Reggie: Wii U is not “going to be a hard sell”

Reggie Fils-Aime

Much like the issue with not being able to experience the 3DS’s glasses-free 3D without seeing it in person, it might be difficult for some people to acknowledge the gameplay possibilities that the Wii U’s tablet controller holds.

But Reggie is quite confident that getting consumers to realize them won’t be an issue, telling us that he doesn’t think it’s “going to be a hard sell”.

We’re essentially creating a whole new type of game. It’s not handheld, it’s not a tablet, it’s a different type of experience. It’s an experience that most consumers have said, wow, I’d love to do that. I’d love to be able to have my home console gaming experience while my spouse is watching something else, whether that’s live sports, whether that’s some other entertainment option. Once it’s described, people are tremendously excited about it.

If that last line is true, I think Nintendo needs to describe the Wii U a little better. The general reaction I’m seeing on the Internet isn’t one of “tremendous excitement”. Even I will admit that I’m still somewhat skeptical of the Wii U, despite owning this fan site dedicated to it.

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  1. James

    But there are still going to be people who see this and say, “Hey look at this Nintendo tablet!”

  2. SC7639

    I think the Wii U is going to be a great idea tv free console gaming will be an awesome idea it mean on a sunny day you could maybe set the will U up in a room next to your garden and play it outside, the idea of not having to be limitated to where you can play by a tv screen is just awesome and it also means no cluttery HUD info like health items and so on for the HD display just crisp HD images and gameplay as I have always wanted to feel like i’m playing a movie and now i will finally be able to feel like that as before it still felt like a game with all the info on screen.

    I think this will be as great a step in gaming as the dual screens on the DS, tbh it’s like dual screen for home console i love it, instant items instead of pause select item use/equip its like continue playing and then equipped in seconds and the whole like its another screen/window into the games world.

    I just cant wait to get my hands on one and then have a go

  3. crackkat

    why do u say that even you are skeptical? whats there to be skeptical about? its nintendo so it will have awesome 1st party games, its next gen so will run better than ps3, its got full controll layout so will have famous 3rd party games, its next gen so must have great online service. what is there to be skeptical about?