Now that it’s official that the successor to the Wii is on the horizon and sales of the Wii console are down 25 percent year over year, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata is in a reflective mood. While the console was dominated by first-party titles, he implies that things will be different from now on.
“I now regret that we didn’t tie up with someone outside the company to market the Wii. If we had done that, the fate of the Wii might have been different,” Iwata said. “Now I am aware that we should not rely too much on ourselves. You will see what I mean by this when we market the 3DS and the Wii in the future.”