Nintendo’s problems, part one: Wii U hardware

Kotaku’s Luke Plunkett recapped the winners and losers from day two of E3. Nintendo’s Wii U hardware came out as a clear loser:

It’s got some promise, but we’ve also got some concerns. The battery on the controllers only lasts for 3-5 hours. At most. Use two pads at once and the framerate for games drops by half. Throw in the fact that nothing shown this week looks anything remotely like a “next gen” game and the Wii U as a piece of hardware isn’t off to the brightest start. At least some of the games are coming along.

Graphics that barely match the current gen XBox 360 and PS3. 3-5 hours on a charge. Not good.