Forums - Nintendo Discussion - What's up with the Wii U in Japan? Where are the third party games? (Hint: Nowhere)

Will Wii U get more support than the Wii in Japan?

Asolutely, 3rd parties are working on bigger and better games for it.
Probably, Nintendo already has some 3rd party partnerships with games comin
Not so sure, It all depends on what they show on the first year.
Unlikely, none of the big publishers has announced anything new for the con
No way, 3rd parties will not support Wii's successor, it's out of their p

Like I used to, back in a while when I was an active member in VGChartz, I took a peek in the release schedule for the Wii in Japan. So far, from what I could see, the console has 2, yes 2 (two, dos, deux, dois, II) games coming up in the next 3 months. Yes, you read that well, only 2 confimred games. WTF is going on there? And they are both late ports that have been out for the PS3 and 360 already, namely Hokuto no Ken Mosou and Need For Speed Most Wanted.

I will still give the benefit of the doubt to Nintendo and believe that this is not going to be the norm for the Wii U, because this is really looking like the Wii once again. It's inexcusable to have such long droughts. Perhaps they are relying on core Nintendo fans to get the console just for NSMBU and Nintendo Land, but how are they going to expand their audiences further or make a dent into the other userbases if their release schedule is so dire??

What is everyone's opinion here? Why is Nintendo so quiet about everything? Are they still trying to get support? Could that be the reason, that they don't have support yet and need to space out their own releases to make up for the lack of any game at all? When are the big third party devs going to announce anything over there?



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The situation outside of Japan isn't much better either. I'm not sure why Nintendo is leaving such gaps for..maybe to go all out towards the end of the year?

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trestres said:
LOL at my poll. short answers FTW next time.


Haha.  I was thinking the same thing.



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These gaps are pretty inexcusable. Nintendo shouldn't hold all their games up just for the holidays. Q1, 2, and 3 are all very important too.

However, I can see Nintendo starting to drop more and more titles in and around the time of E3.... Or at least they should.

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No idea. You really shouldn't launch a system without having it's first year planned out.

Herolink7 said:
No idea. You really shouldn't launch a system without having it's first year planned out.


agreed! especially after i forked out money to buy the damn thing. hate feeling like i should have waited! 



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Having said that, I have no idea what Nintendo is up to. They seem to like announcing things close to launch in recent years, so who knows what's in the works. One thing is certain is that 3rd party devs are quiet it seems.

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nintendo is recently known for not revealing anything until they believe it is time to do so, I guess a new nintendo direct should be happening soon.

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