Wii U had a better end to 2014 than a beginning; what's next for the console?

‘Mario Kart 9’ Or ‘Zelda’ — What’s Next For The Wii U?

It’s no secret that sales of the Wii U, especially after the extreme success and demand that surrounded the first few years of Nintendo’s Wii gaming system, have been a little bit of a disappointment. Last May, Polygon analyzed Wii U sales to date as they discussed why Mario Kart 8 was expected to be the worst-selling game in franchise history. After all, only 6.17 million Wii U consoles had been sold at that point in time.

And then Mario Kart 8 took off, taking the Wii U with it, according to the Latino Post. The news outlet then put together a wishlist from fans for the next installment of the Mario Kart franchise, ranging from a new and fresh opening sequence to more unique items and an expansion of “Friend Park.”

Meanwhile, at Quikdocs, questions about any upcoming Zelda titles for the Wii U were asked at the Nintendo General Shareholder’s meeting. Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that the title is in development, although he couldn’t give any more important information about it. He did reveal that the title would not be released alone.

“He didn’t say anything about the titles but we believe that two of the games will be Zelda Wii U and Hyrule Warriors, what the third is will be a mystery. Some people have said that it may be Zelda for 3DS.”

For those who are looking for a game title to convince them to make a purchase of a Wii U, What Culture has put together a list of the best 10 titles released for Wii U to date.

“It may not get the games that other consoles do, but Wii U’s game library is not short on diversity. From platformers and survival horror games to strategy games and puzzlers – it’s proving to be a great system for gamers that fancy playing something a bit different.

“Of course, Nintendo exclusives (as always) are obviously the cream of the crop. The Japanese company has really gone all out in supporting the loyal fans that have stood by Wii U, creating highly polished titles that stand up tall with the best software they’ve ever made in their 30+ years in the business.”

It’s hard to say what exactly will come next for the Wii U, but options seem wide open for the little console that’s been around since the 1980s, in one form or another. After all, while Sony has shipped around 10 million Playstation 4s, according to Latino Post, the Xbox One is around five million. The Wii U’s seven million to date doesn’t look half bad.

What do you want to see next on the Wii U?

[Image from IGN]

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