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Wii U Still Has an Edge This Generation

GenGAME writes: "If Nintendo continues to pursue its strengths – that is, if they make sure the gamers they’ve pleased in generations past aren’t neglected, all the while seeking out new players by introducing new “Nintendo”-like IP – Wii U will be just fine. And that’s how it should be. No one else in the industry has made as strong an effort to give those gamers – in particular, gamers who are more interested in just having fun than in graphics, generations, or gamerscores – the first-class attention they deserve."

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legendoflex1174d ago

A caveat to this article: Wii U has an edge... Nintendo just needs to actually follow through with the "let's capture classic gaming fans and use motion controls/GamePad in a meaningful way" ideal going forward.

That, of course, is no guarantee.

PopRocks3591174d ago

It would be pretty jarring if Nintendo made such a huge turn-around that Wii U did better than PS4/Xbox One. But at this stage it's pretty unlikely.

I think they should just aim for whatever success they can achieve and get some games that will attract audiences. Pull a 3DS and get people to want this thing. Having an exclusive Atlus game (Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem) may help, as will the exclusive Sonic coming this year. Games, games, games. And marketing. And obviously a price cut somewhere down the line.

legendoflex1174d ago

That depends. Nintendo may not be seeing much customer loyalty at this phase, but what makes you think Xbox/PlayStation will?

PopRocks3591174d ago

@legendoflex

Just the general vibe. I don't know anyone who isn't buying one of the two but more than enough people who are either on the fence on Wii U or are not interested altogether.

PS4 seems to have the greatest chance of success and Xbox One still has a shot to beat its current reputation. It ain't over until these consoles are on the market for at least a few years. I'll be very surprised if they, especially the PS4, don't sell at least at what is expected.

Parapraxis1174d ago

PopRocks359, man you rock.
You almost always share my sentiment.
As a WiiU owner I really want the system to succeed.
I just hope they can get their s**t together and give me some quality games sooner than later!

LOL_WUT1174d ago

Nintendo needs a lot of catching up to do, the WiiU is almost a year and they have done absolutely nothing to use that time to their advantage. ;)

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starfox791174d ago (Edited 1174d ago )

Well it's edge is the best exclusives in the industry Zelda,Metroid,Mariokart,Smash,
ect,and the gamepad features are easy to market ie Splinter cell Blacklist's GAMEPAD features,compared to ps4's or xbox ones,even Ubisoft said it's hard to market ps4/xbox1's advantages over ps3 and 360 ???

Then you have that big ? mark is it worth owning a ps4 or xbox1 just for the odd graphical/AI advantage over ps3 ect ?? when you can get a graphical/AI advantage on wiiu but with added cool interaction's ??

3-4-51173d ago

They still have yet to release 4 games that will sell 5+ million copies and 1-2 million Wii U's.

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Chupa-Chupa1174d ago

They need games. End of story.

LOGICWINS1174d ago

Not just games. New IPs that get people excited!

The_Truth_24_71174d ago

A sharp edge that it can put it's throat on and decapitate itself.

nzbleach1174d ago

Nintendo didn't market it very well but it's got a shot at success this holidays

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