Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Nintendo president: Nintendo NX is in steady development, no rush into market

bigtakilla said:
Soundwave said:

 

The GameCube was salvagable though if you changed a few minor things (like the freaking purple Fisher Price design, added in an option for DVD playback) and launched a year earlier with some better planning, I think it would have been a large success. It wouldn't have beat the PS2, but it likely would have topped the N64 fairly easily and caused the XBox to be dead on arrivial. 

Wii U though, probably would have flopped as the Wii craze itself showed strong signs of fading out by about 2011 anyway. 

There was a black GC that released somewhere around year 2. Nothing could really be done about coming out a year earlier, but yet again, the hardware was much better than PS2. As far as better planning, not really sure what you mean by that.



 

It wasn't "much better", it was reasonably better, but not hugely better. By planning I mean they should have prepared for a 2000 launch instead. Giving Sony a full year headstart and a whopping 18 months in Japan was stupid. 

Should have launched in November 2000 with Perfect Dark and Zelda: Majora's Mask as launch titles (which would have required planning). Both of those games barely ran on the N64 (Perfect Dark anyway). 

They would have sold 50 million or so that gen had they done that. 



Around the Network
Soundwave said:
bigtakilla said:

There was a black GC that released somewhere around year 2. Nothing could really be done about coming out a year earlier, but yet again, the hardware was much better than PS2. As far as better planning, not really sure what you mean by that.



 

It wasn't "much better", it was reasonably better, but not hugely better. By planning I mean they should have prepared for a 2000 launch instead. Giving Sony a full year headstart and a whopping 18 months in Japan was stupid. 

Should have launched in November 2000 with Perfect Dark and Zelda: Majora's Mask as launch titles (which would have required planning). Both of those games barely ran on the N64 (Perfect Dark anyway). 

They would have sold 50 million or so that gen had they done that. 

True, that does sound accurate, but then the GameCube would've been rushed onto the market without all the kinks worked out, like what happened with the Sega Saturn and Atari Jaguar.



The brother-in-law of a friend of my third cousin that cleans loos at Ninty says they are digging up some tens millions Virtual Boys from their secret lanfills and refurbishing them.
This will cost little, thanks to underage slave workforce, but it will take time, they won't be ready before 2017.



Stwike him, Centuwion. Stwike him vewy wuffly! (Pontius Pilate, "Life of Brian")
A fart without stink is like a sky without stars.
TGS, Third Grade Shooter: brand new genre invented by Kevin Butler exclusively for Natal WiiToo Kinect. PEW! PEW-PEW-PEW! 
 


Alby_da_Wolf said:

The brother-in-law of a friend of my third cousin that cleans loos at Ninty says they are digging up some tens millions Virtual Boys from their secret lanfills and refurbishing them.
This will cost little, thanks to underage slave workforce, but it will take time, they won't be ready before 2017.



You know it deserves the GOTY.

Come join The 2018 Obscure Game Monthly Review Thread.

^^

LOL



Stwike him, Centuwion. Stwike him vewy wuffly! (Pontius Pilate, "Life of Brian")
A fart without stink is like a sky without stars.
TGS, Third Grade Shooter: brand new genre invented by Kevin Butler exclusively for Natal WiiToo Kinect. PEW! PEW-PEW-PEW!