I decided to make a forum post for those wondering how well Nintendo is doing at supporting the Wii U. Its seems people are doubting Nintendos support and putting into question whether Nintendo has given up on the Wii U. I hope to shed light on the subject and ask for fellow Nintendo fans to help if they would like in discussing Nintendos support for their devices.
All systems can be debated, however, ill be focusing on the two most recent systems, the Wii and Wii U. Up for debate is games developed and published by Nintendo in America, also would like to include eShop and highlight in bold games developed by Nintendo, but those will require more time and i have errands to run real quick. First up will be the Wii.
Wii Year 1
Wii Sports, Excite Truck, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess = 3
WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Wii Play, Super Paper Mario, Mario Party 8, Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree, Pokémon Battle Revolution, Mario Strikers Charged, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Donkey Kong Barrel Blast, Battalion Wars 2, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Super Mario Galaxy, Link's Crossbow Training = 13
Endless Ocean, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario Kart Wii, Wii Fit, Mario Super Sluggers, Wario Land: Shake It!, Wii Music, Animal Crossing: City Folk = 8
New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis, New Play Control! Pikmin, Excitebots: Trick Racing, New Play Control! Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, New Play Control! Pikmin 2, Punch-Out!!, Wii Sports Resort, Metroid Prime: Trilogy, Wii Fit Plus, New Super Mario Bros. Wii = 10
Wii U Year 1
New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land, Sing Party = 3
Lego City Undercover, Game & Wario, Pikmin 3, New Super Luigi U, The Wonderful 101, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, Wii Party U, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Super Mario 3D World = 9
Wii Fit U, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 8, Wii Sports Club, Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2, Bayonetta, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, NES Remix Pack =11
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Mario Party 10, Splatoon, Art Academy: Home Studio, Super Mario Maker, Yoshi's Woolly World, Fatal Frame: Oracle of the Sodden Raven, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Devil's Third, Star Fox Zero, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival = 12
Wii Published= 34
Wii U Published = 35
Wii Developed = 24
Wii U Developed = 27
Dr. Mario Online Rx, My Pokémon Ranch, Magnetica Twist, Maboshi's Arcade, Art Style: Orbient, Art Style: Rotohex = 6
Bonsai Barber, Lombos, Rock N’ Roll Climber, PictureBook Games: Pop-Up Pursuit, You, Me & the Cubes, Excitebike: World Rally, Pokémon Rumble, Eco Shooter: Plant 530 = 8
Art Academy: SketchPad, Pokémon Rumble U,
New Super Luigi U, Wii Fit U, Wii Sports Club Tennis and Bowling, Wii Sports Club Golf, Animal Crossing Plaza, NES Remix, Dr. Luigi = 6
NES Remix 2, Pushmo World, Wii Sports Club - Baseball & Boxing = 2
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits, EarthBound Beginnings, FAST racing NEO = 4
On the digital side of things its a little more complicated, Nintendo didnt start publishing WiiWare games until year 3 and only devolped 3 by the same time frame of Wii U. Wii U on the other had more but a few are games that would be released physically, HD remasters with add features, and a greatest hits amiibo thing. So if we strike out the physical games we would get.
Wii eShop published = 14
Wii U eShop published = 12
Wii eShop developed = 3
Wii U eShop developed = 10
Seems like a pretty even match. Im sure Virtual Console support is pretty good also. Nintendo is very impressive.