The Nintendo 3DS games could be just what kills the Wii U. It has to happen when one console maker has two systems out at the same time.
With the release of Pokemon X and Y today, Nintendo will likely see their profits soar as gamers rush out in droves to pick up the other highly anticipated game that isn’t Grand Theft Auto 5. Then there is the New York Comic Con release of another trailer for the upcoming Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, also for 3DS, which makes us wonder if Nintendo realizes they are actually their own competitor.
The Wii U has been failing to sell as well as Nintendo expected, mostly due to a lack of third-party support for games. Yes, Ubisoft is making Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag for the failing console, but due to the lack of profitability they see, there won’t be any DLC for the game. After the recent releases and next month’s release of the next-gen consoles, it doesn’t look like the Wii U has a chance to be that profitable console that Nintendo was hoping for.
As the focus continues to shine on Nintendo’s 3DS games, it seems obvious just where the money is coming from for at least the next few months. Only one game seemed to be the hope Nintendo was looking for to sell the Wii U, and that was The Wonderful 101. However, the lackluster reviews for what may be the best Wii U game available for the moment, combined with the overall “meh” reception of the game, are pointing in the direction of a much more successful console on the other side of Nintendo’s fence.
The Wonderful 101 is only one of many great games for the Wii U that can’t seem to get gamers interested. Others include Rayman Legends, Pikmin 3, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, and DuckTales Remastered.
With the much greater attention being paid to Nintendo’s 3DS games, it looks like the Wii U is about to go the way of the dinosaur.