KoIf you’re an owner of the Wii U and were one of the loyal customers to have purchased Nintendo’s latest during or sometime after its launch, you’re well aware of the issues you faced.
If it’s any consolation, according to an interview Reggie Fils-aime(President of Nintendo America) did with Alist, Nintendo seems to be learning from their past mistakes and implementing those lessons onto their latest project codenamed NX.
Every time we launch a new platform, every time we launch a critical new game, we always learn. We always do our breakdown of what worked, what didn’t, and certainly we’ve done that with Wii U
Fils-aime adds on about what really makes the NX unique
One of the things that we have to do better when we launch the NX–we have to do a better job communicating the positioning for the product. We have to do a better job helping people to understand its uniqueness and what that means for the game playing experience.
He doesn’t fail to take into account or mention one of the more serious issues that the Wii U faced at launch: the severe lack of regular, noteworthy game releases, especially from Nintendo itself.
We have to do a better job from a software planning standpoint to have that continuous beat of great new games that are motivating more and more people to pick up the hardware and more and more people to pick up the software.
Those are the critical lessons. And as I verbalize them, they’re really traditional lessons within the industry. You have to make sure people understand the concept, you have to make sure you’ve got a great library of games, and when you do that, you tend to do well.
Nintendo’s next platform, which has been conveniently codenamed NX, is set to launch next year, but there aren’t any official details about it as of yet. Before his passing, company president Satoru Iwata called it a “brand new concept” for video game platforms.
Reports have suggested NX will be a portable console that has detachable controllers, but can also connect to a base unit for a more traditional console gaming experience.