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I think it depends on how Nintendo markets it. The Ninja Castle game in particular has a lot of potential to be a very straightforward example of how Wii U works. We have also only seen about half of the games in Nintendo Land yet, so I wouldn't be so sure of anything for now.



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I think that Nintendo Land is a good marketing move to let people know about the new WiiU gamepad, and to stick them with Nintendo's biggest franchises.
It won't be the new Wii Sports. Wii Sports was something totally new, people who never cared about videogames talked about it, it was a revolution! For 'casual' people the Wii was, and is, Wii Sports. (and maybe also Wii Fit)
Nintendo Land won't have the same effect, but it will increase the bundle value and will be well received by the public.



On September 13, Nintendo needs to pull something wholly surprising out of their collective hat, if want us to understand why marketing for Wii U has been put on hold for this long.

Iwata has been talking about "must-have" and Miyamoto about recapturing the broad consumer's imagination, but nothing has been shown neither for 3DS or Wii U, that holds the power to awe the public like Wii Sports, Wii Fit, Nintendogs, and Brain Training did all those years ago.

And although Nintendo may not yet be completely outpaceed on technology, it's gettin very hard for them to come up with concepts that couldn't just as easily have been done on iOS/Android/PSV/360/PS3/Slate/SmartGlass/Kinect.

If they truly have to ride on IP, then Nintendo Land really isn't an ace up the sleeve.



The Wii sold because of Wii Sports and the Wii U will sell at first because of the Wii. Effectively the big system seller for the Wii U will be the popular Wii titles like Wii Sports.



Tease.

As most here, I agree with you...

...still want it bundled though, if only to make it a more competitive system, more appealing to the public...



 

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If they get it right then I expect NSMBU to have a bigger impact on Wii U sales than Nintendo Land will.

Nintendo Land is a bit reminiscent of Wii Music so far in how it was showcased to mass apathy as Nintendo's big E3 conference finale.



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Squilliam said:
The Wii sold because of Wii Sports and the Wii U will sell at first because of the Wii. Effectively the big system seller for the Wii U will be the popular Wii titles like Wii Sports.


I agree with that. I believe that this could be the key for the very first months after launch, after that WiiU will need real system sellers.



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spurgeonryan said:
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Kinneas14 said:
Squilliam said:
The Wii sold because of Wii Sports and the Wii U will sell at first because of the Wii. Effectively the big system seller for the Wii U will be the popular Wii titles like Wii Sports.


I agree with that. I believe that this could be the key for the very first months after launch, after that WiiU will need real system sellers.

I'd have agreed with this in 2010 but WiiU is coming out far too late to capitalize on Wii's popularity.  iOS/Android are what's popular now.


The last Wii titles of any significance was Wii Sports Resort which was, for the mass audience, an eternity ago.   Wii Music, Wii Motion Plus, Wii Party and the poor upgrade value of Wii Fit Plus have failed to maintain the brand's relevance IMO.    Sadly Wii Fit U is a launch title and from what we've seen, really doesn't look anywhere's near different enough from Wii Fit/WF+ to justify a purchase of the game, let alone a new system to play it on.  Or to resusitate a now tired genre.