We've had a lot of negative news regarding the Wii U lately, so it's nice to have something positive to report. Giants Software's Marc Schwegler has stated that he feels the console could be even more popular than its predecessor, the Wii — which at the time of writing, has sold over 98 million units worldwide.

Speaking to NowGamer, Schwegler said:

I think it should do as well as the Wii, maybe even better. It’s difficult to say, it’s really depending on what games they will add that really use the extra device you get with it.

There’s a lot of potential that’s not tapped yet, if it is and if it will be then I think it could be more popular than the Wii because it’s something more.

Wii motion was okay, everybody copied it but it’s done, people are returning to regular controllers because it’s easier to play and you have much more options. A touch device, you could put a whole set of controls on there.

While the comments might hold more weight if they'd come from a bigger developer (Giants Software mainly produces farming simulators), it's always nice to hear someone saying nice things about the Wii U for once.

The potential is clearly there, as we all know — we just need the games to prove it now.

[source nowgamer.com]