My de­sire

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It’s ex­cit­ing to hear that even for Nin­tendo, their new hy­brid con­sole is ex­ceed­ing ex­pec­ta­tions, so much so that they’ve even re­vised sales fore­cast tar­gets. The big­gest in­di­ca­tor to me of this un­fore­seen suc­cess is un­doubt­edly the drip-feed of soft­ware, as op­posed to the full-on wave of ex­pe­ri­ences to try out. I con­cede, the games are com­ing and E306 piqued my ex­cite­ment a lot for Arms. But c’mon, a few more would be nice.

To com­pen­sate, there has re­cently been a lot of out­cry for Nin­tendo to fill out some of the Switch’s re­lease sched­ule gaps by up­dat­ing and re­mas­ter­ing Wii U ti­tles that the vast ma­jor­ity of gamers didn’t have the chance to ex­pe­ri­ence last time. And while this is all well and good for those that chose to wait out the Wii U’s life cy­cle, I can’t help that feel that for those who didn’t, Nin­tendo is do­ing a ma­jor dis­ser­vice.

The likes of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Spla­toon 2 aren’t go­ing to do much to ap­pease the Wii U pur­chasers who were there when Nin­tendo needed them most, so if the sto­ried videogame com­pany is go­ing to do right by them, an al­ter­na­tive res­o­lu­tion should be found, right? The most sen­si­ble work­around could be for Nin­tendo to in­tro­duce some­thing like a Wii U Am­bas­sador Pro­gramme, echo­ing the way in which the com­pany re­warded early 3DS adopters who were left a lit­tle short-changed fol­low­ing a swift price hike for that sys­tem. What do you think, Edge? Aaron Pot­ter We’re as­sum­ing the an­nounce­ment of Pokken Tour­na­ment DX did noth­ing for you, then? While we take your point, there’s a host of ex­cel­lent Wii U games that never got the au­di­ence they de­served. There are few finer ways to pad out the sched­ule un­til the real big guns ar­rive.

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