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.
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.