2013 has not been a stellar year for the Wii U, but the holiday lineup promises to boost the system with a fairly wide variety of major titles. My question for today is whether this hypothetical wave of success can continue into 2014.
The following are lists of the Wii U's 2013 lineups from Nintendo and 3rd parties, with only games that are retail hits or are likely to be so being shown:
- Lego City
- Pikmin 3
- Wind Waker HD
- Wii Party U
- Super Mario 3D World
- Wii Fit U
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
- Sonic Lost World
- Mario & Sonic at the 2014 Olympics
- Just Dance 2014
- Skylanders Swap Force
Total: 11 big games in 2013
Now here's the Wii U's 2014 lineup, based on known quantities
- Mario Kart 8
- Bayonetta 2
- Super Smash Bros 4
- Yarn Yoshi
I know the Wii U has had troubled times, and I think things are about to get much better for it, but that's really it for the Wii U in 2014 at the moment. I can think of no notable 3rd party games after November. Will currently unknown quantities save the Wii U in 2014, or will things go badly again?
P.S. On a random note, here are some fairly likely possible projects for the Wii U that may release in 2014
- Animal Crossing 5
- Pokemon Stadium: Generation 6
- Endless Ocean 3
Never Mind, Donkey Kong got Delayed! 2014 is safe!
Love and tolerate.