They had a healthy release schedule, but that was followed by a lot of delays with stuff like Uncharted well behind the US release. Granted the Nintendo schedule is thin, but at this point in its life the 360 had Oblivion out and the only other releases this year had been full auto and the outfit. After that it was just ghost recon til q4! Ps3 had heavenly sword in the first year and eventually Uncharted, but otherwise it was nothing you couldnt get on the 360, in terms of worth playing, whilst its dated online system was made to look worse month by month by xbox live.|
My point about the Wii U comparing to future releases was more that this may be the "norm" now for hardware of this price, and lets face it, the other two consoles are likely going to be close or in excess of the Wii U pricing. They will undoubtedly offer a higher spec of hardware but ultimately,price wise, its going to be similar or worse.
Its almost like some kind of catch 22 nightmare where companies develop for the lowest denominators, which are now ps3 and 360, which keeps them alive, and developing for anything else is so expensive they cannot get a return when they look at the potential audience on a new platform, so they stay on the current gen, keeping them alive and growing the audience for that generation.....
IMO Wii U won't get mass market appeal for a year, if ever, but the other console's will have the same problem. Then in 2-3 years another generation launches and, assuming there is some kind of economic steadying or improvements, actually does well and finishes off the previous two generations. Also stand by for Sony trying to sell the idea that Holiday 2013 was referring to Japan and not the USA.... my prediction