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Part-II1) What are the main design differences between the Wii, the Wii U, and the Switch? Howdid the Wii U attempt to improve upon the Wii? How did the Switch attempt to improveupon the Wii U? The Nintendo’s Wii U is a souped-up version of the original Wii, which in fact was a successorto the previous game console, GameCube. Besides the length, which is a noticeable change in theNintendo’s next-generation game console, the Wii U is much more powerful than its predecessor,plus it’s backward-compatible with Wii games, which is not possible with the Wii. The GamePadis the primary controller and the main selling point of the Wii U console, which includes a built-in LCD touchscreen to take gaming to the next level. And the best thing about the Wii U is thatit’s the first video console to support HD. This article looks at the differences between the twoconsoles.Switch is one of the best consoles to be released in recent years. You only need to look at thesales – it’salready passed the N64, Gamecube and the Wii U(the Wii U by quite a considerableamount, too), and in it’s opening week it held its own against the PS4. The Wii U was designedto allow for an ‘untethered’ gaming experience, but this was limited by two major factors -relatively poor battery life (of the controller) and short range. The Switch has a dock that enablesTV play, but the main ‘console’ is essentially a tablet with a controller on each end (i.e. the “Joy-cons”), and you can bring it with you anywhere. Just make sure you bring a charger if you wantmore than 3–4 hours of gameplay on the go.Not only does it have a more powerful/efficient processor, it employs cartridges instead of discs(Nintendo going back to their roots!!), so load times are MUCH faster than the Wii U. The UI isalso very snappy and, in my opinion, more intuitive than the one on the Wii U. And like mostmodern tablets, you can turn on the Switch or put it into ‘sleep mode’ almost instantly. No, it’snot as powerful as a PS4 or Xbox One, but that’s not the comparison we’re making here (and tobe fair, those systems are also disc-based, so game load times are still often longer than theSwitch).To summarize, Switch has is way too ahead of Wii and Wii U in terms of design, speed, graphicsand power. Switch is best amongst the three.2) Which was Nintendo's most successful console: the Wii, the Wii U, or the Switch? Whichwas its least successful console? Explain what design elements might have factored into the
success of one console over the others. What other key factors might have impacted theproduct's success? The Wii was a major success for Nintendo; in April 2007, theWall Street Journaldeclared thatNintendo had "become the company to beat in the games business", citing the success of the Wiiand the portableNintendo DSline. As of March31, 2016, the Wii has sold 101.63millionconsoles worldwide. In January 2017, a Nintendo spokesperson stated that production of theconsole had ended, with just 13.56 million units sold.
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