1. Probably not. Nintendo seems to constantly read incorrectly why they are successful. They will say that a lot of Wiis were bought on Black Friday because people wanted to play Skyward Sword. They also claimed that people originally bought the Wii for Twilight Princess. The truth is that common person bought the Wii for Wii Sports and games like that. Now they are buying it because of the price.
2. Nintendo will continue to go down the path that they did with the Gamecube. 3. They are going to give people what they truly wished that they wanted with the Wii U instead of what they truly want.
1. Do you REALLY think Nintendo doesn't realise that Twilight Princess is only SEVENTEENTH on the list of best sellers for Wii? You think they misinterpreted the market and put Wii Sports in there by accident?
2. The Gamecube was awesome. It was a gamer's dream. Unfortunately most people out there aren't gamers so it didn't sell a shit-load. With the Wii Nintendo CHANGED their approach. Hence the success.
3. No. Just no.
Humans are like gold fish. Has everyone already forgot that Nintendo made one hell of an impact with Wii/DS and was even nominated for best run company in the world? Best in the world, and now some average gamers say they know where Nintendo make their faults.
I am glad someone else recognized the GC for what it was. I've added about 300 GC critic review to this site and most of them had strong scores! its strange that it had so many good games and ports , but did not sell that well. i hope Nintendo learned from that as well.
Just don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Alright guys. If the Gamecube is so great, then would you explain how the worst Mario, Mario Kart, and Zelda were released on it? Also, I like Luigi's Mansion, but that mansion should have been much, much bigger.
I guess that I'm not a gamer.
Worst Mario: It was only the second 3D Mario ever. Failing to live up to ridiculous expectations shouldn't be surprising.
Worst Zelda: Was fantastic.
Worst Mario Kart: Not really my thing (I hate catch up systems), but I owned it and have to ask: Was it really that bad?
Luigi's Mansion: Was ok. Added to the library.
Metroid Prime 1 and 2: The whole world of videogames was shaken by Prime. People will deny it now, but go read those reviews. GO READ THEM. This game was on another level to any other for me - simply perfect. Nr.2 was ok.
Resident Evil Remake,
Resident Evil Zero,
Resident Evil 2&3,
Resident Evil Code:Veronica,
Resident Evil 4:
Seeing as how I was a Resident Evil fan (not anymore at all though), this was PRETTY TANTALIZING stuff. Not to mention that RE4 would've stayed exclusive if 'real gamers' actually bought Nintendo's brilliant console. I know there's a DC game and two PSOne titles that weren't altered, but still - the whole RE library at your fingertips. Kiddy console MY ASS.
Waverace, FZero, Super Monkey Ball, Eternal Darkness, TWILIGHT PRINCESS (you CANNOT forget that this is a GC game), Zelda Collectors edition, Viewtiful Joe...
And you fail to mention how incredible Smash Bros was on the Cube. Certainly a massive leap from the N64...
Rogue Squadron II (where are launch titles like this these days eh!?), PIKMIN (OMG what a game), Tales of Symphonia, Fire Emblem...
Something that got me VERY excited and ultimately was 'just' very good, Metal Gear Solid:Twin Snakes...
Skies of Arcadia, Starfox Adventures (I actually found this title very polished and beautiful), Baiten Kaitos...
Now those are just the (all to some extent or another exclusive) games I owned and enjoyed. I know that is the majority of the best ones anyway, but there are more...Paper Mario, Tennis, Golf...
And don't forget there are tons of 3rd party games. I enjoyed Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance for instance. Also, Fifa, Timesplitters, Beyond Good and Evil...
The Gamecube had the potential to be the purest gaming console ever - no CD player, no DVD, nada. It was set to be what the N64 could've been. Unfortunately the 'gamers' couldn't see what the purple box was offering them. IT HAD MINIDISCS FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. And the coolest controller ever. If those damn fools bought some consoles then there would've been MORE exclusives (RE4 for instance) and MORE 3rd party support.
So yes, I am saying that any real gamer would've loved the Gamecube if he actually gave it a shot. Short-sightedness due to public perception of the product, and idiotic gamers being enamoured by 'adult' consoles has shaped today's industry.
Last gen it was practically necessary to own all the consoles. I owned the PS2, Gamecube, Dreamcast, Xbox (in that order), and the GC was by far the most played and most loved. This gen, Wii360 or PSWii is more than adequate. These days a PS3 by itself is more than justified.
The richness has gone. How can you not see that?