1. NintenPedia Guest Message

    Get 3DS/Wii U/Switch eShop Credit

    Members of the community can earn or win Nintendo 3DS/WiiU/Switch eShop credit. This is available to North American and European region 3DS and Wii U owners (Switch is region free). Earn Play Coins by posting in the forum and exchange them for eShop credit. It's that easy.
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
Dismiss Notice
Yoshi - 3DS Pedia
Signing up for an account lets you communicate with other Nintendo gamers from around the world. Play games, ask questions, have fun and earn eShop credit along the way.

Do you think the Wii U's failure is responsible for the Switch's success?

Discussion in 'General Nintendo Discussions' started by Marc, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Marc

    Marc Chocolate milk :3 Forum Management

    Play Coins:
    4,577 coins
    According to Reggie, it is.
    Source: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/20...s_responsible_for_switchs_success_says_reggie

    From the article, it mentions how the GamePad was a unique feature of the Wii U and how Nintendo did not effectively communicate about why it was so innovative. It also mentioned how the console lacked games and Reggie says Nintendo is working hard to ensure this does not happen with the Nintendo Switch.

    So what is your input on all of this? Do you think the Wii U's failure is responsible for the Switch's success?
  2. 3dsCollector

    3dsCollector Pokemon Trainer Towns Folk

    Play Coins:
    37 coins
    Eh, partially. I think the Wii U’s failure forced them to not put in little effect in the switch though and it seems to be paying off.
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 11, 2017 at 8:07 AM
  3. Starry Windy

    Starry Windy Thinking some thoughts... The Resident Victini

    Play Coins:
    64 coins
    I think Wii U's failure contributes to Switch's success in a way, because I think they just need to make things clear on how the console works and all, not to mention that from what I heard, Wii U's initial reveal was quite confusing for some who are not into gaming.

    Plus, Wii U's GamePad concept that can relay games to the screen while you're away from TV, is evolved as Switch becomes the hybrid console that can be carried if you want. Switch's concept may look tad bit simpler than how it works in Wii U, but it works for the better.
  4. RinoDino

    RinoDino Nintendo 3DS Addict Towns Folk

    Play Coins:
    44 coins
    In my personal opinion, I think it really does contribute to the Switch's success, mainly because Nintendo got too cocky with the Wii's big success that they thought that the Wii U was going to sell like the Wii, even though they didn't realize that the name was an literally an ambulance call, the marketing was terrible, and that the launch titles didn't really ''grab'' any hardcore Nintendo fans. Now with the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo fully realized that the marketing should be simple and easy to understand and not be filled with a bunch of whiny kids or Disney Channel celebrities, be more directed to older teens and young adults and the lauch titles were better than the Wii U's, to be fair the Wii U had more, but quality is better than quantity and aside from 1-2 Switch, the Switch's lauch titles were pretty good!