Q&A: Nintendo boss on Wii U vs. AppleTV, Google, Xbox 720 ...
The way that I would say it is Nintendo TV is certainly going to be something that every member of the family picks up and engages in at least once a day. 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.
Q: Do you think you've designed a superior TV interface for a family?
A: We think we have. 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.
Q: Will that broaden the appeal of the Wii U beyond gamers?
A: We believe so.
Q: Will people buy the system just for home entertainment, similar to the way many early buyers of Sony's PlayStation 3 were looking mostly for a great Blu-ray player?