Bobby Kotick

It seems that people just can't stop hating on the Wii U.

Activision boss Bobby Kotick is the latest to knock Nintendo's new console, suggesting that the machine has been a commercial flop and is struggling to find favour with youngsters - a key demographic in today's market.

During the company's latest earnings call, Kotick was quizzed about the future of the all-important Skylanders franchise, and was asked to break down the install bases of the consoles which are currently available.

He replied:

We were somewhat disappointed with the launch of the Wii U. We're concerned about the install base for 6-11 year-olds.

Kotick's concerns presumably revolve around the future of Skylanders Swap Force, which is due to hit the Wii U — as well as other platforms — later this year. The Wii was a key system in the success of previous Skylanders outings, and Activision is no doubt hoping that its successor will prove to be the same.

Hopefully we'll hear some good news about the Wii U soon — it feels like everyone wants to take a pop at the console these days.