Iwata: Wii U hardware far more capable than most think
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Published on May 1st, 2013

Nintendo’s Wii U simply needs talented developers to realise its potential, Satoru Iwata proclaiming that there’s “a great deal of contradictory information” regarding the console’s internal architecture.

“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.

“On the contrary, some developers say in interviews that Wii U has a different architecture from other consoles and that, when utilised 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.”

Whilst defensive of the Wii U’s potential, Iwata shared his understanding that third-parties are keen to see their commitment to the console rewarded with successful sales.

“In fact, some software companies are actively supporting Wii U and others are not,” he revealed. “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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Alex's early adoration for Nintendo began with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land. This developed over the years, later peaking when he hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Nowadays, his enthusiasm is shared through Nintendo Insider, a place in which he can document his thoughts regarding the big N.

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