Nintendo has recently come under the spotlight after revealing that the Wii U sales expectations have not performed as expected.

In a corporate briefing [as cited by GIBiz] Nintendo president Satoru Iwata confirmed that the Wii U missed sales expectations so far.

When asked about any steps Nintendo will adopt to facilitate the situation, Mr Iwata promised a busier release schedule for the Wii U from Summer onwards [our Winter], including a few surprises.

“A month or two is certainly not adequate to release a large number of titles,” claimed Iwata.

“We are hoping to be able to communicate to our consumers the new value of our hardware with titles that we are going to launch from approximately the second half of the calendar year toward the end.

“I believe that we will be able to launch new software within this year that we have not yet announced at this point.”

Nintendo EAD General Manager Shigeru Miyamoto, the Mario Bros. creator, added that he is confident that the games on offer will help sell the hardware, even if it takes some time.

“We have not yet launched many titles, but Nintendo has been striving to sell its software for as long as three years in an industry where a typical software title has only a few weeks of product life, Miyamoto explained.

“In this sense, we are confident that even our existing ideas are attractive enough to draw people to our hardware.”