Hardcore Gamers Will Embrace Wii U

Posted by at 8:49 am on June 29, 2011

Nintendo feels that the Wii was never treated with respect by the core gamers because they weren’t prepared to give gimmicks such as Wii motion a chance.

Speaking at the company’s shareholder meeting, Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata said: “Wii was not accepted by core gamers because they did not want to abandon their preferred control approach.

“Additionally, Wii did not use HD because HD cost performance at the time was low. Wii U makes it easier to use conventional controls. Also, the Wii U controller is not as big or heavy as it looks.”

Critics would argue that the Wii’s marketing, purposely appealing to casual gamers and families, as well as its lack of HD, was a greater reason for more dedicated gamers turning more to the XBox 360 and Playstation 3.

The Wii U is planned to be released in time for Christmas 2012

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