Shigeru Miyamoto Discusses The Future Of Wii U

Shigeru Miyamoto Discusses The Future Of Wii U

Shigeru Miyamoto discusses what went wrong with the Wii U and how the situation might improve in an interview with Japanese website, 4Gamer.

"Yeah, so things aren’t easy for Nintendo and the Wii U hasn’t been selling too well (laughs). The Wii U also has features like a web browser and two screens, and it’s very useful even for simply watching Youtube, but no one really uses it that way. That’s not helping speed up the system as well.

Originally Pikmin 3 and Wii Fit U were meant to be part of the lineup that was coming out between January and March. Last year I did not mean for them to be completed around this time, but we had a lot of trouble with the shaders in HD. Now that we’re used to them, we should do better in the future.

At the same time, hardware development was delayed. Because of that delay, the whole development environment was delayed, which also impacted the production of the games. When you produce a game, the process should not be influenced this much by the hardware, but this concurrency of problems affected the games’ progress a lot."

After this there is Lego City Undercover and The Wonderful 101. We also have Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Mario Kart 8 further in the future. So definitely buy a Wii U soon! I’ve been waiting to see (sales) numbers catch up this summer."

It looks like Miyamoto seems confident that the upcoming Wii U line-up is going to revive the sales of the Wii U.

What do you think? Can the Wii U be saved?