How the Wii U could recapture hardcore audiences

How will Nintendo convince Wii-weary audiences to give the Wii U a chance? Read on to find out.

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dark-hollow3094d ago

Nintendo first party games are great and everything, but they gotta show us some third party love!
Most famous hardcore titles are third pary and ends up on 360/ps3 and the pc while nintendo consoles get left in the dust.

That, and an online service that's doesn't suck!
Friend codes??? Come on! This is 2011. Nintendo should stop their arrogance before it's too late.

ape0073094d ago (Edited 3094d ago )

as intersting as the wiiu sound like, it still gota hard job ahead

the tablet controller is nowhere near as big or innovative as the wiimote was, it will have a hard time getting casual gamers like the wii did and as for the CORE gamers, it may be too little and too late, psn and xbl are full of them and they have their games loooong time ago, it will be difficult imo to get their attention for a "tablet enhanced" cod, bioshock, gta or bf, let alone creating a compelling online service like xbl or psn

theoretically imo, the major wiiu selling point is the nextgen HD nintendo games

FlintGREY3094d ago

I'm actually getting pretty tired of Nintendo's first party games...mainly Mario.

The older I get, the more I hate it.

ChickeyCantor3094d ago

So you are saying you are becoming a grumpy old man?

TBM3094d ago

Im actually gonna wait about an half yr/yr after its released to see i'll purchase one. I myself just can't get excited for their games anymore as im getting older.

dangert123094d ago (Edited 3094d ago )

Online fee's for multiplayer
loads of shooters
Tight closed Platform
3 exclusives wothy of naming...thats three not 3 series
(alan wake,halo 3,forza 3)
A UI that has overly happy avatars and bight colours fit for a unicorn
this is what i was told was home of the hardcore gamers I don't believe It personally I thought home of the hardcore gamers would be In a gaming enthusiasts house

dark-hollow3094d ago (Edited 3094d ago )

Bashing the 360 in a wii u article.
Isn't great to be a hardcore Sony fan?

ape0073094d ago (Edited 3094d ago )

that's insecurity

dangert123094d ago (Edited 3094d ago )

never said i was a hardcore sony fan not once and how am i insecure? ive been told by loads of people xbox live is the home for hardcore gaming im not insecure in anyway ive got my games and enjoy them could't careless if anyone else don't also thats not bashing the 360 its my opinion on xbox/xbl which some of it is more factual then opinion like online fee's i think you two are insecure

ChickeyCantor3094d ago

"never said i was a hardcore sony fan "

Who said anything about saying it yourself?

dark-hollow3094d ago

@Dangret, this is an article about the wii u,
Why in love of god you felt the need to bring up the 360/xbl??
Go to xbox live related articles and release what grudges you holds against them there.

dangert123094d ago

Its about recaputing hard audience on the wii so i said what they could do from other hardcore consoles whats wrong with that?

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NagaSotuva3094d ago

How about a new Fatal Frame? The extra controller would serve as the camera's viewfinder.

crazytown993094d ago


But also kinda NO. Because I would piss myself.

Blacktric3094d ago (Edited 3094d ago )

"How the Wii U could recapture hardcore audiences"

Ditch the crappy gimmicks, acquire much more talented first party studios and get on the good side of some third party developers. Stop releasing Mario crap for every year and give it a rest. And finally, create 2-3 new IPs aimed purely for the hardcore crowd. But we all know none of these are gonna happen and they'll keep serving the retarded soccer mom crowd by releasing Mario Beach Part 69 and some other bullshit. Just admit it, Nintendo is dead. 3DS launched with literally no killer apps and with an outrageous price tag considering the capabilities, they barely managed to cherish the crowd at E3 with Wii U and they just can't leave the gimmicks behind. For God's sake, we're living in an age where social connectivity is everything to some people, yet these r-tards are keep saying that they won't care too much for the online multiplayer part.

dark-hollow3094d ago

"Mario beach part 69"
Sounds like a cheesy porn movie.....

yabhero3094d ago

Nintendo is winning right now and they're very far away from death. Metroid and Zelda are hardcore. They need more games like that. Nintendo is trying to keep things low-key until the reveal when they release some really legit free online service with a stupid but inevitably catchy name. They've already got EA, Ubisoft and likely Activision. Wii U is getting BF3, Assassin's Creed, Batman Arkham City and Metro Last Light all with specific modes for Wii U. " Hardcore" gamers call innovation gimmicks because they have their hands are glued to Xbox/PS3 controllers. People times are changing. Real gamers know that FPS's are better with WiiMotion Plus or PSMove. The crowd at E3 was ecstatic because Nintendo keeps reinventing Mario.
When you argue this statement. Say something more intelligent and less biased. Also don't come back with a lame argument like " you're a fanboy."

Blacktric3094d ago (Edited 3094d ago )

"Real gamers know that FPS's are better with WiiMotion Plus or PSMove."

Erm. No. No they don't. They know that standard controllers are still better than both Wii Mote and Move. If they were better than normal controllers, most of the developers out there would start making games specifically designed for them to force the users buy and use them. Does Battlefield 3 have Move support? No. Does Modern Warfare 3 has it? No. Uncharted, Mass Effect 3, etc. These games are all action based an all getting released for PS3 but they don't have Move support and one of them is an exclusive game. We call Wii Mote and Wii U controller gimmicky because they are. If you honestly think that you can beat an average gamer with a Wiimote or using the even more gimmicky Wii U controller, you are very, very wrong. Oh and, you're the one who's using crappy arguments and trying way too hard to profile me as a fanboy, thus making you in return, a fanboy. Congrats. Still laughing at the "The crowd at E3 was ecstatic because Nintendo keeps reinventing Mario." part. Living in denial must be hard.

sarshelyam3094d ago

I remain ever the pessimist on the Wii U. After the completely confusing "message" in the Wii U unveil, and my hands on at E3, I just...wasn't feeling what they were trying to do here.

Furthermore, I'm still not a motion fan, so forcing it down my throat is not a pleasing endeavor. Adopt Sony's mantra and make the control optional (for most games), with the primary classic controller as the staple for those of us who just want to sit down...relax...please?!?

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