord says:
            June 9, 2011 at 12:51 pm #

            Exactly! And it probably happened a lot, too, given the Wii craze all over the world. People were KILLING other Wii-tards to get their Wiis!

  8. 13xforever
    13xforever says:
    June 9, 2011 at 3:05 am #

    I surprised no one gave the source for original image yet. https://twitter.com/omaketheater/statuses/78479496931590144

    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      June 9, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

      If Omake Theater would have done that image I definitely would have known. Though I did see it was linked from their Twitter feed yesterday.

  9. Plasmo
    Plasmo says:
    June 9, 2011 at 3:21 am #

    I am thinking that this new piece of equipment might just make me like the wii again.

    • odderz
      odderz says:
      June 9, 2011 at 4:53 am #

      It may be Wii branded, but it’s a new console entirely remember, not just a controller! So saying it’d make you like the Wii again… Well that makes no sense. It’s a bit like saying the Gamecube made me like the N64.

      • Teflon
        Teflon says:
        June 13, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

        Actually it’s more like saying the Wii made him like the Gamecube, because you can still use last generations games, as well as the controllers.

  10. Newbonzy
    Newbonzy says:
    June 9, 2011 at 6:24 am #

    I think nintendo’s finally crawling away from the terror which was casual motion gaming – And sadly enough, I also have been suckered in to believing it to be good.

    Alternatively they did not leave their old wii roots, but more or less made the wii a big boy with 1080p and a few known hardcore games. Still on the fence myself – my wii (the red one which cost me a ton before nnty dropped the price…. again) has been sitting on a coffee table, doing little of value for weeks on end.

  11. streptos
    streptos says:
    June 9, 2011 at 6:31 am #

    AWESOME!!! Give me 10 of it!

  12. Delta
    Delta says:
    June 9, 2011 at 8:19 am #

    The image might’ve come from a couple of huge /v/ threads on 4chan over the past couple days on what uses people would like to see the controller do with games, but could’ve just been Reddit.

    Personally, I am okay with the concept, but it’ll depend on the execution. I was pretty skeptical about the Wii when it was first announced, but now owning one and playing two dozen different games on it, I can’t remember what it was I thought was wrong.

    But that PSVita still looks pretty sweet, but only if the weeaboo in me can get it in red with a bunny strap…

    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      June 9, 2011 at 11:50 am #

      Personally, I think it probably originated from 2channel it just wound up on Reddit.

  13. Joe Larson
    Joe Larson says:
    June 9, 2011 at 8:28 am #

    Wow, her boob actually grew.

  14. Sephirjon
    Sephirjon says:
    June 9, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    …….It’s a giant DS. With separate giant screens.

  15. Jack C.
    Jack C. says:
    June 9, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

    nice but consoles are still gay as fuck.

  16. TheyCallMeTomu
    TheyCallMeTomu says:
    June 9, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

    I am poor. I never managed to get an XBox, XBox 360, or PS3. Yet another generation of game systems to buy? Awww hell no. Screw it, I’m out.

  17. Corco
    Corco says:
    June 9, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    The flash screws up my mouse cursor on Firefox, the cursor keeps disappearing even when I’m not mousing over the flash and even when I change to another tab.

    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      June 9, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

      Yeah, I saw some of that. Really depends on which version of Firefox and which OS.

      • Corco
        Corco says:
        June 9, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

        I’m using Firefox 4.0.1 on Windows 7 and the newest flash, but I just tested the site with IE 9 and the same thing happened.

        • Nuckel
          Nuckel says:
          June 10, 2011 at 3:43 am #

          Opera user here. Having the same trouble.

          • Mr_Jenkins
            Mr_Jenkins says:
            June 10, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

            You kids need some Google Chrome! :D Repent and sanctify your soul!!! *jazz hands*

  18. Kit
    Kit says:
    June 9, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    EFFING BRILLIANT!

  19. K7
    K7 says:
    June 9, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    Sounds more like Nintendo had Mentok the Mind Taker on the naming board.

  20. Sushi_Golem
    Sushi_Golem says:
    June 9, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

    I was really looking forward to it, until I found out that it’s a 1 controller per console thing. It makes absolutely no sense. For the Wii, their focus was to get a bunch of people in the same room playing together. Now? That’s exactly what it’s meant not to do, for the full experience, it’s single player or online, screw getting together. Turned excitement to disappointment really quick for me

    • Aeoneth
      Aeoneth says:
      June 9, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

      Source?
      I don’t remember hearing anything about it being a 1 controller per console thing

      • Monty
        Monty says:
        June 10, 2011 at 12:15 am #

        Well, since I guess it seems I cant post the actual link, because my previous comment was deleted, there is an article about the WiiU being able to only work with one touchscreen controller as of right now on Joystiq.

        • RT
          RT says:
          June 10, 2011 at 8:41 am #

          You can still have multiplayer experience…. wii remotes still work, nothing wrong with traditional splitscreen etc. Go look at the ChaseMii demo… i thought that was quite innovative.

  21. Monty
    Monty says:
    June 9, 2011 at 9:58 pm #
  22. Sad Panda
    Sad Panda says:
    June 10, 2011 at 8:13 am #

    Take a look at this comic realize how awesome it would be if this were a reality. Then slowly realize that this will never happen.. That makes me a sad panda

  23. Chadamis
    Chadamis says:
    June 10, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

    For someone who likes the iPhone you sure post a lot of flash stuff on here. I read your webcomic at work on my phone and just not quite interested enough to change peripherals.

    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      June 10, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

      But I know actionscript so I can easily throw these things together. Not to keen on putting the HTML5 version of stuff on the site where people can easily steal your code and represent it as their own. Flash at least takes a little work to do that. Plus, only 2% of the people who visit Dueling Analogs cannot view flash. I really wish it was 100%, but 98% of anything on the internet is not a bad number. Also, traffic wise the flash pieces overall get better traffic than standard comics.

      • Chadamis
        Chadamis says:
        June 13, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

        Fair enough. I do think your animations are hilarious though. Best stuff on the site.

  24. megahub9
    megahub9 says:
    June 12, 2011 at 12:23 am #

    Damn it Steve, quit teasing us and give us some fucking porn already.

  25. Cress
    Cress says:
    June 12, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    The video sharing bit gave me an idea…

    I can now Rick Roll whoever is watching TV from a distance!!!

  26. Sebastian Schewe
    Sebastian Schewe says:
    January 30, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

    EPIC!

  27. Jason B. Gebhart
    Jason B. Gebhart says:
    March 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    I personally believe that Nintendo did not need to create a brand new controller. They just needed to create a console that fixed the problems with the Wii and updated its guts. That's all.

  28. Rohit Kottalgi
    Rohit Kottalgi says:
    March 5, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    this is so disturbingly Pedo :/

  29. Vikram Ramesh
    Vikram Ramesh says:
    March 14, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    Heard the WiiU sucks ass anyway

  30. Rohit Kottalgi
    Rohit Kottalgi says:
    March 16, 2013 at 5:56 am #

    you just gotta give it some time brah!