Following his resignation at Nintendo, the company’s former indie department head Dan Adelman has come out criticizing the Wii U, or rather its name. Speaking through ask.fm, he claims that the Wii U deserves greater success, but that its failure stems partly from the GamePad. However, he also points out that the name ‘Wii U’ was poorly chosen, facetiously concluding that it alone halved sales.
“Wii U is not selling as well as it deserves to. It has a lot to offer with great games you can’t get anywhere else. The value of the GamePad hasn’t been justified. But the name Wii U is abysmal. I think that cut sales in half right there.” — Dan Adelman
Do you agree with Adelman? What do you think would’ve been a better name? I vote for “Wii 2.”