The Wii U is misunderstood. There are those who think the Wii U is a different version of the Wii or that the GamePad is no different from an iPad. But while perception continues to be a problem, Reggie Fils-Aime has clarified that Nintendo:
…wanted to get across that the Wii U experience is something unlike anything they’ve ever experienced before. It’s something that they will want to experience for themselves.
And I think those paying attention to the system would understand this. The focus on asymmetric game play is fascinating, so hopefully they continue to emphasise on that point. But, as for E3 itself, Reggie also said:
…we wanted consumers and media to understand that what we’re showing at E3 is just the tip of the iceberg. We’re just beginning a steady stream of information about Wii U.
I think most people would have preferred the ratio to be the other way around. Show everything at E3, then trickle out the smaller details afterward. But Nintendo has grown fond of their Nintendo Direct broadcasts, so they’re probably saving the unannounced features for their own events.
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