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Even in the wake of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launching, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime is “confident” that the Wii U will be able to hold its own with the software line-up the company is busy beavering away at for the console.

In exclusives alone, that includes Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2, Super Smash Bros., and Monolith Soft’s X, an argument we can certainly agree with.

“As I look at our software line-up, I’m feeling pretty good,” Reggie confessed on GT.TV. “What I’m confident about is that we’ve got strong software that we’ve already announced, and other strong software in development, and in the end if we execute with great software we’re going to drive the install base we’re create an environment for third-party publishers to jump in with their best content. That’s what we’re looking to do.”

He continued, “In the end, what motivates a third-party publisher is a large install base, a diverse install base, and an opportunity to drive sales. So, it’s Nintendo’s responsibility to drive that install base, and that’s what we’re looking to do with all of our best franchises.”

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

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.