Iwata on Wii U’s Power: “There is a Great Deal of Contradictory Information”
Nintendo president says the console requires talented developers to realize its potential.
Responding to an investor recently, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata addressed concerns that their Wii U console wasn’t powerful enough. However, Iwata stated that the console took talented developers to realize its true potential.
“As you stated, it is a fact that some software development companies assume that Wii U is not powerful enough. On the contrary, some developers say in interviews that Wii U has a different architecture from other consoles and that, when utilised in the right way, it can perform well.
“At the moment, there is a great deal of contradictory information. Nintendo is required to make more efforts to dispel such a misconception.”
Iwata also understands third party developer concerns about wanting their games to sell well on the Wii U. “Some software companies are actively supporting Wii U and others are not. It is important to have supportive companies enjoy successful sales of a game and feel that their decision to develop something for Wii U was correct.
“We understand that this cannot possibly be achieved overnight and it may sound unconvincing under the current slow sales of Wii U.
“We would like to work to revitalize the Wii U market and show you favorable results for third-party software from this summer.”