As a Wii U owner/Nintendo fan, what do YOU think?
I think it *could* so long as the install base continues to grow. Wii U global sales are currently at 6.71.
3rd parties argue that their games don't sell on Wii U. Some people say that 3rd party games just don't work on Nintendo platforms....Why can't they? Why can't 3rd party support be as strong on Nintendo consoles as it is on other consoles?
This is what I'm a bit concerned about. ? If 3rd parties think that there is no money to be made on the Wii U, are they really going to try to get those kind of games to run on Wii U?
Things like that make me unsure about the future of the Wii U's 3rd party support. However, it's articles like this that make me think that those kind of games CAN run on Wii U. Link.
I'll give a few quotes...
The Wii U will be receiving The Swapper this November and ,
Here is a quote from curve studios talking about the PS3 version.
While everyone knew that 60 fps on the PlayStation 3 wouldn’t be possible, the team wanted to make sure that the game ran at 30 fps and that the player had a consistent experience across the board.
“The obvious solution was to remove some of the lights. However, since most lights are placed to subtly guide the player in a certain direction (or aid with puzzles), avoiding major changes was the only way forward. The solution was to go through key areas of the game and examine how every light was affecting speed, then plot a path that addressed performance while keeping the overall lighting setup seemingly intact.”
Going back to the article...
"According to the Kotaku article, the, just not in a straightforward sense."
This has been a hotly debated topic but It's not using a unified system setup like the Xbox One and PS4 on x86 tech, so things may not always be a hop, skip and a jump for getting games on Nintendo's device.
Now, I know this is just an Indie game. But the fact that an indie game had to be DOWNGRADED in order to run on the PS3 and the fact that the Wii U version is the same as the PC version really says something, doesn't it?
Perhaps 3rd party games CAN run on the Wii U. 3rd party devs just need to put more time and effort into that version.
Maybe once the install base grows, 3rd party support will come back?