As we all know, the Wii U isn't the centerpiece for attention in the gaming world right now. It isn't as powerful as the Xbox One and PS4 but it's a little stronger than the 360 and PS3. Kinda sounds like a repeat of the 7th generation's Wii, huh? Well, kinda. Given its current situation it's kind of pulling a Dreamcast at this point. But does the Wii U deserve to be handed nothing but its siblings' scraps?
Because third parties are looking for an excuse to dump the system.
Gimped port=bad sales=good reason to drop the console without looking like the bad guys.
It's pretty clear that's a money/3rd party relations sort of thing. No one else's 1st party titles sell like Nintendo's (we can argue all day on the "milking" of those IPs, but that's a different topic). Which, in turn, allows them to scrape by at least with the Wii U. Nintendo, it seems, is focused almost completely inward making sure that their 1st party games/sells are optimized, and it's been that way since the N64. Their philosophy has been to let 3rd parties to work on their own island with Nintendo platforms, which is really different to Sony and Microsoft's approach and rubs most 3rd parties the wrong way. A lot of 3rd parties need hand holding, extra support/money, and attention when releasing either exclusives or multiplats because there's a lot to lose without the support of hardware sales behind their games. I believe Nintendo's approach to 3rd parties HAS to change in order to be successful (console wise).
Nintendo should give up on Wii U at this stage
its because the Wii u is only slightly better than the ps3/360. Nintendo is arrogant and believe people will buy systems on based on gimmicks. the Wii u pro controller should also be able to be used as the main controller for everything. the gamepad is a joke and the Wii remotes suck. pro controller is pretty sweet though.
Poor development, I'm sorry but nintendo show time and time again it's not about being top end and the best graphics ever as long as the game works and let's face it Nintendo ones are fantastic, there should be no excuses for poor ports and just shody development, 3rd parties wonder why they don't sell on Nintendo systems yet release sub par games and delay things no end (hello Ubisoft rayman/watchdogs) and then wonder why people won't buy 3rd party games on Nintendo systems, how about put a bit of effort into the gsmes they make and don't just bash it out and bodge job it to market. Good things come to those who wait and im always happy to have a game delayed for the right reasons ie more time to tweak and perfect but just so it can be released on other formats first when it was originally a wii u exclusive, yeah that sort of stuff always endears U.S. consumers to go and support a company? No it's makes me say Jog on and I'll get your games once they've been reduced or 2nd hand, will check out black flag assassins creed at some point but happy to wait for the new ones to launch and get last year's on the cheap or half price! It'll be a long time before I buy an Ubisoft game again on day 1.