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Submitted by lifesanrpg 246d ago | opinion piece

While you’re distracted by the PS4 and Xbox One launches, Nintendo is secretly killing it

GameZone's Matt Liebl, "All things considered, it’s not a bad time to be a fan of Nintendo (or even just a hardcore gamer with an interest in Nintendo's game library). There’s certainly plenty of great stuff coming out to get us through the “fresh-console doldrums” in the wake of the PS4 and Xbox One launches. So while you're twiddling your thumbs and waiting for the goods to land on Microsoft and Sony's new machines, I'll be basking in the glory of Nintendo's absolute gold mine." (3DS, Wii U)

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Kingthrash360  +   246d ago
lol ok enjoy! the wiiu is awsome for its first party games!
other than that tho....really no reason to buy yet. nintendo needs to make a push for a stonger console so 3rd party games can actually be worth buying. like the good old days.
Neonridr  +   246d ago
well they aren't going to be pushing for a stronger console until the next generation for them (assuming they make another console). So we are stuck with what they have put out there. No reason not to support them when they are giving us great 1st party titles. The exclusives alone are reason enough to pick up the Wii U. If we can get some 3rd party support as well, that's a bonus.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   245d ago
I agree with you.

About the Next Console...
They will-
They just merged the handheld and the console developers/R&D teams into the same building so that they can work together. In fact, they just built a New Builing for that reason.

I expect a hybrid-
something that is portable but can upgrade graphics and gameplay (and other functions) by docking.
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Concertoine  +   246d ago
yeah i think theyre one the right track with the atlus collaboration, securing TW101 and bayonetta 2, and that 3 game deal with sega. hope there's more to come from 3rd parties, and i hope it's exclusive so they can take advantage of the system.
Merrill  +   246d ago
"While you’re distracted by the PS4 and Xbox One launches, Nintendo is secretly killing its self.

I fixed the title for you.
MizTv  +   246d ago
I'm still waiting for a must play game
Where is a new MetroidPrime??????
I would get a wiiu if it came out
MsmackyM  +   246d ago
Yeah because with the PS4 there is so much to choose from; I mean there is COD Ghost, BF4, and Killzone and Knack/s. 3rd party publishers sell Sony and MS consoles, Nintendo sell their own. Oh, and I have a PS4 to supplement my WiiU.
Fanboyssuck27  +   246d ago
On the contary, Sony and Microsoft have great 3rd party support but have no good 1st or 2nd party games.

Seeing as Nintendo's 1st party games are better than the 3rd party games anyway, Wii u is definitely the better option. I can play 3rd party games on my pc and they will be better than they are on Ps4 or Xbone.

Plus Wii u gets sufficient 3rd party support the only additional 3rd party game I'd like on Wii u is gta 5.
Wii u is gettin watch dogs, assassins creed,ghosts plus more.
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Kingthrash360  +   246d ago
no, just no. you lost me at "On the contary the other 2 consoles have great 3rd party support but have no good 1st or 2nd party games."
ill admit nintendo had legendary 1st party games recognizable by all gamers and casuals and even non gamers.
that said though all consoles have great 1st party exclusive games....anything nd puts out is a potential goty candidate. not to mention the gow and infamous games.
halo, gears and titan fall are ms's greats (titan remains to be seen on x1 but is up there on the hype meter).
your opinion is yours and i respect that. but dont disrespect the devs out there trying new things making great games...nintendos 1st party games are great but they also are the most recycled games on the market.
KwietStorm  +   246d ago
Matter of perspective.
Dubaman  +   246d ago
@Kingthrash360
Gears of War and Titan Fall aren't first party. They are exclusives but made by Microsoft? Nah. Made by someone else, bought and paid for by MS. Halo on the other hand is 1st party and the reason i once went 4 days without sleeping or showering..twas a blissful summer.
When it comes to 1st IP's it's hard to compete with Nintendo in terms of quantity. Quality is opinion, defined by what you consider to be fun.
MsmackyM  +   246d ago
Fanboys are immune to logic, then again they are so fanatical you'd think they were on the payroll.
Chrischi1988  +   246d ago
Totally agree with you fanboyssuck27. I played on every console till now and it is true, Nintendo has the best first party titles by far, only halo is close as another companies exclusive. Then on PC you get every 3rd party game in better. Better controlls, better graphics, actually pretty much everything. All act like hardware is what counts, get a pc already, you all actually miss the point of what consoles are for.

@Kingtrash:

You really said they are the most recycled^^ Hmm, CoD, Battlefield, actually almost all FPS are recycled from each other, Assassins Creed, Forza, Need for Speed... man, please stop to spread false information.
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Kingthrash360  +   246d ago
@ dub
i may be wrong but arent gears and titan 2nd party? i m
ay be wrong...if so i stand corrected.

@chris i was talking 1st party. every game...and i mean EVERY GAME you said were 3rd party games. take the fan boy cap off and read. i clearly said nintendos 1st party games. smh
fun fact mario has more sequals than them 3rd party games you mentioned..not including spinoffs. still i wasnt going there.
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Bubbamilk  +   245d ago
Thank u sir!
Keep bringing the truth

Oh and @ miztv
"Still waiting for that must play game"
Yeah that's what they all say. After metroid it will be something else like a price drop. Or a new ip. Or even the impossible like a new console or something ignorant. I bet u bought a ps4 when I haven't seen even close to a must play game. You could say for some it's infamous. But that in my opinion is far from a must play game. If u like Nintendo products then just buy a freaking wii u. U know the metroid is coming because Nintendo listens especially when in a rough patch. In the hard times they bring the innovation and the best games. I expect to see a metroid and a star fox along with some new ips. And I predict they will all be above and beyond in quality. Actually I bet it has already been set in motion
Beastforlifenoob  +   245d ago
ALL CONSOLES have great exclusives WIIU, PS/XBX
Lets count all the PS3 Exclusives last gen...
Uncharted
God Of War
Infamous
Heavy Rain
Journey
Ratchet and clank
Beyond two souls
Demons souls
Gran Turismo
Killzone
The Last Of us
Little Big Planet
Motor Storm
Resistence
Socom
Twisted metal...

XBOX 360 also had a lot of exclusives. BUt the main reason i choose ps4 over wii u is that its actually going to recieve 3rd party support whereas the WII U will recieve little.
Gemmol  +   245d ago
@King he is right Mario Kart Wii out sold any first party games for XBox and Sony....sony only have 1 game that sold over 10 million, while Xbox got a couple Halo, look I know you do not like Nintendo games, but sales talk where your opinion do not
scissor_runner  +   246d ago
The console is fine. The casuals are quite vicious. Tennis has kids ranking 650 points off the mole game and bowling has a top player at 3000 lol. Yes this is all on sports club online. 4 player 3d world is going to be hilarious.

Red steel 3 would be fun, a suda 51 game would be great. Also does x remind you of another game.? Titanfall.. the rpg version epicness awaits.

The fit metters are sold out everywhere it seems. Ill be back in LA next week so ill see if that is true.

The only thing nintendo needs to do is keep exposing the wiiu components in their sdk. Unity 3d needs to keep pushing the hardware also. Other third parties should put their engine up on the wiiu too for licensing.

I still cant get over the fact that sony fails at traditional gaming like even platforming... knack vs mario 3d with 4 player locally, way more powers, bosses that uses knacks abilities yet look better! And play better.

Unfortunately power does not equal craftsmanship or game play. Come on knack isnt even better than galaxy! That is a wii game for heaven sakes!

come on sony step up to real gaming. Movie gaming is fine, but not better than watching thor, or even the Carrie remake.

frankly I dont see why sony needs more power... to watch other gamers play? To push more particles.? How is that fun we do that on pc already. These sony fans are making sony weak. It has become the casual console simply because they keep letting sony make mediocre titles and has never pushed for real game play.

you know 3rd parties could leave console gaming but these guys are making it to easy to still from gamers.
R00bot  +   246d ago
I think X, while it does have mechs like titanfall, uses them in a very different way. In X it seems like they might be used mainly for movement (you need a vehicle in the massive world the game has) with little fighting.

Titanfall's mechs are like less mobile, larger, stronger soldiers, their main use will be fighting.
Neonridr  +   245d ago
The Carrie remake? lol
scissor_runner  +   245d ago
There is the boss fight at the end of the trailer.

Yeah carrie and her dirty pillows lol. Is better than the ps4 line up lol.
wonderfulmonkeyman  +   246d ago
It may not have as wide a selection of AAA third party games, but it does have a selection of ABSOLUTE GEMS in that category, including Lego City, Rayman Legends, and The Wonderful 101, amongst others.

Don't let others fool you; what it lacks in quantity, it makes up for in quality.
Especially when you consider indie titles.
HardcoreDaBoss  +   246d ago
agreed 100%. nintendo does have the gems and they will always have it. they just fell off along the lines with the hardware not only thats but they pushed for causuals too hard and much.. they need to cater better and push for all crowds of gaming.. I think the hardware is fine and I like almost everything about the WII U.. minus 2 things.. gamepad battery life... and the account is tied to the console.. everything else is alright by me
HardcoreDaBoss  +   246d ago
yeah I dont know what they are thinking. If they pushed the hardware better It would be over for ps4 and xbox one. Just imagine if nintendo had all third party games??? lol it would over thats all for now tadda
Shnazzyone  +   246d ago
I'm really liking Deus ex directors cut. Super nice.
kwandar  +   246d ago
Deus Ex Directors Cut, and Monster Hunter 3 - both 3rd party and VERY worthwhile on Wii U in my humble opinion.
lilbroRx  +   246d ago
Yeah, I guess Bayonetta 2, Fast Racing Neo, Monolith's X, Shin Megami Tensei, and No More Heroes 3(pending) don't exist.
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Legend_Killer  +   246d ago
do a few more textures make a game better? 3rd parties really need to quit bitching around. when gamecube and xbox existed they still supported the ps2 more so what's the story?
even last gen with all the spec and tech they weren't able to produce something to match Mario Galaxy.
Kingthrash360  +   245d ago
i main prob the third party has with the wiiu is power. truth is people would rather buy the "best version" of a game. and dont get me wrong, im aware the alot of 3rd party games were slightly better on the wiiu vs ps3/360 versions. the wii u timing was all wrong. it launched in na after alot of huge games released like nba2k, blops, ac etc. people went gunna buy the games twice to have a slightly better game. tbh if ps3 to ps4 deal didnt exist i would have waited to get bf4 on ps4 and skipped the ps3 version. also wiiu would have sold more if they launched with heavy hitters like zelda hd metriod 3d mario and so on but they didnt...they wasted over a year. also the price...399 for deluxe? same innards as a ps3/360 with a awsome controller but 399? that killed the wiiu sales. the power, the price, and that drought of games they had. no one bought it and 3rd party devs..once again wont make much money on it. thats why they passed on it and also why nintendo needs to wake up and realize weaker consoles dont cut it anymore..like it or not more people now days want more bang for their bucks.
Legend_Killer  +   244d ago
@Kingthrash360
I developed a game once for android and realized it even had framerate drops on some devices I guessed would be more powerful but that doesn't mean they're not, they just had different hardware and needed optimization.

what I'm trying to say is most of the wii u ports were built using game engines optimized for current gen consoles and throwing them to another console and just add a few more textures doesn't cut it, even the devs know this but they'll blame the hardware to cover their lazy asses.
Legend_Killer  +   244d ago
what killed Wii U sales was the same thing that killed 3DS sales in its first yr and that's depending on 3rd party devs. nintendo is abt gameplay innovation thus their hardware choices, but devs are abt graphics so they have different philosophies. I predict the magic of the next gen consoles will die a lot faster than Wii U cos interms of gameplay, current gen already did everything it's offering and when pple stop bitching abt graphics, it'll be bad for those companies
Eddie20101  +   246d ago
Wii U is great, PS4 is great, Xbox One ......
from the beach  +   246d ago
.. is the greatest!

Wii U ended up with a good first year, 3D World is the icing.
Th4Freak  +   246d ago
What else is coming after 3D World? More Marios and Zeldas?
from the beach  +   246d ago
Uh, hopefully?
TripC50  +   246d ago
@Th4Freak

"No..There is another..." -Yoda

X
Ddouble  +   246d ago
Good year for the Wii-U?

Nah the 3DS had a good yea. The Wii-U didn't.
paulcek  +   246d ago
@The4Freak

That argument is old. Mario sells, gets good reviews, and is fun. If the characters in the Mario game were replaced, you wouldn't be complaining anymore, right? It wouldn't feel like the same game because a lot of times, the gameplay changes.

Zeldas rarely come out on home consoles... I WISH there were more, but since Nintendo goes after quality especially in Zelda, I have to wait at least 3 years before a new home console Zelda.
imXify  +   246d ago
In short, WiiU is killing air. It's even struggling to compete with the 360 and PS3.
Concertoine  +   246d ago
the next gen systems will struggle against the 360/ps3 too. it happens every gen.
Th4Freak  +   246d ago
1M+ PS4's sold in a day doesn't sound like struggling to me.
Concertoine  +   246d ago
of course it had a good launch. every system has a good launch, even the wii u did.
Th4Freak  +   246d ago
Uhmm, no.

Edit:

**First week US sales:

*Dreamcast = 370k
*PS2 = 500k
*GC = 640k
*DS = 550k
*PSP = 620k
*Wii = 400k
*3DS = 374k
*X360 = 320k
*PS3 = 190k
*Wii U = 420k

PS4 = 1m first 24 hours

@Baka-akaB:

Acording to VGChartz and several sites it sold 400k the first week.

http://www.lazygamer.net/ge...
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Baka-akaB  +   246d ago
Not really the Wii had like 600k in its first week in USA , and was sold out . It would easily had done much better with enough stock .

The WIi U did fine , but it's obvious it didnt have the same supply issues and wasnt as high in demand
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MrChow666  +   246d ago
no1 cares lol
KwietStorm  +   246d ago
Well if playing games that just aren't available on Wii U is being "distracted," then so be it.
kwandar  +   246d ago
Well, I haven't looked at the Xbox1 games, but there is NOTHING worth distracting me with on PS4 exclusives.

Check the reviews yourself; barely above shovelware.

That being said, I hope that Nintendo, Sony and MS get their acts together for this generation.
KwietStorm  +   246d ago
And again with the exclusive talk, like a game needs a prerequisite to be worth playing. Regardless, there are games I'm playing on PS4 right now, both exclusive and not exclusive, that aren't on the Wii. And that's fine. Reviews? Lol.. are we gamers here or what? Are you told what pants to put on in the morning too? Can't believe people still use this as an argument.
kwandar  +   246d ago
Yes, I'm a gamer, and as a result I've bought more than my share of shovelware, and don't want any more. So yes, I read the reviews. Multiple reviews. Only a fool wouldn't.

As for my interest in exclusives, I'd point out I don't plan to buy all 3 consoles as I don't believe is throwing money around. I'd also point out that if not for exclusives, Steam is the place to be. Exclusives (and games available), while not the sole factor, are a critical factor in determining whether to make a purchase.
GadgetGooch  +   246d ago
That article was crap
smashcrashbash  +   246d ago
'While you’re distracted by the PS4 and Xbox One launches, Nintendo is secretly killing it'? Huh?
cactusjack  +   246d ago
nintend who.
mhunterjr  +   246d ago
If it's a secret, it's hard to say the wii u is killing anything. The 3ds is doing very well though.
HumanAfterAll  +   246d ago
If by "Killing It" you mean slowing killing everyones interest in the First Party titles because it's the same thing over and over then…

Yes. I don't hate The Wii U but seriously, Mario Party 1,000,000 and Mario this and Mario that. It's old.

I'd love for Nintendo to come up with some new ideas that would be good for the Wii U. I mean it seems to be a console a lot of people purchase for the Virtual Console back catalogue. Unfortunately though Rare titles were usually always the best and they can't have any of those.

I really think (IMO) Wii/Wii U has run it's course. Nintendo needs a new idea. Something tough, and dark, new ideas for First Party Titles, and a new way of having things. I still have my Gamecube, and my N64. Two badass systems that I still love. But If Nintendo wants to keep up with a lot more than kids they need some new awesome stuff. I feel that Nintendo only knows how to cater to kids nowadays. Not saying that's bad, but is this Leapfrog? Or is this NINTENDO??

Step up the Game Nintendo, before it's too late.

EDIT: If you are gonna disagree at least have a bloody reason. smh.
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paulcek  +   246d ago
Alright, here's my reason. Nintendo has stated many times that gameplay comes first. YES there are tons of Mario games that come out, but they are all kinda different. For example, 3D world is the first 3D multiplayer mario. It feels kinda like galaxy, and kinda like 3D land, but not exactly the same.
The new super mario bros series feel completely different than Mario Kart. Which are completely different from Mario Party. So is it the same old thing every time? (THOUGH Mario Party is getting kinda old, it's still differs from other Marios).

If the characters in Mario galaxy were different, would you complain that it's too similar to other 3d marios? Maybe you would say that it's basically a mario copy, but I wouldn't. Because they don't really feel the same. 64 and Sunshine and Galaxy feel different.

Ok, the Mario thing is debatable. You may be getting tired of it, but I'm certainly not. (That's probably where your disagrees are coming from, you're tired of it, others are not)

So I disagree that Nintendo needs to be dark and tough. They've got Metroid which may be coming out. I feel like that's dark enough. Bayonetta 2 is pretty dark. Fire Emblem and Shin Megami Tensei. Dark. But not as dark as it could be. First party titles...yeah hopefully they've got a new one. I'm looking forward to a franchise that could become as big as kirby, starfox, metroid. (doesn't have to become as iconic as mario and zelda)

Kiddy? Maybe visually, certainly not always gameplay-wise. How many kids can 100% a mario game. What about a DK Country Returns? Even adults struggle beating those. The Wonderful 101 looks cartoony, but it's really hard to beat.

Here's another reason why you may be getting disagrees. You compared Nintendo to leapfrog. That's a little offensive for any adult who plays Nintendo games. If an adult plays Nintendo, and you equate it to Leapfrog, you are kinda saying that they might as well be playing Leapfrog.
Plus Nintendo is WAY funner than Leapfrog. I think you know that (and I'm pretty sure your Leapfrog thing was an exaggeration.)

Like you, I want Nintendo to step it up. Personally, I want Nintendo's take on a FPS. (Metroid isn't really FPS, it's the closest thing they have). Rated M games isn't really Nintendo's thing though. But something Twilight Princess dark is enough for me.

I won't have a TL;DR because I kinda want you to read through everything and tell me what you think. Let's have a civilized conversation whilst respecting each other's opinions. Thanks.
HumanAfterAll  +   246d ago
See but When I play a Mario Bros/world it feels and looks the same as it always has, sure it has updated graphics, But It's just the same re arranged world used again and again. Mario Kart was fun back when I played it on N64 and then I found it fun again when playing Double Dash, But since then I can't get into any Mario Kart. Yeah the car turn into gliders or subs but are they really THAT different? No.

And Galaxy and Sunshine are great examples of new Ideas on an old franchise. I love them both actually. But how many New super whatevers are we going to have? How many spin offs with olympics are we going to have, Mario feels milked. Sure a lot of people aren't tired of it, And I enjoy going back to 64, Sunshine, or galaxy but the newer ones just don't feel "new" they feel like I'm playing just another New Super Mario Bros.

And see I liked Metroid but look at how Other M turned out. The Need something like Prime again. That was was like bringing Metroid to a whole new level! Bayonetta 2 will be amazing, which is one reason i kept my Wii U. And Yeah DK is pretty tough, Haven't played DK country returns but I still have DK country 3 on my SNES.

Really what I'm trying to get at is as someone who played Nintendo growing up, I don't want to see things I saw as a kid. I want to see new Ideas, New leaps and bounds. I want to see Nintendo do something revolutionary again! And Yes my Leapfrog comparison was an exaggeration. Just a bit of a poke.

But yeah I see where your coming from. And Nintendo doing an FPS would be great I think, I wonder where that would go lol. I really just think they should work on bringing in the kind of people who like games like Mass Effect. Or maybe people who like Forza or even Uncharted.

As you said "M" Rated games isn't their thing, but I just want Nintendo to step it up. Make something everyone who doesn't really like Mario or Zelda can get into. Nintendo seems to be failing at times which is sad. I think it's hard to go up against Xbox and Playstation. Nowadays it feels like everyone choses between Xbox and Playstation.

Maybe in the future (if nintendo could step up the game) people will have to decide between those and the Nintendo Next!
paulcek  +   246d ago
@HumanAfterAll

I see your point. Mario's probably not your thing anymore, so that's ok. But there's a certain extent that they can change something like Mario Kart. For newer fans, iterations are always great. Also, playing any of the 3D Mario's old or new are also good.

For older fans, some people DO want something new.

I'm glad I understood that your Leapfrog thing was a joke. I know a lot of people here don't get sarcasm and don't accept any exaggeration at all.

I know a lot of people accept Nintendo for what they are - the family friendliness, the marios, the lightheartedness of it all - but I like to imagine what Nintendo could be.

Just thing about what it would be like for Nintendo to have a console as powerful as the PS4. It's not that hard to upgrade hardware. It's freaking easy compared to designing and creating software. Nintendo would have a HUGE advantage if they just took some notes from Sony. A more powerful console (to stop all the complaining), some more mature games(to bring in a wider audience), and throw in the family friendly and amazing Zeldas, Metroid (Prime), Mario Karts, and other super strong first party franchises that they already have, and it will result in one of the best console gaming experiences ever. The hardest part is the darker mature games. I think one thing Nintendo really needs to start getting right is story-telling. I know that they are all gameplay first (which is great) but they really need to start thinking of fresher stories, which can make even a non-Rated M game a lot more mature. Especially with Mario. Skyward Sword was an improvement in storytelling for the Zelda franchise. Would like to see some more of that!
kwandar  +   246d ago
I disagree - reasons why :) ...

1)Can play my Wii library (unlike PS3/Xbox if I upgrade)
2) For $10 each I get online tennis and bowling
3) For price of a Fit Meter I get Wii Fit U
4) Casual audience WAY outnumbers hardcore - so see #2 and #3 again
5) Deus Ex Directors Cut SOLD me on how Wii U can enhance games
6) There isn't much on the other consoles - and look at ratings for what there is! Maybe in a year.
7) Bayonetta and new Zelda (and Wind Waker was AWESOME) next year ....
HumanAfterAll  +   246d ago
1. YES. The BC is great to have.
2. I don't really play those. although it is a bargain.
3. I don't use that either. Not really into the whole video game/exercise crossover experience.

4. You are completely right on that. The number of smartphone gamers alone are crazy.

5. Yeah I thought about buying that as well. I bought the Directors Cut for my Xbox though, I was just unsure on the pad features. If they are THAT good, I'll definitely buy it again.

6. I don't really see what you mean, If by exclusives then yeah, good point. Not many.

7. Definitely. Wind Waker HD I bought cause I owned it for GC. It looks so good.

Good reasons =) I see where you're coming from.
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strickers  +   246d ago
Or I could just use my PS3/ Vita to supplement my PS4 using Plus and not waste my money on awful hardware design.
alphaomega88  +   245d ago
Nope, you could waste your money on a system that Sony thought they would sell in droves to 'hardcore consumers', because of 'teh grafix', all the while raping the same people by killing bc from the psp and including proprietary memory cards at, what, 3 times the cost of an sd card? Yea, you do that buddy, and you can lend a hand to support the rise of mass consumerism and the ultimate death of common sense...but hey, at least you have 'dem grafix'...
Yep  +   246d ago
3D World is going to be spectacular. All my friends are waiting for me to get this game so we can play multiplayer.
mysteryraz11  +   246d ago
wii u is a joke, who wants that when you can get a true next gen system like the ps4 with better online features, nintendo fanboys trying to think that the wii u is relevant when noone cares about it and everyone is talking about the ps4 and xbox one,stores clearing the wii u section out for the ps4 and xbox one tells it all.
BosSSyndrome  +   246d ago
hey.
this is why you only have 3 bubbles.
The_Villager  +   246d ago
So many mad fanboys in the comments lol
Mexxan  +   246d ago
I just sold my3rd WiiU and my third 3ds to get funds for next-gen. Nintendo is nostalgia. Move on.
Yep  +   246d ago
I'm not sure which is dumber. The fact that you bought 3 Wii U and 3DSs or the fact that you sold them all.

Then again. I should believe everything I read on the internet.
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Mexxan  +   246d ago
Nothing dumb about it. Tried to like it but didn't. And gave it another few goes. What are you a Nintendo loyalist? Well let's just say I contributed a whole lot more to Nintendo sales than you so please good sir, do me a tremendous favour and STFU.
imXify  +   246d ago
"I didn't like my first WiiU. Hopefully my second WiiU will be better !"
truechainz  +   246d ago
Lol there is no way this is true. Judging off that I wouldn't take your consumer advice on a brand of tissue let alone a console.
tweet75  +   246d ago
well its hard if not impossible for any company to compete with nintendo releasing possibly there best mario and zelda games on the same day.
edonus  +   246d ago
Now when you say "Killing it" I assume you mean murdering the the brand and taking the life from the house that Mario built.
Hicken  +   246d ago
There's no "secret" to it. The 3DS is doing quite well, while the Wii U is having some trouble. It's great news that there are some potential system sellers on the horizon, but there's also stiff competition arriving right now, too.

The game I want most on the Wii U doesn't even have an actual name yet, and the library outside of that just doesn't appeal to me like that of, say, the PS4. I'd recommend a Wii U for my nephews, except that it's only got the one gamepad, meaning they'd fight over it. So even though they'd probably enjoy it, it'd just cost too much for not enough fun for everybody.

Cost, by the way, will continue to be one of the factors working against the Wii U, among other things like public perception.

So, no, I don't think Nintendo's killing anything. Well, not entirely true, as they're certainly running away with the handheld race. But that's also to be expected.
InTheLab  +   246d ago
Aside from the 3DS, Nintendo is most certainly not killing anything but the WiiU.

None of those titles for the WiiU look good to me mostly because I can just go play it on my Wii. I could go back and revisit Galaxy if I need Mario. I still have WW on the Gamecube. Never been a fan of Pikman. And DKCR is still relatively new and worth another look.

So why should I buy a WiiU? Nintendo recently stated they're out for the casuals and core gamers must wait till 2014 http://www.nintendolife.com... so there's honestly no point in buying a WiiU. Not at that price and not without an HD Zelda and Metroid with no gimmicks....
R00bot  +   246d ago
I like the way you said "aside from the 3DS" when Nintendo has always relied more on their handhelds.

That's like talking about Sony and saying that aside from the PS3 and 4, they're most certainly not killing anything other than the Vita.

Seriously, Nintendo's profits over the years are probably 60-70% handheld sales, so you can't just ignore what is 70% of the company.
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RPG_Lover  +   246d ago
wii u is an amazing system with a great library, but of course, this site will see it trolled with no fact. And like always N4G did not dissapoint.

Insecure Nintendo trolls everywhere.

The Wii u has a fine selection of games for a year 1, and statistically better launch titles than ps4.

If sony and nintendo can say the 2 consoles can live together, why cant gamers? they have low IQ
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klecser  +   246d ago
As per usual, this devolves into fighting each other, rather than uniting for gaming as a whole.

Gamers dig their own graves.
Misaka_x_Touma  +   246d ago
the grave been dug for 7 years
Baka-akaB  +   246d ago
The article is dumb , and some Nintendo fanboys are clearly delusionals , when it comes with some nonsense about them being the only one with access to quality games (apparently power does not mix with good games or whatever nonsense these days) .

However it's true that the Wii U will do fine with the upcoming games . i remember reading reports about the Mario & Luigi Wii U Bundle even selling out . Like it or not we know that the system sellers are starting to appears for the console
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worldwidegaming  +   246d ago
Currently enjoying looking at my ps4.(because the games I want are on the waiting list...)
Mario is just satisfaction! its like mom's home cooking. Yes, its something you have done millions of times but each time its as great as the last.
Stop hating and go out and buy a wii u.
Baka-akaB  +   246d ago
er I just said the system will sell fine and i'm hating ? Besides i already got one lol , it's just on the backburner waiting for Xeno , Bayonetta 2 , Smash bros and Mario kart
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RiPPn  +   246d ago
I'll grab a Wii U when they are $199, so if there is a black Friday sale that does this then I'll get one, otherwise I'll continue to wait for further price drops.
Misaka_x_Touma  +   246d ago
go luck waiting til 2018
Johnsonparts23  +   246d ago
when it comes to selling things it doesn't really work to be "secretly killing it". lol Great games don't mean anything unless they sell, at least for Nintendo at this point.
Jagsrock  +   246d ago
Sheesh. If you are a gamer you are really depriving yourself of some of the best games on the market by not having a wii u. I'll never understand the "my console is better than yours" when clearly each console offers something of value. What's the point of spitting at either console when it's the games that matter. Isn't that why we own the consoles in the first place? Nintendo puts out some of the highest quality 1st party titles that pretty much anyone can enjoy "why hate on that?". Sony also puts out some good 1st parties in different genres and has nice 3rd party support. Combine the two and you have gamers paradise.

You as a consumer shouldn't be "threatened" by another console doing something well. You should actually be happy because that's one more option for you. There are no rules saying you must pledge all allegiance to a single console at the beginning of each gen and never switch. Instead of focusing on sales why not just focus on games, something that all three companies are providing plenty of at this point.
Thepcz  +   246d ago
price drop
i still think the wiiu is too expensive.

until the price is realistic, the wiiu will always be last
mysteryraz11  +   246d ago
nintendo fanboys are arrogant, they will praise nintendo no matter what they do, horrible online and lackluster features they say they dont need it, playing mario every generation and saying its still good yet bash god of war or halo,have a horribly underpowered system with 1gb they say thats enough, xbox and playstation fans would be mad if the ps4 or xbox one were 1gb and weak as the wii u, but no not nintendo fanboys they are hypocrites
Downsy72  +   246d ago
Great article , not sure if " Killing it" is 100% but let's see where we are in 12 months maybe a true reflection of success or failure! I will buy a Ps4 over the next 12 months , but I have a WII U and brought that for the reasons I got into gaming namely FUN! . NINTENDO May not be everyone's cup of tea I appreciate that but they offer something different from Sony and Microsoft, if you don't like what they are doing don't buy it ! Doesn't mean you can't respect them . I am a Sony fan but love the Wii U . Respect Nintendo .
Thepcz  +   246d ago
not really. if nintendo were doing anything special, everyone would know about it. it wouldnt be a secret, it would be the main event.

but that is clearly not what is happening here. ps4/x1 is the main even, and wiiu is the little band relegated to the small print on the flyer. by the time the main event is over, nobody is sticking around for wiiu.

as we have heard, the ps4 shifted 1 million units on day one. its curtain closed for wiiu in regards to sales.
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