Shigeru Miyamoto has compared Wii U's first few months on sale with the early days of DS, suggesting that people won't remember what it was like to play without a second screen once they become familiar with Nintendo's new console
In an interview with CNN, Miyamoto said: "There was a period when we first released the Nintendo DS that people would say there's no way people can look at two screens at once.
"I almost feel like, as people get more familiar with Wii U and these touchscreen interfaces, that there is going to come a point where they feel like 'I can't do everything I want to do if I don't have a second screen'."
Miyamoto argued that Wii U is so much more than a games console. "I feel a device like Wii U, with its ability to continue to offer new features and that network connection and the connection to the TV and the interface, really makes it feel that it's more than just a game machine, but something that offers a lot of practical use and practical purpose in the living room.
"I look at it as being a very useful device that can do many different things and therefore really seems to be the device that's ideal to have in the living room."