Submitted by dbjj12088 428d ago | article

Nintendo Bares Fangs At Next-Gen With Aggressive Release Calendar

GR: "Today's Nintendo Direct Mini revealed just how emphatically the company will respond to naysayers throughout the busy Fall video game season. Sure, Wii U seems overpriced and under-supported, and has received numerous votes of no-confidence from major third-parties, but it's obvious that the company has been here before.

"Nintendo knows how to respond, what moves to make, and that the fans will follow." (3DS, Earthbound, Nintendo, Pikmin 3, Super Mario 3D World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Wii U)

TrendyGamers  +   428d ago
I am bound to this earth.
doctorstrange  +   428d ago
I'll bite you
dbjj12088  +   428d ago
Hey bro. Were you freaked out?
marie11frizzell   428d ago | Spam
acharlez  +   428d ago
It will be interesting to see how the Wii U fares this holiday. We already know the 3DS is going to kill it with Pokemon X/Y.
dbjj12088  +   428d ago
I'm actually excited for a Pokemon game, first time since Silver/Gold
PigPen  +   428d ago
Pokemon U comes this year, don't it?
AfterThought  +   428d ago
Not certain but I think you are talking about Pokemon Rumble. It isn't a new game though. Pokemon Rumble Blast was on 3DS a year or two ago.

It is the same thing game play wise just on the Wii U. Pokemon Rumble Blast wasn't that great in my opinion not really looking forward to it on the Wii U.

I would rather play many Pokemon games over that one. I had it on 3DS, just wasn't as good as I had hoped. The concept is pokemon "toys" that fight each other. Which is weird, no idea why they had to make them figurine like instead of just actual pokemon having a rumble.
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sloth3395  +   428d ago
i think they said near the end of august
Qrphe  +   428d ago
Donkey Kong Country can't come soon enough meng
dbjj12088  +   428d ago
I played DKCR on 3DS but I can't wait for the HD sequel.

Still wish Retro were doing something other than DK though.
Qrphe  +   428d ago
I wasn't a big fan of DKR and was also disappointed when I heard Retro wasn't working on Metroid. Then I figured that this is the best chance of there being another good DKC game again so I'm hyped, specially after the BB demo.
starfox79  +   428d ago
Retro will be working on a technical marvel as we speak...
deafdani  +   428d ago
I don't understand your comment. You say this could be a good DK game since it's being made by Retro, yet you didn't like Returns, which WAS made by Retro?

Qrphe  +   427d ago
I had no idea to be honest. All I know is that the DKC demo I played at Best Buy was miles away better than DKCR on the Wii.
-Mika-  +   428d ago
I guess i have a different definition of aggressive.
PopRocks359  +   428d ago
Six non-casual exclusive games is not aggressive...? Please, just lose your bubbles sooner.
dbjj12088  +   428d ago
I've given her all the downvotes I've got captain!
dbjj12088  +   428d ago
Eight exclusive games in 5 months isn't aggressive? When PS or Xbox do that?
PigPen  +   428d ago
We aren't talking multi platform third party games. We are talking first party and exclusives. Eight exclusives in five months is a record breaker.
RTheRebel  +   427d ago
Nahhhh that's your fanboy state of mind ;)
kalkano  +   428d ago
Wake me up when they announce more info about "X", or they announce a non-crossover Fire Emblem.
exfatal  +   428d ago
Do you not like the SMT series or something? Im a fe fan and im pumped for the FExSMT crossover.
kalkano  +   427d ago
No, I don't like it. And, a crossover with Fire Emblem seems completely out of place. I have no problem with them making it, but it's not for me, and I want a standalone FE.
PrimeGrime  +   428d ago | Well said
Well I still do think the Wii U is a bit over priced. All I am asking is maybe $50 bucks off the tag. Not like it matters to me I have had one since launch but I know when the PS4 is sitting next to the Wii U in a section that won't help.

It will be really hard for people to understand why the PS4 is only $50 dollars more than the Wii U. Not trying to start a flame war, there is no denying the hardware differences are quite vast.

The Wii U really should be a little cheaper. Price cuts always come eventually for everything but I think they should cut the price sometime soon then they would have an even better fighting chance.

Even with the first party titles its hard for me to recommend the Wii U to anyone right now being the hardware whore that I am. I just know for a fact it shouldn't cost as much as it does.

I guess maybe it is mainly the tablet? That is all I can think of as to why it is so expensive for the type of components it is using. Only thing I can't factor in is the tablet, I have no clue how much they are paying to make them.
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Rarendo  +   428d ago
It would have sale in the states for $175.00.
deafdani  +   427d ago
The answer is quite simple: Sony is willing to lose more money per console sold than Nintendo (and Ninty is already taking a slight loss per Wii U sold as it is).

It's not really that the Wii U is overpriced, it's more that the PS4 is much more underpriced than the Wii U.

Not the smartest business practice, I think. This is why Sony is in such bad shape financially, while Nintendo has billions of dollars in the bank.

Would it be awesome for us, as consumers, to be able to get consoles at cheaper prices? Of course. But I'd rather pay a bit more money if that means my favorite company is in a healthy shape, financially speaking, than endanger them by underpaying for their hardware, which could be pretty detrimental to the company in the long run.
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MotherLight  +   427d ago
What!? Sony has billions too. If they didn't they wouldn't have dropped 380 million on Gaikai. By your logic, if they didn't have billions right now. They would literally have no money spending that on Gaikai.

At least not enough to support the company at all. Obviously that is not the case. Since they just sold 1.9 billion in bonds alone to build more on Gaikai.

If Sony was in the shape you are assuming they literally would not even be an operating business anymore. Last time I checked Sony is still thriving well enough to keep their doors open.
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R00bot  +   427d ago
Sony has in the past (quite recently, too) sold their own buildings and made lay-offs just to maintain the illusion of them making money.

They are not very well financially.
Tzunoy  +   428d ago
WiiU needs to be Snes 2 to succeed. look at all those great games snes has.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   428d ago
Maybe if there are some deals during the holidays ill pick one up.
jakmckratos  +   427d ago
Still not impressed. You can't just tote old games as a reason to get a new console. I want a new experience...Nintendo relies soooo heavily on nostalgia for their exclusive titles and let's any new exclusive IP be handled by 3rd party devs...it's really frustrating.

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