Nintendo games has hit a home run in this console generation. With big games like Super Mario Maker and more on the way, the Wii U isn’t as hated as some gamers like to think.
I am worried Zelda Wii U will be a NX launch title. I will feel robbed as a Nintendo fan if that were to happen. Also glad to see love for Star Fox this year especially on Wii U instead of just 3DS.
As a Nintendo-fan, obviously you would want the NX to be a big success, and Zelda as a launch-title would obviously help accomplish that. Ever since they announced Zelda WiiU, I just had a feeling it might slip into next-gen, and would end-up as a dual-gen release, like Twilight Princess on Cube/Wii. There were really 2 WiiU games that would have seduced me into buying a WiiU; Xenoblade X, and Zelda WiiU. Those were THE big ganes I was interested in these past few years, since they were announced. Considering they released Xenoblade X without the Japanese voices, which made me lose interest, I would be perfectly happy seeing Zelda 'WiiU' also release on NX.
Their release habits with Zelda titles points to them not releasing it on NX as a launch title, though. Follow along with me on this one: The NES obviously had Zelda 1 and 2, and the SNES had ALTTP. Then we jump to the N64, and it got OoT and MM. THEN, we jump to the GC, and the pattern changes slightly; the system gets an original Zelda, Wind Waker, and a collector's edition re-release of OoT that included the Master Quest edition in addition to a re-release of Majora's Mask all on one disk, ON TOP of Twilight Princess, which becomes a dual release for two separate consoles, the GC and the Wii. THEN, before the Wii's cycle ends and goes into the Wii U, we get Skyward Sword, the Wii's mandatory exclusive Zelda, leaving the Wii's count of main-line Zelda titles at one exclusive and one multiconsole. Now we come to the Wii U, and it has already had its cross-platform Zelda, in the form of Wind Waker HD, and it is about to get Twilight Princess HD. See the pattern? At least one exclusive Zelda per console, alongside multiconsole re-releases, with the exception of the Wii U, which is due to see Zelda U release this year. The only thing that the Wii U has not gotten, is its own exclusive Zelda. It's due for it, as I said above, and I'm betting it will remain exclusive to the Wii U for at least the first year or two of the NX's life, re-releasing in the NX's third year as a remaster, to celebrate the run-up to the NX's own exclusive built-from-the-ground-up Zelda title. It might sound distressing to not be able to play Zelda U as an NX launch title [which you might be able to do, anyways, if the NX is backwards-compatible], but think about it this way; When Nintendo releases a huge-name game like that for a launch, do you know what typically happens to other games? They get overshadowed. Not having Zelda straight off could be an OPPORTUNITY. One specifically made for THIRD PARTIES. >IF<, they can get things done RIGHT this time, instead of making lack-luster ports.
Totally agree, every Nintendo console has had at least one exclusive Zelda main game, the Wii U will be no different, though I don't see them rerelease it as a NX game in the future, due to how new it is, they rarely do that, and I can't recall them doing that for any game on any system.
As a Nintendo fan, obviously you're willing to take it... A lot of people bought a Wii U with the promise of playing a new Zelda game on it and have been waiting for it for years. The GameCube had 2(two) Zelda games. Wind Waker and Twilight Princess, with TP being a cross-platform title. The Wii U is yet to have a Zelda game of its own.
There's no title than can save Wii U from being Nintendo's lowest selling console
Lowest selling, but great software sales, as the games the system does have are mostly awesome. (Er,cough Amibo Festival.). Right now still playing Xenoblade X, which I can't say enough good about, my personal GOTY 2015. I also have been playing Guitar Hero Live, online is a blast!
The Wii U has the worst software sales of any Nintendo console with just over 70m sold, and nearly 140m behind GC. And with an average of only 24m, and the reveal of a potential successor it's likely to stay that way.
Instead of disagree with me and Nintendo https://www.nintendo.co.jp/... Go out and buy the good 3rd party games that the Wii U. Others wise, keep lurking on and lying to yourself and everyone else on forums about having this huge Wii U collection, knowing you only buy 2 - 5 Wii U exclusives each year. The numbers don't lie, fans or more specifically fanboys do.
Agreed, wonderfulmonkeyman's comments neglects the fact the wiiu is nintendos least popular (selling) nintendo console ever conceived. I would also debate almost every nintendo console has seen a metroid (except n64)... Wheres the wiiu version??? Moved to nx just like many other games thats were most likely meant for the wiiu. Now if we lived in an alternate universe where the wiiu was selling much better ahead of dare i say it... The ps4... A) the nx wouldnt have even been a rumor to this day and B) Zeldau would have launched last holiday season like initially promised, but thats not the reality. No nintendo console has been talked about on 3 years after a new console. To think its not going to be on the nx you are either dumb af or severely naive. Wonderfullmm i cant wait to see what you have to say if the nx gets zelda effectively changing the name of the dumbest (laziest) zelda title ever in zeldau lmao. Might have well called it new legend of zelda with new in italics... I actually hope zelda skips the wiiu like metroid so all the nintendo faithful can see what true failure the wiiu is...
I said similar things to wonderfulmonkey before. I personally think they have been diverting half their first party development capabilities to the nx for at least 2 years. I also think the nx will launch with a dual release zelda ( if not then an exclusive and it will skip wii u, but this is less likely), metroid and pikmin 4. This will then be quickly followed by mario galaxy.
Sales don't matter if your not making money. WiiU is far from killing Nintendo. There software is selling very good so Nintendo is doing well for considering hardware sales.
Come on...if Smash Bros didn't "save it" or Mario Kart then what possibly can.
That could have but... http://blogs-images.forbes.... Nintendo being Nintendo
Couldnt say it better myself foxtrot.
There is no reason to "save" the Wii U - Wii U content is part of the "nintendo cloud" they talk about and most certainly just like every other system will be backwards compatible if not just digital versions being released. I get it though, you need blog entries for traffic, but damn.
There is no saving the Wii U...if it was savable the NX wouldn't even be talked about and possibly coming out this year or next.
The NX releasing next year has absolutely NOTHING to do with the state of the Wii U, dude. 5 years is a NORMAL CONSOLE CYCLE for Nintendo. They didn't hint at the NX because the Wii U was "beyond 'saving'" and was intended to be killed off super early. They hinted at the NX because, at the time, people were assuming Nintendo was about to drop out of consoles and go full mobile. They talked about the NX earlier than usual to shut those idiots up, and it has unfortunately back-fired into the current "Wii U is dead" idiocy fueled by sales-charts and Mario haters. Having talked about the NX a little earlier than usual isn't a signal that the system is being abandoned or anything, and they've got the entirety of 2016 to send the system off with a bang, through a lot of really nice ending games. The Wii U doesn't need saving, because unit numbers don't accurately detail how much profit they've made off the system, its software, and its accessories. Despite its sales, it's had a line-up of some of the best exclusives in Nintendo's long history, and has made Nintendo more than enough profit, especially through Amiibo, to support the NX.
Some of these people are pretty stupid. They were surprised when Nintendo announced NX when it's common knowledge that Nintendo always starts building a new console as soon as the new one is out.
There is nothing that's going to save Wii U in terms of market share.The only thing Nintendo could do is make their fans happy by supporting the console with quality content.
times up time to move on to NX.
There is no saving the Wiiu
More curious on the 3DS successor honestly. If we get Nintendo quality games with Wii graphics on a portable.. a man can dream
Nothing is going to save the Wii U. Let it go already. Nintendo delivered a console nobody wanted and the market has spoken. No single game release is going to change that.
It doesn't need to be saved anymore. Ever since late 2013, the console has been on a gradual uptick. It will be Nintendo's lowest selling home system (sans Virtual Boy), but that's by comparison. Nintendo has still made profit where it ALWAYS matters; software. The Wii U just got its second best month on record for software sales. Say what you want, but the games are there and people have most certainly been buying them. Right now, Nintendo needs to focus on keeping that positive momentum moving so that whenever they transition to their next system, their fans will be satisfied and ready to proceed.
I'm just gonna say it. NO title can at this point. They've had plenty of big titles, and still nothing.
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