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Would the Wii U have sold more with better hardware? – Hypothetically Speaking

Would the Wii U have sold more with better hardware? – Hypothetically Speaking

Nov 1, 2013

Hypothetically Speaking, would Nintendo have had a more successful year had the console been released with improved hardware, comparable to that of the Playstation 4 and Xbox One? If they did, however, would they have had to delay the release of the console to 2013?

Many developers have openly said they will not be making games for the Wii U simply because of its inferior hardware. So, with that in mind, the improved hardware may have helped substantially in created more third-party content for Nintendo, that has so far been lackluster.

Wii U hardware Hypothetical

How much of an impact would improved, more powerful hardware have made to the Wii U sales?

With the announcement of delays for key titles, such as Watch Dogs, DriveClub, The Crew and Planetside 2, it’s beginning to make those waiting for next gen consoles a little bit more anxious.

If Nintendo had a solid line-up of first party games, with similar hardware to the Playstation 4 and Xbox One, it may have capitalised on the delays from other consoles. If it had the hardware, it could exploit sales from Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts which all launch this month for current and next gen consoles. With Nintendo’s track record for great first-party titles, alongside the ability to play the best-selling third-party games with the same power as its competition, it is possible that the Wii U would have been the dark horse in sales this holiday season.


Would the Wii U benefit from superior hardware? Should Nintendo have aimed to compete directly with Sony and Microsoft? Could the Wii U still prevail?

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