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What can Nintendo do at E3 to save the Wii?

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Soriku said:

A few things...

1. ToG is already confirmed for the PS3, they're not bringing it to the Wii now. This isn't up to Nintendo to decide.

2. DQ X isn't going to be at E3. The first time they show off DQ X is going to be a JP event - likely a DQ conference.

Probably, but still, you can hope, right? It hasn't been completely rejected yet, so you can hope...

DQX may not be at E3, but it most certainly needs to be announced this year, with a release date either in the Holidays or Q1 2012, to catch the biggest Wii audience possible, sorta like with DQIX and Pokemon Black...

kitler53 said:

nintendo's greatest failure ... when they were making 1 billion dollar profits they should have invested that back into the platform.  farm some games out to 2nd party to guarantee a wide range of good software.

 

Again, this is a very key and important point. Why not do this? Who knows, maybe they did. But they needed to do more, to maintain that momentum they had. They aren't doing terribly, not by a long way, but they aren't doing as well as they should be.



 

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Conegamer said:
Soriku said:

A few things...

1. ToG is already confirmed for the PS3, they're not bringing it to the Wii now. This isn't up to Nintendo to decide.

2. DQ X isn't going to be at E3. The first time they show off DQ X is going to be a JP event - likely a DQ conference.

Probably, but still, you can hope, right? It hasn't been completely rejected yet, so you can hope...

DQX may not be at E3, but it most certainly needs to be announced this year, with a release date either in the Holidays or Q1 2012, to catch the biggest Wii audience possible, sorta like with DQIX and Pokemon Black...

kitler53 said:

nintendo's greatest failure ... when they were making 1 billion dollar profits they should have invested that back into the platform.  farm some games out to 2nd party to guarantee a wide range of good software.

 

Again, this is a very key and important point. Why not do this? Who knows, maybe they did. But they needed to do more, to maintain that momentum they had. They aren't doing terribly, not by a long way, but they aren't doing as well as they should be.

 


It hasn't been rejected because they don't need to. The only ToG game they're bringing over is ToGF and they didn't port the extra content to the Wii and have no plans to. Sure you can hope but that's not going to get you anywhere because they're not going to do it.

DQ X was already confirmed for a 2012 release by the composer: http://www.siliconera.com/2011/05/01/dragon-quest-composer-says-dragon-quest-x-in-2012/

He obviously means for the JP release but a Q1 2012 release seems too early. Ditto for a US release which would be later.




Soriku said:
Conegamer said:
Soriku said:

A few things...

1. ToG is already confirmed for the PS3, they're not bringing it to the Wii now. This isn't up to Nintendo to decide.

2. DQ X isn't going to be at E3. The first time they show off DQ X is going to be a JP event - likely a DQ conference.

Probably, but still, you can hope, right? It hasn't been completely rejected yet, so you can hope...

DQX may not be at E3, but it most certainly needs to be announced this year, with a release date either in the Holidays or Q1 2012, to catch the biggest Wii audience possible, sorta like with DQIX and Pokemon Black...


It hasn't been rejected because they don't need to. The only ToG game they're bringing over is ToGF and they didn't port the extra content to the Wii and have no plans to. Sure you can hope but that's not going to get you anywhere because they're not going to do it.

DQ X was already confirmed for a 2012 release by the composer: http://www.siliconera.com/2011/05/01/dragon-quest-composer-says-dragon-quest-x-in-2012/

He obviously means for the JP release but a Q1 2012 release seems too early. Ditto for a US release which would be later.

Hmm...I suppose. But I don't see why they would localise a game, and then leave another copy Japan Only, when it's the SAME GAME. Heck, the Wii localisation would take less work...

As for the DQ thing, Q1 may seem too early, but if it isn't out in 12 months, I think they've missed a trick, because they'd be vitually no way it could be out in the West before Cafe is released, so it would hurt sales. It's too soon to tell anyway. But the sooner the better.



 

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I have no idea, but it's hard to predict what nintendo is going to do, like, ever.



Xenoblade, The Last Story, or any other of the umpteen Japan-only JRPG's Wii titles will affect the hardware sales in absolutely no way in the west. (Bar Dragon Quest X, maybe, but that's not even "Japan-only" yet, is it?)

Just sayin'.

And I really doubt we'll see the Wii on top of the charts until maybe the holidays. I don't see the price cut doing any wonders, since the price really isn't the issue. The issue is the lack of games that the mass market really, really wants since New Super Mario Bros. Wii. (Super Mario All-Stars could've been big if 'twasn't a limited edition, though.) And there are really no big hardware movers on the horizon aside from Dragon Quest X, which should cause at least a moderate splash in Japan.

And no, I'm not forgetting about Skyward Sword. I'm talking about big hardware movers, which I doubt Skyward Sword will be.



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They don't want to save the Wii, they want to give the 3DS and NES 6 a good start in life. I wouldn't be surprised if the definitive version of Zelda Skyward Sword is actually the NES 6 version next year.



Tease.

Squilliam said:

They don't want to save the Wii, they want to give the 3DS and NES 6 a good start in life. I wouldn't be surprised if the definitive version of Zelda Skyward Sword is actually the NES 6 version next year.


I agree they don't want to "save" the Wii, they just want to keep up momentum till the Cafe releases.

And "definitive" version? Nintendo isn't Namco. Not to mention Zelda SS is based around Motion Plus, and Cafe's controller is likely very different. Unless you think they're going to make it multiplat like TP when they confirmed the game for 2011 multiple times recently...




Soriku said:
Squilliam said:

They don't want to save the Wii, they want to give the 3DS and NES 6 a good start in life. I wouldn't be surprised if the definitive version of Zelda Skyward Sword is actually the NES 6 version next year.


I agree they don't want to "save" the Wii, they just want to keep up momentum till the Cafe releases.

And "definitive" version? Nintendo isn't Namco. Not to mention Zelda SS is based around Motion Plus, and Cafe's controller is likely very different.

NES 6 supports Wii motion +... I believe they will use it as a bridge game to 'show' that the NES 6 supports both control schemes to encourage Wii owners to bring their stack of controllers and upgrade.



Tease.

 

I HAVEN'T SEEN A WII COMMERCIAL IN SOOOOOOOOOOOOO LONG! In fact I failed to see it being advertised during the holidays and have yet to see one. Yet you see a PS3 or 360 AD a lot.  OTher thing, I only saw 2 3DS commercials since it luanched. Like wth Nintendo? You cant soley rely on word of mouth.



 

        

Squilliam said:

NES 6 supports Wii motion ... I believe they will use it as a bridge game to 'show' that the NES 6 supports both control schemes to encourage Wii owners to bring their stack of controllers and upgrade.


That sounds incredibly pointless. Really, showing the Cafe can support an add on like Motion Plus is your big idea to transfer Wii owners to the Cafe? Nintendo isn't going to do that. And like i said, Nintendo confirmed SS for 2011 multiple times recently.