VideoGamer: "Even reading that title makes the whole argument seem preposterous. A disastrous console launch suddenly turned around by a second-tier Nintendo threequel? Not very likely, is it? Or is it?"
Lots of news on Pikmin XD!
No, not on it's own. But it's a damn good start on the road to get there.
this is a good start but wiiu needs more games, that's the only thing that could save the wiiu right now
That's what his "Good start" was implying...
I wish Nintendo would not region-lock their games and console. It's the only thing preventing me from buying their console.
Not the greatest reason presently. The Japanese library and western libraries are pretty much the same.
From where I live, they only have Japanese version, I want to buy English version as I don't understand Japanese. If I bought a console in where I live, I couldn't import an English version of the game, I have to import an English version of the console too. See where I'm going. As for PS3, I can buy any version and import any version of the game (US, European, etc.)and I don't have to worry that it might not work with my PS3. I bought a Wii in New Zealand when I was on vacation there, I can only play UK or PAL version of the game. I don't want to buy another Wii just to play a NTSC version because of where I live right now. Region locking any games is really lame.
@Chadoban- Pretty much this, When the Wii U starts getting some powerhouse titles then its sales will pick up.
Wii U doesn't need saving but hopefully this is a right step in the direction of stoping articles like "the Wii U needs saving" from popping up all over the place. Who am i kidding people still think the 3ds needs saving -_-
Wii U doesnt need saving... Oookay. We'll see how that plays out, come next year when the Wii U is struggling to keep up and compete with PS4 and XB1. We'll compare console sales and game sales and other yummy good statistics, and when you see Sony and MS totally smashing on Wii U...I'd love to see what your go-to defense reply is gonna be. Wake up and smell the roses, yo. Not only does Wii U need saving, but Nintendo as a general whole...needs saving. Ya know what Nintendo reminds me of now? Michael Jackson. Both were/are obsessed with little kids and casual kiddie gimmicks. Mario, Zelda, Pikmin...ponies, roller coasters and neverland. LMAO.
Ummm put that joint down their stocks went up 4% the highest it's been in 2 years so guess what troll harder.
Nintendo's current stock: 17.44 http://money.cnn.com/quote/... Sony's current stock: 22.59 https://www.google.com/fina... Microsoft's current stock: 32.01 https://www.google.com/fina... I still see Nintendo being the lowest of the 3 big names, here.
As far as your stock comparison goes Shadow, you would have to agree that console gaming is honestly the smaller part of both Sony and Microsoft within those corporation's numbers. I can only guess that off the top of my head, Nintendo stock is only worth roughly 77 percent of what Sony's is. Are you suggesting that Sony's gaming division makes up 77 percent of their worth as to outweigh Nintendo which is a pure game manufacturer? I am the one LMAO at you cause Michael Jackson's chimp had more common sense..
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@live2play Well yes, actually I am adorable. Thanks for noticing. ^_^
@ Shad0wRunner Nice post ;) +1 Fanboys here hate hearing the truth.
Im not sure what land you live on, but reality says Nintendo isn't going anywhere. You would bring up Michael Jackson. Desperate attempt to justify your fetish of blood, guts, and mindless violence in exchange for creativity. Sony is in financial trouble. Microsoft doesn't sell in Japan.... So... maybe the best thing to do would be to recognize that you're afraid, and in denial... about video games...
Why do you trolls always seem to forget 3ds has been the number 1 selling console like 3 months straight worldwide? And there has been at least 3 3ds first party titles in the top 10 consistently too. Why do you folks think wii U is the only thing nintendo is selling right now?
The 3DS is not a console, for one thing. It's a handheld. And we do not compare handhelds to consoles.
Really. Then why is it that last week everyone was saying how much better Vita is doing in comparison to Wii U? That "we don't compare consoles to handhelds" argument is completely bogus. People constantly do it and it's because dedicated handhelds have evolved into machines with features and functionality quite similar to their console counterparts. The 3DS has the specs to play Wii games; so why not compare it to consoles? Same with the Vita which Sony practically marketed as a portable Playstation 3.
Nintendo never needs saving cause their fanbase is hardcore, period. The ones saying they're doomed is delusional.
The Wii U is in a very tight spot and in need of games. Saying it doesn't need "saving", meaning more games, as that's what will save it, is ridiculous. It's not selling because there aren't enough big hitters. Pikmin 3 isn't a huge game, but it's certainly bigger than just about any other Wii U game atm.
i see a nintendo fanboy has disagreed with you. they are in denial and when you are in denial as a fan you can help lead to the downfall of what you love in this case you fanboys arent helping nintendo by telling them they dont need more games and giving people with good honest opinions and facts disagrees.
Will it save the Wii U? No. Will it help towards its recovery? Absolutely.
No. Casual babby shit.
Oh look, casual trolling.
You don't know what Pikmin is do you?
Looks like you have the grammar of a baby. Maybe you should play Pikmin.
pikmin is more deep and involving than dozens of today gritty games that play themselves your way of thinking is Casual
Your taste isn't the most important, maybe to you it is. Casual makes more the most business, but I'm more of a niche guy so i see your point too.
Iltapalanyymi lol your name sounds like baby talk.
N4G idea of casual: games that doesn't involve gore, guns and boobs.
Casual Babby?, WTF is that supposed to mean?, gtfo you lame troll!
What a pointless article.
Probably not in the US but, in Japan it could be a different story but i'm not keeping my hopes up. ;)
No. Pikmin is not a system saver like Mario Kart or Smash Bros is. BUT, it is a nice start to what is hopefully the end of the Wii U drought.
Pimin 3 is the official launch of Nintendo's attempted comeback, from this month forward there will be a major release almost every month from now till next April, the launch the WiiU should've gotten. By the time Christmas hits there will be 5-6 must-gets for WiiU owners, by next Spring we will have the likes of Smash, Kart, 3DWorld, 101, maybe Bayonetta 2. Pikmin 3 is sending a message, don't underestimate Nintendo.
you forget that the competition also has games coming out and not all people have money to buy every game. pikmin 3 is not out in the u.s and thats where it needs to be out right now. not later. because gta5 is coming, call of duty is coming, new home consoles is coming, pokemon is coming. wii u should have 2 of those soon to be realeased games out by now there is no excuse and they need to get rid of that region lock so they can get more sales from the people double dipping.
They're getting Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed. GTA has been and always will be over-rated. Though the best experience would be on WiiU, because I still have yet to see a reason why we need new consoles. All they're doing is improving graphics. I'm more worried about Sony and Microsoft as far as gaming is concerned. I still don't see what either one have them have contributed to gaming. You guys care about graphics so much, but you're not PC gamers. It's rather ironic.
Pikmin definitely has a rabid group of followers, its just that there aren't enough of them. When Zelda, Metroid, new Mario 3D title and Animal Crossing hit the Wii U, we can talk. It wouldn't hurt to get some new IP going either. But, its Nintendo. New IP doesn't come along very often. There was quite a bit on GameCube, but the Wii was severely lacking with quality new IP.
They're working on one. They keep hyping it up saying stuff like " oh I was just working on this awesome new ip! It'll blow yo mind" stuff lol.
People can disagree with me all they want, but its true. I certainly won't buy a Wii U with what is currently on offer. I need more games. Yes, they're coming, but as usual with Nintendo, its taking forever.
You're getting six worthwhile games by year's end, so.
We'll see. I'd still like to see them before I shell out for a Wii U.
That I can understand. If there are any nearby conventions that Nintendo is going to, I would recommend you visit one so you can play demos of their games. My honest opinion, look out for Wonderful 101 and Sonic Lost World in particular.
The biggest convention close to me would be Dallas Comic Con, but I doubt they'll show up there. Best chance I've got, is demos at GameStop.
Well honestly Pikmin 3 itself won't save the Wii U. It will contribute to the Wii U's future success however alongside the 1st and non half-baked 3rd party games.
Nintendo's wii u never needed saving ... But Pikmin and wonderfull 101 has allready helped raise awareness ..there's stocks are up for the first time since 2011 and the wii u sales have are up 300% in Japan so its save to say that pikmin helped ....and this is just the beginning there numbers will be crazy with all these good games coming out in the next months they will be the most selling console this holiday again lol
to answer the title:NO.
No. Multiple titles will save it. Mario kart. An actual new zelda . A non-recycled aka innovative mario titles and new family party games. More new ips and third party support. That'll save it. It alreasy has the game I want. Buying the wii u this fall just for sonic lost world lol
No, it won't on its own, but it's the biggest Wii U title out yet, imo. More will come, Wii U will be fine.
First of all, no one title can "save" a system. The Wii U needs many good titles. And it's a summer game, Nintendo isn't hedging their bets on a Summer title. DKC, Mario, Wii Fit U, Zelda, Sonic, Wii Party U, are probably all going to sell more and sell more Wii U's. Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart, Bayonetta 2 next year. It's a stupid to even phrase this question. No one title will save anything.
Wii U is a second Game Cube boycotted by third parties. Indeed Nintendo games on the console will be nice, but they will not save it.
Reminds me of the 3DS days..... doom and gloom before the generation even has started
Obviously, Nintendo needs to clone Miyamoto (And Sakurai). I shudder at all of the gems that will be lost when he retires. Well, done Miyamoto! It is good to see that Nintendo weren't just making excuses when they said they were going to take extra time to make sure they get it right. -I can't wait to see the scores on the rest of this year’s releases.
With the wii u still selling below the gamecube it can use all the help it can get. Anyone not spouting the pro nintendo mantra will get disagrees from the nintendo crowd on this article. I firmly believe the wii u, will have a very limited appeal outside of the hardcore nintendo crowd for another 2-3 yrs at least or a $200-250 price tag with a healthy number of appealing exclusives. To the non nintendo guys arguing here, your better off beating your head against the wall, than trying to convince a n4g nintendo poster the wii u is in trouble/not appealing to everyone in the world ect. Let nintendo live inside it's own little uber safe bubble, at least it has a decent handheld market for now.
Hahaha... I'm not really excited about this game. I'm just fine with the games I have. I've still got some good Wii games to catch up on. What needs saving is good software developers. And Nintendo is undeniably the best in the business.
OH NO THE WII U IS DOOMED!! IT IS TOO LATE!!! HOG WASH!!! here is another cool story showing the success of pikmin 3.. http://wiiudaily.com/2013/0... No my friends, nintendo will be fine, sorry trolls but they may or may not be number one in the next gen war, but NINTENDO WILL BE THERE!!!
WiiUDaily is really not a great go-to place for accurate information, but if there's another source for this 170% increase in sales, I'll gladly believe it. Edit: Not that I necessarily doubt a spike has occurred. If Pikmin 3 has continued doing as well as its first two days on sale, a spike like this would not be all that surprising at this point.
No, but it is not supposed to. It adds a game to a library that will be established over time. That is what Wii U needs to come out with a profit this gen, which is the goal.
Yup. It doesn't need saving, based on nintendos history, the WiiU will have a good library of games in time.
I tried the game at Gamestop this past weekend and I am sold. You know what else, my kids who have never played one these games, really enjoyed it and are practically begging me to buy it. They also both want a Wii U. My oldest, 12 is an avid Xbox player, especially COD. My four year old plays everything he can and does it well. To get back to the article, I believe that this game will jump start Wii U sales in the US, like Japan, and I also think that Splinter Cell and then the Wonderful 101 will really start to carry the momentum forward. Have a good one.
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