Kadokawa Honcho: “The Wii U Is in a Slump,” But it’s Too Early to Give Up on It

on May 9, 2014 6:19 AM

With the posting of the latest financial results by Nintendo it’s pretty evident that the performance of the Wii U isn’t stellar, but according to Kadokawa Managing Director and Enterbrain President Hirokazu Hamamura there’s still hope, as he told the prominent business website Sankei Biz.

The Wii U is in a slump, but has not yet reached the stage of giving up.

[Nintendo] has no choice but continuing to release popular software.

Apparently Hamamura-san believes that Nintendo will sooner or later manage to break the rubber wall by continuing to release its critically acclaimed first party games. Considering his postition as president of Enterbrain, Managing Director of Kadokawa Holdings, Kadokawa Group Publishing and Kadokawa Games and the fact that he has been the historical editor in chief of Famitsu for several years before taking his new executive job, there are very few people in Japan that know the industry as much as he does.  

 /  Executive News Editor
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