Submitted by Chrono 798d ago | article

If Playstation 4 is successful, what will Wii U do?

Nintendo will certainly enjoy success with its console for the next handful of months or so, but once Sony releases its system, and if it is more successful than the Wii U, how will Nintendo respond? (Industry, Next-Gen, Nintendo, Sony, Wii U)

spurgeonryan  +   798d ago
Do what Nintendo always does. But the PS3 was successful and the Wii was as well.
Abash  +   798d ago
With the PS3 easing into second place I really believe the PS4 will be a formidable competitor right out of the gate. Its pretty amazing how the PS3 has climbed up again after all the problems it has had like pricing and steep competition
DivineAssault  +   798d ago
ops, hit disagree on accident.. Wii U will compete with PS3, it doesnt stand a chance against PS4 as far as performance & support goes.. Had they kept the price at $250 w a pack in game again, it wouldve been sold out everywhere for a very long time again.. That extra $50 for the console & $60 for a game & whatever else u get for it adds up.. It will turn off a lot of potential buyers
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Enmson  +   798d ago
release the Wii U2 as soon as possible
rainkore  +   798d ago
We all know Nintendo will do well with the Wii U even if they are surpassed by the other's technology. People buy Nintendo because it is Nintendo. Not because of flashy graphics or ground breaking hardware. Nintendo owns shop because their games are quality and there is a certain nostalgic factor. Plus most people can just pick up a game and play, you don't have to be a hardcore gamer (for the most part). There are the exception as in any case.... but still.
Thepcz  +   798d ago

wont happen anyway. wiiu has at least an entire year on the market with zero competition, by then it will have such a great market share, sony and microsoft will have to scavenge for the left overs.

no doubt sony will stubbornly price themselves out of the market again.
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wishingW3L  +   798d ago
this gen every console sold well. I think that should mean something....

PS3 = 70m
Xbox 360 = 70m
Wii = 95m

Now compare that to last gen:

PS2 = 150m
GC = 20m
Xbox = 25m

The market is not only more balanced now but it grew too.
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AJBACK2FRAG  +   798d ago
Wii passed one hundred million recently.
Gr81  +   798d ago
Overestimated Sony's total

Was correct on M$'s

And Underestimated Wii's Total.
Npugz7  +   798d ago
I'm more interested in the xbox 720 and PS4! WiiU is not a next gen console to me.
RivetCityGhoul  +   798d ago
it's what will nintendo do? not what will the wii U will do? moron. not like it matters though this article is nothing more than flame bait.
miyamoto  +   798d ago
According to PSM3

The next console will not be called PlayStation 4, the number 4 in Japan is pronounced "shi", meaning death. Many buildings in Japan have no 4th floor and room number 4 due to the same reason
The codename for the console is Orbis, which could perhaps be part of the final name
PS4 titles will look like high-end PC demos you found in Watchdogs, Star Wars 1313 or Square Enix's Luminous tech demo
PS4 demos will be shown by Sony at E3 2013
PS4 games will not run in 4K or Ultra HD resolution, it will probably be used only for videos
The default resolution will be 1080p at 60fps
PS4 will not support used games, games need to be registered to PSN account
There will be a protection scheme in the system, in the form of online pass or something similar
PS4 will have around 4GB to 8GB memory - if the next Xbox system has 8GB memory, Sony would be put under pressure to have 8GB
PS4 will have 16GB flash memory
PS4 will not be backward compatible with PS3 games
PlayStation Plus will be an important pillar of the PS4
PS4 will be shipped with PS Move controller and camera
Classic games will be available via Cloud gaming, powered by Gaikai
PS4 will run on quad-core AMD processor code name Liverpool, produced in a 28nm process
The price will be around €400 - 500
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Gr81  +   798d ago
Off there's no garauntee ps4 will be successful. Look at vita, it's floundering badly. Selling worse than the dreamcast. And it's the successor to a moderately successful hand held. PS3 is the least successful Sony console ever. Why would its successor magically become successful? Sony is in financial ruin too. Don't know why people are expecting a powerhouse console from them when their credit rating is a point above junk.

Sony is in the weakest position of any console maker right now. The ? Should be asked what can Sony do to survive next gen. They are like Sega of the past.

M$ is in a very good position heading into next gen. But gaming as a whole is in decline, this coming gen will purge many devs and big players out of console gaming.

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