When you hear “next generation” as a gamer, you start to picture photo-realistic graphics and movie quality games. In reality, you usually get enhanced console features such as online gaming and improved graphical capabilities. So while we’re at the end of the Nintendo Wii’s lifecycle and have seen the Wii U in action, we can start to see how the console will evolve in the future.
When Nintendo launched the Wii back in 2006, people were claiming that it would be the next revolutionary product. Almost six years later, the Wii is a dust-collecting machine in elderly homes across the globe. What happened in that time span, and what needs to be done to avoid the same fate for the Wii U?