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Why Nintendo Has No Choice But to Go Multiplatform

Why Nintendo Has No Choice But to Go Multiplatform

I know what I’m about to say will annoy millions of Nintendo fans around the globe and maybe even make some of the executives at the company scoff, but the way I see it, there’s no other way out for Nintendo than to end its love affair with consoles and go multiplatform with its hit titles.

I understand that, for years, Nintendo has rebuffed all suggestions that it should bring its titles to other multiple platforms. The company believes that it’s still going to benefit most from offering hardware and software on a single product and can’t fathom the thought of putting Mario or Zelda on an Xbox or PlayStation. First-party titles are the secret to its success, after all.

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Wii U ZombiU so unprofitable Ubisoft puts Nintendo on notice

Wii U ZombiU so unprofitable Ubisoft puts Nintendo on notice

Dire sales of flagship games for the Wii U have left developers like Ubisoft, Activision, and EA freezing development for Nintendo's console, with launch titles like ZombiU failing to make a profit. The zombie game, one of the featured titles released alongside the Wii U in November 2012, was "not even close" to making a profit, Ubisoft chairman and CEO Yves Guillemot admitted to GamesIndustry, with the studio now having no intention to make a sequel and in fact opting to hedge its bets with cross-platform support on what was initially to be a new Wii U-only game.

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Angry Birds Trilogy for Wii and Wii U coming in August

Angry Birds Trilogy for Wii and Wii U coming in August

If it seemed like Rovio's ever-popular bird-flinging game Angry Birds was on every platform imaginable, be prepared to be extremely wrong. It has yet to land on the Wii series of gaming consoles, but it's finally arriving. Come August 13, Rovio will be releasing Angry Birds Trilogy on both Wii consoles in retail stores.

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Nintendo: Xbox One and PS4 don’t frighten us

Nintendo: Xbox One and PS4 don’t frighten us

Nintendo jumped the gun on the next-generation console race by releasing the Wii U much farther in advance than the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. In fact, by the time these two consoles release, the Wii U would have already been on the market for an entire year. However, Nintendo isn't worried about being run over by Microsoft or Sony.

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Nintendo US boss: making great games will cut down on used game sales

Nintendo US boss: making great games will cut down on used game sales

There's been a lot of talk about used games recently, mostly due to the fact that Microsoft officially complicated the process of used games sales. This was the first time in gaming console history that used games received an ever-so-slight denial in the gaming industry. However, Nintendo doesn't really see what the problem is, as long as developers are making good games.

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Ubisoft not developing Wii U exclusives until console sales rise

Ubisoft not developing Wii U exclusives until console sales rise

Nintendo is hurting for third-party exclusive titles for their Wii U console, but very few big development studios are willing to only focus on the Wii U for games since the console isn't doing so well. To add salt to the wound, Ubisoft has said that it won't be developing exclusive games for the Wii U until the console sees higher sales.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts coming to Wii U, according to Infinity Ward producer

Call of Duty: Ghosts coming to Wii U, according to Infinity Ward producer

The latest installment in the Call of Duty series has been the talk of the town for the last several weeks, but perhaps an even bigger subject is the fact that the game hasn't been officially announced for the Wii U. However, Infinity Ward's executive producer, Mark Rubin, hinted to a Wii U release, saying that the company "isn't talking about Wii U yet," with a big emphasize on the "yet."

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Nintendo E3 2013 keynote presentation recounted: franchise after franchise

Nintendo E3 2013 keynote presentation recounted: franchise after franchise

As titans like Microsoft and Sony brought forth new waves of games for their next-generation consoles coming later this year, Nintendo brought on an E3 2013 presentation with franchise continuations for the console they'd already had on the market for months: Wii U. Showing up via live video feed from Nintendo headquarters in Kyoto, President and CEO of Nintendo Satoru Iwata spoke on the future of the Nintendo Wii U, 3DS, and all games in-between. Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Monolith Soft bring the power to this conference.

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Smash Brothers Wii U gameplay videos hit E3 with Nintendo’s 2014 blessing

Smash Brothers Wii U gameplay videos hit E3 with Nintendo’s 2014 blessing

One of the key game franchises for the Nintendo-centric universe has been shown at E3 for the Wii U: Super Smash Brothers. This game takes characters from multiple gaming titles and jams them all into one big multi-player brawl, continuing this fun-filled legacy with the addition of a few new characters here in 2013. This game was one of the most infamous for the original Wii and Nintendo 64.

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Wii U Mario Kart 8 official: underwater, anti-gravity, Miiverse online

Wii U Mario Kart 8 official: underwater, anti-gravity, Miiverse online

This week the folks at Nintendo have revealed the first Mario Kart game for the Wii U, bringing on a new collection of abilities for a new generation as well as pushing together a set of the best hits from past iterations. This game will be known as Mario Kart 8, and will be released in the Spring of 2014 - not nearly soon enough!

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Nintendo Wii U “Basic Recall” sets stage for E3 reboot

Nintendo Wii U “Basic Recall” sets stage for E3 reboot

It's apparent this afternoon that Gamestop is seeing the first of a line of Nintendo-send "Basic Recall" notes for the Wii U basic 8GB model. This model is the smallest and least expensive of the Wii U units out on the market today, this suggesting that the machine is not being called back by Nintendo because of any defect, instead only moving to usher in a new wave of lowered prices and higher capacities.

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Nintendo reveals Wii U bigger batteries for GamePad and Wiimote, more

Nintendo reveals Wii U bigger batteries for GamePad and Wiimote, more

Nintendo has outed a fresh batch of hardware and accessories for Japan, including a white Wii U 32GB console and a larger battery for the tablet GamePad controller to address runtime claims. The new white Wii U 32GB Premium edition should arrive in Japan on July 13, functionally identical to the existing black model aside from the new casing; it'll go on sale alongside a new Rapid Charging Stand for the Wiimote, which Nintendo says will cut down the amount of time gamers will need to have the motion-sensing controller on charge.

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