Nintendo is struggling. Their latest console, the Wii U, is consistently producing abysmal sales numbers. Investors are becomingly increasingly worried as Nintendo stocks drop and Sony and Microsoft’s continue to rise. Should Nintendo abandon the Wii U and just start from scratch? For this week’s round of Nerd Wars! we want to know what, if anything would make you love Nintendo’s new console.
A number of us at What’s Your Tag? supported the Wii U early on. We’re huge Nintendo fans and we were excited to see our favorite franchises in glorious high definition, but after a year of watching numerous games skip the Wii U and multiple game delays from Nintendo, our support began to falter. Now our Wii U’s are nothing more than dusty roommates to our Xbox One’s…
Where is the extensive library of Virtual Console titles we were promised? When are we getting a new Zelda? When are we finally going to be able to play Super Smash Bros? Where are the new IP’s? These are the burning questions all Nintendo fans are asking themselves right now. Marketing was only a small factor in the poor execution of the Wii U business model. Lack of education and knowledge of the competition is proving to be Nintendo’s biggest weakness.
So when we ask “What would make you love the Wii U?”, think about it very carefully. Deep down we know something is missing from Nintendo. How can they recapture the magic we once knew?