Demo Wii U Units in New York Show New Interface. Are We Looking At The Finished Product?

With the Wii U’s launch date bounding ever closer the Nintendo World Store in New York City has had a few Wii U demo units for those lucky New Yorkers to get their mitts on the upcoming console.

Nintendo World Report headed on down there to have a play and whilst there they noticed a new interface that has never been seen before. The interface shows how you use the Wii U GamePad to scroll through games, selecting them to either play a demo where available or watch related promotional videos.

The interface looks a little bit like a blend of the channel system we saw on the Wii mixed in with a scrolling system within each of the specific channels. The scrolling system is not too dissimilar to the one Apple and Microsoft use on their iPods and Xbox 360s respectively.

Now, it should be said that this is only an interface shown on a demo unit so it’s not likely that this will be the finished product, but it does give a glimpse into what it could look like and how you as a player will navigate through the Wii U’s menus using the Wii U GamePad. Who knows perhaps there will be more than one way to interact with your Wii U. There’s no saying the channel system we saw on the Wii, using the Wii Remote to select channels, won’t be a part of the Wii U’s interface.

What do you guys think? Do you like this modern touch, or would you prefer something different? Take a look at Nintendo World Report’s video of the interface below and let us know!

2 Responses to “Demo Wii U Units in New York Show New Interface. Are We Looking At The Finished Product?”
  1. Sylverstone Khandr says:

    I’d say far from it, actually.

    It’s pretty much a demo program, so this gives us little indication as to what the final offering may be.


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