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In order for Wii U to be successful, it would have had to have had a Zelda and Mario Galaxy game on it already.
It would have had to have had many more Nintendo games.
There also would have had to have been no mobile industry boom.



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Nintation360 said:

So its November 2012 again and 1 year later the Wii U has the same sales as the PS4. What things would change?

 Things I think would change: 

 

  1. Codename NX wouldn't exist AT ALL. The Wii U is on FIRE so why build another console?! All Video Games would sell great!
  2. Wii U would have all 3rd party support... Are developers hard working people? Yes but developers would HATE the Wii U for being underpowered and its a PAIN to cram all their games into a little console
  3. Zelda U would've got released last year too. This is a personal theory. But I think the reason why Zelda U got delayed was because they are currently making a NX port. but without the port it would've released a long time ago!!
  4. We would get alot more damn games! 3rd party AND first party. I strongly believe we would've got the next 3D Mario game already. Mario games such as Sunshine, Galaxy and 64. Not the New Super Mario Bros 3D mario games.
  5. Now this one should've be a hard one.... Xbox One would've been selling BAD. and the PS4 would be less successful. I know there's people out there who woud get the Wii U intead of Xbox one or PS4 if the Wii U had all the 3rd party support and properly built.  

What do you think what would change? I have other reasons but those are unimportant lol.         

 

1. NX would exist, but it might not have been announced at this point. NX was announced early as an assurance that the partnership with DeNA wasn't heralding the end for dedicated Nintendo game consoles. If Wii U was going strong, there would be no need for that reassurance.

2. Wii U would have significantly more 3rd party support, but still have strong 1st party support.

3. Don't know on this one. NX may have impacted the timing of Zelda U - but weak Wii U sales might not be the only reason to have poured more time and effort into NX at this point in time. NX plays a major part in the grand scheme that includes Nintendo account, mobile apps etc.

4. Fully agree that there would be a huge amount more games, but not necessarily more 1st party ones.

5. Interesting one - XBOX had a bad start because of that backlash on the first reveal - and Sony capitalised on that and boosted the popularity of the PS4 in the months prior to launch. Wii U was already out of the gate and running at this point. If it had been more successful it might well have expanded its share of the pie to a greater or lesser extent, but I don't think it would have changed the ratio between PS4 and X1 sales. I could envisage Wii U and X1 being very close with PS4 still comfortably ahead but with a slightly lesser lead compared with now, But then, what do I know.

 

Other things that might have changed:

If the Wii U concept had been sold better and had been more successful, they may well have exploited it's capabilities further, like the fact that it can support more than one Gamepad.



Nintation360 said:

So its November 2012 again and 1 year later the Wii U has the same sales as the PS4. What things would change?

 Things I think would change: 

 

  1. Codename NX wouldn't exist AT ALL. The Wii U is on FIRE so why build another console?! All Video Games would sell great!
  2. Wii U would have all 3rd party support... Are developers hard working people? Yes but developers would HATE the Wii U for being underpowered and its a PAIN to cram all their games into a little console
  3. Zelda U would've got released last year too. This is a personal theory. But I think the reason why Zelda U got delayed was because they are currently making a NX port. but without the port it would've released a long time ago!!
  4. We would get alot more damn games! 3rd party AND first party. I strongly believe we would've got the next 3D Mario game already. Mario games such as Sunshine, Galaxy and 64. Not the New Super Mario Bros 3D mario games.
  5. Now this one should've be a hard one.... Xbox One would've been selling BAD. and the PS4 would be less successful. I know there's people out there who woud get the Wii U intead of Xbox one or PS4 if the Wii U had all the 3rd party support and properly built.  

What do you think what would change? I have other reasons but those are unimportant lol.         

 

1. Of course, the NX was already about to be revealed, nothing changes here, next year the Wii U will complete five years and will end a normal cycle. In other words, the Wii U is not leaving before time.

2. Obviously, even Ubisoft said would not produce more because the public is very small, usually those who buy Nintendo  abstain from purchasing third party products see the top 20 bestseller list for example. About running third party support, I don't see any problem, WiiU is closer to PS4 in terms of hardware than the Wii/PS3. Games like the witcher 3 would be ported without problem, but lower resolution.

3. I think zelda was brought to 2016 just for a celebration of 30 years.

4. So very true, once the games like Kirby or Yoshi had reached around 3 million sales less popular franchises could have a chance and we could get games with a very high investment, as high as Mario Kart 8, include here forgotten franchises like Mach Rider or Ice Climber.

5. There would probably be a better balance in sales, with a small number difference and much less fanboys/ haters.



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Ka-pi96 said:
Not much actually. I don't see why it would have gotten any more 3rd party support. Wii sold well yet other factors prevented that from getting much 3rd party support and those other factors are also affecting the Wii U and still would be even if it...

This is crazy talk, when the. Wii u was launched it had a couple of third party titles... The system sold out for a few days, when people started noticing it wasn't any better than their existing consoles, and it had some very long update to install before it could be used, and it had a serious drought of release for the first half year or so... It killed a lot of potential sales, and the momentum it could have had, if it offered an upgrade vanished forever... This is Nintendo's fault for not getting the market, the third party devs only saw it and decided not to follow in this descend...

So you think saying it wouldn't have gotten much more third party support even if it was successful yet at the same time mention one of the reasons for it's failure as a release drought? Any 3rd party games that would/should have released during that drought period would have been decided on before anyone even knew the Wii U wouldn't be successful. Sounds to me like 3rd parties had already decided not to support it regardless of success...



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C'mon guys, we need to go further. What about amiibo? The Nintendo smartphone games? The 3DS? There's more than 3rd parties and ports to this.

But yeah, not much would've changed. A few games here and there would have been made/cancelled (Amiibo party comes to mind), relationship with Ubisoft would be pretty good (if success expands to more than just Nintendo), and that's about it.



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To be honest I'm not sad at all that the Wii brand in general will be buried sooner than later.

Any Nintendo fan have Wii Sports or Wii Fit or Nintendo Land in their top 10 favorite Nintendo games? *deafening silence*

Any other Nintendo fan love that E3 where they focused on Wii Music? *crickets*

Even for all the market success of the Wii, all we really got out of it in the end was a metric ass-ton of crappy mini-game/shovelware type garbage like Carnival Games and EA Active.

And we were paying more for basically outdated hardware, you could buy a GameCube for $99 in 2005/06 .... or Nintendo could sell you a modestly updated GameCube with a different controller and a whopping 512MB of memory for 2.5x that price. It was a rip off honestly.

Wii U? Another outdated, overpriced piece of hardware. Sony/MS fans meanwhile have been getting full generational leaps in hardware for generally not too much more.

I'm looking forward to Nintendo ditching this era entirely and relying less on gimmicks or at the very least having reasonably powered hardware. I'm glad the Wii U failed, Nintendo fans were getting screwed over by being asked to play on hardware a full generation behind everyone else. If Wii U was successful it would've been bad for Nintendo fans. 



Although i love Nintendo for the great games, a world were Wii U was on top and PS4 & Xbox One were copying with there own crappy tablets and underpowered console's is horrible. The PS4 has saved this generation and made futre generations possible, and made Microsoft see the error of there ways.



If the Wii U was more successful, we'd have even more plastic peripherals lying around by now...



On 2/24/13, MB1025 said:
You know I was always wondering why no one ever used the dollar sign for $ony, but then I realized they have no money so it would be pointless.

The Wii U would get a few multiplatform titles, much like the Wii in the beginning and how they treat the PS3 and Xbox 360 at the beginning of this generation (and how most Japanese developers still treat the PS3 and Vita) in have lower quality ports as the base before eventually focusing on the stronger hardware.