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There's all this speculation about the X1 and PS4 having at least a 10 year lifecycle, but no one seems to be wondering how long the lifecycle of the Wii U will be.  So how long do you guys expect the Wii U's to be?  I'm guessing 5-6 years.



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4-5 years.

I'd say four to five years.

5 years software wise

6-7 years hardware wise

I think 4 years basically, but with a caveat that Nintendo will likely release a tablet-like portable platform around 2015/16 which more or less matches the Wii U in power, allowing them to continue using the same engines/assets for several years longer.

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Soundwave said:
I think 4 years basically, but with a caveat that Nintendo will likely release a tablet-like portable platform around 2015/16 which more or less matches the Wii U in power, allowing them to continue using the same engines/assets for several years longer.


A protable version of the Wii U controller is basically the Vita lol and Nintendo hates to do things similar to its competition, they wanna be unique so I don't see that happening.  Also a handheld that matches the power of the Wii U is impossible by 2015/16 imo.  Nintendo saw with the 3DS that their handhelds won't sell at $250, they need to keep the price low at around $150-175ish for them to sell.



Since it has already been out nearly a year, some of you are saying 4-5, really meaning it only has 3-4 years left? Get real people, itll last a regular Nintendo gen.

I'd say 5 years (2013,2014,2015,2016,2017) By 2018 it'll be dying a slow death and will barely have Nintendo support (like the Wii in 2012)

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I'd say around 8.

Just remember life cycle is much longer than "time till successor releases"

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JoeTheBro said:
I'd say around 8.

Just remember life cycle is much longer than "time till successor releases"


Ya but Nintendo consoles don't last long after theur successor comes out, I mean just look at the Wii.  Support for that died off before the Wii U even came out.