Hardcore Gamer: At this point there is almost no chance of the Wii U “winning” this generation, but it's not too late for it to at least be a moderate success. If the Wii U's fortunes are to improve, this E3 is crucial for Nintendo.
Nintendo needs 5 E3s to jump start the Wii U.
Why troll your own article? LOL
The most ridiculous first post ever. Trolls his own article lol
First of all, not a troll comment -- the truth. Considering how far behind they are and that they've yet again let a presser slip out of their reach, they need to catch up serious ground. Secondly, just because I post an article on N4G doesn't mean I agree with it. In fact, I want to be first to disagree with it and make the world know it.
So an "Opinion" piece is "The Truth" now huh? and you feel so strongly that you have to be the first to comment a trollish statement on it? OK then. Why am I even feeding it, I don't know.
@ValKilmer If you're not a troll, you're doing a very bad job of conveying it.
"First of all, not a troll comment -- the truth". For me, it sounds like a real bad joke,and you didn't even mention why does Nintendo need 5 E3s to jump start the Wii U. And I know why you said that: because the announcements for the console are so slow that Nintendo would need 5 E3s in order to do a decent presentation. That at least theorically. But if you say Nintendo needs 5 E3s to jump start the Wii U without any argument, you get what you deserve, so don't complain.
I swear you people crack me up... Lol
Nintendo needs a lot of things to even have a chance at turning around wii-u. I see it as Nintendo will see how next 12-18 months go. If wiiu keeps selling at this pace than introduce a new console next fall which is on par if not a little bit better than xbox one and ps4. Nintendo needs to get in touch with 3rd party publishers and see what's going on. They need to repair their relationships with 3rd party publishers. They should also spend some money on helping fund 3rd party games even if they are not exclusive just to show they are interested in 3rd party support if i was running Nintendo this is what i do at this E3: show playable demo of next Zelda show next Metriod Super smash Bros announce a new wiiu bundle for $249 that comes with 3 games plus a pro controller. They really have to entice gamers like me to spend $25-300 on a console where i am only interested in its exclusives offerings new super mario bros zelda HD Donkey Kong or Pikmin 3 pro controller
Introducing a new console would simply be murder. You don't abandon the install of 6.7 million adopters. Umm next metroid won't be showed (Hopefully because it's been started on). Next Zelda game was ready at last years E3 but nintendo decided against it and there is something about smash bros for like at least once a month. You're joking I hope about the $249, IDIOTIC, 3 free games plus a pro controller???? They're running a business not a charity shop.
krazykombatant well i know they are not running a charity but they have to do something really big for some of the attention to be back on wiiu. They have given up on wiiu IMO, its the only reason to now even show up on stage to compete with ps4 or xbox one 6.7 million in how many years again? why can't they bundle 3 launch titles with wiiu for $249? Pro controller is the actual bonus otherwise wiiu will stay a very distant 3rd now that xbox one is even $399. Come this fall wiiu will become even more forgotten device when both sony and ms will surly release some big blockbusters along with great AAA 3rd party titles not coming to wiiu wiiu was a mistake from day one wiiu is an confusing name people aren't sure if its a new console or an add on
Even with 6 million users alone, many of which are Nintendo fans as software sales would suggest, they can still make a lot from software sales. And besides, in spite of low hardware sales the system could still wind up ultimately gaining momentum and pulling GCN numbers or even N64.
"The truth" It's not truth unless you have quantifiable data that can be replicated multiple times with the same result. Which I highly doubt you can provide.
Dude when did they ay that was their presser?
I liked you better when you were acting in homoerotic volleyball scenes and not writing articles
E3 will have some huge reveals for the many fans of Nintendo first party software..I don't know if Ninty could steal away some of the PS4 and X1 crowd though.
But boredom could. If N releases Bayonetta 2, Hyrule Warriors, Dragon Quest in the west, Smash, X, Sonic Boom, the new Zelda after MK8 and continues the MK8 type of advertising of late, all in this year, they could get on a serious roll. But they have to keep getting the word out and ensure they get all these games out in this year as they have suggested they will. If they did that, with the others basically releasing nothing after Watch Dogs until Batman/Destiny and then MAYBE Halo/Uncharted, they could definitely pick up the pace. But you have to get out there and push your product.
Nintendo could stand to learn a little from Sony. Don't down vote me just yet, just read the whole thing. Nintendo didn't really maintain a lot of Wii U's initial momentum. If they can get more units selling at a time through holiday releases, then they need to keep a steady stream of content rolling, just as you describe. Sony's been pretty good at maintaining momentum. Look at the PS4 in the west and Vita in Japan. If Nintendo operates on the right opportunity, they can turn Wii U around and make it sell a lot more. Maybe not even in the same numbers as its competition, but much more than what it's pushing now.
The new Zelda would be a great start.
Needs more than Zelda.
Then what do they need? Explain please.
And Mario... It needs continuous support from both their first party studios to 3rd party devs ;)
I agree. They also need Dragon Quest.
True, but like he said, it would be a great start. Nintendo needs to use this E3 to let gamers know they're heard and that they're listening (finally!). Metroid, Link, Mario Party...they need to bring out the big guns to show them what they have in store for WiiU owners (I'm still on the fence and am waiting for E3 to see what they have to showcase). Come on, Nintendo. You can do this!
Wii U had around two dozen games as part of its launch lineup, the bulk of which were third party games. Let's stop pretending third party support is what Nintendo needs because it didn't help them at launch and what little third party support it still has is not helping the Wii U now.
Zelda U is already confirmed and Hyrule Warriors is going the be there, X and Bayonetta 2 will be there, more Smash Bros info and the Smash tourney, plus whatever games they decided to announce. It's already lined up to be a bug E3.
Oh hey, it's been confirmed for E3 since last year. Oops, guess Nintendo wins E3.
If they release a new Zelda and Metroid, I will buy one. But I don't think it will be enough to save the Wii U. Most of the younger generation just doesn't care about Nintendo games, which is sad.
I'm only gonna let my kids play SNES games.
That's their problem right there. There just aren't enough people that care enough about Nintendo exclusives to bother buying a Wii U. And if you don't care about their exclusives then there is no reason to buy a Wii U as the multi-plats on Wii U will be fewer and inferior to those on XB1 and PS4.
"Fewer", yes. "Inferior"? I don't think so. .... Okay, I'll clarify; Not in ALL cases. In quite a few, yes, but that's because third parties don't know what the hell they're doing on the Wii U, to make us want the games, as a general rule. They almost always find some way of messing up their shots at making multiplats attractive on the Wii U because they don't do jack with the game pad, or they don't optimize the game correctly, or they skip on adding content or put out bigger collections at the same time on other systems.[Mass Effect 3, remember?] There are a few glowing exceptions, though. Deus Ex Director's Cut plays better on Wii U than anywhere else due to the conveniences of the Game Pad, so does Rayman Legends, and unless Ubisoft completely screws over the Wii U fanbase by not including certain features in Watch Dogs, that game pad is certain to give players much more control and accessibility to Aiden's hacking and combat capabilities than any other standard packed-in-all-console-bundles controller on the market can emulate, meaning better gameplay overall despite the graphics being a slight step lower. Also, you're forgetting third party exclusives; those are awesome on the Wii U and are more than valid as reasons to own the console.
Wii U will be just fine, and Nintendo should have a killer E3
They're gonna have a good E3. There's no way they don't have some great games to show. This is Nintendo we're talking about. They'll have the best surprises and the least bullshots, as usual. (Except for like 2008/2012, those were horrible)
They just need good games. Mario Kart 8 is the start.
Nobody does E3 like Nintendo. HYPE!
Every Company needs a good E3 for gaming period. People are not excited for these new consoles as they were about the old ones. Also A console needs games to get a random consumer to buy the product. The Wii U is the victim of bad marketing and word of mouth. What happened the system got bad mouthed and no games to shake the negativity. So the console has struggled to catch on. Say what you want in one month the number of negative to positive articles were 20 to 1. Even pure Nintendo sites had little good to say. Now we get close to E3 they are releasing one of the best games of the 8th gen and seems like they are going to have a awesome E3 showing. However they got negative press again saying months in advance that they will be switching E3 up making it more consumer friendly. Making it more accessible for all to see via big time streaming outlets and on their site and they get knocked. Now a week ago Microsoft says they are looking to shake E3 up and soon after Sony follows suit. Say what you say Nintendo is the first company to stick their necks out and give us reasons to watch other people get excited about reveals. People stop dumping on the company and let them try to make it a better experience for everyone. BTW see you at best buy for the Smash Demo.
How is Nintendo s e3 more accessible? Aren't MSFT and Sony s streamed to all who want to see as well? Just due to thier presentation being pre recored doesn't t make it more accessible just a bit less exciting
They have a Smash Bros. event and they have one of the biggest booths full of demos on the show floor. If you don't expect to hear about their games even without an actual E3 conference, I think you've got another thing coming.
They are more accessible because not only are they bringing their games out of E3 and into Best Buy's across the US, they're also hosting a Smash tournament that BOTH PRESS AND THE PUBLIC can attend as guests. All of that, ON TOP of ALL E3 LONG STREAMS from The Treehouse, which will be showcasing BEHIND-THE-SCENES GLIMPSES AT NEW PROJECTS AND INTERVIEWS WITH THEIR DEVS, on top of the Digital Event.[the fact that it's not called a Direct this time indicates that there's something different about it] So yeah, they're far more accessible, and their crowd at the Smash Tournament in the Nokia Theater is going to be bigger, louder, more excitable, and much more entertaining to watch, than the crowds at the E3 press conferences will be, since those will only consist of a small room-full of press. The other two would have to showcase new hardware a second year in a row to match that kind of hype, now that their press conferences have been down-scaled by ditching public access to them.
@Wonderfulmonkeyman: UGH god Wonder! You just sent my hype train full speed ahead! Nintendo's E3 can't come soon enough!
Regardless I hope Nintendo has a lot of tangible info re games and release dates/ windows for us - The fact they are not doing the big press conf makes me nervous that they aren t confident in what they have to show like last year but hopefully that is not the case this year - just seems if they had a lot to show off they would want to maximize it via an on stage press conf for the world to see not just existing Nintendo console owners/ fans
@ title May I suggest Russian roullette.?
I'm sure Nintendo will continue to be a big hit with Nintendo fans, but products and platforms live or die based on general audience interest. So far, the Wii U is a niche device. I think it's great, but things could be better and that a lot of work has to be done for non-niche players to get interested. There's no harm in admitting that. Personally, I'm getting a little tired of other Wii U owners crucifying anyone who criticizes Nintendo. You're only making the rest of us look bad.
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