I am in my early 30's so my first experienced in video gaming home consoles was in the early to mid 80's when I was about 5 years old. During that time even though my first system was the Sega Masters I wasn't into gaming until the first NES came out. Lets face it, Nintendo was the reason why consoles became popular especially in the United states. They started it all in the 80's. Yes Atari tried to make a huge splash in the late 70's with their system but if you read up on video gaming history, there were so many errors they did marketing wised and eventually Nintendo pretty much destroyed them. Nintendo pretty much destroyed every consoles that came out in the 80's and early 90's pretty much. Sega even bow down to Nintendo. Then ofcourse if you know the history of video game consoles the story behind how Sony got started. Believe it or not Nintendo was the reason why there is a Playstation in the first place. You can read up on how playstation got started online because I think it is one of the most interesting and biggest business mistakes Nintendo did.
Anyway, I know some of you guys assumed I am a sony fan boy due to my post of how I praised the ps4 so much. I cant blame you really. I became a fan boy due to the xbox fan boys. I owned a 360 and i loved it. I also own a ps3. But I was a Nintendo fanboy for quite a long time believe it or not. I stop being their fan when the Wii came out. I own all of nintendo systems. The nes, the super nes, n64, gamecube. but when the Wii came out, i knew that they just dont get it. Dont get me wrong. Wii was a great console. But it seems like Nintendo doesnt understand the new landscape of what gamers want now a days. Guys my age grew up with Mario and donkey kong and zeldas but the kids now a days doesn't care much for those exclusive Nintendo charactors anymore. Its just cute looking now. Its not cool anymore to play those charactors. So you can only squeezed so much out of them. The Wii U was a huge desaster. Now I heard they might come out with a new system called the Nintendo Fusion. Will that system bring Nintendo back to prominent? I think the problem for Nintendo is not that their system sucks or its not powerful. I think their issue is they dont know how to market themselves to the new generations. They dont know how to work with game developers as well as microsoft and sony. I heard Nintendo rubs some developers the wrong way thats the reason why they dont have many great games for the system. I believe they can bring out systems after systems after systems but if they dont work on their marketing skills and relationships with other developers, they will never be competing against sony and microsoft.