Don’t give up on the Wii U quite yet

Despite it’s slow releases and ho-hum reception from a lot of mainstream gamers -- including myself -- there is light at the end of the Wii U tunnel. Gamers will have to be patient and wait for the fall/holiday season. By then there will be at least 1 big name AAA Nintendo game for the Wii U. For now, GoozerNation is looking at the next few months for game releases on the Wii U and has a few suggestions for gamers to keep them interested in the Wii U.

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tristanwerbe2047d ago

Wii U has sold over 3 million units already so

LOL_WUT2047d ago

Since launch? That's not something to really boast about. ;)

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DarkBlood2047d ago

the 3ds is doing well now because its got the games and the wiiu is going to follow suit, get your act together Mika dont do this trolling again since your obviously so hatefull of nintendo

Th4Freak2047d ago

@DarkBlood Uhmm no, the 3DS started to sell when Nintendo dropped the price.

weekev152047d ago

It was a combination of price drop with games that gave it momentum. A price drop alone would have been pointless without the games to back it up. I predict that Nintendo will drop the price in early October, just before the ps4 releases and around the release of 3d Mario.

SilentNegotiator2047d ago

Considering that they sold 3 million under the false pretenses that they wouldn't be able to keep up with demand and you NEED TO BUY NOW and haven't even sold a million this year, no it is not impressive.

dantesparda2046d ago

"Don’t give up on the Wii U quite yet" Why? is it going to have really impressive, must have games? No? just one, not so impressive game? no thanks, im straight

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PSVita2047d ago

With no completion though

Elem1872047d ago

It has tons of completion.... I completed ZombiU, Assassins Creed, Mass Effect, Batman Arkham City, NSMBU.... The games aren't so difficult that you can't complete them, you just need to play them to complete them.

PSVita2046d ago

@elem187- sorry about that i meant "competition". Like how the xbox released a year and a half almost before the wii and ps3.

dougr2047d ago

I sold my Wii U on craigslist before it lost all of it's value to be honest. I couldn't justify the console when there were zero games for it. Maybe later in its cycle I'll repurchase again when it's under $200 and has a bunch of the typical nintendo games (zelda, mario, donkeykong, mario party and kart, etc.).

MNGamer-N2047d ago

Nah too much effort. I'll just keep mine, and be patient for games.

Elem1872047d ago

Lol, I love these subtle pretending I own a console so my troll words mean something posts.

No one buys a $350 console and then flips it to a $150 loss..... Well only an idiot enjoys losing $150.

The games are just fine. I have logged over 200 hours in Monster Hunter 3 so far I haven't even touched my ps3 since getting it, aside from watching bluray movies with my wife.

Moonman2047d ago (Edited 2047d ago )

3.5 million to be exact. While PS4 and 720 are zero. What's wrong with 3.5 million? Vita sales are about to get passed by Wii U before August.

dark-hollow2047d ago

"Vita struggles in sales" : GIVE IT TIIIME!
"WII U struggles" : Nintendo is doomed lol.

Elem1872047d ago (Edited 2047d ago )

@dark hollow, isn't it amazing?

If the Wii U is still selling like poo like the Vita after being on the market for over a year like the vita has then we can label the console dead like the Vita.

D_RoyJenkins2047d ago

Keeping bringing up the Vita to make yourself feel better, it's not changing Nintendo's situation at all.

PSVita2046d ago

@dark-hollow- to be fair the fact that the psvita will interconnect with the ps4(e.g. remote play) is why i think people are saying to wait.

avengers19782046d ago

Vita currently outselling the wii u about 2:1... How will the wii u pass it.
Wii u about 3.5 million Vita about 5 million. To make up the 1.5 million difference wii u is gonna have to start selling a lot more than it currently is, and with Xbox fusion and PS4 coming by the end of the year... I'm not so sure wii u sales will pick up that much

PopRocks3592046d ago


Vita sold 2.2 million units as of June last year. Where did you get the statistic saying it has sold over 5 million units?

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N4g_null2046d ago

Some people do not want to see the writing o the wall. Just sung by Austin Texas to meet with some friends that got laid off due to the EA restructuring.
Madden is skipping the wiiu simply because there is no porting team in place. EA is in serious trouble. THQ just went down and even square enix is having problems, then cap com cancelled almost every thing. Some serious stuff is happening here. It doesn't seem like the other consoles will escape what is happening also.

Take off your Nintendo hate googles and your Sony hype spectacles and you will see the entire industry is hurting. Sure Sony and Nintendo studio can weather this storm yet ms has murdered that whole 720 luach it seems.

We will see what happens when the wiiu gets it heavy hitters and the other consoles launch also.

On another note maybe this is Nintendo s Dreamcast.... that system rocked after all the hate and nose turning it got. Yet two things where different. Sega cash cow arcades died and they did port their 2d to 3d all that they where hushing money.

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tristanwerbe2047d ago

@-Mika- you have no idea what your talking about

wishingW3L2047d ago (Edited 2047d ago )

but is the truth. Low software sales = less games.

fardan852047d ago

by now, I guess lots of people gave up on the Wii U, Can't really blame them. It might be a huge trouble for the big N when the ps4 & MS new consoles comes out. we will see what is the fate of Wii U soon. Still, there's a chance for the Wii U to be successful, provided that Nintendo gets a unique-exclusive softwares + price drops.

akaihana86plus2046d ago

I never gave up on PS3 and Sony, and now i love that console to death, I really enjoy playing with my Wii U, good games are coming out, just give it time and you'll see ;)

Jek_Porkins2047d ago

Who in the world would give up on the Wii U after only six months on the market? We haven't even seen any of their quality games yet. That's counting chickens way before they've hatched.

If this past generation taught me anything, it's that these things aren't a sprint, if they were, the PS3 and Vita would have lost already. Good thing we waited those out, and now the PS3 is doing great and has given us some of the best games this generation, while the Vita is still struggling, it'll eventually pick up, it's a nice piece of hardware, it just needs some games.

brewin2047d ago (Edited 2047d ago )

Wow another critically thinking reasonable person on a gaming site message board!? Great post dude, you speak the truth!

I am certainly glad I didnt sell my ps3 the first 2 years I had it and never played it. It was just a blu ray player. I played some games, but nothing that screamed super quality to me. It wasnt until God of war 3, Infamous 2, etc that I was really a proud ps3 owner. Ive learned my lesson and do not buy systems at launch anymore because of these growing pains. The only reason I got my Wii U at launch was because I had so much GameStop credit and nothing else to buy at that time. They had some crazy trade-in deals that I took advantage of. I was getting $15-$20 for games that I payed $2-$5 for at yard sales and such so I ended up only paying like $75 out of pocket.

Strange thing now is that I find myslef much more satisfied with my Wii U than I was the whole first 2-3 years of being a ps3 owner. I also find myself wishing I could use the gamepad for ps3 and 360 games. You dont realize how good the gamepad is until you have used it for a month or so then try to go back. Once it "clicks" it just makes so much sense for so many games. I really wish Bethesda would jump on board and put a skyrim port or fallout so people can really see how useful it could be.

truechainz2047d ago

You said it too. I have gone back to some of my 360 and PS3 backlog after playing the Wii U and I gotta say I really wish you could play on the gamepad. It is the most comfortable controller I have ever played with, which may be because of my huge hands. I am glad they went with it even though most people on this site bash it every chance they get. I hope to see some more creative uses for it.

mcstorm2047d ago

@jek well said. Even though the 360 has been my main console that has been used the most this gen I have really enjoyed the exclusives Sony and Nintendo have gives us. Mario galaxy, Mario kart, Zelda, metros, lbp, modnation racers, uc, kill zone and more have been some of the best games this gen and without owning all the consoles I would of misses out on them.

As for the Wiiu it has must own games like mariou, Lego city and zombieu but those games depend on what type of gamer you are. Also as for people saying it has no games this is also untrue. It has the games above as well as must own games like nfsmw, batman 2, fifa 13, cod bo2 and many more but the biggest issue with these games is they are out on the ps3 and 360 so people will buy these games on consoles they already own rather than buy a console for £300 and a game for £40 on top of that.

Its going to be the same when the ps4 and next Xbox come out. The best selling game on the 360 and ps3 is cod game and if they put the next cod on the new Xbox and ps4 as well as the ps3 and 360 people will just buy the 360 and ps3 version.

We will only know how well a console is selling once the developers stop supporting the current gen consoles with the big name games.

For me if the ps4 and next Xbox sell over 4 mission in there 1st 3 months ill be shocked because od the current financial state we are in.

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