Former Nintendo of America employee Dan Adelman has recently shared his views on the Wii U. The indie expert formally announced yesterday that he had resigned from Nintendo to pursue other areas of interest, including forming his own independent business for indie game marketing.
In a question and answer session on the social networking platform Ask.fm, Adelman responds to a fan on whether he believes Nintendo are in a difficult and tough period. He says the console deserves to do much better, but the main problem stems from the Wii U’s name, which he finds “abysmal”. You can find answers to other fan questions here, where he speaks on his time at Nintendo and the state of indie game progression.
“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.”