japantimes: Nintendo Co., the world’s biggest maker of video game machines, plans to revive demand for its Wii U through the release of its own new titles as sales of the console failed to meet forecasts amid a lack of software.
An influx of games plus a price cut is all it took to rejuvenate the 3DS, although overall software sales are down compared to the DS (baby steps, I'm not complaining). Ironically, Nintendo revived the 3DS by ignoring the 3D. They stopped bragging about it and started focusing on the games that sell well (like Mario Kart, sidescrolling Mario, and the upcoming Zelda). This would be a shock, but I honestly believe that Nintendo needs to basically ignore the Wii-U pad and simply give us the choice whether we want to use it. Maintain a Wii-U "Tablet Edition" for $300 and then give us a $200 console package that includes either a Wiimote+Nunchuck or the Pro controller. Win-win.
With some games available a wii u with a normal controller would be tempting...... as long as it has some new interesting games,
Ive spoke to people and their waiting for games.
I think the Gamepad's potential and allowance for new game mechanics is a tad more important than stereoscopic 3D. It makes everything so convenient that not having one feels like a step backwards to me. Remember, Nintendo designs hardware with their software in mind. They can't make what they want to make without the controller they want to make it with. I think what will save the Wii U is games. Nothing else. A price cut might have minimal effect but it won't be like the 3DS. Buying a few more third party exclusives a la Bayonetta 2 wouldn't hurt either.
That's a shortcut i wouldnt make . For starters , plenty felt , rightfully or not , that the 3d element of the 3ds is not only poorly done , but impossible for many to handle for prolonged time . Meanwhile no one has been claiming so far any particular issues with the tablet itself . the issues are games , and the console's price
You want to know why they started selling more after doing that? Because the 3D was really a gimmick, and not something that made the act of playing games significantly better. As for the Wii U tablet, I can see where it can improve games, but I can also see where it can be gimmicky, right along with the nunchuck and wiimote. Nintendo needs to stop looking at gameplay gimmicks and start focusing on games if they aren't going to hop on board the multimedia train that Sony and MS have been on for years at this point.
Split the difference all Wii U games should have the option for Gamepad OR Pro controls.
99% of wiiu games give you that option.
the thing is, part of what makes the 3ds so great IS the second screen. 3D is a gimmick, but the second screen is becoming a huge bonus to console games today (see smartglass, the vita, and the ps4 controller screen). it allows quicker inventory management then pulling up monotonous menus, checking an optional view like a rear view window in a racing game. as of yet its only been relegated to stupid party games, but the new deus ex looks to use it nicely.
PS4 controller doesn't have a screen
Nothing will help Nintendo platforms other than their own games. Ever asked why third party games sells like crap? Because their games on Nintendo platforms are far inferior to Nintendo own games. Look at the Wii for an example, third party exclusives like no more heroes (used to be at least) and madworld are neat games, but they are new IPs and have a niche crowd. Same like bayonetta, vanquish and rayman origins, they didn't even do well on the HD twins, so how do you want these kind of games to succeed in Nintendo platforms?
@dedicatedtogamers That is a damn good solution if ever I heard one. 'Nuff said.
Some new IPs and characters would be a start!
Tell me, do you know what IP stands for, I doubt many of the people spewing that phrase even know what it means. so I'm guessing dillons rolling western doesn't count? How about pushmo? Those two even had sequels now what are you really asking for?
It doesn't matter if people don't literally know what "IP" stands for. Most people generally understand that a new IP is essentially a new game unrelated to anything else currently out there. I know plenty of people who didn't know what "DRM" stood for, but they still knew what it meant for them and why it's bad. Jumping on someone for something as insignificant as this makes you seem a bit like a dick.
live2play. Do you not understand what any of my words mean? I get the gist of what IP stands for - In the modern world we live in its quite easy to use the Internet too find out what something means!! And the fact you've got Sony an Microsoft at e3 saying " We've got xx amount of new IPs coming to our console" You got Nintendo - "Erm we got another re hashed sequel and our innovation is a tablet controller that runs out of battery after 3 hours"
I love new IPs because for me at least: New IPS = new experiences. Which was completely true for a game like sound shapes on the Vita which was a fantastic new experience for me. Nintendo games are great but once you played one side scrolling Mario game you've played them all. Motorola RAZR i
A price drop would be nice. Make the game pad optional and use more of the pro controller.
Make it Happen Nintendo, Wii Believe in U.
Zelda, Metroid, F-Zero. Let's go.
For real, F-Zero missed the Wii gen, so why not bring it to Wii U? Might as well through in Star Fox too.
Why dont Nintendo go Multiplatform and sell 10 Times the games. If they sold thier Games on Ps3, Xbox360, DS, X1, PS4, PC, Android, IOS, imagine how many sales they would make. More then they ever would on thier own console. Maybe in 5 years they will do do what sega did.
Nintendo is FAR to rich to pull a Sega. plus, as they have said themselves, Nintendo games would suffer if they were on other consoles as their own systems were designed to further create quality software.
Thier Consoles are inferior and they sell it on innovation or Gimmicks/gadgets/special features. Wii - Motion Controls, Wii Fit Wii U - Tablet 3DS - 3D Thier games wont suffer since they always produce quality games.
Brich233 From what I have seen is that Nintendo games always look better than third party games on their consoles. Now you could say that this is because of their style, and although that may play a part, their games look great and play great because Nintendo understands their hardware. As such, if Nintendo didnt understand the hardware, then their games could have far more bugs and glitches. In my personal oppinion, which is worth a grain of salt, I dont think the Wii U is weak. This stems from the fact that we simply don't have enough information to know. We have third party specs, but that doesn't explain how the hardware is meant to be utilized. utilizing hardware is a art and just like painting or writing, if you don't know what your doing it won't give you quality results by any means. However, believe what you will as you are entitled to do so.
If anything Sega is exactly the one you should never follow .
The diffrence is, Sega stopped making quality games long before they went multiplatform.
It was the opposite . They were at the top of their game software wise on dreamcast . Hell to this day , they are the ones that launched a console with mostly AAA games . Quality went down as soon as they became a game publisher and withdrawn from arcade and consoles . Then they started started to mismanage their properties . Hell one of he first thing they did is getting rid of their sports game division , when they were the only ones better at it than EA , and with no longer a machine EA could threaten not to support . That's how stupid , among many example , they became as a software company
Or maybe Sony should quit the console biz and just develop for other consoles. Or how about MS? Actually MS might not be a bad idea.... :p
Sony and M$ deliver top-quality hardware with low price, Nintendo sucks at hardware development and always claim a huge price for outdated hardware. So it would be better for all that N would quit console market and not M$ or Sony.
Good idea as Sony and Microsoft sucks when it comes to software.
Sony and MS are trying to compete with PC as far as quality because their is nothing unique about their console, so essentialy their consoles are extremely and severely underpowerd,Sony and MS should just develop for PC, Nintendo/PC combination of the generation.
Nintendo stated last week, they would not go multiplatform because each and every game they make is done to specifically run on their systems, and is optimized to run as perfectly as possible. Their games are basically designed around the hardware they make. To put a Mario game on PS3/4 they may not have the same exact gameplay experience as on Wii U. Look I know the PS4 can handle anything the Wii U can put out, I am just letting you know what Nintendo stated. :)
I just started playing my Wii U after missing out on gaming since the xbox and i'm enjoying it. I like to see more software release asap to keep me enjoying gaming.
Project X , Bayonetta 2 and Wonderful 101 are the games I am looking forward to the most.
what, the wii u is still relevant?
To fans of nintendo ip's yes, for alot primarily sony or ms gamers as a secondary consoles yeah. To the industry in general if it isn't irrelevant already it isn't too far off from becoming it. Something is going to have to give at retail shops, either the wii or wii u will be axed to make way for the next gens. Needs a better lineup and a price drop to $250 to take off as a secondary system, because $300-350 isn't cutting it. The ps4 releasing a $400 is making the wii u look badly overpriced.
Metroid (2d or 3d on wii u or 3ds), F-zero (especially now that competition from wipeout is dead they could go ultra realistic with it). Sonic lost world looks good though.
They should redo the tablet so it can function like a portable. Maybe add flash memory to it and a processor so that can function independently. Then take advantage of the NFC feature of the gamepad and have smaller games a person can buy. That way you can take the tablet with you and you have spotpass there as well. It's something that could happen since they merged the console and mobile devisions.
That would hurt sales of 3DS
Just wait five years.
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