2K Games president Christoph Hartmann is clearly something of a Nintendo fan, and has made some incredibly positive noises to UK trade publication MCV.

Speaking in an interview which goes live on MCV tomorrow, Hartmann was effusive in his praise:

Nintendo always impresses and surprises me. The team there has so much knowledge built up over many, many years. Nintendo always finds its crowd.

There have been people doubting the Wii U because they don’t really understand it. I wasn't sure about the Wii and I was proved wrong, proved wrong by my own people, which I like the most because we sold a lot of Carnival Games. I believe the Wii U offers something special and we will be surprised how consumers will get attached.

There’s nothing in my body, not a single piece, doubting that the Wii U will be successful.

Following the rather negative opinion of the Wii U given by Metro: Last Light developer 4A, Hartmann's comments are incredibly welcome. It might seem like a silly question, but do you think he's correct in his prediction? Can Nintendo make the Wii U as successful as its predecessor? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

[via mcvuk.com]