One of the pioneers of gaming, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, recently did an interview with The New York Times where he gave his two cents on the new Nintendo Wii U console.
And Bushnell didn’t have many good things to say, if any at all. He doesn’t believe the Wii U will be a success, and actually thinks that this will be the last Nintendo console. When asked about this thoughts on the Wii U, he said,
“I actually am baffled by it. I don’t think it’s going to be a big success.”
“These things will continue to sputter along, but I really don’t think they’ll be of major import ever again. It feels like the end of an era to me.”
While he was a view game pioneer in the 1980’s, Bushnell hasn’t been directly involved in the video game business for many years. In fact, he had similar comments when the original Wii launched in 2006. We all know how that turned out.
The New York Times article is quite comprehensive and covers Nintendo, the new Wii U, and how it’ll fare in the current gaming world. It’s definitely a worth a read — you can find it here.