A Strategy That Could Make Wii U the Most Successful Console


Nintendo could use the GamePad to bridge the gap between consoles and game genres and audiences that have until now only been on PC.

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Gr811849d ago

About dropping the Gamepad completely. Make it optional. Include a Pro Controller, Wii Remote +, wireless Nunchuk and bundle NSMB..for a start.

After that start making gamesthe masses of people actually care about.

guitarded771849d ago (Edited 1849d ago )

I'm all for using the Pro Controller more, but the GamePad is the best part of the Wii U IMO.

The article's point and click adventure games idea is a good one. Those types of games would be a natural fit for the Wii U. I still think a trophy/achievement system is needed, with trophies/achievements added to Virtual Console games. I'd be interested in earning them in games like The Legend of Zelda and Super Metroid.

Menashe1848d ago

I don't want to broadcast it before they're ready to announce it themselves, but one really big adventure developer is talking to Nintendo about bringing their point-and-click adventure game to Wii U.

rainslacker1849d ago

Gamepad implementation is completely up to the developer. It already has all the inputs of the more traditional Pro controller. Having it standard is the only way it will be meaningful. As it stands, there is no going back on having it included, as most of the games on the system already have features that use it.


I agree, a trophy system would be nice to add. It should have been there day one, and Nintendo shouldn't have ignored it's acceptance on other platforms. Nintendo stated they felt it detracted from game play, which kind of goes against what a lot of consumers have come to expect.

Older games could use that Sony patent.:)

lilbroRx1848d ago

Why would people want less of a controller?

The Pro Controller is just a scaled down Wii U gamepade, or a gamepad without the extra features in other words. I would rather have the more capable controller and comfortable controller.

dungeonboss1848d ago

I'm guessing that anyone that thinks that Nintendo should drop the GamePad has never even touched one.

They probably don't realize that the Gamepad has every single feature of PS3 + 360 + Wii U Pro controllers, just more comfortable to hold and with a nice screen so I can walk around the house or play games while walking around the house without being restricted to the TV.

Off TV play is amazing, and can only be described when experienced. Moments like:
- I was hogging the 76" living room TV, but now the wife and kids want to watch a movie on that TV. I can seamlessly put my game on the Gamepad without turning off or moving the console.
- I'm playing a game, but everyone is in another room and expect me to "socialize" with them. I can take the Gamepad and look like I'm "socializing" while still playing games.
- I want to play multiplayer, but hate sharing the screen with "screen hackers". Use a-symmestrical multiplayer. Wow, I can play local CoD and not worry about friends cheating!
- I'm simply lazy and don't want to find the remote, or even bother turning on the TV, or getting out of bed, for that matter. I just wanna play few minutes of Need for Speed in the morning. Wii U Gamepad is on the nightstand. That was easy.

Once you experience these things, it makes me wish my 360 had a Gamepad. If I had a PS3, I'd probably wish it had a Gamepad as well.

Elem1871848d ago

The only people suggesting to get rid of the gamepad are the people who haven't spent any amount of time... within days it become apparent why they added as standard.... but the problem is how do you communicate that value to potential consumers? go door to door to give people a 3 day demo?? thats not feasible...... So Nintendo has their marketing work cut out for them on this one. Difficult? VERY. Impossible? No way.

iplay1up21848d ago

I agree with you about the gamepad. The gamepad is a great addition to Nintendos options of playing. I use the gamepad most of the time whin playing now,and I think most of the people who dis it, call it a gimmick, really have not sat down for any real amount of time with it, except demos at the store. The demos do not do it justice at all.

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CouldHaveYelledUiiW1849d ago

Make a WiiU that actually makes Coffee?

Project Cafe'? WHERE?

All Nintendo needs is

-more games
-better adverts.
-and a 1st party game in every major genre.

gamer421849d ago

I can see where this guy is coming from, and the gamepad does have a lot of potential, especially in RTS games. Having PC RTS games,like Battle worlds: Kronos on the wiiu using the gamepad would be an interesting experience.

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