5 Reasons The Wii-U Is Failing

Why Is The Wii-u losing?
The Wii-U was expected to sell like the original Wii and that simply didn’t happen. There are various reasons for this and we decided to make a list on where Nintendo went wrong this time around. Check it out and let us know what you think!

No Game In The Bos

No Game IN Box

Putting Wii Sports in the box with every Wii was a genius play by Nintendo which wasn’t adopted this generation. Yes there are options to buy the Wii-U with Nintendo Land or some other game but you can get the console with no game as well. Nintendo Land in every box could have given them the edge in this fight.

No Established E Store

Sad-U

While maybe not a huge issue for everyone, this does effect some peoples to decision to buy the machine. Both Sony and Microsoft have well established store and a great list of exclusives on each of their platforms. I remember the Wii-U shop when it opened and all it had was a few indie titles and the rest were games you could buy physically or have already played on another system. Even now the store is weak and they need to step it up and bring some exclusive content that isn’t virtual console.

Lack Of First Party Games

Where is Zelda!?

This is a big mystery to me still. Nintendo owns this ship and they are just letting it sink deep and deeper. One Mario game in the launch window is not enough, a Mario Kart or Golf should have been in there as well. As it stands right now we have no idea on the next Zelda, Metroid, Star Fox or Smash bros. The only thing we see in the distance is Pikmin and that just isn’t enough.

Lack Of Third Party Support

Let’s do some math real quick, barely any first party games and hardly any third-party support… Hmmm. Kudos to Ubisoft for backing them at the moment but this could potentially fall of as well as we saw with Rayman. Nintendo needs to get people wanting to develop for their system, EA blatantly came out and said we are not interested in developing for the system. At this rate we will have a repeat of the Wii with HUGE gaps in between games.Not Exclusive ;)

No 3DS Intergration

Teal 3ds
Sony got it right by developing games for both of their systems and letting you stream Ps4 games when that system launches. Yes I know you can transfer saves from Monster Hunter in between your 3DS and Wii-U and play on the go. One game is not enough and I haven’t heard any news lately about them planning to do it for any future games. Just think how many more games we could have on the Wii-U if they could be played on both of their systems. Get on it Nintendo, we want more games!What do you think about the Wii-U? Leave us a comment and let us know!

  • Jeffrey Butler II

    Yeah….you really don’t hear anything about it. It seems that it launched then fell off the face of the earth…

    • JohnnyHurricane

      We saw something somewhat similar with the Wii when it was towards the end of its life but this thing just launched last year. Not looking good.

  • Jeffrey Butler II

    Yeah….you really don’t hear anything about it. It seems that it launched then fell off the face of the earth…

    • JohnnyHurricane

      We saw something somewhat similar with the Wii when it was towards the end of its life but this thing just launched last year. Not looking good.

  • kikyouwuv

    Some very good and valid points.

    • JohnnyHurricane

      Thanks for the comment.

  • kikyouwuv

    Some very good and valid points.

    • JohnnyHurricane

      Thanks for the comment.

  • TwinTails

    Even with the fact that E3 is around the corner and Nintendo plans to reveal their big surprise announcements this month, this is pretty much beating a dead horse at this point.

    • JohnnyHurricane

      i know it’s kind of a dead horse but you figure Nintendo would have done something about the fact everyone thinks it is dying now.

  • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

    Even with the fact that E3 is around the corner and Nintendo plans to reveal their big surprise announcements this month, this is pretty much beating a dead horse at this point.

    • JohnnyHurricane

      i know it’s kind of a dead horse but you figure Nintendo would have done something about the fact everyone thinks it is dying now.

  • Magnus Eriksson

    Like my Wii U, but it have some huge challenges now and to come. I wouldnt say its a dead horse, but it would be ignorant to say its not got problems. I do not agree with the author on his point against Virtual Console. This might actually be Nintendos strongest selling point, more strong than 3rd party support. But it doesnt feel like they doing this the right way. They should have launched Wii U with a full NES and SNES library, evolving on the N64 library and keep on working out with GCN games, GBA, DS/3DS and some selected and modified Wii titles (so it could be used on the pad). IMO they did wrong the way they made the Wii integrated in the console, it should have been possible to play from the pad in some way.

    This would make the Wii U the most interesting console this generation – it would surely be “all about the games”.

  • Magnus Eriksson

    Like my Wii U, but it have some huge challenges now and to come. I wouldnt say its a dead horse, but it would be ignorant to say its not got problems. I do not agree with the author on his point against Virtual Console. This might actually be Nintendos strongest selling point, more strong than 3rd party support. But it doesnt feel like they doing this the right way. They should have launched Wii U with a full NES and SNES library, evolving on the N64 library and keep on working out with GCN games, GBA, DS/3DS and some selected and modified Wii titles (so it could be used on the pad). IMO they did wrong the way they made the Wii integrated in the console, it should have been possible to play from the pad in some way.

    This would make the Wii U the most interesting console this generation – it would surely be “all about the games”.

  • ccccccccccc

    maybe because its too late? PS3 and 360 are 7 and already still powerful.Nintendo, as usual, are behind 1 gen.

  • ccccccccccc

    maybe because its too late? PS3 and 360 are 7 and already still powerful.Nintendo, as usual, are behind 1 gen.