Look, the Wii U is a gaming device, most “hardcore” gamers should accept it. Plenty of footage showcased New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land, Lego City Undercover, etc. But much like any console, or most electronic devices these days, U is built to attract a wide audience. So I wasn’t surprised to see Nintendo focus on some of the additional features its new console offers. Being a gamer has, and always will be about one core thing, video games, but being a gamer today is wildly different than 1985 and even 2006 for that matter.
OK, so New Super Mario Bros. U and Nintendo Land isn’t for everyone, which does bring up a really good point. Where were all the great third party games? ZombiU, Rayman Origins, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Ninja Gaiden III were all missing in action here. Seems a bit odd, but in saying that, I don’t believe there is anything to freak out about yet.
This video is the launch of Nintendo’s Wii U Advertising Campaign. I think it’s safe to say that there will be more videos, some that will presumably focus on third party, or “mature” titles. Let’s let Nintendo roll out more advertising before condemning Wii U.
Wii U Launches on November 18, 2012