@Emilio said:I believe you're threatened at the idea, that the longest living video game company might actually grab away all the children from the Sony and Microsoft market. I feel like now that you saw what Nintendo could do with the Wii, you decided to have no part in it, because it was child's play. Then when you saw that the other two "hardcore" manufacturers came out with their attempt to grab at "that" market, you felt like your whole world was about to shatter. You could not believe that the two biggest supporters of "HD" and "Online" were now stooping so "low" in order to take a grab at "that" market.I wish I had the moxie to just state my ideas as fact without bothering to offer any supporting evidence or ideas. I guess I'll just refute your post on it's own terms. Nah-uh! No they won't. Ok, now you say "Yeah-huh! Yes they will" and we can keep that going forever.
Yes, they will "Buy a console and play a game for the first time because they can run their fingers over the front of the controller" just like they bought a console and played a game because they could move their arms in the real world and the little avatars of themselves mimicked what they did.
Look, I was here since the beginning. When I saw the Wii unveiled, I understood what was to come. I understood that more people would jump in on the video game band wagon, and I understood that Nintendo would take back their leadership in hardware sales. I just didn't understand why third parties refused to develop much more than they could have. At the same time, I saw what Sony tried to do with their Sixaxis controller, and I understood that this was a "monkey see, monkey do" scenario. Remember when they claimed that rumble would interfere with the sixaxis function? This is how I understood what was going on. Sony themselves understood at what Nintendo was about to do.
Sony was about to release their third PlayStation, while Nintendo was about to release their fifth console. Nintendo has always known what the market needs. They don't need another video game crash, because if it happened, then they are the ones to be hit the hardest since they only do video games (besides licensing of merchandise, which is such a small revenue pipe).
The Wii U will sell, and it will get a lot of greats games. I don't believe there has a been a single console without a great game in its lifespan. If anything, people will just upgrade to the Wii U. They already have their Wii remotes, their accessories, their disc games, their downloaded content... they will just transfer this to a more powerful machine.
But I cannot see the future, so I could be wrong. And nobody will buy it, and nobody will transfer over, and it will ruin Nintendo forever, making them fall back on their Wii, DS, and 3DS markets.
That's just the thing, though. Nintendo always makes profits on their hardware. I believe if you're losing profits, you're clearly doing something wrong. This time around, they don't need to sell 100 million machines. They only need to sell to those who want one. They can sell to the video game hobbyists and still generate enough funds to continue support on any platform.