Nintendo has been having a bit of a rough time with the Wii U in all worldwide regions but the company hopes to improve this in the future with the release of some stellar first and third party titles.

In an interview with Japanese gaming website 4Gamer, Shigeru Miyamoto admitted things hadn't gone entirely to plan but was optimistic about the future of the console (translated from Japanese):

Originally Pikmin 3 and Wii Fit U were meant to be part of the lineup that was coming out between January and March (in Japan). Last year I did not mean for them to be completed around this time, but we had a lot of trouble with the shaders in HD. Now that we’re used to them, we should do better in the future.

At the same time, hardware development was delayed. Because of that delay, the whole development environment was delayed, which also impacted the production of the games. When you produce a game, the process should not be influenced this much by the hardware, but this concurrency of problems affected the games’ progress a lot.

Pikmin 3 is on its way soon though, and Miyamoto is confident it will be the start of an influx of great titles. After the hotly-anticipated game emerges it will be followed by LEGO City Undercover, The Wonderful 101, Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Mario Kart 8. LEGO City Undercover has not yet been released in Japan and will blow its cover on 25th July.

Miyamoto is eager to see sales figures improve this Summer and he feels these titles will help make that become a reality.

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