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Nintendo’s Struggles to Tap Into The Massive Potential Of The Wii U

An Editorial About Nintendo’s Struggles As A Successful Console Manufacturer And A Thankfully Insatiable Fanbase

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PopRocks3591507d ago (Edited 1507d ago )

Ain't that the truth. Obviously there are some amazing DS games that make good use of the touch screen. Nintendo needs some games like that for the Wii U, not to mention they should take advantage of the Wii U's online capabilities.

EDIT: Games like Wonderful 101 should definitely receive the forefront of gamers' attention. That game is original and (from what I played of it at Comic-Con) is very innovative. Other games like Pikmin 3 and Sonic Lost World make some use of the gamepad, but not enough to make it quintessential.

Here's hoping Nintendo wisens up and markets the crap out of the games that NEED that marketing push.

Tewi-Inaba1507d ago

Strategy games would work pretty well too

a fire emblem
advance wars
or even ask atlus for an Ogre Battle, that'd be cool

Myst1507d ago

Still wondering myself where the RTS type of games are.

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wynams1507d ago

Perhaps removing the word massive would help with everyone's expectations

Yep1507d ago

Reasons for the massive potential the Wii U has was detailed in the article so I can't say it doesn't have massive potential.

Something you might want to note though is that the tone of article is talking about potential here, not what the Wii U will be. People expect the Wii U to start picking up speed, but it's all on Nintendo and from quotes from the recent investors meeting, it seems like the company knows where it failed and have already took measure to improve the situation.

We've got a lot to look forward to come Holiday 2013 and if Nintendo plays their cards right, 2014 will be a more exciting year.

Xof1507d ago (Edited 1507d ago )

Not sure how Nintendo has "struggled" to take advantage of it when they really haven't released any big titles for the platform yet.

Yep1507d ago (Edited 1507d ago )

The struggle, as detailed in the article, doesn't come from directly trying to take advantage of the Wii U's hardware, it comes from their miscalculations on how much time they thought they'd need to adapt to HD.

This miscalculation, however, only confirms Nintendo’s delayed, but inevitable success as I believe it is most certainly not too late. It was never too late for the PS3 and, more recently, it was never too late for the Nintendo 3DS.

A storm should be coming so I'm optimistic.

jcnba281507d ago (Edited 1507d ago )

I agree and good article. Pikmin 3 and Wonderful 101 are just around the corner and I think this will be the start of Nintendo really showing what the gamepad can do.

Benjaminkno1507d ago

My sentiments exactly.
Nintendo is still making the games. That's why WiiU isn't selling.

Let's see what things look like a year from now.

PigPen1507d ago

One year from now I'm sure the Wii U will look good. The games in theory makes the Wii U incredible but just has to be released. I just think Zelda U and smile of the good times ahead.

Xof1507d ago

I can't help but think Zelda U is a long, long way off. Like, 2015 or 2016 far away--even 2017.

I really hope I'm wrong, though.

Indo1507d ago

Was it wrong for me to expect Nintendo to struggle Next-Gen? No, because all Next-Gen consoles will struggle out the gates but I was expecting a better transistion at least. 7 years later and it seems all Nintendo did was go cheap again and release a underpowered console in 2013. It would had worked if they released Wii U in 2010, but not 2013. Nintendo timing was completely off, and that is their problem. I do love the gamepad tho, it has potential that I hope developers can fully utilize. Nintendo, be different.

Yep1507d ago (Edited 1507d ago )

Not sure how you could come out of reading this article saying the Wii U underpowered when there are no examples supporting that statement and where there are many examples supporting the contrary.

But anyway, I'll just say that it's literally impossible to purchase "underpowered" hardware because they don't even sell underpowered hardware on the market right now. The only way to get such old hardware would be to have the manufacturer start making more which would cost more than just buying modern parts.

No I'm serious, sites like newegg don't even sell severely outdated hardware, but I guess I might have to explain what outdated hardware is. It all depends on what you mean by underpowered though, but the main definition would say that underpowered means the Wii U is so weak, it cannot receive third party games even scaled down, which isn't true.

Also not sure how you could read that article and then ask Nintendo to be different when the Wii U is the most unique system this generation.

So I take it you didn't read the article.

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