Super Mario 3D World: The Wii U’s Killer App?

The Nintendo Direct for October was actually promising on many levels, especially for the ailing Wii U. In particular, Satoru Iwata’s presentation of Super Mario 3D World was compelling.

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StifflerK1777d ago

It looks great - can't wait to play it!

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3-4-51777d ago (Edited 1777d ago )

It's a GAME not an App.

App's are those things that distract you on your phone.

This is Wii U's Killer Video Game.

Once's not an application, it's a game.

gpturbo811777d ago

u got that straight 6-7-8

ChickeyCantor1776d ago (Edited 1776d ago )

I love how people associate "apps" with smartphones now. As if it has some significant meaning.

App is short for Application. Your internet browser is an app. Your text editor is an app. Your development tools are apps.

Games ARE applications. Just not in the traditional sense as the pieces of software mentioned above.

web definition:
"A program or piece of software designed and written to fulfill a particular purpose of the user"

People really thrive on hijacking words. Same happened to the word "Hardcore".

iliimaster1776d ago (Edited 1776d ago )

@ChickeyCantor not really program for pc and apps for cellphones either way it sounds silly to say app for a pc program right away without pause when people say app its assumed they are talking about a cellphone app maybe back in the day with aol and the internet + pcs being new but in 2013 apps usually are associated with smartphones

ChickeyCantor1776d ago (Edited 1776d ago )

Program and app(APPLICATION) are synonymous in this case. You can spin it all you want but they mean the same thing.

Like I said app is short for application. The only reason people associate app with smartphones is because the word is constantly thrown at consumers. That does not change the significance of the word.

Within the operating system of a smartphone pieces of software are referred to as apps. How is this different from software on a pc? Skype or dropbox are apps for example.

In a sense games are still applications, they are software with a specific goal to the end user. To entertain.

Beastforlifenoob1776d ago

De faaaaak is a wee u?
Do you want me to grab my old flopdog and wii on it? Or maybe just one of these

marloc_x1776d ago

Let me fetch you a spoon..

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Axonometri1777d ago

Looking forward to this also. I hope it holds up to last couple of 3D Mario titles. Either way... Mario Day is almost here!

Axonometri1777d ago

I got a disagree for this? Wow

Phil321777d ago

Don't worry about disagrees. Fanboyism is rampant here.

Beastforlifenoob1776d ago

Saw your comment and then disagreed it simply because you compained about people disagreing and everyone can have an opinion.

Have a good night sleep axonsomewood and make sure not to accidently fall into a realm of a further dimension which has been plagued and infested by bed bugs. But dont let that worry you good night and donnt let de bed bugs bite of your d

lilbroRx1777d ago (Edited 1777d ago )

Why do people keep imposing that every game new title that comes out is suppose to be a *killer app* or *system seller*. Only to later bash Nintendo fans for statement they didn't make not coming true.

The Wii U's systems sellear are going to be Bayonetta 2, Monolith's X, Smash Brothers U, Zelda U and Mario Kart 8.

Trying to call any other currently announced game for the console a killer app is a pointless exaggeration that shouldn't be made.

I'm tired of all of this sales focused articles. We need to focus solely on games.

With that said, Mario 3D Word looks like its going to be great.

_QQ_1777d ago

3D mario is a killer App,not as big kart or smash,but i expect sales to rise after this game releases.But yeah your right on the dot, people just want an excuse.

Dunban671777d ago

The problem is all of the games you mentioned are for 2014... AT BEST. I don t think we have releases dates for any of them- Since Spring 2013, the word was... wait for 2nd half of 2013, wait for holiday sales season 2013- now it is wait for 2014 (we think 2014= maybe Spring, maybe late 2014 maybe even 2015 for some?

IMO, if sales are not HUGE gong thru year end 2013 then any Wii U sales momentum after that will be game specific- in other words sales will not continually rise or stay at a high level- they will spike w the big games then fall quickly after the rush is over- It is ashamed too- Nintendo has really not put much effort/resources (as a company) into the Wii U

deafdani1777d ago

Uh, I expect Mario 3D World to push more console sales than Bayonetta 2 and Monolith's X, and probably Zelda U.

Smash Bros U and Mario Kart U will move even more systems than that, that's for sure.

clouds51776d ago

That may be the n4g perspective. But we are the nerds dude. We are a small group of people who spend our reading news and discussing our favorite upcoming titles. The big mass doesn't care about that. They want their Mario game and have fun.

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