Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Have Nintendo consoles always been the red headed step child?

So?

Yes since wii era
Yes since wii u
Yes since sooner(specify)
No

I was browsing various sites and most people seem to treat the wii u as the red headed step child of the consoles. It was mostly on gaf and various other sites.  So, has Nintendo consoles always been categorized this way or did it start since the wii era? Was it a diff time?



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Gamecube, didn't that get laughed at because of its shape?

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Ajescent said:
Gamecube, didn't that get laughed at because of its shape?

hahha, the lunch box of consoles xD



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yes. Always.


>N64, GameCube, SNES < never exist

This poll doesn't even offer the answers that the question is asking for.



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Jumpin said:

This poll doesn't even offer the answers that the question is asking for.

Why, I gave yes or no choices during specific era's that it may have started from?



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Ajescent said:
Gamecube, didn't that get laughed at because of its shape?

Nah, the GameCube was very much a beloved console. Just ask any of the former Nintendo fans that are everywhere.



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In a similar thread after last years E3, where I asked if something Nintendo was the red headed step child....yes...yes they are.

History started yesterday.

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It started off with the SNES after 3rd parties got fed up with Nintendo's policies and Sega courted them on that and used aggressive marketing against Nintendo. It then took on a life of its own when Sony entered the market, Sony being the "big" company that it is.

Moreover, Nintendo though holding an iron fist internally and externally (3rd parties) with Yamauchi back in the day, never really bit back much after the N64 and into the gamecube era. They were pre-emptively emasculated.

The Wii actually provided Nintendo with a well-needed boost in image. But at a price, its image in the non-casual segment was hurt by its emphasis on the non-gamer content and marketing.