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padib said:
SammyGiireal said:

My point remains valid, the Wii U failed as a home console in part because it was released in 2012 with out dated hardware. At 300-350 dollars  no one in their right mind was going to support the system knowing that the PS4 and Xbox One were around the corner. It is a valid point when even Metro's developer stated they wouldnt make ports for it because the CPU was terrible.  

Power isn't the only reason the Wii U failed but it is one of the reasons it did. That is one of my points. It proved true.

It's false, because we have an example of a platform (rather a whole series of platforms that lasted nearly 30 years) that succeeded without horsepower. So no your point falls miserably.

The real question is this:

Why do some consoles that have low horsepower succeed and some others don't.

But the fundamental point is that whether it has horsepower or not is irrelevant to success.

The Wii and the Switch?  Ask yourself what they did that the others didn't. Neither was a conventional console. The Wii U was. Power matters to say other wise is to ignore a huge part of why technology changes constantly. My point stands, you are just being blind to the fact that the lack of power also contributed to the Wii U's demise. The Wii U did plenty of other things wrong, but pedestrian tech specs in comparison to the PS4 and Xbox One was one its wrongs.