When we talk about the next generation video game consoles, or the “now generation” game consoles, we tend to only be talking about the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. That is kind of strange, right? I mean, Nintendo’s Wii U is technically a part of this generation, yet no one seems to be talking about the damned thing. Why is that? Sure, the Wii U came out a year before the other consoles and it is about as powerful as the Xbox 360 was, making it not seem all that “next-gen” at all. But as much as we talk about power and games, what is really holding the Wii U back?
This YouTuber has a fascinating theory that Nintendo’s refusal to adapt to the modern game space has made them dinosaurs, ripe for extinction. Why? Because they’ve shunned YouTube. Nintendo has pretty hardcore policies when it comes to posting videos of their games on the internet, which seems to contrast with the fact that YouTube has been the go-to for the gaming world for at least a year or two now. I mean, people are (were?) getting rich off of having giant YouTube channels talking about games. The answer as to why they are getting so popular is that people love video content, they love not having to read and they love this content.
Watch as this dude lays it all out, while probably having a weird mancrush on YouTuber PewDiePie in the process. Seriously, just watch, it’s weird.