Why are so many games skipped for wiiU?

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#1 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38214 posts) -

So wiiU isn't really for core gamers at all then?

Jankarcop

Core Gamer is a dumb term, just like Hardcore Gamer

#2 Posted by AznbkdX (3120 posts) -

The userbase is not there.

Hardware limitation. Games require downporting which is more work, or might be too far advanced for the game to be made for the WiiU at a reasonable cost at all.

A combination of both pretty much. Make more money than you lose and all that.

#3 Posted by super600 (30313 posts) -

It is because of the small install base.

#4 Posted by Jankarcop (8976 posts) -

Is the software/hardare not compatiable? 

#5 Posted by CallOfDutyRulez (1616 posts) -

The wiiU just isn't powerful enough to entice core gamers, the people who actually BUY games.

The core gamers will go for the xbox, and the crapstation will get the scraps.

#6 Posted by Nengo_Flow (9515 posts) -
before you made this thread, you should of thought to your self: "Why should these games be on the WiiU?" /thread
#7 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

Because multiplats sell poorly on Nintendo consoles. Thye only care PinkMen and shit like that. :lol:

#8 Posted by Nengo_Flow (9515 posts) -

The wiiU just isn't powerful enough to entice core gamers, the people who actually BUY games.

The core gamers will go for the xbox, and the crapstation will get the scraps.

CallOfDutyRulez

 

A wild SONY hater has appear!

#9 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38214 posts) -

You already know the answer, why even ask?

Also what's Hardare? 

#10 Posted by MonsieurX (29553 posts) -

Because multiplats sell poorly on Nintendo consoles. Thye only care PinkMen and shit like that. :lol:

StrongBlackVine
Try again.
#11 Posted by Jankarcop (8976 posts) -

So wiiU isn't really for core gamers at all then?

#12 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

So wiiU isn't really for core gamers at all then?

Jankarcop

Only if your core is the same games that were around 20 years ago.

#13 Posted by loosingENDS (11775 posts) -

Is the software/hardare not compatiable? 

Jankarcop

You mean why ALL games are skipped ?

I cant think of a single next gen game beeing on WiiU

#14 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

[QUOTE="StrongBlackVine"]

Because multiplats sell poorly on Nintendo consoles. Thye only care PinkMen and shit like that. :lol:

MonsieurX

Try again.

Nah I like that one.

#15 Posted by simomate (1859 posts) -

Because you don't play games on the Wii U, it plays U.

Edit: Theres been quite a bit of discussion on the terms gamers and hardcore gamers. IMO, a "Gamer" is simply someone who is extremely passionate about games. It doesn't matter how often they play games, it doesn't matter WHICH games they play, it is simply someone who cares a lot about gaming and the gaming industry as a whole. Usually,  I might add, they are well informed on it as well. 

#16 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

Ask the developers.

#17 Posted by josephl64 (4424 posts) -

I'd assume it's because of the relatively small install base

#18 Posted by finalstar2007 (24966 posts) -

Cuz their not mario or dancing games?.. Nintendo consoles are usually the place for dancing games and Mario's, nobody buy a nintendo system for multiplats anyways

#19 Posted by MonsieurX (29553 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"][QUOTE="StrongBlackVine"]

Because multiplats sell poorly on Nintendo consoles. Thye only care PinkMen and shit like that. :lol:

StrongBlackVine

Try again.

Nah I like that one.

Try again
#20 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

Ask the developers.

Michael0134567

Well we saw how Epic reacted to the Wii U. :lol:

#21 Posted by FastEddie2121 (3081 posts) -
They got into a pee pee contest with EA and lost.
#22 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jankarcop"]

So wiiU isn't really for core gamers at all then?

seanmcloughlin

Core Gamer is a dumb term, just like Hardcore Gamer

This.

#23 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jankarcop"]

So wiiU isn't really for core gamers at all then?

seanmcloughlin

Care Gamer is a dumb term, just like Hardcore Gamer

Maybe so, but there is no denying that Nintendo console generally have a niche market.

#24 Posted by Jack-Burton (2303 posts) -
The Wii U is too awesome for games, I heard Lo Pan owns two and has lunch with Reggie every Tuesday.
#25 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38214 posts) -

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

[QUOTE="Jankarcop"]

So wiiU isn't really for core gamers at all then?

StrongBlackVine

Core Gamer is a dumb term, just like Hardcore Gamer

Maybe so, but there is no denying that Nintendo console generally have a niche market.

The Wii had anything but a fvckin Niche market. 

#26 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

[QUOTE="Jankarcop"]

So wiiU isn't really for core gamers at all then?

StrongBlackVine

Care Gamer is a dumb term, just like Hardcore Gamer

Maybe so, but there is no denying that Nintendo console generally have a niche market.

More proof you talk out of your ass.

#27 Posted by Jankarcop (8976 posts) -

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

[QUOTE="Jankarcop"]

So wiiU isn't really for core gamers at all then?

Michael0134567

Core Gamer is a dumb term, just like Hardcore Gamer

This.

So wiiU isn't really for alot of major multiplats then?

 

 

Just a few mario and zelda games?

#28 Posted by osirisx3 (1756 posts) -

i want one i am thinking of selling it but no one seems to want it. I am moving soon so the money would be nice. But one thing holding me back is i know there will be games i want for it in the future.

#29 Posted by PCgameruk (1425 posts) -

Because it costs alot of money to optimize and produce a game for any platform. Not many own a WiiU and nobody wants one in its current state.

So in other words selling a game on WiiU won't make a good enough profit, if any.

#30 Posted by donalbane (16203 posts) -
I'd say the main reason is the low install base. No developer wants to spend the time and money to develop a game for a platform that few people have. Low install base = low potential sales = poor return on investment. That, and everyone's ramping up to make true next gen titles.
#31 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38214 posts) -

So wiiU isn't really for alot of major multiplats then?

Just a few mario and zelda games?

Jankarcop

We're not sheep, so stop trying to bait us into saying something

We all know you want to just say the WiiU is crap, so just say it. No need for all this thinly veiled crap

#32 Posted by fueled-system (6257 posts) -
Small base, underpowered and it will hold back multiplatform games like the pc did for the ps360
#33 Posted by MFDOOM1983 (8453 posts) -

It's simple really. Developers have to weigh the cost to develop/port the game versus the potential profit form the known install base.

The WiiU install base is small... so why develop/port it if it cost more than possible returns?

That's why exclusives early on in a consoles life is so important, to build an install base so 3rd party developers don't overlook you.

Personaly, I think 3rd party developers notice that Nintendo fans buy more in-house games then ports anyway. Why make a game for a console when all they gonna do is sit on Mario and Zelda and never buy your game anyway? Who, other than die hard sheep, will honestly buy games like CoD or Skyrim on WiiU over other systems?

FragTycoon

Explains why games are being announced for ps4 and "unannounced next gen systems". You know, the systems without an install base.


Just like at wiii's fantastic 3rd party support.


If you already own a "nextgen" system(wii-u). Why would you buy another(ps4 or 720) to play next gen entries to the elder scrolls and cod series? You think people prefer buying another platform to play games on while their wii-u collects dust? The problem is that wii-u can't handle next gen games and 3rd party games sell so poorly that they don't ever bother bringing over last gen games(bioshock infinite, tomb raider, metro 2033, saint's row 4, etc.) that wii-u can technically run.

#34 Posted by super600 (30313 posts) -

[QUOTE="super600"]

[QUOTE="clr84651"]

The Wii U is being skipped due to it lacking in sales & lacking in truly being a next gen system hardwarewise & it's directed at a different aucience than people who  buy PS & xbox. Why would people buy the Wii U with so few games, current gen hardware, & has a stupid gamepad controller?! People can buy a 360 or PS3 that are better than the Wii U and have huge game libraries. The reason people buy new systems is for them to be technically advanced and have many new games to play on it. Nintendo F'd up big time. 

clr84651

No one knows how powerful it is, but it is stronger than the 360 and PS3.

The point is it's no where nearly powerful enough to make people want it & so few games & it's nowhere near as powerful as PS4. 

I heard of devs not even giving the console a chance. They pretty much at the hardware and jumped to conclusions like dice.Once actual devs try ot take advantage of the hardware in the console we will know how powerful it is adnd power won't save the PS4 if it pulls off another PS3 which is unlikely.

#35 Posted by Kaze_no_Mirai (11117 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jankarcop"]

So wiiU isn't really for alot of major multiplats then?

Just a few mario and zelda games?

seanmcloughlin

We're not sheep, so stop trying to bait us into saying something

We all know you want to just say the WiiU is crap, so just say it. No need for all this thinly veiled crap

This. It's actually one of the worse attempts lately.
#36 Posted by whiskeystrike (12068 posts) -

Cause like the PC no one really cares about it. It's simply not the platform for people who like to play a lot of games.

#37 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

[QUOTE="StrongBlackVine"]

[QUOTE="nameless12345"]

 

Yeah, Mario is niche despite being the most recognizable video game character and sitting at the top of best-selling video game franchises... :P

super600

Compare Sony console sales to Nintendo console sales since the PS1 was released...

Sony does not have well know first party characters like ninty.Most of the characters they introduced this gen will be forgoteen in like 10 years.

So what? So Sony has outsold Nintendo without a guaranteed system system. Just makes Nintendo look worse.

#38 Posted by Jankarcop (8976 posts) -

On several gaming forums ive been started to see this  meme/saying....

 

 Wii Skipped U


#39 Posted by KHAndAnime (13450 posts) -
It's got enough power I'd say - I think the developers are tired developing for the gimmicky controller though.
#40 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

[QUOTE="StrongBlackVine"]

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

Core Gamer is a dumb term, just like Hardcore Gamer

seanmcloughlin

Maybe so, but there is no denying that Nintendo console generally have a niche market.

The Wii had anything but a fvckin Niche market.

Wii was the exception to the rule. How many consoles has Nintendo sold since Sony entered the market? Wii U will be Gamecube status. Nice though.

#41 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
Why were so many games skipped for PS3?
#42 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
Wii was the exception to the rule. How many consoles has Nintendo sold since Sony entered the market? Wii U will be Gamecube status. Nice though.StrongBlackVine
The NES and SNES sold comparably to the Wii in their time. And the N64 and Gamecube both did over 20 million units. That is no slouch for any game console. And both were commercially successful for Nintendo. In business, making a profit is the number one goal, not winning a sales war.
#43 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

[QUOTE="StrongBlackVine"]

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

Care Gamer is a dumb term, just like Hardcore Gamer

Michael0134567

Maybe so, but there is no denying that Nintendo console generally have a niche market.

More proof you talk out of your ass.

Nintendo sales have been weak other than the Wii. Xbox division is about to pass them unless they screw up royally. One fluke success won't make Nintendo a top console seller again.

#44 Posted by MonsieurX (29553 posts) -

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"]

[QUOTE="StrongBlackVine"]

Maybe so, but there is no denying that Nintendo console generally have a niche market.

StrongBlackVine

More proof you talk out of your ass.

Nintendo sales have been weak other than the Wii. Xbox division is about to pass them unless they screw up royally. One fluke success won't make Nintendo a top console seller again.

Xbox passing the Wii? :lol:
#45 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

[QUOTE="StrongBlackVine"]Wii was the exception to the rule. How many consoles has Nintendo sold since Sony entered the market? Wii U will be Gamecube status. Nice though.Zeviander
The NES and SNES sold comparably to the Wii in their time. And the N64 and Gamecube both did over 20 million units. That is no slouch for any game console. And both were commercially successful for Nintendo. In business, making a profit is the number one goal, not winning a sales war.

Nintendo is niche just like Apple makes niche computers. Dealwithit.

#46 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8418 posts) -

[QUOTE="StrongBlackVine"]

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"]

More proof you talk out of your ass.

MonsieurX

Nintendo sales have been weak other than the Wii. Xbox division is about to pass them unless they screw up royally. One fluke success won't make Nintendo a top console seller again.

Xbox passing the Wii? :lol:

No 720 will outsell the Wii U...still laughing?

#47 Posted by MonsieurX (29553 posts) -

[QUOTE="Zeviander"][QUOTE="StrongBlackVine"]Wii was the exception to the rule. How many consoles has Nintendo sold since Sony entered the market? Wii U will be Gamecube status. Nice though.StrongBlackVine

The NES and SNES sold comparably to the Wii in their time. And the N64 and Gamecube both did over 20 million units. That is no slouch for any game console. And both were commercially successful for Nintendo. In business, making a profit is the number one goal, not winning a sales war.

Nintendo is niche just like Apple makes niche computers. Dealwithit.

Nintendo is niche? :lol:
#48 Posted by MonsieurX (29553 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"][QUOTE="StrongBlackVine"]

Nintendo sales have been weak other than the Wii. Xbox division is about to pass them unless they screw up royally. One fluke success won't make Nintendo a top console seller again.

StrongBlackVine

Xbox passing the Wii? :lol:

No 720 will outsell the Wii U...still laughing?

Yup. Can't wait to see that!
#49 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

[QUOTE="StrongBlackVine"]

[QUOTE="Zeviander"] The NES and SNES sold comparably to the Wii in their time. And the N64 and Gamecube both did over 20 million units. That is no slouch for any game console. And both were commercially successful for Nintendo. In business, making a profit is the number one goal, not winning a sales war.MonsieurX

Nintendo is niche just like Apple makes niche computers. Dealwithit.

Nintendo is niche? :lol:

I don't think he knows what that word means.

#50 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
Nintendo is niche just like Apple makes niche computers. Dealwithit.StrongBlackVine
A niche company that sells over 20 million copies of Mario Kart on their portable device?