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Expect Pikmin 3 to be Awesome, But Don’t Expect it to Drive Wii U Sales

GenGAME writes: "For most Wii U fans, it seems like Pikmin 3 is the big game they’re looking forward to within the foreseeable future. And it should be – Nintendo’s take on the real-time strategy genre is a pretty suitable fit for their audience, who crave a bit more than just the same old stuff. It’s a great franchise all-around, really: simple, easy-to-understand, and strongly focused game mechanics, sporting a world rich with things to investigate and a wide variety of monsters to harvest and oozing with Nintendo-style charm.

"I’m sure the game will be excellent, and a great addition to Wii U owners’ libraries. But let’s get one thing straight: Pikmin will not sell Wii U systems."

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majiebeast1280d ago

Pikmin never was a system seller but it will move some wiiU's and its a good franchise.

PygmelionHunter1280d ago

Agreed. I wonder why it's taken so long to come out, thought this was gonna be a launch window game at first. This is just what my Wii U needs!

Mecca41280d ago

Nintendo is losing money , the console suck, all they say is Nintendo has money to withstand it, it's like thinking, I have enough blood to survive so I will Just bleed, and see what happens lol, we all know how it ends

PygmelionHunter1280d ago

I may have taken your comment seriously if you hadn't said "the console suck(s)". Today's gamers are so quick to forget, the Wii U is just another PS3-like case, slow at first because of its hardware architecture, minus the yellow light of death and horrendous price tag, of course.

TongkatAli1280d ago

With no bluray and DVD movie support. The Wii U can do it, but PS3 does what NintenDON'T.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31280d ago (Edited 1280d ago )

Speaking of blu-ray/dvd playback, I'm surprised the Wii-U hasn't been hacked yet to do such things like the Wii had been. Or maybe it already has been hacked and I haven't heard about it...

Edit: Quick research does reveal Wii U has been exploited but only in Wii mode apparently.

AJBACK2FRAG1279d ago

TONGKATALI,
The Wii U runs on a blu ray drive. The Wii U also runs dvd for Wii games.
On topic. (For once!) I've written before how the Pikmin games controls are so much fun to use even before actually hitting the game. Well turns out Miyamoto works on controls first and in Pikmin it really shows. I can't wait for the third game in the series and I plan to pik (sic) it up as soon as it releases.

TongkatAli1280d ago

Hahahah, that was a joke right ? Nintendo being dead is not happening buddy. Really, it's not going to happen, REALITY is more telling then your post.

deafdani1280d ago

You have no idea how much money Sony and MIcrosoft lost in the first years of the PS3 and Xbox 360, do you?

This ain't anything new. Actually, Nintendo is losing LESS money with the Wii U than Sony and Microsoft did for their current consoles.

To say or even imply that Nintendo is doomed, especially considering how much money they won with the DS, DSi, Wii and now the 3DS, not to mention their game sales (Nintendo has the best selling IPs in the market, fact), is asinine.

NYC_Gamer1280d ago

I doubt many expect Pikmin to shift tons of hardware..

legendoflex1280d ago

Nah, everywhere I look Nintendo fans are all saying the system's sales will pick up when Pikmin 3 launches.

LOL_WUT1280d ago

Yea well, that won't happen until Nintendo drop of the Wii U.

Yodagamer1280d ago

@lol_wut it's doing better than the ps3/xbox did thus far in it's life cycle WITHOUT a killer app, that's pretty impressive imo

deno1280d ago

Nintendo will be fine, but they are having a bit of a rough time. Once mario, zelda and metroid land the masses will come.

DEATHxTHExKIDx1280d ago

I didnt think it would. Mario Kart, smash bros, Pokemon etc... are system sellers.

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