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Nintendo's latest console, the Wii U, hasn't fared well on store shelves, and a lot of gaming enthusiasts seem more focused on the upcoming Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but does that mean Nintendo could soon be irrelevant? Industry luminary, Nolan Bushnell thinks so.
In an interview with the BBC, Atari founder Nolan Bushnell said, "I don't think handheld game-only devices make sense anymore. Not when you have an iPod or an Android microtablet. When it comes to the console market, I think the market is truncating. Nintendo always had a soft spot for young people - they sort of did the 12-and-under pretty well, and the other guys did the 12-and-over. And now I think the other [consoles] are good enough on those things, and the rush to upgrade from the 12-and-under is not nearly as important."
[Source: BBC News]
Our TakeIt's true that Nintendo's Wii U has failed to live up to sales expectations, and Nintendo's relevance in the handheld market also seems to be waning. I don't want to say I agree with Bushnell, but Nintendo does face some very serious challenges in the next few years. I'd hate to see Ninendo become obsolete, because they've been an integral part of the gaming landscape for decades, but the industry has continued to evolve and Nintendo rarely keeps pace with modern innovations. Sure the company is innovative in it's own way, but the Wii U hasn't caught enough interest to justify its production. I hope Nintendo has a few surprises up it's sleeve for the next year, because I still want to believe that Nintendo is a champ that can climb back to the top.
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Well we know we can trust this guy.
I think it's too soon to judge them based on less than a year of the console's life.
i have an ipad and an iphone and neither are my handheld gaming devices. i personally dont like gaming on them. im a traditional gamer and love my handhelds on the go. i own a 3ds xl and a vita, and this is comfortable gaming to me.i wouldn't trade em for anything else. i also just preordered a wiiu wind waker bundle. i wont rule out nintendo yet. what they do makes so many so happy. i believe they can survive and still compete and be inovative on there own. thats why i think myself and so many still love and support nintendo. nintendo maybe different from sony and microsoft but its there games and franchises that keep me coming back. they ultimately make us happy in the end! thats not a bad thing ya know. maybe im becoming an old gamer but i can still tell and enjoy the good the bad from the old and the ugly. and nintendo dont make ugly!