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Nintendo America president Reggie Fils-Aime had a brief interview with CNBC Monday and explained why the new Wii U console is better than Microsoft Kinect:

  1. Lack of games for the Kinect (Wii U has over two dozen at launch).
  2. Wii U controller is more precise.
  3. Wii U provides a richer multiplayer experience because five people can play.

Whether or not the Wii U boasts a better playing experience is up for debate, but the demand for Nintendo’s newest console so far is certainly strong. Fils-Aime said that there’s “not a lot of stock left,” but added that there will be more for Black Friday and Christmas.

However, there have been a few hiccups around the Wii U launch, including reports of slow loading menussystem crashes and the delay of TVii.

Stephen Totilo over at Kotaku has a nice “State of the Wii U” analysis just three days after launch. And here’s a good interview from Siliconbeat with Fils-Aime on the Wii U expectations, the console as an entertainment device and how the company plans to compete against Microsoft and Sony.

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