Some Wii U Issues I Would Like Fixed
Let me start of by saying I love my Wii U. I use it as my main Netflix streamer for whenever I want to watch a TV show or movie on my TV or in bed on the Gamepad. I love the first party titles like Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U and third-party games like ZombiU and Black Ops 2 on it as well. Indie support seems to be there with titles like Mighty Switch Force Hyper Drive Edition and Little Inferno. However, there’s a couple of things that Nintendo can and should fix in the Wii U. Now keep in mind that these are minor issues I have with the Wii U so don’t expect obvious big things like “Wii U needs Super Smash Bros. 4 now!” and with that said here’s my list of issues.
- Let’s start of with a very simple problem I have with the Wii U and that’s the way friend invites work. When I first got my Wii U, I thought you would be able to send friend invites to friends by simply adding them through the friends app and then said person would receive a notification telling them about my friend invite. Now this already does work to an extent. If you add someone through the Miiverse application, your friend will receive a notification about it when they go on Miiverse. However, I don’t think many Wii U users know about this, most that I know add friends through the friends app and the other person who was added has no idea that they were added because they don’t receive a notification. I’m simply asking that Nintendo does “adding friends” in the friends app the same way they do it on Miiverse.
- Voice Chatting is a complete mess on Wii U. You need to connect a Wii U specific headset most of the time and it has to be connected to your Wii U Gamepad at all times. You would think Nintendo would add a headphone jack to the Wii U pro controller or at least support wireless headsets via the USB ports on the Wii U console. Now I understand that support via USB is sure to come in the near future but the one thing Nintendo can do now and isn’t doing is support the built-in Wii U Gamepad mic as a Voice Chat microphone. It seems simple enough.
- Third which is more for those of us who write about video games or like to share what games we’re playing online. When you push the home button during a game or app, usually you can post a screenshot of the last screen you saw in Miiverse. I would love it if you could somehow save these screenshots to your SD card or flash drive. I understand that Miiverse is coming to the web and we’ll be able to access the service through our computers and phones soon so this may be the fix I’m looking for, but in the mean time, saving these screenshots to your SD card would be a great and much appreciated feature.
- My final little issue with the Wii U is the notifications. Just like Xbox 360 and PS3 I would love the option to have on-screen notifications and not just have my Wii U Gamepad light up blue when something happens. It doesn’t even have to be forced on the user, just having the option would be awesome.
That pretty much wraps up my list of minor complaints that Nintendo could easily fix very soon. If you have issues you’d like to address as well please feel free to leave them in the comments below. Now it’s time for this guy to get back to his Nintendo TVii!