Nintendo responds to Microsoft’s Wii U comment
A few days ago, some genius from Microsoft said that the Wii U is effectively an Xbox 360, which stirred a lot of controversy among Nintendo fans. Microsoft’s argument was that the hardware is similar and the only reason developers are supporting the Wii U platform is so they can bring old Xbox 360 games to the new console. That’s not the first time Microsoft made a crazy comment about the Wii U — last month they claimed the new Xbox 360 SmartGlass was better than the Wii U GamePad controller.
But Nintendo isn’t entering into a verbal fight with Microsoft, opting for a more diplomatic route. Nintendo commented on Microsoft’s statement to ThatShortGuy, simply saying “We do not compare ourselves to the other consoles.” Nintendo added that the new Wii U Pro Controller is an “enhanced version” of the Wii Classic controller, and has been specifically designed for the Wii U. The Pro controller offers developers more options to work with, should they not find the tablet controller suitable for their games. Recent photos of early Wii U dev kits showed that developers initially only had access to the Wii Classic controller when creating games for the new console.