Analyst Says Nintendo Doing Good Job Capturing Fans With Wii U, But Not Getting Wide Range Of Gamers

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We know that Wii U sales are steadily improving and that Nintendo has some fantastic titles lined up for this year. David Cole, an analyst at DFC Intelligence, has told the New York Times that the Wii U has shown that Nintendo can entice their dedicated fans to part with their cash, but the company hasn’t done quite so good a job at expanding the market as the original Wii console did back in 2006. Cole also says that its troubling for Nintendo that kids today are playing games on their tablet and smartphones rather than dedicated handhelds.

Mr. Cole, the game industry analyst, said he believed the stronger sales of newer Wii U games showed that Nintendo could still attract its longtime dedicated fans, but not necessarily the wide range of gamers, including fitness fanatics and seniors, that the company won over with the original Wii.

Also troubling for the company…

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