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Should the Wii U have been released 1-2 years earlier?

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What do you feel about the Wii U's launch?

It should have released in 2010. 14 16.09%
 
It should have released in 2011. 15 17.24%
 
It should have released i... 20 22.99%
 
The Wii U's release was ... 13 14.94%
 
The Wii U is what the Wii... 14 16.09%
 
Yo Mamma. 11 12.64%
 
Total:87

Should have came out in 2010 or 2011, and should have been called Wii HD to capitalize on the Wii success and sell casuals a new updated version with HD graphics and Streaming



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It would have been the same, Wii U is dead.



No, no, no, and no.

It was released on time/too early.
The Wii surely had some life left in it but Nintendo went ahead and stabbed it in it's back. Therefore we got Wii U. Which I'm not mad about but still... It was a little early.



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Not at all. For one, it would've cost a hell of a lot more back then. Secondly, no one seems to realize that Wii U has already launched with Nintendo's biggest franchise: 2D Mario. Something like Zelda really isn't big enough a deal to contribute significantly to the launch if even 2D Mario didn't do Wii U any good. As such, it would've failed as much as or even more than it did right now. Not to mention, 2010 in particular was a strong year for game consoles as a whole. If Wii U had launched then, the contrast between its low sales and the high Wii/HD sales would have been even more embarrassing.

What they should have done is kept the Wii alive longer. It wouldn't have been very hard and would have been much more profitable an endeavor. Sure, there was never any chance of beating PS360 combined in its later years, but the Wii could have easily held up with continuing big Nintendo games (and more Just Dance-esque third party games) and matched the HD consoles individually even last year. Then, they could launch Wii U sometime this year with a lot more brand momentum to fall back on.



 

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yeh launching with HD Skyward Sword would have been amazing! I hope they remake Skyward Sword in HD for Wii U soon!



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Immortal said:
Not at all. For one, it would've cost a hell of a lot more back then. Secondly, no one seems to realize that Wii U has already launched with Nintendo's biggest franchise: 2D Mario. Something like Zelda really isn't big enough a deal to contribute significantly to the launch if even 2D Mario didn't do Wii U any good. As such, it would've failed as much as or even more than it did right now. Not to mention, 2010 in particular was a strong year for game consoles as a whole. If Wii U had launched then, the contrast between its low sales and the high Wii/HD sales would have been even more embarrassing.

What they should have done is kept the Wii alive longer. It wouldn't have been very hard and would have been much more profitable an endeavor. Sure, there was never any chance of beating PS360 combined in its later years, but the Wii could have easily held up with continuing big Nintendo games (and more Just Dance-esque third party games) and matched the HD consoles individually even last year. Then, they could launch Wii U sometime this year with a lot more brand momentum to fall back on.

i was thinking more of a 2014-15 release.



I think if it didnt have the tablet controller it could released holiday 2010 at its current price and could have stolen some of the kinects thunder. DKC returns would have been wiis last system seller and super mario galaxy 2 as a launch title would have been huge. If this happened i think microsoft would have released there new console in 2012 and sony prolly would have still waited to release this year.



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if they could launch at the same price and specs two years earlier? sure, why not. Of course, they couldn't do that so...



gergroy said:
if they could launch at the same price and specs two years earlier? sure, why not. Of course, they couldn't do that so...

if they didnt include a tablet controller its possible and instead hyped it up as a wii with hd grachics could have countered kinect/move.



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They should have supported the Wii until about now, announced the thing at this E3 with better specs and games that are actually close to being completed/games that we care about, and launched it for the 2013 holiday.

Wii U feels rushed in every sense of the word.

Imagine, a Wii U with better all around specs, Pikmin 3, Bayo 2, Wonderful 101, Rayman Legends all ready for launch+ original launch. All for roughly the same price. Nintendo screwed the pooch. It's funny to me, because they did the exact same fu**ing thing we the 3DS and they still didn't learn.