There are many who look back at the Wii U console and think about what could have been. If the Wii U lacked backwards compatibility the console could have possibly done better in terms of sales. The price of the Wii U consoles were very expensive and make it backwards compatible with older Wii games ended up hurting the game system in the long run.
When we look at the Nintendo Switch it seems the hybrid console has been a huge success in 2017 since there was really no backwards compatibility with the Wii or the Wii U. While the inclusion backwards compatibility might have been a factor why the Wii U did not do so great in terms of sales many believe that it’s not the only reason why sales ended up floping in comparison to the PS4 or the Xbox One.
The gaming world remembers when Call of Duty Ghosts was first released for multiple game consoles such as PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and the Nintendo Wii-U back in the Fall of 2013. Since its release Call of Duty Ghosts has been praised for certain in game features such as multiplayer gameplay along with the introduction of the four player Extinction mode which many people found exciting. However, Call of Duty Ghosts is a game that people have criticized mainly due to the single player campaign mode. Also, there has been complains revolving around the frame shuttering in the PS4 and Xbox One port of Call of Duty Ghosts.
Despite, all of the technical issues Call of Duty Ghosts may have had following its release it had so much to do as far as multiplayer gameplay is concerned. In fact, some might argue that the multiplayer modes in Call of Duty Ghosts compensates for the single player story mode which fell below the expectations of many people who are fans of the series. While there are some who would argue that Call of Duty: Black Ops II had a better campaign mode due to branching storylines which added to the overall replay value of the game they could say that the multiplayer modes were quite as good as that of Call of Duty Ghosts. It was good to see that improvements on multiplayer gameplay was made in Call of Duty Ghosts but the storyline for game might have detracted from what some would consider to be a very solid game.
MarioParty 10 is the latest game within the entire set and was released for the Nintendo Wii-U back in Spring of 2015. Since Nintendo Party 10 was released for the Wii-U over two years ago the game has managed to sell close to 2 million units worldwide. While Mario Party 10 is not the most popular title in the series it’s still good enough to be re-released for the Nintendo Switch.
Besides we have not heard of any future plans regarding the possibility of a Mario Party 11 game. As of right now, it might be a little too early for a Mario Party 11 game on the Nintendo Switch but the possibility of it actually happening is not much of a question to many people. The question that some people have includes what major improvements are going to be made in Mario Party 11 versus what we saw in 10.
It seems like the year 2017 has been great for Nintendo from a business standpoint in relation to sales regarding the Switch console. Since its release the Nintendo Switch has reportedly sold over 4.7 million units worldwide. However, despite the fact that Nintendo has earned an enormous amount of revenue from the Nintendo Switch within a few months it seems like they may be losing a lot as well.
It has been recently reported that Nintendo has been ordered to pay iLife $10 million from a lawsuit regarding the Wii remote. Also, Nintendo still has their issues with Gamevice regarding the design of the joy con controllers. It seems like the previous successes that Nintendo had in the past few years has been meet by some obstacles. In fact there is a possibility that The Nintendo Switch may be banned from being sold in electronic retail stores in the future altogether. As of right now we still have no idea on what is going to happen in the future but it seems things are going to be interesting between now and 2018.
As we have all heard Nintendo plans on shutting down the Miiverse for the Wii-U. Whether or not shutting down the Miiverse is not much of a question considering the fact that Nintendo has discounted the production of the Wii-U altogether. If anything the discontinuation of the Miiverse on the Wii-U would make people want to buy the Nintendo Switch even more.
However, the issue that Nintendo currently has with Gamevice in relation to the Switch console would make people wonder if closing down certain online features for the Wii altogether is a good idea of not since there is a possibility that Nintendo will be banned from producing Switch consoles in retail stores in the future.
Even though, the Wii U was not as big in terms of sales in comparison to other Nintendo based consoles the recent situation regarding regarding the Nintendo Switch and Gamevice could lead to a potential return for this game system. What is interesting about the Wii U is that the console was discounted in late January prior to the release of the Nintendo Switch in early March of this year. While the Nintendo Switch has been doing great in terms of worldwide sales the cease and desist order from Gamevice could potentially ban the sales of the game system altogether.
While there have long term projects and plans for new video games such as Super Mario Odyssey, Sonic Mania, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and other titles going into 2018 many are questioning the future of the Switch console. However, if the Nintendo Switch becomes banned due to the issues with Gamevice then the value of could increase on places such as eBay and Amazon. Also, Nintendo would have the option of bring back the Wii-U for a cheaper price in comparison to what it was worth when it was first released back in late 2012. But if Nintendo is successful in resolving their dispute with Gamevice then the Switch console can possibly go one to be one of the best selling video game consoles of 2017-2018.
We all remember when Kirby’s Return to Dream Land for the Wii U since it was probably one of the coolest multiplayer platform titles of the early 10’s next to Super Mario 3D World. The game allowed players to enjoy some of their favorite characters such as Kirby, Waddle Dee and Meta Knight. This 2.5D platform title was one of the many games for the Wii U that was worth owning and it did pretty well in terms of sales.
Since its release in Fall 2011 the game has managed to sell over one million units worldwide and was probably one of the platform titles for the Wii U. Even though, a new Kirby game has recently been announced for the Nintendo Switch Return to Dream Land is definitely a title that deserves to be ported for that console sometime in the near future.