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.

Nintendo: Wii U, PS4 & Xbox One Is Going To Be A Three-Horse Race 1

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

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