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Submitted by Shok 378d ago | opinion piece

The Wii U Drought is Almost Over

It’s no secret that the Wii U has had a terrible year – decent launch, but terrible year. This situation is extremely frustrating considering that Nintendo had an entire year ahead of the competition to put out convincing content on their 8th generation system and they totally dropped the ball. (Industry, Wii U)

PopRocks359  +   378d ago
That's what I said initially lol.

There's going to be at least one Wii U game a month for the rest of the year, which is definitely a plus for people who already have Wii U consoles. At that point my concern is if Nintendo has anything for the pipeline at the start of next year since Mario Kart won't be out until April.
Xof  +   378d ago
Nintendo has committed itself to one major release per month per platform.

That's how they got the 3DS off the ground, and that's how they plan to get the WiiU off the ground. And... I think it's gonna work. I mean, hell, I know of a lot of people--myself included--who drove to a local retailer and picked up a WiiU after seeing Nintendo's E3 line-up.

The only thing I'm really concerned about now is the virtual console service. Yeah, it's nice we finally got Earthbound--but there's no reason we should have to wait so long for Wii VC games to be ported to WiiU VC, especially when the WiiU versions are already up in other regions.

Final Fantasy VI, Secret of Mana, Breath of Fire, etc., etc.
guitarded77  +   378d ago
Yeah, it just sucks that they jacked up the price of Earthbound after saying $7.99-$8.99 for all SNES games on VC. I know it's just a dollar, but kinda lame to go back on their posted prices for just a buck.

http://www.nintendo.com/wii...
exfatal  +   377d ago
yea seriously give me my breath of fire and final fantasy 6, stop holding out on us nintendo!
vividi  +   378d ago
Yay!!!!!!
iliimaster  +   378d ago
by the time i get my wii u the games will be all there and i wont have to wait and possibly some price drops but this system has been on my mind i can't wait to play nintendo games in HD its been a long time coming
jairusmonillas  +   378d ago
The Wii U drought is just starting.

nonexistence 3rd party support - check
overpriced wii u - check
last gen graphics - check
rehashed and old ports - check
averaging 40k sales a month in NA (ps3 and 360 never went lower 70k) - check

In the end, Wii U will be closer to gamecube's status. completely behind ps4 and xbox one.
ape007  +   378d ago
generic nintendo hater - check
PigPen  +   377d ago
Lol
Kevlar009  +   377d ago
Well said good sir/madame.
SonyPS4  +   378d ago
3DS was overpriced, and had dropped 3rd party support, underpowered graphics, rehashed old ports and did very poorly in sales. Apart from the hardware and rehashing of old games everything else was solved.

I am not going to jump the gun on the Wii U's fate just yet.
CrimsonStar  +   377d ago
Troll - check
Prime_28  +   377d ago
Aww another fanboy, how cute!
ibroman  +   377d ago
No third party? Ok. Deus ex directors cut, Watchdogs, Assassins creed black flag, Project cars, Sonic lostworld, Rayman legends, Splinter cell blacklist, Call of duty Ghosts (most likely), And there are unannounced ones.
Trago1337  +   378d ago
Let's see how they handle 2014. Maybe third parties will port games to the thing.

I like the One game a month thing they're doing, but how long can they keep it up? They WERE understaffed at the launch of Wii U, and NOW that they hired more developers, we may not see the pay off until maybe mid to late next year, so Iwata REALLY needs to get on that third party support.
Concertoine  +   377d ago
Hes got 2 games exclusive with platinum (including the revival of a dead franchise with bayonetta 2), 3 exclusive sonic games with sega, and fire emblem x shin megami tensei. In my opinion he's on the right track.
PrimeGrime  +   378d ago
I will be getting Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101 and Wind Waker HD.

Rayman Origins was amazing on the Vita, it was the best version. So I have to get legends on the Vita also especially now that it is actually coming to it.

As for AC4 and Watchdogs that will be on PS4.

Wasn't too interested in both the new Mario and Sonic games. Was hoping they would have been more adventure based or lived up to Mario 64 and Sonic Adventure which were my favorite of those franchises.

Still great that Wii U is finally getting more games. I don't think anyone should be worried about first party titles though if anything the biggest issue the Wii U will have of course will be third party support, as much as I hate to repeat what everyone else is saying.
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Killzoner99  +   377d ago
This is a complete troll article. Once the PS4 drops no one will even remember the WiiU exsists . It's over .
PigPen  +   377d ago
That's crazy talk. I knew it was coming.
Concertoine  +   377d ago
Killzoner (n.):
One who likes to killzone.
gamer42  +   377d ago
Dude, he's just pointing out that the wii u game drought is almost over. Not, 'the Wii U sales will Destroy PS4 lol!!11!'. I don't see any trolling there.
CrimsonStar  +   377d ago
lol im getting a xbox one then Wii u rather than ps4 soooo ... yea.
exfatal  +   377d ago
someone sounds butt hurt. but dont worry im sure no one will remember you and your blind fanboyism when ps4 does drop and people are still picking up the WiiU.
Prime_28  +   377d ago
Delusional much?
Electric-flamingo  +   377d ago
I'm sorry but I have to ask. What in the world compels you to come into a thread about Nintendo and a positive path they are taking , and make a ridiculous claim like that?
You sound insecure, and childish. Are you on any medication? What is it? I am honestly asking..
AbortMission  +   377d ago
Getting one Wii u game and now suddenly the drought is over?

Pretty low standards
Kevlar009  +   377d ago
Pretty sure there are more than one to look forward to

Keep trying, you can be a better troll than that can't you? Standards for trolls sure has dropped
AbortMission  +   377d ago
Im not even trolling kid. And 1 AAA game a month? The only notable releases are this game, which performed average and... that's it
R00bot  +   377d ago
It's not that they're getting one AAA game a month. It's that it's one AAA EXCLUSIVE game a month.
truechainz  +   377d ago
Considering the Wii U went from basically no games for the past 7 months or so to having 1-2 AAA first or third party games a month for the rest of the year I would say yes it does warrant excitement. I just hope that the period before april has some games, though I will have other games and systems to occupy time as well.
FlyingFoxy  +   377d ago
Pikmin 3 looks nice, well the enemies & stuff.. i can't believe the ground textures weren't upgraded though, they still look as dull as they did months ago.
R00bot  +   377d ago
Eh, it used to be a Wii game.

If they made Pikmin 4 from the ground up for the Wii U it would look miles above Pikmin 3.
TheVideoGamHer  +   377d ago
This! Excited for Pikmin 3!

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