The Wii U may be struggling, but it’s not the first Nintendo platform that has the same fate, remember Game Boy, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata pointed out.
In a Q&A during the Financial Results Briefing for the 74th Fiscal Term, Iwata shared his belief in the fate of Wii U platform.
?The fate of a video game system is often influenced greatly by the introduction of a single title. As many of you probably remember, before the release of the Pok?mon game, Game Boy had been showing slow growth, and many people wondered whether it was the end of Game Boy,? Iwata said.? But the Pok?mon game singlehandedly changed the landscape of the system, which then started to show the strongest sales in the lifecycle of the system.?
However, Iwata?s faith in Wii U is stronger now that the console will soon feature marquee games like Mario Kart 8 (May 30), Super Smash Bros. (2014), and an all-new Legend of Zelda game.
Iwata also said that the company will never give up on the console and will work hard instead to have better results. Iwata shared, ??we do not believe that this year?s estimate of 3.60 million units of Wii U hardware will be the peak of its lifecycle, and we would like to work hard to make sure that we give sufficient momentum to the system so that we can expect good results in and after the next fiscal year, too.?
Since the company is having a hard time in selling the console, Iwata said that they will think carefully about the balance of revenue and expenses and try to operate by controlling overall costs in order to do good in the business.
MARIO KART 8 AND THE WII U
Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack-Special Edition’ Wii U Hardware Bundle will be landing in Europe this May 30.
?The release of the Mario Kart 8 Premium Pack ? Special Edition represents an ideal offering for first-time Wii U owners, with a black Wii U Premium console with 32 GB* of storage packaged alongside a black Wii U GamePad controller, Sensor Bar, and the all-important Mario Kart 8 game disc,? Nintendo said.
Mario Kart 8 will feature 16 remixed classic courses and 16 courses that are brand new to the series. Nintendo has promised both the newcomers and veteran drivers fresh karting experience and challenges with the added twist of a new antigravity feature allowing Mario and company to race upside down or up vertical surfaces.?
(Photos courtesy of http://mariokart8.nintendo.com/#play_20)