Wii U Review: ‘I Think the Wii U is Good, but I Don’t Feel it’s Great.’


According to a report from GameIndustry yesterday, 22 Cans co-founder Peter Molyneux talked about how important it is to the industry that the console succeeds.

“I think the Wii U is good, but I don’t feel it’s great.

“I’ve played the experience, I’ve played ‘Nintendo Land,’ I’ve played ‘ZombiU,’ and they’re good. I find holding the device in my hand–looking up at the screen and looking down at the device–slightly confusing as a consumer.

“It’s good, but it’s not great. And we really need these new pieces of hardware to be great in today’s world, because the competition is not just consoles anymore.

“The competition is everything, all the technology. When you’re holding a Kindle Fire or an iPad in your hand, it’s just amazing technology. It really is. It’s expensive, but it’s amazing technology.

“And people like Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft need to match that. They need to match that in my mind, and exceed it. And I’m not sure the Wii U really did that,” Molyneux said.

Molyneux went on to express his respect and regard for Nintendo.

“I’ve got unvelievable respect for Nintendo.

“They created our industry in a very real sense. I can remember everybody in the industry laughing and giggling about how stupid the Wii was, what a stupid name it was, and who would want motion control.

“And then it went on to sell what, 60, 70 million copies? It got people who never considered computer games to play them,” Molyneux said.

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