EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich thinks that Nintendo would do best to distance itself from both Sony and Microsoft and focus on its own identity for the Wii U. Divnich says that there is already two systems that satisfy the core experience, so Nintendo really needs to differentiate itself from the pack.
“It really comes down to messaging, and I feel like the Wii U is in an awkward place with its identity.”
“On one side of the coin, Nintendo has done an excellent job at messaging to the casual and mainstream audience. They’ve done enough to convince the mainstream that the Wii U is a worthy upgrade to the Wii.”
“Don’t get me wrong, all the core launch titles play beautifully; however, the problem is that gamers don’t want a core experience on the Wii U. There is already two systems that satisfy the core experience.”
“Nintendo has always operated at their own pace. It has worked well for them and I don’t think the Wii U is a scenario where Nintendo was rushing to market. There will be issues, however, if Nintendo attempts to compete with Sony and Microsoft at their own game (again, delivering core experiences, superior online services, etc.).”