It all seems so familiar. Feels like yesterday, everyone, the major gaming media sites, bloggers, and even gamers were saying a certain console was doomed to fail, and the company that released that console wouldn't survive this generation.
Flash forward to 2013. That same company has sold over 70 million consoles, has an impressive number of high quality games, and have announced a next generation gaming console that may be released this year. Not bad for a company that was on the ropes right? If you haven't figured it out yet, I'm obviously talking about Sony and the PS3, but now I feel like that same doubt has shifted to another veteran gaming company. Nintendo.
On November 18, 2012, Nintendo released the Wii U in the U.S. with 2 versions available. The basic, and the premium models. The prices were $299 for the basic, and $349 for the premium. I guess since it didn't fly off the shelves like the Wii console, that it's game over for this company and console too, right?
But, this isn't Nintendo's first rodeo. Since 1985 with the NES, till now with the WiiU, Nintendo has taken risk that the other companies haven't. Do people seriously think that Nintendo has survived all these years on luck alone? No. It's because they push innovation and make games that people enjoy.
The Wii U may be off to a slow start, but what about that other console and company that I mentioned earlier? They are still alive and kicking today, like Nintendo will be years from now.
In my opinion, if it wasn't for Nintendo, companies like Sony and Microsoft wouldn't be as successful as they are today. Nintendo took the risk years ago, even when the gaming market crashed, and they're still taking those same risk today.
I have faith in Nintendo to do what they always have done. Continue to push gaming the only way they know how.
They are true pioneers, and took those risk to get us to where we are now. Let's give them the chance to do something that no one else has the gall to do again with the Wii U. All they need is what the other company got when it paid off for them.