Nintendo posted a record loss of $926 million for the initial six months of its 2011–2012 fiscal year, blamed the Wii's design for being "short-sighted". The Wii initially enjoyed phenomenal success because it was inexpensive (due to its being less sophisticated than its competitors) and introduced a "gaming gimmick". However, this approach meant that the Wii's hardware soon became outdated and could not keep up long-term (in contrast to more-advanced rivals such as Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, which were expected to continue doing well in 2012–2013) "as both user desires and surrounding technologies evolved" later in the generation . Furthermore, price cuts and the introduction of motion-sensor controllers for the Xbox 360 and PS3 nullified advantages once held by the Wii. The Globe suggested that there were other reasons for Nintendo's poor financial performance, including a strong yen and a tepid reception to the Nintendo 3DS handheld as mobile gaming became popular on smartphones and tablets, such as the iPad . 4) If Nintendo hired you to design a new video game console to replace the Switch, what suggestions would you have based (in part) on your research into their product line? If I was hired, I would have upgraded to a Switch Pro model which would be able to support 4K play, though the jump in processing power needed for that means it’s probably further off than some might think. The software and the graphics should have been more powerful to compete off with PSP and XBOX. I would suggest New Switch models that cater to different price points and video resolutions. A VR headset or PS5 rival model could be launched. Since, future is in virtual reality gaming, I would suggest o bring in a gaming product which can support 3D and VR games. This new model would boast upgraded hardware in comparison to the original Nintendo Switch , potentially offering better graphics and processing power. Similarly, it would support 4k graphics.
Also, in this era of internet and connectivity, the online versions and cloud supportive feature would attract more customer. There will be challenges ahead for the gaming company: keeping its Nintendo Switch Online service full of goodies to keep gamers interested, for one. It will be hard keeping the Switch eShop well-curated as more third-party titles flood onto the platform too, while Nintendo will need somewhat regular releases of its flagship franchises (Zelda, Mario, Pokémon) to keep fans happy. References: 1. 10 Reasons Why The Nintendo Wii U Failed 2. Difference Between Nintendo Wii U and Wii 3. Nintendo Switch Vs Wii U: What's The Difference? 4. Nintendo Video Games. 5. Nintendo's Wii console captures new game market 6. Talking Point: What's Next For Nintendo After Switch? 7. The Nintendo Switch was a masterstroke in a decade of ups and downs 8. The Social Living Room: How Nintendo’s Wii Revolutionized Gaming And What It Means For The Future Of Consoles 9. Why Nintendo's Wii Mini is out of touch with the internet and the future 10. Why was the Nintendo wii so successful?
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- Fall '17
- Aaqib nawaz
- Wii, Video game console, Nintendo, Nintendo Corporation