OriginalGamster's take on how Nintendo can improve upon the Wii U, and make it a success.
Games and a $ drop and actually advertise it quick! The new Xbox is going to be revealed tomorrow E3 is right around the corner.Nintendo should be in panic mode its there last chance to gain some momentum before the holiday season this year.If not I see another Saturn/Gamecube for them.
WiiU's not doomed, it just need games LOL But not third party ones. :p It just needs Mario 516 >______<
Your logic is the exact reason why 3rd parties are abandoning the Wii U ship. 1. It needs 1st party games (Mario/Zelda/Pokemon/SSB/Metro id/etc...) 2. Better support from gamers for 3rd parties. 3. Vastly improved online network 4. A $50 price drop would help 5. A game that really demonstrates the consoles uniquness
For a just released console it has plenty of 3rd party games. I've yet to understand all the hate towards the wiiu online because it works perfect and has it's own web community. It has a games that shows the console unique features like nintendoland, batman and lego undercover. And first party games are coming starting next month with game and wario and will continue regularly until the holidays and beyond. And a price drop really isn't needed. It could be $100 and ps fanboys still would say it's too high.
Wii U needs 1 thing more than anything: Games. There is just nothing to play.
I think the main thing right now is pretty much games and that is the main thing it needs. Granted the system is better than the Wii miles better and I enjoy that but at the same time no one can deny it needs some lovin'. It's no different from some other launches but this time around most of the games out now are ports from it's competitors systems and a few of it's own. While Monster Hunter and ZombiU are fun and quite addictive I might add it just wouldn't be enough to entice some others; and while I'm sure some love the Italian plumber still many are probably getting kind of tired of seeing him. What about the older franchises it once did F-Zero ( gosh I sound like a broken record ). Kirby where is that pink snuggly thingy? They could easily make a game similar to Kirby Super star with four players or hell return to Zelda Four Swords and make that happen! Lots of ideas that Nintendo could do and many of which revolve around some old ideas they had done before that would work perfectly on this system; yet they seem to be more focused on something different at the moment. In terms of Third party I would love to see a Crystal Chronicles. I mean now I don't have to use a GBA to play and could just use the pad. Come on lots of potential on the system itself but just unrealized at this point.  A few things from the article itself. I think the Mii customization is fine at least for now. It's not something that really needs to be TOO deep now especially since it certainly isn't a system seller. MiiVerse though if people knew of it would probably be so? The only thing is it should get more integration with something like perhaps twitter? I mean the limit they restrict you with is about the same if I recall? I also am in favor of the Pro controller though I'm still using mine from the MHtri bundle on the Wii; I hope that other games will allow me to continue using it. If not please for the love of all that is good please continue using the pro.
show that you care for a particular genre that has been on the dying phase of extinction. There are two genres they can concentrate on if they play their cards right and yes, I am referring to JRPGs and Survival Horror. There was once a time when Nintendo used to be one of the best consoles to play RPGs on and I think they can take up the thrown again.
Yeah that ended after the snes. "There was once a time when Nintendo used to be one of the best consoles to play RPGs on and I think they can take up the thrown again." That day is dead and gone, look on their handhelds for jrpgs. Se didn't even bother to put a main line ff game on nintendo console before they walked off a cliff this gen.
where there is no chance, there is always a glimpse of chance. other consoles are flooded with shooters and I think Nintendo can take that to their advantage if they focused on something else rather than doing the exact same thing as other consoles are doing.
Nintendo can't even get it's main franchise titles at a respectable rate, taking on a whole other genre they aren't used to isn't happening, beyond monosoft/lith. Having to be "different" is what lead to the wii u, and it's odd priorities. "flooded with shooters" Just as jrpgs were popular last gen, shooters are this gen. Both the ps3 and 360 have several rpgs and jrpgs not sure, how that would make nintendo stand out. There is a finite set of genres, i haven't seen anything from nintendo that is a radical departure from previous generations. I see the same suspects in the wii u's future lineup that existed in previous gens change 1 or 2 games around here or there. It is possible that it is just a nintendo box, that appeals to nintendo fans.
Nothing, Nintendo is doomed, now where are my bubbles?
In the hands of better commenters :-p OT: Wii U needs a name change and Ninty need to mend relationships with 3rd parties.
Games sure....but what about a robust online and third party support. And it needs to be on par with the other big players. And it's so very not. So yeah. Doom. Will it bankrupt Ninny? Hell no. But ninny will need to accept that they are not the console maker for mature gamers. (Yes mature gamers will enjoy it....some will.) From a business view.....it's currently an utter disaster. And if I was a shareholder I'd be looking for blood!
Well, it seems Nintendo got a bit bigheaded with sales of the Wii, so they thought they could do the same with the Wii U by not giving it better specs. I actually saw this coming when they overpriced with the 3DS anyway. Not to say they are bad consoles or anything. Mario 3D land looks fine graphically and it does the job, but looking at Lego City compared to whats on PSP is a bit disappointing. Tons of fog.. not even GTA on PSP had it like that. 3rd parties that complain don't like the specs of the machine. It is closer to last gen than next, i just don't get why they didn't put in a quad core cpu instead of the tri core because this would've been cheap to do anyway, and would've pleased more devs that say it's cpu is weak.
Well, they need games. They made the mistake of thinking that people who have bought the Wii would get the Wii U, but the Wii had a specific niche which was motion gaming. When people saw the Wii, they imagined themselves swinging a sword in Zelda, or shooting hoops in a NBA game. That appealed to a lot of people and this led to a lot of sales, and a lot of unique games that people could try. Now with the Wii U, they just have a tablet controller. It may by unique and original, but no one is utilizing it correctly especially with little 3rd part support. You also have to understand that the Wii U is a LITTLE more powerful than the 360 and PS3, but that really doesn't appeal to developers because they look forward to developing on platforms that are new and popular. Developers have been developing games for the 360 and PS3 for about 6-7 years now, they want to spend developement time on the new hardware that's being released, and not a console that's a little more powerful than the 360 and PS3. In other words, Nintendo can improve by making outstanding 1st party titles(new IPs that are not related to Mario, Zelda etc.), and giving developers a reason to make games on their new console.
With some games and a price drop. ;)
1. by releasing games, and making more of an effort to get 3rd party support. 2. by actually releasing a next-gen console instead of playing catch-up 6 years later...
They really have no choice at this point but to flood the system with as many 1st party games as possible to see if sales spike.. If not, then a price drop is sure to happen shortly after.. Theyre already losing a little bit on each system so a price drop will probably be a last resort but also probably inevitable.. I cant see any core gamers wanting to pick up a wii u over a PS4 or nx box.. Maybe both but some ppl dont have enough money or dont want 2 systems so wii u will be last on the list
For a site called OriginalGamster, this isn't really an original article. Seriously how many "What can save the Wii U" articles have we seen here.
Your comment makes you so cool. Don't like it, don't comment. I know you didn't read it.
Well, they can't. Not unless they stop pretending we are in 2009.
I think you comment has a lot of weight. Nintendo is far behind in online and other features, which makes them seem far behind as a gaming company. They are relying too much on nostalgia.
add trophy support
That is my personal #1 request. I bug the hell out of Nintendo with it all the time. I know there is this vocal minority who "hate trophies", but I truly believe Nintendo is missing out on sales due to a lack of a trophy system. Trophy systems increase player attachment rates.
ive just started to see trophies this last generation as essential to console gaming. It would be so cool for nintendo to put trophy support in clasic virtual console games.
For the love of the allmighty, will you bloggers stop writing about this topic? It seems it`s 9/11 all over again.
Not exactly the best analogy.