Team Ninja: Wii U could see players return to console gaming

Team Ninja head Yosuke Hayashi believes that the Wii U could welcome those that had perhaps stopped playing on consoles.

“The biggest difference compared to other Nintendo hardware released until now is that it is not trying to complete with ‘only one’ feature,” Hayashi shared with Official Nintendo Magazine.

“Obviously, the Wii U GamePad is a huge feature, but the Wii U isn’t only about that. There’s the hardware performance, network capabilities and, of course, the titles that fully utilise these aspects.

“From this all-encompassing gaming abilitity I get the impression that this hardware could get many people to pay attention to console games once again.”

He also shared particular excitement for the console’s social networking service, Miiverse.

“The biggest change of direction from the Wii would be the Miiverse. It’s usually introduced as a social networking tool, but I feel it has the potential to become a kind of virtual amusement park for game fans. With SNS [Social Networking Sites] making a lot of unique advancements, as a gamer, I am excited to see how the Miiverse will grow within the realm of console games.”

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