I’m a Nintendo fan, I’m looking forward to Wii U, and I think it’s going to be a console well worth owning throughout this next generation. But after tonight’s Wii U event in Los Angeles that ended nearly almost an hour ago, I can add even more ammunition to why Wii U is going to be the real deal this Fall…and beyond.
It’s true that all of the games I played tonight, I already tried out on the console at E3 in June, but it was interacting with a very different demographic than at E3, that gave me that much more confidence that this will be a system that heavily satisfies everyone. The hardcore showed up, the casuals, and those in between. Paul Gale Network spoke a good deal with many of the show’s guests and got a good feeling for the general excitement that Nintendo is bringing to the industry with their new system.
You might think you already know what side of the fence you’re on, but let me tell you, if that side is “definitely not getting a Wii U”, I’d at least suggest you give the console a try for yourself with a group of buddies and a variety of launch games, before giving it the final, cold shoulder. I say this because it truly does provide a different, legitimately “fun” experience all the while appearing to be a real gamer’s platform, with Nintendo working hard to establish strong third party connections and providing great content of their own.
If you “are” already planning on getting a Wii U, then just be that much more confident that you’ll be be satisfied when it comes out. Here’s to November 18th!