Should the Wii U stay way from the Wii model?
At the gates of the new generation, we wonder if the Wii model is now over. Some analysts talk of a bubble that has exploded and that it can not continue; statements that force us to question the following: Does the Wii U need to get away from what its predecessor stood for?
Many have read the recent statements of the controversial Michael Pachter, one of the leading analysts of the scene. Known for throwing judgments and forecasts on key current issues, whether the expected GTA V or Wii U, is back on everyone’s lips saying that “Wii is a bubble that already burst” and that those players “are playing Farmville now. ” Is Pachter exaggerating?
His words, collected by the site VentureBeat, turned to the Internet and, although controversial, may offer new clues about the future of Nintendo and its promising console, Wii U. After profitable Wii sales, the need for new technology was inevitable. So now, it was time to increase the power, restart and reinvent. In the current market players do not need a high end console to game on and, in many cases, conform to the number of games that tablets and smartphones offer. Not to mention the wide range of clients to guide their impulses by simple fads.
In addition, the company itself has been responsible for distancing themselves from the image associated with mini-games or titles that focus on a more family oriented industry. While Nintendo never abandoned the mass market overall objective but has placed much emphasis on their goal towards the most hardcore player. Their emphasis on the possibilities of the shooter genre, or the panoramic view in driving titles are simple examples of this new direction.
Change is coming
Furthermore, observing the catalog of titles, we find first-class games, many of them focusing on the oldest public. Batman: Arkham City, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Assassin’s Creed, Darksiders II, Metro Last Light ... seems that Nintendo wants to be reunited with the traditional player, one who is faithful and does not follow the latest trend. Of course, the console has a great potential for family games (in fact keep the gameplay and controls in Wii), but its commitment to high end gaming stands out above all.
What do you think?
So rather than abandoning a style of play, Nintendo may want to reconcile with gamers those who are loyal and outsiders. And do you think Nintendo will have on a new type of game style?