Analysts Say Wii U is OK
Despite the rumours that Xbox 360 and PS3 surpass the upcoming Wii U on the hardware capability side, and how many have said this will affect the Wii U’s sales (because Xbox 360 and PS3 might be able to still cut the Wii U in price), a number of other analysts have come out saying the device will do just fine – according to a recent article on Gamesindustry.biz.
“The original Wii was designed for standard definition televisions, and when released, there were ninety eight standard definition TV households for every high definition TV household. Now we are faced with fantastic and powerful consoles coming from Sony and Microsoft that will drive high frame rates for 1080p resolution and much higher for 3D. However, if we look at the installed base of HD televisions globally, we may find a very large portion of them are 720p, as those displays were the first adopted and the first discounted.
"So for many people, the new Sony and Microsoft offerings may be an overkill for their current television capability," Pollak noted. "Combine this with Nintendo's proven game play quality, the unique tablet controller, and NFC technology that goes hand in hand with their IP, and I think Nintendo will do just fine with Wii U."
A lot has to do with pricing and the titles coming out. Nintendo is definitely aiming to gain a more core audience with the Wii U and has been fairly clear about it, especially when one looks at some of the games coming out for the title (Gamesindustry.biz also has a confirmed titles list here).
Macchiarella also mentions two key factors that Nintendo need to get right.