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2. Re: Morning Consolidation May 17, 2013, 09:23 Verno
 
Looks like another Gamecube for Nintendo

Not such a horrible thing, there were a ton of cool Gamecube games but it doesn't endear them to third parties. Problems they made this gen:

- confusing mess of supported peripherals/games
- Wii U name confuses people
- Very little marketing in NA/EU
- Underpowered hardware again, this is sort of Nintendos thing but they really pissed off third parties with that slow CPU and only 2GB of memory
- Made Amazon and EA angry at the same time
- eShop still sucks (seriously if I was a dev I would be pissed that they keep fucking this up)

Right now Ubisoft is one of the few companies really making an effort.

All of that said Nintendo is a weird company in that they can afford to go it alone, massive cash reserves and an amazing stable of highly desirable franchises.
 
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