Even in the wake of the disappointing Wii U launch last November, Nintendo’s President Satoru Iwata is still keeping his head high above water and looking to steer the celebrated company into better opportunities within the coming months.
After giving his Annual Report for Nintendo’s profits (and following the recent fiscal reports), Iwata kept faith and assured both consumers and Nintendo fans in his write-up that even if the company may be going through a bit of a slump at the moment, it won’t last long. Iwata stated:
“Nintendo posted an operating loss for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. However, we strive to regain ‘Nintendo-like’ profits for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014 by providing many people with fascinating games and services. We continue to make brand-new and unique proposals, and make efforts for the growth of the home entertainment industry with a mission that is to pleasantly surprise people and put smiles on the faces of everyone Nintendo touches.”
With an assortment of titles slated for release over the course of later this year and well into 2014, Iwata seems confident in the turn-around: 3DS has held remarkably well for the year with strong titles consistently, and has Pokémon X & Y just waiting around the corner this October.
Wii U has obviously had its struggles since launch, but with Mario Kart 8, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Wii Party U, Wii Fit U, and the next Super Smash Bros. all looking to release within the next year or so, hopefully Iwata is right and Nintendo brings in some gold coins, back like the good ol’ days.