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If History Repeats Itself, The NX May Sell Less Than The WII U!

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I doubt it can get any worse than the Wii U.

Well, actually I can think of one way.. Nintendo releasing a successor to the Virtual Boy, as their next gen console.



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Please end the NX threads.



The implications are frightening.

Hope they can rise above the occasion and have an amazing E3 the year before it releases.

There's also a saying that Nintendo performs the best when their backs are pressed against the walls.



JGarret said:
Mummelmann said:
This is getting way, way out of hand. NX topics are poluting the hot topics every time I come on here.


Now that the Wii U is on its way out, expect many more to come...hey, eventually we´ll probably get a John Lucas thread about how the NX will sell 300 million or something.


I think 240 million is more likely. 3rd time's the charm.



End of 2016 hardware sales:

Wii U: 15 million. PS4: 54 million. One: 30 million. 3DS: 64.8 million. PSVita: 15.2 million.

As someone that had bought every single piece of Nintendo Hardware since the Snes, if they don't do anything short of groundbreaking.... I will be dropping my support.

Something in the veins of the Wii, I will be giving them my money again, I loved the Wii.... The Wii U dropped the balls.



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if nintendo releases early (2016) and without third parties it will certainly do worse. probably catastrophically bad.



RolStoppable said:
Mr.Playstation said:

It's just the image, the games which were being pushed early on and so on. To me anyways it's in a  middle stage were it's becoming more a traditional console but it still hasn't broken out of the unconventional console mold. That's my take.

 

So let's say that we agreed that the WII U is a conventional console. How does that lead us to trying to predict the future popularity of the NX?

The games that were pushed early on were third party multiplatform games. It only dawned on Nintendo that they should announce their own games when they made their emergency Nintendo Direct in January 2013.

The Wii U wasn't the only console that you put in the wrong category. The NES was an unconventional console.


wiiU is only convension when you try desperately to rewrite the history you want to believe in.  wiiU was introduced with a video of all the "possibilites" a tablet controller could do to "change the way you play".   of course you won't remember the 20 min before or after the EA "unprecedented partnership" was annonced because you know all everything nintendo and everyone else is wrong. 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4e3qaPg_keg

 

oh, and the virtual boy wasn't convensional either.  



kitler53 said:

wiiU is only convension when you try desperately to rewrite the history you want to believe in.  wiiU was introduced with a video of all the "possibilites" a tablet controller could do to "change the way you play".   of course you won't remember the 20 min before or after the EA "unprecedented partnership" was annonced because you know all everything nintendo and everyone else is wrong. 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4e3qaPg_keg

 

oh, and the virtual boy wasn't convensional either.  

If the kind of things shown in the video above move a console into unconventional territory, then the PS4 might as well qualify too with its share button and touchpad. Actual games trump possibilities, so a reel of multiplatform titles holds more weight than that video.

The Virtual Boy wasn't a home console. It wasn't a handheld either. It was a standalone product that failed to establish a market.



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kitler53 said:
RolStoppable said:

The games that were pushed early on were third party multiplatform games. It only dawned on Nintendo that they should announce their own games when they made their emergency Nintendo Direct in January 2013.

The Wii U wasn't the only console that you put in the wrong category. The NES was an unconventional console.


wiiU is only convension when you try desperately to rewrite the history you want to believe in.  wiiU was introduced with a video of all the "possibilites" a tablet controller could do to "change the way you play".   of course you won't remember the 20 min before or after the EA "unprecedented partnership" was annonced because you know all everything nintendo and everyone else is wrong. 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4e3qaPg_keg

 

oh, and the virtual boy wasn't convensional either.  

Agreed. Anyone really trying to say this was aimed 100% or even 70% at hardcore players ... lol. Look at the unveil video ... the first game shown literally is NSMB. Then Wii Sports. Then Wii Fit. Basically the big three Wii titles. And they're all shown in the "Wii element" (casuals at home). 

The issue was the tablet controller wasn't interesting because the iPad basically already could do all those things.

The Wiimote, Nintendo basically had a window about 4 years before anyone made a motion controller. The DS same thing they had a window of about 3-4 years before anyone else made a touchscreen gaming device aimed at casuals. 

Wii U was more like "oh hey, this is kind of like the iPad we already own". That's why casuals didn't gravitate to it. But it's also the risk in betting the farm on a control scheme for casuals. If someone else beats you to the punch, you're basically f*cked. 

Also I would agree the NES was basically a conventional console. The main difference between it and the Atari 2600 was the flattened joystick (the d-pad) and having two buttons instead one. That and the NES had massively more processing power than the Atari did so you could create far more complex games, games which scrolling worlds (vertical and horizontal), more expressive visual designs, smoother gameplay. 

The "gimmick stuff" for the NES were things like R.O.B. which they threw in to try and get stores to stock the machine, but really they were never integral to the NES they were just well ... gimmicks. The core part of the NES is still the same basic console layout that continues to be used today by Sony/MS. 



don't know why we have a ton of NX threads, does people really just want to speculate that much and build hype and doesn't want to discuss what they are currently gaming? or they don't have anything to game hence always in a forum. lol