Nintendo won’t add Twitch streaming to Wii U: ‘What’s fun about that?’

Nintendo makes truly fabulous games, but there’s a lingering perception that the company remains slightly out of touch with what gamers really want from a console. Take for example recent comments from Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, who told Polygon in no uncertain terms that Twitch streaming will not be coming to the Wii U. At least, you won’t see anything resembling what Microsoft and Sony are doing; both companies allow their customers to stream endless amounts of gameplay to anyone that feels like watching. Fils-Aime doesn’t see much of a point in doing that. In the end, he says it’s just not much fun. “What we’ve got to think through is, so what’s fun about that? From a consumer standpoint, what’s fun about it?”

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