I love Nintendo and own a Wii U myself, as I have told people in many posts before this. However, when looking at the Wii U against the upcoming systems, it is just not as powerful as the competition. The gap isn’t as big as as the one between the Wii and the Xbox 360 and PS3, but the there is still not as much horsepower under the hood as some think is needed. Is it time for Nintendo to look to a third party company to help develop a stronger system?
As anyone in gaming community knows, both Microsoft and Sony are both large companies away from their gaming systems, developing all kinds of technology from TVs, to Blu-Ray Players, and even the Operating System for that PC you bought. In this sense, they have a very large edge over the Japanese game company that only works with Video Game Consoles and Games.
Just to give a hypothetical, not to even say that this would actually happen, but what if Nintendo partnered with a company like Apple? Apple to build the console and Nintendo to provide the content that would be released? Being one of the largest companies in the world, I’m sure Apple would be able to give you a system that would rival that of Microsoft or Sony. The question is, would Nintendo ever do it?
One of my largest fears as a gaming enthusiast is that Nintendo will collapse as a console maker. Being the first worldwide recognized home console(sorry Atari, Coleco, etc) it may be part nostalgia that makes me hold on to them for dear life, but so what? If the company brings me joy, then why not keep it? Fanboys can attack me or praise me but either way, my feeling will not change. Do you think that Nintendo should look to alternative sources to help produce a console? Let us know in the comments below!