Wii U initially confused gamers, says Nintendo

by Gaetano 'Xbot' Prestia Featured 2 Comments 9 Votes 570 Views 09/07/2012 Back to News

Following its reveal of Wii U at E3 2011, Nintendo had to explain to confused gamers that the console was new hardware and not a Wii add-on.

Nintendo of Canada's Matt Ryan said that, after the company revealed the console during its media briefing, people were asking whether it was a Wii add-on, a confusion it hoped to address at last month's E3.

"Admittedly, yes, out of E3 2011 we had some people who did not feel that they understood it was a new console," he said. "The feeling after E3 2012 is that we have gotten that message across. There are a few comments we get asking if it's a new console, but the majority get it."

The challenge now, according to Mr Ryan, is that Nintendo explains how asymmetric gameplay works, and how "different perspectives offer a different way to play in the same game environment."

We have to explain that, and it's very hard to do in print, it's hard to even on the TV. We have to get people to play [Wii U]. That's our mission right now."

Source: Mario's Hat

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Nintendo aren't doing the best job in advertising or talking tbh
I personally knew it was a new console? :S
are people that dumb?

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