Nintendo had a lot to offer at this past E3 with their announcements of multiple new titles, set on a sole mission to shed spotlight on the Wii U. Attendees were able to get their hands on the highly anticipated Super Smash Bros. as well as Yoshi’s Woolly World and Splatoon among others. Being one of the most popular destinations at E3 seems to have paid off tremendously. Tech website GamesIndustry.biz has produced a chart that shows a 50% increase in intent to purchase a Wii U over the course of the event. Around one thousand gamers were surveyed about various purchase intentions for different consoles, and the survey found that Nintendo had benefited most from one of the industry’s most popular conventions.

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One of the highlights of Nintendo’s many press conferences was a glimpse into the brand new Legend of Zelda flagship title for the Wii U. Although attendees and viewers from home were only given a short glimpse, their interest was certainly captivated. A stellar 89% of current Wii U owners stated that they will definitely be purchasing the game once it is released, even though most of its details are still shrouded in mystery.

Most of these new additions to the Wii U gaming library aren’t expected until 2015 at the earliest, but it still leaves Nintendo fans with a lot to look forward to.

  • MischievousLittleImp

    Well, I don’t have a Wii U… YET! I’m definetly going to buy it after seeing the new Zelda U, Wind Waker HD and Hyrule Warriors, already started researching to see where I can pick the best offer.

  • Ceres Leaf

    Same here, I usually buy a new console mid to late in its console life however since a few family members do have a Wii-U i’m most definitely gonna buy Hyrule warriors and Smash4 in advance and just pester them into letting me play!

  • Anthony Moseley

    I’ve got a Wii U. I’m sort of interested in a PS4, and I have virtually no interest in the X-Box One whatsoever.

  • 17Haru17 .

    I want Nintendo to do well, but also to realize that nothing but a new Zelda, Metroid Prime, or Paper Mario will make me get a Wii U. Pikmin and Hyrule Warriors are nice, but Far Cry 4 and Dragon Age on PS4 just look more interesting right now.

    • Anthony Moseley

      Eh. Far Cry 4 just looks like an updated version of FC3 tbh and unless they’ve fixed the dreadfully boring combat system in Dragon Age, I probably won’t bother with that one regardless (though I will admit, the comparisons to Skyrim is making me somewhat intrigued). Besides, both games are coming out for last-generation consoles anyways, so neither game is worth buying a PS4/XB1 for IMO.

      I’ve owned a Wii U for a little over six months now, and I can safely say that I’m a lot happier with it than I would be with a PS4/XB1 at the moment. Probably won’t even fool with a PS4 until maybe when Mass Effect 4 arrives.

      • 17Haru17 .

        You can like what you want, we all can. I was just saying that, personally, Zelda, Metroid Prime, Paper Mario, or a new IP I’m interested in is required to get me to buy a Nintendo console. All the other games are second or third and on purchases for me.

        Basically I’m more excited for Far Cry 4 and Dragon Age Inquisition than the Wii U’s lineup right now. That could obviously change, Murphy’s Law and all, but I can’t ignore the prospect of a (good) fantasy Mass Effect crossed with Skyrim.