Nintendo hasn’t had a lot of things going on for the company as of late. Although they’ve released a new version of the Nintendo 3DS a couple of months ago, their supposedly new flagship console (the Nintendo Wii U) didn’t enjoy much success.
The sales of the Nintendo Wii U are abysmal, to say the least. Although game developers are still creating games for the said platform, I do not know if it will solve the Nintendo Wii U’s sales woes.
What contributed to the Wii U’s demise? Well, the first thing we need to look at is the hardware. Nintendo Wii U was supposedly Nintendo’s answers to its rivals such as the Sony Playstation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One.
Nintendo’s competitors gained the upper hand because even though the gaming lineup of the Nintendo Wii U is good, the hardware just wasn’t good enough. In fact, the Nintendo Wii U’s graphical prowess ranks last among its competitors.
The only two things that are saving the Nintendo Wii U are the aforementioned gaming lineups and the unique controller it has.
Nintendo, as a gaming company, has deliberated with their financial analysts and they projected to kill the Nintendo Wii Console this year. It is expected to have at least 800,000 units sold worldwide before they pull the plug.
Now, this might be a sad news for many Nintendo fans, but do not frown because of this. In fact, you should be happy.
Why should I be happy for Nintendo, you ask? That is because Nintendo is now banking on its new console dubbed as the “NX”. The Nintendo NX, although not its official name, is gaining traction.
Nintendo’s president Tatsumi Kimishima said that the new Nintendo NX console should be the answer and should be the saving grace of the company.
Kimishima did not disclose any technical information about the upcoming console but he does tell people that it will be unlike any other.
Those are really promising words, especially when an abysmal console like the Nintendo Wii U nearly jeopardized the company.
It was rumored late 2015 that the new Nintendo NX console will be released sometime this year, but Kimishima said that the NX will be released in the year 2017.
That is to make room for the remaining Nintendo Wii U consoles to be sold. If they can make it to 1,000,000 units sold, that would be great for the company.
With the disappointing outcome of the Nintendo Wii U and a not so good sale on the new Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo’s only saving grace would be the new Nintendo NX.
Kimishima does give a glimmer of hope for people expecting to get the new Nintendo NX. The upcoming console will have their best gaming titles yet and it should give the users a unique gaming experience.
I am pretty excited myself and I really want Nintendo to bounce back after a huge loss in the form of the Nintendo Wii U.
So mark your calendars as March 2017 is the expected release date for the Nintendo NX.