Originally Posted by ubbernewb
oh lord the FACEPALM,
.... Gamecube failed because of its VERY small capacity Disc format they used at the time everyone else was using dvd with 4.5 gigs or 9 with double layer Nintendo used a 1.5 GIG mini dvd, and the devolpers were NOT happy with the small storage size,which resulted in VERY low 3rd party support/sluggish sales any questions?.....
Um, No. Nintendo's third party relationship had a problem dating back to their N64 days. Low 3rd party support has almost nothing to do with that low capacity discs when not many games really filled up that 4.5G DVD and you can simply have multiple disks when you need more.
Nintendo could have released Wii U without tablet controller and matched MS's specs and might have sold little more units but wouldn't have changed their market position. There is not that much room for 3rd party support for 3rd console. I don't think Nintendo can compete playing Sony/MS's own game and they know that.
That is why they are playing high risk/high return radical approach.Edited by Kpjoslee - 7/30/16 at 11:04pm