Totilo: The company has lost money lately, which is unusual in its long history, and if you look at 3DS it started sluggishly, there was a dramatic price cut and that helped turn that business around. If someone comes to you and says, ‘Reggie, just refresh, just start over, do a new console, do-over,’ You say?
Fils-Aime: I say, ‘No.’ And the reason I say that is because we believe the Wii U has a very long life ahead of it. It’s got great content coming that will help define the platform. For us, we think the 3DS is a very illustrative example. It wasn’t just the price cut. It was having great content that started with Kart 7 and 3D Land and then progressed and created a larger and larger footprint.
Do you think the Wii U will turn around soon, like the 3DS?
We'll have to wait and see. Why wouldn't it though?
Yes, it doesn't have 3rd party support. That needs to change. However, it's *currently* still selling regardless. 3rd party games won't make the Wii U fly off of shelves. 1st party games will.
This is a bold prediction, but I think by the time Smash Bros. comes out (And has time to sell) The Wii U will be at 10 to 15 million console sold. That's a rather bold prediction indeed. I believe Mario Kart 8 has legs. It will help sell consoles for the rest of the year. (To some extent.) Plus we have Captain Toad, Bayonetta 1 and 2, Hyrule Warriors, Devil's Third and a few more Nintendo Directs.
I see no reason for the Wii U NOT to be at, at least 11 million consoles sold by the end of the year.