Micromania CEO worries Wii U will “become an industrial accident”


Pierre Cuilleret, CEO and founder of French games retailer Micromania, has shared his fears that the Wii U is in danger of becoming “an industrial accident.”

Whilst a necessary step for Nintendo to ground themselves in the realms of HD development, something their competitors have been doing for more than eight years, lacklustre sales for the console need to be reinvigorated by software according to Cuilleret.

“If [Nintendo] doesn’t revive its console with games, the Wii U is about to become an industrial accident,” he explained to business magazine Challenges. “But, as always, they’re quite relaxed.”

Cuilleret affirmed his awareness that sales had risen during the Christmas period, although he attributed this more toward the 3DS than Nintendo’s home console.

It’s a far cry from the retailer’s situation with the PlayStation 4, Cuilleret revealing that orders placed after December 27th couldn’t be fulfilled until March. Sony last week announced that they had sold 4.2 million consoles by the end of 2013, a significant achievement considering it had only been on sale for six weeks and is yet to become available in Japan.

[Thanks NeoGAF]

Alex Seedhouse
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