Quantcast
Guy who works at Nintendo thinks the Wii U is about to turn it around - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Guy who works at Nintendo thinks the Wii U is about to turn it around


3:00 PM on 06.19.2014
doooooooooomed Guy who works at Nintendo thinks the Wii U is about to turn it around photo



In an unexpected turn of events, someone at Nintendo thinks the company's stumbling little console is doomed...to succeed. Yes, Nintendo of America executive VP of sales and marketing Scott Moffitt told GamesIndustry International thinks that things are ready to turn around for Nintendo, the company that he works for.

Moffitt drew 3DS parallels for this narrative, saying that, "with Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros, plus the innovation of Amiibo, I think we are right at that tipping point where we have a lot of great content that is about to be released for that platform that's going to tempt gamers into buying the system," much like Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land drove 3DS sales. 

Moffitt also stood by the Gamepad in light of Microsoft folding on the Kinect and stood off to the side on the Virtual Reality discussion. "It's got a lot of advantages," he said. "It's got one disadvantage relative to what we know is often very fun for gamers, which is playing games socially in a living room. This is a very single player solitary gaming experience. Not all of our games are fun to play with multiple people in a living room in front of a game console but it doesn't lend itself to that kind of an experience as well as what Wii U does now. That would be a disadvantage of going in that direction. Could it be a nice addition to our hardware platform? Sure."

I hear many other Nintendo employees corroborate this idea, that they too think Nintendo will start doing well. What next, someone at Sony thinks the PS4 will continue to be successful? 

Wii U at the tipping point - Nintendo [Games Industry International] 






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Industry Bull

2:30 PM on 11.24.2014
Steam updates rules and guidelines for Early Access

Giant Bomb's Patrick Klepek reported last Thursday that a new set of rules and guidelines for Steam Early Access has been issued to developers in an effort to further define what it means to be involved with the pro...more



11:30 AM on 11.24.2014
Double Fine lays off twelve staff members

Double Fine Productions confirmed with Games Industry International last Friday that it had to lay off twelve staff members due to a publishing deal falling through on an unannounced title. "One of our unannounced p...more



10:30 AM on 11.18.2014
Majesco, Midnight City in financial peril (Update)

[Update: According to anonymous sources familiar with the situation at Majesco, things are indeed pretty bleak for the company. Our contacts confirmed a reduction in staff at Majesco and Midnight City, adding any attempt...more



View all Industry Bull






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more