Wii U 2014 - Why Next Year Is Crucial For Nintendo

NowGamer: What games in Wii U's 2014 line-up can help Nintendo's console fight the next-gen assault?

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TimmyShire1735d ago

Bayonetta 2 does look pretty good.

Lalanana1735d ago

Yup, I have said it many times but I am not counting out wii u. They still can get back on track.

fossilfern1735d ago

The moment bayonetta 2 is out ill be getting a wiiU

Concertoine1735d ago

Whether or not nintendo is financially successful with the wii u, 2014 will be a great year with smash, donkey kong, mario kart 8, x, bayonetta 2, possibly smt x fe, along with all the multiplatforms and indies.

MilkMan1735d ago

Funny how every year is "crucial" for Nintendo, yet here they are. Year after year.

PygmelionHunter1735d ago

shhh, you keep it down if you wanna keep the disagrees fairy away from you, here's a tip, it doesn't like hearing common sense!

ritsuka6661735d ago

Terrible article. Urgh..

harrisk9541735d ago

Gonna be tough on Nintendo this coming year due to the double assault of Sony and MS... If it wants to have any hope of staying relevant (or regaining relevancy at this point), Nintendo needs to really market the hell out of the WiiU as an alternative to the PS4 and XB1 and push its strengths, especially as a now less expensive, more family friendly system. I don't understand why they haven't "doubled down" on the WiiU and pushed out more games (especially the "heavy hitters") in advance of the PS4 and XB1 releases. It can be positioned as a great second console alternative for those buying a PS4 or XB1. Super Mario 3D World does look great, but it will likely get swallowed in the PS4 and XB1 releases (it comes out on November 22nd in the US!)

The 2014 titles look fine and all (Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2), but not enough (IMO) to put a dent in PS4 or XB1 sales. These games (especially Mario) should have been released already. I don't see people running out to buy a Wii U for Super Mario 3D World this holiday season over a new PS4 or XB1. To me, Nintendo missed its window when they had no competition this past year from Sony's or MS's next-gen offerings.

Misaka_x_Touma1735d ago

Mario Kart 8, Donkey Kong and Smash Bros will outsell everything in 2014.

Chevalier1735d ago

Would be great if true, but, only if people go buy Wii U consoles. But they sadly won't be outselling everything in 2014. Not when COD and Halo come out and trample everything regardless of how good their games are.

As for me you can count me in for a Wii U, I would get it for Fire Emblem crossover alone! I will get Bayonetta, Smash along the way and wait for project X to land. Heck I bought my special edition Fire Emblem 3ds for that game alone and Fire Emblem will be my Wii U reason as well.

Misaka_x_Touma1735d ago

Mario Kart 8 will sell like crazy.
Never underestimate Mario Kart. It will always sell 1/3 of Nintendo systems install base.

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