Avalanche Studios’ founder has recently gone on the record to say that his company’s Wii U Dev Kits are “collecting dust”, firing shots at Nintendo for being difficult to work with even while the small install base of the new console is making it hard to justify developing for.
We actually had some Wii U development kits that just collected dust
In a recent interview with Pressfire, Chrisofer Sundberg explains: “We actually had some development kits that just collected dust,” he told the publication. “It’s a bit sad, because we wanted to do something. I think it’s a cool platform, but right now it’s not just up to us. We want the game to reach as many as possible.”
Sundberg also says that Nintendo is hard to deal with. “Nintendo have from our point of view always been difficult to reach. You never quite know who to contact.”
Are Sundberg’s complaints what’s keeping the Wii U from selling like hot cakes? Without games noone wants a Wii U. Though developers don’t want to make games if there’s not enough people to sell them to. Analysts expect Wii U sales to pick up once new software is introduced, which Nintendo appears to be focused on at E3 2013.