Can Nintendo compete with the next gen, or have they released the Wii U too early?

Can Nintendo compete with the next gen, or have they released the Wii U too early?


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With the PS3 and 360 in its final years, have Nintendo prepared for battle?

***Everything in this article is based on my opinion***

Sure, the Wii U may have its differences to the current generations, but is it enough for it to be able to compete with the mighty PS3 and Xbox 360? Nintendo may of made a grave mistake releasing the Wii U before the new playstation or xbox has been released, and here is why:

 

1. The specs on the Wii U are around the same as the PS3 and 360, which is scary, considering the new playstation and xbox is bound to be released in the next year or two. However, nintendo have never been known for their specs, and as a result, many could argue that is why Nintendo games such as Super Mario are so different from the rest.

2. By releasing the Wii U before the new playstation or xbox has been released, Sony and Microsoft are surely going to revise the Wii U and implement some of the features into their new hardware. This has been done before of course, with the Kinect and Playstation Move both taking a page out of the Nintendo Wii's book.

3. With the Wii U's current specs, many (Including I) can question if Nintendo will get the Next-Gen Triple A games, as most of the PS3 and 360 games were either not on the wii, or had significant degrades. This could be damaging to the sales of the Wii U in the long run, but their flagship titles such as Super Mario Land and Pokemon may just keep the console alive.

 

What do you think? Do you think that Nintendo can compete with the next gen consoles, or do you believe that it is not even a competition? Post your thoughts below!

Joshua

Hey there! My name is Joshua , and I have a massive passion for gaming! And for that very reason, this is why i'm here. I'm doing what I enjoy, playing games and writing reviews!
  • http://www.vgbetas.com/ Pace

    well they are already getting turned down by some current gen AAA titles but I think the wii u will do ok until the other next gens phase out this current gen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gwwampler Gregory William Wampler

    “However, nintendo have never been known for their specs…”

    Why does every blogger and journalist say this? It isn’t true. Do some research. Nintendo always pushed hardware specs and graphics, but changed with the Wii as they realized graphics will just continue to cost more and more until you are selling a $600 console and losing $200 on every one sold.

    • http://www.facebook.com/LinuxManScott Alex M Jones

      No Nintendo only pushed hardware specs and graphics with the N64 Virtual Boy and Game Cube. The NES, SNES, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Gameboy Advance, Nintendo DS, Wii and Wii U were all far behind pushing the envelope of each systems era. Nintendo’s greatest strategy comes from one of their most skilled inventors, Gunpei Yokoi. Which is: Lateral thinking with aged technology. They are definitely one of the most innovative companies but are not always looking to be top dog with processing power.
      If you want to learn more about this read “Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered Americ” by Jeff Ryan it’s a fun read and really cool story if your into video games.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ana.helusic Ana Heluši?

    What a loser, N64 double the power of PS1, SNES stronger than Genesis, NES stronger than Sega master system, GameCube stronger than PS2, do some researching before you post this bs

    • http://www.facebook.com/LinuxManScott Alex M Jones

      No Nintendo only pushed hardware specs and graphics with the N64 Virtual Boy and Game Cube. The Snes actually had a weaker chip when it came to output speed which is why nintendo never tried to compete with the sonic games. the snes could not put out that level of speed consistantly withought too much strain on the processor. The NES, SNES, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Gameboy Advance, Nintendo DS, Wii and Wii U were all far behind pushing the envelope of each systems era. Nintendo’s greatest strategy comes from one of their most skilled inventors, Gunpei Yokoi. Which is: Lateral thinking with aged technology. They are definitely one of the most innovative companies but are not always looking to be top dog with processing power.
      If you want to learn more about this read “Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered Americ” by Jeff Ryan it’s a fun read and really cool story if your into video games.