I see nintendo is in a very apple 90`s situation. Seeing how giants like Nokia falled and an undead company made a comeback and now is the world richest company makes me believe anything in the business world is possible, if you have the right strategy.
Nintendo main mistake with Wii U was trying to make ANOTHER revolution in a short time span. Had the Wii U went the way of incremental evolution and it would be selling at least better, many people didn`t get the tablet controller and it needs to be used to be appealing, while the wiimote was exciting just to watch.
They should have done improvements in motion tracking technology and a huge hardware leap, not making a strange controller and just matching ps3/x360 when it was too late. Trying to go the tablet form was a mistake.
If NX is something like a shitty tablet, or has a shitty tablet controller, it will suck hard. I think if they go to the route of a iOS like and just scaling games through the hardwares it will bomb hard, make just a damn, good console with outstanding motion controllers and hardware to match the other 2, or even go for pushing graphics.
I believe they can make a huge comeback, but they need to stop with this strategy of loosers " oh, we dont compete", " oh, we have our fans, lets make a console for them", GO FOR THE GUTS OF THE COMPETITORS, FOR GODAMN SAKE!
Difference is Apple is american and nokia is finish. Do you really think a finish or canadian (blackberry) company could dominate the smartphone market like android and apple are? Anything isnt possible.
Apple was hyped up by US media and europeans followed that trend and other conspiricys happened at the time for sure, apple didnt innovate anything. Even in the console market the US cant except none americans rule thats why xbox exist in the first place.
Apple did revolutionize with the first iPhone, and than with the iPad, they`re products arent innovative anymore but they still at least great compared to other models. The iPod wasn`t the first mp3 player, but was the best of them at the time, and they made iTunes, wich was a revolution in how to buy music. The iPhone may have not been the first smartphone, but was the first good and accessible ( in a point of usability) for the great public. Look like how phone designs were 2 years before and 2 years after, and look at the post-pc revolution that followed.
Nokia mistake was, like every other phone maker at the time, to ignore the iPhone and not responding properly when there was still time.
For nintendo, they made a huge comeback with the Wii after two failures in home consoles, and made the DS, wich went to be the best selling handheld of all time. They still can get it right, if they just stop trying to make a revolution and just a really good console with really good games from first-party and specs that making porting easier to get third-parties, it will do just great, may not dominante, but won`t bleed money.
For the comment that there needs to be US consoles and products for US publics, it just no the case. The best selling console of all time is ps2, and there were the xbox already at the time. They buy loads of cars made from eastern automakers, the second biggest phone seller is korean, the best selling console today is japanese, the best selling last gen was also japanese, best selling tv brands are eastern and go on...