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Most of Early 2013’s Biggest Games Seem to Be Skipping Wii U

Kotaku - After a Wii U launch that was full of ports of big games from big game companies, it appears that the winter and spring will see the Wii U missing out on most of the major games coming to its rival consoles. (Wii U)

NYC_Gamer  +   1156d ago
A lot of the games were already in production for current platforms...I doubt many studios will stop in the middle of everything just to announce/start working on a Wii-U version.
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solidt12  +   1156d ago
I agree with NYC_Gamer and I also think that third parties will not support Wii U once the PS4 and Nextbox comes out. Unfortunately I think it will be the same situation that the Wii was in. I own a Wii U but I think it will only be a 1st party machine this gen and will not be anyway near as successful as the original Wii.
Sp1d3ynut  +   1156d ago
LOL...yeah, that's the obvious reason, based purely on logic and common sense...but you have to consider the site that wrote this article. Kotaku is the Bizarro World to responsible journalism.
Venox2008  +   1156d ago
you are right, sir :)
1upgamer99  +   1156d ago
I, know that Crytek is working on something for Wii U, but not Crysis 3, there are a ton of games that are in the works for Wii U, and some are exclusives. So I for one am not worried. I am most looking forward to Alien Colonial Feb12th, its on all platforms, but Gearbox says Wii U is the best Version. I have PS3, PC, and Wii U, but will pick this up on Wii U for sure.
ahronith  +   1156d ago
Hmmm, in that article you posted it mentions the game coming out in feb. but also says the Wii U version would be available in the launch window between nov. and march..does this mean a possible earlier release for us Wii U owners?
ozzywazzy  +   1156d ago
Really? That's the best you could do? Looks like your grasping at straws there mate.

"a crytek game"

"a multi plat"

"and ton of games"
1upgamer99  +   1156d ago
Do your own search on Official Wii U games coming out. I already know what they are.
BlackWolf  +   1156d ago
Shut up.
corrus  +   1156d ago
Oh stop with this stupid articles that guy lie and only liking Nintendo's... when the game come out we'll see and by the way that game have old graphic from maybe game from 2006
Sp1d3ynut  +   1156d ago
I can't read 1upgamer99's comment without sounding like Captain James T. Kirk. -_-
stuntman_mike  +   1156d ago
lol..I'm a doctor not a pool man jim!!
cleft5  +   1156d ago
Not really surprising considering it takes time to make games for a new console. Nintendo was fairly hush hush about their console and how it worked, so it isn't surprising to see these titles not hit the WiiU right off.
DaPrintz  +   1156d ago
Hah, they announced 2 E3s ago. There is no excuse for 3rd party nonexistence.
cleft5  +   1156d ago
There is 3rd party support right now for the WiiU. But the other titles mentioned here have been in development for years for the current consoles. And even when the system was announced Nintendo only sent out development kits to trusted third parties. On top of that, a lot of these companies are not going to invest heavily in the WiiU until they are sure that their games will sell on a Nintendo platform.

It's sad, but the reality is that we aren't going to see major support for the WiiU until late next year and even then there will be more announcements than actual games. Right now Nintendo is doing what they need to do to support their current third party developers, which is not talk about any major first party titles. Only time will tell if they succeed and we see major third party support on the WiiU.
Dark11  +   1156d ago
and that is why , i don't buy a new console from day 1

when Bayonetta 2 and few RPG's get released on the wii U .. then i will think of getting one.
cleft5  +   1156d ago
Definitely wait until there is enough titles to convince you that the WiiU is a good purchase. I brought my ps3 when it dropped to $300 and had a bunch of good games and I got my 360 about 2 years ago when the new slim models came out. Nothing wrong with being careful how you spend your money.
Trago1337  +   1156d ago
Considering that the 360 and ps3 didn't get ports of big games from the ps2/xbox in their launch windows, this doesn't come as a big surprise.

However, there is a separate company porting a game from Square enix, i'm suspecting it's Tomb Raider, so Wii U owners have that to look forward to.

Let's hope that by the next year, the Wii U will get more third party games come to the system.
League_of_Draven  +   1156d ago
>Biggest Games
>Lists Rising & South Park

I lol'd.
WeAreLegion  +   1156d ago
South Park is going to be awesome.
MilkMan  +   1156d ago
What can potentially kill the WiiU wont be hardware specs, but the whole "not knowing thing" or the "hush hush" game.
Now that the console is out, Nintendo should make it their business to let their consumers know that the games they had on their radars ARE coming for the WiiU. This way they can make an informed decision as to what console they wish to purchase the game on.

If they start a trend of getting nothing but 1 year delayed ports, then the WiiU will be seen as a throwaway console. This is a pivotal time for Nintendo. If they want to compete they need to say...Far Cry 3 we will have that day and date. Bioshock Infinite, yep got you covered. Tomb Raider? No worries. DMC? Of course. Not just have their first party titles and some ports of great, but old games.

Speaking for myself, I cant make informed game buying decisions like that and it makes my WiiU a glorified updated Wii.
bobacdigital  +   1156d ago
Wonderful 101, Bayonetta 2, Pikmin, Aliens, Rayman... All quality games are going to be released in Q1/Q2 next year... Lets not forget RETRO is still working on a game or possible game engines to deploy sometime in the future.. And there are several indie games out there right now (more to come due to how easy it is to put stuff up on eshop) ...

Lets wait a year or so to make the assumption that Devs are skipping the Wii U ... The install base is at roughly 1 million users (according to new reports) .. We are comparing it to consoles with 70million users.. In light of a lot of studios failing due to financials woes it is smart for them not to invest in the Wii U just yet..
1upgamer99  +   1156d ago
Rayman, Baynett2, Fatal Frame, all coming to Nintendo, also Rumored Eternal Darkness 2....No Silicon Knights Does not own the IP, Nintendo does. Nintendo Published it, and Silicon Knights Developed it for them.
JohnApocalypse  +   1156d ago
A WiiU version would've been really cool for Dead Space 3 and Army of Two: The Cartel since you can play local without having to do split screen
DivineAssault  +   1156d ago
"a glimmer of hope" lol.. All these companies will design specific games for wii u that utilize that gamepad.. Most likely casual games but there may be a few sleeper hits somewhere down the line
MegaLagann  +   1156d ago
Simple explanation, most of these games were about a year or two in development, maybe more, when the Wii U was announced and devs got devkits. If they tried to make a Wii U version of Metal Gear Rising or South Park, then it would take more devs, more manpower & possibly delaying the game. Given the small install base on the Wii U most devs don't think they extra time and work on a Wii U version at this time isn't worth it.
rbailey  +   1156d ago
Assassin's Creed III was also in development for the last two years and yet Ubisoft was able to port the game over so I don't buy the argument about time being an issue.

#2 Hit it on the head exactly by saying that Nintendo will have the same issues with third parties as they have in the past. Most companies won't be interested in the Wii U when they know they can release a game on either Xbox 360 or PS3/ or both and in turn sell more copies because people have those consoles now.

Besides, who would really buy a game like COD: Black Ops 2 on a Wii U knowing that all their friends will have the game on a PS3 or Xbox?
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metroidfusion2  +   1155d ago
I like how people assume so many things and think they kbow this and that when they don't know shit ha lol I will be waiting just like everything else but the title explains everything early next year I'm sure the wii u will be getting ports later and exclusives and of course nintendo will have new ips and there usual heavy hitters and other surprises and I will continue to do my research everysay like I have been for several months and I will get a wii u next year march because I don't have any money now and I can't wait to play it and unlike so many people I'm giving the system a chance
felidae  +   1155d ago
as i said before ... i don't need another multiplatform console.

give me some nice exclusives an everything's all right.

Wii U rocks!
ALLWRONG  +   1155d ago
To be fair lots of games miss the launch of a new console. Happens every gen.

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