Brett from Stick Skills explains what Nintendo needs to do to win the next generation competition.
Open world Pokemon game and it's done, WiiU is saved.
Open world Pokemon game for Wii or Pokemon MMO for WiiU won't happen mainly because Gamefreak's co-founder,Junichi Masuda, prefers the main series to stay portable. http://www.vgchartz.com/art...
the system is fine the way it is. Tearaways 14k sales prove the masses really are the problem themselves
Tearaway huh?.... -_- You got wicked reading skills brah.
He's just pissed off and feels the need to lash out because he can't face that the Wii U has been a complete and utter failure.
The masses aren't looking like they'll change though... Anyway, some commercials for a great game like Super Mario 3D world and an open-world Pokémon. There you go, Nintendo. That's your strategy.
Did tearaway really only sell 15k? wtf is wrong with the world. I'm really not a fan of the VITA but i don't need to play it to know that Tearaway is amazing. Media Molecule are one of the few remaining Devs that push ingenuity and innovation and they deserve better,makes me want to buy the game just to support them. seriously not only is Tearaway probably the best VITA game, but nothing else really came out for VITA around the time how do people not buy it?
No mate, the sales didn't take into account digital. And the Vita has a huge amount of digital sales.
New Ips and $199 Price Tag.
And another price cut $300 didn't even do much to increase sales ;)
New Ips around the $199 Price Tag will make it more attractive.
That's financial suicide.
"That's financial suicide" agreed! Some people seem to just expect Nintendo to just give the system away. It is already being sold at a loss. Just because it is not as powerful as PS4/1, does not mean that it is not a worthy system. So many people who have not even sat at HOME with Wii U and really checked it out,but just shrug it off. Oh well, there are an awful lot of great exclusives out now and coming out in the next few months and also allot of "definitive" versions out of some ports (along with some really crappy ports too). The WWHD 32g Bundle at $299 is a great deal, and allot of gamers missed out on the GameCube version. WWHD on Wii U is amazing, the first person mode is pretty freaking sweet.BTW I have seen the WWHD bundle as low as $279. Toys R US has the Skylanders Wii U 8g bundle for $259 with Nintendoland!!!! That sale is going on right now. That is a GREAT deal seeing as you are going to need an external HD anyway. Fry's has a 500G HD for $49 right now.
The price is fine. It just needs more of its main franchises to come out.
mario kart super smash
Wait another year and come out with an even more powerful console than ps4 and one. Create an all round better network for the gaming community and core community. Make smashbros look fucking sick with frostbite
It would take much longer than a year to offer a significant benefit at a reasonable price point. Prolly more like 3-5 years.
At this point, it's incredibly difficult to see the Wii U reaching mainstream success - or whatever measurement you want to judge the Wii U by. If you want to judge the Wii U based off of profit - and profit alone - it will take a lot of marketing, a price cut with a bundled game, and for the 1st party heavy hitters next year to be special and to get the advertising they deserve. If you want to judge the Wii U off of mainstream awareness, it's just not going to happen. Sorry. The Wii was a fad, and there is no possibility the Wii U can reach half of the hype of its predecessor. If you want to judge the Wii U off of its games, then it's already on its way to being a really good console. It won't get third party support, but Nintendo will create some great 1st party games. So it's all up to the individual and what they expect.
There are plenty of bundles out for Wii U. $259 8G Skylanders Wii U with Nintendoland. Wii was more than a fad. There are some EPIC games out on the system. Mario Kart Sold 34.26 Million, I would say that is more than a fad. Also the Wii has 5 out of 10 of the top selling video games OF ALL TIME. That is on ANY system ever made. Here is your Wiki. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
"There are plenty of bundles out for Wii U. $259 8G Skylanders Wii U with Nintendoland." I didn't say all Nintendo needed was a bundle. I said they need several things all at once. The Wii U, with the recently released Super Mario 3D World, only sold 220k units in November. That's terrible, especially for a console that had been selling 50-60k a month after it's launch window. I'm not being a fanboy or a hater or a troll - I'm being realistic. You can choose if you want to use reason. "Wii was more than a fad..." Platform totals: NES: 62 mil SNES: 49 mil N64: 33 mil Gamecube: 22 mil Wii: 101 mil Now the Wii U, while it's too early to tell what its overall sales will look like in 5 years, is currently being outperformed by the Gamecube trajectory. That's why the Wii was a fad, because Nintendo's home console had been trending down ever since the NES. I didn't say Nintendo got lucky with the Wii. I didn't say the Wii was a bad console. But the Wii is the very definition of a fad and if you weren't being so defensive you'd recognize it. I don't WANT the Wii U to fail; but it is unequivocally failing. In an article about what Nintendo needs to to to improve the outlook on the console, I don't see why its so unreasonable for me to be rational about the situation.
What do they need to do? Concise and simple list: #1 Better advertise not only the system, but its games as well. If possible, this includes indie games. How many companies actually sponsor commercials for indie games? If Nintendo started doing so, think of how many more indies would swarm to try and make games worth getting advertisement on the Wii u... #2 This is a big one: STOP HOLDING SO MANY PROJECT DETAILS A SECRET FOR SO LONG. We've been waiting HOW LONG for more Zelda U info? And they've almost announced stuff about it TWICE. It's time that they stopped holding their cards to their chests for so long. We need something to get EXCITED for. More details on upcoming and underway projects is what we want to see. Especially stuff like X and Bayonetta 2. #3 Start packing Pro controllers in the bundles, without increasing the price they are sold at. This would be a perfect selling point for Wii U bundles that offer games with multiplayer as a focus, such as Super Mario 3D World. Having multiplayer right out of the box is a great way to get the system to sell to families with at least two kids, and it saves them from buying one extra controller. #4 Make better use of the franchises they've got. Think about how many IP's Nintendo has control over. Now think about how many they're actually utilizing at once. Nintendo needs to start making better use of their franchises by creating more games in them at once. Hire more teams and get cranking. #5 Sequels aren't a bad thing. This ties into the previous point; there's a LOT of IP's under Nintendo's wing that we'd love to see more of, and quite a few back catalog games that we ALL want to see continued. Plus, some of these games were collaborations with third parties, so if they renewed work on these games, that would also count as renewing efforts with third parties. Even if the teams are different, they could form new contracts with the companies to make the franchises revive. Super Mario RPG sequel, Nintendo. Hint hint. #6 Treat the Wii U just a LITTLE BIT MORE like you treat the 3DS. Remember Kid Icarus Uprising, Nintendo? Know how many people would have loved to see a Wii U version of that with interconnectivity to the 3DS version? A LOT. There are a lot of franchises out there that have come to, and are coming to, the 3DS, that the Wii U could benefit from having a game or two from. They don't even necessarily have to be games that are connected to a 3DS version, either. To use KI:U as a further example... Uprising Sequel. Wii U exclusive. Bigger, better multiplayer, with second stick support built in for even more precise control; no need to overuse the touch screen unless playing in Off-TV mode where it would feel more natural to veterans of the first game to use touch controls. If a sequel to Uprising were to hit the Wii U with online multiplayer that's better than the original, and that didn't appeal to people after advertising it RIGHT? I'd eat my hat. Literally. I'd smear honey on that sucker and gnaw on it till it's gone. That's how confident I am that that would appeal to core gamers; it's just that good a game, and on the Wii U, it could SHINE... Well, that's my list.
Nintendo has already won over the masses and is the best
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