Thanks to the 3DS’ install base, Nintendo now feels that it can turn a profit with the system’s software.
*Knocks on wood* Just in case...
Thats the safe bet. I hope so, because the wiiu is limping in this console race. Hope this helps get the legs churning again.
If not this, then likely Zelda or X. Or maybe it'll be a third party collaborative title with a Nintendo character that finally gets things moving. I dunno, I guess we'll see.
I would like to point out that despite the media rambling and blasting, if you actually pay attention to what sources around you say XBO is doing worse than Wii U was at this point. Wii U isn't doing hot but hopefully they turn it around.
THIS VIDEO SUMS UP NINTENDO PERFECTLY!!! https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Wiif***U, brilliant. LMFAO.
These games are going to sell regardless. They both sold 7 million on GC, but the question is will they pull Wii U out of it's rut. Let's hope and see.
I'm almost certain I saw articles like this last year, but on the bright side MK8 and Smash 4 are games everyone likes so he might be right this time. But it still looks bad when they're talking about two games while Sony's out here tweeting about over 100 games to hit their console in the first year.
For a company that claimed to be worth more than Playstation I expect more than just relying on Italian plumber. Do something new Nintendo,not your hardware but software. I liked Mario but you can't rely on him forever.
120+ indie titles coming to the system in addition to a few nice third party exclusives and quite a few great first party games. They're hardly "relying on Mario" anymore. People just haven't realized it yet because Mario is such a huge name...
The reason they havent given up on wii u sales is because they say mk8 and smash 4 will sell consoles-which at this point it might well not shift as many as if they'd been ready at launch as they should have been. So yes they are very much relying on mario-most 3rd party games are gimped or delayed or nonexistant on wiiu, that didn't matter for its predessor but the target market is different even if ideally nintendo would like wii users to up and buy new consoles. I think sony realised this last gen hence the lack of emphasis on move-it was a gimick. Ms didnt realise this and its left them with a $100 more expensive console that due to their last min 180's is still selling well. Also indy titles rarely sell consoles on their own-they'll be a plus point for the console but some downloadable indie game isnt going to make me get a console just for it 98% of the time.
Correction, they're worth more than Sony as a whole! Not just Playstation...
@wonderfulmonkeyman: That article wasn't researched properly. Some of those games have been canceled, aren't confirmed for Wii U, and some aren't really indie either.
He said the same thing last year... He also said there wouldn't be software droughts back in the Gamecube, Wii, DS, 3DS and Wii U days but he's never kept his promise, all those systems had major software droughts at one point... Just look at the next few months for the Wii U. I don't see how Nintendo hasn't fired this man yet, he's doing a poor job and just doesn't understand the gaming market. I love Nintendo and want them to succeed, but I can't see it happening with this man still in charge. Always apologizing for his mistakes.
They will drive and push Wii U sales for two weeks.
Just like the WiiU launch hmm interesting ;)
They NEED to do Mk8 & Smash bro Wii-U bundles then promote them like crazy.
I am not sure smash will drive sales. Even though it's not as pretty and there are a few differences, it's also on 3DS and it's mostly the same game. Most people won't buy a WiiU if they can get it on 3DS if they already have it. Mario Kart 8 could help, but let's face it, if this doesn't drive WiiU sales up, I don't think anything can. Maybe a full Pokemon game like the portable one, but let's face it, Nintendo is never gonna do that.
Due to the pro controller, it'll feel like home on the wiiU, as opposed to the completely different feel it will have for the 3ds. I think that and the graphics difference will keep the wiiU sales rolling.
Really don't see it! sorry Nintendo WiiU = Gamcube/Dreamcast
I hope so. Both Nintendo GameCube and Dreamcast were great systems. For now the Wii U doesn't look like them. Nintendo has to work a lot.
wow don't insult those other doomed consoles by comparing them to this current catastrophe. the Wii U has a long way before it can reach GC or DC levels of "success".
nah dont think so no single game can save the wii u
Most ppl seem content with their ps4s and xbones at this point. I love my wiiu but at this point, I can't see a lot of ppl going for it when they have xbox one and ps4 to choose from. Yes smash bros., and mk8 will be amazing but other than that, I see a long hard gen for nintendo with wiiu.
Ignoring the other first party and third party exclusives in addition to the 120+ indie titles? Be fair, dude. It's got more than Smash and MK8 going for it.
I doubt indie games would make anyone want to buy a WiiU if anything it's their first party ips something that is taking far too long and the delays don't help ;)
It might have more going for it but that doesn't mean ppl are taking it. If they were wiiuw would have better sales by now but it doesn't. The games it has now are really good but there's just not enough of them. The massive hype for ps4 and even xbone are killing any chance the wiiu might have. Again, I love my wiiu but I just can't see it getting any better any time soon.
The PS4 and Xbox One will usher in the third party gaming collapse. The only publishers that can afford to make games for those consoles are EA, Activision and Ubisoft. Detailing dirt on fingernails cost a lot of money and a lot of publishers will go the way of THQ trying to do so. Capcom is about to go belly up and the only thing that's saving them is the 3DS with Monster Hunter. Nintendo actually cares about the video game industry because they are actually a video games company, so their business model actually reflects that.
I can't just live off of rice. give me something else to eat.
But for how long?
Not buying a WiiU for Mario. Patiently awaiting a new Zelda and Xenoblade Saga 2 and a new price drop for me to get a WIIU at this point. Funny thing is, Zelda:SS and Xenoblade Saga are my only games for my Wii.
N4G logic Nintendo loses 366 million in 2013 = Doomed Sony loses 1.1 billion in 2013 = Dominating
Dumbasses logic Nintendo is strictly a gaming company. Sony is not. Those losses are not from Playstation's divison. http://online.wsj.com/news/... Sony’s PlayStation division sales up 64% to $4.2 billion http://www.vg247.com/2014/0... DERP!!!!
playstation maybe making money at long last. Hope this continue. problem now is the eggs are in one basket time, with no chance of getting credit to help out, 15k plus employee in 2 years left jobless. building sold off division being sold off left right and centre. would not fill me with confidence. one division feeding the rest to keep afloat, is not going help that division from going under. if sony goes . playstation will be sold off. Playstation making money, dose nothing for the over all picture. no sony/no playstation as we know it.
@tinkypop Yes it sucks but that is business, if certain divisions are not bringing in a profit, you have to cut them. Sony's TV and computer divisions haven't been making profits for a long time. Kaz is doing everything he can to turn Sony around and I truly believe he will, everything he has done has been helping Sony as a whole. It may seem bad that they have to sell their computer and television divisions but at the same time why keep them if they simply aren't selling? How does that make sense? It would be more detrimental to Sony as a whole keeping divisions that keep driving annual losses. That is how Sony would end up done, the path Kaz is taking is far from that, he is selling those divisions for the opposite reasons. Read the article I posted about the losses, he is selling them to do exactly what you have in mind. Focus on Sony's more succesful divisions that do bring in profits so the company has a more profitable future. You act like that building being sold off was a bad thing? It is no different than Nintendo buying their own shares for some extra money. Sony just bought a new factory for billions of dollars also so it wouldn't make much sense that they are hurting like people try to claim. Coporations this large are going to suffer losses, it is literally impossible especially with that many different products. It is how those losses are managed that is important and Kaz is managing them in the best way possible. When you are the boss of a said job, chances are eventually you are going to have to fire people for something. It is nothing new.
Yes but 1.1bn loss for a quarter is a lot though and it doesn't matter what the ps sales are if Sony as a buisness is going bankrupt, a bankrupt Sony = no PlayStation, it doesn't matter how well PlayStation is selling if Sony as a whole can't make money so it's not dumbass logic it's the sad truth, I like PlayStation I have a ps3 ps4 and vita so I don't want Sony to go but if they can't sort there shit out there gone long before Nintendo
Ill-informed logic You don't seem to understand that all of the divisions affect each other, they are still one company. The Playstation division cannot carry the rest of sony financially. DERP!!!
Let me know when Nintendo lays off 5000 employees and liquidates and entire division (i.e. Sony PC) ;)
How come its the same article again. It's old news repeating over and over again.
the new mario kart looks too much like MK7 which I played the absolute heck out of. the new smash bros looks too similar to Brawl, has the same size roster, same levels, hard to tell it apart. What's worse is the lack of a story mode. I think the smash bros for 3DS will be better than the Wii U version. I'm sure a few Wii U units will be shifted from these games, but I can't imagine they will have a big impact or get anywhere near saving the Wii U from it's situation.
@slivery I agree with you, this is only way sony will live. cut the fat time! at the moment sony is a upside down pyramid. waiting to fall. how many more big hit can sony take. the buying of the factor in my eye is a sight of sony going playstation and few other division only. but is Nintendo now the go to place to bury other bad news.? Unlike some, i do not want see any of the top 3 go under as it be us gamers, who suffer. will have to find your article and have a read. thank for heads up.
Donkey kong, Mario kart 8, Smash bros on both consoles, Bayonetta 2, New zelda (not that hurdle warriors tripe!) and most likely a new mario on the cards now the old ones wrapped up (Galaxy 3 please) few classic GameCube games on the virtual console (luigi's mansion please) and I dunno Shenmue 3, apart from the last one never happening or likely too I really don't care about horror stories or peoples misconception's, I've had my wii u since launch, granted it not been played every day but then I'd be sat here saying boohoo there's not enough games, there's plenty I've not even started latest mario, pikmin 3 or lego city undercover or zelda or earthbound, plenty to keep me going as I put it on the back burner whilst I finish off my other games on other consoles, everyone says oh it's nintendo it's rubbish but gaming would be what it is today without them pure and simple sure I love gran turismo or proper racing games (no forza!) or a proper shooter I'd prefer to say Timesplitters but these days it's cod or battlefield if that's your thing but if I wanted to play games like that I'll play them on my xbox 360 or ps3/4 I don't so I stick to all the classic classic nintendo games, very rare you'll see a nintendo game score below 80% unless it's a spin or been handled by outside developers, and that's because like metal gear guys and rockstar it's never churned out even if nintendo are getting quicker at getting the games out these days (look at the sheer numbers on 3DS) at least 90% of there output puts most others to shame, I'm not saying they are the be all and end all but if your too cool for school to play nintendo cos your an adult (at 18-21) your a fool I'm 27 and I'm sure older people still play nintendo, if they are not sheep that have to follow a crowd and are too insecure about their own life to allow them a bit of fun, so what nintendo games are aimed at kids look at the simpsons and Pixar films, classics sure I love South Park too but your telling me everything in simpsons is aimed at kids, no chance they wouldn't have a clue about half the references as there just after the slapstick and colours, allow yourself some fun stop playing the same old games day in day out and grab a Wii U, if you like fun and still no how to smile you won't be dissapointed and it'll only get better and better like the 3DS (maybe not as big a turn around) but one things sure it's got nintendo behind it, they are going nowhere, deal with it!
I'd personally like to see Microsoft in 3rd place this Gen and I loved the Xbox 360 for years still got one at the mo but I just feel with what's being offered and with the level or services ie hardware games as well as customer service of all 3 big players I think Microsoft come off worst in majority of the things hence I have no intention to go next gen with Microsoft and can't see I will be for the next year or 2, think I got enough to get through and finish off on 360, WII U!!! (buy one!) ps3/4 (again with ps+ buy either it'll pay for itself with the amount of games) Vita again buy one specially with god of war on the way ;) but yeah I'll be getting rid of the xbox 360 as soon as I can get through all the games I wanted to be it retail or downloaded but there's quite a few could be a here a few months specially with all the other gaming distractions but Xbox one no thanks even with games for gold as the xbox 360 has been horrendous I can't see why Microsoft would suddenly start giving away decent games if they've been that stingy with their old console, as for their digital prices have these been lowered like they were saying they wanted to? Not sure as I don't own one but if go out on a limb to say hmmm No just like they never bothered to lower the full on retail prices of their games on demand as some fanboys are always stupid enough to pay for whack why would they lower it? Microsoft had us all where they wanted when subscribed to gold but these days I want more for my £30-40 a year (on top of my broadband bills) I've clearly got too many single player games to play all that much online so to pay that a year and not even go online it's pointless whereas I got a new 3-5 games across all formats with sony, bye bye Microsoft! P.s did I say buy a Wii U! And make Shenmue 3 somebody!!
DUDE...please make paragraphs next time !!!
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