The year of little support for Wii before WiiU came out

#1its_mattPosted 2/1/2014 12:42:27 AM
So Skyward Sword came out late 2011 and then that was about it for Nintendo's plans for Wii and then there was a whole year of nothing until WiiU came out in late 2012. Now Sony kept their PS3 releases coming through in the last 12 months before PS4 and that seems to have given a lot more momentum to PS4. Is this another error of judgement by Nintendo to drop Wii like a stone and give it a year before WiiU?
#2nonexistingheroPosted 2/1/2014 1:04:18 AM
It's really hard to tell what Nintendo was up to. The last few years of the Wii have been incredibly lackluster with only a couple of standout 1st party developed games being released (keep in mind that Xenoblade was originally 2010). Now it's been over a year since the Wii U launch.

Basically, the only explanation is that most of Nintendo's 1st party studio's did next-to-nothing for console development for 1-2 years (2010 & 2011).
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#3Valor_PhoenixPosted 2/1/2014 1:09:56 AM(edited)
The Wii was dying before then. Wii sales and general interest in the Wii peaked back in 2008.

http://www.vgchartz.com/tools/hw_date.php?reg=Global&ending=Monthly

Turn off all systems but the Wii and Wii U, set it for all and you'll see the Wii U inherited the Wii sales.

This can be seen in Skyward Sword's sales. I didn't know nor care about it coming out, my Wii was in storage by then.
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