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.
“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.”
“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.