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The Wii U is an excellent system boasting beautiful HD display and innovative gameplay, yet sadly its sales have fallen short of the other next-gen consoles. While the Wii U isn’t generating the revenue it should be, that doesn’t mean Nintendo is doomed, according to video game analyst P. J. McNealy. More after the jump.

McNealy recommends taking a closer look at Nintendo’s sales. He states:

“If you look at video game sales over the last 20 to 25 even 30 years and look at the top 10 games that have sold, Nintendo’s probably owned five, six, seven, eight of those games on those lists. Even though the Wii U hasn’t been selling as well as Nintendo certainly has hoped, no one is sitting there calling it un-fun.”

According to McNealy, the biggest problem with the Wii U is lack of exclusive content. It’s not a bad system by any means. It just needs more games. Many fans of Nintendo grew up playing Mario and Zelda, and would like to play new installments of their long-time favorite series on the Wii U.

Hopefully after the recent release of Super Mario 3D World, the upcoming Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze and Super Smash Bros, and continued developments on Zelda U, sales for the Wii U will shoot upwards and become a strong competitor against the PS4 and Xbox One.

Source: NPR
Via: Go Nintendo
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  • TheSkeletonMan939 .

    Sales will definitely boost with SSB4.

  • Trixi

    Quite frankly, I’m waiting for a new Zelda to come out before I upgrade to Wii U. I only really play Zelda on my own, and my only mutliplayers have been SSbros and the Mario spinoffs, so I’ve really no need for a U yet. Plus with how broke I am most of the time I need to wait for that price drop. Might be a lot of folk in the same boat as me.

    • Ghirahim

      You are missing many great games.

      • Trixi

        I’ve been told as much, but again, I’m so broke I can’t afford much of anything outside my college supplies. I kinda have to wait regardless. Zelda’s been something I loved since I was a kid, it’s my one surefire game I wait for before getting a console.

  • Ixbran

    For me, Smash.4, Bayonetta 2, and Hyrule Warriors made it a worth while purchase.

  • Reece Heather

    I’m always so confused when people criticise the Wii U for its lack of exclusive games. It’s only been one year, and we have Mario, Zelda, Pikmin 3, ZombiU, Wonderful 101, Nintendo Land, NSMBU, Monster Hunter, LEGO City, and probably more I’m forgetting, on top of strong third-party and eShop titles.

    The fact alone that we now have one of the greatest Mario games in years on the platform this soon astounds me. I don’t know what people are expecting, really; I don’t recall any system launch year that had a hundreds of great titles. Because guess what guys, the system just launched.

    I’m glad this analyst at least acknowledges that Nintendo are not doomed. Nintendo isn’t in any financial trouble, despite what people say. They have enough money to fail this console and the next, and still have enough to make another after that. Not that it will come to that; look at how the 3DS has bloomed after its abysmal launch line-up.

    • Caasi Orgalles

      Wind Waker HD was a remake. None of the games you listed other than Monster Hunter 3 are that interesting, either. The only games I’m looking to purchasing are the ones that aren’t released yet. The REAL Zelda for the Wii U, Hyrule Warriors, and Smash Bros. are all I care the most about at the moment.

      • Nyctale

        Because you aren’t interested into some titles does not make them non-existent.
        🙂

        • Reece Heather

          Exactly; this is the attitude that bugs me. People confuse “there are no games on this system” with “there are no games on this system that I personally am interested in”.

          There will of course be people who genuinely aren’t interested in what the Wii U has to offer, and I respect that. However, you can’t simply say that the Wii U has no games. There are games, and you’re either not interested or not even giving them a chance.

          For some there’s some real closed-mindedness going on. ZombiU is written off because it’s “just another lazy zombie shooter” (not true), Mario 3D World is just “another cheap rehash” (also not true) and no one seems to want to give W101 a chance, despite it being an incredible game if you stick with it.