Nintendo: 'Hardcore gamers will accept Wii U'

Written by Joe Martin

June 30, 2011 // 11:05 a.m.

Tags: #hardcore #nintendo #nintendo-hardcore-gamers-will-accept-wii-u #wii #wii-u

Nintendo has remained adamant that hardcore gamers will accept the Wii U as a core console in response to tough shareholder questions today, as reported by Andiasang.

'Wii was not accepted by core gamers because they did not want to abandon their preferred control approach,' said Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata.

'Additionally, Wii did not use HD because HD cost performance at the time was low. Wii U makes it easier to use conventional controls. Also, the Wii U controller is not as big or heavy as it looks.'

Nintendo's share price dropped to a five year low following investor disappointment in Nintendo's Wii U unveiling, but the company has hit back by saying that user reaction has been very positive.

'The majority of the overseas media offered congratulations,' said Satoru Iwata. 'The reaction differed greatly between those who covered the product at the show and those who just covered it online. In other words, the point is how Nintendo can convey the value of the product.'

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