In a discussion with the London Evening Standard, Iwata discussed some of his regrets regarding the Wii U. No, he had nothing to regret about the hardware or software. He was more upset about how the Wii U unveiling caused confusion in the gaming community, even though he feels that Nintendo did not make a blunder. Read on for some quotes from Iwata and an interpretation.
Because we put so much emphasis on the controller, there appeared to be some misunderstandings.
We haven’t made any kind of blunder, but I should have shown a single picture of the new console, then started talking about the controller. The console is not drastically different, and Wii U is about the controller. The console itself will be almost invisible.
So, basically, he wishes he had shown and talked about the actual console a little before going on to the controller. Without this step, people were confused about Wii U. People thought that the Wii U was a new controller for the existing Wii, or an iPad-esque portable gaming tablet. Let’s hope that Iwata eventually regrets limiting the number of controllers to one per console in the near future, though.