Wii U News: Nintendo admits miscalculating their Developer resources.
We all know that the Wii U launch was a spectacular disaster. Games that were originally destined for the launch window were regrettably (and infuriatingly) delayed. Titles like Pikmin 3, Game & Wario, Wii Fit U and Wonderful 101, all missed the launch window. Iwata has came out today and admitted they made a huge miscalculation with there development resources.
In a Financial Q&A session, Iwata admitted that Pikmin 3′s delay was caused by an understaffed team.
“The reason for the delayed release of our first-party titles was the fact that completing the games released at the same time as the launch of Wii U required more development resources than expected, so some staff members from development teams working on other titles had to help complete them,”
“In short, the development teams of ‘Pikmin 3’ and other future games were understaffed during that period.”
This confirms my suspicion that Nintendo is struggling with developing HD games. While not terrible news by any measure, it will take time before Nintendo adjusts in developing HD games. I also suspect Nintendo has quite a few titles in simultaneously being developed for the Wii U. Between the 3DS and Wii U, there development resources have been stretched thin.
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