Take-Two’s Zelnick ‘skeptical’ of Wii U, not of next generation

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said he was “skeptical” of the Wii U in a recent interview with Gamasutra. He noted that Take-Two hasn’t announced any games for the platform.

Zelnick talked about the strategy he believes a company like Take-Two should follow. In regards to new console launches, he said that “if you get it right, it’s a terrific time to launch a new IP.” He also spoke against annualizing non-sports games, so as not to risk “burning out the consumer,” which echoed statements he made in late 2009.

“Some of our competitors have had this trajectory where they extract a lot of value and the IP goes away. We’re trying really hard to build permanent IP. And if you have to rest the title for a few years, over time you’ll extract more value,” he said. “We’re not trying to create something good and market the hell out of it. We’re trying to delight customers with something great – and market hell out of it.”


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