Why did Nintendo have to be so cheap?

#1CelestialMindPosted 2/20/2013 7:33:22 PM
Why couldn't they have made a super powerful console like the PS4? (8GB dedicated RAM drools).

And it already has so many features the Wii U doesn't have.
#2Enigma149Posted 2/20/2013 7:35:39 PM
Because the last time they tried that, they didn't even sell 25 million units, and every other time in recent memory a company has tried that has lost billions (PS3, Dreamcast, Xbox), barely broken even (PSP, GameCube), or been forced to rely on a gimmick to re-ignite interest in their console (Xbox 360)?
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#3aryanbrarPosted 2/20/2013 7:36:55 PM
nintendo messed up with wii, it was a success sure thats cause smartphones/tablets were in infant stage. so the casuals bought it like crazy and you know the rest.
i honestly believe casuals should get there filthy hands of gaming, they have no brand loyalty what so ever.
as much as i hate mario(only mario lol ) i rather play it then overrated crap like angry birds or poop craft.
#4GdboyratedloudPosted 2/20/2013 7:37:51 PM
8 GB will not be dedicated to games
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#5Genericgamer667Posted 2/20/2013 7:38:02 PM
Sony is screwed if the ps4 is a repeat performance you know
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#6jwillennPosted 2/20/2013 7:41:42 PM(edited)
why build a beast when developers aren't even taking full advantage of what's there?

this happens every generation. it is a waste of money. it could even mean danger zone for a console manufacturer that does it too much with less than favorable results. it IS danger zone for a developer that pours time and money into building technically beastly games that go on to sell like a porno movie in an asexual galaxy.

and for what? just so some clowns at a message board can say "my system is more powerful than yours" and OCCASIONALLY get a game that actually proves it to a significant extent?
#7SegavsCapcomPosted 2/20/2013 7:43:11 PM
Because Nintendo has hit upon a winning business model. Sell consoles under powered when compared to the competition yet add a gimmick. This leads to cheap production cost and maximum profit.

Last time Nintendo made a beast it crashed and burned.
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#8Tzuba12Posted 2/20/2013 7:45:46 PM
People still don't understand that the 8 gigs of ram aren't for the games, but for the streaming, and all the other social stuff? Even the ps4 board knows this.
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#9MctiasPosted 2/20/2013 8:08:11 PM
Nintendo has always been about making the best of little resources. None of it's most memorable consoles where the most powerful of their respective time.