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Nintendo was completely dependent on the console generation and no one shit

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Last generationLast generationLooking back on 2013-2020, the era of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The last time we said goodbye to all generations of video game consoles was in 2013. Say goodbye to the three machines.. This time, Nintendo left the game long ago, so we just say goodbye to them.

Do you remember the Wii U? Nintendo didn’t think so, but it’s easy to forget that it was neither the successor to the Wii, one of the best-selling consoles in history, and a true mainstream breakthrough. Released in 2012 disasterFrom the name to the muddy touch screen, cheap build quality, and the lack of outstanding games.

“Oh, come on, it wasn’t a disaster.” There are few punctuation marks, but some may have already entered the tweet. “That Mario game was good!”

It was! Was good! I reviewed!! But take this into account: the Wii has sold over 100 million units. Do you know how many Wii U sold? 13 million.. It’s not a drop-off. FOr a company that makes money by selling video games and video game consoles that are the door to hell.

Nintendo couldn’t get rid of it fast enough, so it started a year ahead of schedule with Sony and Microsoft’s next console, which was released in November 2012 but will not be released until November 2013. ..The Wii U was replaced by the Nintendo Switch in March 2017, just 4.5 years later...

What happened next is, of course, history.Nintendo’s latest console Big hit, Already sold about 70 million units, looking back on the history of the 21st century, it is easy to forget the existence of Wii U as long as systems such as Wii, DS, Switch are overshadowed.

But the Wii U’s sacrifice wasn’t in vain. If the Wii was Nintendo The beginning The process of separating itself from the arms race that couldn’t keep up with it (just by deciding that specs aren’t everything), and the Wii U finishes work based on the idea that all new consoles on the planet It had to come out almost at the same time as the other new consoles.

When the Wii U was launched in 2012, it was already caught up in the gravitational pull of the 2013 release of PS4 and Xbox One. When the switch was released in 2017, it didn’t have to worry about anything! I wasn’t trying to compete with Sony or Microsoft hardware, and I wasn’t approaching the release timeframe.It was freedom..

It can be in Nintendo Land, which is its own space. Nintendo Land is one of the best places for them or us at the moment. This is where Nintendo can release its own amazing games. You may also be able to play indie games. You can play not only on TV but also on the go. It’s no wonder that everything continues to sell. Very fucking good..

Oh yeah, it’s weird to say goodbye to the whole generation and spend almost all of our time just talking about two console. But that’s the world we’re in thanks to Nintendo’s departure, and perhaps the most amazing thing about the whole process is that no one, from any side, really gives shit about it.

Sony and Microsoft are doing their thing —Microsoft sometimes supports Nintendo— Nintendo is very comfortable at Nintendo, but with Nintendo’s unique success. Everyone wins. Everyone is happy. And how often can you say that in this business?

More stories from previous generations:

https://kotaku.com/nintendo-completely-bailed-on-console-generations-and-1845719633

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