Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has admitted that it has taken some time for the Wii U to catch on with consumers. Fils-Aime says that the reason why is that it takes time for them to develop the high quality Nintendo games we are all used too and the company’s focus on quality is second to none.
“If this works and the Wii U is back on its feet in 2015, it may be seen as a Christmas miracle. High-profile gadget failures don’t often get a second chance. Fils-Aime, though, said it’s by plan.”
“What took so long?”
“Developing high-quality games like this takes time,” Fils-Aime said. “It takes time, it takes an investment of people resources and our focus on quality is really significant.”
Fils-Aime said the Wii U business “is up and up strongly throughout this entire calendar year.” Software sales have almost doubled and hardware sales are up about 40 percent over last year.
If it’s a make-or-break holiday for the Wii U, Fils-Aime isn’t saying. Asked how important this year is for the platform, he said “The reality … is that every holiday is important for us” because that’s when it may see 60 percent or more of its annual sales.