I was stood in a GAME the other, staring at the Wii U section. It was tiny and nothing jumped out at me to make we want to reach into my pocket, pull out my wallet, and buy the console.
I can't help but feel that with the price point, the lack of games, the lack of consolidation in this early period, and the almost inevitable arrival of powerhouse consoles this Christmas, Nintendo have done this all wrong. With the Wii they were filling a niche that people didn't realise they wanted. With the Wii U, it seems they're trying to fill a niche that's just not there. With nothing.
The question probably won't be 'can the wii u survive', but will the 3DS (like the Game Boy, GBA, and DS) be able to balance the books enough to allow Nintendo to keep making hardware.
I have a bad feeling about this. Might Nintendo go the way of SEGA? What do others think?
I know one thing for sure: until the Wii U drops below £200, I'm not getting one.
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