Reggie Fils-Aime has said the upcoming Wii U will have a "flexible" online system.
In an interview with Forbes, the Nintendo president addressed questions about the difference between Wii's online service and those of its competitors, such as Xbox Live.
"We've seen what our competitors have done, and we've acknowledged that we need to do more online, starting with the launch of our eShop on Nintendo 3DS, and we're going to continue to build our online capability," said Fils-Aime.
"For Wii U, we're going to take that one step further, and what we're doing is creating a much more flexible system that will allow the best approaches by independent publishers to come to bear.
"So instead of a situation where a publisher has their own network and wants that to be the predominant platform, and having arguments with platform holders, we’re going to welcome that. We’re going to welcome that from the best and the brightest of the third party publishers."
Fils-Aime went on to reassure that Wii U will have a significantly stronger online presence than its predecessors, and that publishers will be instrumental in revealing its features.
He said: "We’ve said that the Wii U will have an extremely robust online experience. There will be other publishers talking about that as well, and from our perspective, we think it’s much more compelling for that information to come from the publishers than to come from us."