Ubisoft Says ‘Wii U Message Is Hard To Convey To Consumers’

Xavier Poix, managing director of Ubisoft's Annecy, Montpellier, and Paris studios, has told Gamespot that he believes the slow start of the Wii U is caused by the fact that the overall message of the console is difficult to convey to consumers, unlike the original Wii console. Poix also believes that it's technology like Microsoft's SmartGlass application … Continue reading Ubisoft Says ‘Wii U Message Is Hard To Convey To Consumers’

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‘Nintendo Harness Their Hardware Like Nobody Else’

Darksider’s II lead designer Haydn Dalton was asked about whether he thinks the Wii U GamePad is innovative compared to Microsoft’s SmartGlass. Dalton says that although Nintendo’s competition is making the Wii U GamePad seem less innovative, Nintendo are masters at making full use of their hardware. Dalton likes how Nintendo use their technology in ways … Continue reading ‘Nintendo Harness Their Hardware Like Nobody Else’

Nintendo Takes Sly Dig At Xbox SmartGlass

Charlie Scibetta, Senior Director of Corporate Communications at Nintendo of America has taken a slight dig at Microsoft's forthcoming SmartGlass peripheral for the Xbox 360. Scibetta claims that Nintendo's tablet controller is better due to it being firmly integrated with the system, rather than an additional accessory. "We like our solution because it's integrated. You know … Continue reading Nintendo Takes Sly Dig At Xbox SmartGlass

EA Says We Will Test Our Franchises On Wii U And Bring Them To SmartGlass

Cam Weber, EA's general manager of American football has revealed that the firm is fully embracing Xbox SmartGlass. Weber says that firm will basically use the Wii U to test out exactly what works and what doesn't work on a tablet device. "Conceptually we look at it in the same kind of way," Weber said, … Continue reading EA Says We Will Test Our Franchises On Wii U And Bring Them To SmartGlass

EA Says SmartGlass Is “Killer” And “Puts Pressure” On Nintendo

EA Labels boss Frank Gibeau has revealed that he's extremely enthusiastic about Microsoft's SmartGlass. Gibeau believes that Microsoft's Xbox tablet companion is a brilliant device and he thinks that it seriously puts pressure on Nintendo with Wii U. "We love SmartGlass. I think it's a killer initiative. I really like it a lot. It ties into … Continue reading EA Says SmartGlass Is “Killer” And “Puts Pressure” On Nintendo

Iwata: Xbox SmartGlass Can’t Do Everything Wii U Can

During an investor meeting, Satoru Iwata talked about competitors and their approaches to Wii U. While Nintendo of America's Scott Moffitt is flattered by Xbox SmartGlass, Iwata believes that Microsoft's new feature is not capable of delivering the same experiences as Wii U. Iwata believes that the Wii U GamePad has an advantage over SmartGlass … Continue reading Iwata: Xbox SmartGlass Can’t Do Everything Wii U Can

Microsoft: SmartGlass Is Better Than Wii U GamePad

Obviously Microsoft is going to prefer their product over a competitor's product but are their reasons sufficient? Yusuf Mehdi, chief marketing officer for Microsoft's game business, thinks that SmartGlass is better than Wii U because you can use a wide variety of devices to connect with the Xbox 360, while Wii U is limited to … Continue reading Microsoft: SmartGlass Is Better Than Wii U GamePad