Nintendo Possibly Adding Update to Old Wii U

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http://www.polygon.com/2017/1/13/14269470/nintendo-switch-size-comparison

I’m not a freelance writer anymore, but while I was working for that tech blog last year I managed to make some really interesting contacts in the tech industry. Well, one of those contacts just let me in on a tasty little secret! I’ll let you in on it in a second.

The Nintendo Switch is looking to be Nintendo’s most successful video game console to date. It’s a 2-in-1 system allowing users to play console-quality games on a mobile system. Sony tried to do this with the PS Vita and PS4, to some varying success. However, the Nintendo Switch does not require the purchase of an extra console.

Even thought the Switch has only been out for about a month, Nintendo is allegedly coming up with something new for Wii U owners. usually a video game console lasts from about 5-8 years, but as technology improves, the lifespan of video game consoles is shrinking. Just look at how quickly PCs become obsolete.

According to one of my sources, Nintendo is working on a new upgrade for Wii U fans. supposedly, this new upgrade will allow the Wii U controller to be completely portable. Users will now be able to carry that big bulky controller around with them. No longer will the Wii U controller be chained to the console.

Sure the Wii U controller is not as portable as the Switch nor is it as light. However, just imagine all of the games you can play on Wii U where ever you want. Laugh at all those people who paid $500 plus for that hard to find Switch.

It may seem like a crazy idea, and Nintendo sure has had their share of crazy ideas, but it could turn out to be a great move by the video game company. The Nintendo Switch may continue to be in short supply for the rest of the year. With the Wii U upgrade, possibly coming out soon, you wont have to wait for the Switch to be in stock.

I think this new upgrade sounds awesome. I’m still not clear on the details, though. Is it a software upgrade? Do you have to buy some new kind of hardware to make it work? Better than Switch? Why not just come out with a Nintendo Switch U? More questions? What? Hopefully, we will find out soon. Possibly more information to follow in the coming weeks…

 

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