Nintendo of America President Claims Wii U Beating Xbox One

Wii U Getting More Content Options

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Nintendo of America President Claims Wii U Beating Xbox One
The general consensus regarding Nintendo and E3 2014 is that despite not actually giving a live presentation (Ninty delivered a "Direct" video presentation instead) the Wii U company did very well indeed. NoA president, Reggie Fils Aime has taken that impetus forward and has made some bold claims.

He states in a recent interview that, "The dirty little secret is if you look at life-to-date numbers, between Sony and Nintendo theyíd be pretty close in terms of PS4 vs. Wii U, with Xbox coming in third place. I think itís going to be a three-horse race for the balance of this cycle." He then extends this...

He tells the Seattle Times in answer to the question, "Will you ever outsell them on a monthly basis?"

"You know, itís going to be very interesting to see the NPD data [on U.S. sales] for June."

And why does he think the Wii U has done so well? Is it just a brief boost from Mario Kark 8?

"If you rewind the tape", he says, "we always said the Wii U was a games-first console. The message was itís games first. It has on top of that the social elements of Miiverse and then on top of that the media aspects with a range of video.

"Thatís exactly what weíve executed. On the video side ó Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus ó all of that content is there; there are more content options coming. We believe itís a nice secondary message, we always have, but absolutely the primary message is games first."


Pyro 17 Jun 2014 20:59
Yes games, they've FINALLY started coming in, but still too sporadic to be worth a wii u.
That said, Mario kart 8 looks sooooooooo fun, but steam's summer sale is almost upon has. The fear has hit my bank account haha
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