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Nintendo’s President Iwata Says Wii U Will Focus On Core Gamers First

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  1. Maura

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    Eurogamer reports today that Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has been talking about the Wii U at an investor Q&A meeting following on from Nintendo posting its first ever annual loss last week. In the meeting, Iwata said that Nintendo has learned from mistakes that it made with the Wii, meaning that although the Wii was of course an incredible success with casual gamers, with games such as Wii Sports, Nintendo went on to have problems with getting core gamers to take the Wii seriously as a console, which in turn had a detrimental effect on the Wii’s long-term success.

    Iwata went on to say that Nintendo’s approach with the Wii U would be similar to how it approached the launch of the 3DS, i.e., concentrating on core titles first and foremost ahead of casual games. So basically that means we can expect some sweet Mario and Zelda Wii U games!

    Source: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2...cater-to-core-gamers-first-mass-market-second
     
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    I couldn't care less about this news, admittedly.

    ... Namely because whether the games they design are "casual" or "core", they're brilliant pieces of entertainment that keep me faithful to Ninty for supplying an enjoyable gaming experience.
     
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    ~prays~ I want Sunshine 2 pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
     
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    Sunshine was the weakest of the bunch. Lets move on to something else.
     
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    A black sheep of the series that was a great game none the less.
     
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    Another kirby game is always welcomed.
     
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    This is pretty nice, hopefully it will decrease the number of people that ***** about Nintendo "sucking." And considering I mainly play core games, I'll probably be more interested in this than I was with the Wii.
     
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    Sorry, that won't happen. With titles like Madworld and House of the Dead on Wii, no one bought the dam games, in spite of everyone bitchin that there are no hardcore games on it. It's just a forced mentality by idiodic teens. As we all know, the CoD market is their only source of reasoning.
     
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