jdreyer wrote on Jul 9, 2013, 14:31: I really don't see how the Wii U recovers from this. Nintendo needs to come out with new hardware ASAP (WITH proper dev tools) and a cloud/social solution to allow players to more easily do multiplayer and download games and content. At this point they should go with PC hardware. Then they can have their first party Nintendo exclusives, AND port over 3rd party titles with ease.
Not happening, we have precedent on how rapid hardware releases kills your brand with the 32X/Saturn debacle. Compelling software combined with a price cut is the only way out, and that won't be until next year. I think we can all agree it won't have another 8 year life cycle though.