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Submitted by Nyxus 660d ago | opinion piece

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.' (Wii U)

deafdani  +   660d 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.
PopRocks359  +   660d 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.
HammadTheBeast  +   660d ago
I'd also mention that the 3DS had a nice price drop along with Mario Kart for massive sales.
Nyxus  +   659d ago
Good point, Mario Kart Wii sold about 32 million copies.
CaptainN  +   660d ago
Did they really put Donkey Kong on that list and not Mario Kart ??? Mario Kart has way more clout than DK !!
ziratul  +   660d ago
I agree. Modern Mario Kart (similar to 3ds one) would boost sales 500%
kirbyu  +   660d ago
An HD Mario Party 10 might be helpful.
colonel179  +   660d 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?
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jameson12345  +   660d 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.
colonel179  +   660d 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
BattleAxe  +   660d ago
I was in Walmart a few days ago here in Vancouver, Canada, and there didn't look like there was more than 25 games for the WiiU behind the glass.

Sony seems to have the biggest presence at my local Walmart, taking up 5 shelving sections verses Nintendo's two sections and Microsoft's three sections. The sad thing about the two Nintendo sections was that they had that space split up between the 3DS, Wii and WiiU. They're even stocking those small red and black Wii models that don't have online connectivity. If they bring the price of the Wii Mini models down to $50.00, I would actually consider picking one up.

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DivineAssault  +   660d ago
"5 games THAT WILL put the wii u back on the map" is what it should say.. Those games will all come eventually & people will buy consoles to play em.. I bought one because i know theyre coming sooner or later.. Probably later tho :/
chrisarsenalsavart  +   659d ago
leave the wiiu alone.

people expect the machine to sell like wii did. i don,t think it will.
just like ps3 didn,t sell like ps2.
appart from a shareholder point of view does it really matter?
with that kind of hardware, i can,t wait to see what ninty is cooking.
next year, every so called analysts(pachter) will once again looked stupid when
nintendo start pushing their 1st party gems out of the gate and see wiiu sales jumps overnight.
and i just wanna say i am really sad when i hear people sells their brand new hardware because they are caught in that stupid mass hysteria and read silly articles that make them think like they have done the wrong choice.
you didn,t wiiu is here to stay. i am a playstation fan but
i always had a nintendo console every single generation.from the nes to tge wiiu and each of them brought me nothing but great memories.
long live gaming.
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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   659d ago
I hope that the Next Smash Brothers is not marred with anti-hardcore competitive measures.
The Mod community has had to weed some of them out in order to make the game play more consistent.

They have hinted that the Next Smash Bros. will be different- I hope that "different" includes allowing gamers to get as serious as they want with the title.

Having Hardcore fans who eat and breath your game for the chance to win some cash on the side too = free advertising and sales.

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