September 18, 2012

Can the Wii U Be Nintendo's Big Hit?

Andrew Webster, The Verge

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From the time the Wii U launches in North America on November 18th until next March, we'll see at least 50 games released for the console; the problem is that not a single one sells the Wii U's tablet-like GamePad controller the way that Nintendo needs. Just like with the original Wii, the new controller is the biggest part of the Wii U's draw, with the second screen providing plenty of potential for interesting new ways to interact with games. "It's the next advance in gaming," Reggie Fils-Aime, president and COO of Nintendo of America, said at last week's price and release date reveal. "It's how you will play next." But the GamePad isn't as exciting as the Wii Remote yet, and it's because it doesn't have an equivalent to Wii Sports.

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