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Submitted by legendoflex 979d ago | opinion piece

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." (Pikmin, Pikmin 3, Wii U)

majiebeast  +   979d ago
Pikmin never was a system seller but it will move some wiiU's and its a good franchise.
PygmelionHunter  +   979d 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!
Mecca4  +   979d 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
PygmelionHunter  +   979d 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.
TongkatAli  +   979d ago
With no bluray and DVD movie support. The Wii U can do it, but PS3 does what NintenDON'T.
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   979d 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.
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AJBACK2FRAG  +   978d ago
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.
TongkatAli  +   979d 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.
deafdani  +   979d 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_Gamer  +   979d ago
I doubt many expect Pikmin to shift tons of hardware..
legendoflex  +   979d ago
Nah, everywhere I look Nintendo fans are all saying the system's sales will pick up when Pikmin 3 launches.
LOL_WUT  +   979d ago
Yea well, that won't happen until Nintendo drop of the Wii U.
Yodagamer  +   979d 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
deno  +   979d 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.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   979d ago
I didnt think it would. Mario Kart, smash bros, Pokemon etc... are system sellers.
jakmckratos  +   979d ago
Yes that's exactly how I feel..Im sure Pikmin, Zelda HD, and a couple other will be worth playing but not worth buying the system...I have faith in Nintendo though..people are such morons with all this hate but they know DAMN well they'll shut up when Mario 3D, Mario Kart U and Smash Bros U are revealed this year. I can only hope those announcements are followed by some like a real Zelda, DOnkey Kong, Metroid, Kirby, Pokemon, Star Fox, Kid Icarus and other new fresh games
_QQ_  +   979d ago
don't care whether it sells millions of systems or jut one, this game will be amazing and that's all that matters to me.
DivineAssault  +   979d ago
It isnt exactly a system seller game.. Not too many people know how fun that game is
Sanquine90  +   979d ago
I bought the wii U for pikmin;)
Jadedz  +   979d ago
It all depends on the multiplayer aspect
Nintendo Land showcases how well multiplayer functions on the Wii U.

Might not be a huge seller, though it should move a decent amount of units.
jcnba28  +   979d ago
Can't wait for this game!
ps3_pwns  +   979d ago
pikmin 3 would of sold some consoles if it had released like it should have a long time ago. now that its taking so long people are just like forget the wii u ill get the ps4/x720 or wait for a wii u price drop. i mean what game does wii u have right now? nsmb u? you gonna need a lot more then that to justify 350 dollar purchase and pikmin 3 still wont be enough. need at least 4 good games.
Yodagamer  +   979d ago
Well there is Monster hunter 3, the best looking version of nfs mw, lego city undercover, best looking version of trine 2, scriblenauts, and Nintendoland is decent. Among a bunch of great games coming like loz: ww, bayonetta 2, pikmin 3, Rayman legends (which will probably be the best version) and we haven't even had e3 yet
MegaLagann  +   979d ago
Correction, Pikmin can be a system seller, it all depends on marketing. The number one factor as to why a game sells so well is marketing. Not trying to offend any COD players out there, but why does Call of Duty sell so well? Because they advertise it EVERYWHERE! It's simple business 101. I guarantee you if Nintendo even put a quarter of the amount of money Activison spends into adversting COD into marketing Pikmin 3 it would be a system seller but as it stands Nintendo's marketing sucks and they won't do such a thing. But it'll still be a nice million seller, but it can be so much more. If Nintendo put as much effort into advertise their products as they do making them, it would be great...
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ps3_pwns  +   979d ago
yeah they dont market stuff unless its zelda pokemon, and mario etc. thats why some of these other franchises never turn huge. but they use smash bros series as a marketing tool because people are like what game is that charaacter from then they look at the info of the characetr and might try the game. also they marketed smash bros big time back in the day and it became real popular but it did have mario and pikachu in the comercial.
Yodagamer  +   979d ago
It could be a system seller alot of people probably got their hands on the wii versions of the games since there where more wii consoles out. So i'm kinda expecting it to be a decent seller or a somewhat big one if nintendo plays it's cards right and get a bit lucky.
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   979d ago
Local prices have dropped so much I'm losing reasons to not buy one. Soon... Soon you shall be mine WiiU *evil laugh*
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   979d ago
I do feel pikmin will help the Wii u sales wise but is still not enough to top the PS360.

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