Wii U coming to UK for Christmas

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has announced that the Japanese company has plans to bring Nintendo's DS titles to the Wii U GamePad through its Virtual Console service, meaning that certain titles will be playable on the Wii U gamepad.

Iwata did not name any specific titles as a part of this announcement. However, he went on to highlight that the popular DS title, Brain Age, will look spectacular on the Gamepad's screen through some presentation slides.

This news comes at a time during which Nintendo cut its sales forecast for the Wii U from 9 million units to a mere 2.8 million units. So far, the company has only managed to sell 2.4 million Wii U units compared to 4.2 million Sony PS4 units sold since its November 15th debut, according to Forbes.

The console's failure has been blamed on the lack of a strong launch line up of titles. This move to make DS titles available for the Wii U will extend its game library.

The failure of the Wii U adds more trouble to Nintendo's platter, since the company has lost 80% of its value since 2008 according to Bloomberg.

These disappointing sales figures might not make Iwata step down anytime soon, but the CEO has gone ahead cut his salary by half after the company recently announced a 30% slump in profits at the tail end of 2013. The move, according to the CEO, is in an attempt to save jobs from being cut at the bottom of the company.

Source: Nintendo