Can the Wii U survive? Pretty common question these days if you frequent gaming message boards. Sometimes this question is asked by trolls, but often genuine Nintendo fans also can’t help but wonder just what the heck the folks in Kiyoto think they’re doing.
Wii U hasn’t sold well. At all. Its game library is lacking. And the PS4 and Xbox One are out and attacking at full speed, both having already broken several retail records. What should Nintendo do?
Nintendo fans have never been shy about thinking they can all be CEOs of Nintendo and lead it to guaranteed success that will annihilate Sony and Microsoft within a month. One guy on Nintendo Forums went into a tirade about how just about everything with Wii U is wrong and it’s doomed to fail. But I really don’t think so.
There is one thing that matters with Nintendo systems. It’s whether there are Nintendo games out for them. And there are great Nintendo games out for Wii U. Even if the last 3rd-party publisher abandons Nintendo, the Wii U will do just fine because Nintendo games are the reason people buy Nintendo systems.
Could Nintendo use a better online strategy or sleeker dashboard software? Sure. But Wii U is not even close to being finished.