Atari founder doubts the Wii U

Atari founder doubts the Wii U

Nolan Bushnell says nay

Widely considered a founding father of our industry, Nolan Bushnell is an inductee of the Video Game Hall of Fame - but in an interview with the New York Times he has low expectations for the Wii U:

"I actually am baffled by it. I don't think it's going to be a big success. These things will continue to sputter along, but I really don't think they'll be of major import ever again. It feels like the end of an era to me."

That might not be the most encouraging of statements from the founder of Atari, but you could say he's not really a major force in gaming any more. Does his opinion concern you?

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Rob Jones

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31 posts

Gabe171 said:

Just an opinion from some old guy who's out of touch with gaming these days. Wii U will sell just fine.

6 years ago

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rasengan91 said:

never heard of him b4.

6 years ago

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WUMPER said:

1)Old man 2) Confusion 3) ????? 4) News!

6 years ago

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Heidiscope said:

Nolan Bushnell is not relevant to my interests..

6 years ago

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