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Is EarthBound A System Seller?

The majority of gamers - even Nintendo fans - are still awaiting that must-have release before picking up a Wii U. However, with the much-anticipated EarthBound being exclusive to the Virtual Console on Nintendo's latest home console, could this old JRPG become a Wii U system seller?

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Shnazzyone1572d ago

Maybe a little one. It might get a few niche earthbound fanatics to finally get one just to support the sale of the title... but will it be enough to turn everything around for wii U? No, In the end there is one game that is going to turn everything around... an HD mario Kart.

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Kran1572d ago (Edited 1572d ago )

It looks nice, but a small game like that probably wont sell a £300 console... or whatever price it is now.

MotherLight1572d ago

Most realistic answer would be no. I hate to break it to you but most people buy a Wii U to play Wii U games. Same goes for any new system, they don't buy it to play old games.

Not saying you shouldn't buy Earthbound, its a great game but to sell the system is a little out there. I mean you really don't need a Wii U to play Earthbound either.

The only game right now that has a chance currently is Pikmin 3. Seeing as how the PS Vita has had some really great selling games lately soul sacrifice, senra, toukiden and even that really hasn't helped the hardware sales too much.

I honestly don't see Pikmin really selling that many more Wii U's either. It will probably get a big jump for a little while just like the Vita and go back down again.

Concertoine1572d ago

For most people there is no system selling game... it takes like 5-10 games coming out soon to warrant an investment like that. For me personally, earthbound is a considerable plus though.

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