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Nintendo doesn't sound like they believe DKC: TF will be a system seller

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.

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Benjaminkno1415d ago

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.

WeAreLegion1414d ago

Metroid Prime 3 is one of the best games of last generation. I love DKC, but these guys are much better at Metroid.

Loadedklip1414d ago

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.

Felinox1414d ago

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.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1414d ago

Retro studio is starting their next project

BoneBone1415d ago (Edited 1415d ago )

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.

MasterCornholio1414d ago

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.

DualWielding1415d ago

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

Loadedklip1414d ago (Edited 1414d ago )

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

KevinCubes1414d ago

I have accepted the fact Nintendo is no longer in touch and has failed us all.

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