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If they keep chasing the same market, I don't imagine it will do much better than the WiiU. They really need to start making moves at the markets MS and Sony have taken from them over the past 10 years.



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Third parties dont care about the systems power. They care about their positioning and the effort.

And Nintendo's always had a stigma. That;s all it is.

NIntendo just needs to move away from third parties altogether especially regarding a system when they put things out for the first few years on the market



Drain their funds ?

Even if the Wii U is an absolute disaster, I expect Nintendo to make more money out of it than Microsoft or Sony ever will from their respective businesses.

I expect the Nextendo to be either something like a really powerfull and feature-rich tablet, or it won't exist at all. I think the next Nintendo handheld will be a very capable dx11 tier device, which can run many games with fantastic graphics and stream them to a tv. No need for an old school console.



Dr.EisDrachenJaeger said:

They went with Nintendo 64 after the NES and SNES ^

NIntendo's not concerned about brand recognition

Looking at their present consoles i think we can assume they have realized the importance of brand recognition (both the 3DS and WiiU are following the same brand as their successor).

The PS4/X1's launch line ups weren't that much better than the WiiU's, but they sold so much purely on being "next PlayStation and Xbox". The WiiU would likely have found a similar source of success had the Wii no been dead by the time it arrived.



Zekkyou said:
Dr.EisDrachenJaeger said:

They went with Nintendo 64 after the NES and SNES ^

NIntendo's not concerned about brand recognition

Looking at their present consoles i think we can assume they have realized the importance of brand recognition (both the 3DS and WiiU are following the same brand as their successor).

The PS4/X1's launch line ups weren't that much better than the WiiU's, but they sold so much purely on being "next PlayStation and Xbox". The WiiU would likely have found a similar source of success had the Wii no been dead by the time it arrived.

It depends on their aim for the device

When they come up with completely new things they change the name convention



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1. Release AAA games at launch and first year. Wii had a flagship Metroid, Mario, and Zelda game year 1 - Wii U doesn't even have one officially announced yet after more than a year. Mario Kart 8 is the first major game, and it is more than a year and a half after launch.

2. Better marketing. Nintendo is doing a terrible job at showing their upcoming software. They have talked about Zelda U and the upcoming Monolithsoft game, but have not given any real information, and only two brief videos of X. With Nintendo Direct, I would really like to know more about games I want in the consoles lifetime rather than games that should be advertised in commercials and on gaming websites instead.

Do these two things and then I think Nintendo could vastly improve their success with their next console, or even Wii U.

Las for third parties - I don't think Nintendo should worry about them. Nintendo has the potential to dwarf the success of all third party console developers combined. If a third party brand looks like it is going to be popular enough, Nintendo needs to either A. Exceed it, or B. Buy it.



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spurgeonryan said:

They lost many gamers ,, no third parties will ever come, first party games not as sought after as in the past, current leaders are trying to destroy the company, wii u will drain their funds giving them one last go as a console maker.

 

So what, if anything, can they realistically do?


No offense man, but sometimes, the things you post are what's wrong with the internet. Seriously.


Nothing with Nintendo or Wii U is QUITE as dire as you're painting it out to be, and it's people typing this kind of "Nintendoom" garbage that are perpetuating the notion that Wii U has "failed", when the fact of the matter is it's recovering pretty damn well, and is poised to have a really strong 2014. So why don't you hold off of the prognostications and ponderings for a bit there pal, until, let's say, this time a year from now. THEN we'll talk.





But in all seriousness, just to humor the thread question, here's the easy answer:

They release Nintendo games on their Nintendo console.



Dr.EisDrachenJaeger said:
Zekkyou said:

Looking at their present consoles i think we can assume they have realized the importance of brand recognition (both the 3DS and WiiU are following the same brand as their successor).

The PS4/X1's launch line ups weren't that much better than the WiiU's, but they sold so much purely on being "next PlayStation and Xbox". The WiiU would likely have found a similar source of success had the Wii no been dead by the time it arrived.

It depends on their aim for the device

When they come up with completely new things they change the name convention

I wouldn't say that's true. Both the 3DS and WiiU kept their predecessors brand name, despite the 3DS being incredibly similar to the DS, and the WiiU being entirely different from the Wii. The contrast suggests that's not a criteria they use for naming their consoles (at least not anymore).



Nintendo has lots of money. They can keep going like this for ten years, if not a hundred years... if they have to. Just their stock will be worth pennies...



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softcoregamer82 said:
Declan said:
Combine the home console with the handheld so the handheld is just an extension of the console, doubling up as a controller a la the gamepad. No separate software development. Both come in the dame box (extra handhelds only purchasable via the home console nintendo dhop and esch handheld having to link with the home console regularly).

This. 

It would prevent software droughts, since Nintendo doesn't have the resources to support two systems without gaps.  It think it would be a success.  I certainly would love to have the ability to take Wii U games on the go instead of just a 30 foot or so range.

Great idea.

Have the Gamepad able to be taken anywhere and play via the internet and have one product rather than a home/handheld console.

Also, Nintendo generally works on a 5-6 year cycle with their consoles, whereas Sony/Microsoft have a slightly longer cycle. This, combined with the fact that Wii U was out a year before the opposition could mean that Nintendo are ready to release a new console 2-3 years before the others, and if they come in with mmore powerful hardware and some killer launch titles the "hardcore" may take notice pretty quickly.