Yesterday was a big day for Nintendo. The Redmond-based company rolled out its brand-new console, the Wii U. And to do so, the company bigs used a whole bunch of snappy videos showing game footage that it said was from its new hardware.
Turns out that isn't the case at all.
In fact, a whole bunch of the videos used by Nintendo featured footage from the company's main competitors the Sony Playstation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360. It even used footage from PC games.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has told GameTrailers that the footage--of games like Ghost Recon and Darksiders II--was instead culled from the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the games.
He says the reason for this is that Nintendo is still "a year away from when the console will launch".
Fils-Aime's excuse--that the games it showed hadn't been developed for the Wii U yet, so therefore he couldn't show them in the trailer--is understandable.
It's just strange that it took someone calling him out on it for him to admit the switcheroo.