Nintendo’s new President Tatsumi Kimishima predicted Wii U would fail

Earlier today, Nintendo named Tatsumi Kimishima the new President of the company. He previously served as President of the Pokemon Company and Nintendo of America along with being its CEO and Chairman of the Board.

According to Japanese publication Nikkei, Kimishima advised against releasing Nintendo’s current console, the Wii U, stating that it was set to fail due to it being too similar to the Wii. Since its release in 2012, the Wii U has only sold 10 million units and is Nintendo’s worst-selling home console (the Virtual Boy was technically a portable console). It didn’t help that the the name along with the tablet-controller confused consumers into thinking that it was a tablet accessory to the Wii rather than a new system.

With a new console, codenamed NX, on the horizon, it’ll be interesting to see how Nintendo deals with hardware under Kimishima’s leadership.

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l love to play games and write stuff about them. I can't play something and not tell anyone how I feel about it. Call it a sickness, because it is.