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AlfredoTurkey said:
Well, it's a 9th generation console so, it's not suppose to compete in that sense. It's like back in the day, asking if the Dreamcast could compete against the PS1.

And that answer ended up being "no", anyway!



                                                                                                                                            

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of course it will have a chance

frankly the Wii U has an awful design yet still has sold okay

this speaks volumes for the amount of clout Nintendo has in the industry. The tablet controller is foolish and the branding of "Wii" in the title when it has so little in common with the previous system was terrible marketing

I would be shocked if Nintendo's next home console does not out perform the Xbox One



mountaindewslave said:

of course it will have a chance

frankly the Wii U has an awful design yet still has sold okay

this speaks volumes for the amount of clout Nintendo has in the industry. The tablet controller is foolish and the branding of "Wii" in the title when it has so little in common with the previous system was terrible marketing

I would be shocked if Nintendo's next home console does not out perform the Xbox One

The XBox One has likely already sold more than the Wii U will ever sell lifetime in a year less sales. Wii U didn't "sell ok", it sold terribly. 



No, probably won't outsell either of its competitors. I just hope it starts the foundation for something stronger than the Wii brand. And please, Nintendo... ditch the Wiimotes/controller on the screen ;~;



The fact is, Nintendo keeps chasing two audiences it most likely won't get. One, the casuals, just aren't there, anymore. At least not in the kind of numbers that make a difference. And the other, the core market, just haven't been very interested in Nintendo consoles for a long time. While the NX does seem to be a less casual console than the Wii U (unless they plan on still using Wii U controllers), it still won't be a hit with the core gaming audience.

If they are actually releasing this year, it's an odd time to launch. This gen is at the middle point, with a clear winner that still has great momentum, and people aren't ready for it to be over, yet. And if NX is only around the same power level as the PS4, or possibly less, who is going to buy it save Nintendo fans? Then you have price. Most likely the NX will aim for a $399 price point. But, against an already dominant (and soon to be $299) PS4, it doesn't stand a chance.

I really see no way for the NX to be a hit. Not unless Nintendo takes a loss and it is at least 2x-3x more powerful than the PS4, for only $349 AND all 3rd party games are coming to it, with plenty of great 1st party games coming out every few months. Let's be honest, that just isn't happening. And God help it when the PS5 launches in 2019 at $399 and being 4x-5x more powerful than the PS4.



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Last edited by OttoniBastos - on 08 August 2018

Soundwave said:

 

Wouldn't it pretty much just be destined to be a third place console?

I'm amazed how so many are still hung up about the NX in the context of generations and a console race when Nintendo clearly have no interest in being involved in that kind of competition...



You said it, NX will arrive in middle of generation so we dont know if will count like 8. or 9. gen console, and when NX arrives PS4/X1 would have ten of millions consoles sold already, so there will no be point to compare NX current sales with PS4/X1 when NX arrives. Buy NX definitely could have similar or better final LT sales numbers with X1.



Probably not in terms of hardware sales, but what place it ends up at isn't as important as it doing well. And it could achieve that much thanks to whatever it's unique features might be. If it's a unified system between handheld and console for example, that might mean it could get a significant amount of games that won't be on PS4/XB1 because they were designed for the handheld, and the NX console is capable of upscaling the graphics in a streamlined manner, while PS4/XB1 cannot, and would require a proper port.



Without 3rd party support Nintendo are wasting their time. They tried a partnership with sega which was a flop, they need to secure more third party titles or they'll become irrelevant. I've seen Nintendos section at the video stores nearly vanish and now the WiiU is fighting with the vita for the last over corner at the back of the video store