While it’s perfectly clear to most gamers that the Wii U is a new Nintendo console that continues the Wii brand, some people still find it a bit confusing. This is according to Nintendo of Canada’s Matt Ryan, who said that there are still people out there who haven’t understood the new console, who think that the Wii U is a just the controller add-on for the original Wii.
“Out of E3 2011 we had some people that didn’t feel they understood it was a new console”, said Ryan in an interview with Mario’s Hat (yes, that’s what the site is called). Ryan added that Nintendo feels they did a good job at E3 getting the message across. However, he admitted that “there are a few comments [from people] that we get, asking if it’s a new console, but the majority get it”.
There was some initial confusion among gamers about the Wii U when it was introduced, given it has a similar name. But it appears that the vast majority of gamers know exactly what the Wii U is about. When it comes to the more casual and family gamers, Nintendo will probably have to do a bit more to get the message across, though. The company previously said that the Wii U can appeal to all people, including core gamers, casual fans, and the family as well.