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Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima says he will not abandon Wii-U, will continue to make software

In a recent interview with TIME.com, the president of Nintendo, Tatsumi Kimishima addressed a few concerns regarding the Wii-U, stating that the company will not abandon the console and that Nintendo intend to continue making software for it in the future.

Kimishima stated;

“As you know within the game business momentum is key, When you have momentum, whether it’s a platform or software, sales increase. At this point in the Wii U lifespan, we’re looking at 10 million sell-through for the hardware itself, which is just about a tenth of what we sold overall for Wii.”

Tatsumi Kimishima

“What I want to do, I think our first job right now is to make sure that the customers, those 10 million customers who have a Wii U at home have software to play. And we need to make sure that they are satisfied with their purchase and continue to enjoy playing on this platform. So we can’t just abandon them and say ‘Hey, it’s time to move on to the next thing.’ Of course we are working on NX and looking at the experiences we can bring to that platform. But first our job at this point is to support the consumers who have purchased Wii U and make sure that they have software experiences available to them.”

As of the 30th of September 2015, according to numbers provided by Nintendo, 10.73 million Wii U console units and 69.05 million software units have been sold worldwide.

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  • Aaron Walker

    As a new Nintendo Wii U owner. I would certainly like to see this machine supported, and not retired so early in its lifespan. I am little concerned that if their corporation was way busy , they could farm out their classic sequels , and new concepts to their growing staple of talented indie devs…As a fan of n64, and gamecube—a little less for wii…I’d like to say, where are the sequels to the heavy hitters…Like Mario 64, Mario Sunshine, Retro’s Metroid prime series, Zelda, F zero, resurrection of Turok…Just to name a few that drove people to the original systems. Triple AAA, even from blessed new blood would be good…And not forgetting they do have a Mature audience as well…I do believe they have been “snubbed “by 3rd part support. Kind of what was done to Atari…I support Nintendo, with its current gen, and later .it’s future technology. But games, titles for current generation hardware is important, keeping ,and driving consumers to the Big N name brand…

  • Aaron Walker

    Also , it was reported in the media recently that Big Box retail store /Target had its best Black Friday and Cyber-Monday…Driven by Nintendo Wii U sells….That would be another good reason to support your hardware with decent titles…