Iwata discusses Wii U’s poor momentum

The Wii U has not been able to maintain any momentum. This is most apparent in the marketplace, where the console has struggled to sell worldwide.

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kalkano1855d ago (Edited 1855d ago )

"At E3, we will disclose more specific information about the titles for the rest of this year and early next year."

I thought Nintendo wasn't going to be at E3, this year... Didn't they just announce that?

PopRocks3591855d ago

No. That's what anyone who didn't read past the headline will tell you. They're going to be at E3 like always. They just won't be having a large-scale presentation like in previous years, rather smaller scale ones with a greater focus on the western market apparently.

Zezo1854d ago (Edited 1854d ago )

Do people on n4g ever read the full articles?

ScubbaSteve1854d ago

To be fair half of the articles on here are just flame bait and not worth giving hits.

zeal0us1855d ago (Edited 1855d ago )

Me personally I don't think they should have reveal the WiiU in 2011. They should have just reveal features and upcoming games for their next gen title without revealing the actual console(basically what Sony did in February). When 2012 came around then they should have reveal the actual console and showed what it can do. This would've help with momentum.

Not only that but they should've threw away the tablet idea away. Also kept the motion gaming focus. Possibly doing something similar to the Kinect(controller-less gameplay) for their casual gamers and families. This would got rid of any confusion about rather it or not its addon or a new console.

For their core audience they could've strengthen the system so that its more future-poof(console wise). Far as Nintendo franchise titles go, make them controller-only, no motion gaming functions. This overall would've offer more possibilities for some Nintedo titles(imagine a Zelda game on par with or even stronger than that trailer they showed during E3), lured more third party developers and increase the console life and kept the core audience happy.

TLDR; Nintendo should've waited till 2012 to reveal the console. Got rid of the tablet controller idea. Made the system more future-proof/increasing the system overall specs. Evolve the motion gaming to something similar to the Kinect to get the keep the casual and family gamers happy. Made the core titles/Nintendo franchise titles controller-only (no motion gaming functions) to keep its core gamers happy.

jcnba281854d ago

Nintendo aren't forcing you to use motion controls. Ever hear of the Wii U pro controller?

zeal0us1854d ago (Edited 1854d ago )

Don't recall ever saying they were. The things I said in my previous is just thing I thought Nintendo should have done.

I said "Made the core titles/Nintendo franchise titles controller-only (no motion gaming functions) to keep its core gamers happy." because some to most core gamers on any platform don't care for motion gaming/kinect/move functionality in their core titles.

Even though core gamers don't care for it some developers still want to include that functionality to their gamers.

Sure they aren't forcing you to use the functionality but why make it in the first place when a small margin only going to use. Rather wasting time implementing such functionality they could put more time in the overall game.

baldulf1854d ago (Edited 1854d ago )

Can you use the Pro controller on DKC Returns, on Zelda Wind Waker or Super Mario Galaxy?

Same story on the Wii U than on the Wii. The good games dont allow the pro controller option.

GodsPerfectK7ng1854d ago

Game companies want more ddram and faster processers and bigger hard drives what did you give them a new remote!!! How about we bring back playstation 1 Nintendo or super Nintendo that is the games I need to be playing in (2013) so bad!!!!

Nevers0ft1854d ago

*checks Wii U specs* It does have more ram and a faster processor than the last generation :/

Would you be happier if all three console manufacturers just released consoles with the same basic specs with nothing to differentiate them? All three consoles will have their up and down sides, the console that is all things to all people doesn't exist.

GodsPerfectK7ng1854d ago (Edited 1854d ago )

its 2013 bro how long can Nintendo recycle the same system before people get tired it!!! I am trying to look out for the peoples interests here and my interests that is why I will support Play Station 4 and Xbox 720!!!!

Nevers0ft1854d ago

I didn't realise you were some sort of social crusader fighting for my rights... Thank you?

I'm not sure what interests you're fighting for but sounds like "Less risks and more polygons". The market needs a powerhouse console, I don't dispute that but we also need a varied console market. If all three consoles looked and acted the same, where's the excitement and innovation? Take the Occulus Rift for example - low resolution graphics but innovative and something that I'll almost certainly buy when the retail version is available.

What did Nintendo re-cycle... The name and the PPC-based CPU? Sticking with the same family of CPUs (albeit significantly faster versions) is a wise choice if you want to maintain backwards compatibility without half-assing it.

deafdani1854d ago

I love how you bring up the Playstation 1 for comparison when talking about more ddram and faster processors... the PS1 was roughly HALF the power of the N64, still it mopped the floor with it.

Why? Not because of power, dude, but games. GAMES.

Which is exactly what the Wii U is lacking right now, and which is exactly what it needs to gain momentum. It wouldn't matter if the Wii U was actually more powerful than the PS4 and next Xbox will be, if it doesn't have the games to back it up.

GodsPerfectK7ng1854d ago

Developer support is needed for all those games for the wii u to be made and when I saw the Nintendo wii u the fist time I laughed because that new controller was a joke to me like that is the innovation you brought for a brand new console and is next generation gaming in 2012, a new wii same graphics card and add a u to the end to make it sound like its next generation gaming without pc specs. More like lets go back to when the wii was released because it sold 100 million consoles and see if we can sell another 100 million wii u's!!!! NEXT!!!!

Brucis1854d ago

It sold like crazy when it released.

dark-kyon1854d ago

every consola is sold out when is released.

Brucis1854d ago


Not the point. The point was that the Wii U had momentum but lost it.

rezzah1854d ago

lol, not sure if that was a joke but it was funny.

Knushwood Butt1854d ago

Yeah, remember, Nintendo told us it was like sold out...

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