Molyneux: Wii U is "Good, But Not Great"

Two-screen play can be confusing.

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Molyneux: Wii U is "Good, But Not Great"
Peter Molyneux has gone through a range of emotions in the past week - from tearful passion to "incredible" excitement. Today, he seems a little disappointed - and that's down to his experience with Nintendo's Wii U console.

"I think the Wii U is good, but I don?t feel it?s great," he told GamesIndustry. "I find holding the device in my hand ? looking up at the screen and looking down at the device ? slightly confusing as a consumer."

He added that, although he had fun with the launch titles, that he still didn't find them "great... And we really need these new pieces of hardware to be great in today?s world, because the competition is not just consoles anymore."

"The competition is everything, all the technology. When you?re holding a Kindle Fire or an iPad in your hand, it?s just amazing technology. It really is. It?s expensive, but it?s amazing technology. And people like Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft need to match that. They need to match that in my mind, and exceed it. And I?m not sure the Wii U really did that."

Don't strike the 22Cans creative lead out from being a Wii U believer just yet - the legendary developer added that the Wii was derided at launch, but it "went on to sell what, 60, 70 million copies? It got people who never considered computer games to play them." Perhaps the same could happen for Wii U? Who knows.


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