Can Wii U replicate the record-breaking success of the Wii?
That’s the question gripping the industry at the moment following the console’s North American launch at the weekend and the upcoming UK arrival next week.
But there’s certainly no doubt from 2K Games president Christoph Hartmann who in an interview with MCV has expressed his unwavering belief in the power of Nintendo.
“Nintendo always impresses and surprises me,” he said. “The team there has so much knowledge built up over many, many years. Nintendo always finds its crowd.
“There have been people doubting the Wii U because they don’t really understand it. I wasn’t sure about the Wii and I was proved wrong, proved wrong by my own people, which I like the most because we sold a lot of Carnival Games. I believe the Wii U offers something special and we will be surprised how consumers will get attached.
“There’s nothing in my body, not a single piece, doubting that the Wii U will be successful.”
The full interview with Hartmann can be read in this week’s issue of MCV that will arrive both in mailboxes and online tomorrow.