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Can A Wii U Successor(Possibly NX) Realistically Succeed Launching In 2016
Old 11-15-2015, 06:09 PM
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Default Can A Wii U Successor(Possibly NX) Realistically Succeed Launching In 2016

A lot of rumor/speculation points to NX launching next year in 2016. And a lot of people think its the Wii U's successor/replacement. But could a Wii U successor realistically do well in 2016?

While I wouldn't say it's impossible, it sure as heck won't be easy. PS4 and Xbone look to have an amazing 2016, and both will probably be about $300 by the time supposed NX home console launches in holiday 2016. Would the well established, affordable PS4 be too much for NX? Sound off below.
Old 11-15-2015, 06:13 PM
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It has no choice.

The Wii U is dead in the water and in this day and age you can't announce your console years before its out because any hype for it will be dead by late 2017. The NX absolutely has to be out by Q4 next year or Nintendo will be shooting their entire 2016 and the new systems launch in the foot.

Even if its just more successful than the Wii U, as low of a bar as that is, it'll be better than where they're at now.
Old 11-15-2015, 06:15 PM
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It needs to have a big e3 showing where they really market it as being a powerhouse, assuming it will be as powerful as they are saying, or at least close. The launch, launch window, and first year lineup for games have to be huge, and at least decent third party support. The wii u really is pretty much in lameduck mode at this point and has been for awhile. Starfox is in spring, but other than that there is basically nothing until zelda which still is unknown.
Old 11-15-2015, 06:17 PM
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I think it'd definitely have to be $300 or less.
Old 11-15-2015, 06:27 PM
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There are not enough details at the moment to really make any guesses as to what the NX console will actually be.

I think it could be successful if they take a "third pillar" approach to the NX. It would be nice if they didn't dump the Wii U immediately and make some games multi-platform for both NX and Wii U.
Old 11-15-2015, 06:28 PM
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There are not enough details at the moment to really make any guesses as to what the NX console will actually be.

I think it could be successful if they take a "third pillar" approach to the NX. It would be nice if they didn't dump the Wii U immediately and make some games multi-platform for both NX and Wii U.
I honestly wouldn't rule out NX being some kind of microconsole or special tablet. If fact 3DS successor seems the most logical. But I kinda have to agree with Bon, they can't really wait any later.
Old 11-15-2015, 07:09 PM
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I dont think having a third "mini console" will help things at all, they either have to wait it out with the wii u or go all out now with the nx. Also Ken tanabe confirmed it is the next home console when he talked about metroid prime, he said it would be worth the time making a new prime game on the wii u when the nx will be out by that time.

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True. I can see Nintendo using enhanced versions of Wii U games for the first year. but it could be portable. Just have to wait and see. But i think releasing a really expensive console with a weak launch is a bad idea.
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I dont think having a third "mini console" will help things at all, they either have to wait it out with the wii u or go all out now with the nx. Also Ken tanabe confirmed it is the next home console when he talked about metroid prime, he said it would be worth the time making a new prime game on the wii u when the nx will be out by that time.
Well, maybe not exactly a third pillar but the whole situation with dumping the wii u might ruin people's confidence in the new console.

Also, the 3DS is due for a successor as well. That needs to be addressed too.
Old 11-23-2015, 02:04 AM
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I think it would be dumb to launch in 2016 since I doubt a lot of games have been "in the works" for the NX for very long. If Nintendo wan't to launch with next to NOTHING then yeah, go ahead and come out next year...

Of course this is just speculation since we don't know **** about the system yet.
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I think it would be dumb to launch in 2016 since I doubt a lot of games have been "in the works" for the NX for very long. If Nintendo wan't to launch with next to NOTHING then yeah, go ahead and come out next year...

Of course this is just speculation since we don't know **** about the system yet.
The Wii U has nothing coming up next year besides Star Fox and TP HD, and has been in a drought since Splatoon. The 3DS hasn't been getting much either.

It's safe to say all the A teams have been working on NX.
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The Wii U has nothing coming up next year besides Star Fox and TP HD, and has been in a drought since Splatoon. The 3DS hasn't been getting much either.

It's safe to say all the A teams have been working on NX.
That's fine, but I doubt they have been working long enough to launch games in 2016.