Can Nintendo’s WiiU can bring the real gamers back? And at what cost?

Posted: June 7, 2011 in Decision Factors, Editorial, Games
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I’ve been playing Video Games for over 20+ years now, actually since the days of Atari 2600. And this does include the video games for Nintendo. Most of us can relate. But today, the Nintendo company unveiled the new system of the WiiU, a successor of the Wii. If you missed the E3 conference online, you can go there and play the entire conference and view the games and system of the WiiU. Personally, this should be able to bring back the gamers that Nintendo needs to focus on: Hard Core Gamers. That should be the weakness that Nintendo should be paying attention to because when you see games out for Sony and Xbox for example, it is mostly geared towards the adult audience. All of those Batman, Deadrising, hard core games that is what the gamers want. And that is what the Nintendo Audience is missing. Don’t get me wrong, I like some of the teen stuff like Madden, but as an adult, I want Nintendo to get gritty on the M-Rated side also. Not just for House of the Dead:Overkill and Call of Duty: Black Ops. And yes Mortal Kombat: Armageddon.

As I watching the conference online, the first thing they showed was the focal point of the controller. It’s really a mixture of the Wii, and the old SNES controller. Plus there is a LCD screen in the middle where you can still play the games or draw on screen.Plus the console is very different from the first Wii. What was unique about the demos, is that when you are watching TV, you can still on the WiiU and play Mario. Or you can still do movements in which the zoom can go back and forth. Plus side to side.

Now come the games. Oh, boy! Well I think based on the some of the game that the adults can play, I recognized the titles of Darksiders II, Aliens – Colonial Marines, Ghost Recon Online, Metro Last Night, and two I thought that were surprising: Batman – Arkham City and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge. Plus an Assassin’s Creed Video Game. I’m hoping that with this new system, this should get Nintendo on the charts again.

Will the WiiU be a hit or miss in 2012? Only time will tell.



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