It’s hard to ignore the fact that the Xbox One and PS4 are the joint talk of the tech town right now, but does this really mean that the Wii U is officially dead and buried? Not even close – Nintendo is plugging the hell out of its beleaguered console and still insists it is […]
It’s hard to ignore the fact that the Xbox One and PS4 are the joint talk of the tech town right now, but does this really mean that the Wii U is officially dead and buried? Not even close – Nintendo is plugging the hell out of its beleaguered console and still insists it is the console to invest in this Christmas.
Whether or not the Wii U even comes into contention this year is a hotly debated issue – even Nintendo went on record as of late to accept its performance has been abysmal. However, this hasn’t stopped the iconic gaming brand from going on-record to state that the Wii U is in fact “the best choice this Holiday season”.
We’d call that fightin’ talk of the highest order, but does Nintendo have a leg to stand or are they just blowing smoke?
Take things back a couple of months…even just a few weeks…and you’d have been justified if you wrote the Wii U of as a complete and total disaster of epic proportions – the lost cause of the whole year. Right now though, Super Mario 3D World has done a rather excellent job of reminding the world exactly what these guys are capable of and the resulting spike in both sales and interest has been huge.
And this is just a single game we’re talking about here – just imagine what will happen when a much larger range of top-tier titles arrives, as will be the case over the coming months. There’s no disputing the hardware and nor has there even been – it’s all about the games and the games are coming…soon.
This likes of Wii Fit U, Pikmin 3 and The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD are all helping to spur the second coming of the Wii U right now, but its renaissance is only just kicking off. Early next year will see the arrival of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Super Smash Bros. U and Super Mario Kart 8 to name but a few – the resulting interest in the console itself therefore is likely to be off the scale.
For now of course, it’s highly unlikely that the Wii U will outpace the PS4 or the Xbox One over the Holiday period, but if you look at the race as more of a marathon than a mad-dash, there’s every chance the Wii U really could hold its own over the longer-term.