2K Games president Christoph Hartmann believes Nintendo's new console will do well in the market, stating that he has no doubts the console will find success, according to a recent interview with Hartmann in the print issue of MCVUK.
"There's nothing in my body, not a single piece, doubting that the Wii U will be successful," he said.
According to Hartmann, doubts about the Wii U are the result of people not understanding the hardware. Hartmann himself expressed doubts regarding the Wii when Nintendo revealed the console back in 2006, but he was "proved wrong by [his] own people" when the company began developing party title Carnival Games. The Wii U offers "something special," he says, and consumers will surprise themselves when they become fond of the product.
"Nintendo always impresses and surprises me," he said. "The team there has so much knowledge built up over many, many years. Nintendo always finds its crowd."
Hartmann joins a string of other developers who have spoken openly about the Wii U's potential, including Resident Evil: Revelations director Koshi Nakanishi, designer Warren Spector and Darksiders 2 designer Haydn Dalton. However, some developers are finding development for the console difficult, with Metro: Last Light technical officer Oles Shishkovtsov saying the game will never be on Wii U due to the hardware's "horrible, slow CPU."