Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Wii U price cut vs More Wii U games

The short term problem: Mario Bros U is the only WiiU game that could be defined as a killer app right now, still no one is willing to buy a 2D mario game for 400$ and, at the same time, no one wants to get the gimped basic bundle.
Possible solution: they could discontinue the the basic bundle, and release another pro MarioBrosU bundle. In other words they should offer 2 different bundles, both for 349$ (329 euro if they want to be more drastic): a white version with Mario Bros U and a black version with Nintendo Land. Maybe even a ZombieU-only edition for the same price. Also they could add a a code to download a couple of selected titles on eshop or on Virtual Console.

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Soundwave said:
They are going to need both. Large price drop and much bigger games. Pikmin 3 and Wii Fit aren't saving this trainwreck, its headed to Vita town already.

It's doing bad, but not even close to Vita town yet. PSP was less popular to begin with and never had a proper killer app in the west (also with MH4 it has lost its only killer app in japan), also Sony is using all of their AAA studios to produce home console games. On the other hand Nintendo will have its best teams working on the console. If in year from now and after a price cut nothing has changed, then we can agree it's gone to Vita town.



spurgeonryan said:
Gamerace said:
It needs compelling software that is unique to it. Otherwise why buy it at any price?


Exactly! Why buy it for a few games when you can wait for more? Even in the next few months we will be getting a few bigger games. Price point should be out of the question for Nintendo until they see how it does with more games that are not ports.

 

By the Way Nintendo land is passed 1.5 milllion in sales!

What bigger games?  I haven't heard of anything bigger than NSMBU.

Pikmin sales about 1m. Not a system seller.

Wii Fit U - far too little, far too late.  We all own Wii Fit/Wii Fit Plus already.  The fitness/game craze is mostly fizzled out and this isn't doing anything innovative to bring it back.

Wario? Phhft.

Aliens? Not a system seller and available elsewhere.

Lego City - Maybe.  Could move some systems as a GTA for kids but won't help WiiU remain relevant with anyone else.   

WiiU needs a mainstream game that makes everyone want to use the gamepad like Wii Sports did with Wii. 

Problem is I don't think that'll ever exist. 

 Nintendoland is fun, but not so fun I'm willing to pay $350 to play it.  Or even $60.   $30 maybe.  ZombiiU uses the gamepad well but is kinda niche (survivor horror/action).    

Even If such a 'Wii Sports'-esque type game emerged, with Wii we all wanted to see how motion would work with - surgury, cooking, driving, various sports, swords, fighting, etc., etc.  There's none of that with the gamepad.  Virtually no interest at all in how it'd change gameplay.    Even GC, N64, SNES all provided leaps in power/graphical ability that made us want to play the latest versions of the same old game.     I've no interest in NSMBU - it could - and should be on Wii.  Doubly so with Pikmin 3.  A new Mario Kart, Zelda or SSB?  Okay, same game as on Wii now in HD (which is 7 years old). So what?  Yeah, they'll tempt me, but by then I'll be dazzled by MS/Sony's new systems doing stuff WiiU can't touch.



 

It needs both.

It needs what all new systems need.

Games.

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amp316 said:
It needs what all new systems need.

Games.



I knew my old friend would agree with my article. You have a WiiU right?



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spurgeonryan said:
amp316 said:
It needs what all new systems need.

Games.



I knew my old friend would agree with my article. You have a WiiU right?


Yes.  I have Nintendo Land, NSMBU, Zombi U, and 007 Legends (because I buy anything with Bond on it).  There isn't really anything else that I want to go out and get.  It's all ports and I don't care about Scribblenauts.  The Wii U is a nice system that will be a much more inriguing buy when Pikmin, Smash Bros, and Mario Kart are out for it.



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Bundle the 2D Mario and give it a U Sports and it will be un-doomed in notime.

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