Why Wii U is the Perfect Next Step for Nintendo

VGW:The problem with catering to casual gamers is that the gamers are just that. Casual gamers may spend $250 on a console that comes with Wii Sports, then another $100 – $200 on a few games in the long run, but they are not the kind of people that will perpetually pump money into the industry, as hardcore gamers typically do. Nintendo has tried to win back some of the more dedicated gamers through such Wii titles as Donkey Kong Country Returns and Metroid: Other M, but the constant stigma of the Wii as a “casual gamer’s gaming machine” had at that point already led to the physical or emotional abandonment of the Wii by many in that specific base. Instead, when players think about the Wii, instead of thinking of great games like Goldeneye 007 or Super Mario Galaxy, they tend to lean towards gimmicky games like Carnival Games or Wii Play. That dichotomy, which seems to have left the hardcore gamers in the dust, fully explains the pitiful sales that the Wii has seen as of late, which ultimately led to the need for Nintendo to evolve to a higher level; namely: Wii U.

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DarkCharizard_2715d ago (Edited 2715d ago )

I agree. WEEYOO!!

eagle212715d ago

I totally agree. Why ditch the Wii name when it will be 100 million by the end of the fiscal year? And it's more powerful than current gen so it will gain momentum. But even if other consoles trump it in a few years, the weakest in power has always won anyway.

Shok2715d ago

It's a win-win for Nintendo. They keep the same brand name that has sold 86 million, and expand on that.

Then they create a system that is powerful, yet still going to be the weakest next-gen, basically, meaning that they are going to win.

History never lies. PS1 won. PS2 won. Wii won. Heck, Atari was weakest in it's day and it still won.

DarkCharizard_2715d ago (Edited 2715d ago )

NES won. SNES won.

PSX won. PS2 won.

Wii won. Wii U........... Looks like it has a bright future :D

NESpower2715d ago

Don't forget Game Boy and DS in the handheld wars. And I don't care what anyone says right now...3DS will win too.

Nes_Daze2715d ago

Too bad winning has nothing to do with quality, at least for PS1 and PS2, there was a lot more going for those consoles. It had a lot to do with their gaming libraries, and the innovation Sony used. This gen much of the reason for the Wii's success is casuals. Their gaming library is at best maybe on par with that of other consoles, and their online network is not even relevant.

Sprudling2715d ago

The history of consoles is way too short to draw any statistical conclusions from it.

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NatureOfLogic2715d ago

If the wiiU can do ps3 graphics next gen, I will buy it.

kneon2715d ago (Edited 2715d ago )

Then buy a PC, it can do even better.

If the Wii U has great games, then I may buy it. I'm still not sold on the controller until I actually try it and a bad controller can ruin an otherwise great game.

mrcapcom2715d ago

just hope the online is good ive been reeding it will be like live. we will c. if the online sucks this console will fail

Nes_Daze2715d ago (Edited 2715d ago )

It's not about which console is the weakest, Nintendo just attracted the casuals. Don't think because they have the weakest consoles that they will "win" next gen. Remember, after you're at the top, the only way to go is down.. that goes out to all you gaming historians.
In all Nintendo has been an afterthought for me this gen, a barebones online network, barely any great third party games, and too many gimmicks.

Titanz2715d ago (Edited 2715d ago )

This console will be extremely balanced for gamers, and casual gamers.Factor in the 100% capability with Wii games, and Wii accessories, and you got a winning formula.

Going after Apple's fanbase, might end up being a good idea for the big N.

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