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Nintendo remains resolute in seeing the Wii U GamePad as the only way in which they can differentiate themselves from their competitors.

Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime stated that without it, they’d only be “making prettier pictures and using faster processors” rather than delivering unique and innovative gameplay experiences.

“For us, that is not part of our vision. We believe that the GamePad is an integral part of Wii U,” Fils-Aime explained to IGN.

“During this week, we’re going to be showcasing other ways for utilising the GamePad, and this has been a priority for Mr. Miyamoto. He, himself, has dedicated a lot of his personal energy to showing what can be done with the GamePad to really bring it to life.

“We’re committed to it. We believe that it is a key innovation that, otherwise, all you’re doing is making prettier pictures and using faster processors, and not bringing a lot of uniqueness in terms of gameplay.”

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.