You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that the Wii U's sales are incredibly slow and that many third-parties are either completely dissing it or just outright ignoring it.
Some third-parties say the system is too weak, others claims that they don't know how to use it, while others say that it's too big of a risk right now. All-in-all, the Wii U is in a very tight spot. After a rather decent launch, the system tanked due to a bare-bones release schedule. A major title "Rayman Legends" - was due to release in late February, with the hope of causing sales of the system to spike. Unfortunately, the developers - Ubisoft - delayed the game and is now releasing it on the PS3 & 360. In March, the releases of "Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate" and "Lego City: UNDERCOVER" spiked sales, but the buzz has now subsided.
The next major titles to hit the system will be "Game & Wario" and "Pikmin 3" - both of which are expected to draw some attention. By the end of the year, a new 3D Mario and Mario Kart U are also expected to be released, along with Wind Waker HD. These titles can (and most likely will) lift the Wii U up to higher pastures. If all goes well, is it possible that third-parties will start to take notice of the system?
The economy is in bad-shape, and games aren't getting any cheaper to make. So naturally, when there's a system with a small install-base that isn't growing very quickly, developers will be quicker to release on more popular systems. That's the problem that the Wii U faces now. So, with the major titles set to release on the system from the summer on-ward, can they create enough buzz for some third-party developers to take notice?
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