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How about that?  SquareEnix has yet to announce anything for WiiU other than another DQX update and yet they praise this title?  Who'd have thought?

5 days, 10 hours ago on Square Enix Dev Praises Xenoblade Chronicles X

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Good to hear WiiU is slowly turning around.  I hope they can continue to do so this year.

6 days, 17 hours ago on Wii U’s Huge Sales Spike, 2.6 Million Amiibo Sold, Thoughts on Majora’s Mask Scalping – WiR 1/17/15

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Also, to help bring KH3 to WiiU, check out this movement:


https://www.facebook.com/BringKingdomHearts3ToWiiU

1 week, 1 day ago on The Time is Now: Good RPG Series to Add to the Wii U Library

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I absolutely triple this.


I too, wish to see a new TALES hit WiiU.  TALES OF SYMPHONIA was one of my favorite games of all time, and Baba HAS said that "nothing's impossible" when asked about WiiU potentially getting a TALES from what I remember.  Granted he doesn't have plans, but still, things CAN change.  Given that Namco Bandai just had a success with SMASH BROS., I can see them slowly stepping it up.


I've also mentioned repeatedly that I want to see KINGDOM HEARTS 3 on WiiU.  C'mon, this is a series that is perfectly tailored to the WiiU fan base.  That SE has yet to respond why they have yet to announce a WiiU port is also infuriating.  Luckily there IS a movement you can join to help make it possible.


Despite falling from grace so many years ago, I'm still sure that there are some gamers who would still like to see FFXV.  Now THAT one is a wild card.  It COULD turn out to be OK, but it could also turn out to be a train wreck.  Either way, the return of this franchise to a Nintendo platform is long overdue.  If not then at least a new FFCC.  But who knows.


WiiU absolutely NEEDS DRAGON QUEST XI.  Given that WiiU's about to receive another update to DQX 3.0 in the same time that XBCX is about to hit, hopefully that will bring more of the JRPG audience to the system.


Either way, WII NEED MORE JRPGS!

1 week, 1 day ago on The Time is Now: Good RPG Series to Add to the Wii U Library

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Good.  They need to keep type momentum going.  The WiiU has gotten back on its feet, and Nintendo needs to keep their customers interested.  They don't want the train to derail this soon.

1 week, 5 days ago on Nintendo Direct Incoming on Jan. 14th at 9 AM EST

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@secretgamer @JonTurner @daywreck Not just third parties.  Nintendo, too, made some mistakes.  Both sides erred in their approach.

1 week, 5 days ago on Why Aren’t These Games on Wii U?

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@daywreck @JonTurner No I understand.  Those Western guys behaved absolutely irresponsibly.  There is no question about it.  But others are either afraid of losing money or on verge of going broke.  The problem is quite complex.

1 week, 5 days ago on Why Aren’t These Games on Wii U?

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@daywreck @JonTurner @airsyx @atran4692 That game is still coming to PS4, though, and they're still doing console/handheld games, but only sparsely.  That said I don't think they would refuse a second party collaboration with Nintendo.  Especially if it proves to give them confidence that their game CAN sell on a console.

1 week, 5 days ago on Why Aren’t These Games on Wii U?

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@daywreck @airsyx @JonTurner @atran4692 The reason why it hasn't been on WiiU is because Capcom is actually not doing particularly great right now.


Remember how last year there were reports on how they were teetering dangerously close to bankruptcy?  Well, that may have something to do with it.  So I don't think it's just bias against Nintendo alone.  Money is also an issue.  If they're afraid to gamble on a system that so far has yet to provide a third party hit then of course they're afraid to do it.  It has nothing to do with being against Nintendo.  It's financial problems.

1 week, 5 days ago on Why Aren’t These Games on Wii U?

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@airsyx @daywreck @atran4692 I don't know anymore than you do, and like I said it's just a rumor.  However, I think rather than assuming we won't get those games why don't we just watch and see how this plays out.  Remember that Nintendo likes to keep things secret, and that probably includes third party titles as well.  When they don't come out and tell us what's happening than we all go around in circles and make assumptions that may or may not prove to be true.


As for Konami, the problem is on them, not Nintendo.  They've basically gutted all their main franchises except MGS and are taking it in the wrong direction.  If they DO come back to WiiU they have to fix themselves too.

1 week, 5 days ago on Why Aren’t These Games on Wii U?

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@daywreck Here's the thing, too.  We shouldn't go around acting like thirds were all intentionally trying to bury WiiU alone that got the system into its predicament.  Nintendo, too, made its share of errors.  Giving the system a name that baffled the public.  Not doing a very good job of making said people clear about what it truly was (a new HD system?  An upgrade?)  Not hyping/marketing the console as strongly.  Having their own launch lineup consist of two games that the public wasn't as crazy about in the same way that they were Wii Sports and Twilight Princess.  Nintendo Land wasn't Wii Sports.  Nor was New Super Mario Bros. U Twilight Princess.  They did not have the same "OMG! Must have" impact that those two did.  Doing little to silence critics of the console.  Delaying their games in the launch window and having them release much later than intended.


More importantly:  Launching the console before it was ready to go, period.  And by that, I mean having its games hitting in a stream, not intermittingly.  There were also flaws with the system itself, too, on opening week.
Did third parties have ANYTHING to do with those things?  No, it was Nintendo themselves who did it.  And WiiU suffered partially because of it.  Yes, thirds DID make poor calls of judgment, too.  But we shouldn't act as though Nintendo made all the right moves and did everything perfectly, because they didn't.  Even Iwata himself admitted that.
That's why he's trying to get the system back on its feet, and in turn, convince thirds that it is indeed a viable platform to release games on.  Nobody wants to make games on a system that is not guaranteed to give them a return on their investment.  As for EA and Ubisoft, yes, both have gotten greedy and have made poor decisions.  But not everyone in the third party industry is like that.  Using those two as examples to castigate the whole third party industry as a whole is just as unfair as the treatment thirds have given WiiU itself.
In other words, all sides combined played a part in this mess.  Not just third parties alone.  Not just Nintendo alone.  Not just the gaming media alone.  It's a mixture of all the above.  The answer to the problem is much more complex.

1 week, 5 days ago on Why Aren’t These Games on Wii U?

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@atran4692 They were low, but… (SHHH!) Capcom is still working on something for WiiU.  It COULD be an original RESIDENT EVIL that takes advantage of the Gamepad instead.  OR, we could end up getting REVELATIONS 2 in the future.  Who knows.  Either way, don't write it off just yet.

1 week, 5 days ago on Why Aren’t These Games on Wii U?

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@daywreck @JonTurner Ubisoft HAS gotten stupid and EA has gotten bad, yes.  But those are WESTERN third parties.  I haven't heard any such cracks from companies like Namco, Capcom, SE, or even anyone down in Japan.  That must mean that at least those guys are working on something.


But yes, Ubisoft IS going downhill.  NO questions about it.

1 week, 5 days ago on Why Aren’t These Games on Wii U?

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Look, when you tell me that I'm "wrong" and that you're right, there's a problem here.  The whole "hatred against WiiU" is only excluded to certain publishers, not the whole third party industry as a whole.  If it was the whole industry then we wouldn't get <i>Bayonetta 2</i>, <i>Hyrule Warriors</i>, or <i>Devil's Third</i>.  Nor even <i>Rodea</i>.  So yes it's true that SOME thirds have grudges against Nintendo, but others have probably moved on.


There's nothing wrong with WiiU?  Sorry, but that's not altogether true.  There still are many things about the system that Nintendo could stand to do better.  It's a great system, no doubt, but there are still improvements to be made.  They're getting there though.

1 week, 5 days ago on Why Aren’t These Games on Wii U?

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No, the third party industry is not against Nintendo.  They just want money, that's all.  And if they can't make a profit they won't do it.

That said, yes, I agree with all those choices; they SHOULD be on WiiU.  And hopefully they will be in the future.  The console is doing better lately and hopefully some of those will hit on WiiU.

Add KINGDOM HEARTS 3 to the list.  It needs to be on the WiiU.

Furthermore, there is a rumor that there are indeed some third party exclusives headed to WiiU (but take it with a grain of salt!).  Namco, Capcom, and maybe SE are all working on secret projects for WiiU, but we don't know WHAT it'll be just yet.  It's a rumor.  So take it as such.  But I don't think it's' as hopeless as you say.

1 week, 5 days ago on Why Aren’t These Games on Wii U?

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There IS a rebound, albeit a modest one.  Claimers are saying WiiU is doing worse than ever, but there's no proof of that.  If it's up YoY, then that means it's making improvements.

1 week, 6 days ago on Nintendo Rules Japan Holiday Sales, Mystery Wii U Games in 2015?, Apex/Smash Team Up – WiR 1/10/15

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Getting third parties back from the West is a lost cause.  Period.  Those guys ain't gonna be coming back.


Now Japan may be a bit more willing since the WiiU has at least has been doing a bit better over there.  It is ahead of PS4 LTD overall over there and it still had a good holiday.


Remember, too, that there are other upcoming exclusives that Nintendo is commissioning third parties to produce.  Some of these may be collaborations like HYRULE WARRIORS or SMT x FE, or others might be unexpected exclusives like DEVIL'S THIRD and BAYONETTA 2.  There was a rumor that three more such exclusives from third parties will be coming our way to WiiU.


Furthermore, I picked up on a rumbling from a guy at GoNintendo who seemed to have it that Namco, Capcom, and maybe SE are doing new projects for WiiU.  Now take this with a grain of salt, but this is the link:


http://www.gonintendo.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=151511#wrap


Like I said, this is JUST a rumor.

2 weeks ago on Nintendo Rules Japan Holiday Sales, Mystery Wii U Games in 2015?, Apex/Smash Team Up – WiR 1/10/15

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It would be REALLY awesome if DQXI comes to WiiU as well.  THAT would make the system REALLY kick butt over there.

2 weeks, 2 days ago on Yoji Hori Reveals Several New Dragon Quest Projects In Development

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@Cubits That's not the reason PS4 had that boost that week.  There was a DQ Metal Shine edition.  THAT'S the real reason it had that jump,  The effect of it was temporary though, because as you see WiiU jumped even higher the subsequent week, while PS4 dropped.  Not only that, but SSBWiiU is still in the top 5.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Japan: Wii U Sales Up, Yokai Watch 2 Sells 1 Million More

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Me like.  

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Japan: Wii U and 3DS Sales Continue to Boom

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That was indeed a good call on Nintendo's part; it will surely hype more people into picking up WiiUs.

1 month, 1 week ago on Zelda Takes Over Twitter During The Game Awards, Pachter Applauds Reggie

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@OnewiierdGuy It's a rise over LAST YEAR.  It doesn't mean that's all WiiU did that November.

1 month, 1 week ago on NPD: Smash Sells 710k, 3 Games in Top 10, Amiibo Success, Nintendo Releases Statement

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@chrisf86 So they've still been selling?  That means they're going to have a solid December!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on NPD: Smash Sells 710k, 3 Games in Top 10, Amiibo Success, Nintendo Releases Statement

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SMASH is already at 1 million; the 245k sold in Japan + 770 already make it above that.  


Also important:  WiiU had its best week since launch week on the week of Nov. 23rd.  That's EXTREMELY good, and hopefully December's weeks will be this good.  WiiU deserves it.  Its sales are up YoY by far.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on NPD: Smash Sells 710k, 3 Games in Top 10, Amiibo Success, Nintendo Releases Statement

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There is hope.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Wii U’s 2015 Is Going To Be Legendary

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Hopefully there will be other third party titles next year too.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Wii U’s 2015 Is Going To Be Legendary

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Why put a negative spin?  This is good news.  SSBWiiU is #1.  WiiU is above PS4.  It more than doubled.  If anything, it did quite well all things considered.  

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Japan: Smash Wii U Sells 225k, Wii U Sells 25k

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Liars look pretty stupid.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Rumor: David Young of Nintendo – No Amiibo Are Discontinued

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Even if Nintendo wins this year doomsayers will still be screaming for their demise.  All the same, good for them.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Nintendo Looking to “Triple” Profits; Amiibo To Bring in 1 Billion Yen in US Alone

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The ZELDA was a really pleasant surprise and beneficial.  That'll get more people interested in getting a WiiU for sure.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Score: What Did You Think Of Nintendo At The Game Awards?

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@Paleselan Notice, too, that WiiU recently breached 2 million units in Japan.  That is very good news for the system.  Granted it took longer than it should have to reach that breach mark, but still.  It's good.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Media Create Sales Nov 24th-30th; New 3DS Continues Domination in Japan

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I say Nintendo should do a similar campaign for America!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Nintendo of UK Says “The Time is Now” To Buy a Wii U

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@CasaNorba @CasaNorba @VGonzalez85 Don't be so sure about that.  My guess is that it still is behind XB1 and PS4.  Still, it would be nice if it DID do better, just don't get your hopes up.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on eBay Reports Wii U Sold 4 Systems Per Second During Black Friday

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Hope the same is true for the other stores.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on eBay Reports Wii U Sold 4 Systems Per Second During Black Friday

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Here's a different account on how WiiU is doing:


http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=194262


Highlights:


-Despite being on low stock in Walmart, the bundles all sold out more than three times this week, with the special $50 MK8 bundle disappearing in its first hour.

-The Ebay success story mentioned.

-Best Buy's Mega Bundle sold out Twice.

-Gamestop still has the Main WiiU bundle in the top 5 for a week.

-It is selling well in Target.

-The other Amazons all have WiiU bundles in their top 100s, with two in Amazon UK, France, and DE, respectively.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on While eBay Sees Wii U Success During Black Friday, Research Firm InfoScout Says Otherwise

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I have a feeling the NPD is going to show a different story than what we're seeing with this.  Infoscout Black Friday doesn't mean anything.  Given that it only targets 180k people I think people are overreacting on this "WiiU is doomed" story for nothing.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on While eBay Sees Wii U Success During Black Friday, Research Firm InfoScout Says Otherwise

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If you mean this http://www.bestbuy.com/site/wii-u-with-mario-3d-world-super-smash-tropical-freeze-nintendo-land/9999238700050000.p?id=pcmprd237500050000&skuId=9999238700050000


Well guess what?  It's out of stock now.  So is another WiiU console set.  That doesn't sound like it's doing horrible.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Smash Wii U Sets Record, ZombiU 2 Coming?, Pokemon Dominates Japan – WiR 11/29/14

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What?  I've been hearing reports from my friends that WiiUs are selling out at different regions.  It depends.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Smash Wii U Sets Record, ZombiU 2 Coming?, Pokemon Dominates Japan – WiR 11/29/14

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That's a good question.  I guess it depends.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Score: Will ZombiU 2 Ever Be Released?

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This is sounding better and better all the time.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Xenoblade Chronicles X: New Development Details And Lots Of Aliens

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It looks like SSB has also done some good boosting for WiiU as well.  Have a look:  http://www.vgchartz.com/article/252280/wii-u-sales-top-3-million-in-the-us-super-smash-bros-biggest-wii-u-launch-ever/


So far, this week's YoY according to VGChartz is above that of last year; last year around this time on the week of Nov. 21st it cleared only 100k worldwide.  Well, this time it's 47k more than that!  147k worldwide.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Super Smash Bros. Wii U Sets a New Sales Record for Wii U Software

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@Cubits Not until December 6th.  I DO hope it skyrockets WiiU sales over there, because seeing it still under PS4 is VERY worrisome.  It needs to do better in order for thirds over there to support it.  Otherwise it's hopeless.

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Media Create Sales: (11/17-11/23) — Pokemon Dominates, Wii U Drops Slightly

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Also worthy of note:  WiiUs are beginning to disappear from the shelves too.  There have been reports of WiiU in low stock.  So people are indeed buying WiiUs for SMASH.

2 months ago on Walmart Says 2nd Wave of Amiibo Coming December 14th

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It's pretty damn terrific.  Nintendo and Namco have outdone themselves with this game.  A must for any gamer.

2 months ago on The Score: What Do You Think Of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U?

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Also, buy GOOD third party titles on WiiU, like BAYONETTA 2, ZOMBIU, and even RESIDENT EVIL: REVELATIONS.

2 months ago on Opinion: How Not To Get An Indie On Wii U

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@XCWarrior1 But WiiU is supposed to be dead!  It's supposed to be obliterated by the competition!  It cannot have POSSIBLY increased sales because of SMASH!  The system is finished!

2 months ago on Opinion: How Not To Get An Indie On Wii U

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I hope Reggie is not too disappointed if it doesn't go the way he expects.  The way he comes across in his interview makes it feel he doesn't care if PS4 and XB1 combined crush WiiU.  

2 months ago on Reggie On The Upcoming Holiday Season

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@Wanderlei @JonTurner I think this boost is mostly for COD.   I don't think anything else noteworthy is due for PS4 next week, is there?

2 months ago on Media Create Sales Figures for Japan November 10th-16th; Wii U Surges and Captain Toad Debuts

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