5 Incoming Games To Save The Wii U

The Wii U is obviously struggling right now, so Apixelatedview takes a look at 5 games that may give the Wii U a boost.

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qwerty6761510d ago

zelda will probably be the only one to move consoles.

but even then, its time for Nintendo to start thinking about wii u 2 and rethinking their strategy.

right now the general opinion of the wii u is viewed as a kiddy system and secondary console with only first party games.

jokerman271510d ago

That's where Devil's Third and Bayonetta 2 come in ;)

Concertoine1510d ago (Edited 1510d ago )

Those are hardcore games, and they'll probably be great, but theyre also very niche and Bayonetta 2 has already proven to have a negligible effect on hardware sales. It only went up 1k over the week before in Japan.

They need to buy, or make, a hardcore game with wider appeal than Bayonetta 2 and Devil's Third.

TXIDarkAvenger1510d ago (Edited 1510d ago )

Uh Smash Bros? It was the single reason people got a Wii and it will be the reason to make the jump to Wii U.

deafdani1510d ago

No, the "single" reason people got a Wii was Wii Sports. That's the game that allowed Nintendo to reach the casual market.

TXIDarkAvenger1509d ago

Hmm...I should rephrase and what I actually meant to say was the reason for the 'core market.

zero_gamer1510d ago

This whole "kiddy system" thing got old long before the launch of the Wii U. Many of my friends own a Wii U and none of them are younger than 21 years. I am in my mid 20s and will game on Ninteno hardware for as long as I live.

3-4-51510d ago

You don't think Smash Brothers will movie consoles for christmas ?

jokerman271510d ago (Edited 1510d ago )

I do, I feel that these games are dark horses that no one expects.

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GamePeace1510d ago

No one can save Nintendo, not even Mickey Mouse ...

Theyellowflash301510d ago

Another stupid "save the Wii U" article.

Meanwhile Nintendo already announced back in May the Wii U is no longer being sold at at a loss.

The opening sentence and this article is clickbait. The Title should be "5 Titles that can boost Wii U Sales"

BigDuo1510d ago

Actually, Nintendo is still selling Wii U at a loss this year, but they're bottom line won't see much of an impact from more producing more Wii U consoles because they have they still have plenty of consoles that went unsold from last year... which isn't exactly a good thing.

Here's Nintendo statement:

"With respect to the impact of Wii U hardware sales on profit and loss, in order to sell 3.60 million units, we have to produce some more hardware units on top of our current hardware inventory. However, since the loss arising due to the hardware production costs being higher than our trade price was taken into account in the previous fiscal year, you could assume that there will be almost no loss this fiscal year for the sales of the 3.60 million hardware units."

Anyway, I agree that the article's headline should be "boost" sales not "Save" it. None of Nintendo's classic IPs can save Wii U and neither can the new ones just as we saw with GameCube and N64. All Nintendo has left is to focus on producing more good games (because they won't compromise on quality evne going into 2015) and ride Wii U out so they can eventually make some money off of its hardware (the install base likely will end up below 15 million units) and hopefully sell more software too.

Theyellowflash301510d ago

Hmm, that statement is in stark contrast to what David Gibson said at Nintendo's Investor Meeting.

Nintendo is bundling multiple games with the Wii U hardware. I doubt they are losing money on each unit but are deciding to bundle 2 games with the Wii U for a price of $299.99.

Dunban671510d ago

I don t know who David Gibson is but he does seem to be the one that made many believe the Wii u was no longer selling at a loss - however he was wrong

The quote above re the "Nintendo Statement" is directly from Iwata from the Investor Q and A.

DragoonsScaleLegends1510d ago

Super Mario Sunshine HD/N64 games added to the Virtual Console and I would be happy.

LOL_WUT1510d ago

N64 games are long overdue one of the reasons I bought the system was for its Virtual console. ;)

DEATHxTHExKIDx1510d ago

Their best sellers are Smash and MK8. AFter that Zelda but that doesen't exactly sell systems like Smash/MK8.

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