Just Dance 4 has done alright on it though. But I see the same thing happening with it that has happened with the 3DS. More core games. Shovelware is a thing of the past. Either Nintendo abandoned it, or they have all mainly moved to mobile gaming.
Nintendo never made shovelware. It's sad its become a buzz word where people dont actually know what it means.. I am curious why shovelware was never a big deal til Wii? It plagued PS and PS2 libraries. Blues Clues and Rgurats, barbie , power rangers, heck most of the Wii library was also on PS2 when it comes to shovelware. Rugrats series actually outsold God of War series on PS2. Then Wii comes out and those companies shift from Sony to Nintendo and its suddenly a bad thing?
It just amazes me how people hate on something til its on their console or love something til its on another console.
What is shovelware you ask? Shovelware is usually where a company uses a cheap game engine and similar assets to make different games. Example= COmpany A makes a racing game. Its about Bikes. They use the same game engine and and models to make another racing game only its with 4 wheelers, then while they are doing that they also make a car racing game but it uses the same tracks, physics and game engine as the bike racing game. Now they release 3 very similar looking games from the same genre at the same time.
By same assets that does not mean "mario" and since they use him in another game its shovelware. That would be like calling every Sony sequel shovelware and that is not the case at all.