However despite such optimism, Iwata maintained some semblance of realism when he stated that he did not think that the Wii U will ever replicate the success of the original Nintendo Wii. “It is not realistic to hope that [Wii U] will sell 100m units in the same product cycle as Wii. On the other hand, I believe it is never too late and it is possible to achieve a certain level of sales volume and a certain level of results with Wii U depending on how we write its scenario. Therefore, we would like to come up with a realistic scenario and turn Wii U into a platform that generates as much profit as possible.”
Iwata also believes that upcoming titles such as Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. will help to drive Wii U sales, which “are kinds of games that Nintendo has been particularly strong with in encouraging players to invite each other to play.” What do you guys think?