I’ve seen many posts, tweets, comments, blogs, articles….basically most types of social media….regarding the lack of games from Nintendo. I have been playing my Wii U for the past five months straight. My poor 360 has begun to gather dust, unless I use it for the (poorly done) WWE app. So when I saw that there is a lack of Nintendo-made games, I was curious. Yes, I got the Wii U late, and I’m back logged (due to getting it so late), but could there really be a drought? I know 3rd party support isn’t there, as well…but a lack of Nintendo games? I did a little looking and found out it’s a bunch of bull.
Below is a list of games that are published by either SCE (Sony), Microsoft, or Nintendo. These are retail games (not indie games, but bigger developers), as well.
Sony Computer Entertainment Published Games Releasing/Released in 2014: Total – 4
- Drive Club
- The Order: 1886
- MLB: The Show
- inFamous: Second Son
Microsoft Published Games Releasing/Released in 2014: Total – 3
- Kinect Sports Rivals
- Project Spark
- Sunset Overdrive
Nintendo Published Games Releasing/Released in 2014: Total – 7
- Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
- Wii Fit U
- Mario Kart 8
- Super Smash Bros Wii U
- Bayonetta 2
- Hyrule Warriors
Now, granted, where the Wii U is suffering is with 3rd party games, but Nintendo has the chance to win some of them back this year if they make the right moves. And you know what? So far this year, Nintendo HAS been making the right moves. So why are people complaining? Check out my latest podcast to find out why: SPIN. There is so much negative spin out there for Nintendo – they they did bring upon themselves for a terrible first year for the Wii U – that people just automatically assume the Wii U is terrible. I was one of those people. What changed my mind was when I played the quality games Nintendo has released. There’s no room for complaining here.
Why are YOU waiting to get a Wii U? Or, why DID you purchase a Wii U already?