Earlier today, TIME magazine had a roundtable with Nintendo executives Satoru Iwata, Reggie Fils-Aime, and Shigeru Miyamoto about the future of the company. Unsurprisingly, the Wii U’s relatively weak sales came up, and despite all the announcements of the NX and DeNA partnership, Iwata admits he is “not satisfied with the [Wii U’s] current situation. It may not be [people’s] first console of choice, but they recognize it as perhaps the best second console.”

Various analysts and other major names seem mostly confident about Nintendo’s future, though. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said, “The challenge for Nintendo now is to make sure their hardware continues to be convincing enough for people to buy,” and that he has confidence they are capable of it. Dan Adelman, ex-Nintendo indie specialist, said the company “is already making the best games of any publisher out there,” but that they will have to streamline some of the bureaucratic nonsense that Nintendo is often plagued by. Digital World Research analyst P.J. McNealy seems to think the Wii U itself doesn’t have much ahead of it, but that it has done a sufficient job as a transition console to give Nintendo time after their last huge success to “figure out what that next monumental step forward is.”

Source: TIME

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Stefan Terry
One of my earliest memories with games was just after Pokémon had come out in the states for the first time. I remember, after having watched the show for a couple weeks, stumbling across a friend with an original Gameboy playing Pokémon Red version using a Weedle. When he told me he was playing Pokémon, I told him I didn't know there was a Pokémon that had a pumpkin for a head. Boy games have come a long way. Speaking of games, I also contribute to making them somewhat professionally, and ocassionaly write about them. You should see some of that games writing stuff, I hear it's real popular with the kids these days.


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