Hmm, I agree that third-parties have been real jerks lately, but I don't think the situation is THAT dire. There always seem to be a select few who bring out some strong, quality exclusives from time to time--in this case, Bayonetta 2 and Lego City Undercover come to mind. It'd be nice to have a little third-party padding throughout the lifetime of the system, and good sales would indeed help that. Plus, it'd take Nintendo out of the industry's crosshairs for a little while with better sales, as I'm sure we're all tired of the doom and gloom talk.
Anyway, Direct is about to start! Hope to see something cool...I'd be up for some Pikmin 3 DLC! And dare I say...EarthBound-related stuff? I did have an EarthBound/Mother 3 dream last night...
Plus, it'd take Nintendo out of the industry's crosshairs for a little while with better sales, as I'm sure we're all tired of the doom and gloom talk.
Did we not just live through the Wii generation? When, with the Wii being far and away the industry leader in sales beating out the other two consoles COMBINED, did the doom/gloom stop? Never. Never did it stop. And when did the 3rd parties flock to be on board with great AAA hits? "Oh, the system wasn't powerful enough." Or whatever excuse. It's ALWAYS whatever excuse. This is what the media does, and if the Wii U did better than the PS2 it wouldn't stop. Nintendo would still be doomed in their eyes, because of horsepower, or lack of achievements, or that they don't have Call of God of War 7, or whatever.
You're living in a fantasy land, man (and I don't mean that in a bad way, I'm just saying it's fantasy to believe the media is ever going to quit this nonsense they do). Nintendo's success/failure/changing-into-a-company-that-only-sells-delicious-hotdogs is not going to change the media doom and gloom. The doom and gloom articles get hits, and that is what the media wants. Just ignore them, they're trolls.
Nintendo is not doomed. They need more games for their console, and if they release killer apps and don't drop the price, the system is still going to sell well. Not Wii-well, because Wii-well was an insane freak of nature. But WELL. Price drop or no. Would a price drop boost sales temporarily even without games? Sure, but why are we playing the short term game? The short term game is for Dot-Com-Bubble-Burst companies, you play for the long haul.
Right, anyways, the Nintendo Direct was fine. Nothing that really floored me, but it's nice to know for sure Prof vs. Wright will definitely be hitting US shores I guess. Also the AC characters walking around in HD were VERY PRETTY. Made me want more, ha ha.