One Year Later, Did Nintendo Keep Their E3 2012 Promises?András Neltz6/04/13 11:00amFiled to: e3 2013e3 2012nintendowii u3dsnintendo 3dsmiiversekotakucore2125EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkE3 is just around the corner and, for the fifth year in a row, we're taking a look back at the big three's big E3 promises. What came true, and what didn't? Coming up now is Nintendo, following yesterday's look at Sony. Microsoft will have its turn tomorrow.AdvertisementFor Nintendo, E3 2012 was all about the Wii U. No surprises there; being halfway through the year, the company was nearing the inevitable launch of the console. Thus, they did everything they could to make the Wii U appealing for the masses, to gamers casual and hardcore alike—with the 3DS being put on the sidelines, getting only a few announcements.Comparison time! What did Nintendo promise, and what did we get? Let's take a look.The Wii UThe Promise: The Wii U will have its own dedicated screen.AdvertisementThe Verdict: Promise kept. Not only does the GamePad have a screen, it is also a touchscreen, which allows better interactivity with games. Although some were annoyed at the lack of multi-touch.The Promise: You can use the Wii U GamePad to turn games on quickly.The Verdict: Promise kept, but with problems. Initially, the Wii U took very long to return to the system menu when exiting a game. This was eventually patched by Nintendo on April 25, 2013. Furthermore, there was also a massive Day 1 firmware update which kept a large amount of players from actually playing their games on launch day.The Promise: You can use the subscreen (ie. the GamePad's screen) simultaneously with the TV screen.AdvertisementSponsoredThe Verdict: Promise kept. The GamePad's screen serves as an important input tool for several Wii U games, and acts as an extension of a Wii U game's HUD.The Promise: The Wii U will support two separate GamePads.The Verdict: Promise not yet kept. Currently, there are no games out for the Wii U that actually support dual GamePad input. They are expected to start coming out in 2013.The Promise: The Wii U will support Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and Amazon Video.The Verdict: Promise kept. All four services were available on the Wii U at launch.