Dear Nintendo: Enough Mario Already

Phil Stortzum of SuperPhillip Central writes, "The Wii U's November numbers according to the NPD were around 250,000. That is with a new 3D Mario game that just released, Super Mario 3D World. Now, one could argue that this was because the game wasn't a "true" 3D Mario like 64, Sunshine, or Galaxy. However, Super Mario 3D Land is the best selling 3D Mario anyway, so that argument falls short, as it does going off of the quality of World and it being a phenomenal game.

However, what Nintendo faces now is a system that is selling historically low, performing worse than SEGA's Dreamcast and much worse than the "failure" that was Nintendo's own GameCube (which at least the company turned a profit on, unlike the Wii U currently, which Nintendo takes a loss on with each system sold). While I've gone into the abundance of reasons why the Wii U was disastrously mismanaged, we can add another reason to the list-- there's just way too much Mario. He's not the system seller that Nintendo thought he was for the Wii U."

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lnvisibleMan1829d ago

Nintendo would be stupid not to continue to capitalise on the best selling franchise in video game history. With that being they should release new 1st party franchises to draw in new audience.

Phil321829d ago

We hope you looked at the article. I came up with the conclusion that I'd prefer to have Mario rest up a little before coming back. Absence makes the heart grow fonder and all that. Definitely agree about new franchises!

LOL_WUT1829d ago (Edited 1829d ago )

Agreed 3 Mario games in a 12 month lifespan is pushing it let Mario take a break. They should put all that focus on other ips ;)

Kos-Mos1828d ago

Well kid, the heading is weak, actually really weak.

UltimateMaster1827d ago

"That's not True! It had 2 Mario and 1 Luigi which played alike the first Mario."
As if it matters much.
BTW, Another Year of the Luigi coming next year.

Beastforlifenoob1829d ago

Then why does everyone blame COD, using your argument they should bring out even MORE COD games.

Shnazzyone1829d ago

As a Nintendo fan... even I admit. They need to give mario a break for a bit. Mario games used to be rare. Since NSMB it's been constant. They need to expand some of the great games in the backlogs for a bit. How about a 2d metroid done in hd? or a new starfox or f-zero.

Are_The_MaDNess1829d ago

am i the only one that just want another Mario Galaxy or something like Mario 64?
the series still have a long way to go and alot of hearts to warm.
why stop when they are doing great every year?

Ultimax1829d ago (Edited 1829d ago )

I'm just gonna say this to Nintendo for these Illuminati references in all of their games

solid_snake36561829d ago

Care to share them with us?

mattomondo1829d ago

Any examples of Nintendo references you can point us to? I've always found that topic interesting.

DA_SHREDDER1829d ago

the thing is, im tired of their visions of what mario is. Galaxies blows everything thats on the WiiU, Mario 64 is still the pinnacle in the series if you asked me, I wish they would bring back their old spirits like their nes, snes, and even gamecube games, and of course we all want next gen versions, just not the shovelware thats out now. The only thing I really see going for the WiiU is X.

Reeze1829d ago

I've personally had more fun with the Wii U than I've ever had with any other console. It has really great games; you just need to play them. In all honesty, I find Super Mario 3D World to be much more fun than Galaxy- even in single player.

That's just my opinion, of course, but saying that 64 is the pinnacle is just holding on to nostalgia... Give the new games a change with an unbiased mind, and you'll realize that pretty much every 3D Mario game is unique and very fun.

AJBACK2FRAG1829d ago (Edited 1829d ago )

Super Mario 3d World is one of the most fun, beautiful games I've played in a long time. Wether it's sold well or not it's certainly not Nintendo's fault. 3d World exudes charm, innovation and good old fun! Excellent work guys you've created a masterpiece and have proved once again that video games can be art. Oh yeah and the music is great!!!!!!
I originally thought Super Mario 3d world could really use online multiplayer. After playing it I feel any lag would really hinder the experience. It does utilize the internet but in a really kind of interesting way. I can't wait for Mario Kart 8!

mcstorm1829d ago

Have you played Mario 3d world? This is a great game and up there with Mario 64 n galaxy. I do think Mario need to look at some of the old ips though like star fox, fzero, metroid etc as well as bring in some new ips I also think Nintendo would be onto a winner by making a full console Pokemon game too.

DrJones1829d ago

Of course Mario is a system seller.

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