Nintendo of America’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing Scott Moffitt has told Industry Gamers that Nintendo were inspired by the immensely popular Nintendo DS when the company created Wii U, though Moffit also confessed that the original Wii was another huge inspiration when creating both the console and the games.
“A lot of creativity came out of the DS. I think it’s fair to say the inspiration came from a wide variety of sources. I think the DS is one. The original Wii also inspired us and inspired the developers. They always challenge themselves to come up with something that can make a game better.”