In a recent interview with GameSpot, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé discussed the mistakes the company made with the Wii U. He said Nintendo has “thought deeply” about the shortcomings of the Wii U and believes that the “clarity of the consumer proposition” wasn’t strong. He also said that the Wii U did not have a steady flow of games.
He does, however, feel that the Switch resolved these two issues as the messaging has been clear and the console will have “steady cadence of content.”
Here’s what Reggie had to say about the Switch:
“Nintendo Switch is a home console you can play anywhere, with anyone. Clear. Compelling. We see the reaction by consumers whether it’s measured in Twitter trending topics or views of videos on YouTube or just the frequency with which I get called by old high school buddies that I haven’t heard from in 30 years who are asking me how to get their hands on Nintendo Switch. We have communicated the proposition clearly and it is compelling.” — Reggie Fils-Aimé
He went on to say that the Wii U had fantastic games, but the gaps between these games were too big:
“Wii U will go down as having fantastic content–the issue was as you look at the reality of exactly when the games were launched, there were large gaps in between.” — Reggie Fils-Aimé
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