What Does Super Smash Bros.' Winter Release Mean For Wii U?

Hardcore Gamer: Despite a strong string of releases in 2013, Wii U is still struggling. The last major release on the console was Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze in February, and nothing but NES Remix 2 has a solid release date before or after Mario Kart 8 on May 31. The recent Nintendo Direct dedicated to Super Smash Bros. didn't do much to reassure anyone about the console's future either; Super Smash Bros Wii U was given a winter 2014 launch window, and with only the aforementioned releases confirmed until then, it appears Wii U owners could be in for some barren months.

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ValKilmer2273d ago

It means nobody will buy a Wii U until Winter.

-Foxtrot2273d ago

Well there's always Mario Kart 8...I know thats the game which will make me get a Wii U

Although I might wait until after E3 just incase anything gets announced hardware wise like a new mode, bigger memory or a price cut. Doubtful but you never know.

iamnsuperman2273d ago (Edited 2273d ago )

I would wait till E3. I expect a price cut (possibly a new model but a price cut is more likely). If Nintendo were smart, they could make the impact of Mario Kart even greater if the took some off the asking price (makes it look like a deal)

-Foxtrot2273d ago


Yeah then I might just do then

I don't see how the Xbox One and PS4 can have 500GB worth of memory but the Wii U only has 32GB. I mean come on Nintendo.

I know you can use SD cards but it's not the point.

Chrischi19882273d ago

But Wii U can also handle external HDD. I know it is not the same, but at least something...

Metallox2273d ago

You can't use SD cards on Wii U, you must buy an external HDD.

stragomccloud2273d ago

And internal hdd just would have made the system cost more and they were already selling the system at a loss at launch. Also, when I bought my 120gb PS3, I very quickly changed out the HDD. As I did with my original Xbox 360.

Personally, I'm glad Nintendo built a system that didn't cost me more since I would have just replaced the hard disk drive to begin with. They gave me the ability to hook up any external I wanted and they didn't charge me extra for a drive I wouldn't have used to begin with. Wii U does not have a HDD, it has flash memory on board, which is by the way, extremely fast.

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GhostTurtle2273d ago

It means its going to be a great Christmas.

randomass1712273d ago

Wait... what about Mario Kart? That's supposed to be a pretty big hit for Wii U.

Chrischi19882273d ago

Haters do not like if somebody tries to talk logic or that there are franchises, which are even more successful, than an already super successful franchise. They want to make a point with this stuff and it doesnt matter if something like Mario Kart for example, actually destroys their dumb predictions. Just like if Mario Kart does not exist.

eaise2273d ago

Means other games will be out to tide everyone over. Mario kart, Bayo 2, Hyrule Warriors ( probably), etc. And I bet we will see a game at E3 that will release in the Fall

caseh2273d ago

How can people not think the Wii U is technically f*cked.

If I had a console where I could count every game to be released on it on one hand for the next year I would be selling it, pronto.

I get that Mario Kart is an ace game but seriously, wtf?

SpiralTear2273d ago

You mind explaining all the games that will be released for the system over the next year, including the ones that are currently unannounced and will probably be announced in the future? I'm pretty sure there's more than five. In fact, I'm certain.

I've heard nothing but good things about Mario Kart 8. If you don't like the series, that's your call, but a lot of other people do.

It's the tired argument of people saying "it has no games", which in any situation for any system translates to "it has games, but I don't like those games, and since my personal preference rules the industry, it has no games."

Ratty2273d ago

"If I had a console where I could count every game to be released on it on one hand for the next year I would be selling it, pronto."

I'd much rather have quality over quantity. I don't think it's "f*cked" but it IS struggling.

caseh2273d ago


Have a look for yourself, it's in no way a definitive list but it is pretty much kept up to date. Everything is either TBA or Q3/4 2014.

Very few titles have an actual date, it really doesn't bode well for the Wii U. Hello Kitty Cruisers came out in March apparently, awesome...

Nerdmaster2273d ago

Well, I can count with one hand the Wii U games I'm waiting for (Mario Kart, Smash Bros, Bayonetta, X, Sonic Boom). But I don't need any hands to count the PS4 and Xbox One games I'm waiting for, since it's zero. So for now I'll keep my Wii U.

randomass1712273d ago

Struggling is not the same as f'ed over. Wii U can recover and sell better. Any system can return from a rut. Put some games people want and people will get it and people WANT Mario Kart and Smash Bros.

wonderfulmonkeyman2273d ago (Edited 2273d ago )

So your hand has over 120 fingers then?
Because that's just the indie games, broski.
Short-term, too.

Long-term, Nintendo still has multiple first-party franchises due for a Wii U entry on top of hidden projects[Miyamoto still hasn't revealed the new IP he's working on], and stuff from second parties and a select few third parties to work with.

So unless you're a mutant, you'd better start counting higher than the number of digits and toes you've got.

Realplaya2273d ago

Dude I think you are being a bit extreme.

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4logpc2273d ago

Means that it will release in the winter.

All seriousness, its a good time to release one of Nintendo's biggest franchises. Mario Kart will be over the summer on Wii U, and 3DS will get its' version of Smash Bros. Both quality titles.

barb_wire2273d ago

Heck, even though it says Winter 2014, it might not come out until 2015.. just depends on what Nintendo does.

Think they'll have Smash Bros bundle?

randomass1712273d ago

They'd be dumb not to. I'd be very surprised if there was no bundle.

Eonjay2273d ago

For me? Or for wii U. lol

Well not to much for me but I know people who would love to play this game and who will probably buy the system to play it.

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