Nintendo Of America President Comments On Lack Of Multi-Touch On Wii U

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Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime commented on the recent news that the Wii U GamePad would be single-touch rather than multi-touch in a recent interview with Kotaku.

While holding the GamePad, Fils-Aime stated that, “Given some of the functionality, we thought that the single-touch was a more appropriate option, especially when you’ve got other buttons configurations.” In addition, the president showed off what multi-touch play would be like, by setting down the controller, using a finger from each hand to touch the screen, and afterwards remarking, “Is this really the way you want to play a game? I don’t think so.”

As expected, Fils-Aime did factor cost into it, but he makes the point that the two-screen experience is practically lost when multi-touch is part of the gameplay, and that there isn’t much of a point to it in relation to the cost. Although any person would call that a little fishy, I think he makes a good case. This is especially true when you consider the fact that Nintendo really needs to keep costs down to keep the install base up right from the get-go. Lord knows we don’t want another 3DS fiasco.

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Alexander Culafi

Alexander Culafi

Senior Reviewer at ZoKnowsGaming
I'm the senior critic here at ZoKnowsGaming and a big fan of all things Nintendo and Sony. As of right now, you can find me writing at a few other sites scattered around the internet, whether it be about music, video games, or otherwise.
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