The president of Enterbrain — the Japanese conglomerate that owns the famous Famitsu games magazine — Hirokazu Hamamura, recently shared his thoughts in Nintendo and its Wii U console. And unsurprisingly, Hamamra believes what we all believe: Nintendo needs some killer games in order to succeed. In fact, Hamamura puts it slightly different. He says that the Wii U needs killer content to be “resurrected”. Meaning he’s not exactly optimistic about the console now — but “resurrected” from what? The Wii U is far from dead. He gave the example of the 3DS, saying: “Two years ago the handheld 3DS was called a failure, and then it bounced back”. He added that the Wii U “can be boosted if killer content is released. However developing a lot of games for both the Wii U and the 3DS is difficult”. Hamamura used to be the Editor in Chief of Famitsu for many years and is one of the more respected games industry figures in Japan. The Wii U has seen a steady climb in sales over the past few months — in the last week of December, the console sold nearly 110,000 units in Japan alone. local_offer famitsu Hirokazu Hamamura Nintendo wii u stars Further Reading Nintendo loses patent appeal, ordered to pay Nintendo was brainstorming about Switch when Saleh Sbeiti Nintendo needs a priority shift. Enough of the 3DS for now, try to get 3rd party on board and start making more Wii U games. kenny Johnson “The Wii U is far from dead.” Wait did Hell freeze over? Are their pigs flying as I type? Or did I just not see that from John Kinsley? Lil J Moore More good games = better sells It’s as simple as that. Reggie Fils-Aime That is 100% true, and that is why we will have loads of great content this year, we will kick things of with a direct soon. SleeMouse . Why do you do that? hy do you pretend to be someone you aint? Not hating or being prick just asking. Not trying to be offensive LopsidedPasta Is anyone else kinda annoyed that this guy gets a bunch of likes just for his name and profile picture? I could literally set up an ‘Iwata’ account in a minute and get likes in seconds. But it would be fake. Why do people fall for this stuff? Michael Hancock Why are you jealous of his likes? LopsidedPasta Because he doesn’t have anything worthwhile to say that actually deserves them. But it isn’t that big of a deal. Jon why do you care? It takes less effort to ignore him if you don’t like it then it does for you to write a comment. LopsidedPasta My only qualm is that he gets top comment, so people who reply to him get top(ish) comment also. Then other people with actual things to say can’t get noticed. Rinslowe ?? Jon who cares? I never knew people competed for the top comment on a news forum…. LopsidedPasta Who said anything about competing? I said that it shuts out people with legitimate comments. It doesn’t matter if I get “top comment” but I would like for people to read my posts. I’m pretty sure other people feel the same way. Jon and what defines a legitimate comment? A comment is a comment. It can be a massive discussion/debate or it can just be a simple statement from someone. People upvote comments they like. In a way, that defines a legitimate comment as it is a comment people would find enjoyably and fun. Just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean that it isn’t a legitimate comment. You don’t decided that. ScrewAttack Make your post worth reading and people will read them. Great example- this string of complaints from you aren’t worth reading, but hey we’re reading them aren’t we! As for the second bit, I really couldn’t care less if people want to read my comments or not. I simply throw my opinion in the mix and see what happens. ScrewAttack “Top comment” really means diddly squat. Most of us scroll down and read near enough all the comments (within reason, of course). If you want top comment for whatever reason, you’re just gonna have to do better than faux Reggie! (who I love btw) Michael Hancock Do you like females romantically, too? Or just Reggie? ScrewAttack What a shit attempt to get a rise. Beat it loser. Michael Hancock Are you hitting on me, bro? I don’t want to give you a rise and I most certainly do NOT want to beat it. I’m pretty selective when it comes to that sort of thing. Leo We have our very own Iwata resident here and he doesn’t get as many likes. Please understand. Daniel Gonzalez Actually, the Iwata impersonator gets just as many likes. It’s just that he isn’t around as often as the fake Reggie guy, Lol. Which makes me wonder where the Miyamoto fake went. Haven’t seen him around in a long time. I’ve seen another one here, but he isn’t the original one I remember. LopsidedPasta I haven’t seen him WolfgangAmadeusMozart Just scroll down a bit, you’ll find him. WolfgangAmadeusMozart Because it’s funny. Sdudyoy Even though I know you’re not Reggie I still read that in His voice.  And you read my mind… Shigeru Miyamoto Nice thinking NatT96™ Not to sound random, but is the Wii U ever going to have a channel for photo viewing ever again…I miss the channel from my original Wii. ScrewAttack I still wish we could get a music player channel. The original Xbox had one and it was awesome. Considering the gamepad has a camera and the 3DS is now linked too, it is a bit odd that there’s no special channel for messing around with all these photos. NatT96™ Its very strange that the Wii U has no media player. I believe Nintendo will release one in a future update. Josh111111 Simply release old titles Nintendo! Through virtual console or HD re-release. It’s like printing your own money! How hard is this to understand?! Rukiafan Rukiachan Wii U has the strongest lineup as far as exclusives go next year. The Wii U will turn it around, just be patient people. Leo The problem is not people’s patience, the problem is the media brainwashing people against Nintendo. People really have no opinion, they go with the flow of the heads in the industry. This is how the mainstream media works in every area, cinema, music, games, books, etc. This has been going on since the N64 days, during the NES and SNES days Nintendo notably restricted some western developers until Sony emerged with a very westernized policy of “hey developer you can put every crap in our system and see what sticks”. This policy hasn’t changed at all and it gradually turned the whole industry against Nintendo’s rigorous restrictions. oontz Not compared to PS4 Elem187 Uhh the Wii U’s lineup is far more interesting.. Ps4, just like the ps3 is shaping up to be another dudebro box with mediocre platformers and other alternative genres tossed in as a “me too” so Sony can claim they have other games. The reality is Sony’s development budgets overwhelmingly favor the shooters and the cinematic garbage, while tossing a few bones at their mediocre other genres. Their priorities in game development shows. Ratchet and Clank will forever be a mediocre platformer because Sony refuses to put any money behind the series, but they will toss 70 million at these interactive cinema games that shouldn’t even be called a game. Yousif Alromaithi As much as I agree I miss sony golden days on platforming because the PS2 was truly great. But I cannot deny that Sony did some great games on their newer system such as Heavy Rain, Last of Us and Uncharted. But I think you are right saying the older games of sony was better than the newer ones. oontz “Uhh the Wii U’s lineup is far more interesting.” Yeah… Donkey Kong Country, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros, X, Bayonetta, Hyrule Warriors, Scram Kitty and his Buddy on Rails, and FAST Racing NEO. And that’s it… that’s the BEST upcoming games for Wiiu in 2014, 8 games. Other than a couple it’s just the same franchises done again and again by Nintendo. That doesn’t mean I won’t buy some of them and enjoy them. But from an outsider looking in… the PS4 has a lot more interesting games that bring a true next gen experience for the user. Rinslowe Great experiences are not quantified directly by the no’ of titles available… And arguably the competitions line up has only about the same no’ of decent experiences set to release in 2014 – each. Saying company A or B as X amount of titles in development means squat considering the amount of genuine titles, not being more than company C’s for eg in 2014. And that’s pretty much a fact. Perhaps just not for you, lol. In another way would SM3DW have been any greater if it released 8 times in 2013 instead of one? Or Shadowfall any better than just pretty but average if it released the same – 8 – amount of times? Lol Obviously that makes no sense right? In the same way you seem to forget that at least 3 of those eight titles coming for Wii U will be great. MK8, Smash and X only need to be released once to be great titles if they “are” in fact great titles. And everything points towards each one of those three being great experiences. Point being again, the no’ of stand out winners on the other platforms are set to be about the same from where I’m looking. And personally I think; Bayo 2, SMTX FE and Fast Racing Neo will be very compelling titles equally… Lol to that true next gen experience. If what you say is right, then I’ve been on the “true next gen experiences” since Q3 2007… oontz “Point being again, the no’ of stand out winners on the other platforms are set to be about the same from where I’m looking.” And that’s fine as it’s your opinion… for me though there are a lot more titles I am eager to play on my PS4 in the future than what I’ve seen in the pipeline for wiiu. Will I still enjoy some games on wiiu this year? Of course or I wouldn’t own one. But there is a lot more I am looking forward to on PS4 than wiiu, again thats my position. I play and beat on average 2 to 3 games a month. The AAA releases for wiiu (although maybe great) are spread a little to thin for my gaming needs compared to the upcoming AAA releases for PS4. Rinslowe I’ve always seen where your coming from tbh. But as a multiplatform owner. I hardly ever get too opinionated over these types of issues. I’ll probably go through a decent game a month or two. Sometimes more but it really depends. My schedule in life is not the ordinary so, sometimes more – sometimes less etc… Surely you have a PC as well as PS4 to offset such strong opinions on the matter, or is that just your thing? oontz ” I hardly ever get too opinionated over these types of issues.” And this is exactly what I try to do, bite my tongue so to speak. But there are times when I see Nintendo fans on this (and other) site(s), just blindly ignorant to the fact that there are other amazing gaming eco-systems that DO provide gaming entertainment on par with Nintendo. Wether with first party or 3rd party exclusives. Rinslowe Yeah, true. I agree actually. When I look at my gaming hobby and the amount of gear I’ve amassed over the years, I’m grateful that there are multiple players in the market to fill that overall need. For Eg. Mass Effect is hands down one of my favourite franchises to play. I’ve been through the first one, I don’t know how many times, lol. Halo is up there as well as one of those games I’ll buy a system for. And games like Heavy Rain, The last of us etc.. etc… that leaves a lasting impression. In fact there’s so many games from each major player that’s got me hooked and re-hooked over the years it’s just silly really… Nintendo games are there as well, first party of course and hopefully it’s still gravy for us gamer’s for a long time to come… Scott The PS4 has already outsold the Wii U. http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/01/07/what-sonys-42-million-ps4s-sold-figure-actually-means Lusunup lol wut. Jason Wonderful 101 is half off at Gamestop Fri-Sun if someone would like to post an article about it! jjbredesen Please use the tip button at the top of the site, if you want the editors to create a article, they don’t hang around in the comment section to much. Jason Thank you, I was looking for a way to contact the editors. Jason I still can’t find it. jjbredesen http://wiiudaily.com/contact Jason I found it. That’s the BOTTOM of the site though, not the top. jjbredesen Yeah, but there is one at the top to, but you can’t see it if you don’t use adblock, have never turned it off so don’t know how the site looks like with ads XD Lusunup like any suggestions works during the weekends lol john writes whatever he wants. Jason Well then it’s good this comment is here to inform the little people. LopsidedPasta I would buy that, but I’ve literally made a budget for myself concerning my future PS4 and Wii U purchases (I’m nearly broke). I can’t even spare 30 dollars 🙁 Jon and that isn’t in Canada sadly 🙁 Adam Howell It’s a really good game. Shame it didn’t sell better because I would have liked a sequel. Fred Nice. Best buy has the same deal going on. I bought it there earlier this week Daniel Gonzalez That game is still at 60 bucks normal price? Lol. It needs a price drop. The half off price seems more fitting at this point. I’m sure it’s a decent game and to those that may enjoy it more than others, but it would benefit from a price drop considering it’s had poor sales. It’s a good enough deal and may entice people to buy it at that price point. Elem187 You must be new to Nintendo published games Daniel Gonzalez You must be new to opinions and suggestions. Kinda hard to be new to Nintendo published games when I’ve been playing Nintendo games since ’87. Lol. Nice assumption, but you were off. It’s actually up to GameStop in this case since they decide if the prices drop or remain at the current price point, not Nintendo. 😛 Elitepwnsface So stupid how that download price is still $60. Daniel Gonzalez I think $30 should be max for that game,especially since not many are actually buying it. jjbredesen Don’t need to worry about killer content lol, Once MK8 is out even Patcher will have to give up. Zakariyya Al-Quran or SSBU jjbredesen When Smash Bros releases combind with what MK8 will have done, there is no chance in hell that Wii U will fail! Not being a fanboy, but i am exstremly sure that Nintendo has got enough games to keep sales rising. Magnus Eriksson Im not to sure about that. But they will have enough games to make it interesting. What they need is third parties ready for releasing games like Skyrim, GTAV, Bio Shock, Last of Us etc. And not 6 month to one year later, but either as an exclusive or atleast at the same time as other consoles. Then the Wii U could very well rise up from the grave. No secret that Im disappointed with Nintendo this gen. But not everything was their fault either. The launch should have been smoother if it wasnt for a lot of third party fuck ups too. – Alien Colonial Marines SHOULD have been this great game, but ended up as a crap late-90’s looking piece of shit on other platforms and not at all on the Wii U. -Rayman Legend could have been released in march, but was delayed because a last in minute business decision from Ubi. – ZombiU could have been a killer with three more months in development. – Some of the ports should never have happened, like Batman Armoured ed. Mass Effect 3 and Assassins Creed 3 did not feel well placed either as none of the prequels have landed on Wii U before. – Nintendo should have been more meeting with people like Betsheda to get Skyrim to the console. —– Not everything is N. fault, but much is. In the end its their responsibility. The Clockwork Being Zelda U! Once thats out Patcher will go into hiding. Squid Metroid will make him cry when it comes out. ConCity Soldier Lol Mithiragi Starfox and F-Zero will fuck up his asinine ass. (NO HOMO) readypembroke You mean barrel roll his ass? Yousif Alromaithi Earthbound Wii U will make him poop his ass out of Wedbush. Stephen Davis YES we need metroid! And we need John Williams to do the soundtrack for it!! How epic would that be?? 😀 Magnus Eriksson 2016 then… A bit late, dont you think? LopsidedPasta That’s a bold prediction! We all know that Patchenator never gives up. NEVER. Once MK and SSB come out, it’ll be about the weak Virtual Console service (Which does need fixing, don’t get me wrong) jjbredesen haha true, there will always be something i guess in the end they will be bashing it for LED lights being to weak on the power button XD The Clockwork Being And when thats fixed it will be about the relationship between Nintendo and EA, saying that without EA, the biggest video game company in America, Nintendo will die. jjbredesen lol, yup they never give up. TheAquacharger You know for a big company I haven’t bought a game of EA’s after Most Wanted U. Before that was BF3 and before that was RB3. Before that was TB:RB. They just stopped making games I can care about. readypembroke I only buy Battlefield from them. Battlefield 4 should have been delayed 2 to 4 months. Texture streaming on BF 4 on PS3 is horrid. Iron sights are blocks until about 10 seconds after spawning. Cant use weapon after spawning until 2 seconds later which because of this, I have died many times. Yousif Alromaithi Battlefield 4 is very bad on all systems. I saw the game how it played on PS4. abe i have the Xbox one version its running fine (not great, not perfect) now about as well as GTA online but for ages everything was bad much like GTAO lol Yousif Alromaithi Mine runs bad which my brother plays it for I play FIFA and Dead Rising. abe Was the same story as GTA online. Mine ran fine for ages when everyone else had problems then suddenly my characters head changed gender. I imagine same will happen on BF4 readypembroke When they said they fixed the campaign save file issue, they didn’t. After the patch, I played the campaign for a bit then about a week later clicked on Campaign again just to be greeted with the New Campaign menu. Jon What did you expect from an EA game? They are doing what they do with Madden and Fifa now with everything now. Yousif Alromaithi FIFA runs the best on XBox One with no lag and interruptions except Battlefield which was really bad. Jon I wasn’t really getting at how it runs, I was getting at how it is the same game year after year with a roster update with some very minor changes. readypembroke FIFA on the PS4 and Xbox One are the same exact thing with the same exact graphics. Digital Foundry said there isn’t a difference besides the One version having some mode. Yousif Alromaithi Xbox One has team legends which is why I bought Xbox first. So clearly the best version out there and it runs perfectly than the PS4. readypembroke EA is doing damage control for the Xbox One. EA is helping MS by making the PS4 version just a Xbox One port. MS is opening their pockets and trying to make the One attractive by making exclusive things most people could care less about. Yousif Alromaithi The FIFA was built on Xbox One not PS4 because when team BARCA played against each other they used the One version in order to crown the winner so tello and Montaya win for team BARCA best FIFA team. http://www.fcbarcelona.com/club/detail/article/fc-barcelona-players-try-the-new-xbox-one.b readypembroke I don’t play FIFA or Madden. Only EA games I bought last year new was the Mass Effect Trilogy for Xbox ($40) and Battlefield 4 for PS3 ($25 at black friday) Squid At least it’s the only console that has notable classics LopsidedPasta Depends on your definition of “classics” 😉 Squid By classics I mean. Old appreciated games, like Mario World and Super. Metroid. LopsidedPasta That’s true. If classics need to be old, the Microsoft has none, and Sony only has a couple (maybe). But SEGA has some also I think. Squid Oh whoops, that relies on your definition of old too. By old games I usually refer to ten year old or older. Mario Galaxy wouldn’t be considered classic yet to me despite it being a masterpiece. Smash bros Melee is classic to me, Shigeru Miyamoto We are fully aware of Patcher. We just keep making games. Squid Let’s attack his eyes with Pikmin. Edit: I don’t see what’s to thumb down to this.. readypembroke Screw that, let Mario and friends jump on his head 3 times to teach him a damn lesson. Yousif Alromaithi Let the entire Mushroom Kingdom attack him. Stretch90 Honestly, I don’t think games are the Wii U’s biggest problem. The PS4 doesn’t have anything special and it’s selling like crazy. Nintendo’s problem is their image and the stupidity of most gamers. There’s a major trend in the industry to bash Nintendo for any reason they can come up with and none of it is logical. I mean, so many people in the industry even think that Nintendo should stop selling hardware because they’re failing but Sony and MS lost tons of money in the last gen while Nintendo raked it in. It’s really hard to believe that so many adults can be so petty in this industry. Jonathan George Anaya Sony has a 80% of Epically Failing. If anything, I’d be worried of buying ANYTHING Sony at this moment… Wi-OneU for True Gamers 🙂 Daniel Gonzalez “Sony has a 80% of Epically Failing.” Only thing that’s failing, is your comment. 😛 Elitepwnsface Mario Kart is the same game its always been. Not sure it is a killer app. Still going to be a good game and i have it preordered, but i am not crazy excited for it. Smash is the game i know many of my friends and I are anticipating. David Byrad Yeah, but children love playing the same stuff with new twists. COD is living proof of that… AceRuby Considering Mario Kart entries average 5 million sales every entry I’d say its a definite killer app for Nintendo. Ernesto Perez Don’t forget Monolith Soft’s X. Cesar Barroso Super Mario 3D World is doing it, just at a slow pace because of the situation the Wii U was at that time. SM3DW sales have been going up instead of the opposite, the same can be said about Wii U. For DKC Tropical Freeze and Mario Kart 8 will be just easier to carry that momentum on because Mario has carrying that weight before, it’s like Mario is the bait for good sales. Monty Mont There are already great Exclusives, if you guys havent picked up Wonderful101, YOU SHOULD!, its a hard game with a lot strategy and fast paced action. There are great games out, show support and pick them up. A few friends that own Wii U’s never tried, they came over and played and are now getting their own copies. Doesnt have to be 1st party developed games, show support for the 3rd party ports and exclusives, especially if you want more EXCLUSIVES!. 😀 Zorlac79 It’s funny, I feel the same about my Xbox One. It seriously needs some “killer” games to be good too. Sure, there is a handful of games out there, but all ones that I have or played on my 360 already. Ryse was great, finished it and done. Dead Rising 3, usually don’t like the D.R. series, but am gonna play it simply because I have nothing to play on the system. So my point is: DUH! Of course a system needs killer games to succeed!!! Squid Mario 3D world is a killer game, along with Pikmin 3.. oontz Mario is a great game… but not everyone loves mario. AceRuby The 200 million people that have played Mario in its lifespan would like a word with you… oontz Look I love mario… he’ll always have a place in my gaming heart. But not everyone does. Some people used to like Mario but are now mario’ed out. gamesplayswill Guys you are missing the point, he doesn’t necessarily mean 1st party games. Elem187 Most third party games are “meh” so I don’t see any moving any systems. Jon Smash, bayonetta2, kart, DK, X…. yeah, it has those coming. SomeFluffer64 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21H5i3sa7O4 gamer we all know the Nintendo Wii U needs more great games. bring on GTA 5 for the Wii U if you want to get really serious. more games like this will only make the Wii U more desirable to own over the Xbox One and PS4. http://www.shopmost.co.uk Elem187 Multiplatform games won’t move anymore systems. Exclusives is what drives sales. The Clockwork Being Here is my response to this man. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=You+don%27t+say! Syaka You people are so optimistic that I need to barf. Despite whatever data, forecast, trend presented you people at WiiUDaily still spin the same story that everything will be alright. It seems that despite whatever fact presented you’ll disregard it to BS another article. JB You apparently haven’t read the majority of John Kinsley’s stuff then. He’s usually the resident Debbie Downer (not that I have a problem with his opinion, though just to be clear) Syaka I visit NintendoLife daily nowadays rather than WiiUDaily. They’re realists instead of the fantasizers here. Ever since they made up the Pikmin 3 numbers I gave up on this site. There’s a general lack of professionalism and as usual when I do come back and visit I see the writers feed even more ignorance to readers. No, I haven’t read most of Kinsley’s articles but I have taken a look at the data, financial forecasts and trends which all show some very clear messages. For whatever reasons though, those clear messages seem to escape the writers here. ScrewAttack You wouldn’t know a fact if it was punched into your head, just like the rest of your anti-Nintendo fanboy friends. Syaka Really now? Try me. What was Nintendo’s earnings for the Wii U last quarter? Sales trend for the last year? Stock fluctuations? I know all of that, as I should as I’m majoring in finance. It’s out of hobby that I keep up with the data. So then why not prove to me that I don’t know any facts at all when this is my area of specialty and future profession. Go on, I’ll be waiting scrub :]. Oh and as I’ve already mentioned before, I love Nintendo and have been buying into and only into Nintendo every generation. Just because I know what the data says doesn’t make me a hater, but any immature idiot such as yourself will obviously think so. ScrewAttack Oh look he thinks he’s clever! The internet- where you can say whatever you like to try and justify your point. Don’t bother, anyone can find statistics via Google. You just continue running round being the “immature idiot” that has to call other people such to make yourself feel better about whatever particular shortcoming affects you. People like you are ten a penny.. Syaka Oh ho, leave it to the kid who’s never looked at any of the data to criticize me :]. If you think Google is the place to get all of this data and trends from you are quite clearly ignorant about the industry. You honestly think analysts are Googling for data when there’s better more reliable sources? Lmao. You’re a joke. If you’d like I’d be happy to educate the ignorant on what specific data and trends mean but I bet you’d be Googling what the terms I’m using every few seconds :[. Now, it’s quite blatantly clear that you have no idea about the “facts” that you’re talking about. Had you actually ever paid attention to financial data in your entire life you’d know there’s no specific data on Nintendo’s earning on the Wii U. If you actually knew something you would have called me out instantly on that. Now you’re crying about how I supposedly ” call other people such (idiot) to make yourself feel better” when I’m correct? Grow up kid, either show me something that I don’t know or admit you’re ignorant. It’s that easy :). ScrewAttack LOL 1) You presume too much. 2) Your resorting to insults tells me everything I need to know. 3) Googling was an insult aimed at you. 4) They might as well be, since you count Pachter amongst your ranks 😉 5) Again you presume too much. But not only that, you show just how arrogant you are. Your qualifications wouldn’t mean squat in my field. 6) I never specified quantitative data because I never felt the need to. This is a fan site on the internet, and you’re an argumentative troll 😉 7) You presume too much again. Far from crying, more like pitying. You are really a bit pathetic. I have no need to do anything other than ignore you, you silly little troll. All you do is insult and boast great knowledge without providing any yourself, and when you’re challenged you resort to name calling and topic switching. 1/10, go home! EDIT: My opinion- “analyst” is a job you take when your grades are too shit to do what you really wanted to. You might as well be a teacher, at least you’d be likeable. Syaka Look at all those points coming to the same opinion you hold that I’m presuming; talk about extending BS LOL. Your entire response is presumptuous and has only shown yourself as a hypocrite :]. When did I mention any analysts let alone Pachter? LMAO. Pull your pants up scrub, you clearly have no idea about what you’re talking. You continue to yap without giving a single fact or proved anything relevant to what I’ve said. You’re still dodging my one and only question. Point out a single fact that suggests otherwise from what I said. You won’t and can’t. Keep dodging the question, it’s been how many responses now? I haven’t switched the topic once and am still asking you to PROVE me wrong. Here I’ll even help you out because you’d otherwise never find the data. http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2013/annual1303e.pdf http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/NTDOY?link=MW_story_quote I’d include Wii U sales chart by hey you’re a Google master so there should be no need right? Tell me what fact I am possibly missing if you can even understand what any of this means :). I’ll be happy to explain and break it all down to someone as lost as you. I told you, try me because unlike you I can prove myself, easy. Oh and look at you presuming about my grades and that I’m not studying what I want LOL. You’re so full of sh!t, hypocrite. Sorry I’ll be making far more than you if I’m not already :]. <- And go ahead and focus on that statement and once again dodge my question. ScrewAttack Uhuh,uhuh,uhuh…..you really are a miserable little termite aren’t you? Not enough love from the fam? It’s not an opinion, it’s a fact; you assume situations and information that you have no knowledge of. If you do this a lot, they better take whatever meager qualifications you have away from you! It’s a big no no! Uhuh, sure thing buddy whatever you say. You can’t even make your mind up with what you do! So you’re a finance pleb that doesn’t analyse data, despite it being your “hobby”. Bloody hell man, your grades must be bleak. Of course, assuming you’re studying for such a thing at all. Maybe you missed the part where I said I don’t answer to some shit-eating plebian who thinks himself master of the interwebz? I’m safe in my knowledge and have nothing to prove…unlike you,..screaming for attention with every post. And you have tried to switch the topic, several times. It’s your “knowledge” that was originally in question 😉 Uhuh, so you keep saying without making any attempt to prove it. *Yawn* another armchair analyst. Are all you “finance” kids so far up your own arses? Yeah I presumed here, and lol you know what I feel fairly safe in the presumption, since it’s gotten such a rise out of you. Why would you get so mad if it weren’t in some part true? 🙂 Uhuh uhuh yes I bet you will! And what’ll that be in? Peewee dollars? That’s not a real currency buddy. I dodge no questions; I told you. I have no interest in wasting my valuable time on a plebian like you. I barely have any interest in talking to you at all, you’re such a poisonous little termite. But, it’s funny to watch you get soooo angry because the other kids won’t play your games in the sandbox. So long peewee pachter! Syaka Nope, like I can bother read your crying :]. You needed what is it now six responses to admit you know shit? Hahaha, good job scrub. ScrewAttack Tut tut, so aggressive. I see a lot of me in you. I feel like I’m doing to you what Magnus did to me a few months back. I don’t want to do that; read my other post first and let’s get back on the right track. And; I know plenty! Not all relevant to the topic at hand, but the skills are more than transferable. I take it you’re in your first or second year or study though, or you’d know just how useful Google is :p And what’s this scrub business? Texan? I’ve never heard such a thing before. Syaka If you haven’t yet noticed it’s pretty clear I’m not reading through your BS so don’t worry. I’m Canadian. You should know what a scrub is if you’d call me a pleb. ScrewAttack Really now, and why would I know that? Scrub’s not slang I’ve ever heard- I’m English. Jesus, you sound just like this guy I live with. None of us can stand him either. Suit yourself, you just continue to be a very peculiar individual on your own over here and I’ll sidle this way so as to avoid figurative eye contact. Syaka Google what a scrub is. It is slang and I used it correctly :). If you’re insecure when serious people that treat you seriously and honestly then what can I say? Shallow, dense? Whichever you want, whichever you can handle. That’s my issue with Western culture, being honest, straightforward, even aggressive is seen in a negative tone. In other societies and in business culture the above is not only acceptable but is the norm. Too bad if you can’t stand him and have this stigma but it’s not the same around the world. ScrewAttack lol That is hilarious! Conversation gets stranger and stranger. Jesus christ pull your head from your arse! Insecure? Far from it, I just happen to appreciate there’s more to life than being a miserable hardass like you see to enjoy. Yes, well, better go live in the East then where you can be with your waifu or whatever other bizarre stuff you enjoy. And FYI, the guy registers has mental health issues. He BIT one of my friends because we weren’t playing cards the way he wanted. So you just think about who you’re happy to be associated with. Syaka That’s dull. You’re delirious. Read over what you’ve sent me and try and tell me that’s conversing. Your categorical imperative is idiotic. It is of your opinion and viewpoint that being serious about life would lead to a less fulfilling life. Is a fulfilling life one of great achievement, overall happiness, wealth, legacy, etc? Do I actually have to explain why anyone takes life seriously? Once again you choose to jump to conclusions and generalize. I didn’t say “bizarre things” was why I liked Eastern social norms but regardless you say what you like. I’m fine with who I associate to. Quite frankly associating myself with someone like you would have no value. You can’t stay on topic, you’re self righteous, presumptuous, hypocritical, and ignorant. As I already pointed out in the last comment I already had an idea those were your qualities based on your other “conversations” with other netizens. It was interesting to confirm your natural but rather stale in recognizing it. ” you sound just like this guy I live with. None of us can stand him either.” Yes, link me to an mentally ill individual though I have no such traits. You intentionally gave another loaded statement and based on how I responded on those inclinations, you drew yet another flawed conclusion about association. Really? Isn’t it very likely the reason you can’t stand him is because of mental illness and not because he, if like me is serious? Have you ever taken philosophy or psychology? It might help you understand your nature, my nature, a fulfilling life, etc. At the very least you might be able to see how neatly you fit into some of the more applicable theories. I hope you don’t respond so predictably now or there’s really no more joy to take in confirming my learnings :]. ScrewAttack Just a courtesy- you’re a loon, and I’m not wasting my precious time scratching my head over how your brain works. You’re absolutely insane. Dealing in nothing but absolutes, taking every word literally. I assure you the reason nobody likes the guy is because he’s an arsehole to everyone and thinks it’s acceptable to physically attack people. I can’t even begin to wrap my head around how nuts you are. You’re like a freaking robot! Please don’t waste your time replying, as I won’t be again. You’re disturbed, plain and simple. Reminds me how sad it is, that the internet allows a platform where people like you can be yourselves, to the detriment of everyone else. Syaka Oh you’re so simpleminded :]. It’s so predictable that you’d react exactly the same because I chose to write a serious analysis on your poor attempt at back-peddling and justifying yourself. Your handling of the situation has soured and you react by down-voting again LOL. Precious time? I’ve seen you argue with at least three people just for the sake of your ego. You’re a detriment to netizens and should stay off the internet as the best you can do is waste other’s time. Haha, you’re just beyond help and is oh so low :]. Dylan Clark lol i hate to say it but im having a hard time hating the Wii U right now its slowly becoming my main console even though i have an XB1. i find myself playing TLOZ WW HD and SM3DW when i get home from work everyday since i got it in november. i agree 100% if wii u gets more games like these i might sell my xb1 Nothing5555 Keep the xb1 as it will eventually get good games, but if you can sell you xb1 for a higher prices than you bought it for I say sell it. Dylan Clark well im thinking about it because i only have one game for xb1 and thats dr3 so if i sell it at 670 dollars (what my friends offering me) i could get some more U games and have alot leftover like i didnt know Deus Ex came to wii u i really want that. ill pick up ONE when more games i like come Kyle This dood is right. But if 2014 can’t deliver with titles like SSB, MK8, Donkey Kong, and I’ll even put in Watch Dogs, then I’ll be amazed. jlenoconel Its possible that the Wii U won’t succeed because of all the negative press it keeps on getting. Even when Nintendo get things right, someone writes a bad article, or an article with a negative spin, about them. oontz amazed… with 4 games, in one year? darkcreap What a nonsense. Why would I anybody want to be killed by a WiiU game? erich80 How can one resurrect something that has never been dead? jjbredesen lol that deserves a couple upvotes. XD Daniel Carvalho Don’t worry, PS4 and Xbox One need Killer games too. The difference is that Wii U is considered dead while it’s walking in day light like any other console. Kenshin0011 Ps4 and xbone also lack killer games…Wii u 2014 line up totally dominates theirs oontz ummm, no. Not even close. PS4 is bringing a ton of AAA content. The wiiu release schedule does have a couple of must have titles but the PS4’s must have titles heavily outweighs the wiiu. Regardless just enjoy all the systems. Kenshin0011 Maybe dominates is too strong, but they’re equal. What’s the list of 2014 ps4 exclusives? oontz They’re not even close to being equal. Yes Nintendo with have a couple of heavy hitters… but that’s it. Sony has 180 EXCLUSIVE PS4 games in development, many coming this year, most of which will be huge. Kenshin0011 Again list them. No indies, just major retail exclusives for 2014. oontz It’s not JUST PS4 exclusives either… there are a ton of amazing 3rd party AAA games that aren’t coming to wiiu. Sorry, not going to sift through releases to prove a point. From what I’ve seen there are a lot more AAA games not coming to the wiiu than ones that are coming to the wiiu. That says something. Kenshin0011 Ah. oontz Here is an article listing the top wiiu games coming this year. http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2014/01/feature_the_biggest_wii_u_games_of_2014 As you can see, the list (which includes a few multi-plat titles) is ONLY 10 strong, and only a couple are MUST have. Hardly dominating by any means. Elem187 Looks like all dudebro games. Booooorrrriinh…zzzzzzz oontz love immature lads who use terms such as dudebro. Your level of banter is really becoming of you. Please enlighten us lesser folk to the actual meaning of dudebro or how one would define a game in the dudebro category/genre. Cheers Yousif Alromaithi No way PS4 has 180 games on development this year. Because that is not true. As far I know Infamous, The Order, Deep Down, Drive Club is coming this year. So no way Sony will show 176 games on e3 2014. oontz wow care to read… I clearly said… “Sony has 180 EXCLUSIVE PS4 games in development, many coming this year” I didn’t define an exact number coming this year only said many. Reading works wonders, you should try it. Yousif Alromaithi You said many will come this year. So most of them will come this year that’s what you said. You are so wrong with your description. oontz “You said many will come this year. So most of them will come this year that’s what you said.” LOL, no “many” and “most of” are two completely different words/terms. But thanks for trying. Maybe learn the definitions first, just a suggestion. Yousif Alromaithi Alright. oontz cool. Yousif Alromaithi Chill. oontz Brisk. Elem187 90% dudebro games on the ps4… If you are into that…. The Wii U games dominate the ps4 exclusives because there won’t be fifty billion shooters on the Wii U oontz there won’t be 50 billion anything on the wiiu. Again a few AAA games for the wiiu this year. Will those games be great, of course. But they won’t outweigh the AAA options provided on PS4. Just not going to happen. ScrewAttack Careful! Your fanboy is showing. Very unbecoming. oontz Ha ha, I am a fanboy of video games. Regardless of manufacturer or genre. I am also realistic when it comes to games being released on wiiu. ScrewAttack Aren’t we all 🙂 Doesn’t stop though, that you’re over-stressing the PS4’s position. I’m sure it’ll do well, I hope it does since I want one. But so will the Wii U. There’s only one console losing out this generation, the one that looks like a VCR. oontz The wiiu is doing great in my opinion as it gets regular play time in my home theatre. Doesn’t mean I need to be un-realistic about the situation at hand. Sony has positioned itself very well with the ps4 and has been buying up studios to make sure that the AAA exclusive content flows freely. Something Nintendo should had done with its surplus of profit from the original wii. If Nintendo owned more first party studios then they wouldn’t be at the mercy of 3rd party developers. It’s be a completely different situation right now. AceRuby Realistically you can’t say Sony or Microsoft’s 2014 lineup will rival Nintendo’s at this point at all because their hasn’t been much announced for either this year (as far as first party goes). Halo will probably show on the Xbone and that will probably be its main big release but what about before that what titles will fill out the year. Sony does have a couple of titles we know are coming like The Order and Infamous but what is their big release this year going to be (Uncharted is likely a 2015 title). RyuNoHadouken .. Kenshin0011 Wii U 2014: Smash Bros, Bayonetta 2, Yarn Yoshi, DK Freeze, Monolith’s X, Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors, and whatever is not announced yet plus 3rd party like Watch Dogs This 2014 line up is definitely just as good as ps4/xbone, if not better! TomcaT MeoW Well, the release line up for 2014 is pretty packed. Plus there’s titles that are already out which should continue to have legs as the install base grows (WWHD, SM3DW, Pikmin 3, etc.). Going slightly OT here, but IMO the U’s release schedule is most likely due to the slow start of the 3DS. I suspect what happened is that many of Nintendo’s internal teams were diverted to 3DS development to get the titles out and shore up the company’s handheld position (which worked out well given the slow start), but this left the U w/o a solid release schedule from Nintendo. Third party partnerships fizzled out or produced lackluster results: Rayman delayed for multiplat, EA’s origin nonsense, late ports, etc. Dev kits / libraries were also lacking until shortly after release (remember dev comments saying how well the performance increased with the updated tools). Combine everything (including Nintendo’s internal struggles with HD development) and you get the software drought. The software we’re seeing now is the result of Nintendo refocusing on the U after getting the 3DS in order (and coming to terms w/ the expanded dev time HD needs)… So to bring things back on topic, the hit software is in the pipeline but its taken a while in getting here for various reasons. X being my personally most wanted title thanks to the marvel that was Xenoblade. Kenshin0011 I am more hyped for X than I’ve ever been for any video game! TomcaT MeoW Probably my vote for best art direction of last generation. Considering the hardware they were working with, the environments in that game were stunning. Combined my wife and I put over 400 hours into the game, so yeah, excite 🙂 Kenshin0011 I know! Gameplay, characters, story, all phenomenal. And this new one looks to have similar gameplay and add mechs! Those trailers make them look exhilarating to fly around in Leo The new Kyoto Nintendo headquarter is ready. Like a boss. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fkNqCovjsIE/UsiB-OZyHNI/AAAAAAAAfcI/JeQj2h3jeaQ/s640/iIzHkXp.jpg Virus6 But Nintendo is going bankrupt right? Leo That’s what prepubescent teens says on the internet. Satoru Iwata Please understand. Nintendo doesn’t just make killer games. We are the killers. No one can handle the power of the mighty Triforce. Thank you for understanding. Always support Nintendo and it’s wonderful library of games. David Trail Wii U has killer games! leo Well no duh. crocodileman94 Is this article really written by John? It’s way too optimistic. Virus6 It actually has a hint of positivity! Chong Wii u is the best ….Xbox sucks and ps4 is no better… Rinslowe Answer the question: 中国 or 한국어 Rinslowe Wii U needs those killer apps. Just not that meaningful considering a few of the titles slated for release in 2014 meet that criteria already… Is he setting himself up for a win here or…? ” but “resurrected” from what? The Wii U is far from dead.” Exactly! Flawless Victory The Wii U has been struggling because of marketing not being on point from the start and game drought in the first half of 2013, but it’s not dead..nor needs to be “resurrected.” And it has been gaining ground….it need killer games to continue it’s momentum and make it even stronger like the 3DS. This also would help reduce the blow of not getting the same amount of multiplatform games you can find on the other systems. The 2014 launch line up for the Wii U is very solid. Killer_of_Trolls Maybe, just maybe, if the first party Nintendo games had better network integration(The Mario Series, Smash Bro’s, Mario Kart, etc) using Nintendo’s own network aka multi-player over the internet there would be a shift towards Casual/Hardcore gamer’s buying the device. Unfortunately, this wont be the case with Nintendo, based on there belief that family based gaming is still important, there console will continue to collect dust just like the original Wii. I own a Wii U, and for the price, and the Off TV Play functionality using the game pad it is well worth it, but really why would I call/message my friends to come over and play Smash Bros, or Mario, when instead Nintendo could have added net-code functionality for these series out of the box? I also contend that combined with net-code functionality, using there own first party title’s(Who wouldn’t die to play a full fledged 3D version Pokemon with multiplayer(over the internet)/social networking features?), and letting go of the family gaming bs, it would attract more adopters to the platform. Nope, never going to happen with Nintendo…. As our society becomes more reliant on communication over the internet(just look at the explosion of communications devices in the past decade), people will be less inclined to purchase a device that offers little to no method integrating online capabilities especially when it comes down to video game consoles, and there software libraries It is really a shame that almost all of Nintendo’s first party titles for the Wii U offer little/to no online multiplayer capabilities. While the Mii verse is great, but I would like the ability to play SM Bros, and other titles with friends over the internet instead of strictly local play(The irony with that model is it actually sell’s less consoles to a certain degree). The idea of “family gaming” selling units is IMHO all but dead, or slowly dying, and the Wii’s success was solely based on a fad/gimmick at best, while $ony, and Micro$oft, maintain a quite respectable number of first party titles with online play against other players. It is in Nintendo’s best interest in adapting to the times or, risk turning into a company with the same failed business model that nobody likes to talk about….. Hint Hint talking about you SEGA. Finally I would like to add that I also own a 2DS, and even it’s library of games offer more online/competitive games than the Wii U has in it’s entire library, and in it’s own right the future of single players games is slowly fading into the abyss by games offering more replay value/content via the online community. Thanks again for reading my twisted rant of doom and gloom. oontz “people will be less inclined to purchase a device that offers little to no method integrating of online capabilities especially with video games” This!! Killer_of_Trolls Ha ha, I needed to correct the grammar, and syntax. David Byrad Very true. Games are what I care for. Wonderful 101 hit the nail on the head with Innovative and Intuitive controls, immense difficulty, an amazing soundtrack a killer storyline, spectacular special effects and gameplay that makes you never want to stop. Pikmin 3 was great for it’s stunning and imaginative environment, OCD inducing collectibles, multitasking aspects and a system that really drives home the feeling of urgency. Wind Waker HD had gorgeous environments, shading that just blew me away and fluid gameplay via the use of the gamepad as an inventory. I don’t care what anyone says, it only takes a split second to look down at the Gamepad, tap an icon and look back up. Now think of the applications: Use it as you run to not break the fluid motions of travel, switch weapons in the middle of battle without ever breaking up gameplay, or just check your map as you sail along the seven seas/hunt for treasure. Super Mario 3D World was a great game for kids and 3D speedrunners alike, but what set it apart was it’s creative level design and addition of the cat suit that allowed for at least 3 different ways to get to any portion of any level! This adds great replayability and the simple joys of running up walls like a boss. And then there’s Nintendo Land that brings up a whole slew of both single and multiplayer minigames in the ultimate Wii U party game. While it may not be chock full of things to do, that combined with Game and Wario should give any family enough things to do together. All in all, the Wii U already has 5 great exclusives and many more to come! (Game and Wario could not be commented on since I don’t own it) MK8 will bring even more amazing party multiplayer, a great kart racing game and the best graphical style so far. In addition, it’s going to be like F-Zero GX all over again (Or, at least the riding on ceilings and walls thing) SSB4 will bring in all of the players looking for difficult games that require true skill (The media botched this with the Wonderful 101 because it is a very unusual type of game), the competitive gamers, and it will once again be helpful for encouraging family fighting (I mean bonding), oh and don’t forget the removal of non-smash related topics on miiverse. Zelda U will bring countless untold riches I can’t even imagine. Bayonetta will bring in all of the Dude Bros not already on the Nintendoomed train. DKC:TF will be yet another venture for difficulty and other goodies. And then there is all those other games that will surely be amazing too. Leo Grest post Byrad! The Nintendoomed train is bound to crash! David Byrad Okay, whose the wise guy that downvoted me? Is Mr. Downvote and friends back? Nathan C. It. Has. Killer. Games. RARE Gettin’ real tired of your ish Kinsley. Most of the things you post are super negative. LopsidedPasta I’m saying that he gets likes bc of his name, not because he’s the “top comment”. Keep up. And why would I throw in sheep comments right now, when the situation doesn’t call for it? Again, keep up. Guest 🙂 nin-10-doughfan they will always find something else to down nintendo ( those haters )! wiimenonowiiu They bashed the wii and look it out sold ps3 and 360 the wii u will be the same nes always bring kick ass games oontz the wii didn’t outsell the ps3 and 360 because of gamers… lol, unless you consider seniors in old folks homes “gamers” wiimenonowiiu The wii brought something new other then just site on your butt and play and the wii has a big library of games the wii u is made to do both zombie u is a great game. I rather play ac3 and ac4 on wii u rather then ps3 and 4 the major down fall are 2 things online play and achevements. the good thing is that the wii is just not for kids and the wii u is the same more mature games but can have family fun like playing mario 4 ppl at a time now thats a challange Adam Howell Almost everyone had a wii including almost all gamers. Yes, some old folks homes got one but they were a minority. The problem for Nintendo was their system wasn’t hd and was too slow. They lost support of third parties and the rise of HDTV’s made all wii games looked extremely ugly. The sale ratio of Wii games per console was almost the same to the ps3. oontz “Almost everyone had a wii including almost all gamers.” No, almost everyone had one yes (that’s why sales were through the roof), but most gamers stuck with their xbox and ps3. How many of those millions of original wiis sold were still being played 2 years ago? 3 years ago? Not many, most were impulse buys by NON gamers and ended up collecting dust. Guest “No, almost everyone had one yes ” Lol 🙂 oontz Yes everyone had one, but not including all gamers. Adam Howell They certainly didn’t have ps3’s Adam Howell No, the ps3 didn’t sell at first. The wii era started to die around the time the ps3 era picked up for the reasons i stated. 7th gen was really in two halves. Wii’s collected dust when they were way past their sell by date but they shifted plenty of software in their early years. Random12multi We’ll third-party supports dead….., almost Old School If Mario Kart 8 sucks I am selling my Wii U and will move on to PS4 Mario Umm… Remind me when a Mario kart sucked? Rinslowe Never did, possibly never will. Annnd, MK8 looks phenomenal. Those fluffy white clouds (from the latest trailer) alone would be worth a purchase, IMO. 🙂 Magnus Eriksson “… but “resurrected” from what? The Wii U is far from dead.” Of course its dead. Its been so since march 2013. Resurrection is a very suitable term here, as its really a matter of reanimate a dead corpse. More than one year and only one very good NEW game. To be honest it only got to great games, and one of them is a ten year old remake. A new Metroid as soon as possible could attract some of the gamers needed instead of those casuals who doesnt care about consoles anymore. Guest its not dead* Leo Again, what did you play on Nintendo consoles in 2013? Magnus Eriksson Nintendo Land, NSMBU, NSLU, Darksiders II, ZombiU, Zelda WW HD, SMB3DW, Tekken Tag, Trine 2, Assassins Creed 3, Pikmin 3, W101, Neo, Puddle, Duck Tales Remastered to name a few. Leo And with all of this its a “dead corpse” for you? Adam Howell I played a number of very good games on my wii U, but Mario 3d world and Windwaker HD were the only high profile system sellers. The first year of the wii U was probably damaged further because it was also the best year ever for ps3 games. Games like The Last of Us and Bioshock infinite probably convinced many that they’d be better sticking with the ps3 and waiting for the PS4. Nintendo could have done a much much better job with the Wii U’s launch. C4 I read the term “revitalize” elsewhere and I think that’s a better description of what Nintendo needs to do, and to some degree has already started with a steam of games from late summer to Mario 3D World. “More than one year and only one very good NEW game. To be honest it only got to great games, and one of them is a ten year old remake.” Well, I’d say Pikmin (which started development on Wii), Zelda (GC Port as you said) and even Mario 3D World (kind of like a huge add-on to Mario 3D Land) were the first wave of Wii U games. I don’t know how their strategy looks like, I mean X looks brilliant but as an RPG it might not have that much mass appeal, same about Bayonetta, and Zelda U maybe is 2 or 3 years away in worst case. The whole exploration and 1st Person Adventure Shooter in Metroid Prime still feels so fresh (especially compareed to most FPS 😛 ) and can even be enhanced with GamePad features (as long as it’s compatible with Pro Controller and maybe the good old remotes) so it really sound like a logical choice 🙂 Elem187 Well no s&@$ Sherlock… Software sells systems, same as it ever was. zzzzz They should have released it in 2010. I’m not sure how well it will do now but it will be okay. It just needs some better games. 3D World is okay but like a lot of the games on WiiU it feels like reruns and not much is new. The screen on the gamepad hasn’t been put to great use either. I was kind of hoping they’d introduce some new gameplay elements. ZombieU is the only game that’s made good use of it. At least if it fails we’ll get a new Nintendo console sooner rather than later. Virus6 If they released it in 2010, we still wouldn’t have any more games oontz “The screen on the gamepad hasn’t been put to great use either. I was kind of hoping they’d introduce some new gameplay elements. ZombieU is the only game that’s made good use of it.” Couldn’t agree more. Yeah it’s great having remote play… but the possibilities are there for amazing gameplay that just hasn’t been shown, not even by Nintendo themselves. AceRuby Rayman Legends used it perfectly also. oontz and that’s the problem… Nintendo has yet to show the world WHY having a second screen at home is a BIG deal. Remote play can only carry the gamepad so far. Yousif Alromaithi My bro has a PS4 it sucks balls when playing Battlefield 4 so does the Xbox One version. readypembroke I know about the Xbox One version as I went to GameStop to buy Super Mario 3D World and this one dude traded in the One version of BF4 and complained about the MP online. Yousif Alromaithi Then you finally know I am saying the truth. BF4 sucks. readypembroke It’s ok but the bugs have to be ironed out. Haven’t played a game filled with this many bugs. abe this idea that EA controls its devs like some colonial slave master is clearly wrong, If they did then surely abominations like medal of honor war fighter and wild experiments like mass effect wouldn’t get released. they have done alot of things wrong like passes, repackaged games (fifa on anything that’s not xbox/ps3), dismissing Nintendo, scary amounts of dlc, Holding the Porsche licence so they dont appear in other games but i dont think they force their devs to do anything. the micro transactions for dead space 3 most of the money goes to the dev with EA only taking a cut, the foolish always online simcity was the devs idea as they wanted to make an online game but didn’t want to use it in the title. the ‘forced’ multiplayer for mass effect that everyone claimed ate up team’s time and only existed to milk money with dlc map packs turned out to be made by another team (the mass effect 4 team) with its own budget and started life as a separate downloadable mass effect FPS. it had free DLC and optional micro-transactions that again went straight into BIOWARES pockets abe compare EA vs activision 3 core rock band games, 1 lego version, 1 beatles version, 1 portable version, 1 spin off and dlc on disk packs with content flowing between the games (bar beatles) 6 core guitar hero games, 5 band games, 1 band hero spin off, 2 portable versions (with stupid add-on), 2 DJ versions only 3 games supported song transfer . abe i apologize i wasn’t clear it was a general response not directed at you directly was picking up on your themes, i am sorry and yeah i forogt to list origin the hideous thing that it is, friend couldnt play BF4 for like 2 days because of that Skelterz Ex-Famitsu editor says what we all know: HOW TO STATE THE OBVIOUS abe http://kotaku.com/5893424/there-was-going-to-be-a-mass-effect-first-person-shooter/ Don’t know if mass effect 3 was forced to have multiplier by EA but it was clearly more than just a standard shoe horned death match looking at you Tomb Raider, Spec Ops and so on garethWill i agree with him about bringing out more killer games the more the better but there been some pretty good once so far and maybe a few zelda games this gen instead remakes not included. abe I apologize again wasn’t my intent to argue and I agree with what your saying. I was just adding info. I just meant there are worse examples of added multiplayer and again I’m sorry for it appearing as I was aiming at you. abe Yeah probably the reason I try to forgive EA as much as I do is because they dangle the keys to Mass Effect lol Adam Howell I kind of think cancelling Skyward sword for Wii and releasing a hd version of skyward sword with the option to play it with the gamepad (perhaps using the second analogue to swing your sword) Would have given the Wii U it’s killer launch game. It’s probably my least favourite 3d Zelda game but it’s still in many ways a truly amazing game. A western HD release of Fatal Frame 4 near launch would have added to ZombiU in helping show the wii U was a serious place for survival horror. I just think Nintendo was capable of doing a much better job in those early months. I think they thought that multi plat ports of old games would compensate for the lack of new stuff from them. But they just made the Wii U look bad and slow. Leo If anything, the first year of the WiiU proved that a company should never rely on multiplat games. Once those third parties are gone you are left basically all by yourself only with your own internal teams. I don’t think Nintendo would ever trust those companies anymore to carry a console at the start. It makes me wonder the dangerous path that both Microsoft and Sony (especially Sony) are treading by fully entrusting their systems on those unreliable third parties companies. Unlike Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony don’t have the stamina to carry a console all by themselves if it happens what happened to the WiiU. oontz “It makes me wonder the dangerous path that both Microsoft and Sony (especially Sony) are treading by fully entrusting their systems on those unreliable third parties companies.” Are you being sarcastic? Seeing as Sony owns 13 FIRST PARTY Studios making games only for their systems/platforms. Not to mention they currently have 180 PS4 games in development, indie, psn, and retail. How exactly are they “fully entrusting their system on those unreliable third parties companies.” Please explain. Leo You can’t possibly compare Sony’s exclusives IPS with NINTENDO IPS, there is simply no comparison. Sony depends HEAVILY on third parties to carry a console and it has been this way since the PS1, Sony wishes to have an IP like Mario, Zelda or Metroid to be able to walk on its own legs without overdependence of the industry but till this day it hasnt managed to find a single IP that could definitely garantee their systems. That’s why they allow those companies do everything they want without any restrictions so they can have a nice relationship and wouldn’t suddenly abandon the console like is usually the case with Nintendo. Sony has always been all about quantity over quality. There is simply no denial against this fact. oontz “Sony depends HEAVILY on third parties to carry a console and it has been this way since the PS1” Are you THAT nieve? Sony has enough (Sony Owned) First party studios and enough AAA IPs to be able to sell its consoles. “but till this day it hasnt managed to find a single IP that could definitely garantee their systems.” They have many IPs that always guarantee console sales… Uncharted and GranTurismo… just to name a few. Here is a complete list of Sony owned IPs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Computer_Entertainment “That’s why they allow those companies do everything they want without any restrictions so they can have a nice relationship and wouldn’t suddenly abandon the console” What companies are you even talking about? If you’re talking about the 13 Sony OWNED developers… well it’s impossible for them to abandon the console since they are owned by Sony and only make games for Sony consoles. Leo If you wanna compare Mario and Zelda with Uncharted and Grand Turismo there is no hope for you. Look at this way: a Nintendo console full of Marios and Zeldas is possible, its a proven fact that it can be sustained on those IPS alone, a Sony console full of Uncharteds and Grand Turismos simply not, this is not rocket science. Get real! oontz Are you a tool? I wasn’t comparing those IPs to Mario’s and Zelda’s. I was responding to your comment of… “till this day it hasnt managed to find a single IP that could definitely garantee their systems.” Well people buy sony systems JUST to play SONY first party IPs. That is a fact. And then this… “a Nintendo console full of Marios and Zeldas is possible, its a proven fact that it can be sustained on those IPS alone” Laughable. What is this magical Nintendo system that was sustained throughout it’s life with ONLY Mario and Zelda titles, and nothing else? Yeah sorry but as the current state of the wiiu sales attests to… it really can’t be sustained just on those two first party IPs. People want more variety. Bottom line. Think it’s you who needs to get real. I also love the fact you pussy footed around the valid points I made about your flawed original argument, most notably… “Sony depends HEAVILY on third parties to carry a console and it has been this way since the PS1” LOL Leo Because it does my dear, i don’t have to repeat myself. You read it right, Sony depends HEAVILY on third parties to carry a console and it has been this way since the PS1 and EVERYONE knows this. There is no problem to admit the fact that Sony sucessfully courted third parties companies because Sony NEEDS them. Nintendo on the other hand has had inconsistenly third party support ever since the N64 and here we are in 2014 with Nintendo standing still with a console notoriously abandoned by third parties in its first year and sustained HEAVILY on its own IPS, and guess what? They can! People actually buy Nintendo consoles to play Mario and Zelda! Imagine if Sony didn’t have support it has in the industry, it would be a nightmare since the majority of the world couldn’t care less about exclusive Sony IPS, they buy Sony consoles because it has a FULL SUPPORT of the industry. oontz I still have to disagree with you. I (and millions of other gamers) buy systems based on their EXCLUSIVE content. Just like nintendo. Sony is no different. The have a massive first party exclusive offering. They do not rely on 3rd party titles, that’s just the icing on the cake. Leo I see it exactly the other way, games like Uncharted and Grand Turismo are the icing on the cake for Sony. It’s exactly the opposite with Nintendo consoles which the icing on the cake would be third parties games, but the main purpose of Nintendo consoles are their own IPS, we have seen extensive reports in the industry (by Nintendo itself and countless companies) alleging that Nintendo builds their consoles solely target for their own IPS. Do i think this practice is totally right? No, i certainly don’t. But this is Ninty for you, you can take it or leave it since they likely won’t change their policy anytime soon considering that this policy has been working successfully for them (making profits) since the N64 days. On the other hand, i don’t think its right to solely base a system on third parties either, as i said on my post, its a VERY dangerous practice (in a atypical situation of Nintendo, neither Sony or Microsoft would have its own legs to carry a console alone), but each on their own. Daniel Gonzalez All fanboys disregard the valid points. It’s just about proving you wrong despite there being no real factual points to be had. Lol. C4 Agreed, Sony could live with mostly 1st Parties, however historically PlayStation is also popular for 3rd Party games. Everyone knows RE, MGS, FF, GTA, CoD and so on are on PlayStation and the 3rd parties won’t change that strategy except most are not exclusive anymore. That also allows Sony to do games which are not Mainstream or 15 years old IPs examples like ICO on PS2 or last year The Last of Us, Beyond (PS3) or Knack and the upcoming The Order (PS4) – I think for a manufactor it’s always important to somehow push beyond what has been done in the past. Nintendo used to do that as well, if you look at the SNES library Nintendos games for many people are more like what you can describe “as the icing on the cake” – a handful of brilliant games who push boundaries but not necessarily have to sell 10 millions and instead fortify the platform itself 🙂 oontz Some very valid points. Most notably this gem… “I think for a manufactor it’s always important to somehow push beyond what has been done in the past. Nintendo used to do that as well” So far (in my opinion) Nintendo’s own offering on the wiiu has been a little to safe. They are not about taking risks at this time with the software they are developing and releasing. The same tried and true games and IPs from before with a shiny new HD coat of paint, that’s all I am seeing. AceRuby Skyword Sword was already done far ahead of the Wii U’s launch you can’t really blame them for not having a Zelda game at launch. Plus I don’t see the difference really when they ended up having the HD remake of Wind Waker in the first year anyway. matt Yes it’s like everyone is ignorant towards the truth that is when WiiU has Mariokart8/Smash/Bayonetta2/ect it will sell 12 million minimum worldwide a year. Adam Howell The dream game id like Nintendo to make… I’d like the Fire Emblem devs to team up with the Total War devs and make a massive seamless openworld real-time strategy rpg with the best elements of total war and key elements of fire emblem and set it in the fire emblem world. I’m not saying it would sell but for me it would be a killer game that could take advantage of the gamepad. But no… We get more Mario Kart… I like Mario Kart, and will buy and enjoy it, but come on Nintendo. You’re the company that gave us ocarina of time. Push the boundary’s a bit. Wow us. Squid I’m talking about patcher. Not Miyamoto. Rinslowe So was I…. Where’d you get that impression anyway? As I simply copy and pasted your comment?? HyperTallih HyperbTallih: The androgynous falsetto with unnaturally tight jeans. Just give a description what you are. HyperTallih also it’s @HyperTallih:disqus Guest Correct name Guest Looool…. HyperTallih means that Guest Looool HyperTallih i guess Guest Description of Rinslowe: Pathetic no-life fail troll with a “violent” mental disorder, and is highly egotistical and an ignorant piece of c**p who never leaves us alone. HyperTallih by xddd Rinslowe http://wiiudaily.com/2014/01/ex-famitsu-editor-says-what-we-all-know-wii-u-needs-killer-games/#comment-1188153287 And this is your version of peace? I’d rather just wait until your harassment causes you to be banned @NintenScience:disqus Rinslowe Sorry @Nintenscience, not this time eh… >_< HyperTallih can’t make a printscreen idiot? Rinslowe Lol, actually yes I can. But then I’d have to be bothered editing it, wouldn’t I – for the information on multiple screens that I don’t want to share. Lol. Amateur. Snap and load… BTW, if you feel the need to continue on this path. Then your choice. Guest Hope those jeans aren’t choking too much…. If you know what I mean, lol. But judging by that falsetto, Id say; “son, you have a condition”… 🙂 HyperTallih BOLD TEXT ?? YOU CAN’T EDIT IDIO!T Guest Spoken like a true troll. What’s the matter? Your boy band has abandoned you? Can’t say that I blame them really, considering. http://wiiudaily.com/2014/01/ex-famitsu-editor-says-what-we-all-know-wii-u-needs-killer-games/#comment-1188153287 BTW it was mean’t to be obvious… Lol, Next. Back to the troll cave for you… 小笨蛋. Here, I’ll even provide you a link home. 🙂 http://thescienceethusiast1130.tumblr.com/ http://ninsci.weebly.com/ http://ninsci.weebly.com/ Guest I’m sorry was that an insult? You’re so upset right now you can’t even spell the punch line correctly, Looool. – Definition of a moron: noun/ informal – HyperTallih 1. a stupid person. Stephen Davis I might get hate for this, BUT I really do hope EA decides to return to making WIIU games. I have always been a huge battlefield fan and need for speed fan. Regardless of changing studios over years. They do need some new IP, which I know they said they are working on. Hope next nintendo direct they show off some Monolith X gameplay. But yes MK8 looks amazing! 😛 HyperTallih Agree! Guest Is Super Smash Bros. for Wii U a killer game? HyperTallih i think. HyperTallih Downvote or upvote me XDDDD Guest +1 HyperTallih i give you a -1 Guest ?? HyperTallih xdddd Guest lol HyperTallih xddd Guest @NintenScience:disqus is biggest troll that bashes religion Guest ??? HyperTallih xdd Guest Delete HyperTallih deleted now it appears as guest Guest The reaction to this will be shocking… HyperTallih THE TRUTH MUST BE SAID AND BTW SEE @THESCIENCEENTHUSHIAST1130:disqus DESCRIPTION! Guest ? HyperTallih STOP WITH ? Guest -1 vote?? HyperTallih xdd HyperTallih ONLY IN THIS COMMENT ARE DOWNVOTES UPVOTES! HyperTallih LOOOL DIRECTLY 1 DOWNVOTE Guest This comment will have down-votes as up-votes HyperTallih xdd downvote HyperTallih Science is flagging you not me. Rinslowe That is the true sign of a good friend is it not Science? Super Mattio I cancelled my PS4 pre order and my 360 is gathering dust rapidly! The reason……. Super Mario 3D World! Variety, sheer delight and just plain fun! I think my Wii U will overheat once Mario Kart and Smash Bros comes out! Just pray for a Starfox and F Zero game in the future! Quality over quantity! Nintendo make a difference! devmiles super mario 3d world, nice game, bright, but super easy and short leveldesign.. i’ve had it a bit with those mario’s. if you’re a super kid i understand but i’m from the early 80’s when games were far more hardcore and challenging. Super Mattio haha I’m 43!! Just love Nintendo! You have a point, i grew up playing Super Ghouls n Ghosts and other challenging hardcore games and you are right, games are certainly easier than a couple of decades ago! Still there’s bags of fun with Wii U titles and Virtual console to test you! Super Mattio We want F-Zero please Nintendo! Let’s help this happen fans! http://www.change.org/petitions/f-zero-wii-u Booboabao Excited as a Wii U owner for the upcoming releases. Also being a PS4 owner I’m actually thinking about selling the PS4, it’s gathering dust. oontz I call bullshit on this… “Also being a PS4 owner I’m actually thinking about selling the PS4, it’s gathering dust.” Booboabao I already own blackflag, injustice, and need for speed on my Wii U and those are all PS4 launch titles. It really shouldn’t be that hard to believe. I also live in a house hold where we play together with kids (ages 9 and 13). I’ll be patiently waiting for thief but in the meantime I’m immersed in both Monster Hunter and deus ex directors cut. The PS4 does not have the games yet and battlefield isn’t ripping me away from monster hunters any time soon. Just my perspective as both a new PS4 owner and Wii U owner. oontz Well the PS4 just launched here in the end of December so maybe that’s why my perspective is different from yours. I am almost finished Killzone and got a free copy of AC4 as well still shrink wrapped. I also downloaded Resogun, Contrast and Warframe from PS+. I’ll probably pick up Battlefield but the glitchy online has me second guessing that. As for the wiiu, I’ve been playing SM3DW on and off with the wife and have WW-HD sitting waiting to go once I get through my PS4 games. Booboabao Oh ok that makes more since. The PS4 was more of an impulse buy for me. I have more then enough great games on the Wii U and the interface is allot intuitive for the rest of my family. I’ll hang on to it for the upcoming titles. Both consoles are really solid but the Wii U is my current go to. WW-HD is incredible enjoy! edge They need new IPs, or at least, to push Mario in the background a bit once MK8 and Smash Bros release. I’m looking far more towards games like X and Bayonetta. They need something that appeals to those adrenaline seeking “hardcore” gamers. I think it’s far more likely that those gamers will buy Mario games after seeing their critical acclaim, then it is for the Mario fan will buy those “hardcore” games like Battlefield. Arthur Jarret I see Captain Obvious has acquired yet another new identity. linxz for me there is no more killer game than MH3U devmiles killer games? what killer games? we know the regular nintendo ip’s aside from not confirmed metroid or starfox .. nintendo should make their games more challenging too… you play a few nights and you’ve gone through the game.. we need some serious challenge here. where are the days of castlevania 1, shadow warriors, solstice… come on do original manowaffles What are you talking about? Nintendo is one of the only companies still offering any reasonable challenge. New Super Luigi U has been one of the only non-indie games that has offered me any challenge in ages.