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Five games that could put the Wii U back on the map

VGS: 'The Wii U has had a pretty rough start. Right now it's facing one of the worst droughts in the history of Nintendo's consoles, and sales aren't up to expectations. Luckily for Wii U owners there is a lot on the horizon. Here are five (announced and unannounced) titles that could give the system a much needed injection of fun.'

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deafdani1178d ago

Sensible list, but it's lacking Mario Kart. That one would probably sell more Wii U's than any other game in the list, if sales figures for past Mario Kart games are any indication.

Also, to date, Mario Kart has been Nintendo's staple franchise for online play. Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 7 all offer some of the best online experiences in their respective platforms, so I'm curious what Nintendo would do with the Wii U version, now that it has a proper online service.

PopRocks3591178d ago

It's worth noting that Mario Kart 7 contributed to the 3DS' comeback at the end of its first year. It managed to sell a million very quickly and helped boost the 3DS' sales. We could see history repeat itself with the new Wii U title.

Personally I just want them to try and balance the gameplay in such a way where it's faster, more competitive and has more item balance (going from no blue shells in one game to four in another makes no sense to me). The online in 7 was perfect, so hopefully they can adopt a similar, if not identical system.

Furthermore, an invite system and a bigger character roster is in order. But that's just me.

HammadTheBeast1178d ago

I'd also mention that the 3DS had a nice price drop along with Mario Kart for massive sales.

Nyxus1177d ago

Good point, Mario Kart Wii sold about 32 million copies.

CaptainN1178d ago

Did they really put Donkey Kong on that list and not Mario Kart ??? Mario Kart has way more clout than DK !!

ziratul1178d ago

I agree. Modern Mario Kart (similar to 3ds one) would boost sales 500%

kirbyu1178d ago

An HD Mario Party 10 might be helpful.

colonel1791178d ago (Edited 1178d ago )

There will definitely be a Mario Party HD sometime soon. How else will they put the wii motes and wii u remote to use, if not for the mini games?

jameson123451178d ago

I'm sooo ready for Mario Kart, Smash Bros, and the 3d Mario. Also, I hope that they put some real effort into the next Mario Party, because I feel it is the only real weak link in Nintendo's IPs. I haven't felt the need to even play one since 6.

colonel1791178d ago

I want a new Zelda as epic as possible with much more epic music as much, if not better music than Mario Galaxy had. They need to take the risk to reinvent the music just as Mario.

Also, a new Mario reinvented. They did it with Mario Galaxy and hopefully they can find a way to make it better.

A new Starfox, much like N64 but better

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