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Nintendo Working on Figurine Line, No New Hardware Until Customers Happy with Wii U

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.

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JohnathanACE1263d ago (Edited 1263d ago )

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?

Metallox1263d ago

Judging from that teaser image, I'd say no, Nintendo is not going the Skylanders route.

JohnathanACE1263d ago (Edited 1263d ago )

Well from the looks of it, the figures will work with multiple games. Perhaps this is Nintendo's answer to certain DLC?

Kevlar0091263d ago (Edited 1263d ago )

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

ritsuka6661263d ago

No suprised... Skyklanders games is really popular in this days ,so good move of Nintendo.

3-4-51263d ago

Nintendo making toys that interact with games = Money

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mikel10151263d ago

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!

GeofferyPeterson1263d ago

6 million people bought the WiiU? Are you sure about that?

JohnathanACE1263d ago

Its gonna be a lot more than just 6 million once Mario Kart and Smash come out.

LOL_WUT1263d ago

Lets not get ahead of ourselves ;)

Mikito111263d ago

Yes it's been stated by nintendo.. 6.17 million.. It's fact

JoshBatman1263d ago

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.

BoneBone1263d ago (Edited 1263d ago )

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?

Ck1x1263d ago

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.

Ck1x1263d ago

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!

Benjaminkno1263d ago

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.

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