Satoru Shibata, the president of Nintendo Europe, has revealed that he turned his wife from a prospective iPad buyer to a fan of the Wii U GamePad. Shibata said that until recently his wife refused to try out the Wii U GamePad for unspecified reasons. Instead, she really wanted an iPad or a similar tablet device, but these were sold out. So Shibata casually asked his wife to try out browsing the web with the GamePad and she now appears to be a convert.
“Until recently, my wife did not want to try out the GamePad. But there has been a change lately and she began using the Internet browser on the GamePad. Actually, we went to buy a certain tablet one weekend, but what we wanted was sold out everywhere, so we gave up on getting one. Back home, I said, “Why don’t we try using the GamePad instead?”. I let my wife manoeuvre the GamePad and because she picked it up so effortlessly, I ended up having to watch Nintendo Direct on December 5th on the TV in our living room with her.”