Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has explained to CNN that the failure of the Wii U was responsible for the Nintendo Switch’s swift success in the marketplace. The company says it has learnt enough lessons from the previous platform and have rectified them with the Nintendo Switch.
“We worked hard for the Nintendo Switch to make it crystal clear what the proposition is. It’s a home system that you can take on the go, play anywhere with anyone, and that’s resonating.”
“We’ve addressed that with the Nintendo Switch — having a steady pace of new launches is critical,” he said.
Another issue with the Wii U was that it didn’t have “strong support” from Nintendo’s third-party partners, Fils-Aimé said.
“Whether it’s the big companies like Electronic Arts, or whether it’s the smaller independent developer, we need those companies to create content to support us. We have that now with Nintendo Switch,” he said.