The Wii U has been a bit of an enigma both for Nintendo and the gamers who want to embrace it thanks in large part to the lack of games that are available for the console. Nintendo president recently divulged that the pace of Wii U game releases is about to pick up.
Nintendo’s newest console has had some truly abysmal sales figures since it was released during the holiday season last year. Some of those sales numbers are starting to pick up, but the device is still badly trailing bigwigs like the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360.
The Wii U will see the pace of games offered for the device increase the closer we get to E3, according to Reggie Fils-Aime. One way in which the company’s president pointed to as far as increasing output has been through digital means.
There may not be a ton of hard box games out there, but the company is trying to make sure there are plenty of games that can be downloaded through the eShop. The company is even happy to talk about just how many of their hard box games are also being purchased digitally.
Fils-Aime said that 11 percent of all Nintendo-produced games are through the eShop rather than through brick and mortar retailers. It seems that company higher ups are trying to take solace from the story of their handheld device, the 3DS.
The 3DS also saw struggles when it initially hit the market, for roughly the same reasons. There simply weren’t enough titles available. The company has done a good job of rectifying that problem and it appears they now understand better why they need to do the same for their newest console.
We likely won’t be seeing a ton of new titles until E3 comes and goes merely because there will probably be a fairly big reveal at that convention.
Once the convention is over, Wii U games should be coming out at a faster pace if Nintendo can be believed.