A lot of people were quick to offer their judgment on the future of the Wii U within a few days of its release. Truth be told, that’s not fair. In fact, even after more than a month of owning Nintendo’s newest console, this isn’t fair.
That won't stop the haters from having the case of "WiiUselessness". Their seems to be a contempt for Nintendo that ascends the gaming world. Perhaps it now possesses the reputation of being a "child's system". I don't think it matters what Nintendo does, or third party devs for that matter. The industry just wouldn't be what it is today if they had bowed out after the GameCube. We wouldn't have the 'Move' or the 'Kinect'. It's tragic irony. SonySoft have already 'emulated' Nintendo in to what they are today, right down to the outdated controllers. They're in it for the long-haul.
People often forget just how bad the PS3 launch line-up was. The difference is the PS3 had allocated a great library over the years. Once it got MGS4 it was on a roll. The status around Nintendo is prove it first. Consumers have seen since the Gamecube that it is the odd 3rd party title that Nintendo consumers are interested in. It's the 1st party games that they are after and Nintendo has done a poor job in the past convincing gamers to buy the system for 3rd party games as well. Sony and Microsoft have proven themselves when it comes to multiplat games. Nintendo hasn't which is why many like myself are taking a wait and see approach. Right now there are a few games that interest me but not enough right now. I also don't see much incentive buying games again like Mass Effect 3 that has a few gameplay elements using the Gamepad. Once the library grows and if 3rd party developers are serious about actually taking advantage of the Wii U's features then I will definitely get one.
I think it has more to do with the fact that Nintendo's software is more reliable to console owners. They know what they're getting. 3rd party devs are also notorious for not marketing their games.
That contempt exists for every system. It's not singular to Nintendo. We already have enough console war foolishness, don't add in a "who gets hated the most" variable.
I agree and disagree at the same time. While it was a nice selection of games at launch, there hasn't been anything notable come out since. We're close to being 2 months into the wiiU's life and I still see the same games I saw at launch. I love my mario u and rayman legends demo but I'm still shocked there's not alot of info yet on future titles. Is it cause they're not far enough along in development or are 3rd parties just waiting for ps4 and 720?
You will see this same thing with the next consoles from Sony and Microsoft because it happens with every launch system. I have games like Pikman 3, Wonderful 101, Lego city undercover, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Two Brothers, Pier Solar, HD Zelda, SSB, and of course projects like the one from Monolith Soft and HD Nintendo titles are all worth looking forward to.
That launch lineup is purely garbage lol. With ANY other console and a PC you have absolutely no need for any of those games. With any other console in general it gets iffy. 450 dollars or so for what lol? For what!
That's pretty common. Most publishers want to release their games in the first few weeks because it means they will sell more. It happened with the PS3 and Vita as well. A definite dry spell after the first couple months. PS2 was pretty good on it's release, but PS1 had a dry spell as well. After that though the games start rolling in more regularly, although you still get the summer months.
Tired of these launch lineup articles give me something new.
Sorry, but it was full of ports that run worse than their PS3/360 bnrothers, old games with extra features. or 2D games, one decent, solid exclusive (ZombiU) we're being treated like babies online, restricted what time we can download age rated content, we both need to add each others Nintendo ID's too.
It came out six weeks ago, is it really relevant to still talk about the launch lineup?
wii u is a joke
the wiiu lineup is absolutely fantastic...nintendo got alot of triple aaa titles available at launch..sure they were on other systems but that doesnt stop them from being great games and a couple nice exclusives....good thirdparty support especially in the e-shop...very good lineup
I also thought it was a great line-up, however paying $60 for games I already owned and played just wasn't going to happen for me. It's good for those that didn't have them though. I brought 4 games at launch, and have 4 games on pre-order through the middle of next year, and looking at maybe getting a couple others in that time as well. PS3 gaming is taking up a lot of my wallet though from February onward.
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