ThisGenGaming says "In a recent interview, Reggie answered some interesting questions regarding the Wii U, Switch 3rd party support, and simply who is the Nintendo Switch actually for."
A necessary failure? Lmao!
Yeah how comical of him to say that the WiiU was a necessary failure which, in turn, led to the creation of the Switch. I Wonder what will they say if this thing fails? ;)
Nintendo should of let the Wii brand go after Wii but probably was just wishing to save time in between their ideas for Switch. Cost was probably the reason for Wii U's lack of features. Switch leaves Wii branding behind and it's going to sell.
That they based it on a failed device and they wanted to push the idea another way to show people the hidden potential. Some PR garbage like we hear often from this guy. I think he's the worst of this industry.. Never admits a single mistake
Could have been ok but they refused to ditch the gamepad. That held the cost too high.
I understand what he means. Nintendo has had a hit then a miss for their home consoles since the N64 was a hit. It is now time for another HIT! Wii U was always going to sell less than Wii. Why? It is an HD system and Nintendo's first HD system. Even Nintendo had to learn how to make HD games. Zelda took forever to make but now they know how to make a HD Zelda. It's like when Sony went HD with PS3. Now granted they did a much better job turning things around for PS3, there were stumbles at first. Sony's PS3 was a success but still their lowest selling home console (and I say that with respect to their 100 million standard) and the first time they didn't "win" a generation. Nintendo needs more second party studios making exclusive games. That is painfully obvious. Sony fans love to call Wii U a failure, but Vita sold less and PSVR needs life right now.
Does the Vita's lack of sales or the PSVR [supposedly] needing life mean the Wii U was not a failure? What the hell is the relevance? It isn't "Sony fans" calling the Wii U a failure. It's everyone with a brain and 2 eyes. Or 1 eye. Or someone who gets their news through audio only.
He was asked that. But of course N4G never reads the articles.
Clearly, his body is not ready for the Wii U.
Reggie:"I hope consumers look back at Wii U as a necessary step, in order to get to Nintendo Switch.” ^^^ And people think I'm the one trolling here -__-
that 700 dollar launch australian dollar step.
See you in 2 1/2 years or so when he answers whether Switch was a necessary failure too.
It was a failure,... You want to be proud of the quality of your product (and they absolutely succeed in that) but you also want your product to be popular and sell well, and their numbers are the worst ever. But the concept of necessity here is ridiculous, they could still have another failure. Or you could have a successful console and afterwards something even better cause you improve on it.
" which Reggie thought was another way of saying what the interviewer said"..... That's how you do journalism guys. Put words in people's mouths and make up crap. That was one click I'll never get back, but the last one TGG will get from me.
Reggie will never answer directly regardless
This guy only speaks one language... Bullshit
It's called public relations and every company ever does it
Yeah, but there's good PR, bad PR, and then Bullshit. Reggie only knows how to do one.
This guy is so annoying, the only man who annoys me more than Phil Spencer. Lol_wut:. So true! Im calling it now the (10th gen nintendo failure) will be called a super switch thats actually a home console that has a handheld that docks to it. Moonman: Come on bro were all gamers here, no need for bullshit excuses. The wiiu was nintendo's effort of trying to capitalize on the success of the wii. They went for a cheaply made product that was over priced and underpowered day 1... Why? Because they are greedy bastards. Themagnum924: Were saying it has no games because... It has no games... The most popular game is zelda botw that was supposed to launch fall 2015 was delayed so the switch could have a hit but as far as everything else NOBODY but nintendo fans care about the two other popular games that are basically rehashes of wiiu games being splatoon, and mario kart... When you claim* 80 3rd party devs are making games for the switch and dont announce any LAST GEN (8th) games... To the non nintendo consumer you have zelda... No dark souls 3, no mass effect, no resident evil 7. They needed a slew of 3rd partys and mario packed in the box day 1! Most gamers today (young and old) either have a xb1 ps4 or pc. Trying to sell a nintendo switch to these consumers will be like trying to sell an xb1 to japan... Its not going to happen!
The last home console Zelda was Skyward Sword (not including HD re-masters). Dude, go look at video of that game. Good game but LOOK AT IT! That game was released in 2011! If that doesn't tell you Nintendo were a little late to making HD games I don't know what will. 6 years later we are finally getting the first new HD Zelda. But at least Nintendo knows how to make 1080p games now. Going forward, that will be the standard with 4K slowly becoming popular. So really why complain about graphics? Nothing looks like PS2 or even PS3 anymore.
I think Reggie's PR speak is an unnecessary step to understanding wtf Nintendo's plan is these days
I'm really excited for the Switch and the great first party offerings (pre-ordered one following the presentation), but come on man, Reggie needs a class on owning mistakes and not deflecting. He would make a great politician.
A necessary failure? That sounds like an oxymoron
I don't think you know what an oxymoron is.
You are... pure evil. I'm necessary evil
You almost have to feel bad for the Nintendo fans, Nintendo is Like a bad waiter that keeps getting your order wrong...but, makes you pay for every plate they brought out.
Please fire this gimmick peddler
Hi Reggie, are you saying those Wii U owners are necessary sacrifices?!
So what about consumers? They were just necessary pawns? They were guinea pigs and their money was necessary for their experiment before they make the switch? The best thing they probably could have just said was that yes the Wii U failed because they failed to listen to what consumers wanted and this time they're on track.... That's it. You don't create a failed product only to make it sound as if the creation of the failed product was justified because you basically ignore the consumers that wasted time and money on this garbage product that they never supported. So when somebody says this burger or this pizza or whatever product is garbage and they want their money back is he going to tell them that it was necessary to take their money to create something else? Huummmmmm It's better to just admit their mistakes and move on Sony continuously admitted all the mistakes they made with the PlayStation 3 and insured fans that they fix and corrected those mistakes and they basically corrected every single mistake from the PlayStation 3 launch and moved on were Nintendo is literally trying to continue to cover up... How could Nintendo stop making these mistakes if they don't even see these things as failures? R.I.P Nintendo Hardware
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