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Keys to the Success of the Wii U

The Wii U is still struggling to hit its stride in the market, but there are still some things it can do to make itself attractive to consumers.

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TripC501022d ago (Edited 1022d ago )

Make a couple of games that are must play experiences.

NewZealander1022d ago

considering some retailers are already dropping ALL nintendo products i kind of get the feeling its all too late.

TongkatAli1022d ago (Edited 1022d ago )

That new Mario game looks amazing, Bayonetta 2 looks good and Super Smash Bros is going to be a hit.

3-4-51022d ago

releasing a ton of good games in 2014. Problems should mostly be fixed then. People will still complain though.

My only true complaint is their terrible eshop.

3DS gets black & white gameboy games and PSP...not even the new vita....the older,,from 2004 PSP, get's PSP RPG's, PS one classics & other awesome games.

Wii U's eshop is at least somewhat respectable.

Sly-Lupin1022d ago

What?

WiiU eshop is terrible compared to every other eShop, the Virtual Console particularly.

deafdani1022d ago

Wonderful 101 is already a must play experience. So is New Super Mario Bros. U, in my opinion, and that was a launch title.

They're both a stupid amount of fun, especially Wonderful 101, which is probably my favorite game of all time now.

R00bot1022d ago

They are making more than a couple. It just sucks how far away they are, most of them are in 2014.

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MASTER_RAIDEN1022d ago

with the ps4 at the price point that it is, i think a $299 tag for the wii u is a bit steep. i mean even the system memory is a dinky 32gb isnt it?

250 is reasonable. $199 is the absolute sweet spot for nintendo. would easily pick one up just for a few key titles.

AKR1022d ago

I don't know how much farther you expect N to reduce the price. Remember ~ they're still selling it at a loss, now more than ever. Do you think these things are just magically created? They take money to manufacture.

That "dinky" 32GB memory was created to keep the price down as far as possible (better than 4GB in my opinion). It's just enough for those who don't want to go full digital; those who only plan to download a few demos, apps and maybe that occasional Virtual Console title. If you do plan to go full digital, or download a lot of eShop titles ~ then picking up an external hard-drive is no hard task.

You can pick up a 1TB (1,000GB) E-HDD for just a little more than your average game. If that's not deal, I don't know what is.

Currently, the Wii U is $50 more than a PS3 - which mind you; is about 7 years old. It's a suitable price for what you're getting; especially with the fact you're getting a game in the process.

MASTER_RAIDEN1022d ago

doesnt matter how much money nintendos plummeted into the system. of course 299 isnt a bad price on its own, but in relativity to what its competition offers, its price of the wii u is too high.

porkChop1022d ago

Nintendo is hardly losing anything. They said that if a person buys a single game, any game, they then start making profit on the console. Nintendo only makes $10 on 3rd party games, which means Nintendo is losing less than $10 on each console. Sony and Microsoft usually lose hundreds and make the money back on games. Nintendo is just being greedy. They can easily lower the price another $50.

Sly-Lupin1022d ago

porkChop: That is a tremendously flawed argument.

Not only does it rely on people buying new games at full retail price... even worse, it assumes Nintendo doesn't need to make a profit on its games.

R00bot1022d ago

@porkChop

They said that before they had the $50 price drop.

Now they're losing a lot more than before.

Chrischi19881021d ago

@porkChop:

The other thing, that most people didnt understand right is, that Nintendo was talking about a 1st party title, not 3rd party, so they make a win again and now it is 50$ cheaper and you get one of their, at least for now, best first party titles with it, so not much win for the first few month.

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porkChop1022d ago

$250 would be alright for most people I think, with a bigger hard drive though. But Nintendo needs to stop being so lazy and create some brand new IPs that have nothing to do with Mario, Zelda, Metroid, etc. New games, with new art styles, with new worlds, new characters, new gameplay, new ideas, etc. They're continued reliance on the same games and the same characters hold non-Nintendo gamers back from purchasing the console.

Chrischi19881021d ago (Edited 1021d ago )

PS4 $400 and no game.

Wii U $300 and 1 game.

That game costs around $50, if you substract that from the $300, it actually is $250.

If you want to have Gamepad features on PS4, you will need a Vita, too. But I believe since not every PS4 owner will have a Vita, that it stays a gimmick there.

Next Gen games cost around $70 now, that makes the PS4 + 1 game = $470

compared to

$300 for a Wii U + 1 Game.

And I mean, at least now, Wind Waker HD is more or less a must have, for a Nintendo fan, at least if you didnt play it on Gamecube, but even for me the reexperience is amazing. And a so called must have game for PS4 at the start will cost $70.

The_Villager1021d ago

$299 is a steal for a next gen system with a gamepad. You're not taking into account that the system comes with a free game, free online and TRUE backwards compatibility with all Wii games and controllers etc.

GrandpaSnake1022d ago

if they lower the price to 199 i will go out and buy one that day, i think they can totally slow down one of the other two(sony/ms)

daveddy19721022d ago

I agree a $199 price would move systems with Christmas coming

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