Simply judging from the sales in the holiday season, it may look like the new Nintendo Wii U is a smashing success: the console has sold more than its predecessor in the first months after launch. And it was pretty clear how the console was doing great even just by looking at the preorder, with the Premium Bundle including a black Wii U and some other bonuses, completely sold out and with the regular console pack close to sold out as well.
Judging from the numbers, one may think it’s time for celebrations at Nintendo, but Satoru Iwata thinks otherwise: talking with the Japanese newspaper Nikkei the Nintendo president has stated that the company doesn’t really compare sales numbers and there’s yet a lot of work to do. The console has a lot of innovative features which can be used to creat some unique gameplay experiences but both developers and players have to understand the console and its potential.
Iwata’s ideas are totally understandable, especially by looking at the total software sales: while the console has sold more than the Wii, overall software sales have been lower than the Wii and the Gamecube. It shows that, while gamers have faith in Nintendo, the current offerings aren’t completely satisfactory.