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Nintendo Boss Iwata Admits To Mistakes During Wii U E3 Unveiling

Nintendo Boss Iwata Admits To Mistakes During Wii U E3 Unveiling

President and CEO of Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, spoke to the London Evening Standard newspaper, and admitted Nintendo should have done things a bit differently during the unveiling of the Wii U. The Wii U was shown last week at E3, and left many people confused.

“Because we put so much emphasis on the controller, there appeared to be some misunderstanding.” he said.

Many people, myself included, saw the conference and believed that Nintendo’s groundbreaking new controller, with its 6.2 inch HD display, was in fact the system itself, a portable console not unlike the recently unveiled Playstation Vita.

Looking back, Iwata said, “We should have made more effort to explain how it works.”


He stated that he didn’t think that Nintendo necessarily botched the reveal, he just thought that they should have at least shown a few pictures of the console itself before going into their lengthy demonstration of how the controller works.

“The console is not drastically different, and Wii U is about the controller. The console itself will be almost invisible,” Iwata stated.

I was very excited to see the powerful tech powering Nintendo’s new console, and their graphics tech demo blew me away. I am usually not one to run out and buy a Nintendo console, but the Wii U had me intrigued. I think I might have bought a Wii U on day one, had it actually been just the controller. I’m not sure I have room for another console and I would have loved to be able to take the Wii U wherever I wanted like the PS Vita.

What do you think? Were you deceived into thinking the whole system was a controller? How do you feel now that you know you can’t play your Wii U games on the go?

7 thoughts on “Nintendo Boss Iwata Admits To Mistakes During Wii U E3 Unveiling

  1. I was well aware that there was a console and a controller. Read everything I could about Project Cafe long before the unveiling. But, yes, they should have shown the freakin' console too instead of locking it up from view.

  2. I'm still interested in wii u and will definitely check it out when it releases. I was never a wii fan because I knew the limitations of the hardware which resulted in basically a gamecube with a different controller. But with games like battlefield 3 and arkham city being released for the U, as well as the hardware behind the system, this thing has the potential to offer an experience unlike anyy other system. Time will tell.

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