Nolan Bushnell says "I don't think it's going to be a big success," adding that the console "feels like the end of an era."
One of the founding fathers of games is none too keen on the Nintendo Wii U. Speaking to the New York Times, Atari and Chuck E. Cheese's founder Nolan Bushnell said he doesn't think Nintendo will find much success with its new console.
I actually am baffled by it," Bushnell said. I dont think its going to be a big success.
Answering a subsequent question regarding the viability of new consoles from Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony, Bushnell was similarly unenthusiastic. In fact, he said new consoles from the Big Three actually mark the end of an era instead of a beginning.
These things will continue to sputter along, but I really dont think theyll be of major import ever again, Bushnell said. It feels like the end of an era to me.