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Nintendo plots Wii U resurgence with 3D Mario by October

Media blitz to commence after summer; string of major releases planned for 2013

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MariaHelFutura1184d ago

Getting it out before Xmas would be wise.

Minato-Namikaze1184d ago

This will help, but no 1 game can save a console. They are gonna have to find a way to get more games out for the system. New mario in october is great but what about the months between now and then?

Jaqen_Hghar1184d ago

Halo would like a word with you

Mikefizzled1184d ago

Saying Halo saved Xbox would be like saying Gran Turismo saved PS3. Just because its the highest selling exclusive -which Halo isn't- doesn't mean there isn't other high selling exclusives regardless of how tired the franchise is.

Minato-Namikaze1184d ago

@jaqen halo alone didnt save the xbox, in order for MS to to expand their userbase they had to get a bunch of other games (Mass effect, bioshock, etc....). Halo helps but there is no such thing as a SINGLE game that can support a platform.

InTheLab1184d ago

I believe Jaqen is referring to the original Xbox and while I wouldn't call 30m consoles a save, I do believe Halo went a long way torwards the success of the 360.

thaimasker1184d ago

Mario kart is also coming this year.

LoveOfTheGame1184d ago

Halo did save the first Xbox, it is the one game that made people believe it was worth buying. It was the sole reason for about 20 Xboxs to be sold in my hometown, which is about everyone who bought one...it's a very small town.

Then you got sucked in by games like KOTOR 1/2 and Crimson Skies...which we are still waiting for new entries unfortunately.

lilbroRx1184d ago

You could have fooled me with the way Sony fans were talking about Soul Sacrifice.

Of course, the Wii U doesn't need saving. The situation is over exaggerated by the gaming media. The are lower than expected but not failing. It's still making Nintendo a profit overall as the last profit report showed.

It will have many games by the end of the year. When the games come, the sales will spike. That is all there is to it.

MikeMyers1184d ago

Halo and Mario 64 sold consoles. A new 3D Mario game will also help sell the Wii U.

I wouldn't be surprised if they are indeed holding titles back knowing the new hardware from Sony and Microsoft are coming.

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dedicatedtogamers1184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

But 3D Mario doesn't sell systems. Other than Mario 64, can anyone point out a Nintendo system that was successful because of 3D Mario? Anyone want to help me out here, or does clicking "Disagree" magically make the WiiU sell better?

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3DS springs to mind? You mean the worst-selling Nintendo handheld until it got a price drop and a flood of games? No. I'm sorry. 3D Mario doesn't sell systems. It hasn't since the N64.

weekev151184d ago

3ds springs to mind. Sure it wasnt the only factor, there was mariokart and a price drop. Wii U will have 3d mario, pikmin, mario kart, windwaker and potentially a price cut. Not to mention a good number of other exclusives which could be out by christmas, and all aimed at a diverse market eg bayonetta, yarn yoshi and wii fit. Could be an interesting period for Nintendo.

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Mikefizzled1184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

Its disappointing how much Nintendo NEED Mario games to help push their new console. I would have guessed new gen, new focus but obviously Super Mario Galaxy 3, Mario Kart U, Mario Party 10 and the already released New Super Mario Brothers U will be Nintendo's way forward.

Flavor1184d ago

Yeah that's what i thought when I read that... it's like a crutch they always fall back on or run to when things are going bad... but it's getting tired...

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LoveOfTheGame1184d ago

God forbid a company would need the help of the best selling and most famous franchise to sell a console. Especially since no one ever asks for these games as well as new Zelda, Uncharted, Halo, or Gran Turismo games. /s

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