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Reggie Fils-Aimé Answers Whether The Wii U Was A Necessary Failure; Talks Switch Third Party Support

ThisGenGaming says "In a recent interview, Reggie answered some interesting questions regarding the Wii U, Switch 3rd party support, and simply who is the Nintendo Switch actually for."

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FallenAngel19841469d ago (Edited 1469d ago )

A necessary failure? Lmao!

LOL_WUT1469d ago

Yeah how comical of him to say that the WiiU was a necessary failure which, in turn, led to the creation of the Switch. I Wonder what will they say if this thing fails? ;)

Moonman1469d ago

Nintendo should of let the Wii brand go after Wii but probably was just wishing to save time in between their ideas for Switch. Cost was probably the reason for Wii U's lack of features. Switch leaves Wii branding behind and it's going to sell.

bouzebbal1469d ago

That they based it on a failed device and they wanted to push the idea another way to show people the hidden potential. Some PR garbage like we hear often from this guy. I think he's the worst of this industry.. Never admits a single mistake

DC7771469d ago

Could have been ok but they refused to ditch the gamepad. That held the cost too high.

Moonman1469d ago (Edited 1469d ago )

I understand what he means. Nintendo has had a hit then a miss for their home consoles since the N64 was a hit. It is now time for another HIT! Wii U was always going to sell less than Wii. Why? It is an HD system and Nintendo's first HD system. Even Nintendo had to learn how to make HD games. Zelda took forever to make but now they know how to make a HD Zelda. It's like when Sony went HD with PS3. Now granted they did a much better job turning things around for PS3, there were stumbles at first. Sony's PS3 was a success but still their lowest selling home console (and I say that with respect to their 100 million standard) and the first time they didn't "win" a generation. Nintendo needs more second party studios making exclusive games. That is painfully obvious.

Sony fans love to call Wii U a failure, but Vita sold less and PSVR needs life right now.

KwietStorm_BLM1469d ago (Edited 1469d ago )

Does the Vita's lack of sales or the PSVR [supposedly] needing life mean the Wii U was not a failure? What the hell is the relevance? It isn't "Sony fans" calling the Wii U a failure. It's everyone with a brain and 2 eyes. Or 1 eye. Or someone who gets their news through audio only.

eagle211469d ago

He was asked that. But of course N4G never reads the articles.

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Pancit_Canton1469d ago

Clearly, his body is not ready for the Wii U.

masterfox1469d ago

Reggie:"I hope consumers look back at Wii U as a necessary step, in order to get to Nintendo Switch.”
^^^ And people think I'm the one trolling here -__-

MeteorPanda1469d ago

that 700 dollar launch australian dollar step.

Derceto1469d ago

See you in 2 1/2 years or so when he answers whether Switch was a necessary failure too.

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