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The Name Wii U Is “Abysmal” Says Former Nintendo Employee

NIntendo’s former head of indie publishing Dan Adleman was asked if Nintendo deserves to be in the current financial situation it is in, in which replied saying that the Wii U’s name is hurting its sales.

“Wii U is not selling as well as it deserves to,” he said during a recent Q&A session on ask.fm. “It has a lot to offer with great games you can’t get anywhere else. The value of the GamePad hasn’t been justified. But the name Wii U is abysmal. I think that cut sales in half right there.”

Adleman worked at Nintendo’s indie publishing for over nine years before leaving the company. Adleman left the company on Monday, when he revealed he wasn’t allowed to Tweet due to his criticism over some of the company’ decisions. He sarcastically stated that he struck a deal with the company that would allow him to tweet again.

“Arrangement includes my not working there anymore,” he said.