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Submitted by SoundGamer 542d ago | news

Report: “The Wii U Faces Some Potential Problems”

GXC: "An excerpt from a recent report from Research and Markets has outlined some of Nintendo’s successes, failures, and obstacles over through the past few generations down to the next-gen. The report commented that Nintendo proved to be innovative but also had some self-inflicted wounds. In addition, this research found that Nintendo’s next gen system, the Wii U, was a response to the tablet and smartphone market but may be threatened by price, competition, in addition to other factors." (Android, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, Next-Gen, Nintendo, Wii, Wii U)

stragomccloud  +   542d ago
I don't think that smart phone/tablet devices really matter too much to a lot of gamers though. At least not for gaming. One of my co workers asked me the other day what games I had on my phone, and I replied, "I don't have any, that's what this(3DS) is for."
SoundGamer  +   542d ago
That's like yesterday at a Super Bowl party I was at. This guy and his gf were playing games on their phones and asked me what games I had on my phone.

In return I told them that I don't really play too many games on my phone, I have a Vita and 3DS for that.

I deleted most of the games on my phone to free up space for other things.

But at the same time, I do acknowledge that a huge portion of the people who purchased a Wii were not regular gamers. They were more so casual gamers - the demographic that a lot of tablet and smartphone games appeal to.

Nintendo is trying to reclaim the regular and hardcore gamers with the Wii U while embracing that demographic that they captured last gen with the Wii.
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stragomccloud  +   542d ago
Very true. A lot of that market moved on. I don't imagine they would retain much of those people, though I imagine if they get enough traction they might get some market penetration there. Though only a mere fraction of Nintendo experienced with Wii.

They really should have dropped the Wii name, because that very demographic they hoped to retain is the very demographic that believes the tablet is an add on for the Wii.
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Jadedz  +   542d ago
That's the thing
Nintendo made sure that the Wii U was BC with Wii software and accessories, hoping that the original Wii fanbase would ''upgrade,'' while the core demographic would be more intrigued by their next-gen console.

Cores are buying, not the casuals.
bullymangLer  +   542d ago
who's allowing such articles? . .

PROBLEMS are a normal part of life . . they only make you STRONGER . .
SoundGamer  +   542d ago
Edit: I definitely thought I clicked "reply" to @stragomccloud's comment. >.< *fail*
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Joegrine20  +   542d ago
ANOTHER ARTICLE AGAIN!!!!!!! OH MY WORD. THESE GLOOM ARTICLES ARE THE WORST
ThatMiamiGuy  +   542d ago
It honestly wasn't even a gloom article. Read it. All consoles have potential problems. That's a fact.

The article said this though, "When all was said and done, the report concluded that although Nintendo faces challenges in the future, the company has been both innovative and successful in the console market."
Gr81  +   542d ago
Nintendo's
Problems stem from their software choices. No one cares about Yoshi Yarn. And Wind Waker almost killed the Zelda franchise with a crappy art style. HD graphics alone aren't going to change the reception of these games. As They will both fall flat and do nothing for building Wii U's installed base. The Monolith RPG on the other hand looks fantastic.
PopRocks359  +   542d ago
I disagree. Wind Waker is a rather acclaimed Zelda game already, and I've seen some general excitement for the Reborn version. Yoshi Yarn, if also well received will probably give the console a small boost in interest.

But yes, Monolith's RPGS looks pretty freaking sweet and I look forward to seeing more when it is more finished and refined. Now we just need some info on the new Mario, Mario Kart, Zelda and Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem.
Gr81  +   542d ago
We will
Have to agree to disagree : )

WW may be loved by many a forum dweller but the market was very cold to WW. And for good reason.

Have you noticed many of the old N64/GC games have become so beloved now? But the market was very cold to them. For example, Majora's Mask is high on many forum dweller lists but its one of the lowest selling Zelda games ever. Mario Kart Double Dash, same thing, Mario Sunshine etc.

Look at Skyward Sword, do you think with updated Wii U graphics the market would be less cold to the game? I don't. The bad taste left in many a Zelda fans mouth with the reveal of Wind Waker has never been truly forgotten. After the awesome Spaceworld Trailer, Nintendo pulled an oky-doke and turned Link into a wimpy pipsqueak.

The same thing is happening here, the E3 trailer had many fans excited, and now instead we are getting a WW upgrade and chances are the new Wii U Zelda will also follow this trend.

Mario World 2 was a huge disappointment back in the SNES days, but they insist on making a Yarn Yoshi..how did that work for Kirby? Again, these software choices are baffling, especially when their platform is struggling.

And if all we get are HD gamecube games then Wii U will receive Gamecube like sales.
miyamoto  +   542d ago
Price has alot to do with Wii, DS, 3DS and the Wii U.

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