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“Abysmal” Wii U name “cut sales in half”

Thursday, 7th August 2014 09:39 GMT By Matt Martin

Former Nintendo indie boss Dan Adelman has slammed the marketing of Nintendo’s Wii U console.

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Speaking in a Q&A session on ask.fm, Adelman said: “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.”

You can see why Nintendo gagged his Twitter account.

Last week Nintendo revealed it sold just over half a million Wii U consoles in the past three months, alongside 2.8 million copies of Mario Kart on the system.

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