Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto has said that while he was directly involved with the development of the GameCube and Wii, it's an entirely different story for the Wii U. Instead of taking the lead, he's "stepped aside" to let the younger engineers at Nintendo blossom.
"For the GameCube and Wii I was really deeply involved from the start and the design of the structure and development processes"¦ for the Wii [U]," Miyamoto told French publication LibÃ©ration.
"I would say it represents the beginning of a transition with younger generations of Nintendo engineers who have been more involved in the development of the project. I am still very present and engaged myself, but less directly. It's like I stepped aside: I followed step by step work and gave them advice."
The Wii U is Nintendo's new HD system, capable of outputting in high definition, but the most unique aspect of the console is its controller: an iPad-like device with button inputs and its own screen which extends the traditional view of a user's TV.