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Sadly its true BUT it may pick up if sales get better.

Realistically 3rd party support should greatly diminish once no more games are made for last gen consoles, but its obliviously not the case at hand.



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I'd say it's gone, but doesn't bother me.   NIntendo has great 1st party games and not to mention the only family suitable console that's out right now IMO.   I wouldn't have a console in our house if it wasn't for the WiiU to be honest with you.  No shortage of games in our household, I've got plenty of adult oriented games that I still have waiting.  Assasins Creend 3, & 4, Darksiders 2, Batman Arkham, Mass Effect 3, Zombie U, Need for Speed, Master Reboot.    Played Resident Evil Rev, and Child of Light.  Currently playing Trine 2. 

With my kids I've played Super Mario Brothers, Mario World, Mario Kart 8, Donkey Kong TF, Rayman Legends, Ducktales, Game and Wario (Which we just got Free), Pikmin (Which we got free)

With Family WiiU Fit (Got Free), Dr. Luigi, Pure Chess etc.    Our family has been Wii U owners for less than a year, and as you can see, no shortage of games.    I'm completely satisfied with the amount of support and games available so far.  

Kids are jonesing for Mario Maker...... and have asked Santa for Zelda Wind Waker....



grapenose said:

I'd say it's gone, but doesn't bother me.   NIntendo has great 1st party games and not to mention the only family suitable console that's out right now IMO.   I wouldn't have a console in our house if it wasn't for the WiiU to be honest with you.  No shortage of games in our household, I've got plenty of adult oriented games that I still have waiting.  Assasins Creend 3, & 4, Darksiders 2, Batman Arkham, Mass Effect 3, Zombie U, Need for Speed, Master Reboot.    Played Resident Evil Rev, and Child of Light.  Currently playing Trine 2. 

With my kids I've played Super Mario Brothers, Mario World, Mario Kart 8, Donkey Kong TF, Rayman Legends, Ducktales, Game and Wario (Which we just got Free), Pikmin (Which we got free)

With Family WiiU Fit (Got Free), Dr. Luigi, Pure Chess etc.    Our family has been Wii U owners for less than a year, and as you can see, no shortage of games.    I'm completely satisfied with the amount of support and games available so far.  

Kids are jonesing for Mario Maker...... and have asked Santa for Zelda Wind Waker....

It's good the family console concept still works for some people. 

Unfortunately for Nintendo by the time kids turn 12/13 I think they lose them to Sony/MS because they want to play what the older kids are playing. You'll get a few that stay on and become life long Nintendo fans, but it's become more and more a losing proposition for Nintendo. 



Shit, even Mini Games Collection games like Ubisoft Hasbro Game Channel is skipping the Wii U.........ouch...

If games like this are skipping the Wii U, then there must be some sort of internal problem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCzTrXI0un0



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cfin2987@gmail.com said:
SubiyaCryolite said:
cfin2987@gmail.com said:

Mention a  3rd party game that I should be interested in that isn't an fps that will be released in the next 6 months and isn't on Wii U? No kidding, please do. Then, if it is really great I will get it on my PC. Because in all honesty, the PC has my Turn based strategy and real time strategy games that no console currently has anyway. 

You only care about console exclusives then? Dragon Age, The Witcher 3, Project Cars, Forza Horizon 2, LBP3, Guilty Gear Xrd, Alien Isolation, Assassins Creed, The Crew and Driveclub  are all coming out within six months. Those are only the high profile games that I follow, Im sure others can add more to that list.

Most of those aren't console exclusives and/or are coming to WIi U as well. Others are only on one format and are not 3rd party.

Only one is coming to the wii U.

Three are first party.

The rest are on PC but if youre going to play "its also on PC" card so be it. All that means is gaming soley on a Wii U is not going to cut it, at least its bearable on the  other platforms if one has no interest in PCs



I predict that the Wii U will sell a total of 18 million units in its lifetime. 

The NX will be a 900p machine

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Suke said:
Shit, even Mini Games Collection games like Ubisoft Hasbro Game Channel is skipping the Wii U.........ouch...

If games like this are skipping the Wii U, then there must be some sort of internal problem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCzTrXI0un0

At least the WiiU has that Hello Kitty racing game!



                
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SubiyaCryolite said:
 

Only one is coming to the wii U.

Three are first party.

The rest are on PC but if youre going to play "its also on PC" card so be it. All that means is gaming soley on a Wii U is not going to cut it, at least its bearable on the  other platforms if one has no interest in PCs

Dragon Age = Would be cool and is on ps4 and xb1, not Wii U

The Witcher 3 = Would be cool and is on ps4 and xb1, not Wii U

Alien Isolation, = Would be cool and is on ps4 and xb1, not Wii U

The Crew = Would be cool and is on ps4 and xb1, not Wii U

Project Cars = on Wii U

Forza Horizon 2 = Xbox only

LBP3 = PS only

Guilty Gear Xrd = PS only

 

Assassins Creed = will probably appear on Wii U later

 Driveclub = ps only

 

 

4, possibly 5 games that are non exclusive, that the Wii U might not get. Then add in exclusives on other p;latforms (i.e would  need more than one console to play them all anyway) and you still have more games on the Wii U that are worth buying and will not be on any other format.

Bayo 2

X

Smash brother

Toad treasure trail

Hyrule warriors

Mario Maker

Splatoon

Yarn Yoshi

Zelda U

At Least 9 here. Would I give up these 9 games to to have the ones you wrote above? No. Neither would many people.

You have a fair point, but so do I. There is about the same ON JUST Wii U than there is on everything else except Wii U. I am being fair. To say the WII U is a lost cause because of lack of your list (3rd party) is unfair and nonsense.



Soundwave said:

I think literally there may be only 20 games or so released at retail for the Wii U next year.

Mario Maker, Kirby, Yoshi Wooly World, Splatoon, Star Fox U, Devil's Third, Xenoblade X, Fatal Frame V (c'mon), Zelda U, SMT x Fire Emblem (not even sure if this will make it), Mario Party 10 ... that's 11.

Just Dance 2016, Skylanders, Disney Infinity, LEGO Whatever (x2-3) that's 5-6 more ... now we're up to 16-17 releases.

Hahaha, this is really depressing. Is that Project: Cars still happening? I'm really thinking it will get cancelled quietly.

The lowest (full) year for the N64 (outside of 2001 when it was replaced by GCN) was 34 games for North America in 1997 I believe.

It's a bit ridiculous to think we know every game coming out for Wii U in 2015 by August 2014. Just think of all the games coming out this year that were revealed this year. On all consoles.

 

Very ridiculous actually.



 

Wi u reminds me of the n64, great first party games but missed out on way more classic 3rd party games on psx...

I won't be making the same mistake again, have fun..



ikki5 said:
This gen, yeah. Nintendo dropped the ball hard on this one.

I really don't see how Nintendo dropped the ball.

Again, I must remind gents that Nintendo does not go after the same market as the twins, so if 3rd parties can't make money on the U it isn't really Nintendo's fault. Even if the U had full parity with the other two it wouldn't increase sales of twin-like games on the U.

@OP. Yes it is, but it doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things. Nintendo consoles succeed first and foremost on Nintendo games. Nintendo is the greatest-selling publisher in the industry. For some reason people always forget that.

Also, indies have filled in the gap somewhat.