Nintendo Switch Picks Up Valuable Lessons From Nintendo Wii U Mistakes

The Nintendo Switch event is approaching and while most people are excited to get a hold of the upcoming console, some are wondering if the console will be satisfactory for its users. But the true meat of the console lies not in its expected performance. Rather, it also shows how the Japanese gaming giant has learned from its Wii U mistake.

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Festano474d ago

It's always good to improve on one's past mistakes.

bouzebbal473d ago

Price is number one cause of the flop..
When I see that wii u today is priced like ps4 or X1 I wonder how much they have learnt.
3ds went from being irrelevant to hit product following the first early price cut. Wii u didn't get the same treatment and Nintendo can only blame themselves for this

rjason12473d ago

Hopefully it can get sufficient western third party support, and good marketing

Gamist2dot0473d ago (Edited 473d ago )

How about learning from the WiiU mistakes and improve on the Wii's success?

Although my last Nintendo console was the Gamecube, and I think the Switch isn't targeted for audiences like me.
The Wii did innovate for the casuals who were looking for a fun, convenient way to workout which unfortunately didn't last like most people who purchase stair masters to stay in shape, but turned them into clothes hangers etc.
As much as I would like Nintendo to go software, I will sit back and see how the Switch does.

morganfell473d ago (Edited 473d ago )

Was the Wii a great gaming platform it did it simply sell a lot of units? What were some of the unique and remarkable IPs created for the Wii? Innovation on Nintendo consoles has been going downhill each generation after the N64.

rjason12473d ago

Now that's a total bold faced lie.

gangsta_red473d ago (Edited 473d ago )

The only really fun games I had with the Wii was House of the Dead: Overkill which was an over the top blast to play and then Xenoblade, which was a fantastic RPG.

Other than that I seriously agree. Nintendo systems may have had some great innovated features but they seem to cater specifically around those instead of making a system that caters to all that also includes those features.

curtis92473d ago (Edited 473d ago )

I can tell you one valuable lesson it still hasn't picked up even since Wii. Power. The ability to host the very same mega blockbuster 3rd party games beloved by 10's of millions of gamers that you just can't/won't be able to play on Nintendo. Still. And somehow N fans try to justify that the exclusives are all that count anyway. Meanwhile in Xbox land... exclusives don't matter! It's amazing how narratives change.

rjason12473d ago (Edited 473d ago )

That's cause power wasn't working for them unfortunately.

@gamer we still dont know the official specs and the fact that nvidia shield (which is likely using an X2) is going to be 199.99, it doesn't seem realistic that Nintendo would use a weaker chipset than that and charge more money, but who knows.

gamer7804473d ago (Edited 473d ago )

they could have had a much more powerful docked console for an expanded library of games, higher visual quality or expanded gameplay, basically do what some tablets are doing, higher end nvidia graphics in the dock, but mobile powered for when on the go.

NotoriousWhiz473d ago

People talk about power, but maybe Nintendo isn't trying to capture Sony / Microsoft's market. Personally, I would much rather have a system that is different from my PS4 /X1, than one that is a carbon copy but with Nintendo games. It also helps that I'm (seemingly one of few) that enjoyed the motion controls on certain games. If the Switch gets Overwatch or Rainbow six siege with gyro controls like splatoon, the Switch may become my platform for shooters.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory473d ago (Edited 473d ago )

doesn't matter to those who aren't excited if Nintendo learned anything. They lie to themselves all the time about wanting Nintendo to succeed and get third party support when all they do is contradict themselves after they do what they want.
"Continue to say Switch will have no Third Party support"
"When Nintendo gets a major Third Party Exclusive"
"Gets mad and claim they will wait til it's ported to their preferred system"

rjason12473d ago

Don't forget the "hating" of Nintendo franchises and then begging them to go third party so they could play said franchises.

NotoriousWhiz473d ago

"Nintendo only releases rehash after rehash. That's why I will never buy a nintendo system. They should just go 3rd party so I can play their games on my PS4."

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