| Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Did you notice it? When you watched, heard or read about the Wii U’s package details, did you notice that something was a little bit off from what that to which you’ve become accustomed? If you did, do you even care? Personally, I don’t. But I am sure there will be plenty of people who will. Alright, enough with the passive “mysterious” stuff; let’s just be blunt about it. Neither of the Wii U sets include standard cables for connecting to your TV. The only A/V connector included in the packages are HDMI.
I find that to be a highly intelligent, forward-thinking and, seemingly, purposeful move on Nintendo’s part this time around, especially after the original Wii completely shunned high definition anything. It’s as if Nintendo is sending the message that it understands the continuing shift towards HD. However, there are still a large number of people without HDTVs in the world. So where will this leave them? Well, if Wii sales numbers are any indication, perhaps it’s unimportant, because people will be able to use their Wii Composite cables with their Wii U (if Nintendo allowed for it). Or maybe Nintendo is just planning on selling a lot of extra Composite cables?