Nintendo on their way to irrelevance

Atari’s founder has done an interview with BBC where he said that Nintendo are on their way to irrelevance.

This is something I’ve been saying for numerous years now, seeing as Nintendo’s hardware is always more than one generation behind their competitors in terms of power and performance. Wii saw the effect of that. It lost hundreds of AAA-titles such as Call of Duty, Mass Effect, Skyrim, BioShock, Red Dead Redemption, GTA IV, you see my point right? These were titles Nintendo owners missed out on. Not to mention Xbox and PlayStation exclusives such as Halo, Gears of War and The Last Of Us. Sure, they got Mario and Zelda, again instead.

Nintendo’s a joke in my eyes. They have zero understanding of what the western core gamer desires. They prove this with their ancient and vastly inferior online service and weak hardware. The Wii U is barely selling at all and that’s justified I feel. It has no games and it’s insanely old compared to the coming consoles from Sony and Microsoft.

Nintendo are aware of this, of course. Several developers have already stated their lack of intention to develop for their platform and it will most likely only increase as people won’t buy the Wii U once they see a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One that are more than 10 times powerful with AAA-games for not so much more money.

So what are Nintendo doing about this? Well, they are cutting the price by $50. The Wii U will be priced at $299 which is $100 less than Sony’s PS4, and that’s a start, but it’s still not enough I believe. The lack of games is another key factor and it’s being addressed but I feel it’s too late. The console has soon been on the market one year and didn’t managed to attract interest. I believe it will feel “old” and much like a “failure” in consumers eyes to care when they see that new shiny Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Had the Wii U been as powerful as the PS4 and had much better online capabilities, I think it’d been much more successful. Also, the name is flat-out horrible.


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