Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has told GameTrailers that the Wii U will have similar online functionality to Microsoft’s Xbox Live and Sony’s PlayStation Network. Clearly Nintendo has realised that the Wii’s online offerings are far behind those of its rivals. Great news, huh?
When it was put to him by GameTrailers that Nintendo consoles’ online functionality have trailed behind the likes of Xbox Live and PSN, he said: “… Now we’ve got a system that will have all of that type of capability built in.”
Asked whether third parties will be able to create their own Wii U networks and online worlds, Fils-Aime said:
“Our approach [to online] will be a flexible one, literally taking the best of what each of our third party partners has to offer, marrying that with the best of what Nintendo does, and bringing that versus a more rigid, a more closed type of environment.”
He added: “We’re going to be sharing what we’re doing from an online perspective over the next few days.”
– Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime