Tag: Wii U

Gaming News Wrap [3 June 2014]

Good morning. We trust you are all well. If not, maybe this edition of Gaming News Wrap will help make you feel better. Games Surprise! There’s likely to be DLC for Assassin’s Creed Unity, and it’s taken the usual leak by a retailer of pre-order incentives. Why do some people act surprised these days that DLC for a game is…

Pachter: “I don’t know why Iwata is still employed”

Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter has famously not been the most complimentary to Nintendo in the past, and it doesn’t look like he is about to change his ways anytime soon.Pachter, this time, says he does not know why “Iwata is still employed.” GamesIndustry report that Pachter addressed Game Monetization USA Summit attendees, outlining the Wii U’s commercial performance, which he…

Nintendo continues selling Wii U at a loss

Nintendo is reportedly continuing to sell the Wii U at a loss, reports GamesIndustry. Nin­ten­do recently disclosed a massive loss of $387 mi­llion in oper­at­ing costs for the year. Nin­ten­do pres­i­dent Satoru Iwata attributed the major loss to poor hard­ware sales, but did however claim that Nintendo would return to prof­itabil­i­ty in the near future. “Nin­ten­do post­ed an oper­at­ing loss…

‘Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U won’t match predecessor’s sales’ analyst claims

Forbes are citing a report from ABI Research which predicts that the Wii U, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will not match the sales of the previous generation of consoles, at least not any time soon. Practice director, Sam Rosen says the new platforms will also have a difficult time finding traction “without solid titles and first-party franchises.” Rosen believes…

Nintendo’s Miyamoto admits HD development for Wii U was “underestimated”

In a Q&A with investors, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto admitted that Nintendo struggled in adapting to HD development for the Wii U as it requires twice as man manpower to do so. “When it comes to the scale of software development, Wii U with HD graphics requires about twice the human resources than before,” Miyamoto explained. Miyamoto says Nintendo may have…