Since launching last November, the Wii U has certainly struggled in sales. The console made its debut with a high price and a lack of games. But this year, it looks like things are turning around.
IGN released a video segment hosted by Greg Miller (@GameOverGreggy) and Rich George (@RichIGN) who discussed the Wii U’s potential for success in the coming months. The Wii U’s launch is described as mirroring the path of the 3DS. When Nintendo released the 3DS, it was expensive and had a poor lineup of games. A few months later, the price dropped and more hit games started coming out, boosting it to the top of the charts.
The biggest complaint among gamers concerning the Wii U is the lack of games. Well, things are about to change. Now, through the end of this year, Nintendo is starting to release more major games for the Wii U. Pikmin 3 came out a few weeks ago, Earthbound is now available on the virtual console. Coming up, we will have The Wonderful 101 in September, October of course is The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, November brings Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and finally Super Mario 3D Land in December. This puts Nintendo releasing a Wii U game a month, which is less than the PS3 or 360, but the difference is that these games are not only huge, they are exclusive to Nintendo. Next year’s launch calendar is also looking pretty solid. Gamers have the new Super Smash Bros. to look forward to, as well as Mario Kart 8 and Bayonetta 2.
The 3DS was slow to success, but things turned around when the price dropped and they started releasing one hit game after another. If the Wii U continues to follow that same pattern, Nintendo will be back in the game.
So what are your thoughts? Do you already have a Wii U, or are you holding out for a particular game? Let us know in the comments section below!