According to a Nintendo exec, they would be able to beat the living daylight out of other home consoles like Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with ?content?. It all boils down to having compelling choices of games.
There?s no reason why they can?t do it with the Wii U. The original Wii dominated both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 by selling around 100 million units worldwide, while the two others sold almost 80 million. That?s a lot of difference.
However, right now, PlayStation 4 already made 7 million unit sales. Even if Sony launched their new console a year after the release of Wii U, they already surpassed the 6.17 million confirmed sold units by Nintendo. So how will Nintendo come out on top again? That was the question given to Nintendo?s Reggie Fils-Aime during a recent interview with IGN.
“It’s all about content. For us, if you look back at what we were able to do during the Wii generation. What we’re able to do with DS. What we’re doing now with 3DS. It’s about content. It’s about content that widens the footprint for the platform. It’s about content that drives the install base. And as we do that, guess what? People buy hardware.” ? Reggie Fils-Aime
According to Reggie, as more people experience the Wii U?s unique and immersive feel, the more it will get potential buyers. Fils-Aime even pointed out that, even if Nintendo failed to have a really nice start for the Wii U, it doesn?t necessarily mean that they won?t be able to sell 100 million units some day.
“That’s what we did with the Wii. That’s what we did with the DS on a global basis. That’s what we’re looking to do with both 3DS and Wii U, but it starts with content, and that’s why, for us, at events like E3, our developers spend so much time talking about the content and how we’re driving innovation there.”
With games like Super Mario 3D World, Wii Fit, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD being late on the games market, it didn?t give Nintendo enough momentum to keep things going smoothly for the Wii U.
But that changed with Mario Kart 8?s release, which sold 2 million copies during its first month. This will definitely turn tides for Nintendo, and once Bayonetta 2 and the new Super Smash Bros. hits the shelves, more potential units can be sold.
Wii U still has a fighting chance. We know it, and we still got a lot of reasons to hold on to our dear Wii Us.
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