Can Nintendo's home console sustain the blows next-gen consoles will inevitably fire upon it?
Wow how about we wait and see PS4/720 are not even out yet E3 right around the corner.I'll be picking one up my self for Zelda,Monoliths JPRG,other Nintendo first party offerings.
It's a perfectly reasonable question. Third party publishers/developers are dropping support. I don't see the Wii-U being nearly as successful as the Wii. There's always next gen Nintendo...or not.
Perfectly reasonable when aimed at nintendo, ask the same of the Vita which is currently doing worse and prepare to be lynched Edit: @DarkHero. The Vita needed a price cut in Japan to change its fortunes for now and last I checked the Wii U is selling at a faster pace than the Vita did.
Actually that price cut in Japan has seemed to help boost vita sales. And last time I checked Vita was still above the wii U in total sales Jamal. Both are doing bad but recent events are beginning to help spring new life in the Vita.
Nintendo really dropped the ball with WiiU. They were the company with most cash this gen, they just didn't care enough to build a really next gen system. would it have hurt them to introduce a powerful next gen console? maybe not, because imagine the WiiU w/ specs compared to PS4! it would've been a big threat to Sony/MS, it would still make devs happy and it would make Nintendo relevant. but they chose to increase their profit margin by introducing a 2006 console w/ a gimmick that didn't work. and what about the stupid name? people still mix wiiU with wii, they should have called it something else, hell even Wii2 would have worked better for them. Nintendo brought all that to themselves, they had the opportunity to dominate next gen. I even doubt that they did a proper market research before releasing the WiiU.
They don't really need to have the most powerful next gen system, it could of been between Sony and Microsoft's systems in terms of power, but rather doing that, they released a system that is considered as "current gen", and that really turns 3rd party companies off. And it's also stupid considering that they pretty much had the upper hand considering all the money they made with the wii. Right now, the 3ds is holding them together But I don't think the system is dead in the water. It's happens to all systems that launch.
I agree, I own the Wii U but I am only playing Wii games on it. I view the Wii U as a failure on the hardware, software, and marketing front. Nintendo should honestly try to bring out a true next generation system for the 2015 holiday season.
It is understandable though. Imagine yourself in Iwata's shoes. Wii have been a phenomenal success. They want to repeat that success with a low powered console with innovation or gimmick whatever you call it. They are not 100% sure it will succeed. But they ask themselves why release a powerful console when you can sell a cheaper one with some innovations like Wii. They want to take a bet and they fail this time. You know what? If they choose to produce a powerful machine like PS4 and they fail, that will be a disaster for them. They might think why change our strategy if it works?
@cyhm3112 I don't think anyone expected it to be as high end as sony's is, but we were lead to believe it was going to be targeted at the core/hardcore gamer. And have at least respectable hardware(near 7 yr old hardware isn't respectable), an online service and operating system designed for a 2012 generation console not a 2006 one. And for nintendo to have done it's homework and be ready for making hd games before the console launched not after. " They might think why change our strategy if it works?" It didn't work and now you have a almost worst case scenario. The casuals don't want it and the guys wanting a next gen console, don't see a reason to buy another current gen console with a expensive controller. When for $50 more they can buy a console that is truly next gen.
Time for your daily Nintendoom Sony fanboy circle jerk.
E3 will be Nintendo's swansong. The moment Assassin's Creed IV and WatchDogs will have PS4-WiiU graphic comparisons...it will be over. Gamers who can afford the PS4/NextBox will buy the games for the new platforms and who has PS3/360 won't buy a WiiU to play the game. WiiU is going to appeal only to Nintendo fans that in the very best case scenario (counting all the people who purchased Super Mario on Wii) are around 27 millions according to sales http://www.vgchartz.com/gam...
Yes Nintendo have f**Ked up, they excaped in the none HD wii but now they havent
You better hope so. You want to see what collapse looks like? I'd like to direct you to 'Vita' for further thoughts on your "analysis". Just so you know, if Sony depended on video game sales alone, there would be no Ps4. just sayin
but if they depended on video games only they wouldn't have sold the PS3 at a loss and would have sold their soul to the casuals long ago, just like Nintendo did.
Okay, now say that again but this time in English please. . .
yes they aren't
Am I getting sick of seeing these articles?
"Yeah, I'm SilentNegotiator with the Daily Sh**ty Article. Can you tell me if you're sick of seeing these articles? I'm writing an article on it."
I agree. The Wiiu is selling better than the ps4 and next Xbox so im sure they are not doomed. Joking a side it seems every new console that comes out now is doomed. It was sais about the 360 then the Wii then the ps3 after that it was the 3ds and then the psv but now its the wiiu's turn. Why do people really have to talk doom and gloom the Wiiu next Xbox and ps4 will all sell fine in there full life time sales and they will also all give us some of the best games we have ever played just like they have all done the gens before. People need to stop saying mine is the best and support the industry all together because without the current 3 console makers we would not of just had one of the best gens in terms of quality games.
No it is not.
Is the (Insert Console) blah blah blah (dead, Doomed, on its last legs, brink of annihilation)??? Can we be more original.
These doom articles are coming like crazy. The Vita got it though, so it's time for Nintendo to take their lumps.
Yupp, ps4 is gonna have it's run too especially if they start like last gen (too expensive and no games plus system failures left and right, while they pretend it doesn't actually exist.) Xbox will get doom and gloom too. It sucks but people love being negative.
Are you serious? Why do you feel ANY doom/gloom articles are necessary? Besides, the Wii U has been getting this sort of flack since before launch. EDIT: Matter of fact, look at this article; it's the same doom and gloom drivel from the early part of February and yet it's already got a sizable amount of buzz while the positive articles have been completely bypassed. That's not typical at all.
PopRocks, I don't agree with it. I didn't give them what they want. A click on their stupid article. I'm just saying this is how N4G works. The Wii U is going to be getting doom articles till it sells better and has more games. The Wii U will be fine, and these dumb ass doom articles will disappear but for now its just the norm.
I appreciate the response. Didn't read that context in your original post at all. My apologies for putting you on the spot.
WTF is "Wii: U"? You mean "Wii U"? lol, oh game journalism.
How does a site like this even get approved? This looks like a 12 year old's first blog.
why even bring up the vita, its a handheld and not a cosnole, 2 different arenas completly, and yes the vita isnt selling well but i think there was a plan with vita, l=it launched at the last year of the ps3 cycle so form wht we are hearing it looks like it was designed with the ps4 in mind and it will be cheaper by the time the ps4 arrives, to me its more of a trojan horse for the ps3 but as a portable console it hasd no decent games at the moment
The Vita doesn't even compare since it's a handheld console, they can sell much less and yet still be profitable. The average break even sales for PSP was 5000 copies. Sony has already mentioned that the Vita's cost of development is very close to the PSP, which is why Ubisoft has expressed satisfaction with Assassins Creed: Liberation despite only selling under 500k copies. Then there's the fact that Vita has a very high software attachment rate per console, hence an indie game like Retro City Rampage sold more than the PS3 counterpart. It's delusional to think that a flailing handheld even remotely compares with a home flagship console.
"The Vita doesn't even compare since it's a handheld console, they can sell much less and yet still be profitable." What's your excuse when the 3DS is selling on par with or even more so than the 360 and PS3?
"What's your excuse when the 3DS is selling on par with or even more so than the 360 and PS3?" What are you on about, what 'excuse'? You have stocks in Nintendo or something? We're not even talking about the same thing. If the 3DS is selling more than a home console, than it's likely it'll be more profitable than an equivalent home console game. Therefore, to gain the same amount a portable can sell much less.
I thought handhelds sold more than home consoles.