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Talking Point: The Wii U May Be Playing Catch-Up With Some Developers, But Money Always Talks

The challenges facing the Wii U, like those that faced the 3DS before it in 2011, are numerous. It's seeking to reverse stalled momentum that was, perhaps strategically, allowed to happen in exchange for a busy lineup of games in the second half of the year. This is being done against the backdrop of one of the most challenging periods for the home console industry; revenues are down at retail, alternative platforms driven by iOS and Android battle for attention, and there'll be the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and to an extent the Wii all battling for customers.

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Yep2268d ago

"Money talks"

Good to see I, among others, aren't the only ones recognizing that. Always has, always will.

slimeybrainboy2268d ago

I read the title and thought it said 'Butt Monkey Always Talks' lol I was like Who the hell is Butt Monkey?

Concertoine2268d ago

nintendo needs to start getting some multiplats and exclusives on board with their thick wallet. like when the 360 came out and MS bought multiplats for devil may cry 4 and final fantasy 13...
but to be honest with the 3 game sega exclusives deal, crossover with atlus, along with 2 exclusive games from platinum, its safe to say theyre on the right track.

Summons752268d ago

don't forget Ubisoft has been a big supporter of the WiiU too.

It's not the devs that need to be persuaded many under EA and Activision have said they would love a chance to develop for the WiiU but EA has some sort of grudge against Nintendo and Activision is starting to give support but not very much.

Yep2268d ago

Rather them use that money to make quality exclusives and buy out studios.

Third parties will come naturally as the platform starts to sell (Of course Nintendo needs to communicate as well).

Concertoine2268d ago

or they can do both? they already have so many in house studios, im just saying itd be a wise move if they got some more top notch support from companies that put different content out than nintendo, even if they had to buy it. if the game was good and well advertised it might prove to that studio that there IS money to be made on wii u, something toe-in-the-water ports and low budget messes like zombi u won't exactly do. like i said they're on the right track at the moment.
microsoft did the same thing and it catapulted them from financial failure on the xbox to a force to be reckoned with on the 360.

Yep2268d ago (Edited 2268d ago )

It'll never happen. Nintendo can't pay enough money to get ports onto their system that take advantage of the GamePad without spending too much cash. At least that's what it looks like.

I think the money would be better spent on acquiring western studios. That's where they are lacking.

ATi_Elite2268d ago

Nintendo needs to start selling Units in bunches cause as of right now the WiiU is NOT attractive to program for because of LOW sales figures and that's why 3rd parties Devs are staying away from the WiiU.

1 year has passed and where the HECK is Mario, Metroid, and Zelda? You think they would be in Prime position for a November release to combat PS4/XB1.

Oh well I guess those 3DS sales figures will keep Nintendo going.

DejectedJeff2268d ago

they got cocky as always with the launch
but a new zelda, mario and donkey kong all out by december, with mario kart and smash bros out next year.

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