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  • Arix - January 26, 2014 7:42 a.m.

    A lot of these "brilliant ideas" boil down to "Make a third Playstation/X-Box". Because yeah, we definitely need three indistinguishable consoles doing the exact same thing as each other.
  • Vonter - January 26, 2014 1:16 p.m.

    Well third parties will be comfortable with that. Cost and expenses for making games have gone through the roof, that even with DLC is likely some devs are going to put other things to bring extra cash. At least in a weird way it shows how everyone cares for Nintendo, because even if there games are not at the end of the line, they're still very well made.
  • david-rodriguez - January 24, 2014 7:30 p.m.

    tres errores de nintendo wii u, el primero fue el nombre de wii u, segundo repetir juegos que ya estaban en play 3 y xbox hace tiempo y tercero haber dejado que los gamers hubieran probado una nueva forma de ver grand theft auto v en su sistema ese si hubiera sido un hit en wii u
  • Vonter - January 24, 2014 9:25 p.m.

    Uhm si a los primeros dos, pero nunca ha habido un Grand Theft Auto en una consola de Nintendo, creo que solo el Chinatown Wars (el de la perspectiva fea) a sido el único. Como fan también su principal falta a sido no darle chance a su control, ya que además del NintendoLand ningún juego suyo le ha dado importancia y los que se vienen tampoco parece que se centran en este.
  • LEGOMatrix - January 24, 2014 2:51 p.m.

    I'm surprised there wan't more to do regarding collectable AR cards. I never bought Kid Icarus, but It would be very easy to talk me into collecting some kind of Nintendo card series that came with little AR games or models. Nintendo didn't really make any Wii games for ages towards the end, what on earth were they doing to have so little ready for the Wii U over a year in? Oh, and where's my Virtual Boy 2 U? That should have been there at launch! You know what, the more I think about it, the more certain I am that the Wii U was developed as a VR console. The lag-less second screen, the last-gen graphics... Nintendo's history with VR... but if it was, I don't know why it was dropped, and if it originally was and it was dropped, they must have been kicking themselves when they saw the support for the Rift! In my dreams, the Wii U VR headset comes out this year with a new Metroid Prime and exclusive Minecraft 2, and I buy a Wii U.
  • megamanandkirby64 - January 24, 2014 1:14 p.m.

    How would putting Ocarina of Time on the Vita help at all? The 3DS is the more popular handheld, and Ocarina of TIme is already on it.
  • DoctorBambi - January 24, 2014 8:01 a.m.

    It's crazy to me that we're even having this discussion. Not even half a decade ago Nindendo was selling more consoles than Sony and Microsoft combined. Yes, Nintendo is tripping up a little here with the WiiU, but they'll bounce back. This is just how business goes. You can bet Nintendo is doing some serious soul searching right now and there's one thing you can count on. The gamers will win. Whatever move Nintendo decides to make, whatever direction they take, we will get something incredible. So now some gobbldygook: -Does anyone else thing Minecraft and WiiU are a perfect fit for each other? :o Dat second screen. -I would love to see Nintendo open up to indies like Playstation has. -How about a marketing campaign to see who can come up with the best use of the gamepad functionality? Let the gamers decide what they want. And have the top 5 ideas fleshed out into full releases. -You know, the WiiU has a similar problem to virtual reality. You just can't see the value until you've got your hands on it and your playing the games. I'd love to see Nintendo start a tour around the world letting people try out the system. Especially if they used Nintendo Land. My god, that game is fantastic, and it would appeal to the same audience they drew in with the Wii, which is like, everybody lolz.
  • BladedFalcon - January 24, 2014 8:15 a.m.

    Here *hands you a tissue* Looks like you need it...
  • Pruman - January 24, 2014 7:21 a.m.

    How about "offer a service like Netflix except for classic games, and make it only accessible through the Wii U." Offer access to every retro title in the Wii and Wii U virtual console for like 10 bucks a month. Add new titles constantly and cut deals with other publishers to offer the classics. This would not only blow whatever Sony has with PS Now out of the water, it would also spike Wii U sales as all of the retro gamers that Nintendo declared war on back during the N64 era would come flooding back. I would totally pay 10 bucks a month for this, even though I have a huge chunk of VC games on the Wii.
  • Shayz - January 24, 2014 4:52 a.m.

    How about we actually see the strong first-party lineup within the first couple years instead of waiting forever? Right now I own Pikmin...still waiting on Mario Party Mario Kart 8 Smash Bros Zelda Kirby 3D Mario adventure Metroid? F-zero?? Starfox??? Sales would be up DRASTICALLY if even 2 of these games were out already. They only had to release one game for the 3DS to sell like hotcakes...before pokemon I knew 2 other people with a 3DS. After pokemon, I now know of over 20 that do.
  • gudtavosky - January 24, 2014 6:35 a.m.

    finally someone who does not consider super mario 3D world the real 3D mario adventure. Mario 3D world is actually very boring, and the levels and gameplay are way too 2D. Just looking at how mario galaxy sold, if they replaced this mario 3D world for a singleplayer 3D adventure like galaxy, sunshine and 64, the wii u would be the top console today
  • BladedFalcon - January 24, 2014 7:45 a.m.

    The 3DS started selling fantastically way before Pokemon X/Y came out, it started selling as early as 2012 thanks to game like RE: Revelations and Kid Icarus Uprising. So your assessment isn't really accurate.
  • StrayGator - January 24, 2014 4:49 a.m.

    Steel.Diver.U Dolla Dolla Bill Y'all
  • BladedFalcon - January 24, 2014 7:42 a.m.

    Heh.
  • DoctorBambi - January 24, 2014 8:08 a.m.

    OMG
  • Errrrbo - January 23, 2014 11:32 p.m.

    Selling the Wii U without the Gamepad is a really good idea. Patch it out of the system, let it be optional, reduce console production cost massively, sell the game based on its improving exclusive software lineup. After more than a year on shelves, the Gamepad is not selling the system, it confuses consumers on whether it's a new system or just a Wii peripheral, it hasn't improved gameplay of any game, and it costs a lot to make. Henry suggests Nintendo sticks with weird concepts "like dual-screen portables and stereoscopic 3D", but Nintendo did basically abandon the 3DS 3D by releasing the 2DS, not using it at all for most of Pokemon X/Y, and pretty much dropping the 3D feature entirely from advertising. Nintendo has abandoned many peripherals when it was clear they were unpopular. E-reader, Wii Speak, vitality sensor and the Gamecube internet thing all come to mind. In my opinion, making the Gamepad optional is still the best idea for the Wii U. Sell it at 199 and focus on its games and the fact that it's actually a new console, not just a controller.
  • DoctorBambi - January 24, 2014 7:21 a.m.

    So, what exactly do we play the system with? The Wiimote and nunchuck? It's a last gen controller. This would cause even more confusion as to what the WiiU is. What other options do we have? The pro controller? A lot of games don't support it. AC3, AC4, Batman:Arkham Origins, Darksiders 2, Pikman 3, and Mass Effect 3 special edition to name some big ones. Rayman Legends made fantastic use of the gamepad. Nintendo Land was shockingly fun. I almost bought the WiiU just for ZombieU. What I'm trying to say is that the gamepad has huge potential and it's the thing that separates it from other consoles. To make the gamepad optional... is to miss the whole point of owning a WiiU.
  • Errrrbo - January 24, 2014 9:23 a.m.

    AC3, AC4, Darksiders 2, Pikmin 3, Mass Effect 3, and Rayman Legends all support the pro controller.Most people don't care about ZombiU or Nintendo Land. You say the Gamepad has "great potential", but the system is over a year old. Nintendo can't keep waiting for this mythical game to come along and prove the gamepad's genius. Their system is drowning, and they need to do something about it quickly. You say the gamepad is what separates the Wii U, but I disagree, I think it's Nintendo games that separate it from other consoles. That's what people love about Nintendo. But the price is a barrier, and the Gamepad is the reason it's high. All Wii U advertising has focused on the Gamepad, and it's selling terribly. That should tell you it's not good for the console.
  • talleyXIV - January 23, 2014 8:47 p.m.

    Selling the Wii U without the gamepad is actually a really really good idea.
  • Vonter - January 23, 2014 9:04 p.m.

    Only until the next Zelda possibly uses it. I'll like more connectivity with the 3DS, at this point I think any Wii U owner most have one, so why not support it as controller since he gamepad wasn't a developed idea for the GBA-GC connectivity?

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