Nintendo’s holiday lineup for the Wii U is solid, but one can argue that they are missing a blockbuster that can sell multi-millions. With Super Mario Maker, Yoshi Woolly World, Star Fox Zero and Xenoblade Chronicles X leading the charge in first party offerings, Nintendo may be one title short for the holiday spending season.
When questioned about the holiday line-up by David M. Ewalt from Forbes magazine, Nintendo America President Reggie Fils-Aime expressed confidence in the holiday line-up in particular Xenoblade Chronicles X.
“I would argue that on the list [of upcoming games], there are four hardware drivers. Super Mario Maker clearly is going to drive hardware. There are consumers who have always wanted to make their levels of Mario games. So that game will really speak to those consumers.” Reggie told Forbes.
He continued, “Yoshi’s Woolly World for young families and new entrants into the overall video gaming space, I think, is going to be a hardware driver.”
“Star Fox is a fan favorite. And I do think that that game has the ability to drive hardware for us.”
Interestingly, Reggie expressed a refreshing confidence in Xenoblade Chronicles, stating that it can appeal to the older audience and be a key system seller this holiday.
“And then the other one I would point to is Xenoblade Chronicles X. Especially for an older consumer, and potentially a consumer that owns a competitive console, this game with its massive open world, beautifully rendered, I think it’s going to be something that’s going to excite that fan and drive them into the business.”
It seems that Nintendo has all their basis covered during the holiday. And it is pleasing that Nintendo of America has confidence in Xenoblade Chronicles X, which is a stark comparison with its predecessor Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii.
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