Published 7 September, 2013 | by Sam Hewitt40
Nintendo and the Wii U should not be underestimated
Nintendo’s latest console has been subjected to a lot of criticism lately. Some of it is deserved, as the console has been out for almost a year and even till today the games list is still extremely limited. There is also the case of the console’s name causing confusion to those that are not up-to-date with gaming; many people still believe the Wii U is just an add-on for the Wii.
So many things are not going for the Wii U, but lets not get too hasty on our judgement for the console. There is a mouthwatering lineup of games yet to arrive:
- Super Smash Bros
- Super Mario 3D World
- Mario Kart 8
- Bayonetta 2
- Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
- New Zelda game
- Sonic: The lost worlds
- Plus more to be confirmed at Tokyo Game Show
Most of those games above are exclusive to Wii U, the ones that are not, are also being released on the Nintendo 3DS.
Nintendo Wii U has gone off in its own path, and to be honest, I am glad. I feel this generation was too heavily reliant on First Person Shooters or games with zombies in it. It looks like Xbox One and PS4 is also going to be following suit as well. It struck a cord when Sony officials stated they were aiming for the new dual shock 4 to be ‘ideal’ for first person shooters. Yes, they sell like hotcakes but what about the TONS of people that have no interest in first person shooters?
I like the fact Nintendo are sticking to what they have always done: deliver games that everyone is able to play. I look at that list above and I think to myself “there is more that I would personally like to play than what has been confirmed for both the Xbox One and PS4 put together.” Obviously, this is a personal preference thing, but that is my opinion on the matter.
The last thing I want is for people to think I am a ‘Nintendo fanboy.’ I am actually far from it. I tend to look at things from an neutral point of view, as I just go where the games I feel are the best for my preferences. I am still undecided about which console I am going to purchase between the Xbox One and PS4. With Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts 3 coming out on both systems, there is nothing at this moment of time that warrants me to choose a specific console. Maybe that will change in the upcoming months, or maybe even at Tokyo Game Show. Things like ‘timed exclusives’ are never going to make me choose one console over another. It might do for plenty of people, but just not for me.
Nintendo now just needs to concentrate on getting more games on to the market, sooner rather than later. The price drop in price is a good move, but Nintendo need to give people more of a reason to buy their console RIGHT NOW. It just winds me up when I keep on seeing people saying the Wii U and Nintendo are doomed.
Let’s face it, they have more money than we can even imagine. I mean come on… all of the top 15 ‘most sold games’ are published by Nintendo. Shall we take it a step further? 32 of the top 50 ‘most sold games’ are published by Nintendo. I think this is proof enough they are far from doomed. Over and out.
So there that is my opinion on the Nintendo Wii U. Do you agree with me? Or maybe you think I am talk a load of wack? Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below.