The Nintendo Wii U sucks. We can all admit that. Developers actively avoid developing for it, instead choosing to develop for Sony and Microsoft’s consoles. Nintendo does have some very strong first-party titles, but let’s face it, they don’t live up to the company’s legacy.
So what went wrong? There are many factors that could have caused the console to suck. But Nintendo is blaming tablets, because denial.
Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto thinks that tablets are to blame. Speaking to NPR, Miyamoto said he believes that due to the widespread popularity of tablets and how fast they grew that it ended up overshadowing the Wii U. He says, “I think unfortunately what ended up happening was that tablets themselves appeared in the marketplace and evolved very, very rapidly, and unfortunately the Wii system launched at a time where the uniqueness of those features were perhaps not as strong as they were when we had first begun developing them.”
That seems like a lame excuse to me and really sheds some light on why this company sucks so badly these days. You are blaming tablets? Miyamoto also admits that the price was another factor since the console was priced a bit higher than most consumers were willing to pay for it. And why is that? Because it sucks.
Miyamoto seems to be optimistic about the company’s next-gen console, the Nintendo NX. Maybe they will learn from their mistakes, although I doubt it.
“After Wii U, we’re hoping that next time it will be a very big hit. But really what’s most important to us is, how do we create a system that is both unique and affordable so that everyone can afford it and everyone can enjoy it.”
Concentrate on killer games that the world has never seen the likes of. Only then will you not suck.