9 Reasons Why The Wii U Will Succeed (Eventually)

WC: The Wii U had a rough start as a console, primarily because it was released with only a handful of new games, thus there was no real incentive for consumers to buy it on launch. However, this was a recurring theme with each console in the eighth-generation, as arguably the Xbox One and the PS4 are both guilty of the same mistakes, though not as severely. It was predicted the Wii U was doomed to fail after a bad first year in sales, but 2014 has been a great year for Nintendo so far with their console set to make a tremendous recovery.

Most of the problems affecting the Wii U were simply because it was rushed for release, Nintendo wanted an early start over Microsoft and Sony and their eighth-gen consoles, but the launch titles simply weren’t there. After all, a game console without games isn’t exactly appealing.

Regardless of their past mistakes, Nintendo have made several measures to remedy the current situation the Wii U is in, and those measures seem to be successful, so far. They’re still reportedly making a loss on the Wii U, but the company are projecting a reasonable profit by the end of the holiday season. In praise of Nintendo’s probable return to greatness, here are nine reasons why the Wii U will eventually succeed.

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Pyro2000x1465d ago

Is Call Of Duty: Advance Warfare, Grand Theft Auto 5 and Assassin's Creed Unity coming to the Wii U this Holiday Season? (2014)

AKR1465d ago

No. But Bayonetta 2, Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker, Sonic Boom, and Super Smash Bros. are. And guess what; they won't be anywhere else.

Clown_Syndr0me1465d ago (Edited 1465d ago )

But those dont appeal to the mainstream like the titles above.
Im not syaing thats right, but AAA/Mainstream has taken over.

pompombrum1465d ago (Edited 1465d ago )

^^^ Lol @ the disagrees..the truth hurts. I'm sure all those millions who bought GTA 5 are really gutted that they'll be missing out on Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker.

Now all the other games are misses for sure but being honest, for the average COD/GTA buyer, Nintendo have become irrelevant.

Summons751465d ago

Why do they need to when the Wii U has Bayonetta 1&2, Smash U, and the already released Hyrule Warriors? The Wii u is doing fine as it is and on an uphill ride why dose it need 2 games with tired formulas and one game that they have to rerelease a year after its original release. Sure GTA and AC are fun but there are a ton game wiiu games releasing that are fresh for the system.

Reibooi1465d ago

To be honest while I don't think the Wii U will ever turn a profit and or get a massive install base similar to what the PS4 and XBO looking for I do think it's still a great console for fans.

I mean while we won't be getting alot of the bigger 3rd party games we are getting incredible games that no one else is like Bayonetta, Smash, Xenoblade, Zelda, Mario Kart and many others. I mean I would not regret the price of admission if the line up is that good. It may not "Win" the war or anything but that doesn't mean there are not amazing games coming to it.

AKR1465d ago

Turn a profit? Its been doing that for a few months now. Ask MS how much money they're LOSING with the one, and also ask Sony how good it feels to see the profits the PS4 generates to be undermined by the ailing sectors of their company.

Reibooi1464d ago

I was not aware it is making a profit. Is it making money on each sale of the console(like PS4 is) or has it already gained back all the money Nintendo put into R&D? I honestly don't know so lemme know about that please.

That said if the console is making Nintendo money in the long run then I don't see why people are freaking out about it not selling like gang busters. We are getting tons of great games and if it's not hurting Nintendo then I don't see why everyone is so down on it. Like I said above there are tons of great games only we will get on Wii U and more are likely coming.

3-4-51465d ago

* Captain Toad: Treasure Track - Sleeper Hit

* Smash Brothers

* Xenoblade Chronicles X

* Bayonetta 1-2

* Other 2015 Surprises.

Wii U is missing the big guns, but has some true hidden gems.

jholden32491465d ago (Edited 1465d ago )

I think most people's problem is they look at Wii U as if it is supposed to be a third clone. The third option to play the exact same games you can play everywhere else. But that's not what it is.

It is the ONLY console that dares to offer you different games that you can't play anywhere else. Games that are every bit as fun as Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto and Assassin's Creed, if not even more fun.

Your question is like judging every single restaurant by whether or not they serve hamburgers and pizza. Hamburgers and pizza are great, but I like many other types of restaurants that serve other foods. Nintendo is that other restaurant. Some gamers will eat at the same restaurant their whole lives. I prefer to mix it up a bit, because I know that gormet AAA isn't the only kind of food I like. In fact, I'm pretty sick of eating at that restaurant. All their food seems the same nowadays...

wonderfulmonkeyman1465d ago (Edited 1465d ago )

No, but that doesn't mean that the Wii U's games aren't desirable.
Especially if you take beyond 2014 into consideration.

The 'gamers are missing out by owning this console' argument runs both ways, here.

There's plenty of exclusives that are already on Wii U, that gamers would find just as entertaining as any third party multiplat if they gave them a fair shot, that will never see the light of day anywhere else, and every last one of them surpass the quality of the scant few horrible multiplats that the Wii U has gotten thus far, and would still be better than any of those listed games >if they came to the Wii U<, solely by virtue of the fact that those games wouldn't have all the content included if they came to the Wii U.
History proves they wouldn't have all the content.

So, in all honesty?
You can say that other gamers who get a Wii U would be missing out on great third party games if they stuck just to the Wii U, yeah.
But they're also missing out on equally great exclusives that they'll never get to experience, because they don't want to own "a kiddy console", and look down on the games as such without ever truly understanding how much fun they can be, especially with buddies playing alongside you on the couch[or sometimes online].
And that's just plain sad.

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Dunban671465d ago

I would not say the Wii U is doing great simply due to it having a better year than last year- 2013 was disasterous and 2014 is a little better- we only had 2 or 3 good games the 1st 2/3 rods of the year and if you are not big into platformers then your options are still very limited

The e shop is still a disaster and looking more like the I store every week despite a few high quality platformers being released recently

The Wii instill has a ways to go - let's see if they can maintain a pace of consistent quality software releases thru the holiday season and beyond - if Zelda and X don t release in 2015 then that wil be a big disappointment IMO -

Realplaya1465d ago

What's so bad about the eshop other than tying accounts together. Just like every online shop there are hits and misses. A disaster is a little to strong.

Also you see how Sony prices games that's a travesty right there but you rent a game for 4 hours.

SpiralTear1465d ago

Consider this: if anyone said "I want a Wii U" a year or so ago, they'd be laughed out of the room. Now, there are a lot of reasons to get excited for it or even go out and buy one now.

Considering that huge hump that Nintendo got over, I'd say the Wii U is fine. It's not going to be first place this gen, but now, it's actually worth owning to more than just the most dedicated Nintendo fans.

Dunban671465d ago

Slowly (and I mean slowly) the Wii U is adding to its library - the big one added being Mario Kart and the big one coming ( re adding to install base) being Smash bros

The "hump" the Wii u has not gotten over yet is following up on their successes - after last holiday there was nothing till DKTF then nothing again till MK8 then little to nothing again till OCt/Nov by which time much of the DK8 momentum had slowed way down- now it will take SSB s to regain momentum bit WILL Nintendo be able to deliver enough follow up in a timely manner to keep the SSB momentum going?

Imagine if Hyule Warriors and Bayo 2 had released in early July and early august then something in Sept and Oct leading I to the holidays? It did not happen - Everytime they do something to create momentum they don t follow up - they talk a big game but that's just it so far-

Now everyone is saying 2015... A game a month - I really hope so but in no way will I take that as a given until they actually follow through-

SpiralTear1465d ago

I disagree. I think the Wii U has quite a few selling points. Most importantly, these selling points are all on the Wii U and nowhere else. That's exclusive content and that's what will convince people to buy it. You don't buy a system over another based on what you can get on its competitors. You buy it for the stuff only that console has, whether it's games, services, a better price point, or better performance.

Do I think the Wii U needs more games? I do. Why wouldn't I? Why would you argue against more games? But the games it IS getting are getting people's attention. I think Nintendo's delivered surprisingly well this year. Aside from some exceptions, it has its own library that you can't say, "well I'll just buy it on another system."

I'm not going to argue that the Wii U is "the best console" right now, because that's completely subjective. What I WILL say is that the argument to buy a Wii U is so, SO much stronger than it was barely a year ago. That's a healthy improvement if I ever saw one.

Dunban671465d ago (Edited 1465d ago )

They have some selling points but they just can t ( so far) keep the momentum going-

If someone is going to only buy 1 console then in a way all the games are exclusives weather they are 1st, 2nd or 3rd party and or are only 2 or more consoles -

I only have a Wii u so every game on represents my on,y chance to play it even if the game is on multiple other consoles

If you are talking multiple console owners then that is a diff story - if someone. We're going to buy 2 of the 3 I would think the Wii u should be 1 of them for sure for most people due to its exclusives

We also have to realize that over time, all the consoles will have more reasons to own them and on avg, the PS4 and XB1 will add to their library faster then the Wii u - so as the Wii u gets better so does the competition that is why they need to maintain momentum when they can get it going

iplay1up21464d ago

I am not going to bother listing them all, but you really need to look at Wii U'S exclusives already out, and there are allot. Add at least 5 more out before the years end. I would not say Nintendo has not lost their momentum at all. Plus there are 16 new MK8 tracks coming next month, and 16 more in early spring, that is allot more MK8.

Joe_Thorntons_Beard1465d ago

I love my Wii U, so if more people are finding reasons to pick one up I'm pleased.

weekev151465d ago

I think its awesome that there is something to satisy all gaming needs this gen. WiiU caters to many gamers tastes and tends to do a handful of titles exceedingly well.

Sony and MS have the multiplats and a few exclusives that have been ok to good (Forza seems to be the only must own exclusive so far) and thats cool.

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