Fighting a New Battle: Nintendo’s Real Intentions with the Wii U


I had an epiphany today which compelled me to write this article. Many people have questioned Nintendo’s decisions – both in the past (with the Wii) and currently with the Wii U. We know how it turned out for the Wii (best selling console, printing money, etc.) – and most people have finally gotten a hold of the reasoning behind the original Wii; don’t compete in an existing market – create a new one. You can’t argue with the facts – the Wii did what it was supposed to do (and made Nintendo a mint in the process). It didn’t gain market supremacy by taking users away from Microsoft and Sony – it created a new market of soccer moms and accountants who bought up Wii Sports, Wii Fit and other “common consumer” gaming products. Read more

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Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+

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