Reggie Fils-Aime explains why Wii U reveal focused on controller

Reggie Fils-Aime has revealed in an interview with as to why the controller took centre stage with the reveal of the Wii U, rather than the console itself.

“We focused on the controller, because that really is going to drive the key point of difference,” Fils-Aime commented. “Yes, the visuals are going to be beautiful – we showed just a smattering of what we can do – but what will make it new, unique, different is going to be the controller.”

Fils-Aime also confirmed that whilst Wii software would be compatible with the new Wii U system, it wouldn’t receive any graphical enhancement.

You can catch the full interview below:

[Thanks, VG247]

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  1. I hope the competition can deliver unique experiences as well; if all they show is raw power, one might as well get a PC.

  2. I hope they make this $300 and the games $50-$60.
    It comes with two tablet controllers (like most consoles)
    Some new form of Wii Sports and Play for U.

    I can see how some one could be disappointed that VC games I get on my Wii, won’t be HD and with the Wii games. However, it would be interesting to see Skyward Sword get that HD ability?

    I’m probably going to get his system regardless, I like the controller a lot! It’s like what the Dreamcast should have been. It’ll be interesting to see what the Wii U has in store, I am very excited in what Nintendo has in store for us. I wish they’ll announce connectivity with the 3DS in someway.


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