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Nintendoomed? Why it's too early to write off Nintendo and the Wii U

Many gamers and analysts are eager to claim that Nintendo's latest home console is in trouble, but isn't this all a bit premature?

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Moonman1540d ago

The funny thing is the third party games that are confirmed are among the best 3rd party for this year. Games like Watch Dogs, Rayman Legends and Sonic: Lost Worlds (exclusive). Bayonetta 2 (exclusive) could even release this year or early next.

Nintendo hasn't even released anticipated announced games including Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101 (a new IP from Platinum) and The Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker HD......with some more of the major gun titles that will be revealed at E3. Doomed? What an awesome doom. ;p

booni31539d ago

I agree with most of what you said, but keep in mind that Sonic: Lost Worlds is also on the Nintendo 3DS and therefore not a Wii U exclusive. I'm most hype for Smash Bros. 4, Bayo2 and WWHD but thinking they'll come out this year is wishful thinking.

BosSSyndrome1539d ago

Wind Waker comes out in October.

deafdani1539d ago

Well, Lost World is, at the very least, aNintendo exclusive. And if it happens like what happened with Sonic Colors, the 3DS version could end up being a different game to the Wii U version, making both separate exclusives.

-GametimeUK-1539d ago

There is no doubt that the games for the wiiu are going to be brilliant, even the 3rd party titles. Unfortunately, a console can't survive on brilliant titles alone (as stupid as that sounds). It's somewhat of a popularity contest. I told my friend last night I would buy a wiiu as a primary console if sony decide to approach used games in a similar fashion to MS. He straight up laughed at me... This is coming from a guy who says the 4 best games (and only ones he needs) are CoD, Battlefield, Fifa and Skyrim.

Every gamer (I use that term loosely) I know has this mentality. I am definitely not the one in the position to be laughed at lol. This way of thinking and people's desires to follow trends is what can spell trouble for the wiiu. It will have great games.

fermcr1539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

In the beginning of this new console generation (last year), i never thought i would say this... At this moment the WiiU looks more appealing to me then the PS4 and X1.

If i buy a WiiU (IF !)... It would be my first ever Nintendo console I purchase.

PigPen1539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

You just had to share that with us didn't you. You're good, I know what you mean.

If you buy a Wii U (IF !) we can play some games online.

3-4-51539d ago

It might take another 1-2 years but people will eventually realize that Nintendo is dedicated to bringing good games to both 3DS & Wii U.

This won't even be an issue 2 years from now but people will still try to knock them down for whatever reason.

3-4-51539d ago

3D Mario, Legend of Zelda U, Wind Waker HD, Mario Kart U, Super Smash Brothers, Pikmin 3

Blastoise1539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

GTA V, Battlefield 4, Dark Souls 2...

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ape0071540d ago

50$ price cut + mario kart = BOOOM

BeZdaBest1539d ago

nintendo hasnt even released the megaton that is their main games until then it ain over..

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

just-joe1539d ago

Bubble for making me laugh.

AJBACK2FRAG1540d ago

I agree with you but what bugs me is what if Mario Kart U os Super Smash Bros. U isn't enough to get gamers or non gamers excited about buying a Wii U. What will?

PigPen1539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

Watch Dogs
Bayonetta 2
Deus Ex: HRDC
Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Zelda: Wind Waker HD
Rayman: Legends
Batman: Arkham Origins
Project Cars
X- Monolith Soft Project
Super Mario 3D
Super Smash Bros
Call Of Duty: Ghosts

That's just to name some. And COD is up there cause it's coming to the Wii U, I know it. And Sega's three game exclusives.

The 10th Rider1539d ago

Whoa, you can't forget to mention Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem and Retro Studio's project!

diepdiep1539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

As stated by the 10th Rider, let's not forget Retro Studios and whatever their new game will be :)

booni31539d ago

When you take away the multiplatform games that list shrinks quite a bit. Also, the biggest titles there like Zelda, the Monolith prohect and Bayonetta don't even have release windows.

thezeldadoth1539d ago

lego city undercover is awesome

AJBACK2FRAG1539d ago

I love my Wii U. What I'm saying is what if all these great games fail to move hardware. What will turn things around?

R00bot1539d ago

@booni3
If you take away the multiplatform games that the PS360 have there's not many either, but nobody seems to do that.
Just be happy that the Wii U is getting multiplatform games, because the wii didn't, and it definitely hurt Nintendo.

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sway_z1539d ago

Looks like the XBone may have saved Wii U...I wouldn't worry about it.

ape0071539d ago

yeah it's the xbox one who brings u nightmares, don't be insecure man, be happy :)

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ape0071539d ago

cannot freaking wait to see what retro studios has up its sleeve, those guys are super talented, donky kong country returnes is AMAZING, bought it on wii and 3DS and will buy 5 versions on for a sequel on WIIU

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