POOF As of recently, Nintendo’s online store posted a listing for an adapter that allows players to take advantage of the incredible functionality that the controller has to offer. The primary title that makes use of this button layout is the flagship fighting game, Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. combines its free flow combat with a more traditional layout that gamers, familiar with the Xbox and Playstation consoles, can relate with.
However, much like their ill fated “Amiibo” figures, these adapters, too, disappeared from the market as quickly as they came. With no word yet from Nintendo as to whether, or not, more will be made available, With the demand for accessories spiraling out of control, the question still remains… who cares?
The system’s primary controller is widely considered one of the best peripherals the company has created for its console systems. It has survived three generations since it’s inception, with the original Wii system offering a built-in outlet for the controllers to be plugged directly into the machine.
Although it’s most successful, most WiiU gamers have actually moved on to the new touch screen controller, while those who haven’t, had the optional WiiU Pro. So with an evolving fan base and a wealth of options to choose from, who is it that cares? Recently when talking to a fellow WiiU owner, I brought up the topic at hand to which he brilliantly responded, “What”? he then went on to question why they, “…didn’t just buy the new FightPad they just released”? Which was an interesting question indeed.
Who were these stubborn gamers who had the indecency to cherish their childhood memories? Our brothers and sisters in arms, the Hard-core gamers of course. These are people who have grown up around the culture of Nintendo, kept everything along the way, and simply want to continue their journey by combining the old with the new.
However, if this supply shortage has really only affected a select few, who were unlucky enough to be asleep at the wrong time, why should the casual Nintendo fan care? Simply put, because supply falling short of demand seems to be a ongoing trend with the company. The recent launch of the Amiibo figures was largely criticized for its lack of supply for a heavily demanded product, especially in relation to the franchise’s most memorable characters, leading this journalist to wonder, “what exactly is going on with Nintendo?” It’s almost as if they are creating and marketing products with the intention of falling short of expectation. Or, even worse: is Nintendo finally starting to suffer financially from the greater interest in more powerful console systems and is unable to fulfill the requests for previous generation accessories?
However the case may develop, fans are still needlessly suffering from heartbreak and sorrow at the hands of this company and their only option may be to give the what they want, even if they do risk the power being shut off. As always, we promise more news as it develops, stay tuned to Mygeekreview.com
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