Non WiiU owners: Will Mario Kart and/or Smash cause you to buy a WiiU?

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Poll: Non WiiU owners: Will Mario Kart and/or Smash cause you to buy a WiiU? (49 votes)

These two games will push me to get the console 10%
Just Kart will 4%
Just Smash will 8%
These two games attract me the most, but other games already released and coming soon also help 18%
A different game coming to the console makes me want it more, but i'll still pick those games up eventually 10%
I'm still waiting for a bigger price drop for the system 20%
No game will ever make me want a WiiU 29%

Please only non WiiU owners answer this poll.

I'm curious how much more this console appeals to anybody with these two heavy hitters coming out this year (hopefully smash doesn't get delayed to next year). By heavy hitter I mean these are arguably the biggest games coming to the console and still the most played games on any given Nintendo console.

Or is the WiiU pretty much dead to you no matter what?

I imagine Nintendo is heavily relying on these two games to pick up sales, I have a feeling though that they will again not meet expectations in terms of sales.

#1 Posted by DocSanchez (1564 posts) -

I knew these games were coming, like every single other generation it's all Nintendo really has. If I don't have one by now knowing that these two games being announced doesn't change anything for me at all.

#2 Edited by Telekill (4394 posts) -

To make me consider a WiiU, I would need them to make a Zelda with no motion controls and little to no tablet integration. Give me basic controls as an option and give it a realistic look (OoT, TP) instead of a cartoon look (WW).

Also either a price drop or far larger HDD. Then I'll consider it.

#3 Posted by Seabas989 (10104 posts) -

Yeah especially Smash because the last game came out in 08.

But moreover X would be my #1 most wanted Wii U game.

#4 Posted by 2Chalupas (5014 posts) -

Smash? Hell no. Not only will it not make me get a Wii-U, even if I had a Wii-U this game would not be on my "to buy" list.

Mario Kart? Very slightly maybe, but in the end, no. However if I had a Wii-U, this would be one of the more essential games for me along with 3D World, New Super Mario U/Luigi U, and a couple of others.

For me, no Wii-U until it gets alot more games than these two. I'm more interested in X, Bayonetta, Shin Megami X Fire Emblem... Also needs a price cut to be more in line with last gen systems (since it in itself is essentially a last gen system).

#5 Posted by Whiteblade999 (5536 posts) -

Nah, the two games right now that I have my eye on are SMT X FE and X.

#6 Posted by Gargus (2147 posts) -

No because Ive played all of those games the other 43 times Nintendo copied and pasted a new one.

#7 Posted by trugs26 (5294 posts) -

I can't vote, but I want to see the results -.-

#8 Posted by drummerdave9099 (651 posts) -

@Gargus said:

No because Ive played all of those games the other 43 times Nintendo copied and pasted a new one.

I would argue that every version of Smash has made enough significant changes and additions to make them worth the full price

Mario Kart on the other hand is pretty debatable, I'm more on the side that it's copied and pasted, but then again it's a racing game, it's hard to make a lot of changes to a racing game.

#9 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (3474 posts) -

It's already got a bunch of games I want. These two I want as well. I'll definitely be getting one sometime.

#10 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (8625 posts) -

You're asking the wrong people for this question

#11 Posted by wolverine4262 (19036 posts) -

I already got Mario Kart for the 3DS and will be getting Smash for it too...

#12 Posted by osan0 (12627 posts) -

no. i will get them when i get a wiiu (well may stick to smash bros on the 3DS) but they wont really encourage me to get a wiiu.

X will. when that comes out i will get a wiiu. i will also get Kart, world, pikmin 3, W101, WW HD and more when i get a wiiu then.

#13 Edited by Jakandsigz (4512 posts) -

Well I had one until Nintendo false promises and straight lies became a reality and then I traded it in for a 3DS and games alogn with some Vita games.

#14 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (3474 posts) -

I already got Mario Kart for the 3DS and will be getting Smash for it too...

Obvious troll.

#15 Posted by Glitter (353 posts) -

I wanted the Wii U just for Super Mario 3D World alone, but having Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros for Wii U would have helped too, if it were not for the fact that I see no value in the Wii U and I feel Nintendo consoles in general have a history of not lasting as long as I would want in terms of a lifespan; so I see no reason to purchase a Nintendo console for that reason alone. I feel like it will be many gaps in between in terms of waiting for newer video games to come out, I feel like there will be times when there would be no video games for the Wii U for me to look forward to, so I just end up being disappointed unless I were to use it as a secondary console. It seemed like Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Mario Kart 8 were the only video games I would be willing to preorder for the Wii U, if I happened to already have one.

#16 Posted by freedomfreak (39148 posts) -

There's no reason for me to buy a WiiU.

#17 Posted by wolverine4262 (19036 posts) -
#18 Edited by tubbyc (3675 posts) -

No because Mario Kart never did much for me and I don't like fighting games much. Besides, I could always try Smash Bros on my 3DS if I really wanted to.

The only game I can think of which may cause me to get a Wii U is a new Fatal Frame, or maybe its own Zelda.

#19 Posted by superbuuman (2681 posts) -

These 2 games won't be the holy grail for Wii U...it will sell some but won't be to Nintendo's expectation. Smash Bros will also be coming on 3DS..so people will morelikely buy a 3DS/2DS than a Wii U. :p

#20 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (3474 posts) -
#21 Posted by Nuck81 (5835 posts) -

I'll get one when Mario kart comes out. Hopefully they will have a nice bundle for it.

#22 Edited by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

I will never buy a Wii U. That controller is just garbage. I don't want play a console game with a tablet.

#23 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (3474 posts) -

I will never buy a Wii U. That controller is just garbage. I don't want play a console game with a tablet.

Have you ever used one?

#24 Edited by wolverine4262 (19036 posts) -
#25 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

@StrongBlackVine said:

I will never buy a Wii U. That controller is just garbage. I don't want play a console game with a tablet.

Have you ever used one?

No, but so far using my tablet for controls is not ideal(just got a Kindle Fire HDX). If I don't like using one to control my YouTube app I doubt it would be any better for gaming, especially games that require looking at the screen.

#26 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (3474 posts) -

@princessgomez92 said:

@StrongBlackVine said:

I will never buy a Wii U. That controller is just garbage. I don't want play a console game with a tablet.

Have you ever used one?

No, but so far using my tablet for controls is not ideal(just got a Kindle Fire HDX). If I don't like using one to control my YouTube app I doubt it would be any better for gaming, especially games that require looking at the screen.

No surprise there.

#27 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

@StrongBlackVine said:

@princessgomez92 said:

@StrongBlackVine said:

I will never buy a Wii U. That controller is just garbage. I don't want play a console game with a tablet.

Have you ever used one?

No, but so far using my tablet for controls is not ideal(just got a Kindle Fire HDX). If I don't like using one to control my YouTube app I doubt it would be any better for gaming, especially games that require looking at the screen.

No surprise there.

I already know I don't like using a tablet as controller from a less integral experience. Pretty straight-forward. Btw I always though Gomez was kinda ugly until I saw her cameo in Aftershock. She's pretty hot.

#28 Posted by silversix_ (14066 posts) -

Is this a serious question? by the time these will be released dark souls 2/TW3/infamous ss and others will be out so i let you guess how Mario 8274 riding a car will matter.

#29 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

Is this a serious question? by the time these will be released dark souls 2/TW3/infamous ss and others will be out so i let you guess how Mario 8274 riding a car will matter.

Nintendo is going to see all its traditionally strong franchises flop this generation.

#30 Posted by drummerdave9099 (651 posts) -

I will never buy a Wii U. That controller is just garbage. I don't want play a console game with a tablet.

you do realize it's basically a modern controller with the same amount of buttons as a dualshock/ xbox controller that just has a touch screen in the middle right?

#31 Posted by lostrib (34413 posts) -

Lol No. Only way I would get one is if my girlfriend wanted one

#32 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

@StrongBlackVine said:

I will never buy a Wii U. That controller is just garbage. I don't want play a console game with a tablet.

you do realize it's basically a modern controller with the same amount of buttons as a dualshock/ xbox controller that just has a touch screen in the middle right?

The size of the controller is the issue. I'm used to Xbox and PS controllers. It's non-starter though because there won't be enough games that interest me on it.

#33 Posted by lamprey263 (23133 posts) -

when I bought a Wii U the fact that these games were set to come out did weight in to my decision, but weren't the single-handed reasons in my picking it up, it's more the totality of what was available that sparked my interest, New Super Mario/Luigi U, Zombie U, Wind Waker HD, Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, Super Mario 3D World, and games coming out like Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros, SMT x Fire Emblem, and a new Zelda title (that's not the Hyrule Warriros) which hopefully gets announced at E3

#34 Edited by Joedgabe (5110 posts) -

Nope no way, Only thing that would tempt me to get one is a good price drop.

#35 Edited by ico92 (183 posts) -

I plan on picking up Wii-U sometime this year, mainly for the new Xenoblade, 3D Mario Land, W101 and the inevitable Zelda, personally I've always HATED Mario Kart and Smash, especially Smash.

#36 Posted by Nengo_Flow (9499 posts) -

lol no...

Im not 12.

#37 Posted by senses_fail_06 (6735 posts) -

Umm, no. Both games have such little value for anything outside of local co-op. And I own the previous entries in the series. So it makes no sense to invest in the system and games for an experience that would be so identical to what I could get on older systems.

#38 Posted by MirkoS77 (7150 posts) -

@Gargus said:

No because Ive played all of those games the other 43 times Nintendo copied and pasted a new one.

#39 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

I have been considering the Wii U lately, but still not sure if I want to bother getting one. The tablet controller being so expensive to replace is the biggest thing holding me back. I have some interest in Mario Kart and 0 interest in smash bros. I am interested in the new Mario game and the new Donkey Kong game coming as well as a new Zelda and a number of Wii games that I have never played like Xenoblade for example. Having a 100+ game backlog also has me holding off on buying any new consoles.

#40 Posted by drummerdave9099 (651 posts) -

I have been considering the Wii U lately, but still not sure if I want to bother getting one. The tablet controller being so expensive to replace is the biggest thing holding me back. I has some interest in Mario Kart and 0 interest in smash bros. I am interested in the new Mario game and the new Donkey Kong game coming as well as a new Zelda and a number of Wii games that I have never played like Xenoblade for example. Having a 100+ game backlog also has me holding off on buying any new consoles.

Wow, that's incredible. But if your backlog is really 100+ I think sooner or later you're going to have to give into the fact that you'll never complete that backlog, whether you buy new consoles or not

#41 Posted by CARNAGES41 (311 posts) -
#42 Edited by drummerdave9099 (651 posts) -

@trugs26 said:

I can't vote, but I want to see the results -.-

I checked the poll, meaning i voted even though I own one so we'll discount my input, but only 30% of the answers said they'll never get one, so 21-22 of the 31 people who answered so far are atleast considering purchasing one someday.

#43 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

I have been considering the Wii U lately, but still not sure if I want to bother getting one. The tablet controller being so expensive to replace is the biggest thing holding me back. I has some interest in Mario Kart and 0 interest in smash bros. I am interested in the new Mario game and the new Donkey Kong game coming as well as a new Zelda and a number of Wii games that I have never played like Xenoblade for example. Having a 100+ game backlog also has me holding off on buying any new consoles.

Wow, that's incredible. But if your backlog is really 100+ I think sooner or later you're going to have to give into the fact that you'll never complete that backlog, whether you buy new consoles or not

Yeah 96 of them are on Steam. The rest are PS3/3DS games. I am sure a number of those games on Steam will be non ending games that I will play a bit and move on, then there are the short games. But yeah, I have an issue I am not sure I can fix. Good thing PC is BC, so I have no time limit on the PC games. I am hoping to resist Steam until next Christmas.

#44 Posted by millerlight89 (18347 posts) -

@Nengo_Flow said:

lol no...

Im not 12.

lmao this

Usually the most immature people are the types that say they won't play these types of games because they are not "12." Total idiots, to boot.

#45 Edited by finalfantasy94 (26335 posts) -

no.I hate mario kart and smash is just ok for me as of now.Wiiu still lacks anything I really wanna play.Its like 2 games so far.

#46 Edited by AppleFan1991 (3037 posts) -

It's very compelling, I'll give you that. I personally had no intention of getting a Wii U but with the increasingly strong lineup that Ninty is pushing out...all I really need is a solid Metroid or Zelda and I think I'd have to cave and take the plunge.

#47 Edited by beerm_basic (2481 posts) -

Cant wait for mk8 and smash bros :D just hope has online play.

Waiting till the E3 nintendo direct to see what is announced before making final decision thou

#48 Posted by allthatdown (1226 posts) -

Meh, I'v played the past iterations of both Smash and Mario Kart to death and see no real reason to buy the Wii U for those games. i will however be inclined to buy a Wii U when the price drops and more games arrive on the system. (fingers crossed for a Metroid Game that isn't Other M 2) and the new Zelda.

#49 Edited by Netret0120 (2028 posts) -

Nope. Would just play it at a friend's house.

#50 Posted by M8ingSeezun (1979 posts) -

Nope. Never cared about Smash and Mario Kart died in me after N64. Actually, Super Mario Kart on SNES started to die in me while I was in high school. It was fun while it lasted, but it became just that BORING GAME lying around my collection. Same can be said about Donkey Kong Country.