Hardcore and proud.

The Wii may not have attracted many core gamers despite decidedly hardcore games such as Monster Hunter 3 (Tri~), but Nintendo President Satoru Iwata is keen the console's successor will do better.

Asked at a recent shareholders meeting "will core gamers accept Wii U?", Iwata outlined his belief for why the previous console was not successful in this regard, as translated by Andriasang:

Wii was not accepted by core gamers because they did not want to abandon their preferred control approach. Additionally, Wii did not use HD because HD cost performance at the time was low. Wii U makes it easier to use conventional controls. Also, the Wii U controller is not as big or heavy as it looks.

So there you have it — high definition gaming and traditional controls will convince core gamers that the Wii U is for them. Do you agree with this summary?

[source andriasang.com]