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Iwata Laments "Contradictory Information" Surrounding Wii U

Matt Gardner
Nintendo, Satoru Iwata, Wii U

Iwata Laments "Contradictory Information" Surrounding Wii U

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has stated that there’s “a great deal of contradictory information” regarding the Wii U's internal architecture, not to mention its capabilities, and that suggestions that it's not powerful enough are damaging the brand by spreading misconceptions.

“As you stated, it is a fact that some software development companies assume that Wii U is not powerful enough,” Iwata’s discussed in his response to an investor question over the latest financial reports and the performance of Nintendo's new console.

“On the contrary, some developers say in interviews that Wii U has a different architecture from other consoles and that, when utilized in the right way, it can perform well. At the moment, there is a great deal of contradictory information. Nintendo is required to make more efforts to dispel such a misconception."

Iwata noted that retaining third-party support, not to mention developing better relationships with a wider range of third-parties and growing that development base for the platform, is heavily dependent on good sales, and hat Nintendo are committed to "revitalising" the Wii U market. He did, however, say that with the caveat that t might not happen overnight.

"Some software companies are actively supporting Wii U and others are not. It is important to have supportive companies enjoy successful sales of a game and feel that their decision to develop something for Wii U was correct. We understand that this cannot possibly be achieved overnight and it may sound unconvincing under the current slow sales of Wii U. We would like to work to revitalize the Wii U market and show you favorable results for third-party software from this summer."

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