Big words from the big man. Will what he says be proven correct as the Wii U’s install base grows? What do you think?


Reggie saying that he believes Miiverse will be an unexpected hit…

“I think that it will pleasantly surprise people. As the network grows and the installed base grows, it will prove to be a true killer application for the system, and I say this loving what we have done with Nintendo TVii and loving all the games. Until you try it and experience it, you may not totally understand it.”

Reggie on how Nintendo’s competition is very broad…

“I compete against time on the PC, time watching TV, and time spent on social networks. I already compete with all that stuff, and now you can do it in a new and engaging way.”

Reggie commenting on Miiverse…

“People have to leave the current paradigm behind to understand what we are trying to do. Miiverse is going to be embedded right on the game platform, so literally some of the activity will be able to happen immediately as people experience it.”

Reggie on how Miiverse will be appropriate for everyone…

“…we’ll be leveraging technology, the community and our own reviewers to determine what’s appropriate for the masses. What Miiverse is doing is quite different from anything else that’s being done, especially with the ability to hand draw messages and things of that nature.”

Reggie tackled one more topic in the interview: sales. Right now, Nintendo is forecasting 10 million units for the Wii U/Wii in 2012. Despite the Wii U pre-order sell-outs, more consoles will be available on launch day.

Reggie said, “We are looking to max out production as quickly as possible.”



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