Thursday, November 24, 2011

Fils-Aime: Wii U will match Wii’s success

Nintendo of America COO Reggie Fils-Aime says Wii U will continue in the successful path Wii laid before it.


 "The Wii U has to deliver a differentiated experience that can only be brought to bear through the use of these two screens,” said Fils-Aime. “If all we do is a beautiful game in HD, it's been done before. We have to take advantage of the second screen, we need to take advantage of the connectivity that the system will offer and, if we do that, we believe that we will yet again disrupt the market the same way we with DS and Wii."

Reggie Fils-Aime
He added that Wii and Wii U will coexist for a while. There are still games being planned for release in 2012 before the launch of Wii U and even after, he added. With 90 million Wii units in homes worldwide, Nintendo feels they can’t pull the rug from under them yet. Many of those 90 million homes are first time gamers and perhaps unaware of the industry’s console lifecycles.

“There will be more games for the Wii, we'll sell more hardware for the Wii and it will coexist side by side to the Wii U. All those things I can commit to, but I can't commit that there's going to be another game that will score and be of the caliber of Skyward Sword. I don't think there's been one to date."

For many gamers, Skyward Sword is Wii’s swan song. Most hardcore gamers already wrote off the console and have moved on. To many people’s surprise, Skyward Sword’s incredible critic response have left the game hard to find in some places and even Amazon has the game on backorder.

"For any game to compare to Skyward Sword, I think is gonna be a tough challenge. All the reviews aren't out yet, but I counted this morning there are eight perfect scores. I don't know if there's going to be a video game in history that's going to be able to compare to Skyward Sword,” said Fils-Aime added. -TNGG

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