Yesterday we reported that former Nintendo of America indie contact Dan Adelman is leaving the company. After rumors that Adelman was restricted from talking with the press, it was finally confirmed by Adelman himself. He stated that he was eventually only allowed to do interviews with a PR person present, which evolved to him being unable to do interviews at all.
Now that Adelman has moved on from Nintendo, he has a few things to say about his former company that couldn’t be said while he was still employed.
Wii U is not selling as well as it deserves to. It has a lot to offer with great games you can’t get anywhere else. The value of the GamePad hasn’t been justified. But the name Wii U is abysmal. I think that cut sales in half right there.
Even Dan Adelman believes the Wii U name was a bad choice, given how prolific console accessories were for the Wii, so it’s nice to see someone who formerly worked for Nintendo acknowledge that the name choice for this console was a bad decision. Perhaps they should have stuck with Nintendo Revolution name for the Wii U, instead of leaving it as a codename for the Wii.