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SEGA Planning Seven Releases for Wii U in the Coming Year

Plenty of companies based in Japan are currently releasing their yearly financial results, with SEGA Sammy — the larger organisation that includes the developer / publisher — joining in the fun. The results highlight just how valuable other areas are to the company, such as Pachislot and Pachinko machines, but we're more interested in the games, of course. (PS3, Sega, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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Skarlett   1006d ago | Spam
yugovega  +   1006d ago
fingers crossed for a online coop goldenaxe hd release.
Kingthrash360  +   1006d ago
and 5 for the vita segas been busy!
nirwanda  +   1005d ago
That's because they see a niche market.
The vita isn't well supported because people see figures in financial meeting's but sega have seen an opportunity if they make games that most people want they will sell millions because they don't have much other competition on the vita from other devs.
Tito08  +   1004d ago
& what's wrong with a niche market, because of Phantasy Star Online 2? Isn't it the same market being targeted on the 3DS with the Monster Hunter games? BTW, all you talk about is how Mario & Sonic Olympics sold more than any PS3 game with the exception of GT, it didn't sell more than Uncharted, or God Of War or the original LBP if you compare them by individual platforms. BYW why didn't you mention other Sega games such as Madworld which sold poorly exclusive on Wii? Yeah, thought so, marketing on a Nintendo machine is also as niche as it gets.

Of course you're saying that because the M&SO was sold across 2 platforms, which is similar to being a multiplat, the PS3 games are sold on only one platform, with the exception of Sly & PS All-Stars that are on Vita as well, but in your case you only mentioned PS3 trying to twist things around in your favor, you ain't fooling no one.
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nirwanda  +   1004d ago
There's nothing at all wrong with a niche market one of the first rules of business is to find a market that nobody else has taken advantage of.
But your very wrong about mario and sonic its sold 2million copies more than god of war 3 and 3million more copies then uncharted 2 or 3 just on the wii it sold over 7million.
Tito08  +   1000d ago
Fair enough, but the main reason it sells is because it has Mario in it, what if it was simply called Sonic Olympics, the game is mostly seen for the most part as a Mario game. & Also, they might be making 7 games on Wii U, but who knows what games are those, it could be ports, it could be a multiplat which goes along with PS360, M&SO can't speak for all multiplats that do not sell on Nintendo systems.

Your constant mention of M&SO selling more than most PS3 exclusives shows how much of a fanboy you are, why didn't you say 360 exclusives, like honestly who cares. One thing you have to keep in mind is a console's attach rate, in which Nintendo definitely have the lowest of the 3 in regards to 3rd parties, Sega can't point M&SO as an example because of Nintedo's characters, what happened to Madworld, Conduit, Virtua Tennis? great games but poorly sold on it. Compare that to PS3 with 5 Yakuza games, Valkyria Chronicles, Virtua Fighter 5, Binary Dommain, Vanquish, Bayonetta(poorly ported), Initial D. Of course Wii received more, but most of that were casual shovelware & old school games from the Virtual console which the PS3 already have in Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection on disc, & the games sold separate on PSN. Can't deny the fact Sega & most 3rd parties did better with PS360 than on Wii, it remains to be seen at to what those games on Wii U are, but I wouldn't be surprised if they're ports of already released games or multiplat along with PS360.
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lilbroRx  +   1005d ago
This is good news. I'm glad that the Wii U still have support of the actual few good publishers that are left.
PopRocks359  +   1005d ago
Just like the previous generations. It's better to have some third party support as oppose to none, but I think it's important for Nintendo to entice developers as much as they can for both this generation and the next.
lilbroRx  +   1005d ago
Third party support itself means little though. What matters is that it is good.

I would rather have 5 good devs and 20 bad ones.

As I have been saying, the Wii U doesn't need all of the "big name" devs that make games for the Sony and Microsoft as most of them make overhyped mediocrity. They just need the ones who make great games.
PopRocks359  +   1005d ago
Absolutely. They've managed to create three profitable console generations (one of which was a major success over its competition for the majority of its time) with very little third party support. I agree with you, when push comes to shove they really don't NEED third party support.

But as a Wii U owner, I don't think it's unreasonable for me to want to have more content available on the console. It's great that we'll be able to play Watch Dogs or Resident Evil Revelations on it. I just feel it would be that much better to have even more of that kind of support, you know?
Dj7FairyTail  +   1005d ago
Wii U has support from
WB Games
Activision minimal
Square Enix
Tecmo KOEI
stragomccloud  +   1005d ago
I think Activision is also a supporter. I think I'll be really surprised if the next COD doesn't come out on Wii U.
Mottsy  +   1005d ago
If they could get Skies of Arcadia 2 or PSO2 on the WiiU (or heck, any system really!) That could be great for WiiU sales and if Sega could get those on other systems I am sure that will be great for Sega as well.
2pacalypsenow  +   1005d ago
LOL_WUT  +   1005d ago
Good to hear. ;)
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1005d ago
Why are you supporting Nintendo?
You're even going to send one of your Sonic games to the WiiU?

(joking about your visible avatar)
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kirbyu  +   1005d ago
I hope for a port of the 360/ps3 version of Sonic Generations.

I also saw an article on this site that says Rare might be making a Banjo-Kazooie game on 3DS, now that would be awesome. Hopefully the characters will have their old designs, and it won't say Microsoft on the box.
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Venox2008  +   1005d ago
why to port, when they can make exclusive Sonic game for Wii U? Like they did Sonic colors on Wii? By the way that game is amazing :)
brewin  +   1005d ago
I smell some Yakuza love coming Wii U's way... A sonic title in the vein of Generations would be welcomed as well. I realy want to see sme eShop HD remakes though. Not just VC editions of the usual suspects (Streets of Rage, Golden Axe, Altered Beast, etc). Kinda sick of ports of those games so if theyre gonna do those I hope they are remakes/remastered versions.
ThePsychoGamer  +   1005d ago
Maybe a Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio's game like Binary Domain, but definitely not Yakuza.
nirwanda  +   1005d ago
If Nintendo have any balls they will pay sega to make shenmue exclusive to wi U that would make people like EA take the system seriously if sales picked up
stragomccloud  +   1005d ago
That would be awesome!
josephayal  +   1005d ago
Sonic adventure plz
Jek_Porkins  +   1005d ago
Damn! Go Sega!
SDF Repellent  +   1005d ago
Of course, when Sega talks about releasing games these days, it is either a sonic game, a bad game like Alien: Colonial Marines, or just Arcade remake of their old catalog to make a few bucks. Sega, oh how the mighty have fallen.
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nirwanda  +   1005d ago
They haven't fallen that far when sales of mario and sonic at the Olympics sold more than any game on the ps3 exept GT
savagelife4  +   1005d ago
We need Conduit 3.
chrispseuphoria  +   1005d ago
Who would have thought this a few decades ago? Sega is saving Nintendo's third party lineup.
nigelp520  +   1005d ago
Nights Wii U
Chu Chu Rocket
Jet Grind Radio
Ravenor  +   1005d ago
You have my attention with a Jet Set Radio remake, Jet Grind in it's original form was a total chore to play.
TechnicianTed  +   1005d ago
I don't agree on that. When it was released it was a joy to play, I loved it. I haven't played it since then but I have very fond memories of the game, from the choice of music to the cel shaded graphics and the free form play it offered.

I never saw it as a chore.
exfatal  +   1004d ago
please dont get my hopes up, jet set radio future on wii u would be orgasmic. i'd buy the game twice lol
from the beach  +   1005d ago
Excellent, Sega gave the Wii some very nice exclusives such as Sonic Colours, Madworld, Nights into Dreams, The Conduit, the list can go on.

Perhaps some of their touchscreen-based arcade stuff can be on Wii U?
jcnba28  +   1005d ago
Good news!
Realplaya  +   1005d ago
If I were Sega I would drop a classic in HD right now.
FlyingFoxy  +   1004d ago
Streets of Rage 4?, in 2.5D, with the same composer as 2 doing new music.. damn that would be great.
SammyPegs  +   1005d ago
Just give me a new Skies of Arcadia and be done with it!!
Max-Zorin  +   1005d ago
I would love to play a new Streets of Rage.
FlyingFoxy  +   1004d ago
As long as it has more stages this time, i don't think 8 would cut it unless it's a download only game.

Hopefully they fix problems with using too many overpowered moves to win easier as well. Like i see some YouTube videos of people just spamming flying kicks, especially in Final Fight.
jameson12345  +   1004d ago
Good, because after playing Sega All Stars Transformed, I'm curious about the various game franchises these all stars come from.
jameson12345  +   1003d ago
It seems that many of the Indie and Japanese developers still support Nintendo, but many third party western developers are moving away. I wonder how this will turn out.

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