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What do you want, or expect from Nintendo (Wii U) in 2014? <NOT A DOOM THREAD>

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The thing I loved the most about the Wii was its selection of quality casual games like Wii Sports Resort. I'm of an age that spending 20 hours gaming over the weekend is not really going to happen too often - for me, gaming is about spending maybe 20 minutes here and there doing something fun.

I want a good golf game (similar to Tiger Woods) that makes use of the Balance Board, something with the mechanics of the Sports Resort's table tennis, maybe a tennis game, and of course a good racing game (I'm playing Most Wanted at the moment and it rocks!). I'm not too interested in esoteric party games - I just want to pick up something I'm relatively familiar with (like sports) and have some fun.

I know Nintendo is releasing HD versions of Sports Resort on the e-shop at the moment, but it is filtering through slowly. Also, I fear these are just HD remakes - I want them to add to the games, and make it more fun and immersive.

I think Nintendo should continue catering for their "core" market with Donkey Kong and Mario, but I feel that they've left the casuals out too much.



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Licence said:
The thing I loved the most about the Wii was its selection of quality casual games like Wii Sports Resort. I'm of an age that spending 20 hours gaming over the weekend is not really going to happen too often - for me, gaming is about spending maybe 20 minutes here and there doing something fun.

I want a good golf game (similar to Tiger Woods) that makes use of the Balance Board, something with the mechanics of the Sports Resort's table tennis, maybe a tennis game, and of course a good racing game (I'm playing Most Wanted at the moment and it rocks!). I'm not too interested in esoteric party games - I just want to pick up something I'm relatively familiar with (like sports) and have some fun.

I know Nintendo is releasing HD versions of Sports Resort on the e-shop at the moment, but it is filtering through slowly. Also, I fear these are just HD remakes - I want them to add to the games, and make it more fun and immersive.

I think Nintendo should continue catering for their "core" market with Donkey Kong and Mario, but I feel that they've left the casuals out too much.

  i agree., nintendo should please their core market with their ip's and try to bring back some casuals with touchscreen/motion games. the golf demo at e3 using the tablet as your tee? imagine tablet in a sand trap? wii u wont be able to bring in the dudebro crowd. a metroid and free online helps but..





Only just got my Wii U, but for me, it's clear what they need to do.

1) Release at least one Nintendo published game a month from February onwards. Now, I know, they've struggled with manpower and delays, but 2014 is the year Nintendo need to pull out all stops for Wii U, considering they have largely wasted their first twelve months on the market. Starting in February with Donkey Kong, there needs to be a consistent stream of quality Nintendo titles coming to the system. Follow DK up with Yarn Yoshi, Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart 8, Smash Brothers, Fire Emblem vs Shin Megami Tensei, X and more.

2) Promote and announce your software regularly. Perhaps VGX is going to be a good start with a big reveal, though I don't want to bet on it for fear of being disappointed. Do what they did with 3DS and announce/reveal your line up in January and February Nintendo Direct broadcasts so that the information can spread around the web in a quiet period of the year, before financial results come in and Nintendo have inevitably missed targets.

3) Generate more goodwill by rolling out a consistent improvement of eShop, Virtual Console and the fledging unified account system. Why isn't the Virtual Console library as full as the Wii's? That should be rectified. Why aren't there a dozen or more VC games coming out every month, across multiple platforms? Why, when I own the same title across 3DS, Wii etc, can't I use this title on Wii U? Nintendo have access to the best back catalogue in the history of videogaming, and they aren't using it enough.

4) Continue the push for indie titles, but make a bigger deal of it. Sony have generated goodwill by talking loudly about how much they're pushing to get indies on board, and Nintendo, despite having made a strong push, have kept largely quiet about it. Nintendo need to talk about their plans to get more content for Wii U, and they need to continue to dispel the image of them as anachronistic and out of date in the online age.

5) Combine these components to prove that Wii U does have a strong, consistent, quality stream of content across multiple avenues. Don't preach the PR message that you're for the "core gamer", preach the message that Wii U is a console with quality content and prove that by getting your games out regularly. No silly delays, no more lack of promotion--let people know what's coming and when, and stick to it.

If Nintendo do the above they could have a good year. They're going to struggle, because they haven't generated much momentum this year, but it's vital for people who've already bought the Wii U, and the small audience that buy it in the next twelve months, that Nintendo provide as much quality software and improving services as possible. Without restoring some measure of consumer trust, Nintendo will struggle in the future.

Looking to the long-term, there are two things I think they need to do:

1) Ramp up training, hiring and expansion of existing studios, while investing in new studios, acquiring existing studios who have strong working relationships with Nintendo and investing in them, and invest in third party partnerships for specific titles, as opposed to attempting to land multi-platform franchises built on PlayStation and Xbox. Nintendo need more software, but it doesn't need to come from EA, for example.

2) Keep the Wii U supported on the market until 2016, even if the situation doesn't improve. Sega reeled from one hardware disaster to another, and this damaged consumer confidence to the point very few people were willing to invest in Sega hardware. Nintendo's poor track record for rolling out home console software on time, and Wii U's struggles so far, have already done this--but plenty of other people point to 3DS as proof of the good things Nintendo can provide for consumers. Nintendo can't abandon Wii U or its owners prematurely, because it will make launching another machine even more difficult. Keep Wii U and 3DS going as best you can to roll in as much money as you can, and behind the scenes, expand, acquire, build up--and think carefully about what the next generation of Nintendo hardware will do, who it will do it for, and who will provide software for it. Throwing in the towel on Wii U will only damage any successor, as the premature abandonment of Wii has done.



Only three things :

1 - A good flow of launches. Mario Kart, Smash Brothers, Bayonetta, DKCR:TF, Yoshi, X (must come next year). Announcements like Metroid, F-Zero, Starfox, more about SMT X Fire Emblem
2 - Better offerings on the Eshop, specially Virtual Console, and discounts.
3 - Most important: ADVERTSIMENT. Nintendo needs to market this thing better. WiiU suffers from its name, so it must be addressed with a strong marketing campaign



curl-6 said:

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, X, Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart 8, and Yarn Yoshi is a spectacular lineup, and if they deliver I will be more than happy.

However

NO MORE FUCKING DELAYS NINTENDO!

Fans are sick of it, and Nintendo can no longer afford to piss off consumers.

Imo, NIntendo's got a great line-up, but they have to market those games. The delays are crippling them, sadly, I can just picture the next one, "Smash Bros is a huge game to undertake, because of this, we would like to ask for more time to release, please understand."

Prove me wrong Nintendo.



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now I get it, Wii U has more than 4 millions sold, but I think releasing it 1 year before the PS4 and X1 was a good strategy, people should familiarize qith the wii u through time and even the other consoles reached 1 million doesnt mean Wii U will go down, it's still on top but only need a good strategy to avoid falling.



Licence said:
The thing I loved the most about the Wii was its selection of quality casual games like Wii Sports Resort. I'm of an age that spending 20 hours gaming over the weekend is not really going to happen too often - for me, gaming is about spending maybe 20 minutes here and there doing something fun.

I want a good golf game (similar to Tiger Woods) that makes use of the Balance Board, something with the mechanics of the Sports Resort's table tennis, maybe a tennis game, and of course a good racing game (I'm playing Most Wanted at the moment and it rocks!). I'm not too interested in esoteric party games - I just want to pick up something I'm relatively familiar with (like sports) and have some fun.

I know Nintendo is releasing HD versions of Sports Resort on the e-shop at the moment, but it is filtering through slowly. Also, I fear these are just HD remakes - I want them to add to the games, and make it more fun and immersive.

I think Nintendo should continue catering for their "core" market with Donkey Kong and Mario, but I feel that they've left the casuals out too much.

I totally see where you are coming from, and I fee they somewhat accomplish this with the 3DS, but not yet with the Wii U. I just don't see Nintendo releasing the kind of games you're looking for.



a lot of 1st party games. Nintendo makes by far the best games in the world, I don't need 3rd party trash.

Also, a new Wave Race would make me a happy man.



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curl-6 said:

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, X, Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart 8, and Yarn Yoshi is a spectacular lineup, and if they deliver I will be more than happy.

However

NO MORE FUCKING DELAYS NINTENDO!

Fans are sick of it, and Nintendo can no longer afford to piss off consumers.


You forgot Smash! I agree great lineup but they need to deliver and on time. They also need to make bloody good commercials, not an excuse anymore!

I also expect 1-2 big announcements, no reason to back down they need to be a lot more aggressive, there's still time to salvage this.



YNWA

I know that I speak a lot of doom and gloom in my own way, even as a Nintendo gamer, but they're proving time and time again that they literally lack the ability to learn from their mistakes in any timely and helpful manner.

I WANT a big heap of really awesome games that work to go above and beyond what I expect from a game and that utilize the hardware. Games that surprise me and make me feel like Nintendo is going the extra mile to bring me an awesome experience.

I EXPECT a small handful of games, because several announced ones will be pushed into 2015. A few nice announcements, but most of those will be promised for 2014 and pushed into the following year as well. Smash Bros. will not be released in 2014, nor will Zelda. The games we do get will be fun, but lacking in any real depth or scope and seemingly rushed with very little content, along with being watered down and literally stripped of certain features in an attempt to make them more accessible. Nintendo will continue to struggle between appeasing the real gamers and trying to win back the casuals, and will succeed at neither.



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