Re: Sony lost more.
Nintendo has no real choice. IT doesn't matter if they make 20 game titles if there are ONLY 7 million WiiUs in the world and no more. Nobody will BUY new units to a dead end platform.
For example, off the top of my head. There are about 80 games planed for the PS4 this year (including those already out). And about 25 announced for 2015.
Meanwhile, for the WiiU, only 25 games for 2014 and 1 for 2015. YUCK!
So... how is Nintendo going to survive if NOBODY is buying the console? The money spent on R&D is not recouped without money from 3rd party royalties. They sure can't afford to build a whole new Modern platform to compete against the PS4.
Now, a stripped down WiiU (DVD rather than blu-Ray) without the tablet sold in China for $150 may do okay... thats about it.
OR, Nintendo can make games for the PS3 and PS4 and have access to 90million customers vs. 6 million WiiUs.
WiiU is Nintendos last console. (Not including their degraded China and Fitness consoles). Or the following option... based on the 3 options that Nintendo has.
1 - Nintendo tries to sell the WiiU for the next 2-3 years = goes out of business. Sells off IP.
2 - Makes their IP titles for the PS3 and PS4. (Why bother with MS? No Xboxes in Japan)
3 - Hold on for another 2 years, release a WHOLE new console that can EASILY smack down the PS4/Xbone because their new console has 2-3x the CPU & GPU horse power.
Option 2 is safer. Option 3, they maybe dead before then.