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Nintendo undecided on making Nintendo Land a Wii U pack-in

Nintendo undecided on making Nintendo Land a Wii U pack-in

Although Nintendo Land appears to the spiritual successor to Wii Sports, Nintendo doesn’t know if it will include the game as a pack-in with the Wii U.

Andrew Yoon

June 6, 2012 7:00 AM4

At the conclusion of Nintendo’s E3 press conference, many had concluded that Nintendo Land would be bundled with the Wii U, not unlike Wii Sports was included with Nintendo’s last-gen console. As a collection of mini-games, it certainly seems analogous. Katsuya Eguchi, producer of the game, agrees that the comparison is fair, but admits that he doesn’t know what the plan is.

“If you think of Wii U and Nintendo Land as having the same relationship as Wii Sports and Wii–the concept is sort of similar, so you may be able to imagine the scenario.”

When quizzed if the game would be included as a pack-in, he admitted that he wasn’t sure. “Honestly, I don’t know,” he said at a Nintendo press roundtable last night. He offered this cautionary tale for those that might be thinking Nintendo Land will be a freebie. “In North America, Wii Sports was a pack-in. But in Japan, it’s not. So even though it’s the same sort of concept, it doesn’t necessarily mean the same result.”

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