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Submitted by TheSuperior 1118d ago | opinion piece

Pokémon on the Wii U- Could it Save the System?

Pokémon is one of the most beloved franchises, not only in gaming but in nerd culture. This is one of the largest series with one of the most dedicated fan bases. In gaming it is Nintendo’s job to distribute Pokémon games that the fans crave. With the recent announcement of Pokémon X and Y one would imagine that come October 3DS’ will be flying off the shelves but that doesn’t halt ones mind into thinking about what Nintendo can do with Pokémon and their latest console, Wii U. If you haven’t played the Wii U yet you might not realize how extraordinary it is compared to the original Wii. The Wii U can be considered overlooked but in reality the mechanics, touch screen gamepad and Nintendo exclusive titles can put this console in the spotlight if Nintendo makes the correct moves. (3DS, Pokemon, Wii U)

TheSuperior  +   1118d ago
Id be excited if any of these are released!
TruthbeTold  +   1118d ago
Same here, but 'Save the system'? The Wii U isn't selling like the enigmatic Wii, but it's doing well.
user3915800  +   1118d ago
No, the WII-U is sitting on all major retailers, gamestop to be the 1 announcing its not seelling well and big N giving adviced to stock holder of the sales not as they expected. Its kind of sad, but it will sale lots more once the price drop, I hope.
tre  +   1118d ago
WiiU sold about 3M in 2 months. At least its not 4M in 12 months like Vita.
Wintersun616  +   1118d ago
Couldn't agree more. No system needs saving this early after launch, unless it's a total flop. Which Wii U is not.
THESHAUNZY  +   1118d ago
Pokemon Snap 2!!! Pokemon Snap VC!!!! OMFG!
TheSuperior  +   1118d ago
OMFG wouldnt it be amazing!?!
Decaf_PIxel_Kat  +   1118d ago
I have been wanting a Pokemon game similar to the ones on handhelds to be available for consoles for years. I mean, come on Nintendo!
TheSuperior  +   1118d ago
Wouldn’t it be so neat :) I was crazy for playing emerald on my gamecube with my sister with that little thing that made it compatable. Super fun and I would only hope for the same when I came to the new Pokémon X and Y and the Wii U fingers crossed and hopes up!
metroid32  +   1118d ago
Wiiu doesn't need saving what a joke.

Lego City
Aliens CM
Project Cars
Pikimin 3
Wonderful 101
Monster Hunter Ultimate
Beyonetta 2

Will sell WiiU and that's without games we don't know of yet like that one being announced in ONM a stunning new game ?

These games are out before end of April.
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DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   1118d ago
I only want bayonetta and monster hunter. I dont care for the rest. And im pretty sure Bayonetta at least isnt confirmed for before April.
tre  +   1118d ago
I want them all.
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Qrphe  +   1118d ago
Your list is more like

Lego City

Neither Bayonetta 2, Project CARS, Pikmin 3 nor Wonderful 101 are coming out by April son, do expect their exact delayed release dates by that time though. Also, Need for Speed is coming out by then, but like Aliens CM, are both multiplats.
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Kingofwiiu  +   1118d ago
Could it save the system ?

WTF ? Does the wiiu already need saving ? It's been out for 1.5 months and has sold 3 million units.

God everyone is so hellbent on seeing the wiiu fail , but it's just not gunna happen.

Worst case scenario is the wiiu sells 50M in same time as wii took to do 100M but Nintendo make money off the operation and is still considered a success.

No the wiiu does not need pokemon. It will do fine with Smash bros , Rayman , Pikmin , Bayonetta 2 , Monster Hunter , Mario , Zelda , and all the other great games that come to the system.

I read the article and it's good! But the title is just stupid... Could pokemon save a 1.5 month old console ? LOL.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1118d ago
I agree with you BUT they are going to keep saying it.

Don't you remember?

-The countless articles about the Wii being a Fail System and the countless amount of fan boys that spewed the same garbage without abashment- getting agrees like it was gospel.

Nintendo is hated- no other way to look at it. HATERS don't care about facts, unless they can distort them.
mrbojingles  +   1118d ago
Sells 2 million worldwide in first 42 days on the market and needs saving huh?
TongkatAli  +   1118d ago
Yikes! This made my brain fart.
ZeekQuattro  +   1118d ago
Save the system from what? These types of articles are starting to get ridiculous. The system is selling great and it hasn't even been a full three months and people make it out that the Wii U is dead or in this case in trouble. Its nothing new of course. The DS, Wii, and 3DS were all supposed to be failures mainly because their competitors offered more powerful alternatives. Each time Nintendo thrived and this time will be no different.
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TrickyMic  +   1118d ago
The real question is how long can Nintendo be behind the times so to speak and still keep pace?
PS3gamer4life  +   1118d ago
Bring out a Pokemon mmo for the wii u and 3d crossover
ayabrea93  +   1118d ago
isn't it rather early to be on about saving the system lol Pokemon would be great on it though
KrisButtar  +   1118d ago
I don't think the Wii u needs saving, and it is too early to tell. But a poke on game in HD would be nice
LOL_WUT  +   1118d ago
It might just... A Pokemon game on the Wii U wouldn't hurt. ;)
PopRocks359  +   1118d ago
Except the platform doesn't really need saving right now. But yes, a Pokemon game on the Wii U would be interesting.
ozzywazzy  +   1118d ago
Except it kind of does.
PopRocks359  +   1118d ago
Yeah. A system that sold almost 900,000 units in one month with only NSMBU and a new IP for its exclusives is in dire need of saving. *rolls eyes*
TheGrimBunny  +   1118d ago
there are some hardcore Pokemon fans, that is for sure!
AWBrawler  +   1118d ago
Save from what??? Why are people always saying everyone and everything needs saving?
MegaLagann  +   1118d ago
The system needs saving? Jesus people the Wii U isn't even two months old. And I thought the 3DS/Vita doom and gloom was ridiculous.
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MonopolyRSV  +   1118d ago
It's about multiplayer games not single player. Pokemon and Mario Kart are all that Nintendo really has to offer in that area.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1118d ago
What do you mean? Are you talking about online multiplayer? Monster Hunter Ultimate for Wii U has online co op. But I agree not many Nintendo first party games have online.
HmongAmerican  +   1118d ago
If you love pokemon, checkout Pokemon showdown.

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