Wii U: Nintendo's Next Generation Console Part 2
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02-20-2013, 12:34 PM
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The main difference between Nintendo consoles and other consoles tends to be the ratio between third party game sales and first party (not their actual rankings)
Sony and Microsoft have bigger third party sales (or closer to even depending on what you consider first party) while Nintendo skews the other way, massive amounts of first party but much lower third party. That is generally what people refer to when talking about Nintendo's third party struggles.
How are you defining your ratio, though? If you're going strictly by sales numbers, five or six Call of Duty games on each system would appear to have a massive effect on those ratios. At that point, I'm not sure it's fair to say third party games sell way worse on Nintendo, as it is to say Call of Duty sells way worse on Nintendo.
This isn't to say Nintendo would somehow miraculously overtake Sony and MS in third party sales - I don't see any way they could do that - but I don't think they would look nearly as bad.
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