Gimme Gimme Games writes that Nintendo's Wii U sales goals for the remaining months of the fiscal year are so low, they question whether this implies that they don't see Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze as a Wii U system seller.
Maybe if it was 3d. They might get +80,ooo WiiU sales, which is pathetic. All that time and Retro couldn't do "something" with the gamepad? I would've rather have seen Metroid Prime 4, even though its predecessor got little attention. MP3 was a phenomenal experience and is so underrated. Pretty lame that we'll have to wait another 2 years to see anything else from Retro.
Metroid Prime 3 is one of the best games of last generation. I love DKC, but these guys are much better at Metroid.
I agree Metroid Prime 3 was absolutely amazing and like many Wii games not called MArio ... vastly overlooked by the media. With that said ... it's easy to see why Retro did another Donkey Kong Country game. With one Donkey Kong game ... they either matched or outsold the ENTIRE Prime series combined. It's sad but true.
Exactly. I've been a day one with owner since day one. When Nintendo announced DK instead of Metroid was when i realized Nintendo has no clue.
Retro studio is starting their next project
DK always was the type of game you'd buy if you already had a Wii U. Or perhaps you've been hibernating the last 6 months since we all found out Retro was working on DK? I don't know, but this is an odd 'story' nonetheless. You may be familiar with the term 'Evergreen Titles'? Titles that sell well over long time frames. Games like NSMBU, NSLU, DK, MK, etc, etc, are all evergreen titles. Getting them out the earlier the better because more sales. So it's a tad unjust for anyone to try and pin the notion on Nintendo that they ever implied DK was a magical 'system seller'. They didn't. They never said it was. Nintendo needs to work on marketing and social media to sell Wii Us before anyone thinks the cure-all solution lies in one single game... ... Donky Kong Country no less. Together with the near future line up, the collective current Wii U library is a just reason to purchase a Wii U - so why are people still talking about a mystical system sellerrrrrrr, uhhhhhhhh, arhhhhhhhhh! ... Come on, gimme' gimme' a break.
Sure they do
I'm sure some people will buy DK with their Wii U but I don't expect Wii Us sales to explode because of this title. What really pushes Nintendo consoles are Mario's and Zelda's.
They already have 2 Mario titles, Sonic and Rayman, very few people would buy Wii U for Donkey Kong that haven't buy it already for the other platformers available in the console
Don't know why you are getting disagrees. People don't understand the concept that fans of other platformers most likely are also fans of other platformers? Wii U is definitely platformer heavy. Would be nice for the other genres to get more love from Nintendo's own teams. With that said ... I will still buy and love DKC TF
I have accepted the fact Nintendo is no longer in touch and has failed us all.
I think Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros., and New Zelda Title are the only true high quantity system sellers on the horizon. That's on Name of the game alone. Kinda like COD. Great reviews come into play when it comes to games like DKTF, Bayonneta 2, X, ect. If a majority of reviews are saying something like "Must own title" then yeah those games will sell systems. In short DKTF will need stellar reviews in the tune of something like "Best 2D Platformer of the year." to sell some systems.
Well I won't be buying it unless it gets amazing reviews. I already have SM3DW and Rayman legends plus a bunch of indie platformers. I'm all platformed out for now.
There's no such thing as a system seller. Nobody buys a system for one game. A collection of games is what sells systems.
I've bought systems for 1 game before. I bought a PSP for Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep and I bought a PS3 for Prototype. These were the only games I ever bought on either system. Some series/games are worth purchasing a system for and this is coming from someone who only has money for 1 or 2 games a year (but doesn't always buy one).
No sensible person*
Many people have bought systems for Monster Hunter games- also a "system seller" is often a game that helps someone" pull the trigger " on a purchase Many people have said they will buy a Wii u when X, or Smash or Kart or Zelda etc.... Is released - does not necessarily mean its the only game they will buy and play but it is the game that compelled them to buy the console- otherwise we would never see sales Spikes on any system when certain big games are released- they may be smaller spikes like we had w Mario 3D world or larger when GTA released on the ps3xb360 systems
Like I said - The Wii U has both types of games, Mario and platformers! IMO they chose to make DKTF instead of a 3D Metroid because of time and money - a 3d Metroid would cost more and take longer - So far Nintendo has given less than its best effort to those of us that invested In The Wii U- it's very disappointing -
I've bought systems for 1 game before. I bought a PSP for Kingdom Hearts and I bought a PS3 for Prototype. These were the only games I ever bought on either system. Some series/games are worth purchasing a system for and this is coming from someone who only has money for 1 or 2 games a year (but doesn't always buy one). Edit: sorry replied to the wrong person.
Either way you look at it DKCR:TF Just isn't an incredibly ambitious game. It's targeted at nostalgic or casual fans for the most part, the graphics are like an HD Wii game and it's a 2-D platformer... worst of all, it's a direct sequel to a Wii game, same concept, same gameplay but with more additions... it's pretty barebones but what Wii U needs is something unique that really raises some eyebrows, not this been-there-done-that game. I just don't see why it would be a system seller and I don't understand how or why they have been spending so much time promoting it because it's not gonna change the tide.
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