Was the Wii U rushed to market? Why?

#1iKhan88Posted 3/8/2014 3:08:25 PM
One of the things MatPat talks about in the Wii U GameTheory video is that the Wii U was rushed to the market. But he doesn't really give a good evidence that it was rushed, or why it was rushed (otherwise the vid was good).

Do you think it was rushed? IMO, from looking at the launch, it was. Nintendo systems tend to have one big title at launch, but the Wii U lacked that. Many games in the launch window weren't in it, several features were missing, and the VC was far sparser than the Wii's was even at launch.

But honestly, I have no remote idea why. The Wii could have continued to sell well if Nintendo didn't cut support from it.
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#2BambooPandamoPosted 3/8/2014 3:14:48 PM
Reasons for why the Wii U was rushed

-Wii U firmware is still in need of a major overhaul, the speed is getting better with each revision.
-Many internal projects at Nintendo needed more time in development, they still decided to launch knowing full well droughts will occur if 3rd parties weren't there
-Gimmick wasn't fully explored, if the Wii U was a well-thought out console they would have had a killer app like Wii Sports to sell the tablet, but they didn't

Could think but more but you get the picture.
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#3Auction SniperPosted 3/8/2014 3:22:30 PM
-the Wii craze had already peaked
-They needed a new machine to retain the interest of customer that they had gained from all those Wii sales
-Tablets were becoming popular
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#4ChrisCanbergPosted 3/8/2014 3:28:41 PM
Wii U was either a year early or two years too late. Not quite sure which.
#5iKhan88(Topic Creator)Posted 3/8/2014 3:32:36 PM
Auction Sniper posted...
-the Wii craze had already peaked
-They needed a new machine to retain the interest of customer that they had gained from all those Wii sales
-Tablets were becoming popular


-The Wii craze stopped because Nintendo stopped making games for it
-The Wii U turns its back on everything the consumer loved about the Wii
-In this case the whole is not the sums of its parts.
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#6godplaysSNESPosted 3/8/2014 3:34:45 PM
The hardware indicates Nintendo sat on it for four years, whereas the software indicates it was rushed
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#7Samus3DPosted 3/8/2014 3:51:15 PM
Were the Xbox One and PS4 rushed to market?
#8SaltyBotzPosted 3/8/2014 4:09:09 PM
Samus3D posted...
Were the Xbox One and PS4 rushed to market?


Nope. 2005-2013 was an 8 year life for the X360, and its still kicking. Nintendo consoles just aren't a good investment, because they aren't supported for as long as Microsoft or Sony consoles. They pretty much throw all their previous systems under the bus as soon as the new system comes out. Its anti-consumerist policy at its finest.
#9AhnoldDoodPosted 3/8/2014 4:11:28 PM
SaltyBotz posted...
Nope. 2005-2013 was an 8 year life for the X360, and its still kicking..


Well first of all the Wii had a 6 year life and somehow this isn't good for the Wii U? And you also forget that the original Xbox was dropped pretty quickly and the Xbox One isn't doing so damn hot either (its $500!)?
#10Starwars4JPosted 3/8/2014 4:12:04 PM
Samus3D posted...
Were the Xbox One and PS4 rushed to market?


Very much so, have you seen those hardware failure rates? Yikes! That and a huge drought of games both systems are facing.
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