Nintendo Says Wii U Has a ‘Very Long Life’ Ahead For Gamers



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Game maker Nintendo doesn’t plan to throw in the towel on its Wii U game unit, and plans to heavily promote it moving forward.  Company officials hope the Wii U has reached its tipping point, battling through lackluster sales and difficult hardships, and can now appeal to mainstream gamers.

Nintendo recently said the company didn’t plan a Wii U price cut anytime soon – possibly saving a price reduction until the 2014 Christmas holiday shopping season.

When recently asked if Nintendo would consider shifting gears and a console refresh, Nintendo America Reggie Fils-Aime dismissed the idea:

“I say, ‘no.’  And the reason I say that is because we believe the Wii U has a very long life ahead of it.  It’s got great content coming that will help define the platform.  For us, we think the 3DS is a very illustrative example.  It wasn’t just the price cut.  It was having great content that started with Kart 7 and 3D Land and then progressed and created a larger and larger footprint.”

The Japanese game maker must work to improve the Wii U’s game catalog, because gamers have complained about a lack of appealing titles.  Mario Kart 8 is a solid step in the right direction, but much of the focus has been on Microsoft and Sony since the release of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, respectively.

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Thank you Kotaku and Motley Fool for providing us with this information

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  • zombie

    Not sure wether to applaud the sticking to it or laugh at it….
    It shows balls. but It’s also an insane Idea….

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