Destiny, the first big ticket, cross-platform next-gen game is finally here. While other high profile games came out earlier this year –Titanfall on Xbox One and Infamous on PlayStation 4 – Destiny is the first game that’s a true next-gen system seller across the board. Everywhere except the Wii U, which isn’t getting Destiny. There are a ton of great games coming out for the Wii U over the next year – but almost every one is exclusive to the Wii U. So what is the Wii U’s destiny? Its sales are way up over last year, but its numbers are still dwarfed by those of the Xbox and PlayStation. Owning a Wii U means owning a system populated with awesome first-party games and not much else. The original Wii was one of the biggest successes in video game history because it offered a brand new experience. The Wii U is little more than a place to play Mario and Zelda right now, which is fine – as long as that’s all you want.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.