Published on September 10th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor0
Nintendo On ‘Path To Irrelevance’ Says Atari Founder
The Nintendo Wii U has not been doing to well lately and it seems that the founder of Atari thinks they are heading to irrelevance.
In a recent interview with the BBC, Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari, stated that Nintendo is on the ‘path the irrelevance’ and that they are in a ‘very difficult position’. He put the console’s struggling efforts down to other ‘units’ being able to produce content for younger audiences, an audience which Nintendo used to cater for whilst the other consoles catered for ‘the twelve and over’.
The Wii U has not been having a great time with poor sales and with many third party games missing out the console, many may agree with Nolan Bushnell that Nintendo is on its way to being irrelevant. Personally it may be true with the console, but Nintendo still has many great exclusive games that I’m sure there will be a want for and that can be enjoyed by all ages. With a price cut incoming and some great looking games on the way, Nintendo may yet be able to turn around the bad sales of the Wii U.
What do you think? Do you think that Nintendo is on the path to irrelevance? Or will there always be a place for their consoles?