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Submitted by TruthbeTold 511d ago | opinion piece

E3 Wii U Announcements That Can Set the Console's Sales on Fire

Iran White writes:

Some say that the Wii U is dead in the water. Some say it’s struggling. Some say that it is doing just fine. One thing that we can all agree on however, is that Nintendo and its shareholders would like for the new console’s sales to be higher and more consistent. Here are announcements that would go a long way to making that happen. (Nintendo, Wii U)

Jadedz  +   511d ago
$250 basic model
With either NSMBU or Nintendo Land bundled with the console (digital download).
camel_toad  +   511d ago
I reeeeally want to see a new Metroid from Retro.
darthv72  +   510d ago
@jadedz
while that would be a nice incentive, you cant do nintendoland as a digital download on the basic model.

Unless, nintendo explicitly states that to redeem you need to have an external hdd attached. I myself just picked up the basic unit but i also have a 320gb hdd that i hooked up to it.

SD cards are not recognized as storage for wii-u content. they are used for wii content when in "wii mode". Flash drives may work but i havent tried one myself..
Jadedz  +   510d ago
@darthv72
Oh really?

I thought NL was only 1-2 gigs max. My mistake then.
AKR  +   511d ago
I agree with all the points except for the price cut point.

- I see people whining and crying for a price cut, which would be nice in such a lousy economy. No doubt, the console is expensive - but Nintendo has already said that they're selling the system at a cheaper price than it takes to make it.

So in actuality - the $300/$350 price tag is actually a GOOD thing. Sure, it's a lot to invest in, but that's the lowest they could get it at this point. This is some pretty pricey tech we're dealing with - especially the Gamepad alone.

Either way ~ All of the other points will be good. I'm especially intrigued by the point of showing off the consoles graphical prowess compared to the PS4 and XBOX 720. - I'm pretty sure the difference will be pretty minor, at least when compared to what we saw with the Wii vs. PS3 & 360. Those were two entirely different generations of tech. The Wii U on the other hand DOES have 8th-generation tech. Maybe not as amazing as the 720 & PS4 - but if it's good enough to already have three games running alongside the PC versions - That's a real plus.
delboy  +   511d ago
Agree

As for the graphics on WiiU, just imagine how Witcher 2 from xbox360 would look on WiiU while using PC texture assets.
And belive me WiiU is even more capable than that Witcher 2 example.

WiiU will look much better on the shelf when ps4 and next xbox are out.
It will be 300$-350$ vs 450$-500$
Upbeat  +   511d ago
only reason id have a Wii U is if they gave me one, and even at that i wouldnt take it unless they offered me a ps4 with it. and even at that id just use it to hit people with, because it is the bigest waste of money,time,components,plastic and electricity since the HDDVD.

END OF.

Why Would anyone buy a Wii U, someone please tell me!
AKR  +   511d ago
Well my dad got me a Wii U when I was on vacation last winter. I've been loving it! Took it to a friend's house, and we all played Nintendo Land and it was a blast.

The Gamepad adds a whole new level of depth to gaming, with the use of it's touchscreen, mic, gyroscope and accelerometer.

It's a great console, with a whole lot of untapped potential. I've been loving it since Day 1, and many others have too.

Just because YOU don't like it - Doesn't mean others will follow in your footsteps.
WeAreLegion  +   511d ago
Nintendo Land...

Blast?!?!?

No. I still have my copy, but I've tried enjoying it with friends. No freaking way is that a "party game". We just popped in Mario Party 9 and Wario Ware: Smooth Moves. They are much more fun.

The Wii U is a great tool belt, but Nintendo doesn't own any tools.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   511d ago
@WeAreLegion

Really? I think Nintendo Land is great with friends. Especially Pikmin and the other co-op games. But yeah, I guess it isn't exactly a party game.
MNGamer-N  +   510d ago
Very well said. Nearly everyone who actually owns a Wii U likes the system. People who bash the system without owning it have nothing but obvious fanboyism and bitterness toward Nintendo.

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darthv72  +   510d ago
as of last night
I bought fzero for .30 from the eshop and i really dig how i can be playing the game on the gamepad while someone else watches the tv.

Same for nano assault. That one is a fun twin stick style shooter in the same vein of super stardust on ps3/vita.

i can honestly say that having the gamepad in place of the tv is different but a good kind of different. hopefully more games take advantage of off screen gameplay.
Qrphe  +   510d ago
I've only enjoyed NintendoLand's party games. All the solo ones were very lacking (specially the casualized F-Zero minigame).
phantomexe  +   511d ago
I'm pretty sure i'd own a WIIU for the same reason i'd own a ps4 or 720....games. Just curious why do you own a consule? I picked up a ps3 when it had next to nothing because i knew in the long run it would have the games i wanted to play. 360 owners picked up there consule knowing the same thing. It seems sound to think WIIU owners did the same thing.
RTheRebel  +   511d ago
Nintendo IPs?
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kirbyu  +   511d ago
To play video games. Seriously, what's the matter with you? Just because there's not much worth playing on it now, that doesn't mean there never will be. In fact, a bunch of good games are coming for it soon. And yeah sure, those games are nothing new, but not everyone cares.

Why am I even explaining this to you. The one who needs to do some explain is YOU. Why do you think the Wii U is the "bigest waste of money,time,components,plastic and electricity since the HDDVD"?
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   511d ago
Lol ur trolling but funny lol
falcon79  +   511d ago
Get a grip m8 but you will buy a ps4 for the same games,same graphics,and even worse same controls/gameplay as ps3 ??

WiiU all the way.
Deku-Johnny  +   510d ago
You're clearly a Sony fanboy. You do realise MS and Nintendo are capable of creating great consoles as well as Sony don't you?

There are plenty of reasons to buy any console. The Wii U is great; the gamepad opens up so many possibilities for developers to add new levels of depth and immersion to their games. Because of the unique architecture the specs are much better than a lot of people think, obviously not as good as PS4 but a lot close than Wii was to PS3. Miiverse is a great addition ,it gives people the ability to chat to one another about their favourite games and help each other out on levels they're stuck on, plus the drawings on there are astounding. Nintendo TVii is a great way of finding where you can watch your favourite tv shows and movies. The online rivals that of PS3/360 (and it's free). The eShop is much better than Wii's online store, not fogetting the fact you get points for each purchase you make. And probably the main reason to buy it is the 1st and 2nd party games, where else can you play Super Smash Bros. U, Zelda U, Xenoblade 2 etc?
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Stroke666  +   510d ago
@ upbeat...you realize that all the games you mentioned are sequels or have sequels coming out shortly that you'll most likely jump on, but in the very same comment you down nintendo for using the ip's that remain at the top of sales for decades. thus making u good sir, a hypocrite. 'they've all been done before'!...'scoff' so far all ps4 has shown are sequels except for knack, watchdogs(which ps3 will have too meaning the ps4 will be doing wat consoles before it has done, how about that new/old dualshock the fourth iteration lmmfao!), and modeling with the move, yeah the same move that the ps3 had if im not mistaken lol. don't get me wrong though i do have a bias in nintendos favor i too like the way the ps4 is looking, im just not blinded by obvious gayboy...ummm i mean fanboyism( dude the gay thing is a joke don't go sensitive on me, not that there is anything wrong with being happy) plain and simple ur a hater and ur comments are the biggest waste of digital space since myspace.

end of

edit: my bad forgot driveclub that game looks like a blas...Zzzzzz sorry dosed off just thinking about it
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kalkano  +   511d ago
New turn-based RPGs. That's it.
DivineAssault  +   511d ago
i hope theres some great surprises they have up their sleeves.. I dont see very many games im interested in coming out anytime soon.. I wouldve been just fine if Rayman legends wasnt delayed (thanks to microsoft).. What can ya do? I guess i wont be using my wii u until Bayonetta 2 comes out.... whenever that is smh
lovegames718  +   511d ago
An awesome 3d pokemon and a new Zelda game would bring the buyers even if they are buying a ps4. Also a new interesting ip.
WeAreLegion  +   511d ago
The only titles I would be excited for...are NEVER coming.

Pokemon Snap 2
Pokemon MMO
Earthbound (Any Mother game)
New IP's...

Lego City: Undercover will be my first Wii U purchase since launch. :/ After that...there isn't a single game in the
lineup that I'll be getting. Hopefully, E3 fixes that.

Edit: @kirbyu - I saw that. I would FREAK OUT if we got an Earthbound. Pokemon Snap + Wii U controller would be the best game ever made. Even a port of the original would be welcome!
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kirbyu  +   511d ago
The guy who created Earthbound said something Earthbound is coming, it might be a Wii U game. As for Pokemon Snap 2, I see that happening. Pokemon MMO, maybe next gen, or the gen after that.
Deku-Johnny  +   510d ago
Nintendo haven't explicitly said Pokemon Snap 2 will never be made just that there aren't any plans at the moment. I wouldn't hold your breath but don't give up all hope.

Pokemon MMO is never happening which is sad but at least X&Y look awesome.

Iwata stated a year or two ago that Nintendo are currently working on at least three new IPs. There is no news on what they are or when they will be announced but they are coming and if their previous IPs are anything to go by they'll be great.
Stroke666  +   510d ago
@wearelegion... first off i like the name, second wat about monster hunter, left for dead, bayonetta, and pikmin. come on lego city looks fun as hell but you're telling no other titles peak your interest? need for speed? i don't even like need for speed i'm just throwing it out there to add to the plethora of good titles in the near future. though i'm also hoping for even more come e3
kirbyu  +   511d ago
I know what'll definitly boost sales. Sell some adaptors that let you play any Nintendo (system) game ever. One for NES, one for GBA, one for Gamecube, one for each one. It'll never happen, but if that didn't make everybody get one, I don't know what will.
TruthbeTold  +   511d ago
That's a great idea. If the price was say $99.99 for a Wii U ready SD card that has 'the full SNES collection', or 'the full GBA collection', etc. I'd buy them. It would be a great deal for gamers, and a nice large one lump sum for Nintendo. Take out your GBA card, put in your NES card. Wow. Really great idea.
TruthbeTold  +   511d ago
Of course, they'd have to sell them kind of like gift card format-wise, where you can't activate it unless you buy it in store and have it activated at checkout. Or, buy your own card, buy a download pass, and do the whole thing online.
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WeAreLegion  +   511d ago
It only takes one game to make someone purchase a system. Pokemon X and Y will make many people buy a 3DS in October. They may never buy another game for it!

The Wii U doesn't have that game. It doesn't have a variety of quality games, either. It needs one or the other...or both. WHY NOT BOTH?!? I can get both on my other systems.
falcon79  +   511d ago
WiiU has NFS U,LEGOCITY,MONSTER HUNTER,this month so UK sales will defo pick up Lego GTA will sell consoles in EUROPE in general.
ozzywazzy  +   510d ago
Lego as a system seller... that's rich.
TruthbeTold  +   510d ago
ozzywazzy,

You greatly underestimate how much the UK loves the Lego series...
hivycox  +   510d ago
Wii U has plenty of variety in his gaming library!
Well the Wii U will have a much larger gaming library in this year than you think. Just take a look at X, NFS, Lego City, Zelda WW, Mario 3D, Pikmin, Monster Hunter, a LOT of eShop titles which are very unique IMO and that thing is BC which is remarkable how Nintendo can bring 30 years of Nintendo games onto one console.
In my opinion Wii U has a HUGE variety of games now AND coming!

I don't see that with the PS4 or Microsoft. Killzone 4, Driveclub, infamous, Knack... thats it!!!

E3 will have megatons of Nintendo magic. until then I'm happy with my wii u
jukins  +   511d ago
do the same as they did with the 3ds. once the price of the next xbox and ps4 are announced nintendo could just slash prices and hope for the best. The thing tho that both playstation and xbox have are the die hard multiplayer gamers those are gonna be the customers nintendo needs to pull in for wii u to gain a little more traction but i just dont see it happening.
Skynetone  +   511d ago
mario kart, with the controller as a rear view mirror

starfox/mario/zelda
RogueStatus28  +   511d ago
1) Mario Kart
2) 3D Mario
3) Smash Bros 4
4) Zelda
5) Metroid
air1  +   511d ago
And donkey kong
Deku-Johnny  +   510d ago
They just need to show their 1st and 2nd party games that are coming in the next few years. Show in game footage of Zelda U and 'X' that looks comparable to the tech demos from the PS4 announcement and just wait for the Sony/MS fanboys jaws to fall off.
TruthbeTold  +   510d ago
Yeah, a relatively small amount of overly vocal fanboys of other companies are intent on influencing other people's opinions of the Wii U to be negative.
baraka007  +   510d ago
Im waiting for wind waker. I hope they have a bundle for it
younghavok  +   510d ago
Nintendo just needs to focus on making games and cranking up the output. Forget trying to make the internet happy, they never are. Just give us what weve seen so far before this year is over. X alone is enough for me, but giving us Fire Emblem, Wind Waker, Yoshi Yarn, Watch Dogs, and AC4 equals a great year when coupled with the other little titles coming this year. Im a happy Wii U owner personally. I love the thing and already have 6 games for it, none of them made by nintendo and there are still more that I want. Im 25 years old though and I have college work as well as other things that need my attention so there is really only so much time for gaming
kagamer79  +   510d ago
To be honest i think a price cut would really pick up sales. Maybe 250.00 for basic and 300.00 for deluxe would put wii u well under the price of ps4 or 720 I'm sure. I also believe nintendo should buy sega and other companies to make exclusive games for them. Because most ppl agree that games sell consoles more than specs. I believe more than anything they need to really deliver on the new zelda and really blow ppl away. Most guys i know that dnt like nintendo at all will even give props to the good zelda games the big n has made. My last thought is 3rd party support and how if they can get it and give users most games that arent exclusives or watered down ports they will be fine. Me personally im going with ps4 and wii u this gen for what i think will offer the best gaming experiences.
nypifisel  +   510d ago
Nintendo did a serious mistake not releasing the console with a AAA first party game (Mario, Zelda, Metriod etc). Had that been the case the console would sell like hotcakes!

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