GGG debates whether Mario Kart 8 will boost Wii U sales more than past first party games have and whether it will have a long term effect too.
Must be a slow day over at GGG to resurrect this topic. To put it simply, if Mario Kart 8 can't increase sales, then nothing can. Just looking at the life time sales of Mario Kart Wii, you can see it sold over 3x as much as Brawl, which was in the 10 million range. Combine this with a system bundle, BOGO deal with MK 8, SSBU set to release later this year, several other interesting titles set to release (Bayo 2, X, SMT x FE), surely more surprises at E3 and you see a pretty convincing reason to snag a Wii U this year.
One game alone cant, but it will certainly help more than any other game coming out soon. Can we now close this topic, we had it over and over again.
have you check Amazon across the world and online retailers. Mario Kart 8 is on the best-selling on most sites.
The disagree own's an OUYA!
The series sells more than Call of Duty and people are worried about if it'll boost Wii U sales? It's a sad day indeed.
You have this and a really nice collection of good games to go with buying this game. It really is a great game to jump into the wiiu with. It's a breath of fresh air from the fps also. Then Bayo and x are coming along with fatal frame and smash. You have gba and possibly 3ds games coming a kid Icuras for the wiiu would get my god of war fix lol. Here is another good point retro, nst, etc etc are all almost finished with their projects. The second wave of production has started. Mario 3d was great but mariokart 8 design was what we wanted for a 3d mario game. Had they been that crazy it would have made its way up to mario 3 possibly. So now we know nintendo can do 3d and almost all of their teams have been tested. The game play is really on point. The engines are sound also. From the looks of their portfolio I think they maybe ready to experiment with gameplay again or make some new ip. Now we just have to hope the account system is almost ready to go and they all get the funding they need. If the account system makes all systems brothers in the same family then suddenly we are looking at almost 10 plus games a year across all systems. I think the combination of all of this adds some real promise to the wiiu and Nintendo next handheld. The advertising is supposed to take a huge jump also. The tournament and the best buy thing will be even bigger since you might be playing smash and Mario kart with Bayo possibly. Wouldn't it be a hoot if zelda demo is at best buy! Then you have all of those indies with 3rd parties readying engines for the wiiu possibly? It's going to be interesting how the media chooses to play this if the tables turn on them. Their is literally nothing coming out on the other system now that isn't on pc without the limits of consoles.
nothing can save wiiu now. its like a snowball going downhill rapidly, the extent of the disaster getting larger and larger as it hurtles towards its place in history as the console that nobody cared about. the dreamcast did badly and even that had games like shenmue that make it a respected console among gamers. wiiu has nothing. and just like the dreamcast, nothing can save it now. even if the wiiu had its own genre defining timeless classic like shenmue was for the dreamcast, people would still ignore the wiiu. in short, its too late
err..the snowball gets bigger and bigger.
Might 1 + 1 = 2?
hopefully, the Wiiu is an amazing system, it's a must buy imo, yeah it's nowhere as big as ps4/X1 but it has games that no one should miss, the console feel special the people that bought a wiiu know how special it is i don't know why it's not selling well, i know it lacks 3rd party and stuff but not to this level i believe the lack of hype combined with negative press is what make it sell that bad hopefully MK8 and Smash increase sales and give it a good snowball effect, MK wii crowd was phenomenal over 30 million copies sold, so to all the 30 million plus that bough MK wii, be loyal like any other fanbase(CoD, gta etc...) and go out and buy MK8, MK8 blows MK wii out of the water and mk wii was awesome that's how good MK8 looks can't imagine a world without a Nintendo console
Mario Kart 8 has already 100,000 preorders in USA, an amazing number for a Wii U game. http://n4g.com/news/1502491... It will push Wii U sales but not much and not for log time...
i don't know why MK8 is not (looking) to sell as MK wii some might say they're casual audience, they're not loyal, i understand but they're human beings too one simply cannot play MK wii and not super excited for MK8, casual or hardcore, young or adult
It will be able to sell 15m-25m lifetime. Also keep in mind all 3DS owners knows what coming to Wii U. Majority of them will jump in this summer.
Lol, the subliminal messages continue. I've seen may people say: I really want to play at least one or more of the following: MK8, SM3DW, Pikmin 3, DKCTF, NSMBU, W101, WW HD, SSB, Bayo 2, and/or X BUT the Wii U sales suck, am not getting one then. Lots of fake gamers, bandwagon jumpers and "Twitch-ers". LOL, buy whatever you like and stop worrying about sales too much, quality needs to be top priority and this game has it in spades more than any other thing right now. So buy it, play it, enjoy it and have fun doing so!
LoL you're comments along with that legion avatar is legendary
Guess we'll find out in due time.
I'm sure it will. Most people love Mario Kart. If Nintendo announces a price cut at E3, it could boost the Wii U sales quite a bit. We could see a close three system race this generation. That would be great!
No price cut is needed. System Gamepad Red mario wiimote Wheel Mk8 And another free game for 329.99 is a amazing deal
Wow, everyone. Even when I say nice things, you're all pricks about it. I'm done.
I doubt it.
The series sells more than Call of Duty. Doubt shouldn't even exist.
It will help turn things around for sure. It's perefect to release a big game right before e3 because maybe they are planning to give dates for their other big announcements for 2014. And then boom a new zelda and metroid are coming in 2015. Every one will love that. Mario kart/may Bayonetta/july Hyrule warriors/ august Yarn yoshi/September X/October Smash bros/November Shin megami tensei x fire emblem/early 2015
god this line would be perfect..and thats not even putting in Watch Dogs, Project cars, Fast racing Neo and other inde games ^^ with all these amazing games coming just this year alone..i need to pick up some extra shifts at work XD
Who knows what's going to happen but Nintendo has an amazing line-up for 2014
It'll boost sales substantially, but keeping a system in the green requires a long-term line-up of good games, and fortunately the Wii U is set to receive a good number.
It'll have a positive effect to be sure, but it won't change the fact that Wii U is destined to be a low-selling system by the end of it's life-cycle, whenever that may be.
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