Submitted by BananaEatingSquid 800d ago | opinion piece

Could Wii U be Saved?

We've been hearing these complaints for a while now: where is all the software for Wii U? After they spoke up and showed off some new games in their E3 Nintendo Direct conference, do you think Nintendo will be able to save their console? (E3, Nintendo, Wii U)

BananaEatingSquid  +   800d ago
My Wii U is unfortunately collecting dust at the moment, but I think some people won't be able to resist buying those beloved first-party titles.
unworthy15  +   800d ago
I want Mario Kart and Donkey Korn
BananaEatingSquid  +   800d ago
Donkey Korn is especially delicious with a little butter.

.... You alright? ;)
live2play  +   800d ago
I prefer my donkey korn in a cup
Animavicion  +   800d ago
over time, "nintendo" get more public thanks to their first-party titles.
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Triforce079  +   800d ago
Every console ive ever owned collects dust not 1 console in its early life has say 4 or 5 games that you play all the time normally its 1 or 2,even if you do buy 5 u only play the hell out of 2 then after about 3 months you need more content ???? its not a wii thing it happened to 360,ps3,wii,3ds,vita,and now wiiu big deal its exclusives that sell hardware in the end.

Plus the internet needs to stop trying to make wiiu fail it wont happen so just wait for the holiday season and see what happens because we don't know how well ps4 and xbox one will do yet ??? plus i'm intrigued to see what these unannounced 3rd party games are that Iwata said are in development,and some 3rd party games that have already been announced are also in development maybe a TGS reveal for Ghosts ect as wiiu is selling in japan ?
tucky  +   800d ago
Well said
slpknt6sic6  +   800d ago
Lmao when I saw the title I immediately thought of this.


Im gonna save you man, let me save u haha
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unworthy15  +   800d ago
I love nintendo, it doesn't need to be shaved
BananaEatingSquid  +   800d ago | Funny
Its beard has gotten pretty epic.
unworthy15  +   800d ago
InMyOpinion  +   800d ago
Nintendo are serving up a delicious plate of shaved korn for us gamers.
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Chard  +   800d ago
Sony and Microsoft have disappointed me with their shaved korn policies, or lack thereof.
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NoonEEE  +   800d ago
I agree, Nintendo doesn't need to be shaved. As a matter of fact, they need to put a little more effort into growing their beard.
MegaLagann  +   800d ago
I mean every now and then you need to trim, can't let it go all wild. I did that once and it looked like a mess. Always remember it looks better well kept.
QSPR  +   800d ago
you guys made my day!! tears in my eyes :')
bubble up to all.
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live2play  +   800d ago
Well I personally like when korn gets stuck in the beard. Because later on when you notice it, you can eat it and its like second lunch
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LOL_WUT  +   800d ago
Just, stop please.

Nintendo needs a price cut the games are coming next year. ;)
PopRocks359  +   799d ago
Actually you're wrong, six of them are coming out this year.
greenlantern2814  +   800d ago
well they are losing money.
they have not done anything to market the wiiu i still know people that are like when is the wiiu coming out. or why would i buy a 350$ accessory to the wii i paid 150$ for. the fact is beside a few die hard nintendo fans the wii sold largely to casual gamers and that market has gone to tablets and smart phones. and if they dont do something like drop the price and increase the hd size and i dont know advertise the wiiu than its problems will just get worse when xb1 and ps4 come out
unworthy15  +   800d ago
Wii U may be doomed but I love minecraft and Mario 3D World
Kevlar009  +   800d ago
Minecraft on WiiU would feel so perfect, it's all there on the gamepad.

Too bad the politics behind it are too complicated atm (what with MS exclusive deal on consoles and everything)
Animavicion  +   800d ago
Save??, Not like that was having sales of "OnLive" or "ouya" ...
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Vinc360  +   800d ago
You've gotta admit that while it's nowhere near these levels, it still looks pretty grim right now for the Wii U. Nintendo will somewhat save it from irrelevance with first party games, but I doubt third parties are coming back. That's very bad news for Nintendo.
Animavicion  +   800d ago
only one thing to say: http://images4.wikia.nocook...
Vinc360  +   800d ago
At least the Wii U is not always online.
BananaEatingSquid  +   800d ago
Thankfully neither is PS4 or, because Microsoft recently backtracked, Xbox One! Anyone think we'll be seeing always online consoles in the gen AFTER next-gen? Ha
jcnba28  +   800d ago
Yeah but you still have to pay for online so...
greenlantern2814  +   800d ago
and neither is any other console xb1 changed that policy.
Vinc360  +   800d ago
DKC Tropical Freeze is probably my most anticipated game of 2013. Seriously. I just love DKC.
ape007  +   800d ago
agreed along with GTA V
TrevorPhillips  +   800d ago
When was WiiU ever dead
Vinc360  +   800d ago
Sales don't lie.
jcnba28  +   800d ago
You're absolutely right sales don't lie.

greenlantern2814  +   800d ago
are you saying that it has good sales since it is only barely out selling 7 year old consoles? which most people know have next gen system coming out soon. want to bet that ps4 has sold more than wiiu by this time next year?
Kevlar009  +   800d ago
Ssssshh, it's still sleeping
BananaEatingSquid  +   800d ago
I don't think Wii U was ever "dead," but they've certainly been lacking in software
unworthy15  +   800d ago
I just think pots lag the "freedom" to put on good software and all that
Vinc360  +   800d ago
Well said.
NoonEEE  +   800d ago
That damn pottery, I knew I should have thrown it out.
Lovable  +   800d ago
Gameover man gameover
WeAreLegion  +   800d ago
Nintendo will look up and shout, "Save us!"

I will look down and whisper, "No..."
MegaLagann  +   800d ago
And i'll kindly ask you to speak up because my hearing is starting to go bad.
WeAreLegion  +   800d ago
Haha. Bubbles for that.
MasterCornholio  +   800d ago
Nintendo just needs to give it a shot of adrenaline and it will be fine. But first they really need Iwata to step down or completely change his attitude.
Donnieboi  +   800d ago
^ This!
dredgewalker  +   800d ago
It's actually normal for Nintendo to have game droughts whenever they push out a console or a handheld. It happened to the 3ds but now its doing quite good. The only thing that Nintendo needs to really fix is 3rd party support.
jcnba28  +   800d ago
What are you talking about? Iwata has made Nintendo way more profit than Sony's or Microsoft's CEO's have for their consoles. You people make absolutely no sense.

More like all you haters want Iwata to step down because of his success.
tkato  +   800d ago
don't give them money! after the gamecube it all went down hill!
Donnieboi  +   800d ago
That's when Iwata stepped in as president. I'll let u draw your own conclusions though.
NoonEEE  +   800d ago
If they give me a new 3D Zelda I'll be made of one giant smile.
nzbleach  +   800d ago
games games and more games
MegaLagann  +   800d ago
But what about sports tv and more sports?
EaziG  +   800d ago
No, ... No it can't
MegaLagann  +   800d ago
Oh my god, this is the 1000th Wii U is doomed/Can Wii U be saved article, you know what this means? Free pizza for N4G! Everyone gets a free pizza! Special thanks in advance to Mika for paying for everyone's pizza okay thanks bye *drives off*
mydyingparadiselost  +   800d ago
Thank God, I'm so hungry! I should've packed a lunch before camping out at Best Buy waiting for Smash Bros to come out o_0
ghostgaming  +   800d ago
This is the first Nintendo console I have not bought - Wii just disappointed me.

For me, right now my perspective is that it looks bad for Nintendo - somebody please correct me if I am wrong, but my issues are

Online - at least for the Wii it was horrible (anyone ever try smash brothers wii online?) and a few people I know whom own the Wii U say it is not much better

System - Overall this console is just weak, it is not next gen. I know fanboys will say the XB1 is not as powerful as the PS4 and they are correct, but it is comparable. It's like this in terms of power, Sony is on the field, MS is in the parking lot, and the Wii U is in another state.
PopRocks359  +   799d ago
Wii U's online is more solid than Wii. I've had almost no random disconnections on Wii U whereas it happened constantly on the Wii. This was when playing Assassin's Creed III, Black Ops 2 and Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed on the console.

Beyond that, the OS and how it connects to the internet needs some fine tuning. There's still no achievements (though I personally find that feature inessential), no invite system and Wii U Chat is limited to two people and cannot be used while playing games. Some games with online multiplayer have built-in chat, but obviously like with the PS3, you can only chat with people within the game right now.

Miiverse works well. A lot of the issues people initially expected are not there and the people on it are typically nice. Making friends through Miiverse is pretty easy, but it makes the Friend List part of the OS seem pointless.

eShop also works well, but there's no gifting unfortunately.

tl;dr It's not necessarily up to the standards Sony and Microsoft setup, but it's a decent advancement given how shoddy the Wii was.
PerryCaravello  +   800d ago
It's going to be a long, crappy generation for nintendo fans lol...

good luck with that

otter26  +   800d ago
So much is always be expected from Nintendo...they have created so many iconic characters and systems but people always want more. Give it a rest... The gaming world is a bunch of whiny babies......
greenlantern2814  +   800d ago
and they totally use those characters as a crutch. hey forget about are lack of power and are poor online. and dont bring up 3rd party because we make mario and zelda games.
koire  +   800d ago

the online and browser for the wii u is much better. hell its better than ps3. also who says that "next gen" means power. "next gen" simply means the next console being released by a company.
BATRA  +   800d ago
wii u is the best console right now cannot wait for super smash bros,mario kart,mario 3d world,x game,battalion wars 3,star fox and 2 sonic games one is a racing game and the other sonic lost world so wii u is in a very good spot right now
stragomccloud  +   800d ago
Obviously it will sell. Super Smash bros alone is a system seller for a lot of gamers.
Thepcz  +   800d ago
nintendo are being greedy
i think the wiiu will come 2nd in the next gen war.

sony will win because they have a great all round console.

X1 is an awful product and nobody should support it.

the wiiu is currently in a terrible state, and doesnt look set to change, but i think at the end of its life it will have a good collection of 1st and 2nd party exclusives that will make it a great console.

it needs a price cut. £200 is a reasonable price for what it is.

it will simply be destroyed by ps4 and X1 if it remains at its current price.

dont be greedy nintendo- cut the price immediately.
jakmckratos  +   799d ago
yes if they stop being stupid and release the titles fans are asking for instead of ones that are expected or not truly wanted...yes people enjoyed donkey kong country returns but I think everyone would much rather see star fox return! Or a 3D Kirby game...or Metroid..or Pokemon SNap 2!

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