Thanks to a great show at this year's E3, Nintendo has breathed new life into the previously lagging Wii U.
I think so. They had a strong presence this year.
And a great presentation to boot.
Not enough. There's nothing they can do to review WiiU. Sure if you want the few exclusives that come out but as a competitor in this generation it's not.
@mikeslemonade In that case xbox one must really not be in the running then since the WiiU has been outselling it for the past few weeks.
yep, Nintendo gave the Wii U a fighting chance to be a success, irrespective of the console war jibberish
Agree, when i saw the new Zelda i was convinced. Plus me and my cousins/friends were looking in to MK8 and that 4player couch coop mario game before E3.
Before we jump to conclusions, its wise to wait at least a little, to see whether trend continues or not.
Yeah, they really pulled out a win this year. And they did it despite everyone from Media to Gamers saying they'd suck again due to no conference. The robot chicken bits where they poked fun at the detractors were especially clever, but nothing beats the Zelda U reveal and the fight between Reggie and Iwata.XD
Their E3 definitely changed a lot of people's mind. Everyone I know now has a WiiU or wants one. And some of them thought the WiiU was a huge joke. That's why u should not judge it until u try it.
It made me want one, even though I'm still on the fence about it. I know if I buy it I will only play Nintendo exclusives and that's sort of a problem. But, damn does bayonetta 2 and Zelda U look really good.
Bayo bundle... getting dat!
You can easily find a deluxe bundle for $200, pick up Mario Kart 8 for $50 somewhere, register it for a free game, register everything (Wii U and games) through club Nintendo and have enough for a free VC game. $250 for the console, 3 big games and one small one (Nintendoland, Mario Kart 8 , free game with Mario Kart 8, and a bonus VC game.) Add in the lower cost you can pick up a lot of Wii U's games at and it's a pretty economical investment.
Wonderful reveals and a strong line-up with games releasing sooner than later. A few good surprises and showcasing support from indie developers. They put faith back into the hands of gamers.
Mario Kart started the save. E3 made it awesome again. :) Sony is the one that needs to be careful.
Agreed. I honestly didn't have any interest in the WiiU then MK8 came out and ran to buy one. I loved the system so much that I now have about 10 games for it and can't imagine not having or playing it every day. I love this thing!
Hang on. You cant really say that just yet. You could say it has possibly saved the Wii U's life. The games aren't out yet. These games may entice the one the fence gaming but your average Joe (the people who make up the large proportion of gamers) might not care. I have said this before but E3 for Nintendo catered to their fans (most with Wii Us already some without). They have every right to do that but they need to entice the others. Games like Zelda (all be it big franchises) don't actually do that.
There was an element of fan service with Starfox, Mario maker and of course Zelda. But there were also some interesting surprises like Splatoon and Devils Third. When you add these games to Bayonetta and Xenoblade, the WiiU is shaping up to have the most diverse range of genres covered. There is something for everyone and not just us Nintendo fanboys.
Before E3, many gamers didn't really care for Wii U. In fact some people laugh when you mention it. Now people actually have games they are excited for and are anticipating for the Wii U. Not everyone by any means, but a lot more people than before and that interest could be what is saving the console.
wii u is the best console
Really? Isn't that title owned by the Sega Dreamcast, mate?
No, no, no. You guys are thinking of PS5. Yes, I said PS5. It's so good it doesn't even exist yet.
I hope nintendo do well from here on in, nintendo do what microsoft and sony don't and thats making fun family games, if you own an xbox one or a ps4 the wii u sits nicely beside either of them, long live all 3 consoles :) cos as a gamer I think competition = better games.
mario and zelda always save the day for nintendo always have always will
There was no new major mario game announced, just a game creator that hardly anyone cared about. Zelda sells have never been big enough to save or sink anything. The series is only popular in the west. Most of the buzz I saw was for Bayonetta, Devil's Third, Splatoon and Xenoblade X. None of which have anything to do with Zelda or Mario. Smash Brothers was the most talked about game at e3 according to charts. Of course, Nintendo haters will always beat the same mantras to dismiss Nintendo's success regardless of accuracy.
Speak for yourself, I think Mario Maker is gonna be awesome! :D That being said, I disagree a little bit. People were indeed excited for Zelda, but there is also a lot of enthusiasm for Splatoon and Bayonetta. I don't agree with people dismissing those games either. They have just as much relevance as any exclusive for PS4 and XB1.
trust me any nintendo system would fail without any mario or zelda games during its lifetime
They did good. To me, it was a tie between all 3 companies. All 3 showed things I want. I came back from E3 with a brand new WiiU + Mario Kart 8 and a classic controller and I'm anxiously waiting for Smash Bros and Zelda, however, they lacked a really big surprise. Everything they annouced was already known. They only thing that really surprised me was the Grim Fandango announcement 'cause I never saw that coming . The problem with Nintendo still remains: there are a LOOOT of awesome games that will not show up in the console like: Witcher 3, Batman, No Man's Sky, Assassins creed, The division, etc, etc. As with any Nintendo console, it is expected to have AAA games made by Nintendo and that alone makes the console worth it, however, it will end up collecting dust when the AAA games in the other consoles show up. Anyway, I'm happy with my WiiU and enjoying Pikmin 3, Mario Kart 8 and New Super Mario Bros U.
Yeah, everyone knew about Devil's Third, Splatoon and Bayonetta 1 and the new Star Fox. And once again, you push multiplatform games that no one would have bought on the console even if they were their as having some huge impact which they never have. Apparently, Platinum Games, Capcom, Square Enix, SEGA, and Activision, and all of the other companies that are releasing AAA games are all Nintendo subsidiaries now, because Nintendo doesn't get AAA games from anyone other than itself. The same garbage over and over against every time something even remotely good is said about Nintendo.
Devil's third wasn't even mentioned in the direct, Splatoon, although really cool and fun wasn't a big surprise and Bayonetta 1 was not a big surprise at all. I personally never like Bayonetta. I never bought it on the other consoles so I won't be buying B2 on WiiU either. You represent exactly whats wrong with gamers. Try reading again, and try reading the part where I'm saying that i'm happily enjoying my WiiU. You really have a really special ability because you really had to try hard to highlight the "negative"things I said while ignoring the positive things I said. But I won't feed you. I know exactly what games the WiiU is going to get and what games the WiiU will not get and that is exactly how I drew my conclusions, which, by the way, are mine and doesn't affect you at all. If you were surprised by the announcements, then you are not well informed, or, just excited about anything which is a common thing amongst Nintendo followers . Btw, I won 6 times in Smash bros, and I have 3 shirts from their booth. Also got to play Bayonetta, Mario Maker, Splatoon, Yoshi Wooly World and Hyrule Warriors, I bought a WiiU, 2 Mario Kart 8s and one pro controller, so yeah, I'm a "nintendo hater" alright
So much disparagement in this article, which is honestly running with a crap headline. It has been said since the beginning by anyone with common sense that the Wii U did not need saving and that it would be fine. All it needs and all it ever needed was more games. Whenever someone says anything that amounts to Nintendo doing well, you can always expect the Nintendo hate force to exploit every angle to dismiss to downplay and/or spin it.
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