It’s no question that the Wii U has had a slow launch year so far, but Nintendo is still gearing up for a big year with their next gen console. Miyamoto has big plans for the Wii U, but he recently asked consumers to be patient with the system. In an interview with CNN, he stated that the public hasn’t understood the value of the system yet, saying that the second screen will catch on eventually, but it will take some time.
“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,” he said. “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’.
He does make a good point about the Nintendo DS, that featured two screens, and it look how far that system took off. With games like Wind Waker HD, and a brand new Zelda title for the Wii U, I’m anxious to see what Nintendo will show off at E3.