Have Nintendo overcome the name recognition problems that beset the Wii U and ultimately spelled the downfall for that console with the Nintendo Switch?
Totally!!! I think the average consumer didn't know what Wiiu was a successor to the Wii , whereas the message is loud and clear with Switch. Part of the reason it's selling so much. Switch is the true successor to Wii
Everybody understands what the Switch does, and what it can possible do in the future given it's current features. That plus having Botw & Mario odyssey helps sell itself.
They are certainly trying hard to market it that way. That being said, I wouldn't be mad if something called Mii Sports was released in a year or two. Would love to have a proper disc golf sim on Switch among other sports.
“Back in the ‘90s, to some people every games console was ‘a Nintendo’. Sega Dreamcast? ‘A Nintendo’. Sony PlayStation? ‘A Nintendo’. Nintendo had dominated the games industry to such an extent that their name was well on the way to becoming synonymous with games consoles in general.” Not even close to being true. In the latter half of the 80s that notion held weight, but by the 90s Sega had broken Nintendo’s stranglehold on the industry and Sony later did the same thing moreso. Nobody ever called the Genesis or the PlayStation a “Nintendo.”
Tell that to my non-gamer friends and my wife. Everything is a Nintendo to non-gamers.
My mother literally called everything a Nintendo. Heck, she even called my PSP a "Game Boy"
@ Zeref & theknight That small number of people pales in comparison to the 40 million users who sided with Genesis or the 100+ million PS1 users who could clearly tell their console wasn’t a Nintendo system. Like seriously you’d have to be living under a rock to not be aware of the dramatically burgeoning console war in the 4th and 5th gen. The people who were unaware were in the minority.
The word Nintendo meant video games from the mid-80s to the mid 90's My friends and nongamers just said go play Nintendo.
It happened in the latter half of the 1980s, but not so much in the 1990s when Genesis and PlayStation became increasingly popular and unseating Nintendo’s dominance. Not to mention that both consoles were far more popular than Nintendo’s consoles in European territories.
Yes, the Switch is truly mobile though a bit under-powered for some of the ports it's getting
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