Topic of the Week: A future without Mario?
The Wii U has had a disastrous start to its life. No doubt, Nintendo would have liked more lively sales from the Wii U. In my opinion, the main cause of the Wii U’s poor sales is the lack of original and compelling software. Many of the software on the Wii U are simply ports of games you can find on cheap consoles. Right now there are very few reasons to invest into the Wii U. Maybe the only games worthwhile on the console right now are ZombiU, New Super Mario Bros. U and Nintendo Land.
Having a Mario game at launch is a blessing, I suspect Nintendo placed all its chips on New Super Mario Bros. U to sell the Wii U, well at least until the next round of games. Don’t get the wrong impression NSMBU sold well, but not enough to sustain health numbers for the Wii U.
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Whether it was Nintendo’s Intention, to have Mario as the lone star of the Wii U launch, or the delays of ...