Following Nintendo’s financial report for its first nine months of fiscal year 2014, new information on the Wii U’s future has been revealed, including unannounced titles for the system.
Oh boy, Wii U has so many gems this year and E3 will be amazing! "Wii U is not over yet. I want to continue to build on playing on people’s high expectations [for the system].” What an awesome statement! That is why gaming is so damn good with Nintendo!
I dont think they would launch successor to WiiU before 2017, so 2 more years for WiiU is a bare minimum, probably more. There is no way they could reach Gamecube numbers LTD, but at least console is selling with profit and their best games have high attach rate. I have never owned a Nintendo system, but Im rooting for you, Nintendo fans, competition must stay healthy.
Wii U is still $299.99. If it were $99, I could agree but it's not. Gamecube was much cheaper at this point. Wii U has room to grow an install base far higher than Gamecube with price cuts.
We sold 9 so far.. Wii U will get to 21 in another two years and maybe less
I could a sworn they just announced 9.2 million today......do some research dude geez.
@remix who are you talking to? No one said it didnt :s Anyways, you act like 9 million in two years is alot, which it definitely isnt. Luckily for Nintendo, their games are gold and print money for them
I'm with you.
They could launch an upgraded version, just as they did for the 3DS. Add a few more cores, and it could be more powerful than the PS4 or X1. It would cost less than the current Wii U too, as you wouldn't have to package a gamepad, for those who are simply upgrading. The problem with the strategy is that some games coming out would only be playable on the new Wii U+ system. I could live with that.
@biggerboss chill bro I was responding to gedden, who claimed the wiiu had sold 20 million units so far. I'm not saying 9 Milli in 2 years is a lot I was actually pointing out his lie. He pulled a ninja edit and I'm guessing it fooled you.
I see you scored many disagrees. Just for the record, I agree. Seems an affordable system with a good amount of quality games disagrees with people these days - ONLY of course if it goes under the Nintendo banner. It appears the self-proclaimed fanboys are yet to forgive Nintendo for not just making the Wii U another behemoth with a library of chav fodder at its disposal. Oh well, you can't please everybody.
Wii has 1,000+ games, but how many of them were actually good or worth playing....maybe 200, which is a respectable amount, but there was a lot of trash shovelware as well. Wii U has obviously far less games, but the "good" games is has, I would compare them to the Wii's good games, and even more so once 2015 is complete. * Wii U will make a profit, but more importantly, it allowed Nintendo to tinker with ideas at a far higher rate than either Sony & Microsoft. * In terms of ideas, and where to head for the next console, Nintendo is 1-2 years ahead of Sony & Microsoft, in determining what the next gaming consoles should look or play like...what kind of games should be made. * Not just the release head start, but also with innovation. 2016 E3 = First info reveal of New Nintendo Handheld 2017 E3 = E3 Reveal of New Nintendo Console. New Handheld release = 2017 New Console release = 2018 IMO
The hand held and home video game console divisions were merged quite a while ago in my opinion Nintendo will be release a game console that is basically a handheld device tethered to a base unit by cloud and internet technologies. I have a strong feeling that during the development of the Wii U home video game console Nintendo discovered a way to do this with one hundred per cent reliability. I have a distinct feeling that Nintendo will actually go to war with smart devices. Phones, tablets etc. It's the final frontier! I've said a couple thing's on this website and basically got mocked but Sony and Microsoft are not competition to Nintendo devices and software. Everything is. Cable tv, concert's and yes even football anything that takes consumer's attention away from Nintendo device's and software is competition but hey I've been wrong before! Like thinking the Wii U will win this generation. Or that instead of having Reggie be in Super Smash Bros. you could just use Mii's! Oh wait!!!
Even though the Wii U has been one of the company's biggest failures, the games will give it a legacy just like their other systems. I eagerly anticipate what's to come.
It hasn't even been a "failure". Nintendo has wiped clean all of the losses that occurred with it, and have been making a profit for months. A console doesn't have to pull big numbers to be successful, no product does. If it's making money, it's successful.
If they have to lower their estimated sales forecast for the third time and haves failed to garner more third party support then what does that tell you? 9 million in a 2 year lifespan isn't quite good ;)
I shall likely pick up a WiiU this year for my daughter, that Zelda game looks very good, I can see myself borrowing the WiiU from her from time to time, so it's really for me I'm hoping for Mario Galaxy 3, I had a lot of fun playing 1 and 2 with my little girl, she loved it
I picked up a Wii U for me and the girl a few days ago. We just love playing Mario games. Very cool lil system
Lol i bought wiiu at launch for me but justified it to my wife as for my 8yr old daughter, he he I tell u throwing it on and playing it as a family with both my daughters and wife is some of the most fun i have had! I own more games on my wiiu vs my x1 and ps4. It truely is a great games machine when playing alone or with friends and family, the library of top tier games just keeps getting better and if ninty give me atleast 1 metroid prime game i will be happy! The bad stigma wiiu has is so unjustified and everyone who plays it at my house goes out and buys one.
Yes!!! When people on this site say Nintendo makes kiddie games I think and sometimes write that Nintendo develops video game software that the whole family can enjoy!! Like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. There is to me an absolute delight in friendly competition! Sometimes not so friendly like Super Mario 3d World!!!! When I start up a Nintendo video game I do get a warm fun feeling inside. I always smile. There's just a level of quality to Nintendo software that no one could ever touch. People that prefer red, grey and black world's knock yourself out but I'm an adult and there's already too much red, black and grey in the real world for me!
MarioKart - play it with my daughter all the time. OHh.. and there is already Zelda WW which my daughter loved playing with me.
I bought the Wii U for my kids and the PS4 for me. Not only have I loved playing games with the family (which btw we finished every multiplayer game in Nintendland as a family of 5 ...so under rated....great fun.), but the last 6 months My Ps4 has collected dust compared to the time I personally have spent on the Wii U. Maybe it's because of the low expectations, but the Wii U has done nothing but surprise me with one great experience after another. So...probably shouldn't admit this, but I'm actually playing WatchDogs on the wii u right now. My wife bought it for me for Christmas. When I asked her why she didn't buy me the PS4 version, she told me she only sees me on the Wii U. ....anyway, I thought about exchanging it....but I was curious about the wii u version....and once again, it plays great and looks pretty good. For a system that is supposedly under powered it handles some pretty big games.....and don't get me started on Bayonetta 2....omg.
Super Mario Sunshine 2 would make me run to the store and get a WiiU.
This is the popular hipster comment of late. Sunshine is just a name. If SM3DW, Mario Kart 8 or Smash (for example) convince you to buy a Wii U, little else will. Also, I'm wondering - on the basis you own either...what game made you run out and buy a PS4 or XB1?
I disagree. Some of us like multiplayer games alright, but I got into gaming as a single player. SM3DW, MK8 and Smash Bros are all built as multi-players. When I play a Mario game, I don't want other people to play with me. I want to explore and pick up coins and stars on my own. I'm serious when I'm playing and most other people around aren't on my level(not talking skill, I'm talking about enjoying the full experience). I loved Sunshine, even more than Galaxy 1 & 2. So I'd love a Sunshine sequel, but I doubt we'll ever get one.
Rough translation: "The WiiU is not dead yet, please buy our system! We can promise at least 3-5 more games before we abandon ship."
I smell a troll. Wii U is on a roll with quality software. Maybe you didn't get the memo but it has been well documented all 2014...lol.
The WiiU is closely following the steps of the Gamecube. Hell, most of that quality software you talk about are sequels of games that were on the Gamecube too.
Yeah, cause the Gamecube cost $299.99 two years in.....sarcasm! ;p You might need to understand mass market price is $149-$199.
quality kiddie sugar-y sugar-y sweet catsuited software. they could make games with moody lighting and mature presentation (without blood, sex, or guns) like they did in the N64 era with graphics close to this http://ecx.images-amazon.co... in real-time for their next console, but they probably won't because of how much people like you enable them. DEMAND MORE FROM THE MASTERS OF MATURE GAME PRESESNTATION. STOP WITH THE KIDDIE BULLSHIT. Sincerely, the hardcore (and already mature gamers [some of us are 30yrs old already for Christ's sake] who made you who you are today. I dont know about most of you guys but im ready for the Badass return of METAL MARIO to show off the superior graphics capability of the next Nintendo system http://www.hanging-waters.c...
Yes, because as Sony and Microsoft have proven, quantity equals quality, right?
Sony and PS= Quality always has, always will. You speak of quality 1st party GOTY winning games right? Games like Uncharted or the Master piece that was; The Last of Us Quality enough? 40+ 10/10's 200+ GOTY awards
@SmokingMonkey Okay lol
Smoking monkey has been hitting the pipe a bit hard!
lol. Expecting their next system in summer 2016.
I really doubt it.
My guess: Fall 2017.
Bump it up by 2 years Hoff sir.
I kind of agree with Hoffman. Nintendo, at least with their handhelds, have been known to release new hardware not to long after the other has dropped. Or it just may be my perception. But the WiiU isn't doing what Nintendo wants it to do and I can see them just taking the lose for that and building hype for a new system for next year.
That would be stupid of them. If it didn't work for Sega to release new home consoles way too close to each other when one fails to sell, it wouldn't work for Nintendo. It ruins consumer's trust in the capability of the manufacturer to support their own systems in the long term. We're not getting a new home console within the next 2 years. I'm sorry, but it's just not happening. At the MOST, we'll get one announcement in mid-2017, for a late 2018 release.
It's not very stupid if the WiiU is not making Nintendo any money. The best thing for them to do is cut their loss now and build hype for their new system and market it as the next best thing and more than likely it will be BC with the WiiU which they will market also. Consumer's trust has already been tarnished with consoles starting from the N64 with very little 3rd party support and well known games found on Xbox and PlayStation but no where to be seen on a Nintendo console. For that matter, 3rd party trust has been thoroughly tarnished for each Nintendo game system. They need to regain that trust by announcing a system that can start playing these games that are appearing everywhere else. I think we will be getting a new Nintendo system in the next 2 years...no other company announces they are working on a new system to the public like Nintendo did even if they are.
Trust related to Nintendo's ability to draw in third parties, in regards to multiplats, is irrelevant to Nintendo consoles, and has been since third parties started refusing to do their multiplats in an equal fashion on Nintendo's home consoles. Each console has gained Nintendo profit in the long term, and the Wii U is no exception. The consumer trust towards Nintendo being able to support their own system for at least 5 years, is much more important than the trust relegated to their third party relations, because third parties had an opportunity when the Wii U launched to repair things. They squandered that chance. And they will continue to squander it until they start releasing their multiplats with all the content. On time. And with new content designed to make people WANT to buy the Nintendo system they are on just to play them. Third parties did more harm to themselves than Nintendo did, as far as their sales potential on Wii U is concerned, and that will not change in the future until third parties actively try to change it themselves. No amount of more powerful hardware can make up for games that aren't designed to draw in a fanbase they've ignored for more than 3 generations worth of home consoles. Third parties aren't a good enough reason to abandon the Wii U early. We won't be seeing a new console in the next 2 years.
But Nintendo announced a positive financial report I don't think they are losing that much money on Wii U if they actually made money this quarter. "I think we will be getting a new Nintendo system in the next 2 years...no other company announces they are working on a new system to the public like Nintendo did even if they are." lol Yes they do they always do. All console makers start working new consoles right away when a new one comes out. http://www.playstationlifes...
I'm very sorry but what you guys are proposing is basically impossible. Nintendo starts work on a next generation console basically when the current generation ships! It takes a long time to make a great home video game console! When you compare the Wii U to the PS4 and Xbox One you can say ok no big deal. When you compare the Wii to the Wii U uh oh! You're talking about a gigantic technical leap! Look at the Wii U's first year! There was obviously a huge miscalculation about how to make a great video game in hd! The first year of the Wii U's lifespan was at best wretched! Does anybod think Nintendo will disenfranchise the almost ten million people that bought the Wii U? No way. It just ain't happening. Miyamoto said the Wii U was upgradable. That will increase the Wii U's lifespan. It's my opinion the Wii U will be around for three more years. Lol! At least! Ok now I'm actually going to gasp read the article lol!!!! Well I read the article!!! Hmmmm new games might get announced during e3. Interesting lol!!!!!!
Well it was only released in 2012 so I should think not...
Over?! Why would it be over? I love my WiiU!
Notice you got 4 disagrees for stating you are enjoying owning a Wii U - and games. I'm likewise. Its no troll comment to say since purchasing a PS4 at launch its been used more as a Blue Ray player/catch up box than as an actual games machine. That is no exaggeration. I'm sure the games will arrive, but at present...
I'm OK with the disagrees. These folks here don't live with me and don't see just how much the WiiU gets played in my home. We have all the systems in my house. ALL of them, all the games and the lions share of game time goes to 3DS and WiiU. The rest is PS4 and whats left is 360 (but that's mostly me). I don't have a need to lie here or troll anyone. I just want to add my voice to the choir. I love the system and I have buckets of fun. I've invested much time and money into it. I've never been completely disappointed by Nintendo, just sometimes with their weird policies.
Ten bucks says it's that superchiller putz and his like-minded cronies.XD
This state is kind of odd. Stating its not dead yet. The media may portray it but they shouldn't even say that seeing its only been on the market for a little over 2 years.
Pretty happy to hear that. Feel like the Wii U is the only console worth my money atm.
That's what I'm talking about. Nintendo forever!
Dont want it to be over just yet because i know they have a few more gems to produce, however i dont want it to last too long because for the price, the amount of memory, small harddrive, basic online features (smh),the lack of major third party games and many first party games im not interested in im not buying one anytime soon. Ill wait till the successor comes out and it drops alot in price, then ill be enjoying those games. Anyway good for Nintendo fans that Nintendo after 2 years is finally stepping up the output of their games.
Small HD? I have 2 terabytes, and while you argue it increases the console price, I'd point out I don't pay for online - which is far more costly. Memory (given out of order processing) has not been an issue. The only issue is lack of 3rd party games and it might help developers if the CPU had a little more power.
You know what he means, don't pretend that the Wii U has anything more than a measly 32gb of internal flash storage, and no internal HDD or even a bay for one. It's an absolutely pitiful amount of storage to be included with any console, considering when the Wii U released. And no, having to buy your own external HDD doesn't make the Wii U a good system, it's really just an embarassment. Just another sign that they cut every possible feature out of the base Wii U console, to accommodate the expensive gimmickpad. Too bad the gimmick failed to catch on.
I have one thing to say http://youtu.be/L0MK7qz13bU... BECOME A SOFTWARE COMPANY ALREADY
That song is actually about letting go of doubters...lol. "Let the storm rage on"..."The cold never bothered Nintendo anyway" could be taken from this. Nice try.. This is more fitting for a classy software console like Wii U. https://www.youtube.com/wat...
The majority wouldn't buy their games if they did. Not over the latest games from people like EA, Ubisoft, Naughty Dog, etc. In fact, the majority, in the here and now, spend more time criticizing Nintendo's franchises as everything from "rehashed crap" to "kiddy casual games". If seeing that all around the internet isn't enough evidence, and you need more, consider this; most comments saying that any Nintendo home system has great games worth owning it for, are going to be over-run by people saying the other two systems have better games that make them more worth owning, and that even $200 for a refurbished system is way too much for the games the system offers. Then they'll lead into the latter half of their comment by mentioning things like Shadows of Mordor and Bloodborn, amongst other things. Going third party is a death sentence for Nintendo. Period.
The thing is nintendo actually profits off their hardware, or in due time they will. Taking away hardware revenue is a big cut of money. Also, the development for multiple consoles costs money, and since their fans will be divided across multiple platforms developing exclusives for other platforms isnt smart either.
Sadly, the Wii U was "over" the day it released. Nintendo didn't plan for a long future for the console, by severly gimping the specs to accommodate the gimmicky gamepad. No internal HDD (or even a bay for one), only a measly 2gb of RAM (with only 1gb available for games), weak CPU, weak GPU, no ethernet port, no DVD/bluray support, the list goes on and on. They really did cut back in every possible area of the base console, to make up for the high cost of the gimmickpad. Had they actually put some thought into designing a solid, non-gimmicky console, they'd have been in a much better place today. I think the Wii U will fade out in 2016, and a new Nintendo console will release in 2017. Let's hope they give up on the gimmicks, and stick with solid, feature-rich hardware next time.
Gimmicks are the only thing driving innovation in the industry. It's not a bad thing. Personally, I would be disappointed in a nintendo system NOT having the gamepad. It's the absolute best feature of the system and i hope it stays as a feature in all systems going forward. Off screen play in itself is not to be discounted among other uses. I'm very happy with my wii u that I purchased at launch.
I'm noticing from all the disagrees here in a Nintendo related post that its almost like either Sony or Microsoft fanboys are frequenting these posts JUST to disagree. As if.
They are salty and need to go disagree with those first day buggy games..lol.
Happy to hear that. The WiiU may not be doing so hot right now but at least Nintendo is making games for it and trying to sell it. They could have done what Sony did what the Vita, just abandon ship and only make games for the hardware that does sell. But their souls be damned if they don't bring the ship back up or go down with it like a true captain.
WiiU=purchased on Day 1 of new competent Metroid game. Maybe. Mario and Link are just icing on the cake for me, (wonderful 101!) That Metroid game will have to REALLY peak my interest, for me to buy a WiiU.
Really? That is the only reason you'd buy? Not the highly rated games like Mario 3Dm Super Mario, Bayonetta 2/1, MarioKart 8, Smash Bros, DKTF, Wonderful 101? Not to mention the good stuff (and there IS good stuff) in the Wii back catalogue. Not to mention virtual console? I'm getting Metroid Prime Trilogy for $10 next week.
I mentioned Mario and W101, and I still can't believe they made DKTF over a Metroid game. I filled up my Wii with Virtual Console games, and after I sold my Wii.....I lost them all?! Nintendo needs to shore up their online, friend codes?! really? (heard it's gotten better) People used to absolutely DOG PS for a weak online compared to XBLive. Why does Ninty get a pass? Cross buy from VC games is a must nowadays, especially from Wii to WiiU and 3ds. I used to love Ninty AND Sega to death but I've moved on. I also call out Sony/PS whenever they pull some spit, (there are things my PSP can do that my Vita can't?! there are things my PS3 can do that my PS4 can't?!) This is when I lost A LOT of respect for Nintendo.... https://www.youtube.com/wat... ...so sad.
What is sad is I converted all of those vc games to my new wiiu and they play just find ouch! Man did you loose out. Then the wiiu let's you use a 2 terabyte hhd to hold those games! Has its own photoshop app and miiverse rocks! You can even send messages and talk to people via video phone thur the system. You can even see what your friends are playing.
First mistake was selling your wii. My purchases fro my wii were tied to my nintendo id, so I was able to redownload anything for free on my wii u. I would have also liked metroid, but dktf is a fantastic game and I dont mind waiting for ninty quality. Ninty gets a pass because they are definitely improving their online and most importantly is free of charge. I agree wii music was dumb and crossbuy should already be happening. They are dipping their toes soon in this per the last direct