Will 3rd Party Developers Flock to Nintendo's New Wii U Console?

It's been an uphill battle for Nintendo to attract popular 3rd party software titles to their hardware. Though, on a few occasions - they managed to acquire top tier 3rd party releases. However, Microsoft and Sony don't suffer from the same dilemma.

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Pikajew4603d ago

Yes. I can see a lot of strategy games on it because the controller.

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iamnsuperman4603d ago

"The Wii missed out on a plethora of quality 3rd party titles"
I know this is important but how many third party developers are going to spend time and money to enhance one console. There has been a lot of talk from third party saying we could do this and that but I think this will not materialise. I can see multiplats being the same across all consoles no matter how powerful the Wii U is. What Nintendo really need to do is get their first party to develop less party games and more big blockbusters (they have a few now but more is better) and the current big blockbusters get them looking great. Third party will naturally go to the Wii U as it is an added install base. It has a normal controller and HD graphics which will not stop third parties this time around.

Darth Stewie4603d ago

A lot of 3rd party devs will just like the Wii but than it will decrease after about two years on account of Nintendo systems are bought primarily for just 1st party games while just a small percent buy a few 3rd party games.

VampiricDragon4603d ago (Edited 4603d ago )

microsoft suffers from exactly the same thing but worse. Lack of exclusives

The wii has far more exclusives this year than the 360 does

dragunrising4603d ago

Exclusives may differentiate a platform but they don't define it- unless there is a lack of 3rd party support like there is with the Wii. Last time I checked, 95% (unscientific estimate) of all console games that were on the PS3 were also on the 360. Don't get me wrong- exclusives are important, however the 360 hasn't suffered for lack of them. I would argue otherwise if in fact the PS3 and 360 install base weren't neck and neck in software and hardware sales.

I hope the Wii U develops the kind of 3rd party support that current gen HD consoles have enjoyed. I love Nintendo (games), and it would be a shame if the console failed.

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jacen1004602d ago (Edited 4602d ago )

i would think the developers would like to showcase there profession on the most powerfull console available ?
i know if i was a developer i would, so yes i see the wiiU getting the games

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Microsoft to Add Copilot AI to Video Games

Microsoft recently revealed its plans to incorporate Copilot directly into video games, with Minecraft being the first showcased example.

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Fishy Fingers3d ago (Edited 3d ago )

F*** AI

"Hey Copilot, what's a good meme to prove I dislike AI".... https://giphy.com/clips/sou...

Einhander19723d ago

Two trillion dollar company that just can't wait to put as many people possible out of work as fast as possible.

It feels like every single thing they do is making gaming worse and destroying the industry.

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darthv722d ago

....you know it takes people to program the AI.... right? It isnt like it is sentient. We haven't reach skynet level of situation or anywhere close to the matrix just yet.

That's next Thursday.

Einhander19722d ago (Edited 2d ago )

It takes a people to program the AI then that AI is used for who knows how many games eliminating countless jobs which only grows as AI is used for more and more game creation functions.

What you're saying is so ridiculously short sighted and truly larking any kind of understanding and foresight.

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CaptainFaisal2d ago

Why all the hate? Im actually excited about this! Always wanted this kind of immersion, and an AI companion with me all the time helping me out knowing the status of my skills/inventory/progress and giving me tips on the best approach or how to craft something specific is game changing for the industry.

Hate all you want about AI, but this is just the start and I can see the potential already. You wont be complaining in the next 5-10 years about this, but rather complain if a game hasn’t implemented it.

MrDead2d ago

Yes we can't wait for the work of others to be used without the need to pay them so that MS can profit even more from the people they fire.

I_am_Batman2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

There is no chance I'd ever use something like this, especially if it's not part of the core game design, but a layer on top of it. It's way too much handholding. Many games already feel like busy work, because they don't let the player figure things out on their own. Having a real-time interactive guide defeats the purpose of playing the game in the first place in my opinion.

If this were to become the standard like you predict, we'll see more and more video games get away with bad design, because people will just be used to ask for help from the AI companion anyway.

Number1TailzFan2d ago

Well Nintendo don't need this with some of their games these days, with invincible characters, items, easy bosses etc.. they do the hand holding built in

helicoptergirl2d ago

Takes "hand holding" in games to a whole new level.

BlackDoomAx1d 15h ago

Because human nature xD Almost every new technology had these kind of comments.

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