Robert Maxwell wrote:
Now we just need Nintendo to follow suit and release a $199 Wii U without the tablet controller.
Nintendo can't do that because it would break every single game that has tablet-specific features.
Besides, that wouldn't help move a lot more Wii Us.
I know. I just want a Wii U for $199 and a controller that doesn't make my hands tired. At least the Pro Controller is pretty cool, but you have to buy it separately.
All Nintendo can do at this point is slow their bleeding and hang on until the next generation. They have more than enough money in the bank and the 3DS is very profitable, so they won't be pulling a Sega any time soon. And given their modest sales forecast for 2014 (something like 3 million Wii Us world wide) even they have accepted this fate. Maybe this new Quality of Life stuff will work out for them. Who knows.