Wii and Wii U to coexist for some time, target different audiences
The next home console from Nintendo, Wii U, will share the market with its predecessor for a while. This was confirmed by Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America president.
When U Wii was presented during the last Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, most of the media present agreed that it was all a concession to to the Nintendo faithful, gamers for all life in one form or another who can’t help but feel disappointed with Wii and Nintendo DS.
It ratified their video presentation, where one could see some of the most anticipated Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 titles, a change in trend over the little family games and visual wonder that abound in the catalog of Wii.
The intent of the company has not been made public until a few hours ago, when the president of Nintendo Amercia, Reggie Fils-Aime, confirmed that the Nintendo Wii U will target a different audience and therefore coexist in the market for some time at least until the Wii regulars make their way the Wii U.
“The user who buys a Wii today will be very different from the one who purchases a U Wii in the future. These is the first Christmas that Wii will cost $149 or less, which will expand its user base demographically. For those who have been leaning to buy a Wii in recent years, but were not able to buy one due to their budget.
“We have not announced a price for Wii U, but will be very different from the Wii and its games as well. Wii U and Wii will coexist for some time therefore, at least until Wii users become interested in the new system and has the games that gamers are looking for.
Wii U is fully compatible with the Wii catalog and peripherals. Will be released in the second half of 2012.