The Wii might not be shelved yet but, a new launch is on its way.
With the Wii games having a short release list, they obviously plan on launching their highly anticipated and questionable, next-generation system.
Nintendo is known for changing with the times whenever they release a new system, because it attracts an audience different from the 'generation' before it. With the Wii being family oriented and every console using motion controls, the Wii U will take today's hottest commodity and turn it into a unique interactive controller, a tablet. Also, Nintendo will start appealing to mature audiences with mature games being released at launch. THQ has announced Darksiders II for a launch in summer 2012 for Pc, XBox 360, PS3, and leaving the Wii U for 'launch'. Nintendo hasn't told us yet because they plan on showing the finalized hardware at E3, which starts right before summer. Come on, its not hard to put two and two together folks.
A lot of people are speculating on a fall release because much time is usually spent outdoors. But, look at XBox 360. It got a head start ahead of its competition a year and a half early, and in late spring. Why wouldn't Nintendo do the same?
Who knows how many Wii Games are left to come, sure. Don't count out Nintendo just yet, but from the looks of it the scarcity of Wii games prove that Nintendo is moving on. There are a few Nintendo releases to come, especially the highly requested Japanese RPGs. Only one WiiWare title but downloads always change. Take a look at upcoming 2012 releases for the system.
Nintendo Wii Software for 2012
NEWS SOURCES: Wii Games 2012 (via) NintendoLife and Darksiders 2 (via) VideoGamer
- Boom Street™ (Nintendo/Square Enix) — 6th January 2012 (Spain, Germany, Portugal, Italy - 23rd December 2011)
- The Last Story™ (Nintendo) — 24th February 2012
- Mario Party™ 9 (Nintendo) — March 2012
- PokéPark™ 2: Wonders Beyond (Nintendo) — March 2012
- Winter Sports 2012 (PQube) — Q1 2012
- We Sing Pop (Nordic Games Publishing AB) — Q1 2012
- We Sing 80's (Nordic Games Publishing AB) — Q2 2012
- La-Mulana [Download] (Nicalis) — Q1 2012
- Pandora’s Tower™ (Nintendo) — Q2 2012
- Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise™ (Nintendo) — 2012
Our thanks to 'baggybagg' for his thoughts on when the new 'Wii-U' console will launch!