July 6, 2012

Wii U a Great Console that Needs Great Games

Chelsea Stark, Mashable

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The 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo is almost a month behind us, and Nintendo’s new console, the Wii U, has been picked over by the press. Many journalists got limited previews on the chaotic E3 show floor, but Nintendo has been working its way around the country to show off the new system. The extra hands-on time has clarified what Nintendo is trying to do with the Wii U — where it succeeds and where it needs work. While other consoles targeted serious gamers first before broadening their reach to “home entertainment,” Nintendo went right for the family room with the Wii in 2006, and clearly hopes to keep it there with the newest console. The question is, what games will compel people to buy it?

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TAGGED: video games, Nintendo


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