Nintendo released their Semi-Annual Financial Results Briefing today and among many statements, Nintendo stated that they have learnt a ‘bitter lesson’ from the 3DS launch, and are aiming to have a much more successful launch for the upcoming Wii U.
“We are also planning to launch the Wii U, which is the successor to the Wii, during the next fiscal year. We would like to show the final format of the Wii U at the E3 show next year. As we learned a bitter lesson with the launch of the Nintendo 3DS, we are trying to take every possible measure so that the Wii U will have a successful launch.“-Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo.
Iwata went on to further announce something very exciting. “We would like to show the final format of the Wii U at the E3 show next year.” he said. Perhaps they plan to show off some first-party launch titles along with it, as that was something the 3DS did lack on launch. At this point, it looks like we’ll just have to wait and see.