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.