Nintendo on marketing, purposely delayed Wii U launch games to spread out releases

Nintendo says that it was able to push back some of its launch games thanks to third-party support, allowing releases to be spread out.

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Hatsune-Miku1944d ago

Lol, ok I have a mountain for sale. I know they have to spread out releases a bit but there haven't been much exclusives shown. The Wii u is releasing at a time where it gets a lot of third party ported games from the hd consoles of now. I've played quite a few of the Wii u games and none of them stood out from what people are useto this gen. Some Wii u games actually looks worse than what is standard on hd consoles now

Neonridr1944d ago (Edited 1944d ago )

so a Nintendo console can't have the same 3rd party games that the 360 and PS3 has? It has to be all exclusive or 1st party games? I am sure all the Wii U games you claimed to have played were not final builds of the game as well, as many games have been improved since they were demoed. I think the fact that they are spreading out the games makes it easier both on the wallet and the hours in a day. I am getting ZombiU, NSMBU, Black Ops 2, Trine 2, Little Inferno and possibly Scribblenauts on launch, how the heck am I even going to find enough time in the day to play all of those games, let alone worrying about possibly getting AC3 and Arkham City (never played it before). If Nintendo started cramming even more games for launch, then suddenly early in the new year we would have this lull where we would have nothing. I would rather have a steady stream of releases rather than Nintendo putting all their eggs in the launch basket.

MikeMyers1944d ago

I think spreading them out makes more sense in today's times. There is simply a lot more stuff to choose from.

As for the complaint about the Wii U getting a lot of the same third party content, isn't that a good thing? That was a major weak point on the Wii and now they have a system that's as capable as the others. The argument that they are available elsewhere doesn't mean much to the millions and millions who don't own those systems. Should Sony and Microsoft stop selling their systems? They too are going after new potential customers on their older hardware.

If Nintendo spaces them out well it also gives those games more breathing room to enjoy. People need to take more time enjoying games instead of constantly moving from one game to another so quickly. I just wish Nintendo was releasing a strong must have title for launch. Both Pikmin and The Wonderful 101 (formerly Project P-100) are not going to be available until after. The Mario game also doesn't really look very strong, not like Mario Galaxy.

Jadedz1944d ago (Edited 1944d ago )

There's way too much software for me to buy when I receive my deluxe bundle in November.

Ninja Gaiden 3
Black Ops 2
Trine 2
New Super Mario Bros. U

That's about... $260 dollars worth in software, right there. Factor in the pro controllers (for Wii U), and I'll be paying close to $500 alone.

Though I might just stick with Nintendo Land, buy an external harddrive (TB worth), and save up for the rest of the stuff I want in the future.

PopRocks3591944d ago

Yeah, I concur. I can't buy all the launch games I want with the Wii U when I get one. Had the starting price been smaller, then probably. But either way, I'll get pretty much the same games you're getting (save for Black Ops 2 for now) and probably get more down the line as more games get released.

mi_titan271944d ago

Gamefly is a wonderful thing, ill buy two games and rent 4, that will be plenty till the new year when more games start to come out

GuruStarr781944d ago

Yeah, I've already got 2 wii u games in my Q at the top..

mi_titan271944d ago

Ive got ZombiU, Black Ops 2, Scribblenauts, & Tekken Tag 2 in my Q all waiting for shipment!

kesvalk1944d ago

not buying a Wii-U until they announce a Metroid, a F-zero or a Starfox.

Benjamminkno1944d ago

Not a Zelda fan eh?...
The next one will be phenomenal.

kesvalk1943d ago

in fact the only two zeldas i like are minish cap and skyward sword...

i don't like puzzles much.

JaggedCarpet1944d ago

Although it's too bad that some titles won't release sooner, I think that it is a good idea. They don't want a drought of games soon after the Wii U releases, which is one reason why I think the 3DS had some problems after it launched.

It is also good for the game sales, as well. If all the games were released really close to each other, the sales would suffer a bit, as a lot of people would have to pick and choose which games to buy, since their wallets would suffer too much. Spread out, they could buy them all because their wallets would be replenished between each game release.

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