PixelJunk series creator Dylan Cuthbert of Q-Games believes Nintendo can change the Wii U’s terrible sales, and all it takes are some new, interesting IPs.
“If they are going to win they are going to have to figure out the games,” he told Siliconera. “They probably need like new super IP, a special IP that makes people really interested. But they always come up with something. They are always very innovative.
“Even with the DS when it first came out people said that’s not very good and it’s not going to do very well, but it sold hundreds of millions and had lots of innovative titles. I think they will find something that will sell a lot. Who would have known Wii Fit would have sold like 15m units?”
However, Cuthbert has less faith in Microsoft making the Xbox popular in Japan.
“It’s very difficult,” he added. “There are a few people in the office at Q-Games who are Japanese that do play on the Xbox 360 and play on the Kinect, as well. But, I think it’s quite small, the market there.
“I think they need to reinvent themselves a bit. Their image is too corporate and big. They aren’t geared towards aesthetics and art and I think that’s a big problem. I think Sony is more in that direction. Nintendo is cute and has their own style, which is fine as well. It’s great for the younger market in Japan. I think that kind of outlook makes a big difference to the games you select and games that you sell.”