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Nintendo needs to relaunch the Wii U

The Wii U is in a predicament right now. In a previous article I went into detail about the woes of the Wii U during the launch window. Although games such as Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Lego City: Undercover have helped the Wii U in the past week, it is still not out of the dark waters. Nintendo should not be complacent, the Wii U is still young, and there is much work to do.

In my opinion the smart thing for Nintendo to do, is to relaunch the Wii U. Start fresh and start from the beginning.  I think it is time for a relaunch.

Re-evaluate the Wii U Message

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It is abundantly clear that Nintendo is having serious trouble getting the Wii U message across. Ever since the Wii U’s debut two years ago, Nintendo’s message has not been clear.  You know when you have a problem when there are individuals who still think the Wii U gamepad is a peripheral add-on for the Wii.

What is the Wii U?

What is the advantage of the Wii U?

Why should I buy the Wii U?

Nintendo should at least be able to answer these questions and sell them to potential consumers. Getting at least this right should be the first step for Nintendo.

Marketing reboot

   

I have been very critical of Nintendo’s marketing campaign so far for the Wii U. Nintendo has not been advertising the Wii U often enough. Even when they do advertise the Wii U, the commercials are average. Im no marketing expert but I do understand the basics. In order to get consumers to buy a product they need to know it exists. This is an area I feel Nintendo is letting their console down. Advertise the Wii U and advertise it well.

  

Having said this, I think Nintendo should change their approach to the Wii U marketing. For starters get rid of the dub-step music. Next cut down on all the flashy lights. Just keep it simple. Show gameplay and show the capabilities of the Wii U. That’s all to it. I said it before, Nintendo Australia has a good commercial – I like it for the simplicity and it sell the Wii U message well.

Games, games and more games

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Currently the Wii u’s software library is not compelling enough to sustain good hardware sales. Lego City Undercover and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate have done well to drive a surge in Wii U sales number. Nintendo needs more games like these, not necessarily system sellers, but high quality games that will make the Wii U an appetizing investment.

Furthermore Nintendo needs to get the release schedule in order. I don’t want to wait months just to play my Wii U again. I don’t want to go through another game drought. I understand games don’t instantly fall from trees. But Nintendo needs to be more conscious of the release schedule, so to avoid another annoying game drought.

One more thing Nintendo really needs to break their silence policy. When is Pikmin 3 coming? When can I play Wonderful 101? I want to see more of Wind Waker HD.  Show me another trailer of Monolith’s X.  I just want something to hold onto, something to get hyped for the future. Right now Nintendo isn’t showing the potential of the Wii U, and it is getting on my nerves.

Bottom Line

Don’t fall for the gloom and doom. The Wii U will be fine and it will be a success console for Nintendo. Nintendo needs to sort out a few issues and I have full faith that the can fix them. Remember never count Nintendo out.

http://mii-gamer.com/2013/04/03/nintendo-needs-to-relaunch-the-wii-u/



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I agree with the marketing reboot, the games are on the way though. The 2nd half of this year will definately look better than the first half :D

Most of what this guy said is actually pretty reasonable.

Color me surprised.

Official Mario Kart 8 Thread:

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=162055&page=1#

Carl is a Piplup hater and deserves to be punished eternally.

And without the U-pad this time....

I LOVE ICELAND!

@OP you need to find a hobby that doesnt involve attacking nintendo. This is the 6th or 8th thread from you on the subject in a month. Edit: wait that was not an attack who are you and what have you done with whats his name?



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Relaunch the Wii U? WTF?

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snyps said:
@OP you need to find a hobby that doesnt involve attacking nintendo. This is the 6th or 8th thread from you on the subject in a month.

How is he attacking the Wii U? His post on it seems reasonable and the conclusion even seems optimistic.



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BloodyRain said:
snyps said:
@OP you need to find a hobby that doesnt involve attacking nintendo. This is the 6th or 8th thread from you on the subject in a month.

How is he attacking the Wii U? His post on it seems reasonable and the conclusion even seems optimistic.

Thank you!

And here i was thinking this is some positive Nintendo news :D



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The Wii U launched two years ago?




WiiU ID: Chrizum

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Chrizum said:
The Wii U launched two years ago?


He doesn't mean launch by 'debut'.



According to a new study; YouTube, Xbox.com, NeoGaf, N4G, VGChartz, IGN, GameSpot, GameStop, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, All of Europe, FAMITSU, Japan, the rest of Asia and The whole of the Middle East among countless others are experiencing a Tsunami of people in love with Sony's gamings offerings.