I'd like to point you to the Wii. Significantly underpowered compared to its so-called competition and absolutely destroyed them in terms of sales. Despite coming out a year after the 360 and the same time as the PS3.I do see where Nintendo is now. Now they're going to be competing with two consoles that, frankly speaking, have much higher horsepower than the Wii U. They blew their opportunity to essentially monopolize the 8th generation for an entire year. That's what I'm getting at. That's what the bottom line of my post was. And THAT'S why Nintendo needs to hire people that know this technology better.
It always will be a must-have console. You can't get Nintendo games anywhere else, that's all they ever have going for them. There hasn't been any reason to exclusively own a Nintendo console since the SNES, maybe the N64. But it's been almost a decade and a half regardless.It doesn't matter what experiences they offer. Nintendo should have taken the extra year they had to make their console the must-have console.
I don't understand why you think they would have sold more consoles if the games came out at launch. The same amount of people are going to buy the console, doesn't matter when. The people that want to play these games want to play these games. Whether Nintendo puts them out now or when they feel they're damn well ready to be released doesn't matter. The fact of the matter is the result is going to be the same.You have to spend a little money to make a lot of money. If they had done this, the games would've been ready to go by launch, instead of a year after launch. Meanwhile when the Xbox One and PS4 come out, Nintendo would've been able to advertise their NEXT line of games.
I don't THINK they should have. It's an undeniable FACT that they should have. They had an opportunity and they blew it.
It doesn't matter that they're fundamentally different. They're VIDEO GAMES! They're always gonna BE VIDEO GAMES! They're in the same INDUSTRY as MS and Sony! You can call them whatever you want. But at the end of the day, they're still video games.
They'd be doing even better if they actually had people there that knew the technology better, instead of people that openly admitted to essentially not knowing what they were doing with HD games. Anyway, it's this kind of superiority complex that's keeping Nintendo trapped in the past, while the industry is evolving.
Nobody's saying that Nintendo won't sell consoles. I'm simply saying they'd be selling a lot more of them by now if the games (and incentive to buy them) were there.
Sure, there will be some that have to make the choice between one console or another, and maybe those people would have chosen a Wii U had there been a new 3D Mario or a new Zelda but that difference would be negligible. It's nowhere near as big a deal as you're making it out to be.