Hirokazu Hamamura, who is well known within the Japanese video game industry, has told the Mainichi Shinbun that he believes that the Wii U could bounce back provided Nintendo continue to release killer games for the system. However, he is of the opinion that Nintendo are finding it too difficult to juggle the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U at the moment. At the end of the interview Hamamura wondered if the Wii U can be “resurrected.” He said the following.
“Associating the growth of smartphones and the slump of the Wii U is difficult. Two years ago the handheld 3DS was called a failure, and then it bounced back. Of course they are in competition to keep a hold on the users’ time. It can be boosted if killer content is released. However developing a lot of games for both the Wii U and the 3DS is difficult… That’s a fact.”
He must not be aware of Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8, X, Zelda HD, Bayonetta 2, Yoshi Land U, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze and maybe even Fire Emblem X SMT.