It seems like such an easy design decision. If it's designed to be pressed or held with your grubby digits, you don't make it glossy. Sure, it'll look nice in photos but that's it. In real life it'll look like you were trying to harvest fingerprints from a crime scene with it. It's primary function is to be a controller. |
The issue is heightened with the Wii U Gamepad, as it already looks big and chunky, so why try and make it all glossy as if it's a stylish piece of kit? I love the Gamepad, but it looks rugged and functional at best. They should've stuck with the theme and kept it matte, or as smooth as a PS3 pad at most. At least the Vita is shiny because it fits with it trying to be more stylish, though I'd still prefer non-glossy for the same reasons in the first paragraph.
All IMO, of course
Edited by DFawkes at 11:50:54 23-05-2013
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