Crysis producer Mike Read has admitted that he loved the idea behind the Wii and the fact that it appealed to such a wide demographic. Read then said that he’s not entirely sure whether Wii U will reach such a wide audience as its predecessor.
“One thing I really love about the Wii, and I’m not sure Nintendo even realised this when it launched, is that the Wii’s demographic was between the age of six to 60.
I would gladly give a Wii controller to my three-year-old to play that game, but when I saw the Wii U controller I thought, I’m not sure if I’d give that to my child to play with, that’s an expensive piece of hardware.
But past that, in terms of the dual screen stuff, I personally believe it’s a bit of a novelty at this point, and if I would to have to point at anything that really moves into next gen, I think it’s cloud gaming.”