Nintendo confident of wide Wii U appeal

by Gaetano Prestia Featured 10 Comments 14 Votes 782 Views 26/06/2012 Back to News

Wii U, Nintendo's newest home video game console, will appeal to a broader range of gamer than its predecessor, Wii.

That's according to Nintendo director of corporate communications, Charlie Scibetta, who believes the console will offer something for people of all "gaming ability".

Despite this apparent accessibility, Mr Scibetta admitted that the console is “hard to understand until you get your hands on it”.

Ideally, Nintendo wants to get Wii U into as many gamer's hands as possible so that consumers really know what the console is capable of, said Mr Scibetta.

Nintendo has been aggressive in its "core gamer" rhetoric when talking about Wii U, as the company aims to attract Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamers following a "casual" approach with Wii.

Source: Gamasutra

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We will see. I personally don't think the Wii U will reach the heights of the Wii. I don't think the casual crowd will return. Nintendo have been profitable with a smaller user base before. I think they will be fine. I just don't think the casual users will be tempted back with Smartphones and Tablets still being so Hot with casual gamers.
I doubt it will have the same success as the Wii. I think people are still confused to what it is. Maybe in a few years time will it pick up in sales. IMO.
For the WiiU's sake, then Nintendo should have pre-launch demos of the console in various stores, so people can try it out, just like they did for the 3DS.

gamerguy said: For the WiiU's sake, then Nintendo should have pre-launch demos of the console in various stores, so people can try it out, just like they did for the 3DS.


I agree with that. Demos would clearly show the difference between the Wii and Wii U.
I (love) how nintendo is'nt show us much of the console its a smart move because its like saying "hey you want to see what the wiiU can do WILL YOU CAN'T your going to have to buy to see to find out what it can do"

xxLCr0wxx said: I how nintendo is'nt show us much of the console its a smart move because its like saying "hey you want to see what the wiiU can do WILL YOU CAN'T your going to have to buy to see to find out what it can do"


LOL The more likely scenario is that they're not going to buy it. Nintendo have said themselves that you don't understand until you get your hands on it and as many people don't quite understand the concept of it, I think they need to get demos of it out there. I take it this may happen a bit closer to launch.

renagadez said:


xxLCr0wxx said: I how nintendo is'nt show us much of the console its a smart move because its like saying "hey you want to see what the wiiU can do WILL YOU CAN'T your going to have to buy to see to find out what it can do"


LOL The more likely scenario is that they're not going to buy it. Nintendo have said themselves that you don't understand until you get your hands on it and as many people don't quite understand the concept of it, I think they need to get demos of it out there. I take it this may happen a bit closer to launch.


Yeah, I'm thinking there will be some Nintendo connection tours at many shopping centres closer to launch. I'm worried that once I get hands on with it that the wait will seem that much looooonger :P
I want one. But will wait to see what Sony and Microsoft come out with first. I don't want to own 2 consoles this time round. And I don't want a console that doesn't get the good games cause developers would have to scale down too much either.

Take me back to the ps1 and ps2 days please. One main console is plenty for devs to wrap their heads around. Give them a break to focus on quality not quantity.
Lol sure, too bad I remember all the promises made with the Wii and so far, the 3DS that weren't lived up to.
what were those promises? I don't remember Nintendo making any promises.

In my view Nintendo delivered everything i wanted.

I wanted Smash Bros. I got that. I wanted Zelda I got that x2. I wanted Mario I got that.... more than once lol. I wanted Metroid i got that. I wanted Fire Emblem i got that. I wanted Sonic i got that. I wanted Donkey Kong. I got that. I got some great VC games in the first year, classics i fell in love with as a child. I even got to enjoy a few new type of games: No More Heroes, Zack and Wiki, Madworld, Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort, De Blob, Red Steel, Monster Hunter Tri, The Last Story and Xenoblade.

The only thing that was missing for me on my Wii. Was an
F-zero. Thankfully F-zero GX is still an awesome game that can stand the test of time. Now if only it was online.

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