Iwata: Wii U still has “considerable room for growth”

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With Nintendo’s Satoru Iwata remaining confident that the company will achieve their operating profit target for the fiscal year, he’s adamant that Wii U “has considerable room for growth” in the year ahead.

They will look to achieve that with an impressive slate of first-party software, encompassing Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Splatoon, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Star Fox, Devil’s Third, Mario Maker and The Legend of Zelda>.

“I believe the Wii U business still has considerable room for growth, as a number of software titles that are compatible with the console are slated for release in 2015,” Iwata discussed with
Nikkei.

He continued, “The way Japanese gamers enjoy video games is different from their counterparts in the West. More and more Japanese gamers play on smartphones and 3DS hand-held devices. On the other hand, a majority of gamers in Europe and the U.S. still connect their consoles to TVs and play them on a bigger screen. In the global video game market, game titles for consoles are still dominant, and that market is much larger.”

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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