Nintendo, while not having the greatest 2011 as evidenced by their results, does have high hopes for the Wii U. Frankly, the company is betting everything on this next generation gaming console that’s rumored to even be twice as powerful as the Xbox 360.
The company’s chief plans on doing the launch right and make it a great success for the company. The console will be available this holiday shopping season, similar to how they launched the original Wii which went on to be big money maker for the company. In fact, for a while there, it was the best selling console and would routinely beat out the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
“Iwata vowed the company will be better prepared when it introduces the Wii U home console during the 2012 year-end shopping season for a strong comeback. He declined to give details such as pricing or what the software games available at that time might be.”
“But he said the Wii U will come with a strong game lineup at the launch as well as secure and safe Internet services that will offer players individual accounts. The Wii U will come with new ways of playing that will almost make the term “home console” obsolete, Iwata said. It will also offer mobile gaming. The machine has a touch-panel controller.”
Again, they’re betting big on the gaming console. Chances are though, it’s going to be a good seller and help them establish their dominance currently in the interactive gaming market. That is of course if they can bring it in at a reasonable price.
Will you be purchasing a Nintendo Wii U when they come out?