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Nintendo president Satoru Iwata is adamant that the Wii U’s poor sales cannot be blamed on the console’s pricing.

Iwata explained to CVG that if that was the case, then the cheaper basic model would not be selling worst of all.

“If the price is actually an issue [with Wii U], then there is some contradiction between the current sales balance between the Basic and Premium versions of the Wii U,” Iwata said.

“The basic version should have sold a lot, but the fact of the matter is that people are buying more of the premium version. So the issue is not there.”

The Nintendo president says the real issue lies with the software line-up, or lack thereof.

” I understand that the real issue is the lack of software, and the only solution is to provide the mass-market with a number of quality software titles,” he said.