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I agree, Nintendo needs to change this. 61 71.76%
 
I disagree. Their transition was perfect. 24 28.24%
 
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Yes, dropping the Wii like a rock undermined Nintendo's future credibility badly.

They didn't use to do this. Look at how long they supported the NES and SNES. But now, that games take longer to make, and with their refusal to expand development capacity, they're basically forced into this. And it's a damn shame.



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famousringo said:
It's Nintendo's burden to take the risks necessary to sell a new hardware generation while publishers have the luxury of leaning back and selling to a mature installed base. If Nintendo can't sell 3DSs and Wii Us, nobody is going to do it for them, so they need for focus on driving new platforms even if supporting old platforms would be more lucrative in the short term.

It's funny though how Twilight Princess GC/Wii, a transitional game, had some of the best sales for a Zelda title. Why would that be any different for transitional games from the Wii to the U?

Did Nintendo drop the ball? What happened?



Nintendo couldn't stand it that they were successful, so they decided to do things that make yesterday's Cowboys look like geniuses.



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Getting ready for their next systems ( 3DS/Wii U) could have been part of the reason they let the Wii die, but I do not think that a multi-billion dollar company is not capable of still supporting their biggest console ever on the side.
Not poor planning. Just poor decision making on their leaders part.



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soulfly666 said:
That they need to switch to multiplat and totally dominate everywhere. If it works well, prob consider not making hardware next gen...I think there is a huge market of people who play non Nintendo consoles / PC that would pay good money for tons of Nintendo software.


You can replace the word Nintendo with either Sony or MS in that statement and it would make a lot more sense.


How do you figure?  Nintendo has way more exclusives than either of them, and if people don't start buying the WiiU tons of people are missing out on amazing Nintendo games.  If the PS4 had its demand properly manufactured it prob would have outsold the WiiU's lifetime sales in 1 week of release.  Imagine how much Nintendo software would have sold with those PS4's when shelved next to the largely mediocore launch lineup it had / has.  I think Nintendo would make a total killing if they did it.  Certainly enough where it wouldn't matter if the WiiU sells well or not.  You could use it if you want or if you love Nintendo but think it is a bit gimmicky you can just play them on another platform.  I think it would rocket Nintendo to the top.  I like all of the Big 3 but I for one, find the WiiU a little bit too gimicky, but that being said, it has tons of amazing games.



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pokoko said:
I wonder, did the abandonment of the Wii scare anyone away from the Wii U? Or at least cause anyone to think twice? There has to be a bit of a fear that the console you're buying won't be supported for at least a year of its life on the market.


yes. 



I get really frustrated when looking at Wii U's current software line up and even worse their hardware sales. I can't see enough of a difference in any game on the Wii U to convince many people to make an upgrade. They would have been better off supporting the Wii until now cause all of the games would have come out faster and had a larger install base of interested players. A 99$ or 149$ Wii with a new Mario, new MK and SB would have been great this holiday. The sales of titles like Just Dance show us that the audience has yet to move on. It's like a console waiting to be the solution to for a problem that doesn't exist.



well Just Dance sells millions of copys on the wii so it's not surprising Ubisoft keeps releasing it on the wii



soulfly666 said:


How do you figure?  Nintendo has way more exclusives than either of them, and if people don't start buying the WiiU tons of people are missing out on amazing Nintendo games.  If the PS4 had its demand properly manufactured it prob would have outsold the WiiU's lifetime sales in 1 week of release.  Imagine how much Nintendo software would have sold with those PS4's when shelved next to the largely mediocore launch lineup it had / has.  I think Nintendo would make a total killing if they did it.  Certainly enough where it wouldn't matter if the WiiU sells well or not.  You could use it if you want or if you love Nintendo but think it is a bit gimmicky you can just play them on another platform.  I think it would rocket Nintendo to the top.  I like all of the Big 3 but I for one, find the WiiU a little bit too gimicky, but that being said, it has tons of amazing games.

Nintendo is the lone defender of an entire console philosophy. People like you just don't get what would be lost if Nintendo stopped making consoles. (supporting other platforms basically is the same as killing your own platform)



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sorry but the transition from Wii to WiiU was a mess and awful on Nintendo's part. It wasn't well planned and because they stopped driving exciting software its allowed peoples wii's to collect dust so when the WiiU came out they had no interest in it. This along with name and tablet confusion. Even as a Nin fan I'm confused by how the WiiU works between controller, wiimote and Tablet tbh..