Nintendo Says Wii U Games Unworthy As A Successor to The Wii

Nintendo has admitted that the selection of games presently available for the Wii U renders the platform an unworthy successor to the Wii.

During the company’s financial results briefing for the second quarter, Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata brought up some upcoming titles, including Super Mario 3D World and Wii Party U, then said:

“On the other hand, except for its backward compatibility with existing Wii software and accessories, we have so far failed to make propositions worthy of Wii U’s position as a successor to the Wii system.”

Nintendo released Wii Party U last week; Super Mario 3D World will hit shop shelves on Nov. 29. Whether those games will redeem the console remains to be seen.

At E3, Sony decisively crushed Microsoft, but Nintendo wasn’t even part of the race. The company showed up, but it seemed Nintendo was just phoning it in, as though it had a bad case of senioritis.

What has happened to Nintendo since the GameCube?


via CNET UK

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6 Comments on Nintendo Says Wii U Games Unworthy As A Successor to The Wii

Ross Lincoln

On November 5, 2013 at 9:06 am

“What has happened to Nintendo since the GameCube?”

They haven’t introduced a new, distinctly Nintendo gaming Franchise since Pikmin, and they haven’t had a decent third party console title since Eternal Darkness. I think they need to let the old guard retire because the company’s development strategy seems to be dominated by people who still think SNES is the lord of all the lands.

Tonkinese

On November 5, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Ross you sir should not be allowed to review or write content without checking facts!
There are plenty of brilliant third party titles on wii and wii u.
As for new IP shame really the last new ip was advance wars i think? which came out if i remember a lil bit before the gamecube like a week before or something! Yeah a new IP would be great though!
As for people thinking snes is lord of the lands i would mostly assume that they are looking back at a time when they were happiest not complicated within their lives.

Gc Tales Of Symphonia, Rouge Squadren 3, Pn03, Resident Evil 4, Metal Gear Solid The Twin Snakes

Wii:Xenoblade Chronicles, Deadly Creatures, No More Heroes, Fragile Dreams, Dead Space Extraction, Goldeneye, Sky Crawlers,

Wii u: Lego City Undercover, Zombie U, the wonderful 101, Rayman Legends (should count as was develeped first and built for wii u) Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate

Swcloud99

On November 5, 2013 at 2:56 pm

I think it’s the perfect successor for the Wii.
A great idea for a system with the most barren landscape of games imaginable.
I think I’ve heard that before…

R.J.

On November 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm

I’d say Ross is mostly right. As for the titles listed by Tonkinese, most of those either didn’t perform well, or eventually found their way onto competing systems. For example, Ubisoft flat out said it was going to stop making exclusive Wii U titles unless there were more systems out there because Zombie U did poorly. Dead Space Extraction was included as an extra with the PS3 version of DS2, and there have been how many versions of RE4 now? If nothing else, when the CEO of your company says your games are unworthy of your past, that says something.

Tonkinese

On November 5, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Rj your full of mate, All those games worked and preformed well and all sold better than Eternal Darkness.

Zombi u you was a profit. Ubisoft thinks anything other than multi million is poorly and blames anything from piracy to everything else but the truth of their projected income is not an income.

And you need to remember these were ALL EXCLUSIVES and later ports.

And by what the CEO stated said nothing to do with what you said he said “On the other hand, except for its backward compatibility with existing Wii software and accessories, we have so far failed to make propositions worthy of Wii U’s position as a successor to the Wii system”has nothing to do with what your saying. it is the lack of titles out at the moment of launch and its first year is what he is talking about. not unworthy games!

psycros

On November 7, 2013 at 10:55 am

I’ve rarely seen fanboy self-delusion on the level of Tonkinese. Entertaining to be sure, but ultimately just sad.