Nintendo’s little video presentations are something of an oddity, especially when set against the backdrop of how the other platform holders put their information out. Nintendo Direct streams little videos at specific times that look into their upcoming products. Today, with only a few weeks to go until launch, the Wii U got some love.
First up, Iwata did an unboxing video. We’re not sure if the gloves are strictly necessary but the obvious humour and self-awareness are refreshing in an industry where these things are often taken so seriously.
Next, here’s a video showing off the user accounts. Basically, it’s up to 12 per machine, saves and settings will be kept separately for each account. Miis make a return, obviously and there’s some details about the new Nintendo Network IDs.
Finally, we’re given a little look at the Wii U Chat application. Iwata chats with Reggie, who tries a bit of Japanese. I love how everyone seems to be entering into this with their tongue firmly in cheek.