Satoru Iwata says his company's new console is "selling steadily" but doesn't say if the hardware will hit the initial sales forecast of 5.5 million units by the end of March.
Console buyers should be able to use all hardware features right away, says the president of Nintendo. They couldn't with the Wii U.
The Nintendo chief says his company must do a better job of explaining to consumers why they should want to get their hands on the portable-gaming device.
This year's Game Developers Conference instead casts an eye back at the last 25 years of game development.
In AP report, Nintendo's Satoru Iwata says he doesn't believe Apple's iPad provides the kind of value some hoped it would. He also doesn't see much value in 3D gaming.
Many had been hoping for major announcements, but the Nintendo president did unveil three new titles and SD storage and auto-game loading for the Wii.
The company also indicated that it plans to stay the course in gaming, despite its recent troubles.
The company hoped to sell 9 million Wii U units between April 2013 and March 2014. It now expects to sell just 2.8 million units.
The games giant is planning to focus on health, which it will tie into its games in future. Though exactly how isn't really clear.
At a strategy briefing in Tokyo, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata vows that the company's turnaround plans don't involve mobile. Plus: Mario Kart 8 is coming in May.