Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:07 AM
I'm a page behind the discussion, but the fact that it isn't sluggish in games is beside the point if Nintendo's concept for the WIIU is taken seriously, a concept that features TVii, Netflix, Tivo, etc. as heavily as it does gaming on a tablet in the shitter.
boo's experience with system navigation load times is stupid. The Wii OS and WIIU development was ample time for nailing basic OS operations. I don't think it's a particularly good sign that they're playing catch-up on OS basics. This is especially out-of-tune from a company with a history of willfully ignored popular hardware trends (N64) or in-house media and readers (GC) to ensure that gamers have the fastest load times possible, the motive being, "You don't buy and use our products to wait on them."
It seems like TVii, Netflix, Tivo, etc. are being promoted in earnest (at least they got my attention with it). If they mean it, and I think they do, then they're an OS company whether they like it or not. They need to lock this shit down. Waiting on games I can understand, that development takes time, but releasing hardware with an iffy OS is not acceptable.