Iwata: Wii U’s worth is not the issue

Iwata: Wii U's price isn't the problem

Whereas the Wii U hasn’t bought notably nicely, with Nintendo shifting simply one hundred sixty,000 models throughout three months in Q1 2013, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata is holding robust that the system’s worth is not the issue – the worth discrepancy between the 2 Wii U fashions is. “If the worth is definitely a problem [with Wii U], then there’s some contradiction between the present gross sales stability between the Primary and Premium variations of the Wii U,” Iwata advised CVG.

“The essential model ought to have bought quite a bit, however the reality of the matter is that individuals are shopping for extra of the premium model. So the difficulty shouldn’t be there,” he stated.

Iwata cited the disparity in gross sales between the Deluxe and Primary Wii U fashions in January when noting that the system was promoting “steadily,” and said plans in June to regain the system’s momentum by way of the top of the yr earlier than establishing “profitable third-celebration Wii U software program titles.” Iwata has been there earlier than, in any case; He took a 50 % pay reduce in July 2011 because of poor 3DS gross sales across the time the system’s worth dropped, later promoting the 3DS XL at a revenue.

In fact, no matter model of the Wii U you select to select up, there’s nonetheless the matter of what the heck you are going to play on it. “I perceive that the actual problem is the shortage of software program, and the one answer is to offer the mass-market with numerous high quality software program titles,” stated Iwata. Nice concept!

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This text was initially revealed on Joystiq.

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