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Submitted by gulevski 546d ago | opinion piece

Being a Few Years Late Made Nintendo the Top Dog

"Analyst Michael Pachter has struck again, claiming that ‘Nintendo’s a few years late’ with everything that they do. From consoles to concepts, Nintendo’s products are frequently outclassed by things from the past decade—something that rarely applies to Sony and Microsoft consoles and concepts. " | Explosion.com (3DS, Donkey Kong , Mario, Nintendo, Nintendo DS, Sony, The Legend of Zelda, Wii, Wii U)

Cam977  +   546d ago
Not really...
The Wii U is to be annihilated when more consoles come out - I'm speaking of the next gen consoles.
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sitharrefus  +   546d ago
i heard the same before when the wii came out and it survived...
palaeomerus  +   546d ago
Wii U hasn't started out anything like the Wii though. Maybe things will work out with a price drop though like they did with the DS.
metroid32  +   543d ago
This is different all next gen consoles have dx11 comparable graphics so it's who makes the best games.
Kingofwiiu  +   546d ago
2 outcomes -

outcome A - The next Xbox and PS are both $350 and not being sold at a loss (or breaking even) but are not a big leap in graphics at all and Launch titles look like 1080p 30-60FPS xbox 360 graphics , the gernal public is happy to stick with PS3 , 360 , Wii and Wiiu for a couple more years .

Outcome B- The next xbox and PS are MONSTERS in terms of power and are being sold for $450 but being sold at a loss. They don't sell fast initialy due to price and both Sony and Microsoft are once again losing money that they CANNOT afford to lose.

Looks like it's gunna be Option A. Infact the 720 is supposed to have a Power PC CPU and An HD6760. That's what the wiiu is using , but the 720 will just be a beefier version.

Nintendo will be happy they have a 1 year Headstart and will be trying to muster 8-12M sales by December 2013. This will put them in a strong position to win generation 8.
iamnsuperman  +   546d ago
"Nintendo will be happy they have a 1 year Headstart and will be trying to muster 8-12M sales by December 2013. This will put them in a strong position to win generation 8."

If they were going to must 8-12million sales to things would need/needed to have happened

A: Nintendo needed to sell more units by now.
B: Both Sony and Microsoft do not release consoles this year. A new console is understandably going to hit sales of system on the market already (even an announcement would do that) which is why A is important
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IAmTheBest35  +   546d ago
@iamnsuperman
i think both points you made dont need to happen for wii u to get to 8 to 12 million.. nintendo isnt selling wii us right now because there are only like.. one or two games on the horizon which IS NOT going to make people want to buy their console at this moment. however, you have to believe with the lack of wii titles from nintendo in 2011 and 2012 that something HUGE is coming this year. not only from nintendo themselves, but second party studios like monolith and retro.

anyway, this is a possible scenario: e3 2013, nintendo will be about nothing but games. at the same time, sony and ms are going to be talking about their new consoles. and this is exactly why i think nintendo is keeping all their software under wraps. i think they want to reveal information about their games at the time that sony and ms are talking about their consoles. personally, i think this is a good strategy. once these games are known to the public, THEN people will start buying wii us. sony and microsoft are really going to have to launch with some kick ass software to combat what is going to be on the wii u at that time, and what will be coming out for it in the near future.

so basically what im trying to say is that sony and ms can come out with consoles, and the wii u can still get to that 8 to 12 million. wii u will probably outsell both those consoles as well unless they are priced competitively. and again, i know wii u is selling like shit, but thats because nobody knows what games are coming out for it!
metroid32  +   543d ago
Talking rubbish mate WiiU can only be compared to ps4 and co.
tre  +   546d ago
How many times have this been said in the past? lol Wii and 3DS.

Nintendo WiiU's specs are just enough to keep them in the game no matter what Sony and Microsoft brings. They will have to come up their gimmick, something more than just a more powerful console.

Nintendo is way more smarter than people think.
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iamnsuperman  +   546d ago
To be fair though the Wii was more of an abnormality than the norm. No one predicted (not even Nintendo) that motion controls would be so popular with the general public. Nintendo is smart but people keep forgetting what the N64 and Gamecube were like. Not bad sales but not great. It seems the Wii has made people forget the past generations
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dboyc310  +   546d ago
Said it before and I'll say it again. Wii got lucky. People make it seem like they been in the top the past few gens. But no it was only this Gen when they released early with a good price and introduced a new way to play games by bringing casuals. Wii u is nothing like it because the casuals aren't going crazy for it like they did with the wii. People that are into COD, Borderlands etc. Will purchase the next Sony and xbox before getting a wii u.
gpturbo81  +   546d ago
luck doesn't sell 100 million units
IAmTheBest35  +   546d ago
you cant say that sony and ms users this gen are going to be sony and ms users next gen. what you can do with your hardware, but more importantly, what kind of software is going to be on the three consoles is going to be what will determine where people go.
rainslacker  +   546d ago
It's not what I would call luck. The basis of the systems main selling points was a core market strategy of the system since before it was announced. The appeal of the system among consumers was greatly underestimated by everyone, including Nintendo.
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deafdani  +   546d ago
Yeah, because the most powerful console always win... oh wait.
sitharrefus  +   543d ago
Then the PC won already!
Tiqila  +   546d ago
lol
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   546d ago
Since a lot ppl think the next gen consoles gonna be a huge leap graphics wise I think you should take a look at this video.

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LKHGFDSA  +   546d ago
not beleiving that bullshit
wiiulee  +   546d ago
nintendo are core gamers and care about innovation and fun thats why they are the top dogs and they've always been long before patcher and aloy of silly 13 year old haters entered the gaming scene

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