Nintendo’s Wii U launched last week, so that’s all people want to hear about, but there was a few other things that happened as well. Here’s a breakdown of all the news that matters over the past week.
Monday 26 November – Wii U shortages
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In its first week on sale in the US, the Wii U has moved some 400 000 units. Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime has assured potential shoppers that the Wii U won’t suffer from the same shortages the Wii experienced in 2008, claiming the company has learned its lessons.
Tuesday 27 November – Wii Mini reveled
Wednesday 28 November – Bungie leaks next game
When Bungie ceased its partnership with Microsoft, all anyone wanted to know was what new project Bungie would crack out next. Not long after, the title for the project was confirmed to be Destiny. A recent leak has revealed even more, though still vague, details about the game.
Thursday 29 November – Nintendo sorry for mandatory update
Nintendo issued an apology for its new console’s massive day one update. In order for Wii U owners to take advantage of the console’s online features, a mandatory 5GB update is required. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata offered an apology about the unfortunate circumstance.
“I feel very sorry for the fact that purchasers of Wii U have to experience a network update which takes such a long time, and that there are the services which were not available at the hardware’s launch.” Iwata said
Friday 30 November – A possible PS4 controller
A patent for a new Sony controller reveals that the company may be developing a hybrid device that will combine the functionality of the Dualshock 3 and the Move motion controller.