Wii U Still Has a “Very Long Life Ahead of It,” Says Nintendo

Wii U Still Has a “Very Long Life Ahead of It,” Says Nintendo

In an interview with Kotaku during E3 a couple of weeks ago, Nintendo of America’s president Reggie Fils-Aime proclaimed that the struggling Wii U still has a “ long life ahead of it.

When broached with a hypothetical question about how he would respond to someone asking about starting fresh with the Wii U, or indeed starting with a new console, Fils-Aime replied with a firm “ no, ” followed by an explanation as to why the Wii U still has life in it.

I say, ‘No,’ ” Fils-Aime told Kotaku. “ And the reason I say that is because we believe the Wii U has a very long life ahead of it. It’s got great content coming that will help define the platform. For us, we think the 3DS is a very illustrative example. It wasn’t just the price cut. It was having great content that started with Kart 7 and 3D Land and then progressed and created a larger and larger footprint.

We just launched Tomodachi Life . The Tomodachi Life numbers were significantly stronger than we had forecasted and planned, ” Fils-Aimes continued. “ That’s because it’s a vibrant platform. That’s exactly what we need to do with the Wii U, and we do believe that content like Splatoon , content like Hyrule Warriors , content like Mario Kart 8 that we just launched, content like Smash Bros. for Wii U, that is what is going to drive the installed base.

Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot said in a recent interview that Nintendo’s Wii U could be more successful if it was given the “ right price.

With Mario Kart , Wii U made one step and we expect with Smash Bros. it will also do more, ” Guillemot said in the interview . If Nintendo put the right price on the machine then they will probably have a chance to do further.

You can read Kotaku’s full interview with Reggie Fils-Aime via the source link below.

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