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In a conversation with Games Industry International, the famous President of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime, acknowledged the weakness of the Wii U’s current library of games while promising that that’s all set to change in the near future.

“What I would say about Wii U – and what [Nintendo President] Mr. Iwata has said – is that the pace of launches has been slower than we hoped. But as we prepare for E3, the pace of launches for Wii U is going to dramatically increase," Fils-Aime said.

Wii U has been mired with poor sales since a very promising launch in late 2012. Much of this is attributed not to Nintendo’s weakness as a brand – it is perhaps the strongest singular hardware brand in the industry – but due to a lack of compelling games.
Fewer than 50 titles have launched for Wii U in North America so far, only a handful of them are exclusives, and none are killer apps or bona fide system sellers. The latter problem is likely to change once Nintendo’s heavy-hitters start to launch, however; Zelda, Mario Kart and Smash Bros. are just a few games that may change Nintendo’s console fortunes.

On the other hand, Nintendo’s handheld fortunes are through the roof. Nintendo 3DS is clobbering its rival, Sony's PlayStation Vita, and Fils-Aime confirmed in this same conversation that “life-to-date 3DS game sales [have] surpass[ed] 20 million units in the US.” Digital sales are also way up: 15 titles are available digitally on 3DS that were specifically published by Nintendo, and those digital versions represent 11 percent of total sales. Digital sales on 3DS are up 55 percent, year-over-year.



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Hmm....if more sales of wii u's make it a better chance for us to get the map pack for BO2 then that sounds good to me.



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good news for the wiiu and as a personal owner of a N3DS I can vouche for its epicness it is a killer handheld system way better than the vita and i can say the without being the slightest bit prejudiced ive seen the vita in action and i can honestly say its garbage the games suck and the interface with the controls is slow and uncomfortable.



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U&V~Chef wrote:Hmm....if more sales of wii u's make it a better chance for us to get the map pack for BO2 then that sounds good to me.

there we go! BO2, "BO3," Mario Kart, and Super Smash.



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U&V~LoZ~God wrote:good news for the wiiu and as a personal owner of a N3DS I can vouche for its epicness it is a killer handheld system way better than the vita and i can say the without being the slightest bit prejudiced ive seen the vita in action and i can honestly say its garbage the games suck and the interface with the controls is slow and uncomfortable.

yup. 3DS is a monster and will continue to be. I am getting one asap.



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I think it will get better over time........



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i agree Ginks. There's going to be an overflow of games after Q3-Q4 like crazy because the big boys (PS4, Xbox 720) are coming.

*Nintendo's AAA usually sets the pavement first then success meter breaks loose.



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