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Kadokawa Honcho: “The Wii U Is in a Slump,” But it’s Too Early to Give Up on It

With the posting of the latest financial results by Nintendo it's pretty evident that the performance of the Wii U isn't stellar, but according to Kadokawa Managing Director and Enterbrain President Hirokazu Hamamura there's still hope.

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Future_20151199d ago

well sack that miamoto guy for a start, that guy thinks its still the 90s

LOL_WUT1198d ago

I think you meant Iwata and yes he should be fired for those awful financial results by Nintendo. ;)

Reeze1198d ago

It's spelled Miyamoto, and you obviously mean Iwata...

porkChop1199d ago

I think you mean Iwata. Miyamoto is the last person they should fire.

deafdani1198d ago

Firing Iwata would also be a terrible idea.

TheHaydenator1199d ago

>not knowing who miyamoto is
how old are you?

Are_The_MaDNess1198d ago

talk about little respect about the industry eh?

KonsoruMasuta1198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

Lol, Miamoto.....

Lol

I'm not even going to bother trying to argue with this. I'm too busy laughing. You just started here and you're already making a fool of yourself.

nope1111198d ago

You are secretly Iwata. It explains alot.

AsimLeonheart1198d ago

LOL. Man, you just made a fool of yourself in front of all the Nintendo fans. Satoru Iwata is the CEO and that is the person everyone is demanding to be removed. Shigeru Miyamoto is the legendary creator of some of the most critically acclaimed and selling videogames including Mario, Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong. Furthermore, you spelled his name wrong and made it sound like a girl's name: Mia-moto.LOL.

eworthington01198d ago

Miyamoto is responsible for some of the biggest franchises ever created. You probably meant Iwata. But he is actually smarter than people give him credit for. He is a little shitty on the whole marketing aspect of things and not locking in on third parties. But he has had some very innovative ideas.
You can see that over this short time he is getting a handle on this millennium.

MasterCornholio1198d ago

I think you mean Iwata. Miyamoto makes games while Iwata is the CEO of the firm.

stragomccloud1198d ago

Iwata did make games for Nintendo until he become CEO, though.

BullyMangler1198d ago

like i would recommend a client to get a ps4 over a wiiU ha haa haaaa ide get fired !

3-4-51198d ago

Yea but also, we here in the US are WAY too quick to give up on something for what is " new , bigger better".

It's pathetic really.

We've become a bunch of "know-it-alls".

Everybody has become an "expert" on everything.

Ck1x1198d ago

We're a wasteful nation is what we've become! Even how quickly Congress wanted to let GM, Ford and Chrysler sink. All of those companies are doing much better now, but what would it have been like if they weren't given a chance to survive.

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NatureOfLogic_1198d ago

WiiU is dead. Time to move on Nintendo.

Highlife1198d ago

WiiU has been gathering giant dust bunnies that finally need to be fought off as 1 of only 2 games I will ever get is coming. Mario kart and Smash bros are the only games worth while on this system. I bought the WiiU for xmass a year and a half ago for my kids and they have ignored it all this time. But competitive gaming in my house is back.

LOL_WUT1198d ago

If it wasn't for SMB3 for the virtual console my WiiU would've been collecting dust since DKTF... Oh but that doesn't stop fanboys from saying that X1 or the PS4 has no games smh!

Nintendo really needs to ramp up their first party ip's by hiring more people. ;)

wonderfulmonkeyman1198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

PS4 has no games. Time to do something new, Sony.

See? Anyone can make an incorrect and retarded post.

thehobbyist1198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

People will sing Sony's praises all day. But here's the facts. The Wii U has sold more in Japan then the PS4 has. You know, their home country. The PS4 hasn't even breached one million in Japan. Why? No games. PS4 only sells twice as much as the Wii U in Japan every week right now,(moving away from facts now) a sales gap I don't see it maintaining once Mario Kart comes out at the end of May. And then of course XBONE doesn't sell at all outside of collector's importing because M$ isn't the smartest company in the world and won't appeal to Japan. One of the biggest gaming demographics.

Baccra171198d ago

Just like the article says, it's too early to give up on it. That's like giving up on the Titanic as it's sinking so you can get on a lifeboat- oh wait people don't like to sink to the bottom with the ship. Never mind.

uth111198d ago

In a slump? A slump implies it once had good sales, which it never did

lilbroRx1198d ago

Its moved 3 million in a the first few months.

thehobbyist1198d ago

Over 6 million total sales with a nearly 70% attach rate for NSMBU does not equal Good apparently.

Knushwood Butt1198d ago

NSMBU is bundled with the system...

wonderfulmonkeyman1198d ago

@ Knushwood
Prove that those bundles are the ones that have lent to the attach rate and not that people bought it separately, and you'll have a point.

Jyndal1198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

When did Nintendo lose it's sense of direction? The motion activated controls are one thing, but they need to realize that graphical power and 3rd party titles are needed in this day and age. Saying that the Wii U is more powerful than a 360 really doesn't mean much when your opponents are the PS4 and the XB One. Mario and Zelda are great games, but do they really expect to keep a console afloat on first party titles alone?

eworthington01198d ago

Well. The wii u graphics are wonderful. They are good enough for me and 6 million+ other people. Nintendo doest need crazy weird horsepower to create masterpieces. I agree though that they should do something to secure third party support. Market it a little better(or at all).
The wii u has a lot of potential.
They kind of are keeping afloat with 1st parties alone. They are in profit mode currently. I think things aRe going to look up soon enough. But that wont stop the hate for some reason. I don't understand why people think their opinions are so important. Like they need to give a giant multi billion dollar company business advice.
We all have a right to our opinions. But it doest make anything better.
Not a shot at you,
I agree on what you have to say.
Im just waiting for some nintendo love. In the dark. Alone.
Wont be long. E3!

Jyndal1198d ago (Edited 1198d ago )

Idk...1 1/2 years to sell 6 million units...and their best selling title has only moved just shy of 4 million units. There's not a lot to inspire confidence in this console. Now, with drooping sales and rumors spiking over a new console, it seems that Nintendo is in damage control mode. If they don't get their priorities in-line with what the majority of today's gamer wants, then they may end up going the way of Sega.
It would be a real shame if that were to happen.

SLUG1198d ago

LOL THATS SO FUNNY he must be smoking mushrooms these days

eworthington01198d ago

Yeah, smoking them in his shroom pipe. Cause thats how you do shrooms. In a shrong