41skywakeMon 18th Sep 2017 kkslider5552000 wrote: No, no, the Wii U clearly existed because they had some ideas for asymmetrical multiplayer and saw the rising success of tablets and wanted to be to tablets was the PS2 was to DVD Given that the iPad launched in the same year that the Wii U rumour mill started? I've never been convinced of this idea that Nintendo was going after tablets. It just doesn't add up. Asymmetrical multiplayer? I think it was just thing that the Wii U allowed them to do. I don't think it was the core concept. I honestly think that the Wii U concept would have initially been pitched as something like what the Switch ended up being. Just tethered to a base unit because that would be the only way to deliver on that promise in 2012. Then when the Wii U failed NVidia walks into Nintendo's HQ with the Shield Tablet. Nintendo decides to gamble on the same concept again but as it was originally intended. As a proper portable system that you could plug into your TV, merging DS and Wii concepts into one device. Edited on Mon 18th September, 2017 @ 11:19 by skywake Some good Aussie musics: King Gizzard, Pond, The Avalanches "Don't stir the pot" is a nice way of saying "they're too dumb to reason with"