by David Sanchez on March 13, 2013 @ 7:53 pm
Nintendo mainstay Shigeru Miyamoto believes that the Wii U has a long, fruitful future ahead of it. According to the mind behind Mario and Zelda, there’s a lot of time for growth. Miyamoto isn’t claiming that the Wii U has gotten off to a hot start, though. In fact, the legendary designer told the New York Times that he would like for the console to produce stronger sales. That said, he does think more individuals will adopt the platform in due time.
“I think that the Wii U still has a long future,” said Shiggy. “We really view it as being the ideal device that families are going to want to have connected to that screen in the living room that everyone is going to gather around and watch. Certainly in the short term I would want to see it performing with probably a little more momentum. I think in the long term I’m not at a point where I’m concerned yet.”
It should be noted that the PlayStation 3 didn’t exactly blast off in terms of sales right off the bat, either. However, Sony’s console eventually made its way into more households. Still, we’re entering a new console generation, so it’s hard to tell exactly how the Wii U will fit in and perform against the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s next Xbox.
As far as mobile gaming is concerned, though, Miyamoto isn’t worried and states that the Wii U is a device for people who want to play games on a larger scale. “As long as we’re able to provide an entertainment experience that people want to play, they’re more than happy to purchase another device to carry around with them alongside their smartphone,” he explained.
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