Nintendo considers it’s eighth generation video game console, Wii U as a real contender in a race with Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One.
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime admits that the last few years have hard for the company, which had its first annual loss in decades thanks to Wii U’s poor sales.
In an interview with The Seattle Time, Reggie Fils-Aime was asked if they are going to release a next-generation console in the next couple of years, He responded: “We don’t think so. We think that the Wii U has a long and vibrant life in front of it.
What it needs are games like ‘Mario Kart 8’ and ‘Super Smash Bros for Wii U’ and ‘Splatoon’ — those types of games that can really drive the installed base. We believe if we can do that effectively the Wii U has a long and robust life.”
Fils-Aime said that Wii U is actually ahead of Xbox One’s life-to-date sales.
“The dirty little secret is if you look at life-to-date numbers, between Sony and Nintendo they’d be pretty close in terms of PS4 vs. Wii U, with Xbox coming in third place. I think it’s going to be a three-horse race for the balance of this cycle.”
And when asked if they will you ever outsell PS4 and Xbox One on a monthly basis, he said: “You know, it’s going to be very interesting to see the NPD data [on U.S. sales] for June.”
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Source: The Seattle Times