Sat, Apr 06, 2013 | 21:47 BST
Miyamoto asks consumers to be patient with Wii U
Shigeru Miyamoto wants consumers to be patient with Wii U, stating that the slow adoption rate has more to do with the console being “different” than there being a lack of titles.
Speaking with CNN, Miyamoto said it will just take the market time to understand the value Wii U and its second screen option has to offer, plus, game releases for the console will pick up over the summer.
“There was a period when we first released the Nintendo DS that people would say there’s no way people can look at two screens at once,” he said. “I almost feel like, as people get more familiar with Wii U and these touchscreen interfaces, that there is going to come a point where they feel like ‘I can’t do everything I want to do if I don’t have a second screen’.
“The other thing I think about is how do we begin getting people to understand that and convey the usefulness of Wii U to them. For me as a game developer, obviously I look at Wii U from the perspective of what games I can bring to Wii U.”
Nintendo has said repeatedly that more titles are heading to Wii U and the eShop this summer, and later this year.
The slate includes New Super Mario Bros. U DLC featuring New Super Luigi U, Mario Golf: World Tour, Pikmin 3, Rayman Legends, The Wonderful 101, Wii Fit U, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Game & Wario, Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, Young Justice: Legacy, Marvel Pinball, and of course, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD.