Venture Beat writer, Dean Takahashi, firmly believes that Nintendo should have acquired Kickstarter sensation, Ouya. Takahashi says that Nintendo desperately needs to bring hit franchises to Wii U, and he believes that the deluge of indie software for Ouya would have helped the ailing console. He went on to say that Wii U has had a shortage of hits, and the big games from top publishers either haven’t materialize or alternatively they didn’t sell well. Takahasi concluded by saying that Wii U is now dead in the water.
“We’re not sure what the valuation was, but Ouya just got a lot more expensive as a potential acquisition. Nintendo should have grabbed it while it had the chance. Nintendo, meanwhile, had its window to sell Wii U game consoles during the last six months. It had a shortage of hits, and the big games from top publishers either didn’t materialize or didn’t sell well. Nintendo generated some good digital revenue through the app store on the Wii U platform, but it hasn’t had a huge breakout hit on that front. Now the Wii U is dead in the water.”