Submitted by mrbojingles 647d ago | news

Nintendo: Nintendo Land hasn't done as well as Wii Sports

Nintendo's President Satoru Iwata admits that Nintendo Land hasn't had the desired effect Nintendo hoped for, saying that it hasn't communicated what is good about the Wii U Game Pad as well as Wii Sports communicated what was good about motion controls. (NintendoLand, Wii, Wii Sports, Wii U)

doctorstrange  +   648d ago
dedicatedtogamers  +   647d ago
Shocker of the century.

What's worse is that Nintendo obviously knows Nintendo Land isn't recapturing the Wii Sports crowd, and yet they insist on devoting their time on vanity projects like Mario 3D World and Wind Waker HD.
PopRocks359  +   647d ago
Isn't that a little overly cynical, at least in regards to Wind Waker HD? I thought it was basically confirmed that WWHD was a hold-over game that was using the newer 3D Zelda's assets.

As for 3D World, I honestly hope it's a hold-over game as well. I want the next really big, innovative 3D Mario game. Not another offline multiplayer game that borrows a concept from an older (albeit awesome) portable game.
Gr81  +   648d ago
no it has not.
LKHGFDSA  +   647d ago
To say the least.
chadboban  +   647d ago
Can any game even come close to that in terms of sales and consoles sold because of it. I think not.
Utalkin2me  +   647d ago
Well Wii sports was packaged into the console. So technically it is not game sales. Just think if the PS2 had a game packaged in? It would be the "Most Sold" of all time.
andrewer  +   647d ago
that would be a massacre lol
stragomccloud  +   646d ago
It wasn't packaged with every console in every region though.
Utalkin2me  +   646d ago
lol @ the guy above me....
WeAreLegion  +   647d ago
Ya don't say?!?
SuperBazza  +   647d ago
Apparently, there's a need to exteriorize the feeling. Good for them they got it out of their system, maybe they'll put out a good game now.
Subzero200  +   647d ago
that's cause it is no wii sports, and Nintendo messed up trying to go that route again.
TheDivine  +   647d ago
No shit Sherlock did you actually expect it to? Wii sports was fad, it caught on with non gamers. Moms, grandparents, kids who don't game exc. Once in a while lightning strikes and a product becomes a raging fad, pet rocks, cabbage patch kids, iPhones, wii exc. Nobody want to gather around the tv to slide ninja stars at the tv and try to find luig or Mario with a flashlight. Yea there's some fun mini games but its not a lightning rod. It should've been a demo of good things to come. A few 3d world levels, a few Mario kart tracks, one battle mode, an 8 player online Metroid fps and hoard mode, one SSB level, a Bayanetta 2 demo, Pikmin 3 demo level, and x demo where four friends can kill a few big ass monsters, and a donkey kong lever or two ALONGSIDE some of the fun mini games like the minecart, and others. This would give a few fun family mini games and build hype for future games. A tease of the awesomeness to come down the road. I'd play that daily and it would make me want nearly every title coming up. Nintendo land was a decent idea that failed. At least should've been free for all consoles.
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MasterCornholio  +   647d ago
Wii sports is a lot more fun than Nintendo land because up to 4 people can play with the same controller.
PopRocks359  +   647d ago
I disagree completely. Wii Sports was extremely simple and by today's standards has not aged well. Nintendo Land on the other hand is a lot more fun, a lot more expansive and a lot more replayable.

Wii Sports has four sports in it with all of a few different modes in it. Nintendo Land has twelve attractions, almost all of which have a multitude of levels. It also supports five players as oppose to four and has the social integration with Miiverse.
Movieworld  +   647d ago
When I first played wii sports using the wiimote to box and swing a tennis racket it was instantly clear what the wii was about and how innovative it was. I would say it was the greatest moment in my gaming history. Even now,it seems so backward playing cod with a standard controller and I still use wiimote and nunchuk. But Nintendoland for me sucked. I took it back to the shop after 2 days. Its only good with 3 or more players.

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