Wii was a huge success because it appealed to families but while Nintendo US boss Reggie Fils-Aime believes that Wii U will appeal to all ages from 5 to 95, Nintendo UK has admitted that they're focusing on hardcore Nintendo fans at launch rather than families.
Speaking with Eurogamer, Nintendo's James Honeywell said that Friday's big midnight launch was all about the loyal fans who have stuck with Nintendo throughout the years.
"We're here tonight to talk to the early adopters, the most loyal fans. If we can get them on board and playing it, taking it home and sharing it with their friends and family then that is very powerful and will help us to expand. It's not about speaking to everyone at the beginning. You can see from the crowd outside and the pre-orders we've got that we've spoken to some people and hopefully they can experience it and allow us to talk to others."
Nintendo's Shelly Pearce suggested that Wii U will appeal to families next year with games such as Wii Fit U. "Certainly our focus right now at launch is on the core Nintendo fans. We're particularly catering for the avid people who will buy the console at launch. Next year we'll look to broaden the market - we've got games like Wii Fit U coming - so we hope we can get the balance of catering to all needs. But right now the focus is on the core fan."
So, core fan, how was your first weekend with Wii U?