Nintendo of America president: Wii U has a 'very long life' ahead

The Wii U is struggling to prove its case to gamers in comparison to the PS4 and Xbox One, but in an interview with Kotaku, Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime reaffirmed the company's commitment to its hardware.

Fils-Aime dismissed the idea of starting over in the home space with a replacement console, explaining that Nintendo believes the Wii U "has a very long life ahead of it. It's got great content coming that will help define the platform."

Fils-Aime also referenced the 3DS' sluggish start, crediting its turnaround to Super Mario 3D Land and Mario Kart 7 rather than the price drop announced eight months after the handheld's debut. While the Wii U's equivalents have already arrived as Super Mario 3D World and Mario Kart 8, Fils-Aime added that Nintendo believes Hyrule Warriors, Super Smash Bros. and the E3 surprise Splatoon offer a similar sales-shifting potential that could help pull the Wii U out of its rut.

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