Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros will save the Wii U, Nintendo says
Nintendo has a plan.
Satoru Iwata told Nintendo investors that the two exclusive titles "will encourage those who do not own Wii U hardware to purchase it".
Iwata also addressed concerns that there won't be enough Wii U consoles to supply demand, saying that â€œIn order to sell 3.6m units, we have to produce some more hardware units on top of our current hardware inventory,
"However, since the loss arising due to the hardware production costs being higher than our trade price was taken into account in the previous fiscal year, you could assume that there will be almost no loss this fiscal year for the sales of the 3.6m hardware units."
The Nintendo boss also confirmed that they have more tricks up their sleeve and will be naming some new games at this year's E3, which takes place at the start of next month.
"We are going to talk about other Wii U titles at E3 in Los Angeles in June," he added. "Also, our internal software development teams directed by Shigeru Miyamoto are committed to developing several titles that focus on offering unique experiences only made possible with the Wii U GamePad in order for a large number of people to understand the Wii U GamePad's significance.
"The titles we are preparing to show you at E3 vary from being nearly complete to still in the early phases of development but with the core of its appeal noticeable. Therefore, our strategy of focusing on software has not changed."
Mario Kart 8 is coming later this month to Nintendo Wii U. Pre-order it here.
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