hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

Nintendo's former indie liaison says Wii U's name 'cut sales in half'

Aug 05 // Brett Makedonski
   @Donski3

How do you really feel, Dan?

Just yesterday, Dan Adelman vacated his position at Nintendo as the company's primary liaison to independent developers. Adelman had a history of being outspoken -- so much so that Nintendo took away his privilege to tweet from his own account. Upon his departure, Adelman wasted little time voicing his opinion about Nintendo's strategies.

Fielding questions on his Ask.fm account, Adelman was asked if he felt that Nintendo deserved the "mess" it's in, particularly with regard to the Wii U. He replied "Wii U is not selling as well as it deserves to. It has a lot to offer with great games you can't get anywhere else. The value of the GamePad hasn't been justified. But the name Wii U is abysmal. I think that cut sales in half right there."

There's no doubt that the console's name is prone to cause brand confusion among consumers that don't pay much attention videogames. Halving sales is a bold estimate, but Adelman's right that the Wii U deserves to sell better than it currently is. Now that he's been set free, it looks like Adelman's going to be an interesting person to have commenting on the state of the industry.

@dan_adelman [Ask.fm]


 Reblog (or) Blog Reply




Brett Makedonski, Associate Editor
 Follow Blog + disclosure Donski3 Tips
Brett will sell you things in a dark alley -- mostly counterfeit watches and kidneys. more   |   staff directory

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.
advertisement:




Back to Top