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Submitted by iGAM3R-VIII 1015d ago | opinion piece

Lack of Wii U games due to Nintendo's values

Nintendo's president, Satoru Iwata, has sad that the slow, thin release schedule of games for the Wii U was deliberate by Nintendo. It was a choice they made that is in line with the company's values.
Those values are rigorous, high standards to create "carefully developed" experiences. Speaking with investors in a call that followed Nintendo's recent financial results, Iwata addressed the less-than-stellar performance of the Wii U. Ultimately, he acknowledged that the release schedule has had an adverse effect on the Wii U's sales, but it was because of choices that Nintendo deliberately made. (Dev, Wii U)

CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1015d ago
Like a Weight Watchers commercial in reverse.Pikmin Before the "Wait" / Pikmin With the "Wait".
Like the Article and the Meme at the bottom of the page.

While I would rather have a great game than just a game or decent game; this is unfortunate (but who doesn't know that).

I really hope that once they release the games that for PR Sake, explain IN DETAIL what they were working on during the wait.
I hope that the games are great and that the before and after scenarios they lay-out are drastic differences.

Drastic like a Weight Watchers commercial in reverse.
Pikmin Before the "Wait" / Pikmin With the "Wait"
I'll be Watching.
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Skarlett   1014d ago | Spam
weekev15  +   1015d ago
They are certainly heaping a ton of pressure on themselves. I really hope that when the games eventually come they are the level of quality we have come to expect from Nintendo.
Root  +   1014d ago
But didn't they say they wanted with this console third party support because they were aiming at the core audience.

So wheres the third party support...

EDIT: @Below

True but I don't think people understand this

Your right they need to let go of their old ways but with Iwata running things....I highly doubt it. Nintendo are stuck in the past.
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Axonometri  +   1014d ago
They are all too busy with Next-Gen PS4 and Xbox platforms. Who is going to gamble time and money into a platform that is under-performing in sales and tech?
It was vital for Nintendo to quickly and firmly grasp 3rd party support and maintain it. That has not happened. I think Nintendo needs to truly evolve and let go of old ways or it wont be able to make up lost ground.
PigPen  +   1014d ago
Ha, that is why more games coming for current gen then next. Like they will move from a 100+ million consoles (X360,PS4) to quickly jump next gen with 0 consoles. Lol
Baka-akaB  +   1014d ago
Why yes of course , nothing to do with everyone including 1st party studios caught of guard by the console being rushed to the market to get some foothold before the competition .

And i'm sure you were carefully re-releasing stuff like Majora HD or wind Waker hd as part of the main dish /s

i'll not dispute the quality of some , no most of your games , but enough PR BS , wake me up when something actually happens at e3 or tgs .
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MilkMan  +   1014d ago
Have to agree. Where's the games Iwata?
Root  +   1014d ago
Very well said Baka

"wake me up when something actually happens at e3 or tgs"

Well luckily we have Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart U, Xenoblade 2, Super Smash Bros U, Zelda U and the game Retro is working on.

However this is why I wanted them to have a big E3 conference, those games deserve a big spotlight. I'd understand if they had nothing to show but they do.
hollabox  +   1014d ago
Satoru Iwata will be Nintendo downfall. The man got lucky with the Wii in terms of hardware sales. As time passed you started seeing Wii's on the top of closet shelves collecting dust as third party support dwindled and major 1st party releases becoming more rare by the month, Wii shop can only support a system for so long.

Iwata had the opportunity to release a future proof consoles and build on third party relationships. What does Iwata do? Release a system that is only able to compete with the current Gen hardware alienating more third party developers. What do developers scream about? More power, more ram, more tools to help them create their software, something Nintendo clearly aimed low for.This hardware mistake, and third party handling will only get worst when next gen game engines come out and the Wii U is not included.

Bottom line Satoru Iwata needs to resign, Nintendo needs new leadership that knows how to keep third party developers happy and bridge the hardware gap. Well I'm atleast glad to see Iwata stepping up and answering tough questions instead of deferring to Reggie A. Speaking of Reggie, I would love to see what he can do on his own startup company, smart man dealing with the buffoonery of NOJ.
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Baka-akaB  +   1014d ago
those games (well abyo 2 , xeno 2 , metroid and mario kart) are why i got a wii u . But it was obvious there werent even showable beside tibdits and teaser .

I hope to see them again in length , but i've sensing that even by now nothing concrete will be ready . i'd expect instead the more known ip to show up playale or in true gameplay feed form at e3 and tgs .
majiebeast  +   1014d ago
I find it weird that Nintendo couldnt get a decent launch window line up. They stopped working on wii game since the release of DKCR.

I think Nintendo got caught of guard by the HD transition. Take for example Monolith it counts 90 something people spread out over 3 teams, so unless they want to launch X in 2015 they better start hiring more.
mercyme   1014d ago | Spam
Agent_hitman  +   1014d ago
I feel bad for Ninty these days. They're losing a lot of mojos..
Gamer Muzz  +   1014d ago
yeah, after dominating the 7th generation of gaming in both sales and profits, then demolishing all competition in the handheld well as securing an 86.8% handheld market share so far this Gen, I can see how you'd think that.
Williamson  +   1014d ago
The ps3 went through this and every ps article back then would get trashed in the comment section, but it got turned around and is now better then ever. I know the wii u will get better, ill buy it for sure when the next smash comes out.
Gamer Muzz  +   1014d ago
I love it.
All the Anti Nintendo fanboys did nothing but complain about the "shovelware" they pushed out on the Wii.
"The Wii Sucks because the games are garbage" they said,
"What ever happened to the Nintendo seal of approval?" they asked.
NOW Nintendo says they're making sure there is a standard that will offer a better quality game library and what do they do? They hate on Nintendo for doing exactly what they wanted them to do in the past.
There is no pleasing some people.
I for one and VERY pleased with Nintendo.
FinalomegaS  +   1014d ago
LOL_WUT  +   1014d ago
It's not so much about the quality of their first party titles but the fact that Nintendo has failed to garner 3rd party support. So if that makes you happy then more power to ya and it wouldn't surprise if they continued to do the same mistakes. ;)
Venox2008  +   1014d ago
some people are just stupid monkeys :) I love Ninty, sure time to time they have software droughts, but after some time they deliver masterpieces..
Gamer Muzz  +   1014d ago
For those who don't understand why I say what I say or think as I think, (LOL_WUT) Check out my comment below #10.1
It answers all that. And there's not much else for me to say.
You guys have a fantastic day:)
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oldassgamer  +   1014d ago
"The brand of a franchise would be completely degraded without customer satisfaction"

Uhhh... That would require customers, which you aren't getting at the moment...for the Wii U. With the NextBox and the PS4 around the corner, Nintendo better update its "values" and start releasing something that will entice people to buy the Wii U, and blowing off E3 isn't a good start.
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ziggurcat  +   1014d ago
uh... has the author *not* seen 95% of the games on the wii?
nigelp520  +   1014d ago
Since the Wii. Nintendo creates mediocore launches with a 3D mario game ot anything AMAZING. Nintendo 64 launced with Super Mario 64 with Turok, Shadows of the Empire in the same year. Gamecube had Luigi's Mansion but also had Rogue Squadron 2, Super Smash Bros Melee and Pikmin that same year. The Wii U launched with shitty casual games nothing amazing.
Thepcz  +   1014d ago
consumers tell other companies to jump, and they say 'how high'

while nintendo say we'l jump when we are ready.. wait!
mercyme   1013d ago | Spam

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