We're all seeing how the Wii U is struggling right now - and that's even with a 2D Mario releasing with the console. Since this is one of Nintendos best selling franchises ever it's quite a surprise that Wii U is selling so poorly. Or is it? Is a 2D Mario the best possible launch title of a new Nintendo console?
This got me thinking about what launch titles each console NEEDS at the very get go - whether it's Nintendo or Sony or Microsoft.
What titles SHOULD Wii U have had?
I guess Nintendo should have had a 3D Mario, a Zelda, a Mario Kart or a Supper Smash Bros ready for launch since 2D Mario isn't really cutting it.
What launch titles WILL PS4 need to sell well?
And as for PS4, Sony would probably do well to launch that system with a new GT, a new Uncharted or a new GoW, and it looks as if only Uncharted is a probability for the PS4 launch right now...
What launch title WILL Xbox720 need to sell well?
And the x3ox should have a Halo or a GeoW, and perhaps to a lesser degree, a Fable/Forza game at launch - but I don't see ANY of those games making it to the launch...
I'm talking about 1st party games, NOT 3rd party support - unless it's an exclusive.
My thinking is that any new system needs a game that shows off what the system is capable of. For The Wii it was Wii Sports; it didn't have better graphics compared to the gen before, but it showed a NEW way to play.
So, to sum it all up; REALISTICALLY, what games should PS720 launch with, and what games would have done better than 2D Mario on the Wii U??