At today's Nintendo financial meeting, president Satoru Iwata addressed the news regarding Nintendo's poor financial results, and also detailed the company's plans for the rest of the year.
So Nintendo is going the Skylanders route? Well since I like collecting Nintendo merchandise anyways I'll defiantly be buying these. Wounder what games they'll work with?
Judging from that teaser image, I'd say no, Nintendo is not going the Skylanders route.
Well from the looks of it, the figures will work with multiple games. Perhaps this is Nintendo's answer to certain DLC?
Either Nintendo will create an open world game where you can use the characters, or have first party games implement the figurines into their games. Like you can swap Link's model for a Samus or Mario skin. Imagine playing a 3D Mario game with a Ridley model. I could see these being used in Co-op, where the second player is the figurine. There's a lot of stuff they can do, it depends on how much they want to invest in each game. They could be simple as Mario's hat has the symbol of a figurine, or a fighting game that includes 15 characters but you expand with more figurines. If there's a cool figurine I like I would probably buy it just for the figurine. Someone could not even own a WiiU and just but them. Somehow Nintendo wins
No suprised... Skyklanders games is really popular in this days ,so good move of Nintendo.
Nintendo making toys that interact with games = Money
I'm glad that they're not giving up on the Wii U. Ditching it with over 6 mil would absolutely ruin the trust of anyone who had the Wii U. That's why Sega failed, they kept releasing hardware while ditching the userbase. Can't wait to see what they have in store for E3!
6 million people bought the WiiU? Are you sure about that?
Its gonna be a lot more than just 6 million once Mario Kart and Smash come out.
Lets not get ahead of ourselves ;)
Yes it's been stated by nintendo.. 6.17 million.. It's fact
As much as I want to see the Wii U flourish, I have to admit that it's pretty much just because of my love of 1st-party Nintendo titles. My Wii U's collecting dust next to my PS4, 360, and PC...hopefully Smash and Mario Kart will change that, but for how long? That being said, at least as far as I'm concerned, I don't know that figurines aren't the way to revive my interest in Nintendo. Still, can't knock how successful Skylanders has been.
Hyrule Warriors Fatal Frame Shin Megami Xenoblade 2 Smash Bros Sonic Boom Bayonetta 2 Mario Kart 8 Watch Dogs Advanced Warfare Project CARS. How much spare time and money do you actually have?
I'm confused, that means all of your systems are collecting dust the way you phrased that... Technically I turn my TV on every day and it still collects dust, so I really don't understand why people continue to use phrases like this.
To be honest, from what's already available on the WiiU and what's coming out this year. If you're not interested in any of the games then you should probably just sell your WiiU, because it's probably not the system for you!
Im seeing more potential here. WiiU is worth the attention. The gamepad is glorious. Head to toe a great console. I think I'll just call it my "Nintendo" though.
'''Until Customers Happy with Wii U'''' I'm already happy with my WII U Nintendo. So bring on more games for us.
You can wave this quote under anyones nose who now bring up the usual 'can't see Nintendo supporting this another year' crap. This comment means the Wii U will serve a normal life-cycle. Anyone with half a brain already knew this anyway, but there you go.
what part of the original posting does anyone say anything about a new console??
Nintendo is making toys now? Figures... (Hehehe) On a serious note this will hopefully provide Ninty with more funding so they can better push the Wii U (development of titles and marketing).
My poor wallet... I hope that these things won't feel needed
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At this point it looks like EVERY new Nintendo game must work very hard, to gain back the lost marketshare. Neither Mario nor Donkey Kong pushed the system sales, and so it gets harder for every new release. Wonder what the figures for Wii U Sports are, Wii Fit U sold very, very badly. Anything under 10 million is a fail for Mario Kart, so N must sell loads of new consoles...
That's being far too harsh to Mario Kart, considering this system is not feeding off of a wave of lightning-in-a-bottle casuals that will snap it up in a heart-beat. With Nintendo's lack-luster levels of advertisement, I'd say a fair goal would be to give it three months to reach a million.
Seriously, NSBU has sold 4 million games. There are 6.1 million Wii U 's in the world. That is a huge attachment rate. MK8 will sell like hotcakes and push more hardware sales. How much more?.. we'll see but it damn sure wont be less....lol. I honestly think gamers sat back and waited on PS4 and Xbone showings before buying last year. If Nintendo would have launched at the same time as the competition did I seriously feel they would have been near the number they are now. The point was to get ahead but that is all that failed. I feel they would have moved more than Xbox and less than PS4 if they came out last November launching with all the top games that took last year to come out.
such a gimmick , just get games ... put Monster Hunter Online and Monster Hunter 4 on the platform , they double the sales in 3 months from what they did in 2 years
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