Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has praised Nintendo’s forthcoming console, and says that it’s a “tremendously powerful” system. Nintendo themselves have yet to reveal the complete Wii U specifications, but Crytek recently said that the machine is “minimum as powerful as Xbox 360”. Here’s what Reggie had to say about Wii U.
“We’re about to launch a tremendously powerful system. A system that pushes out great graphics, a system that has an opportunity to do a lot of things. What I’ve heard the fan community say is, I want my Mario, I want my Zelda, and I want the best of third-party. And that’s what we’re looking to bring to consumers.”
“I think in the end, the consumer choice is going to be… Once I buy my Wii U, that satisfies my Nintendo cravings and my cravings for all of these other great multi-platform franchises, then what is the role of a competitive platform? It’s going to have to live on the backs of some sort of unique proposition, or unique content. And to me that’s the million-dollar question. Of our potential competitors down the road, who’s going to have that compelling content that’s going to say, hey, now I need to branch out and pick up this additional system? I think it’s for them to answer.”