Did trying to release the Wii U a year ahead of competition ruin the system?

#1Brandy1977Posted 2/7/2013 5:56:50 PM
I can understand they needed to get a head start ahead of the new Xbox and PS4 due to not being able to compete with the power of the systems and all.I completely understand they needed to get an install base before that happened but was this the right choice?

Lets say they released it this summer instead,perhaps that would have given them enough time to get a few exclusives so the early adopters would not be left with a barren library.However by this summer the hype train for the new Xbox and PS4 will be in full motion and maybe that would not be a good time either.

It is rather confusing as to when the best time to release the system would be.Another option would be to wait well after the new PS/360 releases to give time to maybe have many games ready for release as well as maybe add a horse or two under the hood so the system is not so much underpowered.

It all is confusing and actually no option looks all that great.Guess maybe its time for Nintendo to just hang up the home console thing altogether and concentrate on the handheld hardware market while making first party games for Microsoft and Sony,that actually seems like the more logical solution.
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#2Xeeh_BitzPosted 2/7/2013 5:58:00 PM
It's not a barren library, they're getting games soon. Such as the Exclusive Rayman Legends... oh wait..
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#3Brandy1977(Topic Creator)Posted 2/7/2013 6:20:02 PM
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
It's not a barren library, they're getting games soon. Such as the Exclusive Rayman Legends... oh wait..


Honestly there are a few games worth owning.Ninja Gaiden RE is the best version of that game and the ZombiU game looks ok for a rush job.
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#4geneticsftwPosted 2/7/2013 6:26:24 PM
No
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#5DiscostewSMPosted 2/7/2013 6:27:56 PM
Did the PS2 get ruined for releasing as early as it did compared to the superior GC and XBox?
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#6godwavePosted 2/7/2013 6:41:42 PM
DiscostewSM posted...
Did the PS2 get ruined for releasing as early as it did compared to the superior GC and XBox?


It had an ungodly amount of 3rd party support down the line though. I doubt the same for Wii U.