The launch of the Wii U is exciting for any Nintendo fan, but one thing that’s bumming owners out is the delay of Nintendo TVii. We found out just before launch that Nintendo TVii won’t be arriving until sometime in December, when before that announcement, Nintendo had been saying that the service would be patched in at launch. The last minute delay has to sting for some who were looking forward to Nintendo TVii, but in a new interview with MTV Multiplayer, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime did his best to justify the delay.
We use the term “justify” loosely, as Fils-Aime didn’t actually give a reason for Nintendo TVii’s delay. After pointing to the fact that the Netflix Wii U app is live today, he went onto say that the Wii U is a “living, breathing system” that’s only going to get better as time goes on.
In the days and weeks ahead, the other three video services will be up and running. We’ve said that Nintendo TVii is coming in December, and so it truly is a living, breathing system that will bring more and more elements to bear over the days, weeks, months, and years ahead.
Unfortunately for Fils-Aime, we don’t think that answer is going to cut it for a lot of the folks who were excited for Nintendo TVii. He did his best avoid the tricky situation of actually talking about the delay, but he didn’t say anything that lets us know why it happened. Still, at least it won’t be too much longer before Nintendo TVii is finally delivered, unless of course it’s pushed back even further before its scheduled December launch arrives.
While you wait for Nintendo TVii, you can check out Netflix from today, with other services like Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, and YouTube all going live within the next few weeks. We presume apps for each service will be available before Nintendo TVii launches, but then again, we don’t have a solid release date for Nintendo TVii. Looks like we’ll just have to wait for more official word from Nintendo. Stay tuned!