Let's face facts — the Wii U's software line-up so far hasn't been as robust as many would have hoped. While the console has hosted some amazing titles since its launch last year, the release schedule has dried up in recent months — thanks to delays and cancellations, as well as general apathy from some third party publishers.

Nintendo is clearly aware of this. Speaking to Gamesindustry.biz, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime had this to say:

What I would say about Wii U - and what Mr. Iwata has said - is that the pace of launches has been slower than we hoped. But as we prepare for E3, the pace of launches for Wii U is going to dramatically increase.

It's a given that Nintendo will have some new Wii U titles to show at E3, but can any of them be expected this side of Christmas? The problem is that the Wii U's software schedule for 2013 is looking particularly barren, and it needs some big games to compete with the forthcoming PS4 and Next Box. Hopefully Nintendo — or some of its third party partners — has something lined up for later in the year.

[via gamesindustry.biz]