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The Wii U is set to impress

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The Wii U is the much maligned successor to the Wii and a console that many wrote off as dead long ago. Now the system seems poised to reverse its dire situation and become what is arguably the greatest comeback story in gaming.

The success of Mario Kart 8 was Nintendo’s brightest moment in a dark period. It’s the fastest selling Wii U title to date, having sold roughly two million copies in its first month. The game is not the savior many felt it would be, but it may be the game that marks the turning point in the Wii U’s life. It has brought something the Wii U had been sorely lacking (competitive fun) and paired it with value (a free Wii U title of your choice)..

Shortly after Mario Kart released, E3 was upon us. Many thought that Nintendo was missing out by skipping the press conferences. That opinion seems to have changed. Nintendo claimed somewhere between four and five million people viewed the digital event and, according to a poll by IGN, E3 observers ranked Nintendo first in head-to-head comparison of games, conferences, and overall showing. By all accounts, the Nintendo Digital Event and Treehouse were both giant successes.

Since the release of Mario Kart 8 and the stellar E3 showing, the way forum goers and “media outlets” view the Wii U has improved greatly. Go anywhere gamers gather on the Internet and you’re bound to see quite a few threads about new Wii U purchases or just interest in general. This is a good thing for Nintendo, something they need to work hard to maintain. It’s impossible to understate the power of good publicity for the little console that could.

The number of games announced for the Wii U is paltry compared to the PS4 or XB1, but that doesn’t change the fact it has the best games currently. The Wii U’s short-term lineup is stacked with quality and heavy-hitting titles starting this holiday season. Bayonetta 1+2, Captain Toad, and Super Smash Bros. look to be great lead ins to the best year the Wii U may ever see. There’s also the sleeping giant. Over 72 million children are interested in smart toys, and the “amiibo” looks to be chief among them. If handled correctly, the Amiibo could become the next Tickle Me Elmo.

The Wii U likely won’t touch the numbers of the PS4, but it could become a comfortable success.


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4 comments
Yaris Yryll
Yaris Yryll

Actually....


The Wii U has 405 games on its Wikipedia page and that doesnt even include all the Indie support the machine has which increases with every successful Kickstarter and release seemingly 


http://nintendoenthusiast.com/article/wii-u-upcoming-games/



Truthfully the next gen systems just have more AAA Western Third party games. That's about it and it will be like that till they catch up.



Also the Wii U currently has more sales than the Xbox One ( a good 2 million) so Microsoft has got to catch up to the "little console that could"



Which is an appropriate name considering how much electricity it consumes,compared to the power it's pushing.

http://www.geek.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/nextgen_console_energy_02.jpg


Quite a technical marvel of engineering it is. Sort of like the Gamecube in its hey day. Nintendo's engineers are always designing rather efficient and  durable hardware. You can always rely on that trademark Nintendium™

Bob Bill
Bob Bill

@Yaris Yryll Actually, Wii U only has outsold the Xbox One by a bit over a million as of the last numbers

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/wii-u-sales-reach-6-17-million-as-nintendo-reveals-best-selling-games-to-date/1100-6419486/

http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/17/titanfall-pushes-xbox-one-sales-to-5-million-total-but-it-cant/

And that gap is not only closing quickly, but set to close even faster as the $100 cheaper, Kinect-less Xbox One releases.

Not to mention the Wii U has had a /full year/ of sales over the Xbox One, which gives them a big advantage.

I'm not trying to hate on Nintendo, because honestly of all the current gen consoles out there the Wii U is the only one I have any interest in. Just correcting things that are factually incorrect.

Yaris Yryll
Yaris Yryll

@Bob Bill @Yaris Yryll Those are units shipped,not amount sold to consumers.


It's best that you start paying attention to the things you read.


And as the guy pointed below Its  under the 5 million mark

Patrick Smith
Patrick Smith

@Bob Bill According to VGChartz (I know they cant be trusted. Especially if they contradict your numbers lol) The numbers say 6.5 million Wii Us sold to 4.8 million XB1s. The  XB1 sold 14k more units than the Wii U last week. So, at the current pace it would take 121 weeks for the XB1 to surpass the Wii U in sales lol. I would hardly call that a "quickly closing gap" In fact that covers the full year of earlier release, and almost another year and a half. XB1 is solely depending on exclusives to sell their overpriced/underpowered wouldby primary console. And they are not cheap enough to be a secondary console. (Like the Wii U is meant to be) I'll just say it like this. You sound like a hater who's qualifying their statement by saying it's "the only one I'm interested in" Because if that were not the case, you wouldn't be so off in your "attempt" to correct somebody...js lol.

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