Game Industry Veterans Weigh in on Wii U

By David Radd

Posted November 26, 2012



The reception to the launch of the Wii U has been mixed by many people, and that's reflected in opinions that have come out from the media and people in the industry. Atari founder Nolan Bushnell is among those that are pessimistic, but former Xbox executive Robbie Bach is more bullish, even if he thinks Nintendo should bring its games to other systems

“I actually am baffled by it,” said Bushnell of the Wii U. “I don't think it's going to be a big success,” he continued, suggesting that only hardcore gamers would be interested in purchasing a new games machine when the current-gen is still delivering great games. "These things will continue to sputter along, but I really don't think they'll be of major import ever again. It feels like the end of an era to me.”

Nolan Bushnell

“It's the hardest strategic decision Nintendo has had to face in a long time. Would Mario on an iPhone be an interesting property? I think yes, it would.” said Bach, adding of the future of the Wii U, “I've learned not to count the Nintendo guys out.”

Source: New York Times





 


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