Yeah...I know. This must be the elevenhundredth thread about it, but I haven't seen a thread about it with a poll, so here goes... In a nutshell: the wiiu isn't selling so well. Luckily, we have about five thousand self-declared experts on this forum who know everything about the games industry, game development, marketing, presentation, R&D and so on...so the solution to this issue should be easy. Nintendo also has a huge amount of cash reserves. Not only because of the success of the wii but because they're pretty conservative and play things safe and low-risk (the N64 and gamecube weren't the bestselling systems, but the wiiu is actually the first console where they are actually losing money). In addition, nintendo does innovate in the most literal sense. They don't copy the competition. Which is both a good and a bad thing. Let's leave the situation at that (that's not what the poll is about anyway). For this poll, you are in control of nintendo. Your job: create more money for your firm, given the current situation. This is also why this poll is restricted to ONE vote: going with five or six are more likely to succeed, but will cost most likely way more than is invested in it. Here are the options (keep note: I don't personally agree with all of them myself. But I will admit they might actually be viable): 1. keep reviving their franchises. This is a bit strange considering how many people want them to create more new IP's, but whenever you ask the community what they want, it's always "new metroid, Zelda, star fox, F-zero, ...". This is nintendo's current strategy, so this vote is more of a "stay the course and things will eventually imrpove". 2. more mature audience. There is no such thing as "games for everyone". The gamer generation was young in the nintendo vs sega war and grew up since then. Nintendo, however, still maintains the target range, which is where the label for kiddy games come from. However, today's children go for smartphones and tablets instead, which leaves the "hardcore" audience for dedicated gaming machines. 3. the blue ocean strategy: tap into a new market and convince people who currently don't game enthusiastic about...whatever it is you're making. There have been hints in this direction (there was this presentation that included a "quality of life" thing...and what to think of that girls channel?). 4. 3rd party support...ninty has always had a bad reputation. And going by those developers, documentation is scarce, coding is clunky and the fact that nintendo doesn't even know the network systems from sony or microsoft isn't giving hope. This needs to be worked on. And hard. 5. the wiiu already sells at a loss, so lowering the price isn't going to increase the income. At least not in the short term (more sold units will have a positive effect in the long run, since the money comes from the games created). But what if there was a unit without a gamepad but with a pro controller? That would lower the I know the extra screen has more uses than the kinect for xbone, but as it stands, only a handful games really NEED it. And the gamepad could become a nice extra accessory. 6. the marketing department...ugh. I'm kinda wondering if this is a Japanese thing, but even when ignoring the kiddy image nintendo likes to cater to, it's hard to miss the flaws. The wiiu is the only (large) console with free internet but that trump card (nor the cheaper price) is never played out publicly. Reggie often comes out as a puppet to Iwata, and why is Miyamoto always brought up? I know he's a legend in the industry, but if he retires or dies, how do we know his quality remains in the company? And don't get me started on the retarded name of the console... 7. the eshop...I haven't had much experience with other systems (outside steam), but I'm really jealous of what PS+ gamers get pretty much each month. I know it's not that easy to do this on the wiiu since it doesn't have as much games, but c'mon...10 bucks for a 10 year old game? There was this nintendo direct where it was announced that 30 games would cost 30 cents for 30 days...THAT is the sort of thing that would encourage people to play the wiiu. Except that you need a bit of a reputation in that aspect, so just doing it once isn't going to cut it. 8. sony and (especially) microsoft do all these things with their consoles that you wonder if it still plays games. The wiiu doesn't even play blue-ray discs. The extra screen has some really cool potential (watch 2 channels at the same time, to name one), but it's never played out. Yet. I know this isn't all as easy as it sounds, but with some research and investment, some things should really be possible (it says something that I'm more interested in what Delroth can do with the console than anything nintendo did on E3). 9. Clean slate option number 1. Since third party development improvement can only go so far, building a new console that caters more to today's standards may regain the trust of third parties. Keep in mind that this may take some years, so it's in no way a solution for the wiiu situation. 10. Clean slate option number 2. No more consoles. It seems that every time rumours pop up of a nintendo franchise coming to a different console, their market ratings go up. It's also hinted that the options are being explored, but there are no indications that nintendo is going to be another sega. 11. I think I named every option, but I'm not sure. If you have a serious suggestion (or what passes for serious on this forum), please let us know.