Rumour – Wii-U tour being planned by Nintendo

By Debabrata Nath, Monday, 11 June 2012 14:12 GMT

Nintendo might be planning a Wii U tour, if a report by Ripten is to be believed.

The website got an an email from Nintendo inviting it to a special Wii U preview event in New York City. The invite was sent to the author because he was a Nintendo Club member.

A Nintendo rep also confirmed that Nintendo does plan to do a Wii U tour but he said it was going to be a media only affair.

Speaking in a interview with Gamasutra, Nintendo of America’s senoir director of corporate communications Charlie Scibetta admitted it would prove difficult for the company to make people “understand” the Wii U.

“It can appeal to people all ranges in terms of their gaming ability but it’s hard to understand the system until you get your hands on it.”

He said the firm plans to give access to the device to as many people as possible before launch.

“A big part of our strategy has been and will continue to be trial, getting it in as many people’s hands as possible.”

He also said that the machine will perform the best when developers know how to use its features efficiently.

“When a publisher creates a game experience that is custom… that’s when you really see the magic happen”.

The Club Nintendo invite and Scibetta’s quote about making the Wii U accessible to the public before launch both hint at a possible public Wii U tour before the system’s official launch.

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