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Submitted by stormtrooper 650d ago | article

“Year of Luigi”, Nintendo Sidetracking

Mario is the character we all know and love, why is the focus going to Luigi? This change seems a little strange. Along with this the Wii U is struggling with sales. Why would Nintendo focus on Mario’s brother instead of Mario himself? This seems like an odd solution to Nintendo’s problems. (3DS, Nintendo, Wii, Wii U)

Dylila   651d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(1)
DaThreats  +   651d ago
Because they had put too much focus on Mario
Share the spotlight with his bro Luigi
Snookies12  +   651d ago
I always thought Luigi was cooler.
PopRocks359  +   651d ago
It's not really a focus. More like fan service. Super Luigi U and Luigi's Mansion were announced. What else after that? A slew of other Mario games.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   650d ago
Not only that the new Mario and Luigi RPG is focused in luigis's dreams.
PopRocks359  +   650d ago
Fair enough, but it's not really enough to justify calling it a "Luigi" experience when you're still playing as Mario. At least in Luigi's Mansion and Super Luigi U you're actually playing as Luigi.
Jek_Porkins  +   650d ago
Luigi has his fans, I remember the backlash when the Gamecube launched with Luigi's Mansion, now that game is looked at like a gem and people asked for another so often that they made a sequel for the 3DS.

I personally prefer Luigi being that I'm a younger brother, so I'm definitely all in for the year of Luigi.
DigitalRaptor  +   650d ago
I think they should've made Luigi's Mansion 2 for the Wii U, but that's just me.
wiium64  +   650d ago
but what problems? the wii u sales are good, especially when you compare ps3 first three months at 1.7 million, world wide, and the 360 at 1.8 million systems world wide, 3 million is actually great, see http://www.technobuffalo.co... so wait until the e3, mario, zelda, smash bros, and the other big guns will get sales going even more.
Hicken  +   649d ago
How are those sales distributed? All we've seen recently are poor sales for the device.

The only reason why it appears to be doing so well is because of the exceptional launch. Sales have been pretty bad since then.
wiium64  +   649d ago
wait until the e3, sales will pick up, and wait until sony and microsoft release their machines, let's see how they sell, in this rough economy, they may do no better than the wii u, then what will you say?
eferreira  +   650d ago
palette swap lol
AWBrawler  +   650d ago
He used to be a palette swap. Now Mario and Luigi are bout as different as Ussop from onepiece and Superman.
eferreira  +   649d ago
I know, im teasing.
hano  +   650d ago
Lol. What do people expect, Nintendo to announce games left and right?

Newsflash, games take time to develop and they probably are already struggling to deliver what they have announced already.

It's not like magic, name a game and say it's coming. Unless people are happy with announcements along concept art.
PopRocks359  +   650d ago
Well, people demand games, then when Nintendo announces them people say "Oh, well we expected this, I don't want this." So even when software comes out people are not satisfied. That's the general tune I've witnessed.
AdvanceWarsSgt  +   650d ago
Luigi >>>>> Mario
Picnic  +   650d ago
Well this article is a little... unimaginative to say the least as to speculating what Nintendo's thinking could be.

The Gamecube put Luigi's Mansion as a launch game. That console has subsequently been seen as a relatively 'hardcore' one I think it's fair to say, at least by those who owned it (although the N64 arguably deserves that honour more because it started off so many Nintendo series).

So my speculation is that it means that Nintendo are focussing on attracting some of the hardcore to its consoles who, like me, might have abandoned Nintendo after the Gamecube. They are also making it easier for people to realise that these are not mere ports of previous games but brand new ones for those systems.

It's a bit like Nintendo are taking a leaf out of Disney's book - Mickey Mouse and his friends may be Disney's figureheads but all of Disney's major films, except Fantasia, rely on anything but those characters.

Nintendo could really do with starting to create fairytales of its own that are not based around Mario, Link or its usual gang of characters if it wants to stay interesting to older gamers, parents, and maybe videogame history in general. It's like they need a new Rare.
stuntman_mike  +   650d ago
When I first heard him say that I though he said "the EAR of Luigi" I was thinking WTF! he's finally lost it lol.

I loved Luigi's mansion cant wait for 2.
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AWBrawler  +   650d ago
Lol he did say ear
Shnazzyone  +   650d ago
2010, year of mario
2011 Year of zelda
2012 Year of Kirby
2013 Year of Luigi

Next year? Year of starfox please.

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