While the people at Fox News are famous for their “truth optional” style of broadcast, they seem to have been hitting the spirits over Chrimbo.
Adam Shaw appears to have rolled in from the office Christmas party and penned a prediction for the technology industry which will have anyone informed rolling in the aisles.
Shaw thinks that the Nintendo WII U will clean up next year and defeat the X-box One and the new PS4.
The Wii U has been on the market since 2012 and was greeted with a collective yawn by everyone. It was widely expected that this Christmas, when the new X-Box Ones and Playstations appeared, it would disappear.
Apparently not, at least to Shaw. He admits that in 2013, Nintendo’s sales figures in America have been dismal. Between March 2013 and March 2014, Nintendo’s goal is to sell nine million consoles. To date, the company hasn’t even reached one million.
But after chatting to Cindy Gordon, Nintendo’s vice president of corporate affairs, Shaw thinks that next year will be great for the Wii.
“Gordon has reason to be optimistic, as Wii U sales are beginning to climb. November’s sales figures are solid, and the company claims its numbers are up 340 percent month-over-month,” he wrote.
He thinks that the Wii U appeared with too few games and now Pikmin 3, Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and the “sublime” Super Mario 3D World have dazzled reviewers the console is taking off.
Shaw claims that Nintendo also has the advantage on the price front too and will make its cash back in “family gaming.”
While it is every American’s right to have a point of view, and shoot people, and the US press does have a habit of sacrificing its credibility to peddle products, Shaw appears to have crossed a line here which can only be dealt with by huge shots of risperidone.
While admitting that every other hack has written Nintendo off, he insists that the Wii U may go from laughingstock to one of the biggest turnarounds in gaming history.
His reasoning? Well Nintendo’s Cindy Gordon told him so and she is rather nice.