For all the negativity surrounding the Wii U there is also lot of praise for the console. It just doesn’t make as much noise within the industry as it probably should.
Recently, Codemasters’ Senior Executive Producer Clive Moody stated: “I think it [Wii U] is the future,” when talking to ABC’s News 10 about the prospects of the upcoming next generation of consoles. Will the Wii U be the “future” of home console gaming like Moody thinks it to be? What if it isn’t – what happens then? Well, let’s take a look through the looking glass, shall we?
Changes are definitely happening behind the scenes within Nintendo, and while we won’t see the fruits of this new strategy for a while, it’s going to be interesting what comes of it. The 3DS is doing very well on the market in Japan, but outside of its home territory neither the 3DS nor the Wii U is taking the world by storm. It also looks as if Nintendo is possibly about to tap into the mobile markets. A Miiverse app on the iOS and Android Marketplaces would allow hundreds of millions of people to tap into its new family friendly social network – possibly pulling them into a console purchase thereafter – but there is slow progress here, with Nintendo developing a web application accessible by phones first.
Could we ever actually sneak through a haunted mansion as Luigi, using nothing but our bodies to frantically suck up ghost right from the comfort of our very own living rooms? What about a Nintendo developed version of Kinect Sports in partnership with Microsoft? If Nintendo did not have to worry about costly and inefficient console development, it could instead use its capital to develop unique peripherals to create innovative gameplay mechanics that tap directly into the immense power of these consoles. Its games would sell and would be available to both the Nintendo loyal and the hardcore gamers who don’t typically purchase Nintendo systems. Could this actually be a better alternative for Nintendo?