BanjoPickles wrote:Okay, I think that I'm writing this more out of frustration than anything else. The latest rumors that are annoying me, to no end, are the constant "Nintendo set to unveil the NX this week.....wait, no. NEXT week!"
This is one of those strange situations where I'm annoyed at all parties. I'm annoyed with the gaming media for fueling these stories, but I'm also getting irritated with Nintendo themselves. Granted, they know a heck of a lot more about the cogs of the industry than I do, but this secrecy is getting old! It's not like they have a substantial number of AAA games coming to their existing hardware. The Wii U has, I believe, one big title left (LoZ), while the 3DS has the upcoming Pokemons, Dragon Quest VIII, and....a few Wii U ports?
I was talking about this with a friend, a couple of days ago, and we both reached the consensus that Nintendo is basically a dead company, at the moment. They have two huge games on the immediate horizon, and then you can expect to wait at least half of a year until the next big game, which isn't even a guarantee! I understand that they're not in direct competition with MS and Sony, but at least those companies have shown their hand and have given their respective fanbases reason to believe that their investment is secure.
What do you guys think? I'm sorry for the rant. It's just that, as time goes on, their strategy doesn't seem like much of a strategy at all.
Their strategy is brilliant! This is arguably the most anticipated console in Nintendo's history, and they've said nothing except the release date. People are going crazy with rumours and the hype is over the top, all over a console where Nintendo has said NOTHING about. Just take a peek at Neogaf, people are going bonkers over there. Their strategy is perfect, the anticipation is through the roof and they havent' done a thing.
Think about it: After the Wii U (their worst console in terms of sales), how do you get people excited about their next console? Why would people be excited? Well, you say "we are coming out with a revolutionary new console, a brand new way to play games, etc". Then you have leaked rumours slowly coming out that peaks people's curiosity, and boom, gamers are salivating about this thing.
In my opinion, Nintendo is handling this perfectly. People are excited about what they're going to come out with.