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Nintendo’s VP of sales explains why you should still buy a Wii U and discusses NX

Nintendo's vice president of sales and marketing discusses his company's next console, NX, and also explains why he thinks you should still buy a Wii U

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pat_11_5822d ago

I think he's pretty much right about the Wii U. Even now I'd argue it has the best video game library of all the current-gen consoles.

Concertoine822d ago (Edited 822d ago )

I agree. People think im a fanboy for saying so, but the reality to me is that it is a sad day when a console like this has the most worthwhile games to someone with as diverse tastes in games as me. All 3 companies have disappointed me thus far this gen.

And i know it had a solid year head start, but even comparing Wii u's first two years to the other consoles is surprising. Bloodborne was the first game i really dug on PS4, everything else was either something i played the year before on ps3 or a little too fleeting.

mikeslemonade822d ago (Edited 822d ago )

WiiU is graded at a lower standard. And I will say it for the 5th time here. Dragon Age scored lower in metacritic than many Nintendo WiiU games but somehow it won game of the year for 2014. That proves meta is handicapped for the WiiU. It's easier to score a 90 and over for the WiiU than PS4 and X1. The standards are higher for PS4 and X1.

Therefore just because you say the WiiU has the better average meta, it doesn't mean that the library is better.
If you want to use a flawed metric like that, then the IOS and Android probably have more 90+ games.

wonderfulmonkeyman822d ago (Edited 822d ago )

The standards are higher?
No.
If anything, the standards are more forgiving on everything but Wii U.
Watch Dogs still sold like gangbusters despite its issues to pretty much everything except the Wii U.
And games with even worse issues than those in WD gain considerable sales despite aggregate scores falling lower than a lot of the Wii U's titles.
If the standards were really as tough as you're saying they are on other systems, then stuff like CoD wouldn't continue getting high sales despite their issues.
Dragon Quest winning a GOTY award is also a horrible example, because GOTY awards are normally opinions based around polls, which are driven by fans and popularity, not around metacritic scores.

Games like Bayonetta 2, Splatoon, Hyrule Warriors and many others deserve their high scores.
They earned them, and it's a crying shame that brand popularity and these stupid console wars are holding people back from giving the console and its games the sales they deserve.

Concertoine822d ago (Edited 822d ago )

You realize how silly this sounds right. You are implying a game should be judged without considering its system's capabilities. I guess every 3DS game should be in the 40's then.

Also that was a vote-based award, not a metacritic based one. Its pretty expected for a game on 4 platforms to beat an exclusive, thats been a complaint with the VGA's for years now.

comebackkid9891821d ago (Edited 821d ago )

QFT, ask yourself how Mario or Splatoon would fair on other platforms. The community is so starved for content they've substituted amiibo's for software and view the scraps NoA does throw to them with utmost reverence. This is coming from a huge Nintendo fan who slept outside of a bestbuy on a windy winter night to get his Wii.

Segata821d ago

Does it hurt? Being so dumb and trying to have any coherent thought must be painful for an Acorn sized brain. Mike,never change.

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Hold_It822d ago (Edited 822d ago )

Honestly it depends how old you are to say that it has the best video game library of current gen. You have a bunch of old third party titles, and honestly I was a nintendo fan years ago but it seems like they've quit focusing on games for their older audience and focusing now on toys and games for a 8-16 year old audience.

The only exclusives I could think of to justify a Wii U purchase are Bayonetta 2, and Mario Kart 8 and Smash. They have a remaster or two on their system before anyone says they don't, and besides those three games, there is still no new metroid game which would have been the game to get the Wii U for.

There is too many kiddie games, and gimmicky contollers and tech, and not enough options to persuade me to get it now, especially considering they've already declared the console a failure, and are pretty much grasping at straws at this point to get you to support their life-support console, when the next one is around the corner.

It's no different than Sony telling you to buy a PS3 or MS telling you to buy a 360 when there are only 6 good games left to come out for it before it's completely irrelevant.

I'm sure I will get disagrees, but the last good Nintendo console was the Gamecube. They had a library for many, had a lot of different controllers that were about fully supported on every game, had great exclusives, and catered to kids, teenagers, and mature audiences.

They didn't just focus on kiddie games like Splatoon, Wonderful 101, and games like that, but they had Resident Evil, Paper Mario, Timesplitters 2, F-Zero GX, Goldeneye, Everything Or Nothing, Killer 7, Viewtiful Joe, Metroid Prime series, Mortal Kombat 3D Fighters, Phantasy Star Online, Tales of, and Smash Melee, Capcom vs SNK 2 EO and many more. Plus the Gamecube was the second strongest console that generation, and had great support.

The only thing that was holding that console back was them opting for mini dvd-r instead of DVD-R which was 1.7gb vs 4.7gb disc, and not a lot of online support. Essentially it was safe to call the Gamecube a successor to Dreamcast. Which I still hold to this day as one of the most fun console experiences.

If they could make the NX anything like the Gamecube, it will be quite the console.

Concertoine822d ago

Wonderful 101 is no more "kiddie" than Viewtiful Joe. In fact it's a lot more hardcore, having a much steeper learning curve.

But i do agree the GC was a great console. Its a shame people didnt buy it, if they did we might not have gotten the Wii or Wii U.

deadfrag822d ago (Edited 822d ago )

W101 kiddie wow im 42 years old and love de game and i assure you a kiddie will have a very hard time trying to finnish that game if it can get to the end.W101 has more indeep gameplay than what meets the eye at the first look! And frankly not even Mario 3D World or New Super Mario Bros is a kiddie game ,same to DK tropical freeze...very mature games with excelente art style and gameplay .

Segata821d ago

Devils Third,Bayonetta 2,Ninja Gaiden Razors Edge and SMTXFE have M or Cero D ratings. Also at 32 years old W101 is amazing.

Magicite822d ago

I had no reason to buy it before, but now when they start dropping support, I care even less

carmelo43822d ago

Oh really pat11, an what games are those

MASTER_RAIDEN822d ago

completely agree, and i dont even own a wii u.
hands down the best library there is on current gen systems available. As great as the ps4 and xbox one have done in recent months, there was a long time in which they barely had any worthwhile games. meanwhile the wii u has had a very strong library from the beginning. It continually delivers solid content, familiar or not.

people on this site only discredit its relevance because it doesnt satisfy either side of the fanboy war a lot of (not all) n4g members are about. Yes, nintendos made bad decisions with the wii u, but in spite of that it is still a great piece of hardware with some of the best sofrware weve seen this gen.

WiiUsauce821d ago

The Wii U is still an excellent console even though it's on its last legs. Bayonetta 2, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Captain Toad, Super Smash, Mario Kart 8, Splatoon, Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, Wind Waker HD, Super Mario 3D World, and a plethora of indies and virtual console games make the Wii U such a fun machine.

It also has a good handful of games coming in the near future like Devil's Third, Namco Bandai's Project Treasure, Fatal Frame, Xenoblade Chronicles X, FAST Racing Neo, and more.

Sly-Lupin821d ago

Just talking games, you have a decent argument ahead.
Narrowing that down to exclusives? You'd be able to convince most people.

Include backwards-compatibility? No argument necessary.

pcz821d ago (Edited 821d ago )

the wiiu is only a worthwhile purchase if you are a die hard nintendo fan.

why would an average consumer buy a wiiu when the only games worth playing on it (AAA) are

pikmin 3

mario 3d world

wind waker hd

mario kart 8

smash bros

Yoshis wooly world

beyonetta

xenoblade

...

ultimately, only the last two have universal appeal. the rest are games geared towards family/children/nintendo fans.

of course, if you are a nintendo fan the wiiu is 'okay,' but most gamers want variety. i am a nintendo fan, but still, i wouldnt spend 100s of pounds just to play nothing but nintendo games. as a result, i will only purchase a wiiu when it is HEAVILY discounted.

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tastas21822d ago

HA. yet another exec in denial. the wii u is dead. only nintenders car about it.

Ark_822d ago

What other message do you exspect from the VP of sales?
"WiiU will be replaced soon, buy one used, if you want to play our game ... or just wait?" Of course he tries to keep the sales up - at least at the level they are now.

PR talk? ... of course. It's his job.

jcnba28821d ago

If it's dead then why is Nintendo still supporting it with great games? When was the last time sony made a game for the Vita?

richierich822d ago

They said the same thing in the SNES days when people were waiting for the N64

pat_11_5822d ago

But the SNES is far more successful than the Wii U...

Kurisu822d ago

Nintendo should market the hell out of the Wii U for Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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