Nintendo is in a bind.
For years, the gaming juggernaut has created a sense of exclusivity around its consoles and its most prized franchises. Want to play a Zelda game? Or feel like taking a certain mustachioed plumber and his brother for a spin? Or maybe you want to man a space fighter flown by a fox and his misfit band of toads, and frogs, and bird/falcon type things? The list is long on, but the truth the same – if you want to play Nintendo software you’re going to need Nintendo hardware.
And while many argue that this exclusivity is going to have to come to an end for Nintendo to remain the force it has always been, that may not necessarily be the case. I know, I know. Bear with me. Nintendo’s latest console – the Wii U – has by almost all measures been underperforming. The theories for this run the gamut from terrible marketing, to a poorly phrased name, to a lack of under-the-hood console power. While there are some truths to these arguments, they all lead to the same question – how can they turn this thing around?
This article talks about how Nintendo can turn the Wii U around!