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Wii U Indie Developers are working on nearly 300 Titles right now

Nintendo’s decision last year to start distributing free software development tools for the Wii U to indie developers in both Japan and overseas was perhaps the best decision the company could had taken, keeping in view the dismal sales of the Wii U.

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WiredX797d ago

Great article. Good to hear about 300 titles.

randomass171797d ago

Dang... that's a lot to choose from.

UnbiasedOpinions797d ago (Edited 797d ago )

Thank the Nintendo heavens, that's what we needed to hear Nintendo, now drop the price and announce a bomb at E3, also rethink your Youtube policies

wonderfulmonkeyman797d ago

The price is not an issue.
The advertisement is.

LKHGFDSA797d ago (Edited 797d ago )

most core gamers know what the wii u is but don't like it.
edit: looking at the price of the major retailer for my country, it's $430 for the Wii U. ($550 for ps4)
I think a price drop would be nice.

wonderfulmonkeyman797d ago (Edited 797d ago )

@LKHG

You have my sympathy for living in such an expensive country, but that doesn't change the fact that it's not the same tech as the Wii; out of the three, the Wii U is the cheapest, while still offering much higher degrees of tech than last generation.

It's not fair to expect it to be priced similarly to last gen's non-HD Wii, when you're getting a much better system for your buck in comparison.

Especially considering Nintendo needs to keep making profit, not losing it, if we want to see them ever improve their catalog of games and maybe start bringing back more of them, like they're doing with Fatal Frame.

I can understand wanting to get a cheaper price, but you've got to take development costs into consideration here.
It would be a bad thing for the Wii U to become the next PS3 in terms of profit loss due to underpricing.

NintySonySoft797d ago

Price is fine.....
Now that they've shown bundle with MK8 (only shown in UK atm) its a step in the right direction just make sure it comes to Us also :D it will sell!

weekev15797d ago

B...b...but WiiU is dead and has no games.....

In all seriousness I hope these games get the recognition they deserve, there are some excellent devs putting out great indie titles and I hope these dont go unnoticed in the mass wave of Indie releases over the next wee while.

WiredX797d ago

No. You're wrong, pal.

wonderfulmonkeyman797d ago

Did you even READ past the first line?

Neonridr797d ago

Great to see that Indies are embracing the Wii U. Nice to have something other to play than the first party games to give a little variety. If only 3rd party devs were as enthusiastic..

randomass171797d ago (Edited 797d ago )

Indies are on easy street because of Wii U's indie engine support, just like Sony's platforms. AAA devs and publishers use more bloated budgets because of their bigger engines.

edit: Forgot to add that third parties just don't know what to do with the Wii U. Or how to market them. So generally we've seen them do really stupid things with their Wii U releases. Rayman Legends I think was the most controversial, but definitely not the only stupid move from third party Wii U devs.

Activemessiah797d ago

Boy, i's gonna take a while to wade through them all to find the REALLY good ones.

wonderfulmonkeyman797d ago

Not really, considering the best ones get a decent amount of recognition.
There's a few lists out there if you're interested in the highest-quality offerings.

Activemessiah797d ago

Not necessarily the high quality ones but the intriging ones may not be highlighted by sites.

wonderfulmonkeyman797d ago

Depends on the sites you visit.
There was a Nintendo-centric site recently that did a nice highlight of kick-starters for games coming to the Wii U that looked really good and needed the support, and there's yet another that's currently doing a run-down of all the note-worthy indie games in development for the system.

randomass171797d ago

You should look at the list of indie games before you judge them. There is a lot of neat content in there.

Activemessiah797d ago

That's what I meant, all 300 can't be all great, it'll take a while to narrow down the good ones.

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