I love Nintendo but I think Reggie has it backwards. Nintendo needed to react to PS3 and 360's HD capabilities several years ago, but was too late. And one year from now, the WiiU is going to be severely behind its competitors. And IMO the WiiU tablet isn't as intuitive to non-gamers as the Wiimote, so I don't see it making up for the loss of the hardcore market by conquering the family market the way the Wii did. I hope I'm proven wrong.
Sony and Microsoft did react to the Wii, playstation move may not have been the most popular but Kinect has done pretty solid.
I can't agree with you more about the hardware aspect of Nintendo's consoles, Nintendo has had a motto of using "established successful technology" instead of gambling or trying to use new tech too soon, but their doing so at the expense of the quality of their products. The WiiU tablet isn't as easy or appealing as motion control is, it's something intuitive, new and fun but it doesn't have the same "revolutionary" aspect like the Wii did. I feel like Nintendo made a pretty big mistake in not having more power capable hardware, casual and serious gamers alike, even with a few publishers have always had a gripe about the under-powered graphics and capabilities of Nintendo's consoles
So, Nintendo has sold off 400,000 WiiU consoles since releasing it a week ago, but MS sold over 750,000 360s in just one day (black friday) even though the units are more expensive than the U. Yeah, sure looks like MS has to play catchup, right.
I have no idea about sony.
BTW, the U's tablet portion looks and feels overly FisherPrice to me. Its a monstrosity of modern design.
Why does Nintendo call it a 'sensor bar' when it senses nothing (its just 3 IR LEDs)?
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