Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari holds little hope for the success of the Wii.
Saying that he doesn’t think it’s going to do very well, “I actually am baffled by it. I don’t think it’s going to be a big success”. In an interview with the New York Times, Bushnell was asked a follow up question on how he regards the upcoming consoles from Nintendo’s competitors.
Rather than ushering in the new age of state of the art games consoles, Bushnell see’s their introduction as more of a step backwards than a step forward. “These things will continue to sputter along, but I really don’t think they’ll be of major import again. It feels like the end of an era to me”.
With that said, it’s still too early to call it with the Wii U and the existence of the next consoles from Sony and Microsoft are still pure rumour at this point so even guess how they’re going to do wouldn’t gain much.
Source: The New York Times.
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