Have Nintendo shifted all of there effort to the 3DS?
Nintendo are telling us to wait till E3 - in a word, no. Nintendo know they have a lot do on the platform given the notable decline in overall sales. Pikmin Wii is coming, the Wii game started development in early 2008, so should be ready by now. Q4 is my guess. Of course there will be a few more on offer, but those are the big surprises we always have to wait till E3 for. I think it's safe to assume there will be something good on the DL front for Wii, because the only way they can redeem that service is to make quality content for it. There are very few quality driven Nintendo games on the WiiWare service. Virtual Console needs a lift also, but I can't fathom what they're plans are. What I do know is that simply adding another platform would be insufficient for the audience, something else needs changing, and I think they know this too.
"The iterations that we've had before - for Wii and DS - to be honest, we just haven't been as satisfied as we would like," "It's browser-based, and to be honest, the ease of use wasn't what we wanted, and I don't think that anyone has been pleased with the user response. And I don't think that people have been using it as often as we want. And being able to, again, easily go into it, look around and purchase things. Again, it just didn't work out quite as we were hoping.
- Hideki Konno
Nintendo always do a lot of announcements at E3 that release later in the year. Just look at last year - Kirby's Epic Yarn, Donkey Kong County Returns, Mario Sports Mix, Wii Party and Golden Sun Dark Dawn were all announced at E3, and they've all already been released. Nintendo aren't big on announcing things way in advance. Apart from their super ultra big releases like their main series Zelda and Mario games, they tend to announce games relatively close to their release. It's pretty common to not know a lot about what Nintendo are working on early on in the year.
" @MattyFTM: I would not put Wii Party in the same catagory as Donkey Kong Country Returns, anybody who does is a fool! "Whether you like it or not, they are both in the "games Nintendo announced at E3 2010 and have already been released" category.
We know they're sitting on a lot of games- Skyward Sword, Pikmin 3, Kirby, Xenoblade and Last Story- those will probably all be officially announced or dated. I doubt there will be too much more than those, but that should be enough to carry the back half of the year. If I had to guess, I'd say most of Nintendo's effort is on 3DS and potentially Wii2 at this point.
Maybe, maybe not.
I'm hoping not, because I'm still waiting for more third party channels to fill up my Wii menu.
You know, It wouldn't be too bad if they worked in a trinity with their games. They could support DS, Wii, and 3DS games all at once (and their download services too (and even the DSi only games).
I'll wait for E3, and even then, there are still like 500 games I have yet to play on it.
" We know they're sitting on a lot of games- Skyward Sword, Pikmin 3, Kirby, Xenoblade and Last Story- those will probably all be officially announced or dated. I doubt there will be too much more than those, but that should be enough to carry the back half of the year. If I had to guess, I'd say most of Nintendo's effort is on 3DS and potentially Wii2 at this point. "Wait, when was Pikmin 3 confirmed to be a thing? I love pikmin but don't remember them announcing anything to this effect, or even legitimate rumors about it being in development.
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