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Gamers, 2014 is When You Can Buy A Wii U

I’m not gonna beat around the bush here. I’m a core gamer, and I assume alot of you are core gamers. We like games with blood, explosions, you know generic, stereotypical guy stuff and as it stands right now the Wii U has nothing of the sort at least nothing that you can’t already get on Xbox 360/PS3. Today, I discovered that Nintendo plans on going out of 2013 releasing only “casual” mainstream titles for the Wii U such as Super Mario 3D World, Wii Fit U and Wii Sports Club. You know, the kind of games that grandma and grandpa plays. In the hopes that it will make the console sell more but I highly doubt it. But starting next year, Nintendo will be focusing heavily on games aimed at the “enthusiastic gamer”.

When addressing investors at an Investors Q&A, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said: “We have an offering of software for the end of this calendar year that encourages family fun at home. Nintendo is preparing a number of Wii U games for next year that greatly appeal to highly skilled users, but at the end of this calendar year, we have quite a few offerings that can be played by the whole family, dad and the kids, or grandparents and the kids.”

The reason for this is because Iwata wants Nintendo to stand out as a console that offers much more options of games for gamers. As I always saw Nintendo home consoles to be. He wants their console to sell to more people against the insipid boom-fest that is the launch lineup for the Xbox One and PS4 and the annual regurgitation of Call of Duty. As a gamer, I want more variety in genres to play and only Nintendo and I guess Sony delivers on that.

Bayonetta 2, Monolith X or whatever they’re calling it, Super Smash Bros 4 possibly, Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem assuming it’s a Wii U title as it was named dropped in the report will all come out sometime next year. Along with Nintendo announcement of revealing Zelda Wii U at E3 2014. Unless, they announce like a Christmas price drop, I’ll be getting mine next year when the games hit.
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5 Responses so far.

  1. ultrasann says:

    I strongly agree. I have never bought a console at launch before the 3DS, so I wasn’t really aware of having a very small amount of games (unless if it’s due to a lack of funds). I’m glad the Wii U is starting to pick up. (I’d be surprised if it didn’t.)

  2. Keith says:

    Only Nintendo and Sony release titles across many genres? Yeah, Microsoft lives primarily in the shooter genre (what with the multi-platform CoD and BF, along with the exclusives Halo, Gears, and Titanfall), but they definitely don’t stop there.

    Dead Rising will bring the gory, comical fun. Ryse will bring the gory, serious fun. Forza will bring phenomenally-drawn racing. Project spark will bring no-one-knows-what, but it seems like everything. Killer Instinct is returning for fans of the 2-D fighting genre. Fable’s getting new life, I guess. D4 seems like more of a Japan-friendly title. Not sure exactly what Sunset Overdrive is, but it isn’t a shooter. Quantum Break will offer something that MIGHT fit alongside the Uncharted franchise, in the forms of a Microsoft alternative.

    There’s definitely more than shooters on Microsoft’s platform, and that’s before you consider how they’re working to bring out live-action videos of Halo and Ryse, along with the plethora of Kinect titles.

    • Corey Moore says:

      You’re right. I should rephrase my position. Nintendo and Sony release titles across all genres…. that are worth a damn.

      All the 360 had was CoD and Halo and Gears and and landfill the size of Texas filled with terrible games trying to be like them. Everything else was multiplatform. The Xbone just seems to carry the torch of blandness it’s predecessor had.

      Ryse is just a boring linear QTE wanking session. Like CoD single player. It would be a insult to call it a game.

      Who the hell cares about Forza. I with alot of people perfer Mario Kart. I want to play a racing game not a racing simulator.

      I’m a huge fighting gamer. But I’m not excited about Killer Instinct. For all it’s style and panache it had in the past, it was never a good fighter, always relying on player button memorization, instead of player skill like Virtua Fighter and Street Fighter. The new one is more of the same in a fancy fur coat. The same goes Dead Rising 3 which looks like it’s trying to milk the Walking Dead crowd. Which is smart.

      I’ve never heard of D4 and I don’t care if the Japanese like it.

      I’m not the lowest common denominator drunken fratboy/hoodrat demographic the Xbox one panders to. I’m a gamer. For the huge amount of money I pay, I demand variety that doesn’t suck. And only Nintendo and Sony are able to deliver that.

  3. Janez Krnc says:

    i hope they mean that… and by that, i mean… they won’t release commercials showing only kids playing their games, and make those games look really…. for kids…

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