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.