I'm still pretty shocked at how good of a deal this is. I think the time-sensitive free download (through January) drives home the point that Nintendo wants to get Wii Us* in homes NOW, and this looks like a good way to do it. But they better market the fudge outta this. People need to know!
*That looks really weird. Is this the right way to pluralize Wii U, or should I add a technically-incorrect apostrophe?
I had the same problem (while making the same point, apparently). Wii U-nits?
Baseball could work with timing alone, provided they make the pitching and pitch-reading more nuanced. Or maybe they could analyze both the backswing and the swing. Or they could even use tilt to adjust the swing height? I'm so disappointed that sports devs on the Wii never perfected this stuff.
@Anand I think this is why Nintendo always adds on a word like "system" or "console" so that they don't have to call them Wii Us, they call them "Wii U systems" or "Wii U consoles." They did the same thing with the Wii, never saying "Wiis."
@Jargon Well of course, nobody knows anything about what goes on behind the scenes at any company, but that's what this looks like to me.
Although, sometimes Nintendo releases Iwata Asks that detail their processes with a certain game, and these can sometimes be a little too honest, so perhaps there could be one for this sometime and we'll see.