Submitted by GoldenElf 877d ago | opinion piece

There Are More Games on Wii U Than You Think

Tynan Muddle at Aussie-Gamer.com writes: "The old argument "there are no games for Wii U" is rendered moot when you consider the sheer number of titles on the system already available.

In fact, Nintendo lists a very healthy 88 games, all but eight of which are already released and ready to buy either on eShop or in stores. And despite all the negative arguments against Nintendo's latest console, the breadth of titles that are on the machine make it the most robust console launch in history." (Wii U)

DivineAssault  +   877d ago
If only there were more unique quality titles in that list.. Wii U needs original AAA core games besides the ports.. Bayonetta 2 is a good example
dedicatedtogamers  +   877d ago
The problem is perception. Nintendo promised a veritable avalanche of 3rd party support for the system. Nintendo made every effort to convince the public that "this time will be different! 3rd parties are on our team now, guys!"

Setting aside the fact that 3rd parties have unceremoniously dumped the WiiU, the few 3rd party games that WiiU did get were enhanced ports of year-old games. WiiU isn't even getting simultaneous release of 3rd party games. They're getting ports of games that have been out for a while. And then people wonder why no WiiU games are selling.

People also forget that Nintendo diverted development time/money/staff/resources away from the WiiU to the 3DS. PanicNintendo simply could not afford for the 3DS to do poorly (and it did do poorly for its first 6 months). So now the WiiU is suffering the consequences because Nintendo is still making sure the 3DS is on track to succeed.
GoldenElf  +   877d ago
When did Nintendo come out and PROMISE that a bunch of companies they have nothing to do with would devote development time and millions of dollars in making games for their console?

The only thing Nintendo has promised is that Nintendo will support Wii U. Which it is doing.
LOL_WUT  +   876d ago
@ GoldenElf I wouldn't call what Nintendo is doing with the Wii U "support". So far the console has been a huge disaster for them. ;)
stragomccloud  +   876d ago
Say what you will, compared to the first Wii and the Wii U is getting a lot more 3rd party support. So things are improving.
Irishguy95  +   877d ago
Same argument as the Vita protectors. "but it has games"...yeah and they mostly suck
yugovega  +   877d ago
batman, mass effect, darksiders, cod, and ac3 suck? but I thought those all had high 9's in reviews everywhere and were goty contenders? ah fanboys. and before I receive the "old ports" comments, do remember batman, mass effect, anddarksiders came with more content. cod and ac3 released within a week of the other systems, and playing a gme 6 months later doesn't change the fact that the games are still good.
LoveOfTheGame  +   877d ago
Yes COD and AC3 do suck, not opinion it's fact. As for the other three I do believe they are very good games but it does matter they were out before. It means that you most likely have already bought that game and played it on another system. If you own other systems and you didn't buy it on that system why would you buy it on the Wii U for a higher price than you could get it for on other consoles>
Qrphe  +   877d ago
It doesn't matter how long the list is if many of these games are old ports or games that don't even have a release date and ultimately leave us with months of games of wait for something worthwhile to play on the system.
The next Wii U game I'll be picking up is Pikmin 3, and that comes out on August while the last game I got was NFS (which I didn't happen to grab earlier): that's a five-month wait of me playing nothing but NFS on the Wii U.
yugovega  +   877d ago
you may want to check out re revelations, or game and wario.
GotHDGame  +   876d ago
BOPS2 is a great game and it came out a week after PS360 and multiplayer is far better on Wii U. If you have not played it with a friend over both online, you are missing out.
#2.2 (Edited 876d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
PopRocks359  +   877d ago
Sadly this list is not sufficient, not expansive enough. Many of these games are VC games and older ports. So while there IS more content, a lot of it is content that many gamers already have access to on other platforms for cheaper prices. You can't really justify it with those titles.

Bust out some Smash Bros. and Star Fox and then it will be a very different story.
yugovega  +   877d ago
the older ports arnt cheaper on other systems though. add all the dlc to batman, or darksiders ndd you would pay the same price.
#3.1 (Edited 877d ago ) | Agree(2) | Disagree(3) | Report | Reply
_QQ_  +   876d ago
This list doesn't mention many of the coming exclusive titles such as 3D Mario, Monolith's X, Mistwalker's game, or Retro's game, and that is not even half of what has been confirmed.I'm also a PC gamer so i only buy consoles for Exclusives,and the WiiU is looking to have an abundance of QUALITY exclusives titles coming.
Mapleine  +   877d ago
Hey, sweet, so let's see what we have:

-Games eons off from release or that do not have release dates.

-A handful of mostly poor quality, highly overpriced, rom dumps.

-Mediocre ports from three other systems that have been on the market for a minimum of 7 years.

Convincing list. Why not throw up the entire Wii library on your list, since the U can play them? It would fit in well with the agenda of the article.
#4 (Edited 877d ago ) | Agree(10) | Disagree(3) | Report | Reply
NeoTribe  +   877d ago
I wish your comment was at the top. Sums up what this article is about perfectly.
jairusmonillas  +   877d ago
There are less games on Wii U thank you think.
Starbucks_Fan  +   877d ago
Yet only a couple interest me. There's no point in owning a Wii U right now if you have a 360 and PS3. I have all 3 and the Wii U has only been used 3 times since I bought it a couple months ago.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   877d ago
The only one that intrests me on that list is Bayonetta 2. If bayonetta 2 had been multiplat I probably wouldn't think about the wiiU at all.
Jek_Porkins  +   877d ago
The problem is the "right" games aren't out on Wii U just yet, people will want the first HD Zelda, 3D Mario, Metroid, Smash Bro's and games like that.

There are some fun titles on Wii U, but as a proud Wii U owner, there aren't enough titles to sustain the console right now. If you are a Wii U only owner, you're probably playing through some of your games already.

Though ZombiU, New Super Mario, Scribblenauts, Lego City Undercover and Nintendo Land are superb games, there just needs to be more variety.
josephayal  +   877d ago
dam, Got excited when I saw the headline :(
Realplaya  +   877d ago
What people don't realize is Nintendo doesn't believe or know what a panic button is. A lot of people believe the Wii U was rushed but I beg to differ. Nintendo planned to release it at the time they did and with all the problems it endured they actually fixed it in a reasonable time frame.

The games There are some good third party games and some bad rushed ports. That's the growing pains that every system goes through.

The key point Nintendo made that no one is reading into is they explained that this was there 1st time making games for an HD format that really put strain on their development cycle.

It sounds like the same old song but when they told us to wait for 3ds games look what they delivered. We only here about a few developers dropping games and bashing Nintendo but there not every developer on the planet. 3rd parties got the system without a lot of time to create games from the ground up therefor we are seeing rushed ports and tacked on tablet controls.

This may sound like a fan boy rambling on but know this I have owned every system damn near created. I don't work or hold any allegiance to any company but Remember while companies are blowing smoke with awesomely orchestrated stage shows Nintendo will be doing what we want them to do getting the game into gamers hands.

If you were buying a game would you want to have a alien experience where developers and publishers blow smoke up your ass or a point of view experience from the eyes of the consumer who is playing the game?
SethThePirate  +   877d ago
Actually, in Europe, there are actually only like 38 games (retail) and of those only 13 are exclusive, and a lot of those are rehashes like Arkham City Armoured Edition. Basically there are far fewer games than you think :) http://n4g.com/news/1253355...
#11 (Edited 877d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
GoldenElf  +   876d ago
So, what you're saying is that Nintendo have released in Europe on average 2 games per week since launch.

Not a bad number.
SethThePirate  +   876d ago
No, not Nintendo, 3rd parties have, and the vast majority are ports of old PS3 and Xbox games...that is a bad number.
Wolfbiker  +   876d ago
Honestly, Lego City Undercover is fun enough to tide me over for now. I KNOW the Wii U will recieve great games like 'X', Zelda and 3D Mario HD, and plenty of great indie games and pleasant surprises along the way.

It's been 6 months people, would you return your 6 month old child because he/she has walked yet? .....the answer is no.
jakmckratos  +   876d ago
Wait there are more than 3 games? I dont buy it

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
New stories

Here's why the iPhone 6s' 3D Touch is a big deal for gaming

25m ago - It might sound hard to believe, but Apple’s new pressure sensitive 3D Touch technology, featured... | Mobile

First Hour: Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax (PS3)

25m ago - The Most Obscure Crossover Fighting Game Yet! Colin Checks Out the First Hour of Dengeki Bunko Fi... | PS3

Top 5 Movies To See This Month

Now - The month of September has Johnny Depp portraying an enraged criminal, a group of climbers trying to make it home safely, and the return of the sur... | Promoted post

First Hour: Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance (PS4)

26m ago - Can Evil Doers Be The Hero? Colin Checks Out the First Hour of Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance o... | PS4

First Hour: Transformers Devastation (PS4)

26m ago - Bayonetta in Disguise? Colin Checks Out the First Hour of Transformers Devastation on the PlaySta... | PC

NBA 2K16 Review | Resident Entertainment

27m ago - "NBA 2K16 is the latest in a series of basketball games released yearly by 2K Games. It’s a game... | PC