The author believes that Nintendo could launch a sneak attack at E3, which might feature a brand new next-gen console!
A new console? I highly doubt that. Creating a console takes a lot of time and research. Its not that easy
Not to mention Nintendo definitely recognizes the market confusion between Wii and Wii U. If they introduce yet ANOTHER console into the mix, it will just confuse people even further. Best choice would be to ride out the generation for as long as possible, support the console with software and make what money they can that way, same as the GCN. Then rethink their hardware focus for the next console generation.
I disagree. Because... 1) Iwata has already stated that Nintendo will continue in the business despite the slow sales of the Wii U. So let's just discard this possibility. 2) While Nintendo has confirmed the production of a new machine, it won't be released in 2014, neither in 2015, believe me. Making a video game console requires time. 3) Releasing a new console will make worse the already poor image of Nintendo, Wii U owners, like me, won't be happy. I just do not care if the console it's selling bad and I want to think the majority of consumers are like this too. Or at least I think that, but who knows, it's Nintendo
You're 100% right Metallox. Nintendo bringing a new console would tarnish consumer trust. How would people trust them to support another console after Wii U? It would just be an embarrassment. The thing is if they put exciting content on Wii U it will probably sell a little more over time. Most likely they will never meet the same numbers as the competition, but they can at least make money by selling software like they did with the low selling GCN.
I doubt Nintendo will even bother showing up to E3 again this year. just another direct probably
They better. Directs are cool and all but its like screaming in an echo chamber of nintendo fans. They need to get the word out on what's up next.
I agree. Nintendo needs to reach all audiences and not just their own dedicated fanbase.
I doubt Nintendo will announce a new console. But I would not be at all surprized to see them stealing the show at E3. they are Nintendo after all.
I love Nintendo, but it's doubtful. They would have to introduce a few new IP's that completely blow us away for that to happen.
or just show off the next Zelda game for the Wii U and have the crowd whipped up into a frenzy.. maybe we get a glimpse of Miyamoto's reported new IP.
I'm sure they'll show Zelda, but could that really win them E3? They haven't evolved the franchise in a long time. As far as I'm concerned, Okami was the next evolution of the series and Nintendo still hasn't caught up.
don't fix what ain't broke I guess. Hard to say they haven't evolved the series when we haven't seen anything of the game yet. But I guess they tend to play it a little safe at times. Regardless, the games always turn out to be fantastic and GOTY contenders.
Oh man, what I wouldn't give to know what the heck Miyamoto's been working on. I hope it's large scale and fresh for Nintendo and the industry as a whole. And Zelda? Well that's just something that excites me more for my future Wii U purchase. :)
Okami's combat put me to sleep, The puzzles were there, but they felt imcompete. And the story, while way deeper than Zelda's, was a huge mess that begged for further explanation in a sequel that has never been released... So far. The game as a whole, though, is a joy to play! But it has more to do with its artstyle, mythology representation and FANTASTIC musical score (one of the best ever, I reckon). And it's certainly better than the linear chore that was Skyward Sword.
Nintendo doesn't need new ips this is what they need -Purchase megaman from capcom - new f-zero for wiiu - new metriod for wiiu - new star fox on wiiu - new kid icarus on wiiu They need to ultize all the ips they already own. They not need new ones really.
Zelda always steals the Show. The Zelda section in the Nintendo booth is always backed-up. -It may not always = (legal)sales but Zelda always draws a crowd.
Nintendo will steal the show at E3. And that is the only thing the author got right. No new system will be announced. Nintendo will steal E3 simply because they will show off the best games.
Key things... the os unification could be complete. Which means a 3ds game could run on the wiiu natively. Or all games could be ran thur a type of wrapper. Gpgpus are setup for abstraction. The account system then let's you redownload everything from your 3ds to your wiiu to try it out. There could be possible visual enhancements also. The new ds is hinted at. Possible local cloud tech. Nerd of Europe is working on that. This means the new ds could become a cloud push tech for the wiiu. Which means the dual game pad could become 3 or 8 gamepads being supported. Possible dual gamepad enabled tech is shown. Of course software could be shown for this. Also local dual ds could be done on one wiiu. Could nintendo get another manufacturer envolved? I would love a Samsung nintendo handheld. The next handheld could be on par with the wiiu. Which means all games could be playable on both. Any handheld game would support both home and handheld console. Could the wiiu get a power boost... cloud tech is possibly the way they would go. Is cloud tech possible even with out Internet connection. Yes local wifi could be used and the wiiu is actually proof of the tech being ready. The game pad is using the first version of this tech. what they plan to use is up to them. So a handheld reveal could also be a wiiu reveal. which means tons of exclusives.
The Wii U has plenty of oomph. Why would they release a new console?
People believe the low sales constitute abandoning the platform. Which I completely disagree with. This is not the Virtual Boy and there are around 6 million people playing Wii Us last I heard. Those people are going to buy Nintendo software, so why wouldn't they support Wii U for the generation and make money that way? GCN didn't sell a lot at all, but they still made money from the hardware and the software.
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