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Well, we real gamers are already hyped, at least interested.
The big public will buy it if the buzz is going around anyways.
So, if it is awesome, a couple of months should be enough.
If it sucks, no time will change it.
That said, I am not that confident in the march 2017 release date.
Between scorpio and neo I fear Nintendo may call the whole thing off and give it up...



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WagnerPaiva said:
Well, we real gamers are already hyped, at least interested.
The big public will buy it if the buzz is going around anyways.
So, if it is awesome, a couple of months should be enough.
If it sucks, no time will change it.
That said, I am not that confident in the march 2017 release date.
Between scorpio and neo I fear Nintendo may call the whole thing off and give it up...

Well they're not going to cancel the NX lol but it might get delayed to Winter 2017. Idk



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Thread should have a poll, but maybe you already knew the vast majority would answer yes.



Lol, of course. If anything 6 months of marketing is too much.

Consoles are not heavily marketing until 2months before launch.



I think so. This past summer has shown us that Nintendo can generate a large amount of hype in a pretty short time with the right moves.

I think they have at least one other major game of the same calibur as Breath of the Wild that'll come out in the NX's launch window that they haven't even clued us in on.



I predict NX launches in 2017 - not 2016

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alternine said:
FragilE^ said:
Just give it a name that is clearly distinct from the Wii so dumb consumers understands what it is.

You gotta understand that most consumers aren't like us like Shokio said. They're not gonna take the time to do 24/7 research like we do. We're the minority.

That is exactly why it has to be clear. What are you.. what? :o



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superchunk said:

I think my 'always right' mantra bugs you because I have a better track record than you do. 

Wii U is not a terrible product. It is a great product with no message to drive its value. All in all, its a product where you either get why the gamepad is awesome or you just hate it.

Hopefully Nintendo has learned why Wii with its unique controller was a stellar market success story and Wii U with its unique controller was not. 

Price?
Wii was selling for over $400 on ebay for two years after launch. While WiiU was at $250-300 within months after launch. Nope not price.

Power?
Wii was basically a turbo powered Gamecube and its gap with PS360 is greater than WiiU's with PS4/XB1. WiiU also had the technical cability to run all of the same graphical technologies, at a lower scale of course, as PS4/XB1. Lack of 3rd party games was not lack of power, it was combination of barrier on developing games for WiiU's PowerPC architecture with no middleware support to allow simple scaling against its low install base. Wii's was lack of power, WiiU was lack of middleware to make easy ports.

OS?
WiiU OS is still faster, more flexible, better personalization and easier to use than PS360/PS4/XB1. There are some features WiiU doesn't do, but the user experience is better in almost every way, especially when you consider the gamepad.

Comfort?
Gamepad is not heavy, is a dual analog controller and allows you to play in far more comfortable positions due to off-TV support. ProController is crazy light and extremely long battery life. As with going between PS/MS, as soon as the layout is normalized to you, the controllers are very comfortable.

Network?
I don't see any differences playing same games on the different systems. COD is a perfect example that multiplayer is considerably the same between them all. Game sizes / team sizes / voice / etc are all the same. Only difference I can note is the party system that is built-in to XBL and PSN. 

Content?
WiiU absolutely kills the others when it comes to exclusives. All of the games that people clamour about with PS4/XB1 are 3rd party. Nintendo lives on its own IPs. WiiU has a multitude of excellent exclusive content (as well as duds like SFZero).

Of course, content is where its value should have stood out. Content should have been able to demonstrate 1) this is not a Wii AND 2) I MUST play with the gamepad. That is the failure.

Summary, it wasn't a terrible product. It was an awesome product with a terrible vision and delivery. I think NX willl demonstrate why you want a controller with a screen.

Your "always right" mantra is an easy target to pick on, especially because you are wrong more often than not. You should know me, so you can expect that I remember several occasions of your wrongness that were absolutely embarrassing. I will not list them in this post and I won't name them in this thread at all, unless you decide to act in a manner that makes me feel that you deserve to get wrecked.

You've written a longwinded explanation that starts off by comparing Wii and Wii U, but then quickly shifts to compare Wii U with other consoles. It concludes with the statement that NX will demonstrate why you want a controller with a screen. You are basing this on the Eurogamer rumor, but said writeup says that the screen will go into a dock while the controller parts will be detached. Get it? If Eurogamers is correct, then NX won't have a screen controller.

You two are more entertaining than the thread topic. Ahem...On topic, wasn't the Wii-U grossly under advertised? I have seen MUCH more tv time for PS4 and XBO that I did for the Wii-U. This is going from observations based off a combo of Canadian and American tv since the Wii-U launched.



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Wii wasn't unveiled until less than 6 months before launch.

Wii U was unveiled a lot earlier, and people got tired of it before it launched. The hype dried up a long time before launch.

If anything, Nintendo should probably hold off until January, and then just pump it up with new announcements every week until launch.



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Jumpin said:

Wii wasn't unveiled until less than 6 months before launch.

Wii U was unveiled a lot earlier, and people got tired of it before it launched. The hype dried up a long time before launch.

If anything, Nintendo should probably hold off until January, and then just pump it up with new announcements every week until launch.

 

I definitely remember hearing about the Wii in 2005 where at the time it was called the Revolution.

If NX is known before the Holidays it could potentially sway some PS4/XB1sales, so there's definitely reason to reveal sooner than later even if they don't start heavily promoting it until 2017.