Nintendo’s Wii U reveal: What worked? What didn’t?

Nintendo went for a big splash Thursday morning, revealing launch details for its Wii U. Gamasutra editor-at-large Chris Morris looks at the highlights and low-lights of the event in this op-ed.

So now a lot of the mysteries about the Wii U have been solved. Nintendo wasted no time Thursday morning announcing the system’s launch date and price — and spent the rest of its press event talking features and games.

It was a solid event with lots of information, but it wasn’t quite the home run the company was likely hoping it would be. (Call it a stand-up double, if you want to stick with the baseball metaphor.) While Nintendo certainly wooed its audience with some of the Wii U details, it attracted a lot of grumbling from other corners of the video game world.

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