Marc Schwegler of Giants Software, a company that produces many simulators, recently made a statement defending the Wii U. Recently the console’s been catching a lot of flak, with third parties saying it’s simply not worth developing for and many analysts deeming it irrelevant and outpaced only a few months into its lifespan. However, Schwegler states that it’s not the console that’s the problem; it’s the fact that nobody’s been utilizing everything it offers.
I think it should do as well as the Wii, maybe even better. It’s difficult to say, it’s really depending on what games they will add that really use the extra device you get with it. There’s a lot of potential that’s not tapped yet, if it is and if it will be then I think it could be more popular than the Wii because it’s something more. Wii motion was okay, everybody copied it but it’s done, people are returning to regular controllers because it’s easier to play and you have much more options. A touch device, you could put a whole set of controls on there.
It’s refreshing to see a developer say something that I and several others have been thinking; there’s so much that can be done with the console’s multiple control options and even just the Gamepad itself; it’s a shame that so many developers are writing it off without even trying.