And perhaps also the 3DS. The year 2015 will be full of big releases for the Nintendo console and its portable. The Wii U is finally ready to expand its catalog in a way that will leave behind its rivals in the market.
For over a year we have heard, and even read criticism, some quite severe, towards Nintendo for its risky strategy with its home console Wii U.
The fact is that Wii U is not a Wii, and its success will not be the same. But then to categorize the console as a failure is wrong as there is a very long way to see if that is true, because not all consoles have huge sales on its launch day, in fact, is almost always the opposite. Because there is no console that has a good catalog, and we all know about early adopters.
2014 was the year of Luigi (according to Nintendo), 2015 may be the Wii U’s turn. The amount of games that are said come this year to the console from Nintendo is amazing, and adds to the titles that were born in 2014. Nintendo has something that no one else: their games, which for nearly three decades have kept us hooked, happy and entertained. And each and every one of them is coming to Wii U.
In 2014 we saw the new releases of Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros coming to Wii U, but this year we will receive other great games, like a new installment of The Legend of Zelda that looks simply fascinating, and the same Miyamoto says that will come to our living rooms before year’s end.
For us this game is reason enough to buy a Wii U … but there is more.
Wii U this year will, according to Miyamoto, get a new installment of the Star Fox series, even before Zelda, something that sounds rather strange, since we have not even seen the first image or video. Still, you have to trust the word of the great Shigeru.
The console from Nintendo will have 12 months to fill his great catalog of games that we really can’t wait to see, don’t forget 2016 in which we will see new releases of Metroid and the like. And we can not forget other big releases we hope to be released very soon, Mario Party 10 and Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.
On the other hand, the portable console of Nintendo is also being boosted. The 3DS received a new version (Americas and Europe) that will have better hardware and new controls, plus an avalanche of new trailers of games that lie ahead for the handset from Majora’s Mask 3D, as well as the first teaser of the new release of Fire Emblem.
While PS4 and Xbox One are competing by its side, the Wii U is also catching up. The Nintendo console is more alive than ever, and ready to receive a huge number of games, those that everyone enjoyed in their old Nintendo console. The Iwata house still has much to learn and improve on its consoles, products, and particularly strategies but, aren’t all companies not evolving?
In addition to the titles already available for the console, 2015 looks like a great year for the Wii U and 3DS.