The lights are on
In a new interview, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto discusses the
Wii U's shortcomings and promises an improved UI is on the way.
with Time, Miyamoto addressed user complaints regarding the Wii U's user
interface. "Even during the testing phase, it's difficult to ascertain what
facets of those interactions between the applications are resulting in
inconveniences for the consumer until you have an opportunity for many people
and lots of consumers to try these features out." Miyamoto said. "What
we want to do is make sure that when we release [the update], that we address
as many of the different opinions about how people would like to see the system
improve as we can at once. We hope to cover a wide range of requests while
simultaneously ensuring it's a very stable update to the system."
Miyamoto went on say users can expect the update by summer,
stating, "...the system is going to be very much improved over how it's
this year, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata took
personal responsibility for the Wii U's sluggish sales, declaring a 100
billion yen operating profit goal for the next fiscal year.
For the full interview with Miyamoto, head over to Time's website.
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If Miyamoto says so...
Cool. Interface means a lot
[sigh] It's not just about the interface, Miyamoto san. It's about the message delivered by the WiiU, by picking the same stale things that made Wii famous, and then infamous.
Miyamoto is just awesome.