Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has said that Microsoft and Sony will need to play catch-up with the Wii U's innovations. The comments came as he defended the technical specifications of the company's latest console.
Many developers have come to the conclusion that the Wii U will suffer in performance comparisons when the next PlayStation and Xbox roll around. Fils-Aime offered an alternative perspective, when speaking to CNET
"In the end, our competitors need to react to what we're doing in the marketplace and need to figure out what their innovation will be," he said. "It's likely that faster processors and pretty pictures won't be enough to motivate consumers. They need to react to what we've done and we need to continue innovating with the Wii U and we will."
Nintendo's PR approach here is quite different to that of 2006, as it was launching the Wii. Fils-Aime is not only more bullish in the Wii U's new technology, but is confidently declaring that the company is ahead of the competition. Whether these comments will come back to bite the exec remains to be seen.
Fils-Aime recently told CNN
that third party game will look better on the Wii U than on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.