Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto has admitted during a Q&A session with shareholders that development for HD games on Wii U was difficult.
The original Wii did not have HD capabilities and making games for the system was easy and inexpensive. With the Wii U now in HD, Nintendo didn’t anticipate the more work that is needed to be done to develop HD video games.
Miyamoto explained the following:
“When it comes to the scale of software development, Wii U with HD graphics requires about twice the human resources than before. We may have underestimated the scale of this change and as a result, the overall software development took more time than originally anticipated just as we tried to polish the software at the completion phase of development.”
A lot of Wii U games are now in development with new titles announced at E3 this year.