Nintendo Believed Wii U Would Sell 100 Million Consoles

Nintendo seems to be more measured and cautious when it's coming to its NX. That's not surprising considering many in the company though the Wii-U would only slightly fall short of the Wii's sales figures. Gamasutra reports that the console giant believed the console would sell 100 million units. Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima explains in detail...

"The thinking was that because Wii sold well, Wii U would follow suit. I said that, since the Wii had already sold so well, we need to clearly explain the attraction of the Wii U if we are to get beyond that and sell the new system."

While Kimishima seems to have a level head and understands the failures of the Wii U, Shigeru Miyamoto seems to be a bit more stubborn in his statement...

"It is true that we are having a hard time with Wii U sales, due to its price and the added fact that tablets are distributed free of charge in the market...I do think Wii U continues to be attractive as a media device that changes life in the living room."

Personally, I don't think owning a Wii-U transformed my living room a ton. I did like the ability to watch Netflix on my tablet, and I occasionally played a game on it, but it wasn't something I did every day. As it stands right now the last time I played my Wii-U was about a month after I bought Super Mario Maker. I considered myself a pretty avid Nintendo guy prior to this console so I'd love for NX to bring me back to that, but I'll admit I've lost a little faith they can make it happen. What about you?

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