Nintendo says Wii U still has a long way to go

Nov 20, 2012
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Nintendo says Wii U still has a long way to go

The Nintendo Wii U just launched a couple of days ago, and it's the company's first high-definition gaming console that is aiming to completely change the way games are played. The Wii U's GamePad is a completely new take on the traditional game controller, but Nintendo says that even with the console now officially launched, there's still a lot to do.

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime describes the launch of the Wii U as "mile 14 of a marathon," meaning that Nintendo is out of the gate with the launch, but there's still a long way to go in order to get the Wii U right where they want it to be. Fils-Aime has mentioned before that Nintendo will be issuing continuous updates for the new gaming console.

Bill Trinen, director of product marketing at Nintendo, mentioned that E3 will be Nintendo's "next opportunity to go into a lot of detail on what's going to come after E3." He also mentions that Nintendo is focusing on providing a steady stream of new content to users "in order to keep people engaged and to keep people interested in the system."

Trinen also confirmed that Nintendo currently isn't developing any more first-party games for the original Wii console. When asked whether or not Nintendo was currently working on any more projects for the Wii, Trinen simply replied, "No, there are not right now." This means that Kirby's Dream Collection is the last Nintendo-published game released for the Wii. As for the console itself, it was recently discounted to $129, and will see even bigger discounts come Black Friday, where Walmart will sell the console for a mere $89.

[via Gamespot]


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