Nintendo Says It Won’t Repeat Wii U Mistakes With Switch Successor

Nintendo Says It Won’t Repeat Wii U Mistakes With Switch Successor

Since the early 1980s, nintendo has been a branded publisher and one of the most recognizable video game studios in existence. Producing some of the best-selling video game hardware of all time, Nintendo has gained enormous influence in the gaming community. That said, the studio has made its fair share of mistakes regarding certain hardware elements, but thankfully, it looks like the studio is taking steps to not repeat those mistakes.

Despite an impressive library of games, the Wii U was, for all intents and purposes, a business flop. After coming to a halt just five years after its initial launch, the Wii U was quickly replaced by the release of the Nintendo Switch. Although the reasons for the failure of the Wii U vary wildly, Nintendo is certainly aware of most of them and, according to the president of the studio, future hardware will be built with these errors in mind.


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During a QnA financial briefing, Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa, when asked how Nintendo will transition from the Switch once the studio decides to release new hardware, said the studio wants the transition to next-gen hardware is “as smooth as it gets.” During the transition from the Wii to the Wii U, and by extension from the DS to the 3DS, there were certainly noticeable growing pains.

It’s important to note that Furukawa hasn’t outright confirmed the development of new gaming hardware, but it’s certainly nice to know that Nintendo is being a bit more tactful in terms of releasing new technology. For many laptop owners, the Nintendo 3DS was a pretty nice system, but the 3D implementation caused a lot of problems when it was first released and wasn’t really put to good use in most of other games.

Over the past few decades, there have been many instances of Nintendo hardware failing, but the success the studio has gleaned from other companies and systems has managed to eclipse the less successful consoles. However, it looks like Nintendo will continue to support the Switch and its users for years to come, which Furukawa reinforced during the briefing. Furukawa said Nintendo “is focused on building long-term relationships with (its) consumers”.

Either way, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for Nintendo hardware in the future. It seems unlikely that new material will be released soon, but it is possible that nintendo could release a different Nintendo Switch variant similar to the Nintendo Switch OLED in the coming months.

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Source: IGN

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