MMGN writes: Nintendo is in a weird place. Its fiscal outlooks have been disappointing, but hardly disastrous, and its Wii U console appears to have found a place in the market, despite not really blowing anyone away.
For much of the past three or four years, Nintendo has been a “making up the numbers” gaming company, but that’s hardly a bad thing.
It’s allowed the company the flexibility to shift its focus to its fans, which is perhaps most evident in its Nintendo Direct conferences and shift towards a more play-centric E3 offering.
Third-party support continues to wane, but with games like Mario Kart 8, Super Mario 3D World and Tropical Freeze, Wii U gamers can hardly argue that the console lacks quality software, especially as both the PS4 and Xbox One languish between game releases.