New consoles have been front and center in the headlines for the past year as we have seen three new console releases. Among those is Nintendo’s newest console, the Wii U, which first launched back in November of 2012. The Wii U has received a lot of backlash for it’s very select list of titles and thus has done pretty poorly in sales. There are countless theories and reasons why the Wii U is failing to wow fans like previous Nintendo systems have, and the internet is almost always aflame with debate and discussion on the topic. Now Nintendo’s former head of indie publishing, Dan Adelman, has claimed the name is to blame.
During a recent Q&A on ask.fm, Adelman had this to say, “Wii U is not selling as well as it deserves to. It has a lot to offer with great games you can’t get anywhere else. The value of the GamePad hasn’t been justified. But the name Wii U is abysmal. I think that cut sales in half right there.” Adelman worked for the company for nine years before only recently coming to an agreement which required him to leave. He still plans on promoting independent gaming development and self-published titles.
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