Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime has told IGN that Miiverse will be unlike anything we’ve seen before on home consoles. Fils-Aime explained that Nintendo has created what he describes as a rich social network that will be a very compelling part of the Wii U experience, just like Street Pass and the Street Pass Mii Plaza were on the Nintendo 3DS.
“Our vision for this service is unlike anything that’s ever been before it… People put it in, maybe, current terms of things that it’s most analogous to, and it’s not really what this is going to be. It’s going to be a very rich, robust part of the experience. One of the things that we’ve found is that gamers want to talk about other gamers about the fun they have when they’re playing games. And that’s different from what you do on other social networks. We believe Miiverse will be a very compelling part of the Wii U proposition, just like Street Pass and the Street Pass Mii Plaza have become a very compelling part of the Nintendo 3DS proposition.”