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Nintendo ‘irrelevant’ in console business says Naughty Dog co founder

The Wii U has struggled since its release last year, its had a decent sales peak in October thanks to the release of Zelda Wind Waker HD but for the most part its not done well at all. The lack of sales has caused many to give up on the Wii U and it seems that former THQ president and Naughty Dog co founder, Jason Rubin thinks that Nintendo should give up on consoles completely.

In an episode of Bonus Round on Game Trailers, Rubin said: “Nintendo’s irrelevant as a hardware manufacturer in the console business.”  He also said that Nintendo’s own financial data offers proof as it has only managed to shift 3.61 million consoles to date but Nintendo had previously hoped to sell 9 million by the end of March 2014.

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While Rubin might think that Nintendo doesn’t have a place in the hardware business, he does think that the iconic franchises should carry over to the systems people are actually buying: “It is a crime that we do not play those games on the systems that we have.”

KitGuru Says: While its true that the Wii U is struggling, the 3DS has been doing very well and the original Wii outsold the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Hopefully the next time Nintendo takes a crack at releasing a console, it learns from the mistakes of the Wii U. It’s a shame because I actually think the Wii U is a really cool console, it just needs some more games and features.

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