Has Nintendo Lost the War?


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Nintendo has had a long standing reputation for gaming. They have a huge fan base of almost cult-like gamers who have been with them since the beginning but Nintendo’s winning streak might finally be coming to a close.

Nintendo has had huge success with previous consoles including the Nintendo 64, the Gameboy, and several other consoles throughout the years but they hit a high point with the Wii most recently which sold 435,000 units the first month; selling out.

Often overshadowed by the competition, Nintendo isn't exactly known for hardcore gaming, but it held up against the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. But as time went on new big named titles were becoming more difficult to find on the Wii while developers were pumping out new games for other consoles. Hoping to relive the glory of there first sell, Nintendo developed the Wii U which has received very little hype from the public. After a disastrous announcement not even gaming editors were excited. No new games seem to be coming down the pipeline other than the traditional remakes of Nintendo characters and the extra equipment is more of a hindrance than an improvement.

A new report shows that only 57,000 Wii U’s were sold the first month. It's got me wondering if Nintendo still has what it takes to stay in the gaming industry or if they will soon be packing their bags. The resent announcement of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One have me questioning what the incentive is to buy a another Nintendo console with nothing new to offer. Nostalgia isn't doing it for me anymore.

Nintendo needs to do something, soon.

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