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Iwata Admits Ninty E3 Press Conference Failings

Jonathan Lester
E3, Nintendo, Wii U

Iwata Admits Ninty E3 Press Conference Failings

Urges Us To Play Wii U Before Delivering Judgement

While I actually enjoyed Nintendo's E3 press conference from within the Nokia Theatre, the presentation certainly didn't pack the punch that many of us hoped it would. Ninty president Satoru Iwata has gone on record to admit that they "couldn't fully explain" the Wii U's unique features during the show, but strongly urges players to get hands-on before jumping to any snap decisions.

"On the stage we couldn't fully explain what's so unique about our product," Iwata told The Telegraph. "It's only after people come to our booth and have the hands-on experience with the Wii U they started to realise that it is a surprise. The excitement is very high every day, and I'm really happy to see smiling faces at our booth."

"The people who came to the hands-on appreciate the uniqueness, but we have come to realise that people don't get it when we just show what it looks like."

He's not wrong, actually. The Wii U and its Gamepad are fantastic fun - and Nintendo's console has some exciting titles on the way, such as Pikmin 3, ZombiU (preview imminent) and P-100, an imaginative new title from Platinum. Whether this will be enough to sell us on the Wii U, especially considering the current confusion over price point, remains to be seen.

Elsewhere in the interview, Iwata suggests that the Wii U will be it's "own generation," and states that Microsoft and Sony have been playing catch-up in the motion control stakes.

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