Wii U: Fils-Aime predicts families will use TVii at least once a day

By Dave Cook
9 October 2012 09:45 GMT

Nintendo of America head Reggie Fils-Aime has explained why he feels Wii U’s TV service TVii will be used by every family member at least once a day, stating that it will compete with regular TV services for your attention.

GI.biz reports that in a Seattle Times interview, Fils-Aime stated families woul “pick up and engage in [Nintendo TVii] at least once a day.”

Fils-Aime added, “If that helps them get more comfortable with the GamePad and in the end adds to more games being played, then that’s great. But fundamentally it’s part of the overall proposition of games, TV, plus social.”

He also added, “In terms of a way to find what you want, to actually watch it on the big screen or on the small screen and then to be socially engaged on it, yeah, we do think we’ve created a better mousetrap.”

It’s important to note that TVii is not a content provider itself – as GI.biz also points out – but that it spans all of your services, makes recommendations, and adds social depth to your viewing.

For example, while watching an NFL match, scores from around the league will be streamed to your Wii U Gamepad, you can discuss the match with other viewers and more.

Like this:

“Based on the way you watch TV – which is based on shows,” Fils-Aime added, “based on the actors, based on the genres, based on what your friends are watching – we solve that equation by letting you search that way across all of your entertainment. For us, we think that’s the big idea.”

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