Iwata: “Wii U Does What Wii Did – Only Better”

During the pre-E3 Nintendo Direct, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata said, “Wii changed the way friends and families interacted in the living room. Wii U does what Wii did – only better. And at the same time, it is something entirely new.” Wii U will be fully backward compatible with Wii games.The Wii U will support the Wii Remote, Nunchuk and Wii Balance Board so players can choose from a variety of control methods that fit their style.

Iwata Was Reading Your Comments During Nintendo Direct

Nintendo thanked all of their fans who watched the pre-E3 Nintendo Direct by saying, “Thanks again for watching! We were listening to your comments during Nintendo Direct.” Nintendo also tweeted the picture shown above to let followers know that Satoru Iwata was one of the comment-readers. Did you comment on Nintendo’s website while you were watching the Nintendo Direct? If so, there is a chance that Nintendo’s employees or global president read your comment.

Wii U’s Menu Includes An Interactive Hub

Mii Wara Wara is the name for Wii U’s hub, which is also a Japanese phrase that means “general noise and commotion created by  a crowd.” Your Mii will be there as well as all other Miis made on your Wii U. Miis from “people who speak your language” will also be there. Miis who play the same games as you will be there. It’s basically an enormous Mii Plaza for everyone where Wii U gamers can interact and share similarities.

The ‘Wii U GamePad’ Is The Official Name Of Wii U’s Controller

Today’s Nintendo Direct was about Wii U’s concept. Nintendo began the pre-E3 presentation by talking about how they want to make something unique that can “unite people” from around the world. The Wii U’s controller was soon shown and given a new name, the Wii U GamePad. Nintendo will talk about games during their E3 presentation on on Tuesday.

The Wii U Is Not A Wii Update

The Wii U is a brand-new console by Nintendo. Many journalism websites, such as The Wall Street Journal, still refer to the Wii U by calling it a “new Wii.” It has been almost a year since Nintendo unveiled their new console. When the Wii U was first introduced, Nintendo focused almost entirely on its controller while the white colored console was in the background, which looked like the original Wii on its side from afar.

Nintendo admitted that they could’ve done a better job at distinguishing the console from its predecessor and that is  what the company will do throughout E3 this week. Nintendo hasn’t revealed new information about the Wii U for quite some time, but they will finally talk about it during their pre-E3 Nintendo Direct, which will air in a couple of hours.

Konami Pre-E3 Show Tonight

Anyone can watch Konami’s presentation tonight on their website. Konami has released posters to get fans excited for the event – one of which is posted above. The presentation will begin at 10:30 p.m. PST. Be sure to check back here to see if any Nintendo-related material is announced during the event. Who’s staying up to watch it live?