Christoph Hartmann, the president of 2K Games, believes that the newly launched Wii U home console will be a hit in the long term because its creators at Nintendo always find a new way to engage with the gaming public.
The executive tells MCV
that, “The team there has so much knowledge built up over many, many years. There have been people doubting the Wii U because they don’t really understand it. I wasn’t sure about the Wii and I was proved wrong, proved wrong by my own people, which I like the most because we sold a lot of Carnival Games.”
“I believe the Wii U offers something special and we will be surprised how consumers will get attached. There’s nothing in my body, not a single piece, doubting that the Wii U will be successful,” he adds.
Before the new home console was launched, Nintendo emphasized the touch screen and the associated features of the new GamePad controller.
2K Games also has an interest in the success of the Wii U because Nintendo has been careful to make the platform as welcoming as possible for third-party developers.
Recently, Rockstar also suggested that a port of the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V might be introduced on the Wii U during spring 2013.
The Wii U
is now available in North America, alongside 24 video games that are part of its launch slate.
Games in Europe will be able to pick the new console up on November 30, while those in Japan will have to wait until December 8.
The new home console is expected to sell about 235 million units before the end of the year, which is better than the original Wii managed during launch.
Analysts believe that the pace of sales will slow down significantly during 2013.