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."