100°
Submitted by Nyxus 874d 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  +   874d 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  +   874d 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  +   874d ago
I'd also mention that the 3DS had a nice price drop along with Mario Kart for massive sales.
Nyxus  +   874d ago
Good point, Mario Kart Wii sold about 32 million copies.
CaptainN  +   874d ago
Did they really put Donkey Kong on that list and not Mario Kart ??? Mario Kart has way more clout than DK !!
ziratul  +   874d ago
I agree. Modern Mario Kart (similar to 3ds one) would boost sales 500%
kirbyu  +   874d ago
An HD Mario Party 10 might be helpful.
colonel179  +   874d 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?
#3.1 (Edited 874d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
jameson12345  +   874d 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  +   874d 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  +   874d 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.

Related image(s)
#6 (Edited 874d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
DivineAssault  +   874d 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  +   874d 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.
#8 (Edited 874d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   874d 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.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

Review: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain | Destructoid

10m ago - DTOID: Despite the fact that most of the spinoff Metal Gear games are good in their own right, t... | PC
20°

The Clickbait Podcast Ep. 2: You Won't Believe What Happens Next

12m ago - As always, The Clickbait Video Game Podcast delves into our favorite articles and comments on Pla... | PS4
Ad

The Xbox One Games You Need to Play in August

Now - A new month has rolled up which means new releases are on the horizon. Microsoft has a fairly good line-up on the way for August, so let’s take a l... | Promoted post
30°

Wave Blue DualShock 4 PS4 controller £34.97

34m ago - Dealspwn: This Wave Blue DualShock 4 PS4 controller is usually at least £40. So this this £34.97... | PS4
40°

5 Tips For Playing 'Metal Gear Solid 5'

35m ago - Here are a few tips to get started on your path to being the most legendary soldier in history. | PC
30°

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – PC Version Impressions | PC Invasion

35m ago - PC Invasion's Peter Parrish (in the older AMD corner) and Tim McDonald (in the shinier Nvidia cor... | PC