Nintendo has made a lot of game consoles over the years. In fact, they started with a very humble Nintendo Entertainment System, and then they ventured into 3D gaming thanks to the Nintendo 64.
They’ve also rocked the world with the release of the original Nintendo Wii. It took the world by storm because of the fact that it is the first game console to ever use sensors to control their games.
But, just when Nintendo thought that the Nintendo Wii U will also bring huge fortune to the company, they were wrong.
In fact, the Nintendo Wii U’s sales have been abysmal in that it didn’t even reach the 100 million units sold quota they’ve set for themselves.
Knowing that Nintendo is always up to something, why did their current flagship game console didn’t live up to the hype that the original Nintendo Wii has made?
Well, the real cause of the Nintendo Wii U’s demise is its lack of games. That’s right, it is the lackluster lineup of games for the game console that actually made the Nintendo Wii U a bad game console in that regard.
As of the time of writing, Nintendo only released 39 titles in the US and there are also 118 titles from third-party companies.
The Nintendo Wii U is still currently supported by Nintendo and there are new games that will join its gaming lineup in the near future. Take for example the new Legend of Zelda game.
This game will be available for both the Nintendo Wii U and the upcoming Nintendo NX. Although it is available for the former, it might be too little, too late for the Nintendo Wii U.
Although the major cause of Nintendo Wii U’s demise is its lackluster lineup of games, there are also other factors that contributed to its downfall.
Another main reason why the Nintendo Wii U isn’t that popular than its predecessor is because of its hardware.
You see, Sony and Microsoft’s game consoles have amazing power inside of them. They can run graphically intensive games without any problems.
Furthermore, Nintendo’s competition reaches far more audiences around the world than the company could ever have.
Also, the technologies used in the Nintendo Wii U is already dated and some of them are even present in the original Nintendo Wii. In other words, nothing is new with the Nintendo Wii U.
So, what can Nintendo do now? Well, there is still a bright future for the entertainment company.
Next year, they will be releasing their new flagship game console in the form of the Nintendo NX r4revolution. According to Shigeru Miyamoto, it is a unique game console that fans will surely love.
Furthermore, the company is also looking into releasing their own movies. In fact, Nintendo might release a movie within 2-3 years’ time.
I am positive that Nintendo will get out of this slump. I just hope that they took some feedback and rectified their faults with their upcoming game console.