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Wii U has unprecedented entertainment potential - Iwata

We want to create something better than is already in the world

On the eve of the Wii U UK launch, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has been talking up Nintendo's new console, claiming that Nintendo has delivered on its aim to "create something better than is already in the world."

Speaking with IGN, Iwata apologised for the day one update but argued that what the new console offers is worth waiting for.

"[Nintendo] aims to create something better than what is already available in the world," said Iwata. "We believe this can happen by creating something unprecedented. Since Game & Watch and NES, all the Nintendo hardware has been developed consistently under this philosophy."

However, he admits that some people may need to play Wii U to be convinced of its potential. "The brand new user interfaces that Nintendo invented often faced skeptical views before a hardware launch, but wound up becoming de facto industry standards," continued Iwata. "It is challenging to communicate attractions which are hard to understand unless you actually touch and experience them yourself. This is especially so with Wii U because it has unprecedented entertainment potential."

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Certainly with Miiverse, the internet browser, video chat capabilities and Nintendo TVii, Wii U is more than just a games console but with 24 titles available on launch day, the new machine has plenty for gamers to enjoy.

And with 3D Mario and Zelda Wii U games on the way, there's a lot to look forward to.

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