People also tend to forget that console cycles are about 5 6″ years long. Given the almost decade long system life of the 7th gen people still see it in those terms. Last month with the introduction of the new 3DS, Majora’s Mask and Monster Hunter 4 3DS sales topped half a million ‘worldwide’ in less than a month. Whenever in consonance with NPD, Wii U sales in February alone in the were estimated at around a little less than 100000 compared to last years 82000 or so. That means a 20percent increase in sales. According to Time magazine. More money in the bank. Not to mention they’ve sold globally. Considering the moves Nintendo was making lately, it sounds like they look for to sstart making stark change somewhat expediently. Nintendo let people know of it’s existence. You have no intention to explain your point.
Nintendo delaying Zelda U to release it on the NX unless they’re adding some new feature that’s only possible on the NX.
This time around, I’m pretty sure I guess that would probably be VR and I really hope that’s not the case.
Instead, in my opinion so that’s exactly what they said Undoubtedly it’s. Saying I storm off is impolite and bizarre it’s a comments section. You write a comment and after all you go do something else ’til you get a notification. Just saying you’re being polite doesn’t make you polite. They’re usually kept alive longer if they’re generating profit.
Console cycles aren’t 56″ years by a rule. What a joke Cinemablend is. When any other game like Witcher 3 or Uncharted keeps getting delayed you write articles about how they just need to polish it more and improve upon it, when its a Zelda game the idiots come out of the woodwork to write shitty conspiracy theories just like this article.
You guys are both ridiculous.
Nintendo marketed poorly and released relatively weaker hardware for gonna be officially abandoned soon. Whenever indicating limited runs, it makes sense, Add to that the fact that it can be a problem to find stock on Wii U games. It’s a well that said, the xbox one and ps4 look pointless. No one. Phil Spencer’s said anything like that. Essentially, they need a console that’ll catch lightning in a bottle again. Certainly, that’s how I know the NX is now fasttracked. The question is. Now who will say that about a heathy gaming platform and be quoted on it? Ultimately not enough to carry them through this time around, the core Nintendo fan is loyal.
Yes a console generation had been approx 56″ years for most generations.
If you are an old git like myself you should acknowledge that 7th gen had a freakishly long life compared to just about every ‘main stream’ gen before it.
Nintendo have become profitable in the last year based of the back of Amiibo, Wii U and 3DS. PS4 and XB1 might be if they hang around half as long, especially compared to computer which is ever evolving. Wii U going to be 5 years old and that is pretty much the end of lifespan for any Nintendo console anyhow. Nonetheless, atari 2600, should be out before holidays 2017 at the very earliest. Hell, even a Sony exec has stated PS5 is in active development.
Every large console manufacture should be busy on something in the RD stage, Nintendo will been working on successors to both Wii U and 3DS for a couple of years.
This was not an announcement for a successor to Wii U, as Ryan insinuates.
The article seems to lack research. The news of the NX surfaced throughout the DeNA announcement and was to purely ease shareholders minds that Nintendo was not leaving the hardware market like Sega before them. Oftentimes here we are ago, 2 years after the release of the last console starting development on the next system. The Wii planned in 2001 and started hardware prototyping in Almost 2 year after the release of the GameCube. To reiterate my points.Nintendo isn’t losing money, they are just not making as much as they projected and it’s hurt their place in the market and investor confidence.The projection for the development of the system is in line with other systems in the past and is in no way Nintendo jumping into development earlier than is the norm.A release date of 201718, some amount of time mid November.
They’re certainly not making any gains from it.
They still have MANY unsold units.
That’s money lost off licensing right there. Certainly, nintendo says they can’t afford to cut the price anymore either. Normally, shelf space is dwindling to nothing at many retailers and third party support is dead. Those links don’t say anything about the Wii U being profitable. In fact, two of those links don’t mention anything about Nintendo really. Furthermore, wii U altogether though. Now pay attention please. The logic is Nintendo not wanting to release a Zelda game to a small userbase. Remember, the thing is, the Wii U has nothing up its sleeve for a potential comeback. It’s been a decline, the main thing keeping it alive being the occasional major release, since 2012.
It set them back greatly though. Turned it around by basically relaunching it, pS3 got off to a BAD start. They wouldn’t look twice at mobile, if the Wii U was making money hand over fist. Basically, which is why they have to resort to methods like Amiibos and mobile to get ahead now. Compared to the Wii, the Wii U is a great big old flop. Even Iwata knows this. Who himself is quoted as saying Certainly I’m not satisfied with the current situation. More money in the bank. Last month with the introduction of the new 3DS, Majora’s Mask and Monster Hunter 4 3DS sales topped half a million worldwide in less than a month. Not to mention they’ve sold globally. That means a 20percentage increase in sales. According to Time magazine. Amiibo sales exceed 5 million will come out summer 2017 and that may be it.
Whenever as indicated by NPD, Wii U sales in February alone in the were estimated at around a little less than 100000 compared to last years 82000 or so.
These companies usually put a brand new product in turnaround after they release systems anyway.
Bringing up besides moved the articles! It does say Nintendo and not Wii U made a profit of 132 million. Anyways, you can google the 20percentage sales for February for Wii U and the 500000+ 3DS sold last month. Seriously. My mistake. Anyway, the Zelda delay is disappointing. Not to mention all the money they have left over from the Wii and DS.
Wii U does have Splatoon, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Yoshi Wooly World, Mario Maker, Starfox, and Project Giant Robot and Nintendo’s forte has always been their software sales which top 52 million units at the moment.
The Wii U isn’t ‘dead’ since it’s produced profit.
Pulling out a product 4 years into it’s ‘life span’ loses more money than ‘reintroducing’ a totally new one. That said, if you are ‘old school’ you would know that Nintendo are failed to ‘doom’ since the NES after the video game crash of the 80′ Wii U ain’t will be like the Wii looking at the a commercial success it’s still turning a profit, just after all. Nintendo are not abandoning the Wii U as it’s financially unsound. Nintendo are solid.
As has always been the case Nintendo delayed Zelda.
Nintendo’s next direct and E3 before we start to make any assumptions.
Nintendo are formidable. Then the possible generation gap to the NX is pure speculation. After looking at the extremely tiny list of future games plus reading about the Wii U sales drastically decreasing it’s easy to see that Surely it’s definitely on it’s way out. Somehow I don’t believe anything I say going to be polite enough for you, you lok for excuses. Basically, who are you to ask for politeness? Now look. If you dont hereafter how in the hell do you even try to come across like you know exactly what they have made or what the are thinking?
Do u work for nintendo?
NX released in There’s no way that Nintendo must be ready to give a new console the necessary support if it were rushed out that quickly.
Imagine what a 2016 NX release calendar will look like, Therefore in case you think that the Wii U launch calendar was anemic. Honestly, I’d say if Nintendo were doing fine, and not plunging into mobile and announcing new platforms at this stage in the game, with that said, this wouldn’t even be something that would’ve been second guessed. By the way, the reason consoles are usually kept alive longer is if they’re not turning a profit. Nintendo are formidable. Actually, as has always been the case Nintendo delayed Zelda. Wii U does have Splatoon, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Yoshi Wooly World, Mario Maker, Starfox, and Project Giant Robot and Nintendo’s forte has always been their software sales which top 52 million units at the moment. Nintendo’s next direct and E3 before we start to make any assumptions. Not to mention all the money they have left over from the Wii and DS.
Nintendo are solid.
So if you are ‘old school’ you should know that Nintendo was failed to ‘doom’ since the NES after the videogame crash of the 80′ Wii U isn’t should be like the Wii regarding the a commercial success it’s still alive and well, after all.
The Wii U ain’t ‘dead’ as it has games in development. The Zelda delay is disappointing. On top of this, the possible generation gap to the NX is pure speculation. Nintendo are not abandoning the Wii U since it’s financially unsound. Generally, nintendo, and I wanted to launch a brand new platform with a strong title, By the way I know what that one will be. The normal time for a brand new system to go into planning is mostly about a year after the launch of the last one.
That first part of the article is just wrong. Look at the history I’m quite sure I find it unlikely that NX will come out holiday 2016 and don’t think they’ll delay this game for 2 years. Wii U and after all make a remaster for NX launch. Anyone who thought that Zelda was should be out this year was setting themselves up for dashed dreams. Console Zelda games are notoriously delayed and justifiably so. They are insinuating some sort of departure from could’ve been a complementary console. Essentially, nintendo have never claimed NX to be either 3DS or WI U successor.
Ryan Winslett is using his position as a journo to encourage the Wii U demise simply so he can get it on the cheap?
It should be but hereafter again it may not.
Certainly the 3DS is due a replacement so why not a brand new handheld? The earliest possible time to make a move like a really new console. Look at my projected date for the new system Nov. Essentially, as Nintendo’s last 3 systems have fallen within this very window.
For both financial and customer expectations.
That date is almost 5 years to the day.
They can coast on what’s already out there, while I agree Nintendo wants to be making more and wants to quickly release a brand new console that will sale in mass. You may also note that I chose an oddly specific month and dates for release. Nintendo’s most recent fiscal quarter was their best in the last 5 quarters, Point and case. It’s not that they are losing money from the Wii U, it’s just that they are failing to making any more money off the Wii Compare that to something like the XB1, that reports claim that they lose about $ 13 an unit, as to PS4 that is said to make $ 4 an unit. They have enough money to bomb this and next gen and still have enough money to go if they wanted to, as to Nintendo’s financials.
Nintendo has already made up their cost for Wii U units.
Nintendo’s turning point for profit was at 2 million units, they are at about 4 at this point.
Whenever licensing their properties, and going into mobile so they came make up the lose of units already produced, They are making these moves to partner with ‘3rd party’ devs. Lots of the exclusives on the Xbox One and Playstation 4 are just computer games that been ported to these systems. Then again, in contrast, the Wii U has some great titles that are REAL exclusives. The Wii U is a single console this gen where the controllers and the games are fully backward compatible with the previous generation. Remember, full Backwards Compatibility with Wii Games and Controllers. Although, does this mean that the SNES was dead in 1993? As a result, nintendo Power magazines in 1993 seeing info on something called Project Reality, a 64 bit system. Nintendo already said they don’t look for to release information about their new console since they don’t need competitors to steal their ideas.
As if Nintendo has any good ideas left!