Many people have been questioning the Wii U due to it’s current lack of games since its strong launch line-up in November. The console has drastically underperformed, with sales of the console falling two million units short of Nintendo’s previous forecast.
Fortunately, things are about to start looking up. Nintendo fans will know there are many big Wii U games promised for this year, but what is it that’s taking Nintendo so long? According to one of CVG‘s sources, the company were reluctant to really push their support and promotion for the platform until the recent April system update released.
The theory is that users’ complaints and negative feedback about the system performance has led Nintendo to the decision to push the software after the second update this summer.
Perhaps most excitingly, however, is that discussions with retail chains revealed that a new 3D Mario game will release on Wii U by October.
Nintendo UK’s PR director Shelly Pearce also told CVG: “From July onwards we will launch a succession of Wii U titles and we will promote these extensively until the end of the year. Marketing activity will include TV, print, online and PR as well as comprehensive experiential and social media campaigns”.
She went on to remind us of the strong line-up planned for the Wii U in the latter half of 2013, including Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Wii U.