Sharing is hard. This is a lesson the Wii U may teach parents and children in painful detail.
Nintendo is pushing a new ad campaign for the upcoming Wii U console launching later this month.
I'm not so sure. I think the Wii U will be high-powered enough for the majority of Nintendo fans - after all, 1080P is the goal here, and the Wii U should achieve that without any problems.
Furthermore, with games like Bayonetta 2 coming to the console, there shouldn't be the same problem with serious content that the Wii faced.
The tablet controller may be a bit gimmicky (and may open the door for lots more on-disc DLC) but it might also turn out to be really fun for all sorts of games - whether you're an RPG fan and you want a better map and inventory module, or a casual gamer who enjoys the combination of touch-based controls with party games, etc.
No, the real problem is more insidious: what do parents with more than one kid do about sharing the tablet controller?
How quickly does a fight between brothers and sisters turn into grabbing and - gasp! - throwing that expensive tablet controller across the room.
This could be a real problem with no real solution.
If you're not a parent, just imagine yourself as a kid again.
"Why does she get the controller it's my turn!?" "Nu-huh, it's my turn!" "No it's not!"
"Moooommmmy she bit me!"
Give me the damn controller daddy's going to play now. Kids, go to your rooms.
Yeah, this may not end well.
Oh, and this new Nintendo commercial is terrifying.
These people live in giant, windowless cubbies; they spend all their time smiling garishly at giant screens; and they listen to some of the worst music ever made.
Truly, this commercial does not make me want a Wii U - the line-up of games and the 1080P make me want a Wii U.
What is it with Nintendo lately? They announce all these amazing launch titles for the Wii U and then botch the ad campaigns for both it and the 3DS.