Nintendo's legend-in-residence Shigeru Miyamoto believes that the Wii U will come into its own given time, as consumers and retailers gradually come to appreciate its unique features.
Speaking to CNN, Miyamoto explained that new features often take a while to sink into the gaming consciousness, using the DS' second screen as an example. "There was a period when we first released the Nintendo DS that people would say there's no way people can look at two screens at once," he said.
"I almost feel like, as people get more familiar with Wii U and these touchscreen interfaces, that there is going to come a point where they feel 'I can't do everything I want to do if I don't have a second screen'."
"The other thing I think about is how do we begin getting people to understand that [the MiiVerse] and convey the usefulness of Wii U to them."
This argument has been doing the rounds ever since the Wii U first launched - just give it time - but the market is much more fickle and unforgiving than ever before, and competition has never been fiercer. With luck, a slew of innovative first and second-party titles slated for 2013 will help to show off the console's unique functionality, along with mobile and PC MiiVerse integration. [CNN via CVG]