Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Wii And Wii U Can Coexist, Says Nintendo

Wii And Wii U Can Coexist, Says Nintendo

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime believes Wii and Wii U can be on the market at the same time and do well, contending they’ll appeal to different audiences

That’s what he said while speaking to Time in recent interview, adding that the lower price of Wii will give it legs, helping it reach an “expanded demographic”.

“The consumer buying Wii hardware today is going to be a different consumer than the one who will be buying Wii U in the future,” said fils-Aime. “This is the first holiday that the Wii is available at $149.99 or below, so its an expanded demographic we’re reaching. These are consumers who have heard about Wii for the past couple years,but at $199 or $249 it was economically out of their reach.

We haven’t announced pricing for Wii U, but you can definitely expect that pricing is going to be different and that the games are going to be different. We do believe that Wii and Wii U will coexist for some time. As we drive the install base of Wii, we’re really setting people up to take their gaming library and be able to transfer it over to Wii U.”

Thanks, GI.

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  • nick

    so thats why theres no more wii exclusives coming in?
    absolutely they can co exist, but why would you buy a wii if theres no new games coming out for it?
    last year was pretty good, this im really disappointed only worthwhile game ninty has given us is skyward sword!

  • Ernice Gilbert

    That’s true. They need to cater content to both.

  • nick

    hes right it will cater to different audiences because its going to be very expensive at launch.
    though wii is going nowhere but down to davy jonses locker without some decent games!
    who knows, maybe the wiiU versions of mario, zelda, diddy kong will also be on the wii.
    but i doubt it!