Sunday, April 17, 2011
What's Next for the Nintendo Wii?
The Nintendo Wii has been the top selling gaming console for the last few years, and they are planning on releasing a new model. An article from cnn.com takes a look at the speculation surrounding a Wii 2. Supposedly the new Wii would support HD gaming. Nintendo definitely needs to do something new and original to appeal to consumers. They claim that this new Wii is stronger than both the PS3 and the XBOX 360. With the release of the Kinect for the XBOX 360, Nintendo needs to do something to regain consumer interest. Nintendo needs to increase the demand for their product so that they can raise the price on their new system. The Wii's motion controls aren't really wowing anyone anymore and if they don't change, than they will be left behind. Also with this new system Nintendo needs to be stronger out of the gate with their game releases. When they released the Wii they just released games that appealed to adults and children. they completely forgot about their core audience, and that has hurt Nintendo in the long run. Little is known about this new Wii console, but if Nintendo can come up with something to wow the consumers, then there is no doubt that the console will sell well. Nintendo is a trusted name in video games and they are always very innovative with what they do. I fully expect this new Wii to increase interest in Nintendo and their games. Nintendo has been declining recently, but the release of a new console might be just what Nintendo needs to get back on top of the video game market.