Third Party Publishers Worry About Wii U Sales Figures

Forbes - Nintendo ‘s Wii U has struggled since launch and now third-party game publishers are starting to worry.

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mewhy321744d ago

Well let's not forget that game developers are in the business to make money. If they are developing a game for a console that isn't selling well then they don't make money right? Nintendo needs to come up with a way to get their console moving off shelves and into people's homes. That will settle the minds of the developers.

PSjesus1744d ago

Unlike WiiU the fail of Saturn and SEGA CD was the reason for developer to stay away from DC,WiiU killed by low quality first party games and last gen technology they got lucky with wii gimmick but touch screen isnt

Concertoine1744d ago

Dreamcast had great 3rd party support given the circumstances. I mean the thing has 700+ games (almost double the n64 and more than the gamecube) and it was only relevant for like 2 years. Just because EA didnt support it doesnt mean it had bad support.

3-4-51744d ago

Mario Kart 8 = 5 million sold

Super Mario 3D World = 3 million

Super Smash Brothers = 4-6 Million

Legend of Zelda U = 5+ million

All these games will sell systems. There are other games that we don't even know about that will also help sell the system. It's just going to be a late starter like the PS3 is, except easier to dev for, so once it picks up, it will pick up fast.

The Wii U is only selling like 200,000 units less than the PS3 was at this same time after release.

Give it some time.

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CalamityCB1744d ago

Jesus Christ, if your a developer and realize there are not a lot of third party games being released, THEN RELEASE ONE. It's a perfect time to release a games as what else will WiiU gamers play?

kayoss1744d ago (Edited 1744d ago )

The problem with your idea is that if developers release a new game for the Wii U and it doesnt sell, then they will lose a lot of money. This is what all this debate is about. The only thing that keep the Wii U going is their first party games, but the problem is that Wii U adoption are so low that they are not making any profits.
Hopefully the new Monster Hunter will help push the Wii U sales.

If they are struggling now, how can they compete against PS4 and XBox One when they are released. The question need to be answered is, Will Developer spend the time to optimize games meant for the PS4 and XboxOne and port it to the Wii U?

Donnieboi1744d ago

Umm, have u actually read the article?

PopRocks3591743d ago

It's a double-edged sword. Which third party games have sold well on Wii U? Zombi U did okay-ish (around 500k I believe) and Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed initially sold most on Wii U across all platforms.

Keeping this in mind, Black Ops 2 apparently did not do well nor did any of the other big names like Assassin's Creed. Yeah Wii U needs content, but even the ports that were not so bad wound up not selling. It's a shame, I agree but what developer is going to risk losing that much money?

Trago13371744d ago

Maybe if they advertise the gamepad features, the consumer might make sense of it.

Dj7FairyTail1744d ago

maybe if they put the same amount of effort and money into the Wii U version we will buy em

Trago13371744d ago

That too haha. But advertising really helps too.

Brasi19891744d ago

Truer words have not been said.*

*In this articles comments.

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