Destructoid shares, "I recently caught up with Kit Ellis of Nintendo of America at the Wii U New York Press event to talk about the forthcoming launch of the console. We shot video of the interview, but sadly, the audio got pretty badly trashed by some mysterious technical failures. Highlights included a "no comment" response on Pikmin 3 supporting off-TV play, a run down of the features of NintendoTVii, and vague hints regarding various features that Nintendo is considering for its upcoming hardware and software releases.
Kit also made an official comment regarding the Wii U GamePad's status (or lack there of) as a "tablet". I let Kit know right off the bat that the Wii U GamePad does not fit my definition of a tablet controller for gaming. He didn't disagree with me on that point, but at the same time, he didn't do much to reaffirm my assertion either."