Despite poor sales performance, Nintendo big cheese Shigeru Miyamoto has come out saying that he isn’t too bothered, and that he fully expects the Wii U to come out of its teething period and go on to achieve great things. In an interview with The New York Times, Nintendo mainstay Miyamoto said;
“I think that the Wii U still has a long future. 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.”
Miyamoto also gave a frankly ludicrous reason as to why Nintendo have been a bit behind the times with providing gamers with a whizzy online service to rival that of its Microsoft and Sony rivals: the internet wasn’t really thaaat popular – UNTIL NOW.
“For a long time at Nintendo we didn’t focus as much on online play because for many years doing so would have limited the size of the audience that could enjoy those features. But certainly now we see that so many people are connected to the internet. It opens up a tremendous amount of possibilities.”