“The consumer buying Wii hardware today is going to be a different consumer than the one who will be buying Wii U in the future,” he told TIME.
“This is the first holiday that the Wii is available at $149.99 or below, so its an expanded demographic we’re reaching. These are consumers who have heard about Wii for the past couple years, but at $199 or $249 it was economically out of their reach.
“We haven’t announced pricing for Wii U, but you can definitely expect that pricing is going to be different and that the games are going to be different.” said Fils-Aime, in an interview that should provide interest to Train2Game students.
As reported by the Train2Game blog, Nintendo have previously claimed that their Wii U console will attract core gamers. The company revealed the Wii U during their E3 presentation, and you can find out more about it here on the Train2Game blog.
Nintendo haven’t revealed a release date for the Wii U, but in an interview with the Train2Game blog, We Sing Rock producer Kevin Leathers revealed that they’re already looking into developing for the new console.
So Train2Game, what do you make of Fils-Aime’s comments? Do you believe the Wii U will appeal to a different kind of audience? Is the new Nintendo console on your radar?
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